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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By sridario
I've just sent you a PM with their contact...

I've just sent you a PM with their contact information (not sure if posting it was a breach of netiquette).

You live in a beautiful part of the country. My wife and I have enjoyed our trips out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By sridario
Your best bet would be to find a local parts...

Your best bet would be to find a local parts store that specializes in European cars. We have such a place in Montreal (Autolectra), which is the first place I call when I need parts for my E46. Just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By sridario
You're probably better off with ECS Tuning. They...

You're probably better off with ECS Tuning. They have the CanaEase shipping option that combines shipping, taxes, duty and customs brokerage fees into one pre-specified charge, so you know exactly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By sridario
It would really be nice to know what the...

It would really be nice to know what the "allowable window" that Fast Bob referred to is for a stock M54 engine, although 91 - 94 is a good guess and probably correct. I wouldn't say "the higher the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By sridario
Not if you buy gas from a Top Tier vendor. To get...

Not if you buy gas from a Top Tier vendor. To get Top Tier certification, the additive package must be the same (equal to premium) for all octane grades sold by the vendor at all their stations....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By sridario
The front and rear diffs on the xi use 75w90...

The front and rear diffs on the xi use 75w90 hypoid gear oil.

Do you have a manual or an automatic transmission? Will you change the transfer case oil as well?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,665
Posted By sridario
This is a good point. For driving on the right...

This is a good point. For driving on the right side of crowned roads, they usually set the camber on the right side to be a 1/4 degree more negative to resist the rightward slope of the road. On a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By sridario
BTW, what did Pat Goss have to say about your...

BTW, what did Pat Goss have to say about your plan? :angel:

Sorry, couldn't resist! :p
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By sridario
You won't do any harm (except to your wallet, and...

You won't do any harm (except to your wallet, and time spent getting the racing gas), but I doubt you would get any performance benefit (unless you have an M3 you're not telling us about). You need a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By sridario
Juanito, you didn't mention whether you had a...

Juanito, you didn't mention whether you had a manual or automatic transmission. If you have an auto, you need to find out whether it's a GM or ZF transmission. I have a GM A5S 390R, and used Pentosin...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By sridario
Since the car is now 16 years old, and you said...

Since the car is now 16 years old, and you said your sister did not take care of it, you should get some idea how much time and money will be required to get this car in a useful state, before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By sridario
Right. You also have the option of a cigarette...

Right. You also have the option of a cigarette lighter adaptor (the lighter port remains live on the e46 even with the key out of the car). Whatever works for you.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By sridario
Another factor to consider are the vehicle...

Another factor to consider are the vehicle importation laws in Portugal. You probably need to have owned the car for some period of time (e.g. 6 months or 1 year) for it to be considered as part of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,356
Posted By sridario
Interestingly, in Canada, Adaptive M Suspension...

Interestingly, in Canada, Adaptive M Suspension and Variable Sport Steering are available on the 320i with or without xDrive. (Part of what's called the Performance Package here). They were also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,595
Posted By sridario
I only go to an independent mechanic. When I said...

I only go to an independent mechanic. When I said 1k-2k per year, that includes all maintenance/repair costs (including tires). Have a look at the E46 Wiki here on Bimmerfest. With an old car,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,595
Posted By sridario
Keep in mind that her car is now 16 years old,...

Keep in mind that her car is now 16 years old, beyond the 7-10 years being discussed here, and that she was taking the car to the dealer for servicing, which is convenient but pricey. I spend on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By sridario
It indicates that you have a positive outside...

It indicates that you have a positive outside temperature. When you go below zero, it will show a minus sign. My ambient temperature display reads in degrees Celsius, so it has been negative for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,669
Posted By sridario
It looks like she had a sunroof, and the roof of...

It looks like she had a sunroof, and the roof of the car was still clear of the water when the police were on the scene throwing rocks at the rear windshield. I wonder whether the electrics failed or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By sridario
+2 on the PPI, though note that those are...

+2 on the PPI, though note that those are kilometers, not miles (divide by 1.6 to get miles).

Those are quite different vehicles - a modded, winter-garaged 2-door coupe with MT vs a 4-door sedan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By sridario
+1! :thumbup: You'll also likey have much...

+1! :thumbup:

You'll also likey have much better selection of xi's in the midwest (Chicago area?) and the subframe tearing that has you concerned is not supposed to be an issue. Something to think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,579
Posted By sridario
If it's a Certified Pre-Owned, it typically will...

If it's a Certified Pre-Owned, it typically will include the extended warranty which extends the standard 4 year, 80,000 km Canadian warranty to 6 years, 160,000 km. CPO does not, by default, extend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By sridario
Oh, yeah. You should have a look at the Wiki - it...

Oh, yeah. You should have a look at the Wiki - it has a wealth of information on our cars.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46

;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By sridario
What kind of gas do you use (octane, brand)? ...

What kind of gas do you use (octane, brand)?

If by "engine knock" you mean premature detonation (i.e. the gas/air mixture in a cylinder ignites before the spark, throwing off the timing), then you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By sridario
A bit above 12 v at rest, and around 14 with the...

A bit above 12 v at rest, and around 14 with the engine running (i.e. charging). If you have a battery charger, let it charge overnight and see if you can start the car in the morning. If it starts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By sridario
Did you change the fuel filter as well? It could...

Did you change the fuel filter as well? It could be completely clogged. Though, that wouldn't explain the engine not turning over at all. Alternator, perhaps? You could try charging up the battery...
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