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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By RivMcLean
Sadly, I am thinking about the same thing...

Sadly, I am thinking about the same thing especially while the car is relativity low in mileage. My little 87 Toyota pickup is tired and I need a truck. I have a buyer for the truck at $4000.00 and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By RivMcLean
Ditto here is So. Cal. Just finished detailing...

Ditto here is So. Cal. Just finished detailing the car yet again in this mild 75 degree weather. Now that it's all clean it will probably rain. :bigpimp:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 326
Posted By RivMcLean
Why would you want to? Autos are more...

Why would you want to? Autos are more problematic, more expensive to fix. Stay with the 5 speed. No on the reverse swap. :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By RivMcLean
Welcome! Congrats on the coupe. You will find...

Welcome! Congrats on the coupe. You will find lots of support here, the people are one big disfunctional family with all the personalities. Check out the Wiki above, you will find lots of information...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By RivMcLean
The white mounting clips and slots do have some...

The white mounting clips and slots do have some room to move backwards and forwards. Make sure they are lined up properly. You could get new clips and file both ends to make them narrower in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By RivMcLean
Honestly I think she they needs a smaller more...

Honestly I think she they needs a smaller more maneuverable car. :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By RivMcLean
In your original post attachments, they all have...

In your original post attachments, they all have a good amount of dark grey in them, so it would be hard to figure a subtle change without going overboard, I think no more that the smoke, it looks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By RivMcLean
If you go, go clear don't go smoked. For me, and...

If you go, go clear don't go smoked. For me, and not to offend anyone who has smoked lighting, leave it for the Japanese cars. Keep the BMW classy.
My two cents.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By RivMcLean
Are you the original owner? What do you know...

Are you the original owner? What do you know about the history of the car? Was is ever in an accident? Does it seal correctly? :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By RivMcLean
I get 30-32 MPG on the freeway between 65-70 MPH ...

I get 30-32 MPG on the freeway between 65-70 MPH

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By RivMcLean
Saw that the other day! An example of a road trip...

Saw that the other day! An example of a road trip done right :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,801
Posted By RivMcLean
Nope, 9 to 3 or 5, but if your coming in from out...

Nope, 9 to 3 or 5, but if your coming in from out of town and you stay at a hotel with the rest of the Festers they gather and have fun. Just follow the Bimmerfest 2014 CA thread.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,801
Posted By RivMcLean
Check out the threads, it's pretty awesome! At...

Check out the threads, it's pretty awesome! At lease the So Cal one. You will see lots of cool cars, modded and stock one race cars, and classics. Some other high end Italian jobs too, they done know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By RivMcLean
Here are a couple of threads on fake... ...

Here are a couple of threads on fake...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587572&page=3

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574301&highlight=
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,794
Posted By RivMcLean
Bob you crack me up, it's almost like a sport...

Bob you crack me up, it's almost like a sport anymore :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By RivMcLean
If you maintain the car it should last and give...

If you maintain the car it should last and give you little problems. Smolck is a prime example, I think his current car has well over 200k. The question is can you afford to keep throwing money at it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By RivMcLean
The hydraulic tensioner (PS, WP, ALT) looks like...

The hydraulic tensioner (PS, WP, ALT) looks like a little shock absorber, the AC has a mechanical one. You should be able to tell pretty easily. From what I understand, BMW did away with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By RivMcLean
I bought OEM sensors , Gates hoses (in all...

I bought OEM sensors , Gates hoses (in all fairness the top hose started to leak (small leak) at the small connection on the ET months later, changed to OEM hose) Meyle ET, OEM T-Stat/housing,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By RivMcLean
I had the same results when I did this last...

I had the same results when I did this last summer, didn't break the trans T-Stat, but changed it anyway, changed the belts, tensioners and pulleys too. If anyone is thinking about doing this, take...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By RivMcLean
Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the article.

Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the article.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By RivMcLean
+1 The guys here are Great! They have helped me...

+1 The guys here are Great! They have helped me a few times too.:roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By RivMcLean
Hi Susan, do you know when the cooling system...

Hi Susan, do you know when the cooling system last overhauled? The expantion tank is prone to failure as you are finding out and keeping the cooling system healthy is money well invested. I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By RivMcLean
I'll try to answer your questions Soft hoses-...

I'll try to answer your questions
Soft hoses- meaning they are deteriorating, they may fail before too long so it's their opinion they should be replaced. Depending on which hoses, if they are part...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By RivMcLean
Congrats on the new car Peter and welcome to the...

Congrats on the new car Peter and welcome to the Fest! Gotta love the Coupes :roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RivMcLean
If neutral moves the car forward now and you have...

If neutral moves the car forward now and you have no reverse, maybe something got bent or pulled out of place in the linkage vs. a transmission problem. Seems like a good place to start. Do you have...
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