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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 671
Posted By OfTheLost
Buy an M3. You could also check out the...

Buy an M3.


You could also check out the "golf tee mod".
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By OfTheLost
I usually pull mine and inspect it about once a...

I usually pull mine and inspect it about once a year. It's only held on by 2 torx screws and it gives me peace of mind.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By OfTheLost
You probably have a bad connection on the back of...

You probably have a bad connection on the back of the radio. Now would be a good time to upgrade your headunit, the later models of the factory E46 radio have Aux hookup.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By OfTheLost
A blind man walks into a bar and sits down. ...

A blind man walks into a bar and sits down. Thinking he'd break the ice with the bartender, he asks "Wanna hear a blonde joke?"

In a hushed voice, a man beside him says "Before you tell that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By OfTheLost
As others have stated, the CVV cold weather kit...

As others have stated, the CVV cold weather kit is a joke and you will be fine with the regular one since you are in Texas anyway. Just an FYI, my CVV gave out last January with no warning signs on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By OfTheLost
It's the nature of the beast. I see that you...

It's the nature of the beast. I see that you just joined the forum this past summer so I'm assuming you have not had your car for too long. You probably still just need to get most of the common...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 896
Posted By OfTheLost
This is a nice thought, and I would also love to...

This is a nice thought, and I would also love to think that the E46 would become a classic one day. Unfortunately they produced well over 400,000 of them every year of produciton (in 2002 they sold...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,102
Views: 1,036,884
Posted By OfTheLost
482786 Me with an E39 ///M5.... One of my...

482786

Me with an E39 ///M5.... One of my favorite BMW's.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By OfTheLost
Smolk has risen! :thumbup: I hear you on...

Smolk has risen! :thumbup:


I hear you on all of this, I bought a 95 Honda a couple months ago to have as a beater car. It does not hold a candle to the BMW in any aspect, but it is nice having...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By OfTheLost
If your engine wont rev past 4,000 RPM then it...

If your engine wont rev past 4,000 RPM then it sounds like your car is going into limp mode. Im not sure how this is related to the CEL codes you are getting, but I would try to diagnose it a bit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By OfTheLost
They are going to have to start calling the E46...

They are going to have to start calling the E46 just plain old here before too long. It's hard to believe that starting next year all E46 sedans will be at LEAST a decade old, with the 2006 coupes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By OfTheLost
Ah I see. In that case I would find an automatic...

Ah I see. In that case I would find an automatic with the GM transmission. The infamous "no reverse" issue can happen with either, but it is caused by different component failures. The GM trans is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By OfTheLost
Who's Spicoli??? (just kidding... but I thought...

Who's Spicoli??? (just kidding... but I thought I'd make you feel old :thumbup:)


There is much documented about the auto transmissions in these cars. BMW used two different manufactures, GM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By OfTheLost
I have lived in an apartment since owning my car....

I have lived in an apartment since owning my car. Almost every DIY job has been done in a family/friends driveway or backyard. Beggars can't be choosers and it has to be done right? :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By OfTheLost
First off, if you are making $50/hour then I...

First off, if you are making $50/hour then I understand why you wouldn't mind paying someone else to work on your car.

You make valid points, but each situation is different. Even if you know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By OfTheLost
Probably, a lot of people refer to a "bump steer"...

Probably, a lot of people refer to a "bump steer" problem in which your steering wheel wants to jerk out of your hands while going over speed bumps etc. It is cheap and easy to replace :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By OfTheLost
Some people do refer to it as the "steering...

Some people do refer to it as the "steering guibo" aka the steering coupler. There is also a "driveshaft guibo" aka flex disk.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By OfTheLost
A little late to the party, but here are a few...

A little late to the party, but here are a few tips from my experience:

- Bump stops were dry rotted/ flaking apart. The only think I was able to resuse were the plastic dust tubes on the rear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By OfTheLost
Just so you know, this disa unit will not fit...

Just so you know, this disa unit will not fit your car. There are two different options for the 325 and the 330.


2.5L engine part# 11 61 7 544 806

3.0L engine part# 11 61 7 544 805
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By OfTheLost
PSA: A good time to change your CVV

I wanted to post a friendly reminder for those who are still riding on their original CVV, especially since we are coming into the winter months.

Around this time last year I decided that I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,278
Posted By OfTheLost
Warning sign 1- Buyer is contacting you eager to...

Warning sign 1- Buyer is contacting you eager to sell his car, when it should be the other way around.

Warning sign 2- Car was bought at auction

Warning sign 3- Car is a decade old with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,278
Posted By OfTheLost
One thing that has not been discussed yet is the...

One thing that has not been discussed yet is the amount of money you will have to spend right off the bat to bring whichever M3 you buy back up to snuff. This car was $60,000 at one point... They...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,278
Posted By OfTheLost
Per year*** sorry for the confusion. Is it...

Per year*** sorry for the confusion.

Is it Friday yet?



Also keep in mind that those figures are estimated for those who do most all of their own maintenance. That cost is inflated if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,278
Posted By OfTheLost
You can live with anything if you are willing to...

You can live with anything if you are willing to spend the money. There is a saying that M3 stands for Multiply by 3, so keep in mind that there is much more of afinancial obligation than just the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,102
Views: 1,036,884
Posted By OfTheLost
That color = :thumbup: Sent from my DROID...

That color = :thumbup:

Sent from my DROID RAZR using BimmerApp mobile app
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