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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By jimvideopro
My shop quoted me 2 hours labor. Rear shocks are...

My shop quoted me 2 hours labor. Rear shocks are NOT HARD. Give it a shot. I did it. Be sure you get new shock mounts, and the night before, spray PB Blaster on the lower shock bolts to make it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jimvideopro
Thank you, will report back when I figure this...

Thank you, will report back when I figure this out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jimvideopro
I'll try to quantify the problem little better....

I'll try to quantify the problem little better. Vibration felt through the steering wheel, seat, and floor of the car, most noticeable at 65 and up. The wheel is steady, not shimmying side to side...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jimvideopro
Replaced suspension and still rides poorly

I need to mine the wisdom of the forum. I replaced the suspension on my car, but it still rides poorly, and would appreciate recommendations of where to go next. Here is my situation:

- 2006 330...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By jimvideopro
325Ci 2002 - Best affordable brand for Lower Control Arms?

Glad you have a link to oembimmerparts, I've been very pleased with their price and service. And +1 on Meyle. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By jimvideopro
Your free, first step would be to disconnect the...

Your free, first step would be to disconnect the battery for several minutes and reset the Bluetooth. You might also try to pair a different phone and see if it works, to rule out an issue with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By jimvideopro
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By jimvideopro
Right now, Koni has a 20% off sale. Just this...

Right now, Koni has a 20% off sale. Just this afternoon bought a kit with Koni STR.T dampers and H&R springs from ECS Tuning. Don't forget all the stuff that goes along with it -- mounts, bump stops,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By jimvideopro
$160 for two lenses? Ouch. Try this for $13 first...

$160 for two lenses? Ouch. Try this for $13 first :...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By jimvideopro
I have had occasional problems with BT no longer...

I have had occasional problems with BT no longer connecting. Pulling the fuse or disconnecting the battery reset the system for.me and fixed the problem.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By jimvideopro
Check out the convertibles subforum on...

Check out the convertibles subforum on e46fanatics.com. Lots of information about vert problems. Not getting any light at all is strange though. Could the dash switch be bad, and not be making a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By jimvideopro
BMWs are less reliable because while the Germans...

BMWs are less reliable because while the Germans can build a great engine and are wizards at suspension tuning, everything else hung off the engine, charitably, sucks. The coolant expansion tank is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By jimvideopro
Go to modulemaster.com. I cant answer your...

Go to modulemaster.com. I cant answer your specific question but the site can either guide you or you can contact them. They repaired the ABS module on my previous car, a Passat and I was pleased. As...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By jimvideopro
Agree on the cooling system, not sure a radiator...

Agree on the cooling system, not sure a radiator is necessary.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By jimvideopro
If you have no idea of previous maintenance, the...

If you have no idea of previous maintenance, the first thing I would do is the cooling system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By jimvideopro
Replace some of the less expensive stuff first....

Replace some of the less expensive stuff first. Find a shop that will install parts you purchase elsewhere. I would start with new front control arms/bushings from Meyle purchased from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By jimvideopro
If the seats are only starting to crack, and not...

If the seats are only starting to crack, and not actually split, find a repair place to give you a quote. I just had the driver's seat in my wife's van repaired and I'm amazed at the result. Two...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By jimvideopro
Mirror tilt issues

I've poked around and can't find a thread that addresses my issue, so I'd appreciate any suggestions. Two things that I think are related:


When I put the car in reverse, the passenger mirror...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By jimvideopro
I did not buy a complete kit, but bought these...

I did not buy a complete kit, but bought these rotors:

https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Brake-Rotor-With-Corrosion-Coating-Meyle-p/34116855152-3-4-6-7my.htm

and these pads:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By jimvideopro
No you do not need to use OEM parts. I did a...

No you do not need to use OEM parts. I did a complete set of brakes and sensors for about $330 from oembimmerparts.com. There are lots of opinions about brakes. I used Meyle rotors and Akebono low...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By jimvideopro
Tirerack.com has a similar function

Tirerack.com has a similar function
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By jimvideopro
Good experience repairing an alloy wheel

I wanted to pass along the experience I had recently having an alloy wheel repaired by RimPro in Tewksbury, MA. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the company, and had never heard of them before...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By jimvideopro
I would. I replaced the control arms (with new...

I would. I replaced the control arms (with new bushings already installed) at about 95k, and the car steers much better. I used Meyle with replaceable ball joints (OEM are not) so in the future, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By jimvideopro
If you dont have records of when the coolant...

If you dont have records of when the coolant expansion tank was replaced, that is job 1. Anything more than 70k miles on the cooling system is a crap shoot and if it goes you only have a short time...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By jimvideopro
Hmm interesting. My spare key is dead and I...

Hmm interesting. My spare key is dead and I attempted to recharge it on 600 mile trip over two days but no luck. Wonder if this would work.
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