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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
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I'm at 95k and think I'm looking at a bad belt...

I'm at 95k and think I'm looking at a bad belt tensioner and/or pulley. Probably ought to replace the plugs too.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jimvideopro
Not necessarily. If it's a coupe or convertible...

Not necessarily. If it's a coupe or convertible in 2006, it's still an E46, but a 325 not a 323.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By jimvideopro
Copyguy23, the parts arrived today, thank you...

Copyguy23, the parts arrived today, thank you again. Sent you a PP payment yesterday, let me know if you did not receive it for some reason.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By jimvideopro
The auto climate control has always seemed...

The auto climate control has always seemed worthless to me. It drives me nuts that I can't get anything but full hot when running the defroster. Fine for when you first need to clear the windshield...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By jimvideopro
I would appreciate the idle control valve and...

I would appreciate the idle control valve and intake boots. 95k and having some idle issues. Will gladly pay shipping.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By jimvideopro
Cover the refinished headlights with headlight...

Cover the refinished headlights with headlight film and they won't haze over again. You can buy uncut pieces for about $10.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By jimvideopro
A 325 convertible is going to be SLOW,...

A 325 convertible is going to be SLOW, particularly with an automatic. All that extra bracing for the convertible top adds weight. The larger engined 330 (which I have) is acceptably quick, but no...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 10-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By jimvideopro
They even have loaners! I've driven a 3, a 5 and...

They even have loaners! I've driven a 3, a 5 and a 7... all with 150k+ on the clock. I asked where they got them, and was told from people who couldn't afford to repair them!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By jimvideopro
No the car runs really well. The only issue I've...

No the car runs really well. The only issue I've ever had is maybe a couple times a year I get a bad stumble/bucking on startup, but usually only when I've run the car for a few seconds, like to back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By jimvideopro
Yes, I'm getting the whirring. And crap, it...

Yes, I'm getting the whirring. And crap, it started right up this morning,which means I have an intermittent issue. There was a slight rhythmic dip in idle when cold but that's all. Anyone have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By jimvideopro
With no warning, now it won't start

I would appreciate some guidance. Done a lot of reading the last hour, but I'm kind of confused about the order of checking things. 2006 E46 330CiC. 93k. Original plugs and fuel filter (yeah, they're...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By jimvideopro
The verts have a power locking glovebox. Every...

The verts have a power locking glovebox. Every time you lock the car the box locks to avoid theft when the top is down. Assume that is not the case for sedans but don't know for sure. However the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By jimvideopro
If you would stop being a jerk, maybe you could...

If you would stop being a jerk, maybe you could get some help. Whether or not a wheel looks good is a matter of personal taste, but it doesn't matter what it looks like if it doesn't fit the car....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By jimvideopro
Used a 3M kit on my wife's MPV. To keep them from...

Used a 3M kit on my wife's MPV. To keep them from hazing over I immediately put $10 of cut-yourself headlight film on the lenses. 18 months later they still look really good. Maybe just a bit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By jimvideopro
I have Akebono low dust pads on my car. Love...

I have Akebono low dust pads on my car. Love them. A little less initial "bite"? Yes, but mainly only the first stop or two in the morning. On the other hand, I used to spend as much time cleaning my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By jimvideopro
And they do let you bring in parts. +1 on...

And they do let you bring in parts. +1 on oembimmerparts.com


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By jimvideopro
Where are you in Kentucky? Mike Johns Imports in...

Where are you in Kentucky? Mike Johns Imports in Jeffersonville, IN, across the river from Louisville is very good. And they have old BMWs as loaners! I've driven a 3, a 5 and 7....


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By jimvideopro
I've got a 2006 330Ci convertible with 92K and so...

I've got a 2006 330Ci convertible with 92K and so far (knock on wood) no problems. It appears the tops work well until they don't. Pretty complex mechanisms with hydraulics, sensors, motors, etc. A...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By jimvideopro
Okay I'm back again. Is there any chance that the...

Okay I'm back again. Is there any chance that the ball joints are NOT bad at 92k? I pulled the front wheels and did Fast Bob's test and the only thing that seemed to move was the CABs which I know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By jimvideopro
Thank you for the advice. Looks like I'll be...

Thank you for the advice. Looks like I'll be shopping for a sledge soon to break those babies loose.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By jimvideopro
Fast Bob, what is the normal life expectancy for...

Fast Bob, what is the normal life expectancy for bad ball joints, and is there a way to check for it? I know my cabs are bad (91K, changed once in the low 40s under warranty) but it's obviously...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 08-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By jimvideopro
+1 on Mike Johns

+1 on Mike Johns
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By jimvideopro
Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor...

Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor Freight torque wrench. I needed a 3/8 to do my brakes and since I only use a wrench very infrequently I had a hard time justifying $100 plus.

So...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By jimvideopro
BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if...

BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if you don't overheat them. A lot of the engineering on components hung on the engine is pretty substandard. Boggles the mind that BMW can't design an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By jimvideopro
Yeah thought of that after posting. For future...

Yeah thought of that after posting. For future searchers, it's fuses 7 and 39, which did the trick and reset my Bluetooth, which now works once again.


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