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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By 1972ford
Anywhere with salt on the roads, rust will...

Anywhere with salt on the roads, rust will probably kill the car before 500k. Without that, I think it's achievable. As you said, you'd have to be prepared to replace and/or rebuild parts as needed....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By 1972ford
Sounds great, make an offer. 200k + is perfectly...

Sounds great, make an offer. 200k + is perfectly reasonable when maintenance is done right, as it sounds like it has been with this car. Most members here are well over 100k at this point, and plenty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 596
Posted By 1972ford
So the only interesting one I have at home right...

So the only interesting one I have at home right now (my other interesting ones are elsewhere) is this one: (kershaw for scale)
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By 1972ford
It doesn't sound like it would be easy to sell,...

It doesn't sound like it would be easy to sell, either. The more you know about its defects, the more liability you have toward a buyer.

I sold my car yesterday and gave the guy a complete service...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,788
Views: 945,765
Posted By 1972ford
Hahaha can you say rub? You should have posted...

Hahaha can you say rub? You should have posted that without saying anything and just watched the fireworks.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,788
Views: 945,765
Posted By 1972ford
Got to go for a drive on Friday with the "new"...

Got to go for a drive on Friday with the "new" car. It was about 70 degrees, so I had the windows down, and took a ride through the mountains. There was NO traffic so I could go basically as fast as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 596
Posted By 1972ford
That's cool about the ZT division, I didn't know...

That's cool about the ZT division, I didn't know about that! My usual knife is the Leek. It's been discontinued but I bought a couple on ebay, I like it that much. I had a bigger one that I think was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 542
Posted By 1972ford
Short shift kit! My new e46 doesn't have it and I...

Short shift kit! My new e46 doesn't have it and I sorely miss it already.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 596
Posted By 1972ford
Bob you apparently really know your knives. I've...

Bob you apparently really know your knives. I've got a couple that I'll have to dig up and post pictures, see what you think. Meanwhile I carry a little Kershaw pocket knife, nothing too interesting....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Posted By 1972ford
Right, or call with your VIN because many people...

Right, or call with your VIN because many people do not live anywhere near a dealer. And if you have a title to your car, you'll get a letter. My father still gets letters from Ford for his 1997 F250.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Posted By 1972ford
I'm not much closer to a dealer than you; it...

I'm not much closer to a dealer than you; it would be a precious half-day off work to get it done, and that's if they are able to do it while I wait as you said.

On a side note, did anyone else...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By 1972ford
I know some people have lowered xi's without any...

I know some people have lowered xi's without any real trouble, although not much. I would think it would shorten the (already relatively short) life of the front axles. I read the title and was going...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By 1972ford
From what I understand about that job, that seems...

From what I understand about that job, that seems like a fair price for parts and labor total.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By 1972ford
That's a pretty thorough answer, and all kind of...

That's a pretty thorough answer, and all kind of 'little stuff' but I could totally see how it could add up. However, it makes me feel good about having just purchased an 11 year old car to replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By 1972ford
I would sit in the car and try the initialization...

I would sit in the car and try the initialization procedure a few more times. The last time I replaced the battery in my key, I followed the procedure like the one in the link above and it didn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By 1972ford
Same here - I got so used to it, now it seems way...

Same here - I got so used to it, now it seems way too long of a throw. I'll start with a shorter shift knob, a friend with a lathe can make me one (or I can use the lathe), so that's at least...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks! I like it partly because it's just like...

Thanks! I like it partly because it's just like my current/old car, which I love. Definitely miss the SSK. If I could get under both cars by Sunday I'd love to switch it over, but I don't think...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By 1972ford
I've heard great things about the 335is (E92)....

I've heard great things about the 335is (E92). But I'm also the type who enjoys driving anything with an engine and wheels. I have fun tooling around in my truck even though, compared to the BMW, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By 1972ford
I believe the sensors are different pre- vs....

I believe the sensors are different pre- vs. post- cat, however they are not different between banks 1 and 2. So the pre-cat sensors are interchangeable with each other. And same with post-cat. But...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By 1972ford
Update: ...

Update:
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 781
Posted By 1972ford
I'm "only" at 202k right now, there is a user on...

I'm "only" at 202k right now, there is a user on here 'czarmar' with I think 286k? That was a few months ago now though... I'd love to see an odometer with 300k on an E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By 1972ford
In the snow with my snow tires and AWD I can...

In the snow with my snow tires and AWD I can literally run circles around most cars on the road. But that would be irresponsible...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,179
Posted By 1972ford
Glad to hear it's done and (mostly) going well! ...

Glad to hear it's done and (mostly) going well!

What I would give for a garage with a lift... my wife's uncle has one, but it's in Mass, two hours away.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By 1972ford
I agree that a driving clinic is the best way to...

I agree that a driving clinic is the best way to "improve the performance of your car the right way" aside from generally keeping it up and some relatively simple things like suspension.

It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By 1972ford
I don't do enough work at home to warrant buying...

I don't do enough work at home to warrant buying a big compressor, and thus my impact is electric, but 120V - not cordless. Having used many pneumatic impact guns, I have to say the electric takes a...
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