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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By jvr826
I've actually done my plugs at least a couple...

I've actually done my plugs at least a couple times already and I have about 115k miles. First was probably around 70k when I did cooling system, pulleys, and belts.

They say plugs every 100k...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By jvr826
I had the same issue... rebulit my DISA valve,...

I had the same issue... rebulit my DISA valve, cleaned the ICV really well. This improved quite a bit, but not all. Replaced the seals in my VANOS unit and new plugs - WOW! If I didn't know better...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By jvr826
I do too... have had it for many years. Mine...

I do too... have had it for many years. Mine rocks/clicks on corners, so it seems to be left/right motion when it presents itself.

I had same problem on my former E39, but it was fixed under...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By jvr826
Depends... are they the early polished lip...

Depends... are they the early polished lip versions or the later "trim ring" lip versions? I had a set on my former E39 that were the trim-ring verions. To replace that ring was nearly $200 way back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By jvr826
I've had the quick-fit system for quite some...

I've had the quick-fit system for quite some time, it's awesome. You're going to love it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By jvr826
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337419
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By jvr826
It's the fan unit, common issue with a nightmare...

It's the fan unit, common issue with a nightmare of a DIY project to fix it. Mine has been doing this for years now. I just turn up the stereo and forget about it as I am not up for the level of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By jvr826
Wise choice going with 18's, but do some research...

Wise choice going with 18's, but do some research to see what your car will look like with lower profile tires. It might look "lifted" as in even more empty space between tire and wheel arch.

I'd...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By jvr826
I came to exactly the same conclusion after I...

I came to exactly the same conclusion after I replaced mine. :thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By jvr826
You're right about the shocks... they are too...

You're right about the shocks... they are too long for lowering springs. If they're not dead already, they will be soon. Shocks have nothing to do with ride height. All the weight of the car is on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By jvr826
You have about .5 degree of adjustment on the...

You have about .5 degree of adjustment on the front if you remove the alignment pin. I don't know how much you'll gain by lowering 1.5" up front, but maybe some creative google searches can help with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By jvr826
I can tell you there are no hoses under the hood...

I can tell you there are no hoses under the hood that just pop off. It's safe to say you did not knock something off without knowing it. Throw it in the spare parts bin for another time. :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By jvr826
Refurbishing a bumper cover is upwards of $600...

Refurbishing a bumper cover is upwards of $600 usually. Seems a reasonable offer of negotiation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By jvr826
http://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php?route=product...

http://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_11
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By jvr826
The parts are cheap, just replace them. I bought...

The parts are cheap, just replace them. I bought a new center console for mine for like $40 a bunch of years ago... seems they are around $65 now. And the cupholder is about $35. So for $100 you get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By jvr826
Does this help? ...

Does this help?

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BM33&mospid=47709&btnr=41_1111&hg=41&fg=40&hl=5

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BM33&mospid=47709&btnr=51_3684&hg=51&fg=10
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,308
Posted By jvr826
I had the same problem in my car. Last week I...

I had the same problem in my car. Last week I replaced the steering coupler and front control arm bushings (112k hard miles). I did both at the same time and since I had aftermarket FCABs, I don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By jvr826
It's just broken in. :-) 2 or 3 more to go!

It's just broken in. :-) 2 or 3 more to go!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By jvr826
Doesn't that make noise while you're driving or...

Doesn't that make noise while you're driving or cornering? Seems it would howl with that much play in it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By jvr826
Did you google that code? I did... says something...

Did you google that code? I did... says something about a purge valve and there are a couple videos on how to repair it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By jvr826
My Grandfather would have said "they put it...

My Grandfather would have said "they put it together wrong at the factory..." which is what I usually say when I have extra parts too. Seems wise advice.

Go to realoem.com, look at schematic/parts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By jvr826
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E46/55-SUSPEN-Replacing_Your_Rear_Trailing_Arm_Bushing/55-SUSPEN-Replacing_Your_Rear_Trailing_Arm_Bushing.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By jvr826
It's bad to just dump a gallon of coolant into...

It's bad to just dump a gallon of coolant into the tank without mixing it with water first. The way things circulate, it's likely you'll get uneven cooling.

It's not the end of the world if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By jvr826
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=3481...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=348165
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By jvr826
I've used Helicoils with great results. I think...

I've used Helicoils with great results. I think timesert is considered better because of how they install.
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