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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,260
Posted By 1972ford
I just called my "local" dealer and they do have...

I just called my "local" dealer and they do have the parts in stock. Also verified that my VIN was part of the recall, I guess not all '01 - '04 E46 are affected.

Anyway I am just confirming for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:24 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,230
Posted By 1972ford
It should have a build date on the driver's door....

It should have a build date on the driver's door. Also you can type in the last 7 of the VIN to realoem.com.

Perhaps they had a 328xi in 2001 in Canada? Definitely need to look for those front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By 1972ford
hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........

hahaha, my wagon can do that! On snow........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By 1972ford
Much like the place I bought my '03 wagon...

Much like the place I bought my '03 wagon recently; you pay a premium over a private sale, but they seek out cars with very clean histories and they fix every little thing before the sale. On their...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By 1972ford
20 grand?! That's aggressive. Nice car, though.

20 grand?! That's aggressive. Nice car, though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By 1972ford
Good find, and for that kind of money you can...

Good find, and for that kind of money you can keep it for 5 years and sell it for probably over 5k. That sure beats losing 5k in the first hour by signing the ownership papers and driving it off the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By 1972ford
"Take the number of cars in the field (A) times...

"Take the number of cars in the field (A) times the rate of failure (B) multiplied by the average out-of-court settlement (C). A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By 1972ford
Congrats. Get some pics up!

Congrats. Get some pics up!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By 1972ford
If you like to do some of your own work, and were...

If you like to do some of your own work, and were willing to follow Bob's advice and do a little research, you would quickly learn that things like the water pumps on these cars are actually very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By 1972ford
Interesting. I always assumed that with a heavier...

Interesting. I always assumed that with a heavier shift knob, it makes shifts a little easier because it's not going out of the gear that causes friction so much as going in. So with a little weight,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By 1972ford
I second this. Asking a question on a forum is...

I second this. Asking a question on a forum is asking a favor of people you don't know; the least you can do is a little research to come to the table well-informed. And there are some questions...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By 1972ford
The fact that its salvage title was supposedly...

The fact that its salvage title was supposedly from when it was only a year old, that's not good as someone pointed out above. There could be plenty of hidden issues that are lurking beneath the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By 1972ford
Think about it this way. If you start from a dead...

Think about it this way. If you start from a dead stop and put the car in drive (not sport mode) then press the throttle to exactly 25%, you will accelerate slowly and the car will shift at whatever...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By 1972ford
My wagon is AWD and I get about 24.5 mixed...

My wagon is AWD and I get about 24.5 mixed driving, more around-town than highway though. I also have a roof rack for 2 bikes. In the winter I have a rooftop box and snow tires, and between those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By 1972ford
I actually JUST bought one of those, and then...

I actually JUST bought one of those, and then learned about the little screw-in things.

I like the apparent simplicity of the speedbleeder things, and I don't think I'd opt for stainless when the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By 1972ford
Brake Bleeding - Anyone used these?

http://www.speedbleeder.com/

Has anyone used these? I was pointed to them from a Jalopnik (oppositelock) forum post and some people swear by them. It seems like a brilliant product, for $7 /wheel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By 1972ford
I replaced the battery on my *only* remote key...

I replaced the battery on my *only* remote key for my last E46, probably 3 times in 5 years. I had mixed results, and found that one particular battery worked for much longer than another. (I'd have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By 1972ford
For 95% of my needs, my generic OBDII cheap...

For 95% of my needs, my generic OBDII cheap reader has been fine. I am intrigued by the bluetooth-to-phone-or-tablet type, although I have no experience with them. That would be the direction I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By 1972ford
Do a quick search on OBDII code readers, and pick...

Do a quick search on OBDII code readers, and pick up a cheap one so you can scan the car yourself, then post the codes here (or google them). You can learn an amazing amount (and save an amazing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By 1972ford
I dripped a little engine oil on my headlight...

I dripped a little engine oil on my headlight once accidentally doing an oil change, and wiped it off with a rag... guess what? It made the headlight look clearer. Briefly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By 1972ford
And yeah... ^^ that.

And yeah... ^^ that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By 1972ford
Is this is an automatic or manual? How hard is it...

Is this is an automatic or manual? How hard is it decelerating?

Since your Service Engine / "Check Engine" light came on, get the codes read and tell us what you find. It sounds like the traction...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By 1972ford
As a Red Sox fan, I really, really WANT to...

As a Red Sox fan, I really, really WANT to disagree with you. But I can't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 71,009
Posted By 1972ford
Great video and great story about the Ferrari...

Great video and great story about the Ferrari F40, which is just an incredible car. If you like bmw for a "connected" driving experience, the F40 is just the pinnacle. Plus 486 hp turbo. Plus amazing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,260
Posted By 1972ford
I guess it depends on when BMW pulled the data...

I guess it depends on when BMW pulled the data from various DMV resources, and how quickly (ha!) each DMV processes the title applications. I'm in NH and sold my car into Maine in July, and I still...
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