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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Fishful Thinking
This forum has a search feature that will be...

This forum has a search feature that will be enormously helpful to you if you just use it. You will find that this and similar questions have been asked and answered countless times before, and in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Do you have a Costco membership? You can order...

Do you have a Costco membership? You can order Michelin Pilot Super Sports through them. Great deal. Great tire. You won't be disappointed, assuming this is a summer-only tire. I have about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I'd love to see the specs and a dyno sheet. ...

I'd love to see the specs and a dyno sheet.

Meanwhile, even though my 325 ci is fully stock and I have fairly new Michelin Super Sport tires, I frequently break the inbside rear tire loose when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Best advice I can give is get a pre-purchase...

Best advice I can give is get a pre-purchase inspection from a BMW specialist or BMW dealership.

Also, read the WIKI, paying close attention to what can go wrong on these cars (the cooling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Clip off the end of the sensor, strip off a...

Clip off the end of the sensor, strip off a little insulation from both wires, twist them together, wrap in electrical tape, zip tie out of the way. Done.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Lots of folks have posted up on this topic, with...

Lots of folks have posted up on this topic, with various solutions. Didja try searching? Also, try searching on e46fanatics.com.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Fishful Thinking
What about worn, sloppy engine/transmission...

What about worn, sloppy engine/transmission mounts? I've heard of folks money shifting because of them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Fishful Thinking
My car did that all the time. Adjusting the...

My car did that all the time. Adjusting the brake helped, but did not eliminate it. I then cleaned off the friction surfaces by gently pulling the hand brake several times while driving on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Fishful Thinking
This cubby just pulls out - no screws or...

This cubby just pulls out - no screws or anything. Just grasp the open lid and give a good tug. I snaked the cord through the passenger side hinge area. No cutting or drilling needed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Fishful Thinking
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=8934...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=893444&highlight=coding

PA Soft 1.4. Got mine from X-car360. Read thread in link above for more details.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Fishful Thinking
He didn't die. He just came to visit me!

He didn't die. He just came to visit me!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The shop that did the work should attempt to fix...

The shop that did the work should attempt to fix the problem under warranty. There should not be any condensation. Your first move should have been to return ASAP to have the shop make it right. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Fishful Thinking
How old are your tires? You could have some...

How old are your tires? You could have some tread seperation on that tire. Try swapping it with the left front and see if the sound moves.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Do you have a breaker bar? If so, put the socket...

Do you have a breaker bar? If so, put the socket on with the bar facing left and stand on it. Bounce on it if you can.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Maybe try bedding the brakes after you bleed...

Maybe try bedding the brakes after you bleed them. But yes, bleed them first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Just starting to think that? Go change that...

Just starting to think that? Go change that sucker.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The joy of driving these cars lies in being fully...

The joy of driving these cars lies in being fully engaged in the process. Maybe you'd be happier in a Hyundai Elantra....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Ummm, no.

Ummm, no.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 912
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. ...

Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. Pretty simple, no?

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

Very often, the WIKI holds the answers to most people's questions, and folks are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Smg
Views: 912
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. ...

Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. Pretty simple, no?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Well, it's not like they're all that rare. Just...

Well, it's not like they're all that rare. Just find one with a manual that meets your standards. Take your time shopping for the right car, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection, and be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Fishful Thinking
A priest, a minister and a rabbi are discussing...

A priest, a minister and a rabbi are discussing life, death, and the afterlife when the conversation turns to the question of what would you like to hear said about you at your funeral. The priest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Fishful Thinking
A man in the old west is sitting in front of the...

A man in the old west is sitting in front of the saloon when a dusty, dried up looking cowboy rides up. The cowboy climbs off his horse, ties it up, walks around to the horse's backside, lifts the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Isn't there a cold climate thermostat available...

Isn't there a cold climate thermostat available for these cars?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Your car is most probably an E90, not an E46. ...

Your car is most probably an E90, not an E46. Try the E90 forum.
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