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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 99,797
Posted By LX-biker
Somebody, please remove Chrysler add popup from...

Somebody, please remove Chrysler add popup from this site! It's irritating like Canadian mosquitoes!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By LX-biker
he drives e39. And yes 205/50/17" work OK on the...

he drives e39. And yes 205/50/17" work OK on the same wheels. I did use 225/45R17 and felt bit more sensitive on steering.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By LX-biker
May be you right. According Tire Rack the more...

May be you right. According Tire Rack the more performance tire you use -more tram lining you should expect.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=47
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By LX-biker
Well, I don't know any tires which cause...

Well, I don't know any tires which cause tramlining. It's suspension problem, or scare to say: structural body integrity including rear subframe...
I did once alignment at GoodYear place because has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By LX-biker
Alignment and new tires without rear trailing arm...

Alignment and new tires without rear trailing arm and front control arm bushings replacement is waste of money.
Plus not just every place knows how to do alignment on BMW. Try to find place where...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By LX-biker
Did you checked brake fluid level?

Did you checked brake fluid level?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By LX-biker
If ever you decided to buy, try drive it steady...

If ever you decided to buy, try drive it steady on highway 30-40 minutes 60-70 mph. If drive train have significant problems, you will feel a lot of vibrations from it. Never buy this car just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By LX-biker
I think they installed incorrectly brake rotors...

I think they installed incorrectly brake rotors in first place, then lubricate brake pads where those touching brackets-it was real "fix" and not pads replacement. Then with mileage, rotors runout...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By LX-biker
Hi I had sometimes the same during winter cold...

Hi I had sometimes the same during winter cold starts. Symptom disappeared after I replaced CCV. However during that job I did clean idle control valve (ICV) and replaced rubber intake boot which was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By LX-biker
When you envy to other drivers who able to drive...

When you envy to other drivers who able to drive other makers and yourself gave up to test drive pretty much anything within budget.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By LX-biker
May be post on eBay: will trade my BMW passenger...

May be post on eBay: will trade my BMW passenger airbag for new drivers...Passengers could have a ride on back seat sometime but I as a driver cannot... yet.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By LX-biker
Great news: Driver-Side Front Air Bag Module recalled

A year ago I got replaced passenger side airbag according recall. Today found letter in the box about my side airbag- driver side.
And I was asking people at dealership a year ago: guys why do not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By LX-biker
I would start from fuel filter and then...

I would start from fuel filter and then eventually fuel pump. As precaution, add bottle of water remover from gas into fuel tank, fuel up on other more trusted gas station and try again ; )
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By LX-biker
Sorry, difficult to say about socket. If you feel...

Sorry, difficult to say about socket. If you feel it's not good, probably you are right. My electronic logic says may be leakage in socket and it kill's Igniter. Try to check resistance between...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By LX-biker
Before all check brake fluid level in reservoir....

Before all check brake fluid level in reservoir. Make sure is close to upper mark. When temperature under hood changes and brakes temperature higher after driving, it may occasionally clear the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By LX-biker
The bulb you can check by installing into driver...

The bulb you can check by installing into driver side. Problem likely is in Hi-Voltage converter or Igniter which is about $110. Also those bulbs do not like touching glass by hand. Clean glass by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if...

Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if kept in good shape. Owning e46 helped me to become decent mechanics and few times I was fixing my car after real mechanic failed to fix properly or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2...

Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2 factors: cold and acceleration. If not too cold and drive gently, hand brake ligh come on for couple of seconds sometimes and goes off. I have no mood...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,416
Posted By LX-biker
No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time,...

No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time, mean aging.
I know few mechanics who doing that VCG on regular basis even they have stock of those gaskets. Overheating is secondary thing as cloged...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,881
Posted By LX-biker
Any copy or substitution I would consider if...

Any copy or substitution I would consider if price is less, but it's not the case with ATS, not cosiderably. In addition uknown resale or residual vaule. So why bother? I don't have extra cash to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,185
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I hope you soak it with penetrating lubricant...

Hi, I hope you soak it with penetrating lubricant overnight. Knocking around with hammer and fork separator will do the job. Last stand is use carefully torch on ball joint. Aslo may be you can find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By LX-biker
Search for intake hose crack first. Its common...

Search for intake hose crack first. Its common problem. You may need small light with mirror to see it.
Other thing may be pulley on serpentine belt...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,513
Posted By LX-biker
If I live in CA, I would consider FRS or BRZ as...

If I live in CA, I would consider FRS or BRZ as well if you don't need carry staff or passengers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,513
Posted By LX-biker
WOW! Prius after BMW! You are the man. 30 minutes...

WOW! Prius after BMW! You are the man. 30 minutes of driving Prius was too much for me and most I can take as auto torture. If you was able drive it for a long time, why not just pick any other car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,269
Posted By LX-biker
It's hard one... Well it's difficult to find...

It's hard one...
Well it's difficult to find one e46 replacement.
So if i can keep 2 cars, i would choose C250 coupe to drive to work and WRX or STI for other occasions including snow storms.
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