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Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,866
Posted By SWC
I'll be honest, the 1 series never stood out in...

I'll be honest, the 1 series never stood out in the BMW lineup for me - I was an E46 guy and thought after two of them, the E46 M3 was my next car. That was until I was in for service and decided to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By SWC
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By SWC
Good point - most of my research revolves around...

Good point - most of my research revolves around the e46 - I'll check it out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By SWC
Mixed Feelings ....

Well - as you can see in the pic my 04 330i is hitting 100k. It's been a great car since purchasing at 50k miles - all preventative maintenance along the way. I'm gearing up for a bunch more this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By SWC
I went with the Continental DWS all weather and...

I went with the Continental DWS all weather and they have been excellent. Snow over 4 inches is a bit challenging -
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By SWC
Wow - excellent find!

Wow - excellent find!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By SWC
Thanks - I'm used to the brake dust at this point...

Thanks - I'm used to the brake dust at this point - but it would be nice to wait every other day instead of cleaning once per day -
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By SWC
I agree - but just getting advice so I can make a...

I agree - but just getting advice so I can make a quick decision. I don't have much confidence in Sears Auto - but how hard is it to mess that up - lol.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By SWC
Quick Brake Question 330i

So I've been dealing with a chirping coming from my driver's side rear wheel - but didn't think it was the brakes because there is no pad sensor warning light. My mechanic was busy so I just ran over...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By SWC
I enjoy mostly stock E46's.

I enjoy mostly stock E46's.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By SWC
6.9 qts - ??

6.9 qts - ??
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By SWC
I tried the 3M restoration kit a while back and...

I tried the 3M restoration kit a while back and was very pleased with the results - for about 6 months. Now it's back and I'm going to replace the lenses. I have ZKW which are more expensive - but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By SWC
Meyle makes an excellent upgrade to the OEM. Max...

Meyle makes an excellent upgrade to the OEM. Max at oembimmerparts.com can help out.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By SWC
Had mine done a few months back - go with Scott...

Had mine done a few months back - go with Scott at www.radar-mirror.com. $100 or so - mail him yours, he replaces the glass and it's better than new. If you buy another BMW mirror - it will most...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By SWC
I'm very limited when it comes to mechanical...

I'm very limited when it comes to mechanical skills - but with the numerous DIY's on this site I was able to do my VCG and spark plugs for under $100 - all OEM parts. I also did the Fuel Filter -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By SWC
Only routine maintenance on my 04 330i - 68k...

Only routine maintenance on my 04 330i - 68k through current 93k. Keep in mind there's plenty of "routine" maintenance that's needed. I paid $12k for mine 3 years ago with 68k -
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By SWC
I found mine on craigslist for $50

I found mine on craigslist for $50
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By SWC
I'm up in the air on whether to refresh the...

I'm up in the air on whether to refresh the cooling system now (92k) or wait until next spring. This summer I've done: VCG, spark plugs, fuel filter, power steering fluid and 2 new tires. I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By SWC
I've had very good luck with the Conti xtreme...

I've had very good luck with the Conti xtreme contact DWS --
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By SWC
My local dealer's price was $7 per quart - last...

My local dealer's price was $7 per quart - last oil service. Check it out if you have one close.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By SWC
On sale at oembimmerparts.com - $48.50 with...

On sale at oembimmerparts.com - $48.50 with regulator. http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Fuel_Filter_W_Regulator_OEM_p/13327512019e46.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By SWC
I was experiencing a very similar issue with...

I was experiencing a very similar issue with "sputtering" but mostly when accelerating. I replaced the fuel filter and it is completely gone --- worth a shot at your mileage if it hasn't been done....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By SWC
I have a hard enough time keeping up on...

I have a hard enough time keeping up on "preventative Maintenance" -- I once thought about an M steering wheel and then my control arms needed replacing.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By SWC
I just called my local BMW dealership just to see...

I just called my local BMW dealership just to see how much money I actually saved with the DIY -

VCG -$350 (I paid $34) oem
Plugs -$350 (I paid $47) ngk
Fuel Filter $250 (I paid $49) oem
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By SWC
Thanks -- I'll look at the DIY more seriously now...

Thanks -- I'll look at the DIY more seriously now - the cooling system refresh is $299 at oembimmerparts - so now's a good time to do it!
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