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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By gesoffen
Compared to the CCV, the plumbing mod is...

Compared to the CCV, the plumbing mod is relatively easy. You'd likely have to remove the airbox plus a few other minor components to get to the CCV.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By gesoffen
Sounds like its time for a leak down check for...

Sounds like its time for a leak down check for worn valve guides or rings. Another consideration would be the CCV modification described by 02Pilot in this thread:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By gesoffen
As Scott ZHP alluded to, check your typical leak...

As Scott ZHP alluded to, check your typical leak trouble spots - Oil Filter Housing Gasket, Valve Cover (including spark plug wells), Oil Pan, VANOS high pressure line.

If you're running through 4...
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By gesoffen
General comments about your itinerary and your...

General comments about your itinerary and your Oktoberfest plans:
1) Obviously I don't know your traveling preferences, but this itinerary is like a poster card for "Europe for those with ADHD"....
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By gesoffen
My recommendation is Hotel Neu Meran in Bad...

My recommendation is Hotel Neu Meran in Bad Reichenhall. Its only a few minutes to all the key attractions in Berchtesgadenerland but both Bad Reichenhall and the hotel are worth a visit too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By gesoffen
Chances are the wiring harnesses near the hinge...

Chances are the wiring harnesses near the hinge of the boot lid are damaged. This is common among E46 tourings at this age. Open the entire boot lid, pull back the rubber wiring covers at the top...
Forum: European Delivery 06-02-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By gesoffen
Ahhh - lovely place. I've never been but I've...

Ahhh - lovely place. I've never been but I've seen it many of times on the "Wetter Panorama" or similar shows broadcast on TV in germany. On my many visits to our family in NE Bavaria, its one of my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By gesoffen
Welcome to the E91 MT club. You'll get special...

Welcome to the E91 MT club. You'll get special membership privileges for the M-Sport package and we'll teach you the secret handshake!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By gesoffen
The burble on overrun is a pretty good clue. If...

The burble on overrun is a pretty good clue. If you want to be certain, you can get underneath the car (safely) and look for the resonator (a larger diameter section of exhaust roughly under the back...
Forum: European Delivery 05-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By gesoffen
If you stay in Berchtesgaden and skip Salzburg,...

If you stay in Berchtesgaden and skip Salzburg, you likely won't end up in Austria at all. No need to worry about the vignette in that case. However, if you decide to head further east, you'll have...
Forum: European Delivery 05-19-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By gesoffen
You only need the vignette if you plan on using...

You only need the vignette if you plan on using the Autobahn in Austria. With Salzburg essentially on the border between Germany and Austria, you really don't need it at all. However, you'll have to...
Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By gesoffen
ATM is the best exchange rate. If you aren't...

ATM is the best exchange rate. If you aren't comfortable arriving without any local currency, you can buy some via your bank or at a currency exchange. Be aware that you are paying a pretty high...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,068
Posted By gesoffen
I just did this on my E46 a couple of weeks ago....

I just did this on my E46 a couple of weeks ago. I did drop the subframe (as Smolck says, pretty straight forward and therefor not worth the risk of the oil pan gasket cut method). However, I did not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By gesoffen
Regarding springs, you may want to replace the...

Regarding springs, you may want to replace the rears as the OEMs are prone to breaking, especially if the car spent any time in areas where they use road salt during the winter. Its not difficult to...
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By gesoffen
From what I recall, its been quite awhile since...

From what I recall, its been quite awhile since this question was asked. While not strictly illegal, the short answer is No, this is not feasibly possible for the following reasons:
- If the car...
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By gesoffen
Depends if your itinerary keeps you in the cities...

Depends if your itinerary keeps you in the cities or takes you out into the country. General rules of thumb:
- Big to medium cities (e.g. Munich to Regensburg sized): hotels and restaurants will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By gesoffen
The icon, also known as the letter "P", means...

The icon, also known as the letter "P", means that you have a car with the wrong transmission. What you need to do is trade it in for a car with a manual transmission. :bigpimp:

Sorry - couldn't...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By gesoffen
Another suggestion - you can actually check your...

Another suggestion - you can actually check your bags the night before if you're flying Lufthansa. You may have to do a little bit of organizing to get your last minute items in your carry on but it...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By gesoffen
A few possible sources of problems: 1) Is it a...

A few possible sources of problems:
1) Is it a VISA/MC Checkcard or is it a strict ATM debit card? - If its branded with a VISA or MC logo, VISA/MC may be denying transactions
2) Does it a have a 4...
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By gesoffen
A quick FYI on Austrian vignettes and...

A quick FYI on Austrian vignettes and recycling/re-using them:
- Not having a vignette properly displayed and using the autobahn in Austria can get you an on the spot fine of up to €240....
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By gesoffen
We've enjoyed Hotel Asam in Munich several times....

We've enjoyed Hotel Asam in Munich several times. They have a underground parking (VERY TIGHT though) and is centrally located with in the ring road about 5-10 minute walk from the Marienplatz (tons...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By gesoffen
Besides staying with my Opa when he was alive, my...

Besides staying with my Opa when he was alive, my favorite place to stay in Wien is the Pension Aviano - just down the street from the Sacher. No dedicated parking but the city garages are nearby...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By gesoffen
As someone who owns both an E46 wagon (with ZSP)...

As someone who owns both an E46 wagon (with ZSP) and an E91 (with M Sport Pack), both in Manual Trans, I would say you have to be careful comparing apples to oranges. Your ZHP was a performance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By gesoffen
As Fast Bob indicated, the CCV replacement isn't...

As Fast Bob indicated, the CCV replacement isn't simply replacing the valve itself. Investigate the CCV repair to be sure the valve, plumbing and dipstick were all replaced. By your weather info, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By gesoffen
I don't believe TÜV inspections are required for...

I don't believe TÜV inspections are required for U.S. Military POVs brought from the US to Europe. I would verify this with your ombudsman or similar at your future command. That said, a safety...
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