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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By OfTheLost
I have an update on my situation. After a...

I have an update on my situation.

After a year and a half of driving with an intermittent no reverse issue I came across a deal on a genltly used remanufactured sonnax valve body for $300. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By OfTheLost
This same situation can be applied when you buy a...

This same situation can be applied when you buy a beat up unreliable car that is always breaking down and leaving you stranded in the rain when you need to get to work. The people around here are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By OfTheLost
Just a heads up, this thread is almost 3 years...

Just a heads up, this thread is almost 3 years old (I don't think he ended up buying it).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By OfTheLost
MoparJim is right. Smolk used to be a forum...

MoparJim is right. Smolk used to be a forum regular here and had owned and maintained an e46 since 2007 I think. This situation was very different than someone like yourself with no prior knowledge...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By OfTheLost
Go look up some maintenance costs for the 335 and...

Go look up some maintenance costs for the 335 and it will cure your temptation real quick. They are fun and fast cars but I wouldn't want to maintain one out of warranty. Your car easily has another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By OfTheLost
Great job, and brave of you to tackle all of that...

Great job, and brave of you to tackle all of that work at once.

Another satisfying group of maintenance items I would suggest doing (if not already done) is a new valve cover gasket combined with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By OfTheLost
I browse cars on CL regularly, and it becomes...

I browse cars on CL regularly, and it becomes pretty easy to differentiate between hidden gems and plain old junk.


Examples of a quality ad include:
multiple pictures, specific details about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By OfTheLost
If it is a confirmed GM trans then it does not...

If it is a confirmed GM trans then it does not have the drum, so you do not need to sweat that. Here is a great thread on the differences between the two and what your options are...
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By OfTheLost
I have a 2000 328i with 127,000 miles, I started...

I have a 2000 328i with 127,000 miles, I started having the intermittent GM no reverse issue at 113,000 miles.

I did a drain and fill which did not help, then I did another one and removed and...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By OfTheLost
You can buy a 36 pack on Amazon for $22, why...

You can buy a 36 pack on Amazon for $22, why spend extra time, effort, and money on doing individual loads of laundry with special MF detergent? I just use them until they start to get nasty and buy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By OfTheLost
I have been in mine for almost 5 years now, but...

I have been in mine for almost 5 years now, but lately I have been getting the itch for something more powerful. A recent test drive in my friends heavily modified 2013 Audi S4 did not help either. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,076,533
Posted By OfTheLost
This is awesome.

This is awesome.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,076,533
Posted By OfTheLost
That is very generous of you. Out of curiosity...

That is very generous of you. Out of curiosity though, why get a teenage girl a ZHP? 99% of the girls I know don't know anything about cars.... I bet you could have gotten a nice 325ci for half the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,076,533
Posted By OfTheLost
A couple of shots from a local group meet...

A couple of shots from a local group meet yesterday...

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 895
Posted By OfTheLost
I have heard of rod bearing failures (expensive)...

I have heard of rod bearing failures (expensive) and more complex Vanos failures (also expensive). Regular maintenance items like oil, brakes, etc are also 2-3 times more expensive than a regular...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By OfTheLost
Agreed, but the M3 will cost 3x as much to...

Agreed, but the M3 will cost 3x as much to maintain and can't seat 5 comfortably :thumbup: I'd probably be willing to spend $16,000 (if I had it to spend).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By OfTheLost
Or he could be a man and put his foot down. :p ...

Or he could be a man and put his foot down. :p

All kidding aside, if that car is in as rough of shape as you claim then it is a complete waste of time and money to do anything to it. By the time...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By OfTheLost
I have to say that this is definitely the...

I have to say that this is definitely the exception and not the norm. A well maintained M3 with decent miles seems to be going anywhere from $16,000 up to $20,000.


That salvage 325 (with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,156
Posted By OfTheLost
If your CVV is going bad now, then I would not...

If your CVV is going bad now, then I would not wait a year to get it replaced. Your car will start eating oil like crazy, and if enough vapor pressure builds up in the crankcase it can blow out your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By OfTheLost
A little late, but here is my take... I...

A little late, but here is my take...

I agree with others that any E46 you buy is going to be a crap shoot because even the newest ones are almost 10 years old. Price also does not always...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By OfTheLost
According to this list it is about 40 pounds. ...

According to this list it is about 40 pounds. Here is a complete write up of weight reduction for the E46...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=460350
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By OfTheLost
Buy an M3. You could also check out the...

Buy an M3.


You could also check out the "golf tee mod".
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By OfTheLost
I usually pull mine and inspect it about once a...

I usually pull mine and inspect it about once a year. It's only held on by 2 torx screws and it gives me peace of mind.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By OfTheLost
You probably have a bad connection on the back of...

You probably have a bad connection on the back of the radio. Now would be a good time to upgrade your headunit, the later models of the factory E46 radio have Aux hookup.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By OfTheLost
A blind man walks into a bar and sits down. ...

A blind man walks into a bar and sits down. Thinking he'd break the ice with the bartender, he asks "Wanna hear a blonde joke?"

In a hushed voice, a man beside him says "Before you tell that...
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