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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By drrpm
The 330 Xi will be a bit more gas hungry that a...

The 330 Xi will be a bit more gas hungry that a regular 330 due to the AWD but it should do better than 16.5 mpg unless its driven on short trips in city traffic where that mileage may be reasonable....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,132
Posted By drrpm
That car looks pretty nice and the top of book...

That car looks pretty nice and the top of book price is around $6k. I might go another $500 if I really wanted it and it looked perfect in person, but I wouldn't spend a premium price for something...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-27-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By drrpm
Ethanol free gasoline makes some sense for use in...

Ethanol free gasoline makes some sense for use in some small infrequently used engines like with chainsaws and some old outboard motors because the ethanol can oxidize and become acidic. There's not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By drrpm
Mine, its 2005 330 Ci ZHP 6MT.

Mine, its 2005 330 Ci ZHP 6MT.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By drrpm
Peak horsepower for my M54B30 comes at 5,900 RPM...

Peak horsepower for my M54B30 comes at 5,900 RPM and I rarely rev it that high. Put me down for once a month and 6 cylinders.
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-30-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By drrpm
The CRV is pretty nice. I have a 2010 bought...

The CRV is pretty nice. I have a 2010 bought used 1.5 years ago after my daughter wrecked our van. My wife liked it better than the new version or the RAV4. Another top pick would be a Lexus...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By drrpm
Soft tread compounds will wear faster especially...

Soft tread compounds will wear faster especially if driven at high speeds.
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-20-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By drrpm
My 1986 IROC Camaro was the only car I owned that...

My 1986 IROC Camaro was the only car I owned that had trouble with clogged fuel injectors and the last episode was 1990. Since then I have owned 10 more fuel injected cars and trucks, 4 of which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By drrpm
Also, with no AC you will likely have a fogging...

Also, with no AC you will likely have a fogging problem especially in a humid environment.
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By drrpm
I have not had a problem with clogged fuel...

I have not had a problem with clogged fuel injectors since about 1990, when it was a fairly common problem. Gas is gas sums it up. I wouldn't worry about gas from anywhere except some off brand low...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-13-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By drrpm
The ZHP gearing is the same as the convertible, I...

The ZHP gearing is the same as the convertible, I think it's a 3.07 final drive ratio and not the least bit annoying. I get a consistent 25 mpg in mixed driving and around 30 on the highway.
The...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-13-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,533
Posted By drrpm
I'm on my third 3 series (315, 325IS, 330 CI)...

I'm on my third 3 series (315, 325IS, 330 CI) since 1991. I'll drive the 330 as long as it runs well, hopefully at least another 5 years. At that point I'll have to see what they have to offer. I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By drrpm
The power difference is small. The main...

The power difference is small. The main difference is in the suspension that helps it handle almost as well as an M3 but still have a comfortable ride.
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-07-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By drrpm
The newest E46 would be a 2006 coupe so finding...

The newest E46 would be a 2006 coupe so finding one with less than 50K on the odometer will be hard and even then it will require the usual E46 maintenance items just due to age. That said, An E46...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By drrpm
The higher one starts, the further there is to...

The higher one starts, the further there is to fall. On average, most cars will lose about 50% of their value in 4-5 years and the descent will slow from there. Eventually most cars get to the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By drrpm
Why put your cars model #, etc. on the plate? ...

Why put your cars model #, etc. on the plate? Its already on the car. Lots of acronyms can have more than 1 meaning. UTI= urinary tract infection and DM can be diabetes mellitus. Another site I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By drrpm
Thanks gkr778 for more interesting history. I...

Thanks gkr778 for more interesting history. I owned an E21 315 while stationed in Germany. It was the most basic BMW available with 75 HP and no power accessories but was extremely agile, fun to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By drrpm
$30,000 won't buy a new BMW anyway. Maybe $40 k...

$30,000 won't buy a new BMW anyway. Maybe $40 k at the low end when all is said and done.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By drrpm
Motors are not the problem. Any of the naturally...

Motors are not the problem. Any of the naturally aspirated I6's will last several 100,000 miles if maintained correctly. The cooling system is the biggest weakness. Read the wiki, but an E46...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By drrpm
If you don't have the money to buy a new one or...

If you don't have the money to buy a new one or keep up with the repairs and maintenance on an older one then a BMW is not a good choice. As far as driving in the snow, a BWM with snow tires would...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By drrpm
That BMW was a luxury brand in 1936 is not...

That BMW was a luxury brand in 1936 is not completely relevant to the OP's question as BMW had to start over from virtually nothing after WW2. They started back in business building motorcycles and...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,034
Posted By drrpm
I had a 1986 IROC Camaro Z28 which I sold when I...

I had a 1986 IROC Camaro Z28 which I sold when I got transferred to Germany in 1990. It was actually a pretty good car but I don't have any desire to have it or another Camaro again. Since then my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-23-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By drrpm
If you're a mechanic or very wealthy, go for it. ...

If you're a mechanic or very wealthy, go for it. Exactly. I never was a big fan of the E31 since it didn't have much of a performance edge over the E36, wasn't nimble and was ridiculously...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By drrpm
Try www.radar-mirror.com. They do mirror repairs...

Try www.radar-mirror.com. They do mirror repairs for $99.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By drrpm
I usually lose around 1 MPG in the summer since...

I usually lose around 1 MPG in the summer since the AC is on full blast here in Augusta, Ga. The oil gets changed around 7,500 miles.
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