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#2347 of 5378 Re: Extra oil changes... [gordonwd]
Sep 28, 2005 (6:43 am)
I'm getting spoiled by my new(er) Chrysler products as well. I'd love to justify a new car based upon the fact that the old 1998 3.8 GC will hit 100,000 in early November, however, I just checked the oil at the 4,200 mile mark since the last change (still using Mobil-1), and wouldn't you know it, the damn thing only used a half of a quart. At this rate, it seems that it could easily last another couple of hundred thousand miles. FWIW, I've used Mobil 1 5W-30 (or there abouts) since it was new, and changed the oil every 7,500-10,000 miles depending upon how much highway driving it had done on that crank case full (the greater the highway miles, the longer the OCI).
Of course having said that, I feel that the modern crop of BMW engines are easily as well engineered (if not significantly more so), and as such, my bet is that using the OBC's OCI recommendation will easily allow these engines to see life well north of a quarter of a million miles before requiring a rebuild.
#2348 of 5378 Engine shutdown after refueling problem
Sep 29, 2005 (1:47 pm)
I have been having this problem for about the past 6 weeks, which cannot be diagnozed: Every time I refuel, I start the engine up again, drive about 5 feet and then the engine shuts down and I lose all power. The emissions instrumentation light has been on since this problem started. Any thoughts?
#2349 of 5378 Re: E46 clutch [silvernubira]
Oct 03, 2005 (9:46 am)
I HAVE A 1999 318 AND HAVE A SORT OF WOBBLING NOISE COMMING FROM I THINK THE FRONT ,I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE CENTRE PROP BEARING SO I CHANGED IT AND THE NOISE IS STILL THERE CAN BE HEARD MORE WHEN ACCELATING SLOWLY IN SECOND AND TRIRD GEARS THERE IS NO PLAY OR NOISE FRONT FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WHEN YOU SPIN THE WHEELS CAN ANYBODY HELP, MANY THANKS ADAM
#2350 of 5378 Re: 2006 330i mileage [timny]
Oct 04, 2005 (10:50 am)
"Alright. I'm sold. Since I am near 1000 miles anyway, time to ramp up the accelerator (mind you, in the NY/CT territory, the speed limit's a wee lower than the Autobahn. The car definiitely wants to move ... !"
Mileage on my old 330i continued to improve well into 20k miles. Best mileage I got was San Francisco to Santa Barbara (~300 miles). I got 28 mpg with ave speed of 75+ mph (couple stop lights slowed me down).
#2351 of 5378 Warning light
Oct 05, 2005 (2:58 am)
Hello everyone: I am new to this board and would like some help. I am look at a 1998 318, Could someone tell me what the red warning light indicates on the dash, It is a round symbol and is just displayed to the right of the steering wheel. The owner claims that it is a brake warning light. Could this be correct?
#2352 of 5378 Re: Starter Issues [eman6628]
Oct 05, 2005 (5:14 am)
I have the same problems, I heard a clicking sound sometimes and others it would trun over and not start. My mechanic said it is the electrical vehicle immoblizer since the started looked ok. Someone else said maybe the clutch. I have a 2002 325i with 53,500 miles most highway. How do you do process of elimination without fixing everything for no reason??
#2353 of 5378 Re: Anything to Look Out For?? [dag]
Oct 05, 2005 (5:21 am)
Hello, mine has 53,500 and I am recently having starter/clutch/electrical vehicle immoblizer problems. I have taken it to two people and gotten two answers. The starter was about $200 and the EVI is $290 but it is still in the shop so maybe I will know more this weekend. I have had the left speaker replaced and new brakes on the front and back. A lot of people have had starting problems especially in the mornings. I live in Northern Texas and the delearship said it is the gas to use a lesser octane and it has actually worked. My friend has a 2004 and they told her it was the fuel regulator. I have also gotten new tires (Yokohamia) awhile ago (about $700 for 4 including warranty and road side asst).
#2354 of 5378 steves4
Oct 05, 2005 (7:59 pm)
If the warning light symbol looks something like this: (O) , it indicates that the brake pads on one or both axles need replacement. There is also an outside possibility that there is a fault in the pad wear sensor or harness, which would also trigger the light. If the 318i has over 70K but less than 100K miles I'd bet that the car needs front pads.
#2355 of 5378 Re: Extra oil changes... [shipo]
Oct 06, 2005 (10:04 am)
Your info is very educational. Thank you, Shipo.
Best regards, Lehrer 1
#2356 of 5378 Decoffeenated engine for 06 325i
Oct 06, 2005 (10:18 am)
Does anybody know what are our Bavarian friends did to "decoffeenate" 06 330i engine for 06 325i. The torque and HP must be better.