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#29882 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [fedlawman]
Jan 10, 2008 (10:24 am)
Thanks. I have the same problem and was too lazy to post a question or do a search.
If I may cross-post another question (I tried BMW maintenance with no luck): I'm about to do a brake fluid flush. The last time I did it, I found that I didn't have the right size wrench for the bleed valve. I used a box wrench, but it was a pain. I'd like to buy a new wrench in advance, but can't get to the valve to size it up. Does anyone know the size? It's a 2002 E46 330i.
#29883 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [hgeyer]
Jan 10, 2008 (11:24 am)
I've found articles that say 7mm and some that say 9mm. My E30 and my Volvo (both Ate calipers) use 7mm.
#29884 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [fedlawman]
Jan 10, 2008 (12:46 pm)
wow!!!! i owe u bigtime!!! thanx man!!!
#29885 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [fedlawman]
Jan 10, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Thanks. The Bently manual has torc specs for 7mm, 9mm and 11mm. Oh well.
I just ordered a speaker cover from BavAuto for $9.55. They need 2 weeks to order it, but the price isn't bad.
#29886 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [hoodoomusic]
Jan 10, 2008 (7:29 pm)
You're welcome, although I don't deserve all the thanks. If you own an out-of-warranty BMW, you need to know about RealOEM.com...
#29887 of 30250 Re: Speaker Covers [hgeyer]
Jan 10, 2008 (7:48 pm)
Sorry I couldn't come closer for you. I've never owned or worked on an E46 so I just don't know which size wrench you need for sure.
Whenever I'm in your shoes and don't know exactly what I need (like when working on my V70, which has no Bentley manual), I just go to my local Harbor Freight Tools and buy a whole set. You can buy an entire set of metric wrenches (made in China, no doubt) for $7.
Here's a good one - Bavarian Autosport sells a 17mm hex driver socket (for your transmission drain plug) for $25. Sears has them for about $20. I bought a set of 9 metric hex drive sockets for $13...
And no, I don't work for Harbor Freight Tools - I'm just a novice shadetree mechanic that appreciates cheap tools.
#29888 of 30250 Advice, please, on 2002 325i
Jan 27, 2008 (6:02 pm)
After nearly six years of great performance my car will turn over but won't start....minutes after starting and running fine. Any ideas of simple ways I can drive the car to a garage rather than have them tow it? Also, can anyone recommend an indpt BMW shop in the the Tempe, AZ, area?
Thanks and best w ishes,
#29889 of 30250 2002 330CI....WIND/WHISTLING NOISE
Feb 11, 2008 (10:35 pm)
Anybody have a clue about this??
I wrote a while ago about an icessant and annoying whistling type sound emanating from what sounds like the top of my driver side door/window when driving above 50 mph or in windy conditions....
Last Monday I took car to bmw dealer and they kept car for about 24 hrs checking out the problem...they replaced the door seals along the frame of both the driver/passenger side doors....i paid nothing!!! MUCH appreciated!!
Today however, the sound is back!!!
ANY ADVICE?? Anybody else with an E46 coupe recognize this problem/issue??
#29890 of 30250 Re: 2002 330CI....WIND/WHISTLING NOISE [breakneckz]
Feb 13, 2008 (3:05 pm)
When you close the door, is the window sealing? Going back up that 1/4" (or whatever it is) that it drops when the door is opened?
I have a rattle in my passenger side window that can be "cured" by dropping the window just a smidge. It works fine for the bumpy country roads around my house but when I get on the highway, I have to put the window all way back up or it whistles like crazy.
Apr 06, 2008 (6:43 pm)
So every Sunday AM during breakfast I scour the local newspaper's "Wheels" section to check out what cars are being offered in the screamer ads and the classifieds. There's a section entitled "deals on wheels" escpecially for cars $5000 & under. I see most of the same cars sit there for weeks at a time, but BMWs seem to be gone by the next week. So this morning I see an ad for a 1990 BMW 325i, red, $695. Maybe it is a misprint, maybe the car has 4 million miles, there's got to be a catch. So I ripped the guy's ad out and put it in my wallet. I figured I would give the guy a call and go and take a look this afternoon while my 18 month old son takes a nap (we went to the Circus today, So I knew he'd be out for a while).
I call the guy up. I ask him what the deal is with the $695 car. He says he bought it for his grandson last year, but when the kid got his license his Dad bought him a new car so he never gave the car to his grandson. He tells me the car has an Automatic and 84,000 miles. I figured even if it was a slushbox, for that price I could have a manual tranny swapped in and still have awesome car.
So I drove to check the car out. It wasn't that bad for a $695 car, but it definitely showed more than its 84,000 miles. From 5 feet away, the car looked nice. Red with Black interior. The paint shined. Upon closer inspection, the passenger door was dented and there were scratches and cracks all over the body. But hey it was a $695 car. The Roundels were faded & cracked on the hood and the trunk. The "bottle cap" wheels were in bad shape. The front 2 looked like they were rusted. He started the car up and it fired up right away. The seats were in great shape.
The engine idled very rough. The glove box was broken. The heat and AC didn't work (compressor or fans), nor did the power windows.
I thanked the guy for his time and drove off without even asking to drive the car. It is a cheap car, but seems like I'd have to pour a decent chunk of change to get it back to its old self.