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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By drrpm
That would be a great combination in the...

That would be a great combination in the southeast. I wish I had a lighter color since the black gets burning hot in the summer. In my case selection was hampered by shoppping for a used vehicle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By drrpm
The OP has not been back in a year and a half. ...

The OP has not been back in a year and a half. I guess the engine was toast.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By drrpm
Fix the cooling system and suspension which are...

Fix the cooling system and suspension which are things that would have needed attention at some point anyway. The PS leak may well just be due to a bad hose so it might be an easy fix. Once its...
Forum: General BMW 07-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By drrpm
I doubt that most people would be receptive to...

I doubt that most people would be receptive to unsolicited criticism of their driving ability. Anyone who is a big enough ass to be weaving about while texting and driving has already showed you...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By drrpm
The rear tires don't rotate at the same rate as...

The rear tires don't rotate at the same rate as the front tires when making a turn, so how could they stay synchronized? A 1/3 psi pressure difference would be undetectable without a sensitive gauge...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By drrpm
Are you sure its 1/3 psi? I've never had a tire...

Are you sure its 1/3 psi? I've never had a tire gauge that measured such a small increment. If its 1/3 bar (1/3 atmospheric pressure) that would be 5 psi and possibly recognizable.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By drrpm
Yes, the E46 has too much in the way of...

Yes, the E46 has too much in the way of electronics but it better than the newer models. The E36 was about right. I would rather have had a tapedeck than the CD player.
Forum: General BMW 06-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By drrpm
What happened to it? Some causes of damage are...

What happened to it? Some causes of damage are more reliably fixable than others. A general rule of thumb is avoid anything with a salvage title unless you are prepared to throw the money away.
Forum: General BMW 06-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By drrpm
Having hit squirrels, birds, turtles and deer, I...

Having hit squirrels, birds, turtles and deer, I would not worry about calling the police unless the car was undrivable. Its not a hit and run to knock off a wild animal, especially varmints. Small...
Forum: General BMW 06-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By drrpm
I've never seen such a contraption. While 320 lb...

I've never seen such a contraption. While 320 lb in the trunk might be OK, hanging it plus the weight of the bike rack even further off the back doesn't seem like a good idea. Wouldn't it really be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By drrpm
It may be heresy on a BMW forum but I'd recommend...

It may be heresy on a BMW forum but I'd recommend a 4 cylinder MT Accord of similar age. My E46 is still a daily driver and well taken care of but its not for sale. I have a friend that racks up...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By drrpm
My local dealer want $300 to replace my battery. ...

My local dealer want $300 to replace my battery. I did it myself in the Walmart parking lot (they would not install a trunk mounted battery) using the tool kit in the trunk. It took between 5 and...
Forum: General BMW 06-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 36,520
Posted By drrpm
I'm on #3. 1983 E21- 315 I had it when I was...

I'm on #3.
1983 E21- 315 I had it when I was stationed in Germany.
1992 E36- 325 IS Bought in Germany, brought back to the USA and drove it for 15 years.
2005 E46- 330 CI ZHP My current ride
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By drrpm
[QUOTE=Bimmerx53;8374458]That makes sense. At...

[QUOTE=Bimmerx53;8374458]That makes sense. At first I thought it was just like horsepower except for speakers.

I'm no expert on speaker systems as you can tell, my rule: if it sounds good I'll...
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By drrpm
The 900 Watt output of the subwoofer is way more...

The 900 Watt output of the subwoofer is way more than the 200 Watt max output from the cigarette lighter or the 100 Watt continuous output from that inverter. It either won't work at all or will...
Forum: General BMW 05-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By drrpm
That situation was annoying but miniscule in the...

That situation was annoying but miniscule in the great scheme of life. They should have sent another set of temporary tags and certainly could have provided friendlier service but I doubt any dealer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By drrpm
Running the fuel tank down to near empty does not...

Running the fuel tank down to near empty does not hurt the fuel pump and will not cause it to pick up sediment. The fuel pump is already at the bottom of the tank so if there is any fuel it will be...
Forum: General BMW 05-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By drrpm
The answer is d. The change is that the engine...

The answer is d. The change is that the engine is running at higher RPM's for a given MPH. Since it is running at higher RPM's it is producing more horsepower and torque until its maximum output is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By drrpm
Basically the 330 is already optimized. The only...

Basically the 330 is already optimized. The only ways to seriously increase power output are forced induction or nitrous oxide. For normal street driving it has plenty of power.
Forum: General BMW 04-30-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By drrpm
First of all, the description of the events is...

First of all, the description of the events is incomprehensible. What does "yielding right in front of me" mean. Secondly, lighten up Francis (Xiaoxi), you probably spent more time honking and...
Forum: General BMW 04-29-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By drrpm
Hands down its my 330 Ci ZHP. That car is just...

Hands down its my 330 Ci ZHP. That car is just right on every level.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By drrpm
Take a look at the Wiki. Its got alot of info. ...

Take a look at the Wiki. Its got alot of info. As much as I like the 330 it would be hard to recommend getting one that is 10-14 years old. The 330 has more than adequate power but it doesn't have...
Forum: General BMW 04-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By drrpm
That sounds like a big bill for "cosmetic...

That sounds like a big bill for "cosmetic damage". The cause of the damage is also a consideration. If its a comprehensive claim instead of a collision claim it probably won't effect your insurance...
Forum: General BMW 04-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By drrpm
Just about every car make is more reliable now...

Just about every car make is more reliable now than in the past. However, certain manufacturors still lag in quality. Not counting normal wear, in 20 car/years of ownership I have had no major...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By drrpm
That's great, just wear it around your neck or...

That's great, just wear it around your neck or put in your pocket. It does not make sense to have stuff swinging from the rearview mirror.
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