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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By natman589
honestly, you might as well do the springs while...

honestly, you might as well do the springs while you are there. the springs in these cars have a habit of breaking. i didnt know mine were broken until i jacked the car up and took the load off of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By natman589
i was in the same situation just over a year ago....

i was in the same situation just over a year ago. had to get rid of my beloved 2001 330cic. obviously i dont know your situation, but after a two year lease on a car i hate, ill be back into a BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By natman589
i raced a porsche in my old 330cic, not expecting...

i raced a porsche in my old 330cic, not expecting to win, just seeing if i could bait him. he goes flying past me, and i wasnt even mad at all. the porsche made a sexy noise though.

glhf, but in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By natman589
had a 2001 manual 330cic. loved it. better...

had a 2001 manual 330cic. loved it.

better get that PPI though, as you may need to put in a lot of money to keep it on the road. dont want any expensive surprises in a few months
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By natman589
i dont think anyone here will fault you for...

i dont think anyone here will fault you for passing. seems like a few more red flags.

keep looking, be patient, and youll find your keeper.

happy hunting!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By natman589
yeah i found a long time ago a guy who did a...

yeah i found a long time ago a guy who did a write-up on replacing the wood veneer on his trim pieces. involved buying whatever veneer he wanted, getting a vacuum setup, sanding down the old pieces...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By natman589
no you shouldnt need to unlatch the top before...

no you shouldnt need to unlatch the top before putting the top down. when working correctly, you should just have to hold the 'top down' button down, and the top will unlatch itself and go down...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By natman589
you may want to start by checking the radiator...

you may want to start by checking the radiator fan. i had a problem with my a/c not working at low speeds or while idling, and the culprit was the radiator fan.

at the very least, its a easy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By natman589
i had a very similar issue. torn intake boot was...

i had a very similar issue. torn intake boot was my issue, and i dont remember it throwing codes when i first started noticing the issue. may be worth a look
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By natman589
np, i was caught off guard when i was trying to...

np, i was caught off guard when i was trying to figure out what was wrong when i had the same symptoms. fortunately it was just a case of the brake fluid being low.

if thats not it, then you may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By natman589
i had the same issue you did before, DSC coming...

i had the same issue you did before, DSC coming on and the brake light. it was caused by low brake fluid.

not saying its going to solve your issue, but its always best to start with the simplest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By natman589
check the brake fluid level to start with

check the brake fluid level to start with
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By natman589
i dont think it particularly matters, but if i...

i dont think it particularly matters, but if i were doing it, id do the radiator as well since the coolant will be drained and youll be working right there anyways. the fcp euro kit does not have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By natman589
that seems like a stretch to me, but maybe...

that seems like a stretch to me, but maybe someone more knowledgeable than I could provide some better insight....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By natman589
As far as making the trip, I would be nervous if...

As far as making the trip, I would be nervous if there were cooling issues. If it were a slow leak, then I wouldnt worry too much and just take extra coolant. but since i cant say for sure whats...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By natman589
typically, i dont think of sensors as something...

typically, i dont think of sensors as something to skimp on. buying a used sensor, or an off brand one, may result in you buying another one a month down the road
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By natman589
well when is the most recent point that the...

well when is the most recent point that the system couldve been replaced without you knowing? as in, how long have you had the car and for how many miles.

im guessing here, but id imagine it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By natman589
definitely do the expansion tank and everything...

definitely do the expansion tank and everything that comes with it. i had mine catastrophically crack and it promptly dumped every bit of coolant i had.

fortunately i was in the parking lot of a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By natman589
agreed, easy (from what ive heard), quick job and...

agreed, easy (from what ive heard), quick job and gives an improved clutch feel
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By natman589
+1 on zimmermann. didnt have any issues with them

+1 on zimmermann. didnt have any issues with them
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By natman589
i woke up one day and found the lack of...

i woke up one day and found the lack of understeer and torque steering in the bmw to really bring down my driving experience, so i went for a focus.

i appreciate all the stories and support here. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By natman589
A sad day

Today, fellow bmw lovers, I traded in my E46 convertable. Its not that I wanted to, but that I just dont have the money to afford repairing it every month. I recently moved to a new city for a job...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,398
Posted By natman589
thats funny. im going tomorrow to replace my...

thats funny. im going tomorrow to replace my E46. new job, new city, cant afford to maintain it anymore. i think people will miss me a hell of a lot less though
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By natman589
yup fan. going to replace radiator + a few other...

yup fan. going to replace radiator + a few other things while im at it
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By natman589
update: took the car out for a drive in stop and...

update: took the car out for a drive in stop and go traffic for 20 minutes or so. temperature was ok until towards the end of the trip. the temperature started rising again but not quickly, and...
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