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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
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Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor...

Thought I would share my experience with a Harbor Freight torque wrench. I needed a 3/8 to do my brakes and since I only use a wrench very infrequently I had a hard time justifying $100 plus.

So...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By jimvideopro
BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if...

BMW engines are great and pretty bulletproof if you don't overheat them. A lot of the engineering on components hung on the engine is pretty substandard. Boggles the mind that BMW can't design an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By jimvideopro
Yeah thought of that after posting. For future...

Yeah thought of that after posting. For future searchers, it's fuses 7 and 39, which did the trick and reset my Bluetooth, which now works once again.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By jimvideopro
Bluetooth fuse

Anyone know which fuse controls the Bluetooth? My BT stopped working for some reason. I'll disconnect the battery if necessary to try to reset it, but I would rather just pop out the right fuse if I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By jimvideopro
Is too much oil a bad thing

Mobil 1 5-30 is the wrong oil. Per BMW only approved Mobil 1 is 0-40. Look for "BMW LL-01" on the bottle. Interval is a matter of opinion. Book says 15k. I do mine every 7500. My opinion (others may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By jimvideopro
I would not buy a vert unless you want a...

I would not buy a vert unless you want a convertible. I love mine but they are heavier (slower) and there are things that can go wrong with the top. I think my 330 automatic has pretty good oomph,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jimvideopro
2005 330i AUX Cable

Search and you will find threads on this subject


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jimvideopro
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Yes. Easy.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By jimvideopro
Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which...

Use 3M headlight restoration kit 39008 which includes everything you need. The first step will freak you out because they get worse as the big scratches are removed. I read the lenses will quickly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By jimvideopro
I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate...

I'd like to respectfully offer an alternate opinion. I'm sure I do not drive my car as hard as many of you, but I've been very pleased with the Meyle rotors and Akebono low dust pads. Yes there is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,300
Posted By jimvideopro
My sympathies. Regardless of the forecast...

My sympathies. Regardless of the forecast accuracy, southern cities just don't have equipment or material (salt) to deal with snow and ice.

On a related note, if you live anywhere that gets snow...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By jimvideopro
I also had a Graf water pump begin to leak in...

I also had a Graf water pump begin to leak in less than a year. Go OEM


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By jimvideopro
My SAP doesn't run anywhere near 90 seconds -...

My SAP doesn't run anywhere near 90 seconds - usually only long enough for me to back the car out of the garage, get out and shut the door. Not saying that might not be the problem, but don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By jimvideopro
Be sure to use BMW-approved coffee otherwise...

Be sure to use BMW-approved coffee otherwise you'll get sludge in the cup....


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By jimvideopro
Can anyone tell me about these BMW Wheels

Style 98s. Standard equipment on my base-suspension 2006 vert. 17" diameter. Don't think they came as 18's but I could be wrong. I like them, don't love them - I use them for my snow tires.

...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By jimvideopro
Bad Weather Handling

General Altimax Artics on my vert. Probably more tire than I need in Louisville but excellent in the snow/ice. I think the only thing that might stop me is deep hard-packed snow higher than the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By jimvideopro
330i cooling refresh

Metal impeller pump on my car started leaking less than a year after installation. Thankfully Max at oembimmerparts took it back under warranty. OEM pump replaced it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By jimvideopro
Vibration When Turning

Put Akebonos on a couple of weeks ago. No problems. I second the idea to check and see if everything is torqued/installed correctly.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,417
Posted By jimvideopro
OEM Bimmer Parts - Wow

Color me very pleased as well.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By jimvideopro
BMW 3 Series quest

Oops. Was trying to make the point that 06 coupes and verts were E46s but not the sedans. Thanks


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By jimvideopro
Oil filter housing gasket DIY hard to do

The expansion tank is the overflow tank for coolant from the radiator. Unlike practically any other car, it's a crappy part engineered by BMW and if it cracks and drains all your coolant onto the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By jimvideopro
BMW 3 Series quest

BMW makes great engines. The reliability of every other external component is open to question. Case in point, the radiator expansion tank, which WILL fail at 70,000+ miles (mine went at about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By jimvideopro
Akebono ceramic low-dust brake pads

I thought I would throw up this review for anyone who needs new pads/rotors. I had to replace all four, and being tired of the heavy brake dust on my wheels, took a chance and ordered Akebono ceramic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By jimvideopro
+1 on the lens restoration. Do it first, only...

+1 on the lens restoration. Do it first, only because 1) it's really cheap and easy, and 2) it will give you a sense of accomplishment that allows you to move on to the more challenging stuff. Buy a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By jimvideopro
Just bought new brakes all around from Max at...

Just bought new brakes all around from Max at oembimmerparts -- Meyle rotors and Akebono pads. I'm so tired of brake dust that I'm going to give the ceramic pads a try.

Question: how likely is it...
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