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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Fishful Thinking
With a BMWCCA membership discount at the dealer,...

With a BMWCCA membership discount at the dealer, genuine BMW oil is no more expensive than most synthetics at the auto parts store. If it's not inconvenient to drive to a dealer, I say go with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fishful Thinking
225/45 17s. My stock size. Right now on...

225/45 17s. My stock size. Right now on Costco.com they're 199.99 each, but when I bought mine late last year they were around 180 each, plus $15 each for installation, plus a $70 rebate on a set of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fishful Thinking
What do you call his one-legged sister? Eileen!

What do you call his one-legged sister? Eileen!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Whatchoo smokin' brotha?! I got a set of SS's...

Whatchoo smokin' brotha?! I got a set of SS's for my 325Ci for around $750 installed at Costco.

OP, be happy with your purchase - I can tell you, these are great tires. I had Star Specs prior,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Fishful Thinking
When mine sagged I tried all sorts of adhesives,...

When mine sagged I tried all sorts of adhesives, and none worked. Not RTV silicone, not super glue, not gorilla glue, nothing. I just tore that ish out and moved on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Are you asking a question?

Are you asking a question?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The implication is that the tow truck driver...

The implication is that the tow truck driver damaged your control arm. If so, his insurance should pay for that part of the repair. He should know not to pull or tie down your car from the control...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Or buy the cable and program and do it yourself. ...

Or buy the cable and program and do it yourself. Search threads on programming options for your car. There're are tons of them and tons of info.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Pre Purchase Inspection by a qualified BMW...

Pre Purchase Inspection by a qualified BMW mechanic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Fishful Thinking
You can buy a cable for about $35 that comes with...

You can buy a cable for about $35 that comes with a program called PA Soft which allows you to access many programming options on your car. Search "programming", or just start with this thread:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Normal function for bi-xenon lights. Do you have...

Normal function for bi-xenon lights. Do you have the owners manual? Lots of good info there...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,635
Posted By Fishful Thinking
If the indy is "fairly sure" it's the cluster,...

If the indy is "fairly sure" it's the cluster, make this deal with them: Let them install and code a new cluster. If it cures all the problems, pay him the $1200. If not, he will re-install your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Fishful Thinking
[QUOTE=Fast Bob;8146111]Who is he ????? QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE=Fast Bob;8146111]Who is he ?????
QUOTE]

Dr Evil!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Absolutely all of these cool features are in the...

Absolutely all of these cool features are in the owners manual. I can't believe people buy these cars and don't bother to read it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I don't know much about BMW automatics, but on...

I don't know much about BMW automatics, but on our Accord, the trottle position sensor is on the throttle body, and if the TPS is out of adjustment or malfunctioning it can cause shifting problems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Jesus H. Christ, to they not teach punctuation in...

Jesus H. Christ, to they not teach punctuation in Nebraska?! Slow down, dammit! Add a comma between tokes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I'm sure you know best, but can you not get...

I'm sure you know best, but can you not get access to any BMW parts where you are? Do you have a credit card, access to the Internet, and a mailbox? Or a dealership? The OEM wire is not expensive,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,798
Posted By Fishful Thinking
A couple of observations based on my experience: ...

A couple of observations based on my experience: First off, yes, my tires have been more expensive that for our Accord, but that's by choice. I could put Pilot Super Sports on the Honda, but why? ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Fishful Thinking
No, do not go with all seasons. They are truely...

No, do not go with all seasons. They are truely insufficient for snowy conditions. Invest in a set of quality winter tires in the same size as your current tires. Or, better yet, buy a dedicated...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Fishful Thinking
A fun round trip would be: 520 to Redmond for...

A fun round trip would be: 520 to Redmond for breakfast at Village Cafe, then WA 202 East to Snoqualmie Falls. After a brief stop to admire the falls, continue east on E202 to North Bend. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Trips to Leavenworth are fun as well. Closer...

Trips to Leavenworth are fun as well.

Closer to home - the Village Cafe in Redmond - good, diner style food.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,299
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Time for some drifting!!!!!

Time for some drifting!!!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I see OEM racks on Craigslist pretty often....and...

I see OEM racks on Craigslist pretty often....and cheap. Like $150.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Start picking breakfast/brunch places to drive to...

Start picking breakfast/brunch places to drive to - combine two great activites in one. Try the Maltby Cafe in (where else?) Maltby. They serve sticky buns the size of plates there. Omlets are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Disabling that stupid beep with programming was...

Disabling that stupid beep with programming was the best mod I've done. That and the 1 touch close rear coupe windows....I love websites like this one where I can learn all these little tricks. So,...
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