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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By tcphoto
As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne...

As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne taste". If you want a fast BMW buy an M3 or supercharge yours.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,049
Posted By tcphoto
My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the...

My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the set of Style 197's and then MTech2 front bumper.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By tcphoto
There is a hot and cold level on the label. The...

There is a hot and cold level on the label. The tank is under it's highest pressure during these hot summers and I always err on the side of caution when adding coolant. You can always add a small...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By tcphoto
The coolant level is too high in the picture,...

The coolant level is too high in the picture, look at the label on the plastic nect to the cap. I think that you need to bleed again, heat on and fan at the lowest speed. Is your car an automatic? If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 906
Posted By tcphoto
I have tried helicoil once and found that it's...

I have tried helicoil once and found that it's essentially just wire but I was impressed with timesert. In the end, I just rethreaded to the next bolt size up and it made me more confident in the fix.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By tcphoto
What do your lenses look like? I have halogens...

What do your lenses look like? I have halogens and just replaced the lenses and it made a difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 707
Posted By tcphoto
Look at my avatar and signature.

Look at my avatar and signature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 707
Posted By tcphoto
You're crying about a lost grill when you have...

You're crying about a lost grill when you have those headlights and a nun painted M3 rep bumper? Your priorities are out of whack.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By tcphoto
Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on...

Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on time and money or you're just throwing parts at a perceived problem.

Other potential issues could be fuel pump, coils, vacuum hoses, VCG, CCV and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,200
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and...

Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and enjoy it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,836
Views: 949,156
Posted By tcphoto
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've...

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've done a certain level of maintenance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By tcphoto
Have you tried using a product made to clean...

Have you tried using a product made to clean alloy wheels? It may make quite a difference and much cheaper than refinishing them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By tcphoto
Condition of CCV, fuel pump, fuel filter, VCG, O2...

Condition of CCV, fuel pump, fuel filter, VCG, O2 sensors front and back and MAF? Read the codes and fuel trims and search the forums for information. An inexpensive scanner will be a great resource...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By tcphoto
Serves you right for putting an M3 bumper on a...

Serves you right for putting an M3 bumper on a 325. But, if you do a little homework you'll find that the 2001 bracket should work just fine. I imagine that M3 fender vents and Style 67's are next.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,836
Views: 949,156
Posted By tcphoto
The new MTech2 bumper arrived and installed. The...

The new MTech2 bumper arrived and installed. The old fog lights, front trim, painted reflectors and mesh will get cleaned up and posted for sale.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5,836
Views: 949,156
Posted By tcphoto
Hoodlum, it looks very nice. I have the same...

Hoodlum, it looks very nice. I have the same wheels on my E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By tcphoto
The first thing you should have learned after...

The first thing you should have learned after buying a BMW is to never replace only one cooling part. I'd spend the $300, do it yourself and replace everything and be confident that you're good for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,836
Views: 949,156
Posted By tcphoto
Washed it while the weather was good.

Washed it while the weather was good.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By tcphoto
Seeing the quotes makes me feel better about...

Seeing the quotes makes me feel better about doing all these project myself. The CCV and OFHG can look intimidating but they are actually rather simple to complete. You will find so many DIY's and...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By tcphoto
Still available?

Still available?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By tcphoto
There is a recall on the grounds in the bulb...

There is a recall on the grounds in the bulb carriers. Pull the carrier out and see if the ground wire is corroded. I reconnected both sides and fixed the problem.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By tcphoto
I can only hope that she doesn't have any...

I can only hope that she doesn't have any children.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,902
Posted By tcphoto
Mine stays at 68 degrees and auto.

Mine stays at 68 degrees and auto.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By tcphoto
The recall was for 2002 and later models. I have...

The recall was for 2002 and later models. I have a 2001 which suffered the bad ground issue and it took me under 30 minutes to DIY. Use the search mode and learn about the "tail light ground issue".
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 63,488
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats newbies, you have resurrected a nearly...

Congrats newbies, you have resurrected a nearly two year old thread.
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