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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By davecpa
Same here. I bought my 330 vert new in 2005. The...

Same here. I bought my 330 vert new in 2005. The actual build date was Oct 2004. That makes the car officially 10 years old. I've looked for other cars and cannot find anything I like better. As...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,728
Posted By davecpa
Happen to go to the Paris auto show today to see...

Happen to go to the Paris auto show today to see the 2 series vert in person. I know, tough life to be in Paris! Back to the car. I have a 2005 330 vert which I still love. The 2 series vert in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By davecpa
I just did all four wheels with Zimmerman coated...

I just did all four wheels with Zimmerman coated rotors and Akebono Euro pads. All four with pad, rotors and sensors was about $425 from oembimmerparts. Couldn't be happier. Did the whole job myself...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,277
Posted By davecpa
I'm not seeing a sat radio option yet. Is that...

I'm not seeing a sat radio option yet. Is that true? I'm afraid I must have that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By davecpa
That's the greatness of forums like this. You got...

That's the greatness of forums like this. You got accurate information to make the best choice for you. Enjoy your BMW!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By davecpa
I just did all 4 with Akebono Euro pads and...

I just did all 4 with Akebono Euro pads and Zimmermann coated disks. Got the parts from oembimmerparts for about $420.00. Took me about an hour and a half for first wheel as I am no real mechanic....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By davecpa
I just did a full brake job myself. 2005 330...

I just did a full brake job myself. 2005 330 vert. I bought parts from oembimmerparts. I did all four which I suggest. I only have 63,000 miles on the car but the rear pads were almost gone. Fronts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By davecpa
I just received an iOBD2 wi-fi for iPhone IPad...

I just received an iOBD2 wi-fi for iPhone IPad and downloaded the iOBD2 app. Got the wi-fi from Amazon in 2 days for $65.00 and the app is a free download. Works great and reads all the codes. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By davecpa
I have the same situation with a 2005 330CIC. I...

I have the same situation with a 2005 330CIC. I have been hearing an occasional groan on first start up. I just ordered a new fuel pump from oembimmerparts for $145.00. There is a great video on...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 06-03-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By davecpa
Never mind

Never mind
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By davecpa
Looks like a satellite radio antenna or a gps...

Looks like a satellite radio antenna or a gps receiver. Not stock on the car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By davecpa
It was just my view that sitting in the 228 it...

It was just my view that sitting in the 228 it felt very my like my E46 as opposed to any other recent BMW. The 3 (and now 4) series had just grown and grown in size. The 228 is much more the size...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By davecpa
New 228I

I just sat in a new 228I on the dealer's lot in Santa Rosa, CA. Guess what. It's a new E46. Same size and same feel. Didn't bother driving it. I think I'll just keep my 2005 330CIC.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,523
Posted By davecpa
I just checked the specifications and the 2...

I just checked the specifications and the 2 serries coupe seems to really be an updated E46! Same size and about the same weight. Nice replacement for the E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,761
Posted By davecpa
Sorry, no good to me without sat radio. Regular...

Sorry, no good to me without sat radio. Regular oem unit has sat converted from cd changer wiring in trunk. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,761
Posted By davecpa
I need Sat radio. I currently run a biz safe...

I need Sat radio. I currently run a biz safe converter in the trunk for Sat radio. 2005 330 CI convert. Can I pick up sat radio with this unit?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By davecpa
As jimvedoepro says this is really one of my...

As jimvedoepro says this is really one of my favorite all time cars. I smile every time I drive it and it's 8 years old! My guess is that I will keep it another 8 years. These forums always seem...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By davecpa
Smile Lock the car and the glove box locks. Unlock the...

Lock the car and the glove box locks. Unlock the car and it's unlocked. Congrats on the beautiful vert. I have a 2005 with 60,000 miles and it is still good as new. 8 years and total maintenance cost...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By davecpa
I have a 2005 330 vert bought new. First thing I...

I have a 2005 330 vert bought new. First thing I did was to add an oem strut bar to settle down the front cowl a little. I noticed what felt like slightly quicker turn in, but as stated above maybe I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By davecpa
Tire rotation question

I have a 2005 330CIC sport with staggered setup. Front tires (contis) are getting noisey after 20,000 miles with plenty of tread life. BMW says not to rotate. Contential says its ok to rotate side to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By davecpa
I believe there's nothing wrong with anything...

I believe there's nothing wrong with anything electronic. The window are designed to reverse and go back down when they feel resistance. It's a safety feature. You can stop the window with your hand...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By davecpa
I had that problem with my 2005 330CIC when I...

I had that problem with my 2005 330CIC when I changed a battery. Keep doing that proceedure over and over again. Took me about ten tries and bingo, it worked. I had even taken it to a BMW dealer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,110
Posted By davecpa
Will this unit work with Sat radio? How about...

Will this unit work with Sat radio? How about the A\c Conversion panel?
I have a 2005 330 CI without nav.
Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,558
Posted By davecpa
That's why we all love our E46's. Oh, wait, this...

That's why we all love our E46's. Oh, wait, this is the E46 Forum, isn't it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,558
Posted By davecpa
Not much longer now and you won't be able to find...

Not much longer now and you won't be able to find a manual anywhere. The newest sport autos can shift faster and better than you can, although not as much fun!
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