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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
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: 322
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: 322
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: 504
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: 274
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: 274
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: 296
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: 505
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: 236
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: 226
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: 284
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: 276
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: 374
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: 449
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: 449
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: 449
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: 449
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: 1,164
Posted By RivMcLean
I said that awhile ago...:tsk:

I said that awhile ago...:tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By RivMcLean
Depending on the model of your car they came with...

Depending on the model of your car they came with clear corners and LED break lights, my 04 330Ci for example came this way.

If you want to know exactly what the car is, get the last 7 characters...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By RivMcLean
Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I...

Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I hated that color at first, but it grew on me and that's what I would want if I could find the right one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By RivMcLean
I did the same thing as Just George, cooling...

I did the same thing as Just George, cooling system overhaul and all the belts, pulleys and tensioners.
Cheap insurance to protect the engine and peace of mind. :roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,064
Posted By RivMcLean
Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't...

Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't transmit the physical force required to break the nut free, I used a regular wrench which worked well other than the fact it's wide and hard to get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By RivMcLean
I had the same problem while it was under...

I had the same problem while it was under warranty, stealership updated the software on the transmission which fixed the problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By RivMcLean
Something of interest... ...

Something of interest...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819439&highlight=rear+glass
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By RivMcLean
What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do...

What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do squeak if you don't lube them with antiseeze. That was my experience.
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