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Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-26-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By autobahn
Exxons by me have Ethanol. Only one that doesn't...

Exxons by me have Ethanol. Only one that doesn't is a Phillips 66 and they advertise on their billboard that they sell Sugar-Free gas. They also charge about 10 cents more per gallon.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By autobahn
All fixed for about $30. Service Advisor used...

All fixed for about $30. Service Advisor used the plastic strap that sometimes comes with cardboard boxes or pallets. Slid under, pulled it right off, replaced grommets, stuck in new Roundel. No...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By autobahn
I will go to the dealer in the AM and pick one up...

I will go to the dealer in the AM and pick one up with my BMWCCA discount. Is this something to have them do while I am there or just do it myself? bavauto.com talks about also getting replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By autobahn
Ugh! That just happened to me too. Washed the...

Ugh! That just happened to me too. Washed the car last Friday night and today, Thursday, the decal is ripped off. Assuming the wind took it vs. vandalism.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By autobahn
Unfortunately, the choices are very limited in...

Unfortunately, the choices are very limited in Huntsville. It is 1.5 hours to the dealer in Nashville or Birmingham. There are really no good local European service shops. There are a few in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By autobahn
Headlight washer leaking. Have had both replaced...

Headlight washer leaking. Have had both replaced (at different times) and no problems since. All paid for under warranty.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By autobahn
No charge for any of it. Just the hassle.

No charge for any of it. Just the hassle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By autobahn
Headlight

If you have it done, inspect closely and make sure the headlight gets put back in right. It took me a while to notice a gap between my headlight and the bumper. They took it to the body shop and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
I measured the OEM ones and there were 23. The...

I measured the OEM ones and there were 23. The book at the parts store did not list the e46. I read that both the 22 and 24 work. I went with more coverage rather than less. You can not go wrong...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Not sure you can beat the cost of just changing...

Not sure you can beat the cost of just changing the inserts. If you decide the change the hold blade, these are much better looking than the OEM blades. They look like the ones off the newer 3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Still work good with all the rain we have had...

Still work good with all the rain we have had here. No regrets on the purchase or the size.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Yep, 24 work fine. I tested it with the set from...

Yep, 24 work fine. I tested it with the set from my wife's SUV first to make sure they would work. The original ones are 23" with room to spare. I bought the 424A for the driver side and the 420B...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Clip Removal

Here is info on that clip to make the Icons work...
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=179274&page=2&highlight=bosch+icons
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Yes, they work. Put on a set of 424A and 420B. ...

Yes, they work. Put on a set of 424A and 420B. They are awesome!

You have to remove the black plastic clip near the spring on the driver wiper arm for them to work. The plastic clip is for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By autobahn
Just put Bosch Icons on my wife's SUV. Will they...

Just put Bosch Icons on my wife's SUV. Will they in fact work on the E46? Anyone know which sizes or part numbers? Could not find on the Bosch configurator.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 03-31-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,430
Posted By autobahn
Here it is from the Drive for the Cure over the...

Here it is from the Drive for the Cure over the Weekend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,324
Posted By autobahn
I have a 2004 330XI with Sport Package with 17"...

I have a 2004 330XI with Sport Package with 17" RFTs from the factory. Mine did come with a donut spare under the plastic cover. Talked to the dealer and found out the TPM is done via the ABS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By autobahn
In the '04, the sport package also came with...

In the '04, the sport package also came with Run-Flats, but you still got a donut spare. Look for Goodyear with the words EMT on the side of the tire. You will also have a TPM button if you have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,324
Posted By autobahn
Correct, the e46 uses the ABS system to monitor...

Correct, the e46 uses the ABS system to monitor tire rotation - and does work in the case where I had a nail. The newer BMWs actually have electronics inside the rim attached to the valve stem for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,324
Posted By autobahn
I do not think so. My 04 330XI (10/03...

I do not think so. My 04 330XI (10/03 production) came with run-flats as part of the sport package. I just got rid of them because it cost me $360 to replace one of the Goodyear EMTs when I got a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By autobahn
Mine was a wobble in the steering wheel. It...

Mine was a wobble in the steering wheel. It would wiggle left and right as I drove straight around 40-50MPH. Was more noticable when I got new tires and got rid of the heavier run-flats. I had to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By autobahn
Agree on #2. My 04 330XI needed new Control Arm...

Agree on #2. My 04 330XI needed new Control Arm Bushings at 35K miles. I drive mine 10K per year too and just went out of warrenty.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By autobahn
How long should the BMW battery last? Mine is...

How long should the BMW battery last? Mine is over 4 years old now. Wonder if it something I should just go ahead and replace before I have problems with it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By autobahn
Don't they come in black? Did you have to have...

Don't they come in black? Did you have to have it painted?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,606
Posted By autobahn
2004 330xi, 4 years old and just out of warrenty...

2004 330xi, 4 years old and just out of warrenty (40K miles):
Replaced under Warrenty:
- Transmission (delay going from R to D)
- Alternator (warning light)
- Control Arm Bushings (wobble in...
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