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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By charlesberry
Just got em installed on my 05 330xi and I LOVE...

Just got em installed on my 05 330xi and I LOVE THEM.

Actually this is my second set. This is my go to tire.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By charlesberry
2 bolts or 3? ...

2 bolts or 3?

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=575499
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By charlesberry
Still lurking. Don't post much but it's fun to...

Still lurking. Don't post much but it's fun to see what the kids are up to.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By charlesberry
The shroud has I believe 2 tabs that slide into...

The shroud has I believe 2 tabs that slide into place. it's either in or it's not, if you futz around with it you will see. Not hard. You'll need a work light to see what's happening down at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By charlesberry
I usually by parts here should you choose to just...

I usually by parts here should you choose to just replace the fan and clutch: https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-E46-3-Series-Engine-Cooling-Parts-s/1863.htm

As for the fan hitting the bottom of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By charlesberry
Jome - when installing the oil sep hoses, get...

Jome - when installing the oil sep hoses, get some silicone paste, and lube the ends of the hoses, and all everything will glide and snap right into place.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By charlesberry
Me too and I've been out in some REALLY BAD snow...

Me too and I've been out in some REALLY BAD snow and ice on those tires.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By charlesberry
How many miles on your car Bob?

How many miles on your car Bob?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By charlesberry
The E90 series in 2006 marked the end of the...

The E90 series in 2006 marked the end of the heavy sturdy car. So you want to look for 2005 or earlier. Here's the catch, anything 2005 or earlier will need work done to it. If you're not doing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=e46+f...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=e46+front+brakes

Enjoy. YouTube pretty much has a video on about any repair job for an E46 BMW.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By charlesberry
Start with the easy stuff and check your air...

Start with the easy stuff and check your air pressure in the tires. Low pressure will rob you of gas mileage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By charlesberry
oh please someone

You one of 2 problems...the first is you have Xenon lights and the bulbs are worn out and need replacing. You can buy new bulbs from Bavauto or OEMBIMMERPARTS.COM. online. Do not go to the dealer. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By charlesberry
http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I Good review on...

http://youtu.be/y90V9bivH1I

Good review on replacement brakes, what works and what doesn't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By charlesberry
I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake...

I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you need new brake calipers. Pads and rotors and sensors yup. Calipers................no. not unless they're frozen or leaking.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By charlesberry
You punctured the cooling coils for the air...

You punctured the cooling coils for the air conditioning. On a lighter note, it's October and you won't be needing AC for about 7 months.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By charlesberry
$1300 bucks for new hoses and a flush? Which...

$1300 bucks for new hoses and a flush? Which dealer is that?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By charlesberry
I destroyed one of those wheel keys using basic...

I destroyed one of those wheel keys using basic hand tools. Took the car into the dealer and told the service mgr to get the GD wheel locks off the car!!
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 09-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By charlesberry
Hi Greg, Not sure where in Jersey you are...

Hi Greg,

Not sure where in Jersey you are but I use Steve Vicari out in Frenchtown for all my BMW repair work that's out of warranty.
I do 99% of all my own maint and repair work, but if I run...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By charlesberry
https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Alternator-OEM-...

https://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW-Alternator-OEM-W-Oval-Plug-p/12317519620e46.htm

I went with OEM Bimmerparts - about 3 years on this part and I'm a high mileage driver.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-31-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By charlesberry
Stick shift or an auto?

Stick shift or an auto?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,993
Posted By charlesberry
I was reading through all this and thought...

I was reading through all this and thought SAWZALL with a really long blade and call it a day.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By charlesberry
I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI...

I swapped out the OEM struts and shocks for KONI adjustable shocks on my 330 Xi and I feel no difference at all. Both are a good product - buy WOW those yellow shocks are rusting out a lot faster...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By charlesberry
For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a...

For Silver - I'd expect under 2 months as it's a common color - as opposed to like Estoral Blue which is not a common color........... which could be a long time (6 months +).

If you have other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By charlesberry
Hi John, Here's what I did. I bought the...

Hi John,

Here's what I did. I bought the new cover, and got a can of matching paint for my paint code and I spray painted the new part. BAV Auto sells the factory paint. I sanded with 3000 grit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By charlesberry
Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the...

Dielectric Grease works too. Silicone is the base component.
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