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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-15-2010, 12:56 PM
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Nice write-up.

But the best part is the awesome choice of beer (aka nectar of the gods).
That is the only brand (avail in the US) that comes close to a real Weiss Bier.

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:52 AM
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Recommendation for cleaning prior DYI

First, I really appreciate the postings, thank you.

How to clean or what solvent is recommended for cleaning the dirt and oily surfaces?
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:22 AM
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Depends on what surface you're cleaning. For only the metal parts of the engine, I would use brake cleaner if you have it. For plastic parts, I would use Simple Green 50:50 solution. If you're talking about your entire engine compartment, I know that there are several people on this forum who detail engines for a living, so I will let them chime in.

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