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Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-31-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By charlesberry
Stick shift or an auto?

Stick shift or an auto?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,458
Posted By charlesberry
I was reading through all this and thought...

I was reading through all this and thought SAWZALL with a really long blade and call it a day.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By charlesberry
I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI...

I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI adjustable shocks on my 330 Xi and I feel no difference at all. Both are a good product - buy WOW those yellow shocks are rusting out a lot faster...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By charlesberry
For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a...

For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a common color - as opposed to like Estoral Blue which is not a common color........... which could be a long time (6 months +).

If you have other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By charlesberry
Hi John, Here's what I did. I bought the...

Hi John,

Here's what I did. I bought the new cover, and got a can of matching paint for my paint code and I spray painted the new part. BAV Auto sells the factory paint. I sanded with 3000 grit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By charlesberry
Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the...

Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the base component.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By charlesberry
Hi Dan, The cold weather part means that one...

Hi Dan,

The cold weather part means that one of the hose has a very very small amount of foam layered around it. I'm not convinced a layer of foam has insulating properties that make a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,599
Posted By charlesberry
230,000 miles and I've dropped the pan and...

230,000 miles and I've dropped the pan and refilled 3 times. I'll do it again in another 20K miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By charlesberry
A/C Temp

Driving home from work, it struck me my AC blows REALLY cold air. My E46 is 10 years old and I hit 230,000 miles on my car today.

I got home and ran to get a thermometer to see how cold the AC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By charlesberry
Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red...

Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red and White.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By charlesberry
Your lucky control arms and bushings are on...

Your lucky control arms and bushings are on sale!!! HURRY HURRY!!

Seriously, control arms and ball joints are not able to be serviced. The old ones are removed and replaced.
How many miles on...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By charlesberry
Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally...

Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally I use Zimmerman rotors. They have a coating of Zinc on them so the rotor won't rust over time.

I also use Textar or Pagid pads which are...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By charlesberry
One for the...

One for the brakes...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpLFHNZAjRw

One for the fluid....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3SrZvHmEGw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By charlesberry
The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack...

The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack doctor route, but it you really wanted to get nuts..........OEM Bimmerparts has a good price too.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By charlesberry
Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. ...

Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. You can buy a nice example for 10 grand, or you can spend 5 grand on the car and another 5 grand bringing it back to spec.
I tend to agree with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By charlesberry
I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is...

I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is reliable because I've done a TON of maintenance.

I"ve done battery, fuel pump, alternator, complete cooling system (X2), complete suspension refresh,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By charlesberry
I can use the Mirror. I'm in Jersey as well.

I can use the Mirror. I'm in Jersey as well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By charlesberry
You don't need new calipers, you need a new shop....

You don't need new calipers, you need a new shop. My oldest BMW, an old E46, is at 230,000 miles............ on original calipers. I've been turning wrenches for 30 years and have replaced a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By charlesberry
I had this done on my 2005 330. Flemington BMW...

I had this done on my 2005 330. Flemington BMW in NJ did a great job. I'm very happy. The front passenger airbag was replaced. The dash looks exactly the same as when I dropped it off.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By charlesberry
My driver side xenon quit working a few years ago...

My driver side xenon quit working a few years ago - I needed a new ballast - so I went to Ebay and scored a used one for $100 and it works great. (Just something to think about if you need parts)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By charlesberry
Great advice!!!

Great advice!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By charlesberry
I have the E46, my wife has the 335 with Msport. ...

I have the E46, my wife has the 335 with Msport. The E46 is a better car.........it's a driver's car. The 335 is not.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By charlesberry
I go to the dealer and buy cases of that stuff.

I go to the dealer and buy cases of that stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By charlesberry
I'm at 226,000 miles on my E46 and have no plans...

I'm at 226,000 miles on my E46 and have no plans to get rid of the car. Although, and shiny new M235i might be nice.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,638
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_540i_Fan_Clutch_...

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_540i_Fan_Clutch_OEM_p/11527505302e39.htm

I have not heard of those brands. I would look at the link I attached above.
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