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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 08:07 AM
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Views: 111
Posted By 1972ford
As a Red Sox fan, I really, really WANT to...

As a Red Sox fan, I really, really WANT to disagree with you. But I can't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 69,495
Posted By 1972ford
Great video and great story about the Ferrari...

Great video and great story about the Ferrari F40, which is just an incredible car. If you like bmw for a "connected" driving experience, the F40 is just the pinnacle. Plus 486 hp turbo. Plus amazing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,117
Posted By 1972ford
I guess it depends on when BMW pulled the data...

I guess it depends on when BMW pulled the data from various DMV resources, and how quickly (ha!) each DMV processes the title applications. I'm in NH and sold my car into Maine in July, and I still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,117
Posted By 1972ford
I got 2 in the mail today, and now I'm wondering...

I got 2 in the mail today, and now I'm wondering why the guy I sold my car to in July didn't get the notice instead of me... A little VIN research is due I guess. He best have applied for a title......
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,890
Posted By 1972ford
Even the cheapest code readers will reset generic...

Even the cheapest code readers will reset generic OBD II codes. So, yes.

My personal experience is that my $40 basic code reader has been tremendously valuable in diagnosing lots of different...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By 1972ford
Hilarious, Bob! Here's mine in her new home, the...

Hilarious, Bob! Here's mine in her new home, the "way back" because 2 car seats!

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss116/stepper61/IMG_1192.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By 1972ford
Haha, we had a sizable tree in my sister's civic...

Haha, we had a sizable tree in my sister's civic once, sticking right out one rear window!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By 1972ford
Post your cargo!

This being an enthusiast site, probably a lot of us have rules like no food in the car, and no doubt we all have spent untold hours detailing our rides.

But they're also cars, and they get used...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 52,735
Posted By 1972ford
oooh fun! Jonathan, just for a point of...

oooh fun! Jonathan, just for a point of reference, I did my research (as it appears you do too) and read through the DIYs, and since you're no stranger to removing accessory parts of your engine, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By 1972ford
That's a good thing! We have zero stoplights in...

That's a good thing! We have zero stoplights in my town, it's great! Lots of curvy roads and not a lot of traffic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By 1972ford
I went with 16's for winter wheels over the 17's...

I went with 16's for winter wheels over the 17's I had, because the frost heaves on my local roads were so bad I was really beating up everything. I absolutely noticed a difference from 17 to 16. Or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By 1972ford
I've done rear suspension (shocks & springs) on...

I've done rear suspension (shocks & springs) on my wagon and it was a lot of interior trim removal, but nothing too bad. In areas with dirt roads, or sand & salt on the roads, the sand builds up on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,663
Posted By 1972ford
Mmmm machine shop. I've been following this build...

Mmmm machine shop. I've been following this build for a while, what a truly great car. Here's a stupid question, but something I was thinking about when you said you got new floormats because the old...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By 1972ford
I scoured craigslist for, well, I'm always...

I scoured craigslist for, well, I'm always scouring craigslist for a set of good wheels. If you can wait long enough you can find a set that's not beaten up. And lots of people sell their old stock...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,798
Posted By 1972ford
I'm not sure why you're getting heckled so much....

I'm not sure why you're getting heckled so much. I get that you want to make little changes, and maybe they're mostly cosmetic, that's fine. I would highly recommend the car control clinic/ driving...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By 1972ford
Seems obvious but.... Have you checked the oil...

Seems obvious but.... Have you checked the oil level? With the dipstick?


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By 1972ford
What is the blue book value? 7200 seems quite...

What is the blue book value? 7200 seems quite high for an 01.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,626
Posted By 1972ford
Whining near the pump, which is under the back...

Whining near the pump, which is under the back seat, right (passenger's) side. You'll always hear a slight whine from there when the pump is working. Mine didn't sound any different until the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By 1972ford
You'll just install one of these: ...

You'll just install one of these:

http://d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/delorean_40_153.jpg

By the way in the movie they went to 2015. So, start looking for these on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
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) 07-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
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) 07-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
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) 07-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
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) 07-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 969,209
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) 07-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 969,209
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...
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