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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 07:51 PM
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And they do let you bring in parts. +1 on...

And they do let you bring in parts. +1 on oembimmerparts.com


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
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Where are you in Kentucky? Mike Johns Imports in...

Where are you in Kentucky? Mike Johns Imports in Jeffersonville, IN, across the river from Louisville is very good. And they have old BMWs as loaners! I've driven a 3, a 5 and 7....


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By jimvideopro
I've got a 2006 330Ci convertible with 92K and so...

I've got a 2006 330Ci convertible with 92K and so far (knock on wood) no problems. It appears the tops work well until they don't. Pretty complex mechanisms with hydraulics, sensors, motors, etc. A...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By jimvideopro
Okay I'm back again. Is there any chance that the...

Okay I'm back again. Is there any chance that the ball joints are NOT bad at 92k? I pulled the front wheels and did Fast Bob's test and the only thing that seemed to move was the CABs which I know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By jimvideopro
Thank you for the advice. Looks like I'll be...

Thank you for the advice. Looks like I'll be shopping for a sledge soon to break those babies loose.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By jimvideopro
Fast Bob, what is the normal life expectancy for...

Fast Bob, what is the normal life expectancy for bad ball joints, and is there a way to check for it? I know my cabs are bad (91K, changed once in the low 40s under warranty) but it's obviously...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 08-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By jimvideopro
+1 on Mike Johns

+1 on Mike Johns
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,001
Posted By jimvideopro
Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor...

Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor Freight torque wrench. I needed a 3/8 to do my brakes and since I only use a wrench very infrequently I had a hard time justifying $100 plus.

So...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By jimvideopro
BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if...

BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if you don't overheat them. A lot of the engineering on components hung on the engine is pretty substandard. Boggles the mind that BMW can't design an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By jimvideopro
Yeah thought of that after posting. For future...

Yeah thought of that after posting. For future searchers, it's fuses 7 and 39, which did the trick and reset my Bluetooth, which now works once again.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By jimvideopro
Bluetooth fuse

Anyone know which fuse controls the Bluetooth? My BT stopped working for some reason. I'll disconnect the battery if necessary to try to reset it, but I would rather just pop out the right fuse if I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By jimvideopro
Is too much oil a bad thing

Mobil 1 5-30 is the wrong oil. Per BMW only approved Mobil 1 is 0-40. Look for "BMW LL-01" on the bottle. Interval is a matter of opinion. Book says 15k. I do mine every 7500. My opinion (others may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By jimvideopro
I would not buy a vert unless you want a...

I would not buy a vert unless you want a convertible. I love mine but they are heavier (slower) and there are things that can go wrong with the top. I think my 330 automatic has pretty good oomph,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By jimvideopro
2005 330i AUX Cable

Search and you will find threads on this subject


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By jimvideopro
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Yes. Easy.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By jimvideopro
Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which...

Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which includes everything you need. The first step will freak you out because they get worse as the big scratches are removed. I read the lenses will quickly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By jimvideopro
I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate...

I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate opinion. I'm sure I do not drive my car as hard as many of you, but I've been very pleased with the Meyle rotors and Akebono low dust pads. Yes there is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By jimvideopro
My sympathies. Regardless of the forecast...

My sympathies. Regardless of the forecast accuracy, southern cities just don't have equipment or material (salt) to deal with snow and ice.

On a related note, if you live anywhere that gets snow...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By jimvideopro
I also had a Graf water pump begin to leak in...

I also had a Graf water pump begin to leak in less than a year. Go OEM


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By jimvideopro
My SAP doesn't run anywhere near 90 seconds -...

My SAP doesn't run anywhere near 90 seconds - usually only long enough for me to back the car out of the garage, get out and shut the door. Not saying that might not be the problem, but don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By jimvideopro
Be sure to use BMW-approved coffee otherwise...

Be sure to use BMW-approved coffee otherwise you'll get sludge in the cup....


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By jimvideopro
Can anyone tell me about these BMW Wheels

Style 98s. Standard equipment on my base-suspension 2006 vert. 17" diameter. Don't think they came as 18's but I could be wrong. I like them, don't love them - I use them for my snow tires.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By jimvideopro
Bad Weather Handling

General Altimax Artics on my vert. Probably more tire than I need in Louisville but excellent in the snow/ice. I think the only thing that might stop me is deep hard-packed snow higher than the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By jimvideopro
330i cooling refresh

Metal impeller pump on my car started leaking less than a year after installation. Thankfully Max at oembimmerparts took it back under warranty. OEM pump replaced it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By jimvideopro
Vibration When Turning

Put Akebonos on a couple of weeks ago. No problems. I second the idea to check and see if everything is torqued/installed correctly.


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