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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2012, 12:23 AM
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Views: 1,007
Posted By Limax
Obviously I care. What is this, a flamer forum? I...

Obviously I care. What is this, a flamer forum? I am driving my second 330Ci SMG. I'm not lusting after a slushbox (just unloaded a 2009 328i with Steptronic), and my rookie geezer hips and knees...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Limax
E46 Tranmissions - Weight Comparison

I always assumed that with all the hydraulics and servos, the SMG transmission was heavier than either the manual or the Steptronic. Does anyone know the actual differences? I had a 328i Coupe with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,077
Views: 1,026,223
Posted By Limax
Ah, the iT! Most underappreciated BMW of all!...

Ah, the iT! Most underappreciated BMW of all! Fortunately also the most stealthy! We love our 2003 Oxford Green/Grau version.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
Different strokes for different folks. (showing...

Different strokes for different folks. (showing my age, I know!)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
GP: Thanks. For visual impact the 328i Coupe wins...

GP: Thanks. For visual impact the 328i Coupe wins hands-down. The Crimson/Saddle combination is stunning, and the finish is virtually flawless after fewer than 17,000 miles.
I knew going in that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Limax
Not to put too fine a point on it, but with...

Not to put too fine a point on it, but with Mustang V6s running 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and 13.7 sec quarters (Motor Trend) non-M BMWs are not drag racers.
That's not what I bought my BMWs for.
People...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Limax
Thanks Spdsktr. I've been getting lots of...

Thanks Spdsktr. I've been getting lots of reassurance, which is welcome. This is the third E46 in the family and the first to exhibit this characteristic, so I was undersandably concerned.
BTW, as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
Thanks to all the responders (even the smart-a**...

Thanks to all the responders (even the smart-a** ones).
As I posted, it's too late to back out and besides, I had 67 months of experience with my first SMG so I'm not frightened away by anecdotal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
I agree. Most of the people who dis the SMG only...

I agree. Most of the people who dis the SMG only have driven it a short time. It's frustrating as hell until you get used to it. Now that I have one again I just fell right back into the drill. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Limax
Yup. That's what made me wonder - did I need a...

Yup. That's what made me wonder - did I need a valve adjustment? Thanks for the reassurance.
Kind of sad to see the naturally aspirated I6s going the way of the carburetor. Always had a soft spot...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
To Fast Bob: too late. I know lots of BMW people...

To Fast Bob: too late. I know lots of BMW people loath the SMG but the other 330Ci I had for 67 months had it and I loved it.
I have come to dislike the wheeziness of the Steptronic in the 328i,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Limax
Intermittent Tickie-Tickie Sound

My nine-day-old (to me) 330Ci sounds perfect most of the time, but occasionally (like waiting to pay at the McD's window) there's a tickie-tickie sound that's very much like I remember from some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Limax
Which Would You Drive?

I have a dilemma.
I've been leasing a 2009 328i Coupe (Crimson/Saddle, Premium & Sport, 18's) but the lease expires 08/31/12. It only has 16,400 miles on it and I lose nothing by putting miles on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Limax
I figured out that it was Internet Explorer that...

I figured out that it was Internet Explorer that was screwing up my picture posting.
Here's three shots of Rudy, my first 330Ci and the first car I ever bought that was exactly what I was looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Limax
Redressing an E90 Mistake

I just bought my second E46 330Ci. The first I bought in 02/2004 as soon as I could find one in Electric Red with Saddle interior, Premium & Sport Packages, Xenons and 18 inchers, when the SMG became...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Limax
Thanks. I tried posting an image of my car...

Thanks. I tried posting an image of my car earlier and got tired of waiting for the menu to boot up. Hope that's not typical.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Limax
Finally Joining After 4th Beemer Purchase

West Side of L.A, joining at last! After 8 years and now 4 BMWs, with two that are paid for and out of warranty, I figure I need all the help, information, and camaraderie I can scare up. I am...
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