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Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 10-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
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, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By jimvideopro
+1 on Mike Johns

+1 on Mike Johns
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By jimvideopro
Bluetooth fuse

Anyone know which fuse controls the Bluetooth? My BT stopped working for some reason. I'll disconnect the battery if necessary to try to reset it, but I would rather just pop out the right fuse if I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By jimvideopro
Is too much oil a bad thing

Mobil 1 5-30 is the wrong oil. Per BMW only approved Mobil 1 is 0-40. Look for "BMW LL-01" on the bottle. Interval is a matter of opinion. Book says 15k. I do mine every 7500. My opinion (others may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By jimvideopro
I would not buy a vert unless you want a...

I would not buy a vert unless you want a convertible. I love mine but they are heavier (slower) and there are things that can go wrong with the top. I think my 330 automatic has pretty good oomph,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jimvideopro
2005 330i AUX Cable

Search and you will find threads on this subject


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jimvideopro
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Yes. Easy.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By jimvideopro
Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which...

Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which includes everything you need. The first step will freak you out because they get worse as the big scratches are removed. I read the lenses will quickly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By jimvideopro
I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate...

I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate opinion. I'm sure I do not drive my car as hard as many of you, but I've been very pleased with the Meyle rotors and Akebono low dust pads. Yes there is a...
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