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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By RivMcLean
BTW this is one of Bobs most common answers for...

BTW this is one of Bobs most common answers for the cooling systems and very good advice as most of us have done the very same thing. It IS pretty simple and doesn't take that long to do. Plus you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,418
Posted By RivMcLean
Thanks for sharing, what a journey! I like the...

Thanks for sharing, what a journey! I like the truck too. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By RivMcLean
Here you go... Honda = transportation BMW =...

Here you go...
Honda = transportation
BMW = ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!
You decide.:roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By RivMcLean
I drive my 330Ci during the summer months as my...

I drive my 330Ci during the summer months as my daily driver and my 87 Toyota Pickup for winter driving. The thing is if you maintain your vehicle break downs are less frequent, but not eliminated....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By RivMcLean
Entertaining and informative Bob, but they all...

Entertaining and informative Bob, but they all are CRAZY! The lesson really is how much you are willing to put up with. A good test of your patience. :blah:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By RivMcLean
On my car it lists two part numbers, the one...

On my car it lists two part numbers, the one that's ended and a replacement, did you see the second part number? Did you :google: the part number? They are out there.

One link I found...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,224
Posted By RivMcLean
Thanks Bob, you are a wealth on information!...

Thanks Bob, you are a wealth on information! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,224
Posted By RivMcLean
I have a few, Gerbers in the car and truck that's...

I have a few, Gerbers in the car and truck that's there all the time, some of the others:

1. Nice hideaway tee handle
2. Dad's neighbor blacksmiths and makes knifes as a hobbie and made this one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RivMcLean
Then I would pull the panel and check to see if...

Then I would pull the panel and check to see if the wires are present, at least you would know, it should take no more than 20 minutes. The link should help.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RivMcLean
Yes, if it's prewired. You didn't list the year...

Yes, if it's prewired. You didn't list the year of the 325Ci. I have a badge inside on the trunk on the left side, it should say garage door opener. Their are lots of DIYs and YouTube videos on this....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By RivMcLean
I bought the Creader6 from Bavauto.com 30105007...

I bought the Creader6 from Bavauto.com 30105007 reads and resets BMW codes
http://blog.bavauto.com/10813/bmw-and-mini-using-the-creader-6-fault-code-tool-fuel-trims-and-diagnosing-live-data/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By RivMcLean
They have a generic version of that over at...

They have a generic version of that over at Transformers.com...:drink:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By RivMcLean
Lower windshield cover, part number 51718232894...

Lower windshield cover, part number 51718232894 from realoem
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=51_3691&hg=51&fg=20
Pretty easy to replace, the wiper arms have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,192
Posted By RivMcLean
Hi Chet, I have tried lots of window cleaner, and...

Hi Chet, I have tried lots of window cleaner, and so far the surf city stuff works great! I use old kitchen towels, not the terry cloth kind, but the flat woven type. When I wash them I do not use a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By RivMcLean
HomeTown Buffet= quantity not quality. :thumbdwn:

HomeTown Buffet= quantity not quality. :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 858
Posted By RivMcLean
1.2004 330Ci 2. 65,600 3. Runs Great! need...

1.2004 330Ci
2. 65,600
3. Runs Great! need front tires. No more original Pilot Sports, now they only have PS2 or 3s. Have newer Pilot Sports on rear.
4. I am the 3rd owner.
What's really great...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By RivMcLean
Check out autogeek.net, they are a detailers...

Check out autogeek.net, they are a detailers supply site. Lots of info and products.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By RivMcLean
For BMW Car Club of America sponsored events,...

For BMW Car Club of America sponsored events, here is the calendar for July, this is Country wide:
https://www.bmwcca.org/calendar
Narrow your search for your area

Another place...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By RivMcLean
Here is the chapter in Greensboro ...

Here is the chapter in Greensboro
https://www.bmwcca.org/chapter/tarheel-chapter

Here is their other web page
http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org
Contact them, they don't have anything planned in July...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By RivMcLean
Try this: ...

Try this:
https://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.php?threads/new-to-bmwcca-charlotte-nc.8853/ :roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By RivMcLean
I have Powerflex bushings :thumbup: while Bob is...

I have Powerflex bushings :thumbup: while Bob is correct, I feel the ride is not that harsh. Depending on the driving you do, I would factor this in as well. How many twistie mountain back roads are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By RivMcLean
If you can get the shade back, try operating it...

If you can get the shade back, try operating it manually. Check your owners manual, it has the info.
Here is the manual location, page 41
http://www.bmwsections.com/docs/3series/
At least you can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By RivMcLean
Been there done that, the part you need is this:...

Been there done that, the part you need is this: 51117065476 which is number 7

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=51_4902&hg=51&fg=15
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By RivMcLean
What brand of FSR did you buy? Sometimes they are...

What brand of FSR did you buy? Sometimes they are bad out of the box. Sometimes non OEM don't work at all or for a very short time. :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By RivMcLean
Should be a small set screw in the front or...

Should be a small set screw in the front or bottom, back it out and lift the mirror up, now that it's off slide the mount down
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