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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By 1972ford
I wouldn't worry too much about that, since the...

I wouldn't worry too much about that, since the ONLY fan on manual transmission cars is electric. They are extremely reliable.

I have a friend who had the EXACT same thing happen in his car, fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
When did you get this done, was it recently?

When did you get this done, was it recently?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
edit: sorry for the double post, don't know what...

edit: sorry for the double post, don't know what happened there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
My car is outside of the additional driver's side...

My car is outside of the additional driver's side recall (it's an '03) but I did call the dealer yesterday to try and get an update on where I am on the waiting list. I called for an appointment in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By 1972ford
No legal obligation unless you signed something....

No legal obligation unless you signed something. But when you go pick up the part, I'd ask if you owe them for their diagnostic time, to be fair. Some would probably say, don't bring it up unless...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By 1972ford
Merry Christmas! Great to hear from you, I hope...

Merry Christmas! Great to hear from you, I hope all is well.
Forum: Off-Topic 12-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By 1972ford
I think some of you might be missing the question...

I think some of you might be missing the question that is being asked. The OP is hoping to have insurance pay for a temporary fix to hold a bumper onto the damaged car until the new bumper arrives,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By 1972ford
Beat me to it, I was going to just say, "Check...

Beat me to it, I was going to just say, "Check out Red Bull Rampage."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw

Also, this. Not mountain biking, but some pretty crazy stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By 1972ford
The sensor is the same *part* in both...

The sensor is the same *part* in both applications, but clearly there are two needed, and as Bob said, they are not connected in any way. They are cheap so if you have an intermittent light, and you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
It wasn't rusted through (or even all that rusty...

It wasn't rusted through (or even all that rusty visibly), but the bolt was rusted and seized in the bushing, it couldn't rotate or really move at all. It took an air chisel to get it out. So the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
Yep its going back there next week to have both...

Yep its going back there next week to have both rear control arm bushings replaced and then an alignment.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
There's a nice looking e39 5 speed wagon on NH cl...

There's a nice looking e39 5 speed wagon on NH cl right now.... but yeah they are hard to find in good shape!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks, I love the color. It came up for sale...

Thanks, I love the color. It came up for sale near me this summer and I jumped on it and sold my black one. A lot of my friends were somewhat confused because it's exactly the same as my old car, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
Well, the chili came from a little place in...

Well, the chili came from a little place in Holderness called Golden Pond Country Store, the shop here is called Squam Lakes Auto. They (the store) also offered me to bring my dog inside if she was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
Yeah, it couldn't have been much better. The...

Yeah, it couldn't have been much better. The place it broke down gave me a bowl of their award winning chili while I waited for my tow. And three people helped work on my car at the closed shop. And...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By 1972ford
Thoughts on the new "stance"

Ha. Snapped off my rear lower control arm today. Luckily it was at a local gas station and no fewer than 5 people I know well plus 4 strangers offered help. One of them happened to own a foreign...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
Q&A from BMW

Forgive me if this has already been posted, but this is a very detailed Q&A that the dealer sent me. It answers a lot of questions that people have been asking in this thread and others, and some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
... yeah ...about that. Update from my local...

... yeah ...about that. Update from my local dealer is that they ran out of parts and don't know when they'll have more. So I went from being proactive and making an appointment as soon as I could...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
I'm having mine replaced next Wednesday, I can...

I'm having mine replaced next Wednesday, I can try to get a detailed pic if the service guys are willing.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 156,909
Posted By 1972ford
You could go the catch-can method, it's been done...

You could go the catch-can method, it's been done many times. A little regular maintenance (emptying) is required but it eliminates the CCV-related issues. I know there are some good write-ups on it....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By 1972ford
I had a 2001 325xi wagon with a full-sized spare...

I had a 2001 325xi wagon with a full-sized spare but don't remember anything between it and the underside of my rear floor. There was a plastic thing that screwed in to the spare tire well to fasten...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By 1972ford
I say, it's pretty easy to take out so why not...

I say, it's pretty easy to take out so why not try it? Go for a drive, come home, remove it, then drive the same route again. It may not have a big effect, and in fact may increase body roll more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By 1972ford
I just called my "local" dealer and they do have...

I just called my "local" dealer and they do have the parts in stock. Also verified that my VIN was part of the recall, I guess not all '01 - '04 E46 are affected.

Anyway I am just confirming for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,544
Posted By 1972ford
It should have a build date on the driver's door....

It should have a build date on the driver's door. Also you can type in the last 7 of the VIN to realoem.com.

Perhaps they had a 328xi in 2001 in Canada? Definitely need to look for those front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By 1972ford
hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........

hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........
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