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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By RivMcLean
That really sucks, what choices are you...

That really sucks, what choices are you continplating? :cry:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By RivMcLean
I would think you would want more than a little...

I would think you would want more than a little effort to remove them, driving conditions and speed I think would play a factor in removing them automatically if not fastened down correctly. Besides,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By RivMcLean
put it back together, drive easy and visit a...

put it back together, drive easy and visit a shop, see if they can remove it, their are many ways to remove broken bolts if you have the right tools.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By RivMcLean
I also think it's more than that, open the access...

I also think it's more than that, open the access door and have a look, I think the whole thing is fastened down in addition to the 7 fasteners the trim price appears to be spring loaded as well. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By RivMcLean
I believe they are snap in place with those fancy...

I believe they are snap in place with those fancy one of a kind BMW fasteners. I had one of those little access doors start to come off, had to insert the hinge pin back into place. In the link look...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By RivMcLean
Are you talking about the access door on the...

Are you talking about the access door on the reinforcement place? #3 here
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD53-USA-11-2003-E46-BMW-330Ci&diagId=31_0553
If so, they discontinued them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By RivMcLean
Having a track car to race around sounds like...

Having a track car to race around sounds like fun. In my day I had a 66 chevelle that was dual purpose, daily driver and street racer. BMW's and a maintenance plan can be expensive by themselves, let...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By RivMcLean
Plastic dip is temporary so you can see how it...

Plastic dip is temporary so you can see how it looks without spending a lot of money and you can change the color if you so desire, powder coating is a process and is pretty much perminant so when it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RivMcLean
Sorry guys, I am old school. The last time I used...

Sorry guys, I am old school. The last time I used anything like that was in the 70's. I learned during those times and don't strip threads anymore. So far so good :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RivMcLean
You may be able to insert a heli-coil to fix it ...

You may be able to insert a heli-coil to fix it
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/brand.oap?mn=Heli-Coil&mc=HEL

If done correctly it will last for a long time.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 07-11-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By RivMcLean
BMWs have a higher maintenance requirement than...

BMWs have a higher maintenance requirement than your Honda and a car with 140,000 will require a fair amount of maintenance. BMWs are dependable if the preventive maintenance is maintained, but their...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By RivMcLean
Yep, I read it wrong, I guess I should drink more...

Yep, I read it wrong, I guess I should drink more coffee before posting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By RivMcLean
A cable is broke from the drivers side to to...

A cable is broke from the drivers side to to passengers side, this is my car, look at #8
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD53-USA-11-2003-E46-BMW-330Ci&diagId=41_1099
Get your last 7...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By RivMcLean
Honestly pulleys and tentioners are cheap enough...

Honestly pulleys and tentioners are cheap enough to replace, I did mine when I overhauled the cooling system along with new belts. Cheap insurance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By RivMcLean
Best thing you can do is get a pre purchase...

Best thing you can do is get a pre purchase inspection to find out the condition of the car, read the Wiki above, learn about the e46. Review the maintenance records if available, then figure is it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By RivMcLean
If you can find a part number on it look it up on...

If you can find a part number on it look it up on the manufacturers website, you would then know what it will fit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By RivMcLean
You may have it repaired, check out this Lank: ...

You may have it repaired, check out this Lank:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794330&highlight=e46+rear+view+mirror+leaking
Although it is not leaking, I am sure the go through...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By RivMcLean
I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it...

I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it yourself. It appears you park it outside so the detail would only last a couple of days. With the paint chipping as it is I would look into fixing that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By RivMcLean
You need to post more details, codes? When did it...

You need to post more details, codes? When did it go on/ off? What circumstances did it happen? :dunno: your statement/question is vague...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By RivMcLean
I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can...

I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can even purchase the equipment and the parts for a fraction of the cost and still have enough to take a road trip.

Powe bleeder:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RivMcLean
I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the...

I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the mechanical. The bolts are different, I had to run to the dealership for the bolts. You are probably dealing with the same situation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RivMcLean
They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the...

They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the updated version, but requires different bolts. I found this out when I undated mine. Once you have the correct bolts, it's a 5 minute job... :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By RivMcLean
I said that awhile ago...:tsk:

I said that awhile ago...:tsk:
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