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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By chasz17
You're initial toe and camber readings are...

You're initial toe and camber readings are ridiculous. Also, what type of alignment rack was used and was the car set up correctly, that is full tank of fuel and appropriate weights?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By chasz17
The MB ML320 and ML350 are terrible vehicles. In...

The MB ML320 and ML350 are terrible vehicles. In my career, I have never seen so much rust on body panels as I've seen with the ML's. Besides, their resale value is simply awful. You should hear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By chasz17
I really would disconnect the battery, both...

I really would disconnect the battery, both terminals!!!, immediately. Then, I would have a professional diagnose the failure and, probably, extensive damage already done. You have the potential of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By chasz17
There are servos that fail in the transmission,...

There are servos that fail in the transmission, real common problem. Take it to a good transmission shop and the fix is about $1250. Good luck!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By chasz17
Get a better customer that can afford to maintain...

Get a better customer that can afford to maintain the car properly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By chasz17
All engines have serial numbers. When you...

All engines have serial numbers. When you purchase a major component like an engine, the seller has to fill out a full bill of sale stating the serial number of the part AND the VIN from the donor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By chasz17
Just forget about the engineering, worldwide...

Just forget about the engineering, worldwide parts distibution, dealer overhead and I could go on. Go try pricing some Toyota replacement parts if you want to be shocked. By the way, how old is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By chasz17
If you're in Chi-town (I went to school there)...

If you're in Chi-town (I went to school there) you might want to consider real snow tires. A/S in real snow are awful compared to proper winter tires. Nice summer tires for the three seasons and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By chasz17
That is a steal for a clean car like that. Have...

That is a steal for a clean car like that. Have a PPI done and buy it fast!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By chasz17
Why don't you use the $6k as a healthy down...

Why don't you use the $6k as a healthy down payment on a really good example of an E46?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By chasz17
You've GOT to car the car aligned right away....

You've GOT to car the car aligned right away. Your steering geometry is way off.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By chasz17
How do you program a battery in an E46?

How do you program a battery in an E46?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By chasz17
We have a saying in the car biz: If Momma ain't...

We have a saying in the car biz: If Momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy. Take it to a mechanic!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By chasz17
Have you had the steering rack checked?

Have you had the steering rack checked?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By chasz17
First thing you should read and understand is...

First thing you should read and understand is your owner's manual. It will answer question 1,3,4 and 5. Good luck with a great looking car!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,785
Posted By chasz17
For maximum safety, car tires should be replaced...

For maximum safety, car tires should be replaced at 4/32nds. Lower tread depth than this becomes unsafe during rain as you will hydroplane a lot more easily. Tire rack has some great videos on this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By chasz17
If the mileage on your car is over 90k, car is...

If the mileage on your car is over 90k, car is finished. Just the visable body damage from the two pictures easily exceeds $4k.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By chasz17
Do you have auto parts stores in Canada?

Do you have auto parts stores in Canada?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By chasz17
Bumper was repainted and not done correctly. ...

Bumper was repainted and not done correctly. Call you dealership and ask them for a recommendation for a good body shop. Retail price to get this done correctly is between $200 and $250.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By chasz17
Can we assume that the engine was off when you...

Can we assume that the engine was off when you checked it? Also, did you wait the five minutes before checking as the manual suggests?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By chasz17
Remote start is NOT a good idea in BMWs. BMW...

Remote start is NOT a good idea in BMWs. BMW recommends that you begin driving right away after starting the vehicle; do not let it idle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,348
Posted By chasz17
Are you sure that the cable is releasing? If so,...

Are you sure that the cable is releasing? If so, you'll have to remove the rear rotors and calipers to see what's going on. Do NOT try to free the brakes by driving!!! Also, be careful with liquid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By chasz17
Hey OP. Have the battery professionally load...

Hey OP. Have the battery professionally load tested. If the battery is more than four years old, don't bother, and just replace it.
Forum: General BMW 01-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By chasz17
icuc, the CPO certification follows the vehicle...

icuc, the CPO certification follows the vehicle not the owner.

To the OP, on the DAVIS report it probably said under CPO status PENDING. If I'm following your time line correctly, the BMW...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,628
Posted By chasz17
You need to get a PPI from a reputable garage. ...

You need to get a PPI from a reputable garage. Do not buy the vehicle without this as you could be sentencing yourself to huge repair bills. While I certainly think an extenede service policy is a...
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