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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By samplemaven
Male auxiliary plug tip broken in female plug receptacle

I have broken the tip of my 1/8" male auxiliary plug in the female plug mounted in the back of the console of my 2006 550i. Is there an easy fix...or am I pretty much screwed? Thanks in advance for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By samplemaven
Active cruise control

Active cruise control
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By samplemaven
You should be able to get the holes filled and...

You should be able to get the holes filled and painted for under $200. If the car was worth keeping before the water leak was discovered, its worth a couple of hundred to protect. I agree with your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,839
Posted By samplemaven
173,000 miles on my black '00 323i..it is now my...

173,000 miles on my black '00 323i..it is now my daily driver/grocery getter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By samplemaven
I bought my 323i five years ago on a...

I bought my 323i five years ago on a whim...thinking my daughter in high school would like it. She didn't want it (I was shocked) so I let one of my salesmen drive it all over the Southeast for five...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By samplemaven
I'm noticing a similar problem with my 2000 323i....

I'm noticing a similar problem with my 2000 323i. Under any acceleration pressure...normal or spirited, the car invariably vibrates in second gear in the 2000-3000 rpm range. The vibration does not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By samplemaven
Both of my fobs quit working some time ago, but I...

Both of my fobs quit working some time ago, but I continued to manually lock/unlock until the lock itself gave way and will no longer function at all. I cannot lock/unlock the doors at all because...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By samplemaven
If (or when) the auto tranny goes out on my '00...

If (or when) the auto tranny goes out on my '00 323i...currently with 170m miles, I"m considering looking for a manual tranny out of a wreck and doing a switch over.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 05-31-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,947
Posted By samplemaven
Call Steve at Blunt Tech...he can get you just...

Call Steve at Blunt Tech...he can get you just about anything you need.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 05-31-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By samplemaven
If those alloys for a 2002 are in good...

If those alloys for a 2002 are in good condition...that is a great deal.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 245,071
Posted By samplemaven
When I started this thread, my 2000 323i had...

When I started this thread, my 2000 323i had about 70000 miles. It now has over 160000 miles and still has no problems...nor any symptoms of a problem. I'm hoping to get to over 200000 miles before I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,670
Posted By samplemaven
My 2007 550i idles a little rough after start-up...

My 2007 550i idles a little rough after start-up but smooths out as soon as I reach the road...about 250' from my garage.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 04-28-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,536
Posted By samplemaven
Before and after

I bought a 2002 on a whim...started a do it yourself restoration...and then lost my mind and did a full off frame restoration. It took two years and was a great experience and a lot of fun.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By samplemaven
Interior rear tire wear

Just something you'll have to live with. I've had sudden de-inflation (blow out) with both run flats and non-run flat tires.

My wheels are aligned properly...but excessive wear is a fact of life...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,036
Posted By samplemaven
My partner in Germany has a de-badged 550i that...

My partner in Germany has a de-badged 550i that he rebadged with the base model number. His thought is that he doesn't want anyone to know he has a top of the line 5 series. Go figure.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By samplemaven
Battery location

Time for a new battery for my 2007 550. Took the car to WalMart but they couldn't find the battery location in the car. I can't find it in my owners manual either. Can someone help me by telling me...
Forum: General BMW 08-03-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,974
Posted By samplemaven
My recently restored '72 2002 Tii will never been...

My recently restored '72 2002 Tii will never been sold. The fully loaded '07 550i bought 5 years ago now has 85000 miles and I can't think of any reason to consider selling it for another 5 years....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By samplemaven
This is a great idea I never would have thought...

This is a great idea I never would have thought of myself...tomorrow I'll be dropping by the dealership that sold me the car and see what they say. Thanks!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By samplemaven
I sold a business and need to get rid of a toy....

I sold a business and need to get rid of a toy. I'll check Cars.com...sounds like a good idea. Thanks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By samplemaven
What is the best means to sell your BMW?

I have a late model 335i with low mileage that I want to sell. Although I've posted on this site for years, I've just now noticed that there is not a means to sell vehicles on this site.
...
Forum: General BMW 02-22-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By samplemaven
What is the best means to sell your BMW?

I have a late model 335i with low mileage that I want to sell. Although I've posted on this site for years, I've just now noticed that there is not a means to sell vehicles on this site.
...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 12-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By samplemaven
Considering an 8 Series...mistake or not?

I was in a meeting last week, and someone commented I was "into" bimmers.

After a couple of drinks, one of the guys said he knew a doctor in a nearby city who had an 8 series, complete and in...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-25-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By samplemaven
New style Smart Car spotted

I saw this style of Smart Car for the first time last week in Rudesheim, Germany. I thought the styling was pretty cool, but question if the performance could be as interesting as its styling.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-27-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,363
Posted By samplemaven
Was the E21 the first...

Was the E21 the first BMW to use the red illumination on the gauges? If so, did it begin in its first year...1975?

Thanks,
Forum: General BMW 06-15-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By samplemaven
Thanks for the info...I'll be giving JRD a call.

Thanks for the info...I'll be giving JRD a call.
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