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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By charlesberry
2...........if I remember correctly

2...........if I remember correctly
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By charlesberry
Thanks J - I passed it on. Appreciate the input...

Thanks J - I passed it on. Appreciate the input from you guys.

My brother normally goes to the dealer and I finally put a stop to it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By charlesberry
Thanks Z!!! I called him this morning and passed...

Thanks Z!!! I called him this morning and passed on the info.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By charlesberry
Massechusetts or New Hampshire Mechanic

Hi gang,

Happy Holidays. My brother has a Mini Cooper with stripped spark plug threads.

Anyone know of a good Mechanic in Mass (Westford) or New Hampshire (Nashua Area).
I'm trying to get...
Forum: The MINI Board 11-25-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By charlesberry
Mini Mechanic Mass or New Hampshire

Hi guys,

I'm Chuck and I'm active on the E46 board.

My brother is in Massachussets close to the New Hampshire border close Nashua.

I think he may have stripped spark plug threads in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By charlesberry
I will, only because I have access to a press and...

I will, only because I have access to a press and a bead blaster to clean up the old lollypops.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By charlesberry
He does. The car was bought with no maintenance...

He does. The car was bought with no maintenance history. We only know it has 95,000 miles. If it's a 2005 model, it's at least 11 years old.

The cooling systems are plastic, and after many...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By charlesberry
I have the E46 - a 2005 it has 250,000 miles and...

I have the E46 - a 2005 it has 250,000 miles and I have no plans on getting rid of it. They're easy to maintain and fix and it's a blast to drive.

My wife had the E90 with an automatic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,281
Posted By charlesberry
Welcome Back! Photos?

Welcome Back! Photos?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By charlesberry
You will regret letting go of your ZHP. My wife...

You will regret letting go of your ZHP. My wife drives a 335 F30 M Sport and I can't stand it. It's too darn big. The electric steering is terrible. I could go on but the F30's don't compare...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By charlesberry
Just got em installed on my 05 330xi and I LOVE...

Just got em installed on my 05 330xi and I LOVE THEM.

Actually this is my second set. This is my go to tire.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By charlesberry
2 bolts or 3? ...

2 bolts or 3?

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=575499
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By charlesberry
Still lurking. Don't post much but it's fun to...

Still lurking. Don't post much but it's fun to see what the kids are up to.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By charlesberry
The shroud has I believe 2 tabs that slide into...

The shroud has I believe 2 tabs that slide into place. it's either in or it's not, if you futz around with it you will see. Not hard. You'll need a work light to see what's happening down at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By charlesberry
I usually by parts here should you choose to just...

I usually by parts here should you choose to just replace the fan and clutch: https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-E46-3-Series-Engine-Cooling-Parts-s/1863.htm

As for the fan hitting the bottom of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By charlesberry
Jome - when installing the oil sep hoses, get...

Jome - when installing the oil sep hoses, get some silicone paste, and lube the ends of the hoses, and all everything will glide and snap right into place.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By charlesberry
Me too and I've been out in some REALLY BAD snow...

Me too and I've been out in some REALLY BAD snow and ice on those tires.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By charlesberry
How many miles on your car Bob?

How many miles on your car Bob?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By charlesberry
The E90 series in 2006 marked the end of the...

The E90 series in 2006 marked the end of the heavy sturdy car. So you want to look for 2005 or earlier. Here's the catch, anything 2005 or earlier will need work done to it. If you're not doing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=e46+f...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=e46+front+brakes

Enjoy. YouTube pretty much has a video on about any repair job for an E46 BMW.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By charlesberry
Start with the easy stuff and check your air...

Start with the easy stuff and check your air pressure in the tires. Low pressure will rob you of gas mileage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By charlesberry
oh please someone

You one of 2 problems...the first is you have Xenon lights and the bulbs are worn out and need replacing. You can buy new bulbs from Bavauto or OEMBIMMERPARTS.COM. online. Do not go to the dealer. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By charlesberry
http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I Good review on...

http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I

Good review on replacement brakes, what works and what doesn't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By charlesberry
I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake...

I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake calipers. Pads and rotors and sensors yup. Calipers................no. not unless they're frozen or leaking.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By charlesberry
You punctured the cooling coils for the air...

You punctured the cooling coils for the air conditioning. On a lighter note, it's October and you won't be needing AC for about 7 months.
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