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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By natman589
good luck man. i was in a somewhat similar...

good luck man. i was in a somewhat similar situation which lead me to getting a car i didnt really want on a 2-year lease to lessen my financial burden on my old e46. my lease is up this september,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By natman589
there are things that i can do in a manual that...

there are things that i can do in a manual that an automatic just cant anticipate or do.

its not about ruthless driving efficiency. its about having control over the machine you are driving,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By natman589
on the topic, i did see a while ago a guy who...

on the topic, i did see a while ago a guy who made a thread on some site where he stripped the existing wood trim off, bought some exotic wood veneer, and redid all the wood trim with a new type of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By natman589
right. mine sheared pretty bad. i think they...

right. mine sheared pretty bad. i think they were 'ok' until the mechanic put the car up on the car lift. it unloaded the springs and they just fell apart after that.

thats for clarifying on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By natman589
i was skeptical when i started reading your post,...

i was skeptical when i started reading your post, then got to the pics.

looks great to me
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By natman589
id recommend doing springs as well. doesnt...

id recommend doing springs as well. doesnt really take much more effort/time, and they have been known to break on the e46.

i can vouch for the rears being easy to do. not sure about the fronts,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,484
Posted By natman589
when you love the car so much, and you know you...

when you love the car so much, and you know you cant afford to have a dealership/mechanic fix everything, that you spend hours upon hours on this website researching everything about your car so when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,421
Posted By natman589
stunning. i think id prefer as a coupe, but...

stunning. i think id prefer as a coupe, but jesus is that a good looking car
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By natman589
honestly, you might as well do the springs while...

honestly, you might as well do the springs while you are there. the springs in these cars have a habit of breaking. i didnt know mine were broken until i jacked the car up and took the load off of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By natman589
i was in the same situation just over a year ago....

i was in the same situation just over a year ago. had to get rid of my beloved 2001 330cic. obviously i dont know your situation, but after a two year lease on a car i hate, ill be back into a BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By natman589
i raced a porsche in my old 330cic, not expecting...

i raced a porsche in my old 330cic, not expecting to win, just seeing if i could bait him. he goes flying past me, and i wasnt even mad at all. the porsche made a sexy noise though.

glhf, but in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By natman589
had a 2001 manual 330cic. loved it. better...

had a 2001 manual 330cic. loved it.

better get that PPI though, as you may need to put in a lot of money to keep it on the road. dont want any expensive surprises in a few months
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By natman589
i dont think anyone here will fault you for...

i dont think anyone here will fault you for passing. seems like a few more red flags.

keep looking, be patient, and youll find your keeper.

happy hunting!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By natman589
yeah i found a long time ago a guy who did a...

yeah i found a long time ago a guy who did a write-up on replacing the wood veneer on his trim pieces. involved buying whatever veneer he wanted, getting a vacuum setup, sanding down the old pieces...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By natman589
no you shouldnt need to unlatch the top before...

no you shouldnt need to unlatch the top before putting the top down. when working correctly, you should just have to hold the 'top down' button down, and the top will unlatch itself and go down...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By natman589
you may want to start by checking the radiator...

you may want to start by checking the radiator fan. i had a problem with my a/c not working at low speeds or while idling, and the culprit was the radiator fan.

at the very least, its a easy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By natman589
i had a very similar issue. torn intake boot was...

i had a very similar issue. torn intake boot was my issue, and i dont remember it throwing codes when i first started noticing the issue. may be worth a look
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By natman589
np, i was caught off guard when i was trying to...

np, i was caught off guard when i was trying to figure out what was wrong when i had the same symptoms. fortunately it was just a case of the brake fluid being low.

if thats not it, then you may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By natman589
i had the same issue you did before, DSC coming...

i had the same issue you did before, DSC coming on and the brake light. it was caused by low brake fluid.

not saying its going to solve your issue, but its always best to start with the simplest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By natman589
check the brake fluid level to start with

check the brake fluid level to start with
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By natman589
i dont think it particularly matters, but if i...

i dont think it particularly matters, but if i were doing it, id do the radiator as well since the coolant will be drained and youll be working right there anyways. the fcp euro kit does not have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By natman589
that seems like a stretch to me, but maybe...

that seems like a stretch to me, but maybe someone more knowledgeable than I could provide some better insight....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By natman589
As far as making the trip, I would be nervous if...

As far as making the trip, I would be nervous if there were cooling issues. If it were a slow leak, then I wouldnt worry too much and just take extra coolant. but since i cant say for sure whats...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By natman589
typically, i dont think of sensors as something...

typically, i dont think of sensors as something to skimp on. buying a used sensor, or an off brand one, may result in you buying another one a month down the road
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By natman589
well when is the most recent point that the...

well when is the most recent point that the system couldve been replaced without you knowing? as in, how long have you had the car and for how many miles.

im guessing here, but id imagine it...
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