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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By shall36
Yes, your brother is a lost cause. If you...

Yes, your brother is a lost cause.

If you really like the car, spend the money on a replacement long block. If you were thinking of trading soon, sell the car on craigslist as a mechanic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By shall36
3-M Perfect-it rubbing compound followed by...

3-M Perfect-it rubbing compound followed by polishing compound on a variable speed polisher.

I use 1500 then 2000 then rubbing compound then polishing compound then wax.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By shall36
Water in oil indicates a blown head gasket,...

Water in oil indicates a blown head gasket, cracked head, or cracked cylinder wall. In some designs (e.g., some American pushrod v-8s), a leak at the water ports on the intake manifold can put water...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By shall36
Vent pipe....until you get another one, duct tape...

Vent pipe....until you get another one, duct tape is your friend. The vent pipe serves to capture oil fumes from the crankcase and keep them from venting to the atmosphere. You want to seal up the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By shall36
If this is the "worst day of your life", you're...

If this is the "worst day of your life", you're doing good. I didn't see anything in the copy of the original post that said the OP lost a leg or the lady ran over his kid in the street.

Guys,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By shall36
Call Larry at Eurotech. They service my 325...

Call Larry at Eurotech.

They service my 325 when it's something I don't want to tackle. I recommend him 100%.
Tell him Steve & Rica Hall sent you.

659 Nicolet Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By shall36
Fields in Orlando is shady at best. Took in my...

Fields in Orlando is shady at best. Took in my 2003 325ci due to inconsistent AC performance. The tech said the evap core was leaking and needed replaced. That was like $2500. So, I went to a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By shall36
Pay to have an independent pre-purchase...

Pay to have an independent pre-purchase inspection.

Lots of standard maintenance items:

windows, control arm bushings, cooling system problems (90K+ miles).

By 36K miles, it should have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By shall36
Just a thought, you may want to run the VIN...

Just a thought, you may want to run the VIN through a BMW service center to see what work, if any, has been done. Warranty repair work should be in the system. Also, spend the extra couple hundred of...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 11-11-2005, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By shall36
If he does't have one, try the Bently manual. I...

If he does't have one, try the Bently manual. I sold my older ones, else I would look it up for you. Good luck.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 11-11-2005, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By shall36
No, any shop can do those repairs. I personally...

No, any shop can do those repairs. I personally would try to find a shop that specializes in BMW or at least in European cars.

The clicking, then the spinning but no engagement is probably still...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-10-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By shall36
Good post everyone. Thanks! It's an...

Good post everyone. Thanks!

It's an interesting turn of events. The BMW iPod kit is there, so no use in crying over spilled milk. I suppose I could pull it out, but would prefer not to. As for XM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2005, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By shall36
I don't think you are going to get a 2.5 to sound...

I don't think you are going to get a 2.5 to sound "sick". Cubes have a lot to do with exhaust note. If you're into loud, small-cube motors....most gearheads know better.

The best way to answer...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-08-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By shall36
OK....called Blitzsafe directly about this. ...

OK....called Blitzsafe directly about this.

Yes, the BMW iPod interface kit sacrifices the CD changer connectivity for the sake of the iPod. This means that if you install the BMW iPod kit that...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-08-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By shall36
For those who know the wiring of the HK unit, the...

For those who know the wiring of the HK unit, the factory iPod interface kit has you remove and replace the #5, #7, #9, and #15 wires from the connector going to the head unit. I haven't been able to...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-08-2005, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By shall36
I remember when I installed the iPod interface...

I remember when I installed the iPod interface that I had to remove some of the wires in the connector going to the HU and repace those wires with ones from the iPod kit. Something tells me that the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-07-2005, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By shall36
Question XM and iPOD

I have a 2003 E46 and I have already installed the BMW iPod adapter. I would like to add in XM (not Sirrius), preferably through the head unit. I have the HK system. Is there an adapter that will...
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