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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 639
Posted By charlesberry
Start with the easy stuff and check your air...

Start with the easy stuff and check your air pressure in the tires. Low pressure will rob you of gas mileage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By charlesberry
oh please someone

You one of 2 problems...the first is you have Xenon lights and the bulbs are worn out and need replacing. You can buy new bulbs from Bavauto or OEMBIMMERPARTS.COM. online. Do not go to the dealer. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By charlesberry
http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I Good review on...

http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I

Good review on replacement brakes, what works and what doesn't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By charlesberry
I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake...

I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake calipers. Pads and rotors and sensors yup. Calipers................no. not unless they're frozen or leaking.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By charlesberry
You punctured the cooling coils for the air...

You punctured the cooling coils for the air conditioning. On a lighter note, it's October and you won't be needing AC for about 7 months.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By charlesberry
$1300 bucks for new hoses and a flush? Which...

$1300 bucks for new hoses and a flush? Which dealer is that?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By charlesberry
I destroyed one of those wheel keys using basic...

I destroyed one of those wheel keys using basic hand tools. Took the car into the dealer and told the service mgr to get the GD wheel locks off the car!!
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 09-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By charlesberry
Hi Greg, Not sure where in Jersey you are...

Hi Greg,

Not sure where in Jersey you are but I use Steve Vicari out in Frenchtown for all my BMW repair work that's out of warranty.
I do 99% of all my own maint and repair work, but if I run...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Alternator-OEM-...

https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Alternator-OEM-W-Oval-Plug-p/12317519620e46.htm

I went with OEM Bimmerparts - about 3 years on this part and I'm a high mileage driver.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-31-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By charlesberry
Stick shift or an auto?

Stick shift or an auto?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,471
Posted By charlesberry
I was reading through all this and thought...

I was reading through all this and thought SAWZALL with a really long blade and call it a day.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By charlesberry
I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI...

I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI adjustable shocks on my 330 Xi and I feel no difference at all. Both are a good product - buy WOW those yellow shocks are rusting out a lot faster...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By charlesberry
For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a...

For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a common color - as opposed to like Estoral Blue which is not a common color........... which could be a long time (6 months +).

If you have other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By charlesberry
Hi John, Here's what I did. I bought the...

Hi John,

Here's what I did. I bought the new cover, and got a can of matching paint for my paint code and I spray painted the new part. BAV Auto sells the factory paint. I sanded with 3000 grit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,463
Posted By charlesberry
Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the...

Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the base component.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,463
Posted By charlesberry
Hi Dan, The cold weather part means that one...

Hi Dan,

The cold weather part means that one of the hose has a very very small amount of foam layered around it. I'm not convinced a layer of foam has insulating properties that make a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,125
Posted By charlesberry
230,000 miles and I've dropped the pan and...

230,000 miles and I've dropped the pan and refilled 3 times. I'll do it again in another 20K miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By charlesberry
A/C Temp

Driving home from work, it struck me my AC blows REALLY cold air. My E46 is 10 years old and I hit 230,000 miles on my car today.

I got home and ran to get a thermometer to see how cold the AC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By charlesberry
Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red...

Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red and White.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By charlesberry
Your lucky control arms and bushings are on...

Your lucky control arms and bushings are on sale!!! HURRY HURRY!!

Seriously, control arms and ball joints are not able to be serviced. The old ones are removed and replaced.
How many miles on...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By charlesberry
Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally...

Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally I use Zimmerman rotors. They have a coating of Zinc on them so the rotor won't rust over time.

I also use Textar or Pagid pads which are...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By charlesberry
One for the...

One for the brakes...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpLFHNZAjRw

One for the fluid....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3SrZvHmEGw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By charlesberry
The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack...

The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack doctor route, but it you really wanted to get nuts..........OEM Bimmerparts has a good price too.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By charlesberry
Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. ...

Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. You can buy a nice example for 10 grand, or you can spend 5 grand on the car and another 5 grand bringing it back to spec.
I tend to agree with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By charlesberry
I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is...

I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is reliable because I've done a TON of maintenance.

I"ve done battery, fuel pump, alternator, complete cooling system (X2), complete suspension refresh,...
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