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Forum: Off-Topic 12-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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: 181
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: 173
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
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: 151
Views: 13,735
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: 151
Views: 13,735
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: 151
Views: 13,735
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: 148,494
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: 131
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: 268
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: 151
Views: 13,735
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: 148
Views: 20,706
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: 249
Posted By 1972ford
hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........

hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By 1972ford
Much like the place I bought my '03 wagon...

Much like the place I bought my '03 wagon recently; you pay a premium over a private sale, but they seek out cars with very clean histories and they fix every little thing before the sale. On their...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By 1972ford
20 grand?! That's aggressive. Nice car, though.

20 grand?! That's aggressive. Nice car, though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By 1972ford
Good find, and for that kind of money you can...

Good find, and for that kind of money you can keep it for 5 years and sell it for probably over 5k. That sure beats losing 5k in the first hour by signing the ownership papers and driving it off the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By 1972ford
"Take the number of cars in the field (A) times...

"Take the number of cars in the field (A) times the rate of failure (B) multiplied by the average out-of-court settlement (C). A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By 1972ford
Congrats. Get some pics up!

Congrats. Get some pics up!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 1972ford
If you like to do some of your own work, and were...

If you like to do some of your own work, and were willing to follow Bob's advice and do a little research, you would quickly learn that things like the water pumps on these cars are actually very...
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