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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2016, 06:21 AM
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Views: 356
Posted By gesoffen
My experience with the E46 (12 years and 160k+...

My experience with the E46 (12 years and 160k+ miles) was with a manual transmission version. Not sure if the brake/throttle interlock is specific to autotragic transmissions only (or perhaps to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By gesoffen
Without knowing the codes or being able to...

Without knowing the codes or being able to physically inspect components, here are a few leads to chase:
Poor idle/limp mode -
- Air intake bellows: this is frequently cracked and lets in unmetered...
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By gesoffen
You mentioned Salzkammergut: we spent several...

You mentioned Salzkammergut: we spent several days there on the Mondsee last summer and enjoyed it very much. We rented an apartment (FeWo) that was right on the lake so could just jump in and go for...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,407
Posted By gesoffen
Another option for the Berchtesgaden area is the...

Another option for the Berchtesgaden area is the Königssee. The boat ride is enjoyable, there is a restaurant adjacent to St. Bartolomä for a bier and lunch (out door seating too, if the weather...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By gesoffen
Ask our bimmer brethren in downtown LA, San Fran,...

Ask our bimmer brethren in downtown LA, San Fran, NYC etc. Mid to low teens is not out of the ordinary for typical, downtown big city traffic. Regardless, in the case of the OP, the point is moot as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By gesoffen
If your driving is predominantly city driving...

If your driving is predominantly city driving (i.e. stop and go), 16 MPG wouldn't be surprising.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By gesoffen
Random thoughts: 1) I suspect it is driveline...

Random thoughts:
1) I suspect it is driveline related due to the symptoms disappearing with the clutch disengaging. With that in mind, a couple of paths to investigate:
1a) Fly wheel/clutch related...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By gesoffen
Random thoughts: 1) I suspect it is driveline...

Random thoughts:
1) I suspect it is driveline related due to the symptoms disappearing with the clutch disengaging. With that in mind, a couple of paths to investigate:
1a) Fly wheel/clutch related...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By gesoffen
I have one on my 328i Wagon. My assessment is...

I have one on my 328i Wagon. My assessment is that it is a "gentleman's" version of a sport exhaust in that it can be throaty at high RPM/near WOT and will pop and burble at throttle let off....
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By gesoffen
Is this a US Government job related move? If so,...

Is this a US Government job related move? If so, this would make it quite a bit easier to bring your car(s).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 982
Posted By gesoffen
Nope! All a typical balance machine does is...

Nope! All a typical balance machine does is identify areas that are are out of "weight" balance. Think about it this way - if one could find a square tire, you could get that square tire to "balance"...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By gesoffen
Hmmm - must of dropped prices recently as they...

Hmmm - must of dropped prices recently as they were at the $300+ point a week or so ago. Price adjusted!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By gesoffen
Anyone? Anyone? Something D-O-O economics....

Anyone? Anyone? Something D-O-O economics. Anyone? Anyone? Voodoo economics....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By gesoffen
Three Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT Tires

Three Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RunFlat Tires. Original Equipment on 2012 BMW 3 Series with M-Sport Package. No patches, holes, bubbles or plugs. See below for size and condition:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,505
Posted By gesoffen
NCC = National Capital Chapter

NCC = National Capital Chapter
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By gesoffen
Another potential source is the oil pan gasket....

Another potential source is the oil pan gasket. Have a look under the car around the oil sump perimeter as well as further back on the under carriage near the transmission. If you're coated in oil in...
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By gesoffen
A few off the beaten path Christmas market...

A few off the beaten path Christmas market suggestions:
- Regensburg has a multitude of them sprinkled throughout the city. Perhaps the most enchanting is the one at the Thurn and Taxis palace near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,505
Posted By gesoffen
Welcome to the unicorn club!! I too have a E91...

Welcome to the unicorn club!! I too have a E91 with MT, M-Sport and a few other goodies. This car replaced my E46 wagon with 5MT and sport package. Where about in VA? I'm in NoVA. We could start a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By gesoffen
Any recent water leaks in the car? I ask because,...

Any recent water leaks in the car? I ask because, in addition to a history of weak/brittle wiring harnesses in the E91, and its predecessor (E46 Touring), the E46s had some wiring junctions running...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By gesoffen
This was my suspicion too....

This was my suspicion too....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By gesoffen
I'm with Pilgrim on this one - check the brake...

I'm with Pilgrim on this one - check the brake pedal switch. Even if it doesn't directly control the brake lights, it may have indirect input to the lights via the FRM and something has to tell the...
Forum: European Delivery 11-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By gesoffen
Can't answer the other ones for you but based on...

Can't answer the other ones for you but based on frequent trips to Germany/Austria and surroundings, I can answer these:
Q-Credit cards; so I am taking two credit cards both with chips but not PIN,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By gesoffen
Is it an auto (as indicated in your title) or a...

Is it an auto (as indicated in your title) or a manual (as indicated in your "Mein Auto"). If its a manual, nice unicorn and welcome to the club!

A couple of relatively inexpensive mods I can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By gesoffen
I'd strongly suggest pulling the door cards off...

I'd strongly suggest pulling the door cards off and having a look at the vapor barriers. Takes 5-10 minutes and you can, at the very least, rule it out. Once the door card is off, take a close look...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-09-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By gesoffen
More than likely, it is the wiring harness at the...

More than likely, it is the wiring harness at the top of the boot lid. The opening and closing to of the boot door/glass cause the wiring harness insulation to crack over time. This is repairable if...
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