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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-01-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,512
Posted By rbenjamin
Just buy the right oil. There are no shortcuts...

Just buy the right oil. There are no shortcuts here. Seriously? You are complaining about $140? Perhaps this isn't the right car for you.

Here is the last word on the oil for our cars:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-11-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,917
Posted By rbenjamin
By the way, this is what I run from Thanksgiving...

By the way, this is what I run from Thanksgiving through Patriots Day:


225/50R17 Continental ContiWinterContact TS810 (x4)
17X7.5 Silver Painted Sport Edition A7 (x4)

Works great.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-10-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,917
Posted By rbenjamin
Please explain. In my book, you just lost any...

Please explain. In my book, you just lost any credibility you may have otherwise had. There is no way on earth that you can change tires and rims to gain five inches of ground clearance. In fact,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,917
Posted By rbenjamin
Ignore the guy from TN. I have driven my M3 in...

Ignore the guy from TN. I have driven my M3 in the snow for years, and a Z3 before that. In both cases four snow tires mounted on wheels are essential. The summer tires will not move one inch in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,162
Posted By rbenjamin
1) Get a PPI - no question. It costs a few...

1) Get a PPI - no question. It costs a few hundred bucks and will tell you everything you need to know about the car before you buy it

2) The OP asked about maintenance costs - expect to budget...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-07-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,602
Posted By rbenjamin
Matchbox E46 M3 Models?

This may sound strange, but over the years I have collected "Matchbox" type models of every car I have owned. Most are 1:54 scale or so (about 2 inches long). I have generally been very successful...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-02-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,141
Posted By rbenjamin
+1

+1
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-02-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By rbenjamin
Wheel refinishers in Westchester NY?

I just took my summer wheels off the car (19" OEM M wheels) and two of them have some pretty bad curb rash. Anyone know a place in Westchester NY that will refinish them?

Thanks.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By rbenjamin
VIN? Bluetooth?

VIN? Bluetooth?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-14-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 855
Posted By rbenjamin
Common M3 E46 issues to watch for?

I am looking into purchasing a used E46 M3 convertible - probably of the 04-06 variety.

What are some of the most common issues people have with these cars? For example, I know that almost all Z3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-14-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By rbenjamin
I would only want to hear that a car I was...

I would only want to hear that a car I was considering had been driven by an 80 year old grandmother to church every sunday. I want to know that it was kept in a garage and she took it to the BMW...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-13-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By rbenjamin
For posterity, I noticed in another thread this...

For posterity, I noticed in another thread this car had 87k miles - in case anyone was wondering.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-13-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By rbenjamin
WTB: 05 or 06 M3 Convertible

I am looking to purchase an 05 or 06 (might consider 04) M3 Convertible.

My dream car would be:
Carbon Black (would also consider Jet Black)
Black/Grey/Tan interior (some version of Tan would be...
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