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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Rainman15
Power steering pump is on its way out. My...

Power steering pump is on its way out. My replacement was less than $200 and my mechanic charged less than $200 to install it.

You should change the reservoir out too, as it contains the filter...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Rainman15
The skip feeling at 70-75, if you have an...

The skip feeling at 70-75, if you have an automatic transmission, is most likely your torque converter seals. I don't know what the long term effects would be if you continue to drive it once the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Rainman15
While digging through the engine area looking for...

While digging through the engine area looking for obvious leaks I found that the VANOS hose that connects to the front of the engine is wet with oil. So there is a leak involving that system but I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Rainman15
Short Video of Weird Noise

I can't take credit for the video because it isn't mine, but my 01 330CI developed the exact same noise a few days ago and I have no idea what to do. The power steering fluid is topped off and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Rainman15
Hope this isn't in the WIKI

Two questions:

1. I'm going to remove all my H/K factory stereo equipment in my 330CI and replace everything, single DIN head unit, two amps, mid tweets in doors, and a set of 12" in the truck. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Rainman15
Just 1 Inch

The original owner of my 01 330ci told me he ditched the rear 8.5 style 68's for a set of 7.5 front style 68's because the original rears were badly curbed and he wanted to be able to fully rotate...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By Rainman15
Would you mind posting a pic of the cowl and what...

Would you mind posting a pic of the cowl and what came with it, as well as the license plate holder? I am in need of both of those items and your thread has been quite helpful for me.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Rainman15
37 says electric fan. Wouldn't the climate...

37 says electric fan. Wouldn't the climate control fan be called a blower? I think that is fuses 28 and 50. ???
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Rainman15
The deal on that 325 didn't work out but I kept...

The deal on that 325 didn't work out but I kept searching until I found this 01 330CI last week. The top doesn't work and the fan motor is also inop but the price was adjusted to reflect those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Rainman15
My 01 330CI has the exact same issue. I was...

My 01 330CI has the exact same issue. I was going to do the FSR first and if that doesn't work then move on to the blower motor. At least if I do the FSR and it doesn't work it will be something...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Rainman15
Convertible Top Issue

I picked up yet another E46. This time I found a deal I just couldn't pass up. It's a 2001 330 convertible automatic black with tan interior and 110k miles. Bought it from an old man whose wife...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Rainman15
Back in the Fold

It has been about 11 years since owning my last 3 series. This morning I got a great deal on a REPO 325CI from a local auction. It isn't perfect. It has some cosmetic issues inside but hasn't been...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rainman15
I don't suppose anyone has a suggestion on how to...

I don't suppose anyone has a suggestion on how to get the brake light to reset. I've tried holding the trip reset and going through the menu options on the turn signal stalk after holding that trip...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rainman15
Thanks for the link but those are not the style...

Thanks for the link but those are not the style of brakes my 135 has. There are 2 retainer pins that tap out and the pads come out of the caliper from the top. I figured it out on my own. That's...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rainman15
My "New to me" 08 135!!

After a long search I finally stumbled across a great deal on a super clean black 08 135. When I brought it home it had an angel eye out and the corresponding error code on the dash. After changing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rainman15
My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper,...

My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper, fog light and inner fender on the right side was $916. I bought the M5 bumper with fogs for $400 shipped which was actually less than they were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rainman15
I second that. After much thought I'm gonna...

I second that. After much thought I'm gonna search for a 18 or 19" version of what I currently have. My stock wheels are in extremely poor condition due to bad tire installations and some curb...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rainman15
OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught...

OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught my bumper on, at her doctors office. F'd it up so bad the passenger fog light mounts all broke off and on the way home she lost the damn fog light. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rainman15
I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car...

I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car and at first I didn't like them so I swapped them out for the stock replacements. I broke them all to hell taking them out, but I agree with that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rainman15
New Bumper like everyone else has...

Well thanks to my wife getting my front bumper hung on a curb and ripping it off I now have a new M5 piece. Now if I could just find a set of M5 replica wheels???? Where the hell did all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,495
Posted By Rainman15
My car has airbags in the back doors. ...

My car has airbags in the back doors. Disconnecting the battery isn't just for saving the battery, its for saving my face and arms. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rainman15
Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go...

Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go look at it in person.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rainman15
He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would...

He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would probably be something I'd seriously consider. Like I said, mechanically it felt great and tight, and the interior was in good condition with no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rainman15
Went to check out a M5 in Queens yesterday

I made the drive over to Queens yesterday to look at a M5 that looked pretty good in the pictures, but wow was it rough in person. Mechanically it was ok, but it was racked up with miles 155K to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rainman15
Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago,...

Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago, but I had to post my experience with these parts.

First, someone on here said they recommended using blank rotors and avoiding the drilled or...
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