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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By C-Bear
I think if it were the GM5, both locks would be...

I think if it were the GM5, both locks would be out, not just the driver's side; might therefore be the lock actuator instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-23-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By C-Bear
I've had nothing but excellent experiences with...

I've had nothing but excellent experiences with The M Shop in Eagle Rock.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By C-Bear
The Wiki link in the masthead has gone goofy; the...

The Wiki link in the masthead has gone goofy; the "View the E46 Wiki" link directly above the first post works...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By C-Bear
I don't; any recommended model? Also, any...

I don't; any recommended model?

Also, any chances it's my Final Stage Resistor overdrawing charge? Mine's been screwy for years but overall has worked the way it's suppose to; wasn't going to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By C-Bear
Car keeps dying -- probably not battery or alternator

Several times over the last month, the car won't start. Flashing headlights and instrument panel, and rapid fire clicking when I try to turn her over, but no ignition.

Battery responds to jumps...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,866
Posted By C-Bear
Can't be certain, but I'd first consider a bad...

Can't be certain, but I'd first consider a bad final stage resistor:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46#Erratic_fan_speed.3F
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By C-Bear
Never change my oil again?

I've got one of the M54s that eats a quart of oil every 750 miles.

I'm wondering what if I quit doing proper oil changes and only replaced the filter every 7500 miles on the thinking that at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
As stated, lacking in social graces -- like most...

As stated, lacking in social graces -- like most douches who use a keyboard to behave in ways they couldn't otherwise.

And it's amusing when the person calling someone an idiot can't spell...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
Ugh. The point was that the notion of modern...

Ugh. The point was that the notion of modern dinos being less "slippery" than synthetics, and therefore better for scuffing and engine break-in, I don't think applies.

oilsschmoils, it's been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
Viscosity improvers do, yes.

Viscosity improvers do, yes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
You're quite right, without knowing the total...

You're quite right, without knowing the total miles per six months, normal and abnormal consumption can't be determined.

But while no two engines are identical, the huge sweep in variance among...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
I recall those discussions and it's an...

I recall those discussions and it's an interesting theory, but never jibed with my understanding of modern oil additives, which you'll find in both dino and synthetic oils and makes viscosity...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
Just because one lousy situation is worse than...

Just because one lousy situation is worse than another lousy situation doesn't mean they both aren't bad.

And I don't think anyone in this thread "can't be bothered" by having to add oil -- that's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By C-Bear
Your best bet is to find a qualified upholsterer...

Your best bet is to find a qualified upholsterer near you who can apply the proper glues. Most here who have tried to do this themselves have had only limited success.

Search is your friend.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By C-Bear
Most of the major auto parts stores will test...

Most of the major auto parts stores will test battery, starter and alternator output for free.

From what you describe, likely it's your alternator. If you have an owner's manual, the red battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By C-Bear
Burning a lot of oil-- it's a weird glitch in the...

Burning a lot of oil-- it's a weird glitch in the E46 line; some of the engines do and some don't, and no one knows why.

There've been a lot of threads on this over the years and it remains a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-16-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,118
Posted By C-Bear
False choice.

False choice.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By C-Bear
Basic: - Front struts - Front strut tower...

Basic:
- Front struts
- Front strut tower reinforcement plates
- Rear shocks
- Rear shock tower mounts
- Rear shock tower mount reinforcement plates
- Front control arms
- Front control arm...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 66,261
Posted By C-Bear
Will you miss four doors? The current 328 gets...

Will you miss four doors? The current 328 gets excellent marks, along with the 128.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 66,261
Posted By C-Bear
Who are you thanking? The troll who started this...

Who are you thanking? The troll who started this thread and fed it with misinformation, or the several posters who exposed him?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,118
Posted By C-Bear
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt203/homo1-202...

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt203/homo1-2020/insect-overlords.jpg
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,189
Posted By C-Bear
I'm confused -- in the second line, did you mean...

I'm confused -- in the second line, did you mean the N54?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,170
Posted By C-Bear
BestCS has made a practice of coming to a BMW...

BestCS has made a practice of coming to a BMW board to bash BMW, and specifically to the 1 Series forum to bash the 1 Series.

He also has a penchant for singing the praises of Hyundai apropos of...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,189
Posted By C-Bear
There's been tons of speculation along these...

There's been tons of speculation along these lines; again, a lot of bandwidth has been dedicated to it -- everything from software to the ethanol in fuel.

The jury's still out, and BMW ain't...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,189
Posted By C-Bear
The 128i is considered solid.

The 128i is considered solid.
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