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Forum: Driving Tales   08-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By beefrank
I traveled PCH going north and south in my '76...

I traveled PCH going north and south in my '76 2002 back in the 80's and 90's from SFO to Orange County a few times.
As a Bay Area native, I learned to drive the family station wagon on Hwy 1 up Mt....
Forum: 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)   06-03-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By beefrank
X3 Catalytic Converter

Great news. How much did the repair cost?
Forum: 3-Series (E46, E90)   02-06-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By beefrank
Did you try using a hair dryer around the...

Did you try using a hair dryer around the electronic parts or check your battery? Check the battery using the voltmeter. Try jumping the car using a fully charged battery or another idling car....
Forum: 3-Series (E36)   01-10-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By beefrank
Check with Bavarian Autosport...

Check with Bavarian Autosport (https://www.bavauto.com/customer/account/login/referer/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmF2YXV0by5jb20vd2lzaGxpc3QvaW5kZXgvaW5kZXgvd2lzaGxpc3RfaWQvNTcyMi8,/). They have been my...
Forum: X Series   01-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By beefrank
X3 not driving straight.

Is the car pulling to one side? The problem can be with the front struts, coil springs or bushings and not the alignment. A spring may be broken. I would not tolerate these symptoms. Three years...
Forum: New Members Check In   12-21-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By beefrank
Check the X Series forum and search for specific...

Check the X Series forum and search for specific DIY topic. There is plenty of info.
Forum: 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)   12-21-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By beefrank
If you know the wiper brand, you can get new...

If you know the wiper brand, you can get new inserts. Otherwise, buy replacement blades. I prefer PIAA, but Bosch, Rain-X, and ANCO brands are popular where inserts are replaceable. I usually...
Forum: 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)   12-20-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By beefrank
You're welcome. Appears that you and your...

You're welcome. Appears that you and your mechanic have a good strategy. The Cat swap is righteous. You'll get that CA registration. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Forum: 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)   12-20-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By beefrank
I know of no adjustments like my '76 2002 with...

I know of no adjustments like my '76 2002 with Weber carb. What is the status of your plugs? Valve cover gasket? O2 sensors? I read that the Cat is the last resort to replace. If so, have you...
Forum: X Series   12-19-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By beefrank
Reference my DIY post for VCG change in...

Reference my DIY post for VCG change in Bimmerfest (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9620192&postcount=71).
Forum: X Series   12-19-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,595
Posted By beefrank
Ignition coil? When my engine was running...

Ignition coil?

When my engine was running rough with less power, my #1 (https://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ignition coil was failing with the code P0301. I...
Forum: X Series   12-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By beefrank
Determine year of model and leather vs. leatherette

In the United States, for regulation purposes (such as VIN numbering and EPA emissions certification), government authorities allow cars of a given model year to be sold starting on January 1 of the...
Forum: X Series   10-31-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By beefrank
VCG, ignition coils and plugs Replacement DIY ...

VCG, ignition coils and plugs Replacement DIY

You can reference my ignition coil change DIY on Bimmerfest (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9620192&postcount=71).
Forum: X Series   10-31-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By beefrank
Ignition coil? What is the readout from your...

Ignition coil?

What is the readout from your auto diagnostic scan? Autozone will retrieve the code for free with their diagnostic meter. BTW, the diag plug is usually located next to the hood...
Forum: 3-Series (E46, E90)   07-30-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,823
Posted By beefrank
Thanks for the reply. I found a step-by-step...

Thanks for the reply. I found a step-by-step illustration from the E46Fanatics forum and was able to replace the turn signal stem in 30 minutes. Very easy as long as you have the proper tools...
Forum: 3-Series (E46, E90)   08-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,753
Posted By beefrank
Temperature sensor panels

Does anyone know where I can get the replacement sensor panels for the driver side? With the lower clearance, I cracked the panel a couple of winters ago and it finally broke while I entered the...
Forum: 3-Series (E46, E90)   08-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,823
Posted By beefrank
Turn signal switch replacement

The turn signal switch needs replacement on my 99 323i. The right turn signals are continuously on until I either activate the left signals or the hazard switch. I have encountered similar problems...
Forum: New Members Check In   08-21-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By beefrank
BMWAddict

I am a newbie to the site but have owned BMWs since 1976. I still have my first car, a 76-2002, and a 99-323i 4-dr. The 2002 has over 300,000 with two engines, three transmissions and three paint...
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