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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By MC
Can sweat damage leather seat?

I noticed this round spots all over front driver bucket seats. Is it possible that sweat can damage the leather bucket seat for long period of contact? I couldn't find any other explanation, this was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,780
Posted By MC
Welcome to the Big Apple

Driving in Manhattan is like driving on a track, I treat yellow taxis like orangecones, you dodge them, no turn signals changing lanes, yellow lights mean go for it. Pedestrian yield to cars. If you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By MC
Need Buying Advise on 2009-2011 328i

I currently owned 02 325i w/ Sport Package. I am on the market for 09-11 328i Coupe with Sport Pkg or M-Sport Pkg. I believe 2009-10 is only available with Sport Package and 2011 is available with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By MC
$80.00 not bad for wheel alignment. Motorsport...

$80.00 not bad for wheel alignment. Motorsport Techniques gave me a quote of $85.00. Dealer charge $189.00.

QUOTE=cvx5832;7088970]Sorry, forgot to mention look up Yelp for reviews on Alignment...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By MC
I have service done at Bavarian Motorsport, I...

I have service done at Bavarian Motorsport, I believe TC Design is next door. TC Design quoted me $120.00 per hr on four wheel alignment. I heard about Motor Techniques...I will give them a call. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By MC
Alignment shop recommendation Eastbay

Anybody know a good alignment shop in Eastbay?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By MC
W/S washer cap no vent cause problem

I noticed recently my w/s washer reservoir was loosing fluid, bone dry but no visible leak from the w/s pump. I refilled and two days later w/s low fluid indicator was lit again. I brought it my bmw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By MC
BMW dealer service screw up

I just had my taillight recalled done at my local BMW dealership. Simple fix. As usual the tech did some inspections, drive belt cracked $380, tires worn out, $980 (it still looks good to me)....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By MC
Over-torqed wheel bolts is another possibility....

Over-torqed wheel bolts is another possibility. It was probably cost effective to reuse pads with 60% remaining. As for turning rotors, BMW doesn't recommend it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By MC
Brake bedding...huh...this is the third front...

Brake bedding...huh...this is the third front brakes replacement and the second brake replacement never had any problems. Well I guess there is no harm doing brake bedding procedure. I am probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By MC
Warped Rotors

I noticed my steering vibration when applying brakes. Brake was replaced about 10k miles ago. The brakes are used in normal driving, no hard braking, etc. Replacement rotors was OEM. What could...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By MC
The car was sitting in the garage for a few hours...

The car was sitting in the garage for a few hours when I noticed it. I installed the gas cap back on and restarted the engine, no SES light. I am suprised. check filler cap lamp didn't lit up while...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By MC
Fuel filler cap off but no warning lights!!!

I noticed yesterday after refueling, the filler cap was off for about 14miles of driving. The filler cap was dangling on top of the gas door. The check filler cap lamp and/or check engine lamp didn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,827
Posted By MC
1) It should be labeled Cost of Maintenance since...

1) It should be labeled Cost of Maintenance since gas and insurance are not included. On the average, I am sure your cost of maintenace is on the high side. I owned 02 325i with 85k miles and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,052
Posted By MC
There are number ways bimmerfester help me....

There are number ways bimmerfester help me. Troubleshooting, DIY and recommendations. I could name a few regulars here but you know who you are.
I just want to express my gratitude for all your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,839
Posted By MC
+1 on RR psi should be higher psi than front. I...

+1 on RR psi should be higher psi than front. I run 34F/35R (17-inch), it seems to handle better on this setup. I usally run 2+ higher psi than what factory recommended. It's a matter of personal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By MC
I drive to SF streets all the time and the roads...

I drive to SF streets all the time and the roads there is unforgiving, potholes all over. I learn to dodge the pot holes like driving on autoX. I guess doesn't make sense to rotate anyways, the road...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By MC
Premium car...premium gas...now let's end this...

Premium car...premium gas...now let's end this charades
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By MC
I was hesitant before. Never rotated tires ever...

I was hesitant before. Never rotated tires ever since I replaced tires at 40k, now 60k. I had some abnormal wear before I replaced the tires but I had 4-wheel aligment done when new tires was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By MC
Yes, still old school here. But with all these...

Yes, still old school here. But with all these new coolant chemical components, coolant nowawdays have more longevity than before. Old school guys seems to stick to our old habits. Like my 15k oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By MC
Every 3-years seems to be an acceptable interval,...

Every 3-years seems to be an acceptable interval, is 4-year is a stretch. Agree, brake fluid flush 2-year interval.

Anybody here on 4-year interval coolant flush?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,610
Posted By MC
Smolck have point there? If you can afford it...

Smolck have point there? If you can afford it why not an M3 otherwise you don't want to whine about the expense of owning it. In addition, it cost more insurance. Of course, majority will say buy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By MC
Coolant change every 2 or 4 years.

I was having a discussion with my mechanic regarding changing the coolant every 2-years. He recommends changing coolant at 4-year interval doesn't show any corrosion through his experience (meaning...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By MC
I guess that depends on how you drive. Front...

I guess that depends on how you drive. Front brakes was replaced at 30544 miles and mileage now is 63000. It lasted about 30k on normal driving. When I had the Insp II done at 62081 miles front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By MC
I was checking out your car for sale and...

I was checking out your car for sale and pictures. I was looking for ZHP, I wish it was a 4-door. Nice car. Word of advice, you shouldn't link your personal pictures on public. I suggest you keep...
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