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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By nathandimond
So I've been thinking a lot about what I would be...

So I've been thinking a lot about what I would be using the car for and I would like to use it for very light off-roading when I take my mountain bike to remote trailhead. So ground clearance is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By nathandimond
I just read that a new engine head resolves the...

I just read that a new engine head resolves the valve ticking issue for the N52 motor. Were very many engine heads done under warranty and is there anyway I can tell if it has already been done just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By nathandimond
But over time, hasn't the E83 proven to hold up...

But over time, hasn't the E83 proven to hold up well? I agree that it is not BMW's best effort but I was riding in my friend's E46 earlier today and it seemed so much tighter and solid than either...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By nathandimond
E83 X3 or E91 328?

So my beloved Volvo is starting to feel a little small and loose after one year and the odometer now shows 150k miles. I am now looking for something with more versatility and great handling again. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By nathandimond
Yeah, the XC90 was not Volvo's best effort. But...

Yeah, the XC90 was not Volvo's best effort. But from what owners are saying about the S80, the newer platform really doesn't have any major issues. The fact that it shares the platform with fords...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By nathandimond
Cross shopping an E60 530xi with a 2007-2011 Volvo S80 - Anyone owned both?

Disclaimer: I know that many of you will be tempted to comment on the 535xi and how it is superior to the 530xi and the Volvo. I appreciate the 535 for what it is but I am just not interested in it....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 95,658
Posted By nathandimond
Is a 2006 X3 prewired for the premium sound...

Is a 2006 X3 prewired for the premium sound system so I could just get the speakers from BMW?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By nathandimond
So I took the car back to the mechanic for a...

So I took the car back to the mechanic for a second look today and all the motor/transmission mounts are in great shape. The vibration is likely due to spark plugs and the noise at speed is probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By nathandimond
That had crossed my mind also. I know the VCG is...

That had crossed my mind also. I know the VCG is leaking pretty badly so it may be possible that oil is in the spark plugs/ignition coils but there are no SES light and no stored engine codes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By nathandimond
VANOS, really? The car has just 109 k miles on...

VANOS, really? The car has just 109 k miles on it. is that typical mileage for VANOS rebuild?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By nathandimond
2003 330xi AT - vibration while idling in D

Im looking to buy my next E46. The Pre-purchase inspection showed some oil leaks (valve cover gasket, oil filter housing, possible oil pan gasket), but I'll get those taken care of right away. I...
Forum: General BMW 03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By nathandimond
Spot on Jay, I've taken both of my Bimmers to a...

Spot on Jay, I've taken both of my Bimmers to a highly reputable Indy shop and saved oodles of dough. There isn't a dispute in my mind about the value of Indy shops. But when I read that article as...
Forum: General BMW 03-20-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By nathandimond
Where do BMW labor rates rank against others premium brands?

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the average hourly rate for a BMW mechanic in the US and how it compares to the other luxury brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Lexus, Jaguar, Land Rover,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By nathandimond
Cross shopping X3 3.0i and FX35 - questions regarding option packaging

I'm tired of RWD in the snow and the dog scratching the leather seats, so the only logical choice is to get an suv. As it says above, it's between the X3(2004) and Infiniti FX35 (2003), I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By nathandimond
He says he did turn the wheel but the fluid color...

He says he did turn the wheel but the fluid color did not change.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By nathandimond
I need help with this power steering fluid mystery

So my friend is doing his own power steering fluid flush. He has the proper fluid and all but they have flushed the fluid three times and it still comes out dark brown. There are no indications of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By nathandimond
Need new springs but I want the stock ride hight. What are my options?

Greetings,

I currently have H&R springs on my 01 330i sport, and I HATE THEM!!! For the record, they came with the car when I bought it. Anyway, I want to restore the car to the same ground...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 05-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By nathandimond
WTB OEM Sport springs for E46 sedan

I just bought my 2001 330i but I don't care for the lowering springs. I am looking for a set of four (front and rear) factory sport suspension springs in very good condition. Let me know if you can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,905
Views: 958,307
Posted By nathandimond
My new baby

I've had her for about a week. I flew out to Denver to pick her up and used the 9 hour drive back to get to know her.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By nathandimond
Arrow Electrical Glitch BINGO!

Okay, it's not really BINGO and there are no prizes but I thought it would be fun to see how many of us have had similar experiences with our Bimmers. The birth of this thread may be due in part to...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By nathandimond
WTB 1998 328i Sedan w/ 5spd Manual

Serious buyer here. I'm looking for a 1998 328i Sedan with the manual transmission. I'm located in northern Utah but I will travel for the right car. I would like the car to be stock.
- No rust...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,094
Posted By nathandimond
So I think we've established that the E90 is a...

So I think we've established that the E90 is a pretty sound car mechanical wise but have any of you had issues with the aesthetics/fit and finish? I think someone mentioned a sunroof leak (had a bad...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,094
Posted By nathandimond
I'm glad to be hearing so many good things about...

I'm glad to be hearing so many good things about the E90. Now, it's a matter of finding one for the right price. When I was looking for an E46, I remember they were outrageously priced for the year...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,505
Posted By nathandimond
From a current Audi owner's perspective…

A couple of angles to tackle from: 1. Audis are famous for their Check Engine Lights. It's been said that if your CEL isn't on, you're not driving an Audi. 2. I recently read in an auto magazine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,094
Posted By nathandimond
Yes, I believe they do. However studies show...

Yes, I believe they do. However studies show that drivers tend to react quicker to bright flashing lights because they associate them with danger or an indication that they need to take immediate...
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