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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Fishful Thinking
get some ramps to access the plastic cover.

get some ramps to access the plastic cover.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Actually, they've switchd to a Shell sourced...

Actually, they've switchd to a Shell sourced product. Not sure why. But with my BMWCCA discount, buying oil and filters at the dealership is still a pretty economical choice, and I know it's OK to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Have you connected and powered up your source,...

Have you connected and powered up your source, such as your iPod or phone in order for the head unit to recongize it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Fishful Thinking
This forum has a search feature that will be...

This forum has a search feature that will be enormously helpful to you if you just use it. You will find that this and similar questions have been asked and answered countless times before, and in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Do you have a Costco membership? You can order...

Do you have a Costco membership? You can order Michelin Pilot Super Sports through them. Great deal. Great tire. You won't be disappointed, assuming this is a summer-only tire. I have about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By Fishful Thinking
I'd love to see the specs and a dyno sheet. ...

I'd love to see the specs and a dyno sheet.

Meanwhile, even though my 325 ci is fully stock and I have fairly new Michelin Super Sport tires, I frequently break the inbside rear tire loose when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Best advice I can give is get a pre-purchase...

Best advice I can give is get a pre-purchase inspection from a BMW specialist or BMW dealership.

Also, read the WIKI, paying close attention to what can go wrong on these cars (the cooling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Clip off the end of the sensor, strip off a...

Clip off the end of the sensor, strip off a little insulation from both wires, twist them together, wrap in electrical tape, zip tie out of the way. Done.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Lots of folks have posted up on this topic, with...

Lots of folks have posted up on this topic, with various solutions. Didja try searching? Also, try searching on e46fanatics.com.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Fishful Thinking
What about worn, sloppy engine/transmission...

What about worn, sloppy engine/transmission mounts? I've heard of folks money shifting because of them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Fishful Thinking
My car did that all the time. Adjusting the...

My car did that all the time. Adjusting the brake helped, but did not eliminate it. I then cleaned off the friction surfaces by gently pulling the hand brake several times while driving on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Fishful Thinking
This cubby just pulls out - no screws or...

This cubby just pulls out - no screws or anything. Just grasp the open lid and give a good tug. I snaked the cord through the passenger side hinge area. No cutting or drilling needed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Fishful Thinking
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=8934...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=893444&highlight=coding

PA Soft 1.4. Got mine from X-car360. Read thread in link above for more details.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Fishful Thinking
He didn't die. He just came to visit me!

He didn't die. He just came to visit me!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The shop that did the work should attempt to fix...

The shop that did the work should attempt to fix the problem under warranty. There should not be any condensation. Your first move should have been to return ASAP to have the shop make it right. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Fishful Thinking
How old are your tires? You could have some...

How old are your tires? You could have some tread seperation on that tire. Try swapping it with the left front and see if the sound moves.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Do you have a breaker bar? If so, put the socket...

Do you have a breaker bar? If so, put the socket on with the bar facing left and stand on it. Bounce on it if you can.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Maybe try bedding the brakes after you bleed...

Maybe try bedding the brakes after you bleed them. But yes, bleed them first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Just starting to think that? Go change that...

Just starting to think that? Go change that sucker.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Fishful Thinking
The joy of driving these cars lies in being fully...

The joy of driving these cars lies in being fully engaged in the process. Maybe you'd be happier in a Hyundai Elantra....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Ummm, no.

Ummm, no.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Smg
Views: 1,083
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. ...

Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. Pretty simple, no?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46

Very often, the WIKI holds the answers to most people's questions, and folks are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Smg
Views: 1,083
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. ...

Read. The. WIKI. Before. Asking. Questions. Pretty simple, no?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Fishful Thinking
Well, it's not like they're all that rare. Just...

Well, it's not like they're all that rare. Just find one with a manual that meets your standards. Take your time shopping for the right car, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection, and be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By Fishful Thinking
A priest, a minister and a rabbi are discussing...

A priest, a minister and a rabbi are discussing life, death, and the afterlife when the conversation turns to the question of what would you like to hear said about you at your funeral. The priest...
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