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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,309
Posted By flyinbrick
Really? Even with just ASC on, seems I still...

Really? Even with just ASC on, seems I still can't get near the edge without power cutting off. Turn it all off and my wife keeps thinking there's something wrong with my brakes.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-03-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By flyinbrick
Driving Impressions on Scion FR-S

So I was driving down the street and notice an FR-S sitting at the dealer's lot. I called and expected it to be spoken for, but it turns out they are using it as a demo car, so I dropped in for a...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-30-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By flyinbrick
Actually, I find my e46 is really difficult to...

Actually, I find my e46 is really difficult to rev-match due to throttle-by-wire lag and rev hanging (revs don't drop fast enough), both of which I hope a shark injector will one day solve.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By flyinbrick
BToo many problems with salvages with...

BToo many problems with salvages with insurability, resale, shody repairs, so I stay away. Others may disagree, so your call. With 7k, you can prolly get a 100k+ e46 needing maintenance which will...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-16-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By flyinbrick
I don't care if my manual coasts me a few mpg. I...

I don't care if my manual coasts me a few mpg. I drive one and prolly always will have at least one manual car because to me, there is nothing as satisfying than a perfectly executed double clutch...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-13-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By flyinbrick
It's hard to say how detergents compare when no...

It's hard to say how detergents compare when no company divulges what and how much they put in. I always stick with top tier gas to on the safe side. Wonder if costco might make it onto that list...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-03-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By flyinbrick
If we were all rational, we'd all be driving a...

If we were all rational, we'd all be driving a prius.
Forum: General BMW 04-02-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By flyinbrick
Its a shame the numbers no longer accurately...

Its a shame the numbers no longer accurately reflect engine size. I guess 335 sounds better than 330t to the average consumer? Same thing with merc, esp amg's. Thank marketing for simultanously...
Forum: General BMW 04-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By flyinbrick
Please do get a ppi, yes, even if buying a bmw...

Please do get a ppi, yes, even if buying a bmw from a bmw dealer. It may have past collision which may have been repaired well enough. Not only that, you will have problems getting dealers to honor...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-30-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By flyinbrick
How does liking 8-series lead to wanting an x5m?

How does liking 8-series lead to wanting an x5m?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By flyinbrick
A buddy of mine bought a g35 6spd man recently....

A buddy of mine bought a g35 6spd man recently. Compared to my e46 5spd man 330 coupe, I thought the engine was not as smooth and lacked torque, and back seat was cramped. On the plus side, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By flyinbrick
Don't know about the size issue, but I think the...

Don't know about the size issue, but I think the old boot has been hardened due to age and heat, making the new part seem rubbery.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By flyinbrick
Hey Jim, did you ever find any of the pieces when...

Hey Jim, did you ever find any of the pieces when you drained the oil?
Forum: General BMW 11-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By flyinbrick
Nope. Seats, suspension, wheels, and steering...

Nope. Seats, suspension, wheels, and steering wheel are different.
Forum: General BMW 11-07-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,748
Posted By flyinbrick
1. Do most used car dealers go for this? ...

1. Do most used car dealers go for this?

Yes. If not, run. this shows they have something to hide.

2. Do most BMW Dealerships handle pre purchase inspections?

Yes AFAIK.

3. Will the BMW...
Forum: California 11-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By flyinbrick
For an e46 or e36 M3 at that budget, you're...

For an e46 or e36 M3 at that budget, you're looking at salvage, or really high mileage. Look at a decent mileage E36 325 or 328 for $4k (??) and you have $2k for PM's.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By flyinbrick
Hey, thanks everyone for the supportive comments....

Hey, thanks everyone for the supportive comments. I borrowed a videoscope "snake" from work and did see the piece wedged between the valve spring and a corner. Absolutely could not get it out. So, I...
Forum: General BMW 11-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By flyinbrick
Pick the one you like more, especially if you...

Pick the one you like more, especially if you plan to keep long term since the extra 7k or so will average out through the years. One of the big disadvantages of the e9x are runflats and lack of full...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By flyinbrick
Try to be patient (although may be easier said...

Try to be patient (although may be easier said than done). The right one will come along. Good luck on this one.
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By flyinbrick
My point being the 328 doesn't have sports...

My point being the 328 doesn't have sports package so if you require it, of these two, the 330 is the "winner"? Or perhaps I'm not understanding your question?
Do you mean to ask which series or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,970
Posted By flyinbrick
Here is a place you can go fast in CA. Type...

Here is a place you can go fast in CA. Type "panoche rd & little panoche rd san benito, ca" in Google Maps. 4 miles of flat nothingness going north/south to/from Mercy Hot Springs, not a car in...
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By flyinbrick
Some things to consider: The M3 will...

Some things to consider:

The M3 will depreciate much less being older and also being an M car, particularly if you keep it stock.

Will you really be able to enjoy the extra performance on...
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By flyinbrick
Do you "require" a sports package? I know I...

Do you "require" a sports package? I know I would.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By flyinbrick
Stick a note in the glove box after all the...

Stick a note in the glove box after all the papers are signed to give the dealer a chance to fix it or the next owner a heads up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By flyinbrick
Thanks SJBimmer/Catso for the helpful...

Thanks SJBimmer/Catso for the helpful suggestions. I will try hooking up a smaller tube to the shop vac, and the mechanical fingers/claw pickup tool which I can borrow from work. I don't have an air...
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