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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-12-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnnyV
I know it's been a while, but in the case that...

I know it's been a while, but in the case that this may help someone else, here's the conclusion to same issue discussed in this thread on my vehicle (2001 330i).

My issue was a bouncing/unstable...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnnyV
Nope, nothing yet. I'll let you know.

Nope, nothing yet. I'll let you know.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnnyV
Dolph1354, I too have that problem. I have a...

Dolph1354, I too have that problem. I have a 2001 330i 5-spd manual, production date 07/2000. My symptoms are just like yours. It's generally only when the car is warmed up, and I have the AC on....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-19-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 125,689
Posted By JohnnyV
Just in case this may help someone else. One...

Just in case this may help someone else. One night on a long drive, low fuel, felt something happen, enginer started sounding odd, losing power. Car would run, but had difficulty starting (long...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,209
Posted By JohnnyV
Yeah, that's the feedback I received, Bilstein HD...

Yeah, that's the feedback I received, Bilstein HD for my stock Sport suspension. I replaced the rear shocks sooner as I had to replace the shock mounts, which went quite bad. I have the new...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,209
Posted By JohnnyV
Yes, it may just come to just going for it. ...

Yes, it may just come to just going for it. Thanks for the reply!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-04-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,209
Posted By JohnnyV
Bilstein HD Shock Bounce? Install Struts?

I installed new rear shock mounts and Bilstein HD rear shocks on my 2001 330I w/ sport package. I've also purchased Bilstein HD struts, but have held off installing them after I experienced the ride...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 702,757
Posted By JohnnyV
This is a great post, very helpful. I just...

This is a great post, very helpful. I just completed my passenger side, front. A few observations;

- Use a utility knife to cut the black butyl tape as you s-l-o-w-l-y pull.
- Only loosen the 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By JohnnyV
Thanks for the tip Ted13B. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the tip Ted13B. I appreciate it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By JohnnyV
silvermachina, thanks for the info! Do you, or...

silvermachina, thanks for the info! Do you, or does anyone, know the difference between non-CAPA certified and CAPA certified? I saw a similar thing on ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By JohnnyV
Question Best Place To Buy OEM 330i Hood

Need to pick up an OEM Hood for my 2001 330i due to my accident. Any ideas where to buy. I'm a BMW CCA member, would it make sense $$ to go to a local dealer in MA? I'd prefer to buy and install...
Forum: Exterior 05-02-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By JohnnyV
I have a 2001 330i that's orient blue. I'm not...

I have a 2001 330i that's orient blue. I'm not sure if that means pre or post "facelift". Let me know. I'd be interested if it's a match.
Forum: Exterior 05-02-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By JohnnyV
Is your hood still available? Not sure what...

Is your hood still available? Not sure what "Face Lifted Sedan" means. I'm assuming having to do with year. My need is an OEM hood for my 2001 330i. Is that pre or post facelift?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By JohnnyV
Thanks for the tip! Was thinking of getting...

Thanks for the tip!

Was thinking of getting new hood & bumper on my own and then having shop paint it.

Any tips on a good place to purchase new hood & bumper cover?
Forum: Exterior 05-01-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By JohnnyV
Looking for : 2001 330i OEM Hood, bumper, grill

Looking to buy for my 2001 330i orient blue;

- OEM hood
- OEM bumper cover (round fog lights)
- OEM grills

I'm in the Boston, MA area.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By JohnnyV
Fender Bender - Need Some Guidance in Boston, MA

Had a fender bender in my 2001 330i yesterday on the way home. :cry:

My front bumper cover is damaged (and maybe piece underneath), there is a crease in the metal hood section right by the grills...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Well, you were right Commander FAT! I swapped...

Well, you were right Commander FAT! I swapped the lines this morning and it fired right up, a little rough at first, but soon after was purring like a kitten.

One thing I discovered was that the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Commander Fat, I can honestly say I'm not sure. ...

Commander Fat, I can honestly say I'm not sure. There are two similarly sized, unmarked lines into the back of the fuel filter. I don't think I crossed them, but I could have. I looked at them...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
I used the fuel filter Mahle KL#149 (with...

I used the fuel filter Mahle KL#149 (with pressure regulator).

I don't think the 5 gal will help. The guage is between 1/8 & 1/4, so like 3/8.

Yeah, short of getting the clamps off (2001 330i,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Ok, back to my problem. Car won't start.... ...

Ok, back to my problem. Car won't start....

I'm almost giving up. I even tried jacking up the rear end and letting it sit with key in position #2 b/c I am desparate.

Anybody have ideas? ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Still no luck. I left it sit with key in...

Still no luck. I left it sit with key in position #2 and not even a glimmer of a start. No chugging, sputtering, nothing. Just turning over, and over.....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Reviewed the fuel filter installation. Looks...

Reviewed the fuel filter installation. Looks good. No kinked lines, nothing odd looking.

I removed the ramps, now all 4 wheels sit on the garage floor.

I have the key in position #2, I can...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
Thank you. I really appreciate all the ideas. I...

Thank you. I really appreciate all the ideas. I will use all of them until I get it started.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-01-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
That's kind of what I thought "good thing we...

That's kind of what I thought "good thing we never drive up hill".

I put it in position #2 3 times before I tried to start it. I don't recall how long, but didn't just turn it to #2, then back...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-31-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By JohnnyV
"Plenty"? I have about 1/8 of a tank, no yellow...

"Plenty"? I have about 1/8 of a tank, no yellow light or anything. The car
is up on ramps. Maybe I have to jack it up, take out the ramps, set it down on the floor, then try it? Seems odd for a...
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