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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By John Davis
I have Bridgestone Pole Position S-04s now, and...

I have Bridgestone Pole Position S-04s now, and I'm thinking about getting Michelin Pilot Super Sports when the Bridgestones wear out, just to experience the difference.

Did you notice much of a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By John Davis
Just use yelp; there must be at least one...

Just use yelp; there must be at least one independent mechanic specializing in BMWs somewhere in northwest Indiana; you're right next to Chicago there. Dealers will cost more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By John Davis
Teklord is right--I forgot about the subframe...

Teklord is right--I forgot about the subframe tears in that year and model. A PPI will catch that.

As for the cooling system, 2007 and roughly 80,000 miles ago means it's due to be replaced right...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By John Davis
At that mileage some part of the cooling system...

At that mileage some part of the cooling system is destined to fail at any time (not necessarily soon, but you just don't know), unless the entire cooling system has already been replaced. You...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By John Davis
That looks like a much better solution--I'll do...

That looks like a much better solution--I'll do that!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, Harley--you just saved me around $15! ...

Thanks, Harley--you just saved me around $15!

Now I just need to find a bargain on a DISA unit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By John Davis
I have a 330; my girlfriend has a 325 (both...

I have a 330; my girlfriend has a 325 (both E46s). I prefer the 330, but the 325 is also very satisfying to drive, especially for daily driving.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By John Davis
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By John Davis
If you're not in a position to do the work...

If you're not in a position to do the work yourself, ask your mechanic if he minds you bringing your own parts (which you would buy online to get a good price). If he says he minds, look for one who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By John Davis
Okay, probably half of you have already heard...

Okay, probably half of you have already heard this one, but here's my contribution:

A lawyer, doctor, and civil engineer were arguing over which is the world's oldest profession.

Doctor: When...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By John Davis
Can you post pictures of the window switch (or do...

Can you post pictures of the window switch (or do you mean window regulator?), and the bumper part? It's hard to know which parts you mean.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By John Davis
My favorite: number 4!

My favorite: number 4!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By John Davis
My spark plugs are due for replacement in the...

My spark plugs are due for replacement in the next year; I checked Turner and they had one variety of NGK oem plugs (the kind the Wiki recommends), but when I checked the NGK site, they list the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By John Davis
A very wise bimmerfest man (MalibuMafiaV) once...

A very wise bimmerfest man (MalibuMafiaV) once told me these things tend to fail by 120,000 miles, sometimes sending a pin into the engine and destroying it. Replacing mine is on my to-do list this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By John Davis
OP: share this with your friend:...

OP: share this with your friend: http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2008-pontiac-g8-gt-page-3

Car and Driver's verdict on the 2008 Pontiac g8: "The BMW that Pontiac always wanted to build." ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By John Davis
As a newbie when it comes to the M3, I know the...

As a newbie when it comes to the M3, I know the M3 (like any other BMW) is not built for drag racing, and that American muscle cars tend to do better in that way.

In what ways is the M3 a better...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-13-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
Another question occurs to me: is there any...

Another question occurs to me: is there any performance advantage to 18" wheels (over 17" wheels) aside from turn-in?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
isjoey: thanks! I'm taking notes here... will...

isjoey: thanks! I'm taking notes here... will talk to my mechanic about those options.

squiddie: thanks also! I originally got to thinking about turn-in because I have 17" wheels and was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By John Davis
That's sounds very tough to go through. Wish you...

That's sounds very tough to go through. Wish you a full recovery as soon as possible!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-12-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
Yeah, my S-04s have about 9500 miles on them now,...

Yeah, my S-04s have about 9500 miles on them now, so it won't be much longer for me. I was wavering between the Bridgestones and the Michelins at the time; it's Michelins (from Tire Rack) next time.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-12-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, Gary. Do you have a sense of how much of...

Thanks, Gary. Do you have a sense of how much of a difference I'd notice if I replaced my Bridgestone pole position S04s with Michelin Pilot Super Sports? (I was thinking of going to Michelins next...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By John Davis
Bol!

Bol!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By John Davis
That is very strange... it does not get that hot...

That is very strange... it does not get that hot in your part of California, and you had the sunroof open.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-09-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
Thanks! I'll talk to my mechanic about that.

Thanks! I'll talk to my mechanic about that.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-09-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By John Davis
How can I sharpen my turn-in?

I'm interested in making my steering sharper--I guess this is called a "sharper turn-in."

I've heard that switching from my 17" wheels to 18" wheels will do that, though that's fairly expensive. ...
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