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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By charlesberry
if you coat both the male and female connections...

if you coat both the male and female connections with silicone paste, it will slide together and snap right in place. No twisting or anything involved. Just push the connections together.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By charlesberry
You can put a bag over the alternator and rinse...

You can put a bag over the alternator and rinse the engine bay. I detail my engine bay in the warmer weather so I've done this. Antifreeze - I personally use the blue stuff from BMW but that's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By charlesberry
Very Sharp!! Love the updated look with those...

Very Sharp!! Love the updated look with those wheels. About the window, I would lube the channels with silicone spray and see what that does.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By charlesberry
I put them on an 330 XI and they're pretty good.

I put them on an 330 XI and they're pretty good.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By charlesberry
I'm stealing your line. Well said!! :thumbup:

I'm stealing your line. Well said!! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By charlesberry
911?

911?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By charlesberry
I usually spray plastic connnections for the...

I usually spray plastic connnections for the cooling system with Silicone and they snap right together.
Forum: Automotive / Photography 01-31-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By charlesberry
Very nice!!

Very nice!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By charlesberry
I've done that only it wasn't an oil cap, it was...

I've done that only it wasn't an oil cap, it was a big wrench and I ended up taking the fan and the fan housing out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By charlesberry
The Xi has specific struts. The front sits...

The Xi has specific struts. The front sits higher for the articulation of the front axles. I went with Koni shocks, which are pretty good, but I don't believe it's any better than stock. Be sure...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By charlesberry
Good advice here. If you're ok with doing...

Good advice here. If you're ok with doing maintenance and repairs youself, these are great cars. Parts are easy to get, there's a lot of DIY articles to follow, a lot of good advice here on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By charlesberry
I replaced my fuel pump, disconnected the line,...

I replaced my fuel pump, disconnected the line, gas came out, I wasn't prepared. I pulled out my cell and called the wife who was in the kitchen, and asked her to bring me a roll of paper towels. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By charlesberry
Your X5 is basically the same mechanically...

Your X5 is basically the same mechanically speaking as an E46 330xi made from 1999 to 2005. A DIY for one is the same for the other. I've done the pump and it's not hard at at all.

I just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.bavsound.com Engineered speaker...

http://www.bavsound.com

Engineered speaker upgrade/replacements for BMW's.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=C...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ExtremeContact+DWS

I use these all year around and I've been out in heavy snow and icy conditions and I really like them.
I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By charlesberry
Had the exact same issue on a 2005 330 with AL...

Had the exact same issue on a 2005 330 with AL headlights. The bulbs get old and need replacing. I went to MAX at OEM Bimmerparts and got 2 new bulbs and it's like new. I was blown away at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsUUSp2xEos ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsUUSp2xEos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47UbYE3tExM
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By charlesberry
It's laying in the driveway!! LOL Last time...

It's laying in the driveway!! LOL Last time I did that job, I got it all put back together, and knocked a 20MM Mac Tools wrench into the fan shroud against the radiator and could not fish it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By charlesberry
I couldn't walk for a day after I did those jobs....

I couldn't walk for a day after I did those jobs. It makes for a long day under the hood. Good job!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By charlesberry
I second this.

I second this.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3egH_H23c ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3egH_H23c

This might help you.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By charlesberry
I spent 4 years on USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN-71...

I spent 4 years on USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN-71 1986 - 1990. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. What a good time!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_E46_3_Series_Bra...

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_E46_3_Series_Brake_Parts_s/1910.htm

Quite a few of us get parts here. The guy who runs the place is called Max. Good guy - if you have a problem he'll make it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By charlesberry
Spray the connection with silicone spray. Wait...

Spray the connection with silicone spray. Wait a few minutes and it should pop right off.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,674
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annota...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_484645&feature=iv&index=1&list=UU5nIMzGXzs83TLCpsvDzT1A&src_vid=8rgJF5FYK0c&v=iol8cuIuGmE

This will show you.
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