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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Fast Bob
Which means exactly nothing....unless you...

Which means exactly nothing....unless you calculate the way I suggested, you`ll never know for sure....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Fast Bob
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I would rather have it the Old School way (no clutch/starter interlock) in case of situations like this:

I once drove my friend`s VW Rabbit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By Fast Bob
This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^is why your estimates are way...

This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^is why your estimates are way off. Fill the tank (to the very top), reset the trip odometer to zero. Also toggle your OBD display over to AVG MPG, and zero that out as well. Drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Fast Bob
Mal, you probably know better than I do, what`s...

Mal, you probably know better than I do, what`s the process for changing the coding from auto to stick ? I remember back when Smolck converted his 323i, didn`t he have to drive around for a couple of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Fast Bob
When you did the conversion, did you install the...

When you did the conversion, did you install the clutch/starter interlock switch ? If yes, has it been checked for proper functioning ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By Fast Bob
Please describe the process (exactly) that you...

Please describe the process (exactly) that you use to determine your mpg....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
Some FINE musicianship here....

as The Allman Brothers perform their version of Van Morrison`s classic....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOwBDlcasZ8
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Fast Bob
Look at the "M-Tech II" front bumpers....they...

Look at the "M-Tech II" front bumpers....they will fit a non-M body. Click on the SITE SPONSORS link at the top right of the page....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Fast Bob
SOP for filling a manual gearbox is to pump the...

SOP for filling a manual gearbox is to pump the new fluid in until it starts dribbling out of the fill hole, which makes it pretty hard to overfill, unless the tech was totally asleep at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
Funkin` our way into the weekend with a little AWB....

(now SHAKE that ass ! :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAJLGFWxYo
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Fast Bob
Possibilities: CABs Worn tires Worn...

Possibilities:

CABs
Worn tires
Worn steering giubo
Front end alignment
Brake pad buildup on rotors
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
From an excellent Kinks album....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJ6FbcWYRU
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Fast Bob
Does your M5 have the equivalent of the E46`s...

Does your M5 have the equivalent of the E46`s "drug bin" ? If yes, you could install an 8-quart "sight glass" so you`d be able to check your oil at a glance....:thumbup: :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
For all you train commuters....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcuo4VeNCkQ
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Fast Bob
It would be best to forget about getting more...

It would be best to forget about getting more power from the engine (it AIN`T gonna happen, thousands before you have tried), and concentrate on suspension and gearing (a 3.46 would be a best bet for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Fast Bob
"How To Drive" by Ben Collins ("The Stig" from...

"How To Drive" by Ben Collins ("The Stig" from Top Gear)

Anything from "The Wee Scot" (Jackie Stewart) "Principles Of Performance Driving" is a good one.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Fast Bob
BMW is entirely the wrong brand to build a hotrod...

BMW is entirely the wrong brand to build a hotrod from. Their engines already come from the factory in a high state of tune, and there are really no bolt-on mods or other "quick & dirty" ways to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
Geezers still got game....

:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEGVtbgYx2I
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Fast Bob
OP, listen to yer ol` Uncle Dave....there`s a lot...

OP, listen to yer ol` Uncle Dave....there`s a lot of truth in his message ^^^^^^^^^. A dealer will typically charge you triple the amount that it would cost to DIY the job, indies will charge 2 to 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Fast Bob
Yes....try the E90 Forum....it`s a totally...

Yes....try the E90 Forum....it`s a totally different car than the E46....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Fast Bob
OP, if your car is really a 2006, then it`s an...

OP, if your car is really a 2006, then it`s an E90, not an E46....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Fast Bob
Regardless of what you decide to do, just be...

Regardless of what you decide to do, just be aware that overheating is a "Worst-case scenario" for any BMW....just one episode can lead to catastrophic engine failure and thousands of dollars in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Fast Bob
Study up on your intended purchase to avoid...

Study up on your intended purchase to avoid making any hi-dollar mistakes. M3 wheels mounted on a non-M body will cause problems. Read the E46 Wiki and educate yourself before signing on the dotted...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Fast Bob
Advice ??? Sure....sell your current car, and...

Advice ???
Sure....sell your current car, and buy the one you really want....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 49,939
Posted By Fast Bob
Another Blast From The Past....

a nearly-forgotten gem from Sweet....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRVwcPTnug8
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