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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Fishful Thinking
1. Bleed your coolant system. Search this site...

1. Bleed your coolant system. Search this site for tons of info.
2. Borrow a code reader from your local car parts store, read the codes, and google them or post them here, and someone will know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Do not over fill your expansion tank. As the...

Do not over fill your expansion tank. As the name implies, there has to be some room for expansion in the tank. Air is compressible. Coolant is not. Add just enough coolant to float the indicator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Fishful Thinking
How old are your tires? I've experienced this in...

How old are your tires? I've experienced this in cars with old tires.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Only way to know whether one will be fast enough...

Only way to know whether one will be fast enough for you is to try them both out. I wanted a 330, but I bought my 325 because it was in fantastic condition at a great price, which outweiged my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I'd start by bleeding the system. Plenty of DYIs...

I'd start by bleeding the system. Plenty of DYIs available on this site. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Fishful Thinking
OM effin'G! Insane.

OM effin'G! Insane.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The difference between so-called All Season tires...

The difference between so-called All Season tires and dedicated winter tires is night and day. Winter tires are a huge advantage in snowy conditions. Your best bet is to get a second set of wheels...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Call a car locksmith company - they may be able...

Call a car locksmith company - they may be able to slim-jim your door open for not too much $$$$. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Fishful Thinking
You can search for a BMW mechanic on this site: ...

You can search for a BMW mechanic on this site: http://www.bimrs.org/

I suggest you also look at lemon laws in your state. Headlights are a safety item, and your state may require that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Used BMW wheels are easy to find on Craigslist.

Used BMW wheels are easy to find on Craigslist.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Fishful Thinking
From the WIKI: The sport package has been...

From the WIKI:

The sport package has been available on all E46 3-series cars. It typically included:
A 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
Sport seats with adjustable thigh support and heavier,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I believe all coupes came with sports suspension.

I believe all coupes came with sports suspension.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Did you read the instruction manual thing? ...

Did you read the instruction manual thing?



Kids these days.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Ummm, it's a coupe. No door to open. I...

Ummm, it's a coupe. No door to open.

I suggest calling the dealership and asking someone in their service department. Tell them you can't bring it in right now, and is there an emergency fix. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Try here: http://www.bmwgm5.com/ This guy...

Try here: http://www.bmwgm5.com/

This guy rebuilt my control module and restored my lock function. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Fishful Thinking
924 running on 3 cyl?

924 running on 3 cyl?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Fishful Thinking
And if you're a BMWCCA member, the dealer will...

And if you're a BMWCCA member, the dealer will give you a discount, making it even more competitive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I like the performance very much. I do not...

I like the performance very much. I do not autocross or track my car, but whenever there's no risk of hurting someone else, I'll push the car hard on country roads from time to time. They are very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Fishful Thinking
My car tramlined really badly when I put Dunlop...

My car tramlined really badly when I put Dunlop Direzzas on it. They had a really squared off look to them. I recently replaced them with new Michelin Pilot Super Sports, and they hardly tramline...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I can't quote numbers, but the sedan body has...

I can't quote numbers, but the sedan body has slightly more rigidity than the coupe. But not so much as you'd notice. So unless your competitively racing the thing, just get the one you like best! ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 50,049
Posted By Fishful Thinking
We're arguing semantics, but here's your...

We're arguing semantics, but here's your statement: "Nope....Walmart`s listings are wrong. There`s a sh!tload of documentation that the H8 is a perfect fit in the E46...."identical dimensions to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 50,049
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Bob, you are usually a font of information and...

Bob, you are usually a font of information and certainly an asset to this community. But, in this case, you are wrong.

You can quote s-loads of documentation, but it doesnt change the fact that I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 50,049
Posted By Fishful Thinking
H7, NOT H8: ...

H7, NOT H8:

http://instoresnow.walmart.com/EnhancedRenderContent.aspx?id=101631&povid=cat1104292-env514524-moduleN560780-lLink2

My original battery (from 2004) finally failed last month, so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Also, could be symptomatic of worn suspension...

Also, could be symptomatic of worn suspension bushings or steering flex disk.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Jared, I just replaced the original battery in my...

Jared, I just replaced the original battery in my car with the Walmart EverStart MAXX-H7, and it was a perfect fit. $149.97. Be sure to carefully remove the vent tube from your existing battery and...
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