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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2016, 07:29 AM
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Views: 942
Posted By 1972ford
Agree... I've had 2 now, for a total of about 7...

Agree... I've had 2 now, for a total of about 7 years (which really... makes me feel old). I am already contemplating how long my current one will last and what I will do when that day comes. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By 1972ford
All good points - it definitely doesn't appear to...

All good points - it definitely doesn't appear to have had an easy life, you're right about "hard miles" - especially as a forestry rig, this was driven in the woods I'm sure. It's surprisingly not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By 1972ford
True, and in any case, refreshing the cooling...

True, and in any case, refreshing the cooling system is only like 5 parts. Radiator, upper hose, lower hose, t-stat, water pump. Maybe a couple other things. The heater control valve is just a valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks! It is a 292 V8, which is nothing terribly...

Thanks! It is a 292 V8, which is nothing terribly exciting. But it runs very nicely, although the carb is off right now because it was leaking fuel from at least 2 places. Also there's salt on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By 1972ford
1972Ford has a 1961 Ford

So... when I first joined this forum I had a ... you guessed it! 1972 Ford F100 pickup as a daily driver. I had sold my 2001 Suburban and drove the truck while car shopping. I've since sold the first...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By 1972ford
HVAC control unit! Small and expensive....

HVAC control unit! Small and expensive. Otherwise, good advice from MoparJim above - set a time limit for just scrapping it all, advertise that on CL if you're willing to deal with random CL requests.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By 1972ford
Where in New England are you? Good advice...

Where in New England are you? Good advice above... I also have worked with a particular shop in NH for many years that specializes in BMW, they have a gigantic service shop and also sales. They tend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By 1972ford
ha, I figured that's why you mentioned it, but I...

ha, I figured that's why you mentioned it, but I guess not! The pic is from when we first saw it at the Autoport where we picked it up. Big moment, finding out that a)it ran and b) it drove, turned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By 1972ford
Yeah the E30 wagons are just now starting to be...

Yeah the E30 wagons are just now starting to be 100% legal to import (the last few years). The one in my signature is one that a friend brought into Canada a few years back. That was an adventure.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By 1972ford
Nice CL find... not my car I promise!

I'm always browsing CL even though I'm in no way looking for a new car right now. But I thought I'd share this, for the manual-awd-wagon lovers out there. Nice clean 2004 325xi wagon with a few...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By 1972ford
Very interesting. My wife's car is going to the...

Very interesting. My wife's car is going to the shop Tuesday for a cracked expansion tank. Yes I know this is an easy DIY but not with two kids under 3 in the house and a full-time job and also no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 68,203
Posted By 1972ford
When my wife brought her X3 to the dealer for...

When my wife brought her X3 to the dealer for them to replace a seat because the heating element burned through the seat and my wife's pants (!) they gave her a loaner... from the nearby Enterprise...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 68,203
Posted By 1972ford
I had a similar experience, it might have been 8...

I had a similar experience, it might have been 8 months after it was replaced that the letter came in to say parts are available. Ha! This is why I'll continue to occasionally check in with the very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By 1972ford
Thank you for the link, I read through the whole...

Thank you for the link, I read through the whole thread and it seems like a lot of people have the same issue, with the same solution... definitely worth checking out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By 1972ford
Chasing a front-end clunk

I'm chasing a front end clunk in my wife's '07 X3 with 163,000 miles. I guess I should state that it's a manual transmission, although that seems unrelated.

I read this thread:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By 1972ford
haha, add that to the list of weird things that...

haha, add that to the list of weird things that can happen with a low battery.

I swear, it's a matter of time before someone has some incurable illness, but puts a new battery in his E46 and BAM!...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By 1972ford
Actually, this...

Actually, this (http://jalopnik.com/what-its-like-to-ride-in-a-car-with-the-camless-engine-1529865968) is ideal. It's a pneumatic valve control system similar to that used in F1 engines. No cam at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By 1972ford
You're bumping a thread after literally TWO...

You're bumping a thread after literally TWO MINUTES?

This answer can be found easily - as you are already finding - by searching. The later radios are easier to put AUX into, but the old ones...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By 1972ford
No problem, I actually like reading through...

No problem, I actually like reading through complicated problems like this. Maybe I should have been a lawyer, probably pays better than my current job...

The dealer website I used was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By 1972ford
Just a quick update. I've driven 307.5 miles and...

Just a quick update. I've driven 307.5 miles and FINALLY my code scanner comes up ALL MODULES READY/GREEN LIGHT.

This confirms, for me, the above listed methods for the full diagnostic cycle,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By 1972ford
Wow, that's a thoroughly researched and detailed...

Wow, that's a thoroughly researched and detailed post. Here's my take on the whole thing: OEMs update parts all the time, and that information does not always trickle down to the aftermarket (and/or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By 1972ford
I may need to try the procedure above. My commute...

I may need to try the procedure above. My commute is short (~ 9 miles each way) although it does include a variety of roads, including interstate highway. According to the info above, I must be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By 1972ford
I guess dealers don't play games with people...

I guess dealers don't play games with people buying a new BMW... otherwise I'd be skeptical of anyone calling me on April 1, with unexpected good news. Right? But yeah, imagine if you showed up and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By 1972ford
If you're talking about dry pavement, yes you're...

If you're talking about dry pavement, yes you're going to have trouble getting an AWD E46 sideways, DSC or not.

On a nice dirt surface or especially on snow, if you press the DSC button so you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 127,376
Posted By 1972ford
I was looking at a flyer from a local "Used Car...

I was looking at a flyer from a local "Used Car Superstore" of sorts, and trying to decode the various abbreviations. Some are obvious (PW/L - Power Windows/Locks, A/C) and some are totally...
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