Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 568
Search took 0.89 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: John Davis
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By John Davis
This video reminds me that I've always been...

This video reminds me that I've always been partial to the pre-facelight headlight design.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By John Davis
If you're interested in periodic maintenance (and...

If you're interested in periodic maintenance (and if I may second ahull's advice), you might want to google Mike Miller's Old School Maintenance Schedule; it's a very thorough maintenance schedule. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By John Davis
So THAT's why the whores are ignoring me! I knew...

So THAT's why the whores are ignoring me! I knew I needed to do something more to refresh my suspension.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By John Davis
What an incredible deal! Yes, you were right to...

What an incredible deal! Yes, you were right to jump on that one. And yes, I did wonder if the parts had simply dried out, given the age.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By John Davis
Just out of curiosity, what's the mileage? Your...

Just out of curiosity, what's the mileage? Your "view my garage" page says the car has an incredible mere 10,000 miles on it--as of 2009 when you joined, presumably.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By John Davis
Yeah, they are rather cramped. I also find that...

Yeah, they are rather cramped. I also find that they don't have a lot of low-end torque for all that horsepower--a big issue for me. I'm intrigued by them, but unless the Cayman (which I haven't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By John Davis
Just out of curiosity, what are the drawbacks to...

Just out of curiosity, what are the drawbacks to a Porsche (aside from The Curse)?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By John Davis
If it looks as good in person as it does in that...

If it looks as good in person as it does in that picture, it's in beautiful shape, at least cosmetically. I don't know whether you're familiar with BMWs, so you may know this, but be sure to get a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By John Davis
The place to start is here:...

The place to start is here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46

Section 9 of that document (which is also hosted here in the site among the sticky threads for E46) will get you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By John Davis
I've seen many photos of severely totaled BMWs...

I've seen many photos of severely totaled BMWs where the occupants walked away without a scratch; kudos to yours for taking a bullet for your family.

DEFINITELY get a 330--either the ZHP version...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By John Davis
They're not cheap and it may sound silly given...

They're not cheap and it may sound silly given the price (around $80), but a lot of us are very happy with the ZHP shift knob. You can get them in 5-speed versions from ECS Tuning and Turner...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By John Davis
That settles it. When my rubber bushings wear...

That settles it. When my rubber bushings wear out, the poly brand jetblack is using goes in. So far I've been happy with everything I've done to tighten the suspension, though I suppose there may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By John Davis
Update: the odd thunking sound has not appeared...

Update: the odd thunking sound has not appeared for two days now. Does this tend to confirm or disconfirm any of the diagnoses offered above? Are any of them consistent with the sound coming and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By John Davis
And the improvement was that noticeable even...

And the improvement was that noticeable even though the old ones weren't that old? Perhaps I'll give them a try when my CABs are due for replacement. I'll try anything that will sharpen the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By John Davis
How many miles did you have on the CABs these...

How many miles did you have on the CABs these replaced?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By John Davis
My girlfriend's 2002 325xi did precisely the same...

My girlfriend's 2002 325xi did precisely the same thing: same symbol, and slowing down suddenly from time to time. It turned out that the car goes into safety mode when its sensors say the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By John Davis
Already, Malibu? Wow! On to the next project,...

Already, Malibu? Wow! On to the next project, eh?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By John Davis
How much are they asking for this one?

How much are they asking for this one?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By John Davis
So far as brakes are concerned, a lot of us have...

So far as brakes are concerned, a lot of us have had good luck with akebono euro ceramic brake pads. They seem to be the most popular alternative, and I can testify that they are entirely free of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By John Davis
I'm not a good one to ask, as I had it done at a...

I'm not a good one to ask, as I had it done at a shop, at the same time I had them replace my 2.93 differential with a used 3.46 differential I found at a junkyard. The labor cost $525.50 for both...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, guys--I'm heartened to hear the consensus...

Thanks, guys--I'm heartened to hear the consensus that this is not likely to be a frame issue.

I replaced the rear diff bushing about a year ago, so I'm guessing it's one of the other things, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By John Davis
Okay, thanks. Time to go see my indy, I guess. ...

Okay, thanks. Time to go see my indy, I guess. I hope it's one of those things and not the frame.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By John Davis
Thunk sound coming from the rear

Starting yesterday I have noticed a soft clunk or thunk sound coming from somewhere behind and below me when I start to accelerate or shift up from first to second, or second to third.

I've...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, guys--it's good to know this schedule has...

Thanks, guys--it's good to know this schedule has the Fast Bob seal of approval!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Davis
What the others have said about these cars being...

What the others have said about these cars being hobbies is correct, but I want to qualify that a bit: if you use a maintenance schedule, you can fix things before they break, and not wondering when...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 568

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms