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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I chose the shop based on some work mates...

I chose the shop based on some work mates recommendations. In essence, the shop and insurance carrier take care of everything.

Some of you had already mentioned the upgrades but they are too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm a happy man again. I got my car back...

I'm a happy man again. I got my car back yesterday and it looks awesome. Its been 2 weeks of driving in a Nissan Micra (not sure if this car exists in the US), but it is not a pleasant experience...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe...

exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe was rock solid and straight. left rear corner was buckling and very slightly on the right side too. I'm looking forward to detailing my car again.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2...

Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2 days for an insurance assessor, 2 weekends and a public holiday, day for parts and I'm sure I wasn't the only car they had to work on. So 1 week of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Quick update

I stopped by the panel shop today to check up on my baby. I am happy to report that she was being painted. New trunk, new bumper and new paint job all the way up to the door handles. Another week to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and...

Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and getting an mtech2 bumper and csl boot will probably add $2k to my bill, another few weeks to import and it will still take me 8.5 seconds to hit 100...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year...

Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year old 320ci is worth nearly $12k, that's why I buy most of my parts from the US and Europe and that's why I DIY. Minimum wage here is double vs the US....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Good news is...

...My car is not totaled. Total bill to be paid by insurance is right around $8000 :eek::yikes:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. My 2001 320ci...

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. My 2001 320ci based on market values is worth near $12K, I paid $13.5K 2 years ago, but that's Australia for you. Parts are super expensive (that's why we import...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,282
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Unhappy Sad Day for the Bimmer

About 2 blocks from my house some lady slammed into me a stop light.

I was so angry, but once I saw her she was shaking and scared. I bit my lip and asked if she was OK. Her car was totalled,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm OK...just sore back and neck. I will start...

I'm OK...just sore back and neck. I will start another thread so everyone can admire your awesome bumper!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Me too

I got rear ended the other day too. It was a very sad day. Car is getting fixed on Monday. I will post pics later today...:cry:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,845
Posted By PerfectStorm01
That's what I did. Makes the CVV removal and...

That's what I did. Makes the CVV removal and reinstall much easier. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Give us the details! What was the hardest part?...

Give us the details! What was the hardest part? What kind of bushings did you use? Tools required...geez! :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By PerfectStorm01
First car? 10 years? What were you using before? ...

First car? 10 years? What were you using before?

There will be lots of opinions here, but I use the armor all wheel cleaner because you go through it like water regardless of what brand you get. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Welcome! Not my taste, but the most important...

Welcome! Not my taste, but the most important critic is you so good job! Where did you get the gauge rings?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Different octane rating system in AU vs US. AU...

Different octane rating system in AU vs US. AU uses RON, in other words, 98 in AU is the same as 93 in the US IIRC. On e46F, there was an AU discussion regarding Caltex vs. shell vs. BP. My car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Good call :thumbup:

Good call :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,783
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Not what I expected either. For some reason I...

Not what I expected either. For some reason I pictured a cat with flat elements that the exhaust just passes over not a honey comb looking element like a MAF. So all that greyish white stuff is built...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,047
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks FB! Before DIYing the first oil change was...

Thanks FB! Before DIYing the first oil change was at a bmw dealership (2 weeks post purchase), the tappet noise was horrendous so I went back to M1. I can get lubramoly and Castrol GTX so I will try...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,783
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Sounds awesome! Before you install the headers,...

Sounds awesome! Before you install the headers, perhaps you can race my 320!? I would love to beat up on a zhp...damn the pacific ocean
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By PerfectStorm01
So what have you done with the ICV so far? Did...

So what have you done with the ICV so far? Did you replace it? Have you recrimped the electrical connection(s)? Are both electrical ends firmly connected? Sorry if you have done this already, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I wouldn't expect anything less disturbing from...

I wouldn't expect anything less disturbing from you Fast Bob...

Nice rump-shaker!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By PerfectStorm01
looks like a DISA oring....:dunno: edit: ...

looks like a DISA oring....:dunno:

edit: your right that oring looks too beefy to be a disa oring. Just trying to remember what my GAS oring looked like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,047
Posted By PerfectStorm01
This post is great and I've been reading it...

This post is great and I've been reading it regularly. A few questions: What does GC stand for? In Australia, we can't get seafoam and I've never seen Penzoil, can you suggest any alternatives? Or...
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