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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By jimvideopro
If you have no idea of previous maintenance, the...

If you have no idea of previous maintenance, the first thing I would do is the cooling system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By jimvideopro
Replace some of the less expensive stuff first....

Replace some of the less expensive stuff first. Find a shop that will install parts you purchase elsewhere. I would start with new front control arms/bushings from Meyle purchased from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jimvideopro
If the seats are only starting to crack, and not...

If the seats are only starting to crack, and not actually split, find a repair place to give you a quote. I just had the driver's seat in my wife's van repaired and I'm amazed at the result. Two...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By jimvideopro
Mirror tilt issues

I've poked around and can't find a thread that addresses my issue, so I'd appreciate any suggestions. Two things that I think are related:


When I put the car in reverse, the passenger mirror...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By jimvideopro
I did not buy a complete kit, but bought these...

I did not buy a complete kit, but bought these rotors:

https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Brake-Rotor-With-Corrosion-Coating-Meyle-p/34116855152-3-4-6-7my.htm

and these pads:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By jimvideopro
No you do not need to use OEM parts. I did a...

No you do not need to use OEM parts. I did a complete set of brakes and sensors for about $330 from oembimmerparts.com. There are lots of opinions about brakes. I used Meyle rotors and Akebono low...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By jimvideopro
Tirerack.com has a similar function

Tirerack.com has a similar function
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By jimvideopro
Good experience repairing an alloy wheel

I wanted to pass along the experience I had recently having an alloy wheel repaired by RimPro in Tewksbury, MA. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the company, and had never heard of them before...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By jimvideopro
I would. I replaced the control arms (with new...

I would. I replaced the control arms (with new bushings already installed) at about 95k, and the car steers much better. I used Meyle with replaceable ball joints (OEM are not) so in the future, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By jimvideopro
If you dont have records of when the coolant...

If you dont have records of when the coolant expansion tank was replaced, that is job 1. Anything more than 70k miles on the cooling system is a crap shoot and if it goes you only have a short time...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By jimvideopro
Hmm interesting. My spare key is dead and I...

Hmm interesting. My spare key is dead and I attempted to recharge it on 600 mile trip over two days but no luck. Wonder if this would work.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By jimvideopro
Mine went at 98k. Change the pump.

Mine went at 98k. Change the pump.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By jimvideopro
Is the line from the pump to the sprayer clogged?

Is the line from the pump to the sprayer clogged?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By jimvideopro
A couple of ideas. I haven't tried them, as my...

A couple of ideas. I haven't tried them, as my heat shield started vibrating, then mysteriously stopped. I'm sure it will be back. First, just trying bending it a little. (NOTE DO THIS AT YOUR OWN...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By jimvideopro
The precut LaminX film is pretty pricey, but I...

The precut LaminX film is pretty pricey, but I found uncut sheets on eBay for $10. Well worth the effort to cut and install. I did my wife's van 18 months ago and the headlights still look very good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By jimvideopro
I bought piecemeal from oembimmerparts.com

I bought piecemeal from oembimmerparts.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,018
Posted By jimvideopro
Honestly this is one of the few "go to the...

Honestly this is one of the few "go to the dealer" things. Unless you have a BMW specific Indy shop most won't have the sandbags and procedure needed to weight the car per the OEM procedure.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By jimvideopro
Nothing at all when you turn the key? Automatic?...

Nothing at all when you turn the key? Automatic? Maybe it's the shift interlock that won't let you start the car when it's in gear. Jiggle the gearshift in and out of park and see if that helps.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By jimvideopro
Bolts holding the two pieces of the shield...

Bolts holding the two pieces of the shield together? That's what the shop suggested was happening. I haven't had both daylight and cold engine to allow me to poke around under the hood.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By jimvideopro
Sounds identical to problem I am currently...

Sounds identical to problem I am currently having. Rattling noise only when the car is fully warmed up and engine is both in gear and at lowest idle, 5-600 rpm, with my foot on the brake. My indy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By jimvideopro
If you are going to go to the trouble of one...

If you are going to go to the trouble of one pulley you should do everything - 2 belts, pulleys and mechanical tensioner.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By jimvideopro
Still some noise after belt/pulley replacement

OP here. I have a diagnosis to my problem, and I hope I can help others with a similar rattle. I freely admit I added 2+2 and got 5. The noise had nothing to do with the belts and pulleys. BTW, if I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By jimvideopro
Could be. The thing that's confusing is that it's...

Could be. The thing that's confusing is that it's ONLY ratting while in gear with my foot on the brake. In neutral, park or accelerating, no noise.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By jimvideopro
Just did mine too, with anti-seize. The old ones...

Just did mine too, with anti-seize. The old ones were stiff coming out at 96k. Carefully screwed in by hand until they bottomed and met resistance, then put another half turn or so with the rachet....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 38,905
Posted By jimvideopro
I used headlight film. You can either get...

I used headlight film. You can either get expensive custom cut like LaminX or get an uncut sheet for $10 and cut yourself. I did my wife's van about two years ago and with the film the lights still...
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