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#1 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 08:59 PM
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a couple of q's...the yellow oil can looking light above the speedo keeps coming on for like thirty seconds and then turns off. this seems strange because i just had the inspection 2 done a week and a half ago and all they said was that my thermostat housing is cracked and my bushings are torn. they said nothing about the oil or the oil light. i called them and they told me to check the level which i did and was ok. why would it be low....they just changed the oil 8 damn days ago! anyway, any insight would be appreciated.


also, i used to detail cars when i was sixteen and had the opportunity to drive a bunch of different bimmers. i distinctly remember the display saying welcome when i turned the car on. mine does not. it doesn't give me any kind words of greeting-just the countdown to my next oil change. its ok i guess but i'm just curious if all your e46's do the same.

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i'm also wondering about your opinions about the urethane powerflex bushings. good? bad? so-so? also if there were any noticeable differences after you swapped them.

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The light... I dunno

The Display... I know Five Series and up do that, i haven't seen a 3 series do that tho.

The Bushings.... a must, the stock ones lick nuts, and although I did buy Poly Urethane ones, the shop installed M3 ones... oh well those are better then the stock ones anyway

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how much do the m3 bushings go for?
and would torn bushings cause my car to pull gently to the right?

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The bushings I got were 125 installed. And no, i doubt it will fix your pulling problem. Many will sit here and tell you it will, but I still doubt it. I have had every damn part looked at front and back and my car still jerks to left, freaking irratates me to no end.

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The bushings I got were 125 installed. And no, i doubt it will fix your pulling problem. Many will sit here and tell you it will, but I still doubt it. I have had every damn part looked at front and back and my car still jerks to left, freaking irratates me to no end.

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There is an oil level sensor in the oil pan that can go bad, causing the light to come on. Changing it will require dumping the oil again.
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