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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By charlesberry
A/C Temp

Driving home from work, it struck me my AC blows REALLY cold air. My E46 is 10 years old and I hit 230,000 miles on my car today.

I got home and ran to get a thermometer to see how cold the AC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By charlesberry
Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red...

Grey - because it's.......grey. There's also Red and White.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By charlesberry
Your lucky control arms and bushings are on...

Your lucky control arms and bushings are on sale!!! HURRY HURRY!!

Seriously, control arms and ball joints are not able to be serviced. The old ones are removed and replaced.
How many miles on...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By charlesberry
Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally...

Meyle are good, so is OEM and Brembo - personally I use Zimmerman rotors. They have a coating of Zinc on them so the rotor won't rust over time.

I also use Textar or Pagid pads which are...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By charlesberry
One for the...

One for the brakes...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpLFHNZAjRw

One for the fluid....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3SrZvHmEGw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By charlesberry
The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack...

The XI is a different rack. I would go the rack doctor route, but it you really wanted to get nuts..........OEM Bimmerparts has a good price too.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By charlesberry
Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. ...

Someone here once said an E46 is a $10,000 car. You can buy a nice example for 10 grand, or you can spend 5 grand on the car and another 5 grand bringing it back to spec.
I tend to agree with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By charlesberry
I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is...

I have a 2005 330 with 235,000 miles that is reliable because I've done a TON of maintenance.

I"ve done battery, fuel pump, alternator, complete cooling system (X2), complete suspension refresh,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By charlesberry
I can use the Mirror. I'm in Jersey as well.

I can use the Mirror. I'm in Jersey as well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By charlesberry
You don't need new calipers, you need a new shop....

You don't need new calipers, you need a new shop. My oldest BMW, an old E46, is at 230,000 miles............ on original calipers. I've been turning wrenches for 30 years and have replaced a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By charlesberry
I had this done on my 2005 330. Flemington BMW...

I had this done on my 2005 330. Flemington BMW in NJ did a great job. I'm very happy. The front passenger airbag was replaced. The dash looks exactly the same as when I dropped it off.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By charlesberry
My driver side xenon quit working a few years ago...

My driver side xenon quit working a few years ago - I needed a new ballast - so I went to Ebay and scored a used one for $100 and it works great. (Just something to think about if you need parts)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By charlesberry
Great advice!!!

Great advice!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By charlesberry
I have the E46, my wife has the 335 with Msport. ...

I have the E46, my wife has the 335 with Msport. The E46 is a better car.........it's a driver's car. The 335 is not.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By charlesberry
I go to the dealer and buy cases of that stuff.

I go to the dealer and buy cases of that stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By charlesberry
I'm at 226,000 miles on my E46 and have no plans...

I'm at 226,000 miles on my E46 and have no plans to get rid of the car. Although, and shiny new M235i might be nice.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,402
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_540i_Fan_Clutch_...

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_540i_Fan_Clutch_OEM_p/11527505302e39.htm

I have not heard of those brands. I would look at the link I attached above.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By charlesberry
http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Windshield_Washe...

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Windshield_Washer_Pump_p/67128362154ae46.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By charlesberry
It depends.

It depends.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By charlesberry
I was actually just outside cleaning wheels in...

I was actually just outside cleaning wheels in the heat wave!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By charlesberry
Your first photo is going to cost me a couple of...

Your first photo is going to cost me a couple of grand. I REALLY like that floor. Nice Job!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By charlesberry
if you coat both the male and female connections...

if you coat both the male and female connections with silicone paste, it will slide together and snap right in place. No twisting or anything involved. Just push the connections together.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By charlesberry
You can put a bag over the alternator and rinse...

You can put a bag over the alternator and rinse the engine bay. I detail my engine bay in the warmer weather so I've done this. Antifreeze - I personally use the blue stuff from BMW but that's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By charlesberry
Very Sharp!! Love the updated look with those...

Very Sharp!! Love the updated look with those wheels. About the window, I would lube the channels with silicone spray and see what that does.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By charlesberry
I put them on an 330 XI and they're pretty good.

I put them on an 330 XI and they're pretty good.
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