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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By vinitmurthy
BMW mechanics in Cincinnati, OH?

Friends,
My car is due for inspection II at 60K miles. I am planing to take it to the shop for most work since I lack tools for even simple DIYs. Can you please recommend any mechanics...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By vinitmurthy
I finally got the Michellin Pilot Exalto A/S. I...

I finally got the Michellin Pilot Exalto A/S. I have driven the car for about 50 miles after the change and I do feel the ride is a little more quiter. Got the tires changed for $800 OTD from Tire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
Turns out it was a bolt which had come off loose...

Turns out it was a bolt which had come off loose on the exhaust pipe. He fixed it and everything runs just fine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By vinitmurthy
I completely agree with Bob on this...no need to...

I completely agree with Bob on this...no need to fret so much. I currently use Castrol 10W-30 and change oil after ~7.5K miles.

Regarding the torque wrench, you can rent it from Autozone or a few...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By vinitmurthy
I like to play "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman. ...

I like to play "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman.

Have a fantastic ride. Try to avoid getting a ticket, if not, then give em' cops a good reason to chase.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By vinitmurthy
+1 :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
So, the mechanic has pretty much given up on this...

So, the mechanic has pretty much given up on this and was not able to figure out the problem, and he was open about it, which I appreciate. It seems to me that the rattling sound might be coming from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
I am not too sure about that. Everything seems to...

I am not too sure about that. Everything seems to be locked down or secured. Never heard that noise before with my old tires.

The mechanic just called and was trying to sell me on a couple of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
There is no wheel lock nut in my car.

There is no wheel lock nut in my car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
I checked the jack and spare tire. Not much other...

I checked the jack and spare tire. Not much other than that. I left the car at the shop and was not around to see while they were working.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By vinitmurthy
New tire change leading to rattling sound from rear

I got all four tires changed yesterday. The old tires were Falken 205/50Z R17 93W M+S. I don't know how long these tires lasted, cos I bought the car at 36K miles, and now it is 60.5K on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By vinitmurthy
So, which tire did you go with? I am in the...

So, which tire did you go with? I am in the process of tire shopping for my car (2003 330XI) with 17" wheels. I currently have Falken 205/50Z R17 93W M+S. The were pretty good on the road and I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,228
Posted By vinitmurthy
I echo your sentiments 100%. Similar thing...

I echo your sentiments 100%. Similar thing happened to me when I wanted to trade in my car to a BMW guy. KBB showed $17.500 as the trade-in value and the dealer offered me $14K. I quickly walked away...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-18-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By vinitmurthy
Price dropped to $19,500 OBO

Price dropped to $19,500 OBO.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By vinitmurthy
About 60K miles is the right time according to...

About 60K miles is the right time according to many forum members.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By vinitmurthy
Forgot to mention, this was with my older BMW...

Forgot to mention, this was with my older BMW (1994 325IS) at 85K miles on it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By vinitmurthy
Lift the car using jack and turn the wheel...

Lift the car using jack and turn the wheel whichever you think has a bad bearing. If you hear a brushing sound (due to metal-metal contact), then you do have a bad bearing. You can even ask your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By vinitmurthy
Shouldn't be a problem for you to drive the car....

Shouldn't be a problem for you to drive the car. Next time it turns on, you should be thinking on the lines of:

1. Has the ASC (stability control) ben switched off manually?

2. Any malfunction...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By vinitmurthy
That's abnormal, and my first guess is that it is...

That's abnormal, and my first guess is that it is not because of the hot climate. Did you take it to a mechanic? What did they say?

What do the members on this forum have to say about this?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By vinitmurthy
The last time I changed oil with Mityvac, I...

The last time I changed oil with Mityvac, I sucked out about 5.5 quarts of oil. At that time, I was definitely not low on oil.

After runing for about 2K miles, make sure you check the dipstick for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By vinitmurthy
I am not exactly sure what you are looking at,...

I am not exactly sure what you are looking at, but I am myself selling a similar car listed on: Let me know if you are interested. I am based in Albany, NY.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By vinitmurthy
I agree. It happened with me when purchasing the...

I agree. It happened with me when purchasing the car from Carmax last year. We lifted the mat and saw no tire. So, the sales person gave me a brand new full size tire+wheel. After coming back home, I...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-15-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By vinitmurthy
Must Go, Price Updated!! $19,990 Obo

Must Go, Price Updated!!

$19,990 Obo
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-12-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By vinitmurthy
Dude, I have a similar car for...

Dude,
I have a similar car for sale, only difference is that mine is an 03. But same mileage and most everything else. Good luck with the sale.
...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-11-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By vinitmurthy
I agree. For the fanatics, there is nothing like...

I agree. For the fanatics, there is nothing like a stick shift. I bought auto trans so that my wife could also drive it. She told me later that she didn't want to mess with this vehicle, so I kinda...
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