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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
Apr 29, 2007 (7:03 am)
I tried to have installed an isimiple ipod interface for my '02 325xi this weekend but it will only work when I have started the car and then connect the interface (loaded in the trunk). Not practical, I know. I remember that you said yours has been working for a couple of years. did you get yours through BMW? My BMW dealer has one for sale (more expensive) and they want an arm and a leg to install it ($170) so my question is: Is it possible that the interface I bought (Best Buy's isimple, specifically for BMWs from 1998 to 2005) just isn't communicating with the radio every time I start the car? I'm just about ready to bail and pay twice as much for the BMW one.
#29779 of 30250 Re: Flashing oil light at idle [tnguyen74]
Apr 29, 2007 (4:51 pm)
Over the years I've seen MANY cars that had the oil pressure light flash or stay on while at idle, and so far at least, it has NEVER been the oil pump. Said another way, 9 times out of 10 the lower end of the engine has been the problem, and the other ten percent of the times it has been below standard oil.
Given that you have no idea what junk the previous owner put in your car, I'd get that stuff out of there pronto. Your three choices for oil that is certified for your car here in North America are as follows:
BMW Synthetic - 5W-30
Castrol Syntec - 0W-30
Mobil 1 0W-40
You MUST make absolutely sure that you are using one of those oils or you will run the risk of very expensive engine damage.
If you are still dealing with the light coming on after changing your oil, then I'd say the odds on bet is that you have worn engine bearings.
#29780 of 30250 Re: div2 [butmywife1]
Apr 30, 2007 (10:39 am)
I don't have any idrive setup in my BMW, nor did I in my 2002 325xi. I had XM installed to work with the factory head unit.
My current BMW has Sirius, and I haven't bothered to do any kind of iPod retrofit to work with the iDrive setup.
#29781 of 30250 REMOVING EMBLEMS
Apr 30, 2007 (6:09 pm)
just wondering if anyone has any easy and safe way of removing emblems. I would like to remove my 325i emblem w/o scratching it or leaving marks .
#29782 of 30250 Re: REMOVING EMBLEMS [503bmw]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 30, 2007 (6:43 pm)
I've always heard dental floss is the preferred method.. Then some sort of paint-safe goop remover to get the adhesive off..
#29783 of 30250 Re: REMOVING EMBLEMS [503bmw]
May 01, 2007 (11:45 am)
If they're glued on, use a hair dryer to soften the glue, then they should just pull off (maybe the dental floss mentioned above will make that part easier). In the past, I've used wd-40 to remove the residue but there are products made specifically for the task.
If you use the hair dryer, have patience, you'll know when the glue is soft enough.
#29784 of 30250 Re: REMOVING EMBLEMS [kominsky]
May 02, 2007 (5:53 pm)
SO WD40 SAFE ON PAINT ?
#29785 of 30250 SEPTRONIC MODE
May 02, 2007 (5:50 pm)
I have a 2001 325i automatic and just wondering in septronic mode, could it still harm,or damage your engine if you accidentally miss- shift?
i read in my manual book that if you miss-shift, that it will automatically shift for you.
#29786 of 30250 Re: REMOVING EMBLEMS [503bmw]
May 03, 2007 (4:35 am)
Sounds like you are talking about removing an emblem that's been on the car 6+ years. You'll probably find that the paint has faded sufficiently around the emblem that you'll still have it in the form of a dfferent shade of paint. You may want to rethink this.
#29787 of 30250 Re: SEPTRONIC MODE [503bmw]
May 03, 2007 (9:45 am)
In manual mode the steptronic automatic will upshift before the engine hits the redline. Likewise, the transmission will not allow a manual downshift until it is safe to do so-that is, a driver cannot cause a manual over-rev.