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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Fast Bob
A classic case of "Look BEFORE you leap" ! If you...

A classic case of "Look BEFORE you leap" ! If you just run right out and do all those things, you will be pissing away a fair amount of money for miniscule results.

What you really need to do is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Fast Bob
One more time: Read the E46 Wiki (that`s...

One more time:

Read the E46 Wiki (that`s like our version of Basic Training) This will prepare you to absorb further knowledge about the E46.

What you are asking here is like you`re inquiring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 38,577
Posted By Fast Bob
A tasty little HumpDay number from Nick Lowe....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhvjTcPRYy4
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
The volts is only part of the equation....you can...

The volts is only part of the equation....you can take 8 AA flashlight batteries, hook them together, and that will give you 12 volts, but you won`t be able to start your car with it, you have no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
OK, let`s try to put things into perspective...

OK, let`s try to put things into perspective here. First, for the record, "turns over" and "cranks" means the same thing (the starter spins the engine over at normal speed....if it spins noticeably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Fast Bob
So if these wheels have a 5 x 114 bolt circle (do...

So if these wheels have a 5 x 114 bolt circle (do they ?), then they are not "BMW wheels", they are VW wheels....

Potential buyers (the intelligent ones, anyway), are going to need the following...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Fast Bob
Rear subframe mount failure was most common among...

Rear subframe mount failure was most common among earlier E46s like yours. This is a big deal, especially if your car has been affected, so be sure to have it examined closely.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 38,577
Posted By Fast Bob
Having fun (and lots of sex !) in the 1980s

with bad boy Billy Idol....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08m5bJ6jlPw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Fast Bob
Excellent point, Rob :thumbup: (Easier is better...

Excellent point, Rob :thumbup: (Easier is better :D)

I had a 3.64 LSD in my old 530i, it gave the car some serious bark !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By Fast Bob
You are correct, Sir....horsepower is half of the...

You are correct, Sir....horsepower is half of the equation, having the gearing and suspension to make it all work together is the other half. In my first BMW, in addition to the rebuilt engine I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Fast Bob
For about the same cost (or less) of an...

For about the same cost (or less) of an aftermarket CAI, you can install a 3.46 diff, which will add a real performance increase in your daily driving....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Fast Bob
Don`t waste your time or money....these cars come...

Don`t waste your time or money....these cars come from the factory with an excellent CAI already installed, one which has proven to be more effective than 99% of all the aftermarket units out there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By Fast Bob
Switching to a lower diff ratio (higher...

Switching to a lower diff ratio (higher numerically, i.e., 3.46 vs. 2.90) will give more torque multiplation at a given vehicle speed, making the car much more lively when squirting out of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By Fast Bob
Given your budget, the biggest...

Given your budget, the biggest "seat-of-the-pants" gains will be found in suspension upgrades...a set of Koni Yellow shocks, and a swaybar upgrade, and maybe some fresh CABs will make it feel like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By Fast Bob
I also have a bit of experience with this. I...

I also have a bit of experience with this. I completely rebuilt the engine in my first BMW, the only original parts were the block, crank, and rods. Here`s what it got:

Bored to 3.2 liter (200...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By Fast Bob
The general rule with BMW engines is, each...

The general rule with BMW engines is, each horsepower gained will cost you over $100. This has been proven time and time again, so there`s no sense in trying to dispute it, it`s a fact of life for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 38,577
Posted By Fast Bob
Here`s a guy who just about fell off the map....

A great entertainer, Joe Jackson is currently living a fairly reclusive life in Berlin....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBJUHvQPFTI
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Fast Bob
If you`re looking for maximum comfort and...

If you`re looking for maximum comfort and resistance to tramlining, it`s possible to run a 205/60 tire all around. This is a common winter tire size, and would be perfectly OK.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Fast Bob
Approx. $125 for a MaxxLife H8 at Walmart is all...

Approx. $125 for a MaxxLife H8 at Walmart is all you need. As already mentioned, registering (coding) is NOT required on E46s....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 38,577
Posted By Fast Bob
The Red Rocker, playing the E46 Forum theme song....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwafhdBmB34
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Fast Bob
If you need an experienced BMW repair shop,...

If you need an experienced BMW repair shop, Vicari Motors is right across the river in Frenchtown....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Fast Bob
This entire forum is dedicated to things that go...

This entire forum is dedicated to things that go wrong with the E46....

(Start reading....)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By Fast Bob
I was thinking "What`s the better choice here, a...

I was thinking "What`s the better choice here, a 2CV or a Le Car"? Besides the ridicule from his friends, the kid would probably never get laid while driving one of those....:D :D :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Fast Bob
Read the E46 Wiki....learn how to access the...

Read the E46 Wiki....learn how to access the "Hidden OBD functions". This will give you a more accurate picture of what`s happening with your cooling system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Fast Bob
All stick cars MY `04 and later were 6-speeds. A...

All stick cars MY `04 and later were 6-speeds. A thorough PPI is always advised, there`s a lot that can be wrong and you`d never see it if you don`t know what to look for.

Read the E46 Wiki....
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