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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dubis
If you don't mind driving a bit, I think 2M in...

If you don't mind driving a bit, I think 2M in San Mateo are good. I took my cars there for three years, and was very pleased. They're close to 92 on 21st and El Camino.

Here's their link...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By dubis
The reservoir is a plastic container on the...

The reservoir is a plastic container on the right-hand side of the transmission. It's tucked up there and tough to get to.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By dubis
Per the previous posters, I spend about 2000 per...

Per the previous posters, I spend about 2000 per year on maintenance . . . because it's cheaper than not doing it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By dubis
Salmon Falls Road - Folsom to Rt. 49

Salmon Falls Road - Folsom to Rt. 49
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By dubis
Search the E46 forum on SMG - you'll find some...

Search the E46 forum on SMG - you'll find some posts on how to drive the E46, non-M, "SMG." Once you figure out how to drive it, it's a lot of fun - not cheap, but a lot of fun. Check out the Sport...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By dubis
Both cars stopped running at the same time? Did...

Both cars stopped running at the same time? Did you buy fuel at the same station recently? How low was the fuel level in the tank of each car when each one stopped running?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By dubis
No Johnson involved here, Zippy....we just expect...

No Johnson involved here, Zippy....we just expect folks to show a little initiative and do things for themselves....

Another FB Classic!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By dubis
How old is the battery? If it's more than 4-5...

How old is the battery? If it's more than 4-5 years old, I'd change that first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,939
Posted By dubis
Jy97430

Jy97430
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By dubis
I had these symptoms in my 325 when the battery...

I had these symptoms in my 325 when the battery was about 4 years old. I had no problem starting the car, but other things didn't work or worked intermittently. New battery - everything worked and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By dubis
In my experience, the shifting issues can be due...

In my experience, the shifting issues can be due to an older battery (very sensitive to this) or low hydraulic fluid, which is usually due to a leaking slave cylinder. The fluid is a PITA to check -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By dubis
I don't think people can appreciate the SMG/SSG...

I don't think people can appreciate the SMG/SSG unless they own one, and I love mine. I'd take the SSG/SMG on the trip - read the manual, put it in "Acceleration Assistant" mode, start early in the...
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By dubis
If you haven't already, you might want to check...

If you haven't already, you might want to check your car rental agreement. Last time I was there cars rented in Italy could be driven to other EU countries, but not vice-versa without paying a stiff...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By dubis
If you know you have an alarm system, try...

If you know you have an alarm system, try changing the battery (unless you know it's new). A lot of things will work better with a new battery.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By dubis
I used the Dr. Chip products with good results....

I used the Dr. Chip products with good results. It's a good, short-term substitute for a paint job, easy to apply, looks good. Long-term, I'll need to get the front end re-painted.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By dubis
The manual would tell you to not let the fuel...

The manual would tell you to not let the fuel tank go below 1/4. If you let the fuel level get down to the bottom of the tank, my guess is you sucked 200K miles worth of crude off the bottom of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,648
Posted By dubis
My shocks went at 90K. The tire wear pattern was...

My shocks went at 90K. The tire wear pattern was funny and the car was getting squirrely in corners. I went to adjustable GroundControl coilovers on my 325Ci sport, and lowered the car a bit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,461
Posted By dubis
Indy - I second Smolck's suggestion re: the...

Indy -

I second Smolck's suggestion re: the battery, unless you know it's new. The SMG is very sensitive to sufficient power. The transmission can be quirky (a term of enderament for those of us...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By dubis
Check your tire pressures, and make sure it's the...

Check your tire pressures, and make sure it's the same on both sides. Higher pressures can often help with tramlining.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By dubis
Check out the pre-assembled units at Ground...

Check out the pre-assembled units at Ground Control - your daughter will love you for it.
http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/index.php
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By dubis
OP - Before you pull everything apart, I have...

OP - Before you pull everything apart, I have some lower cost suggestions.

First, the computer that controls the shifting in this car "learns" from the driver. If you don't drive consistently or...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By dubis
I hope they're happy together.

I hope they're happy together.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By dubis
Go talk to the folks at Valley Motorworks in...

Go talk to the folks at Valley Motorworks in Rancho Cordova.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,828
Posted By dubis
That was a bad adventure, but I don't think...

That was a bad adventure, but I don't think you're going to get far with a credit or a lawsuit. It sounds like incident was due to the dreaded e46 cooling disaster, not the alternator idler pulley...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,501
Posted By dubis
Bring it on, Joey. Let's see what you can do....

Bring it on, Joey. Let's see what you can do. With pics, of course. But, I gotta ask (and show my age) if you're hell-bent on American muscle, why not put in a bored out 351 Cleveland? And if you...
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