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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:06 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 27,160
Posted By Fast Bob
Before the existence of Electric Light Orchestra

we had The Move....if you`re familiar with ELO`s version of this song, it`s obvious how The Move morphed into ELO....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuRvumUxMMI
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Fast Bob
Pistons don`t misfire, it`s something else....

Pistons don`t misfire, it`s something else. Sounds like you`re getting the runaround from whoever you`re dealing with. Take the car to an Autozone, O`Reilly`s, Pep Boys, etc., and ask them to scan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Fast Bob
There`s no such thing as "too young for a VANOS...

There`s no such thing as "too young for a VANOS rebuild"....those seals were on their way out 25,000 miles ago....

A new VCG and a fresh set of plugs, in addition to new VANOS seals, should...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Fast Bob
This has been discussed here many times.....a...

This has been discussed here many times.....a bang or thump when shifting into second gear is common, it`s due to the design of the trans. Nothing to worry about. Experiment with shift points to find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 27,160
Posted By Fast Bob
George Harrison, with a guest appearance

from one of his old mates (and Jeff Lynne, too)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsyfvYyxjp8
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 27,160
Posted By Fast Bob
I don`t like the drugs....

(but the drugs like me....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpoEmlxUPeQ
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Fast Bob
How long`s it been since you flushed & bled those...

How long`s it been since you flushed & bled those brakes ? How much meat is left on the pads ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Fast Bob
Sounds like a case of "Buyer`s Remorse" to...

Sounds like a case of "Buyer`s Remorse" to me....common with people who usually buy things on impulse, just because it wears a certain badge on the hood, and they "just gotta have one".
It`s always...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By Fast Bob
While it lacks the ultimate zip of an M3 (it...

While it lacks the ultimate zip of an M3 (it would be nice to have an extra hundred HP now and then :)), the ZHP may be the better choice for a daily driver, especially if you`re over 35 years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Fast Bob
Change the fluid, that`s the cheapest & easiest...

Change the fluid, that`s the cheapest & easiest fix right off the bat.

Read the E46 Wiki !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Fast Bob
Yeah, I keep mine bungeed down nice and snug,...

Yeah, I keep mine bungeed down nice and snug, along with my trolley jack....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Fast Bob
Just get a plastic milk crate, put all your...

Just get a plastic milk crate, put all your excess crap in there, and store it in the trunk, the way God intended....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fast Bob
I think "straight-up RETARD" pretty well covers...

I think "straight-up RETARD" pretty well covers it....:rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By Fast Bob
As with any BMW, one that was well-maintained...

As with any BMW, one that was well-maintained will always be your best bet. If you buy one, it will become your new hobby, requiring periodic transfusions of cash and labor from you. That`s the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 27,160
Posted By Fast Bob
Flashback....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmSPCOby-1A
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fast Bob
That`s a BAD spot....in many jurisdictions,...

That`s a BAD spot....in many jurisdictions, "Obstruction Of Vision" is probable cause to pull you over and give you sh!t....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Fast Bob
The best solution I`ve found for The Care &...

The best solution I`ve found for The Care & Feeding of Caliper Pins:

Chuck them up in an electric drill, and spin them in some 0000 ("Four-Oh") steel wool to clean & polish them.
Then, spray...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Fast Bob
To sum it up....NO....there`s nothing you can do...

To sum it up....NO....there`s nothing you can do (except maybe pushing it off a cliff) that will make that car significantly faster than it is right now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Fast Bob
That`s analogous to having a heart transplant to...

That`s analogous to having a heart transplant to cure a sprained ankle....you need further diagnosis by a competent tech who has intimate knowledge of BMWs....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Fast Bob
There`s probably a thousand E46 exhaust sound...

There`s probably a thousand E46 exhaust sound clips available on Youtube....find one that appeals to your ears....

and

Read the E46 Wiki !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Fast Bob
Specific codes, please....

Specific codes, please....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Fast Bob
Before going any further, you need to do two...

Before going any further, you need to do two things:

>>>>Bimmerfest`s E46 Wiki>>>>Read this BEFORE asking questions !

Have the codes scanned, and post the results here
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Fast Bob
BMWs are great cars, but can be very demanding of...

BMWs are great cars, but can be very demanding of their owners....these are cars that usually need an above-average amount of TLC. Which is why most of the folks here have learned to DIY as many...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Fast Bob
We could get into a years-long discussion about...

We could get into a years-long discussion about how the general concensus seems to be "Rotors don`t warp from normal street driving", but you`ve both been around long enough to have heard all that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 27,160
Posted By Fast Bob
Here`s some very cool & rarely heard versions

of a variety of Stones tunes....enjoy !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wzRFduXgJw
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