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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By meinbills
The other day I saw a newer model Camry with...

The other day I saw a newer model Camry with wider tires than usual. It was looking a bit odd for me since my brain couldn't merge what I'm seeing with what I'm thinking. Camry = family / wide-tire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By meinbills
smolck, I think I understood what McLaren meant...

smolck, I think I understood what McLaren meant but I wasn't sure so I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Thus my question. I think it was offensive but then it was in response to your post. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By meinbills
No doubt in cold weather, 0W is better than 5W. ...

No doubt in cold weather, 0W is better than 5W. But my question is for warm weather, is there an advantage/disadvantage to use 0W instead of 10W? If there is no difference, then why not just use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By meinbills
So according to you, in summer when the weather...

So according to you, in summer when the weather is nice, we should be able to switch to 10w-40 or 15w-40? If so I have been doing it all wrong. I have been using 0w-40 year round.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By meinbills
Umm, I don't know what this supposes to mean...

Umm, I don't know what this supposes to mean ...:confused:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By meinbills
Haha, thank you. I was thinking -40C = -40F so...

Haha, thank you. I was thinking -40C = -40F so yeah, -30C must be somewhere way down south of 0F so I didn't bother to look up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,268
Posted By meinbills
Comparing gas warning light to temperature...

Comparing gas warning light to temperature warning light is like comparing apples to oranges. Once you shut down the car, gas consumption stops. With engine overheating, once you shut down the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Thanks for the encouraging words. You're right,...

Thanks for the encouraging words. You're right, it is a very good deal if it doesn't have any skeletons in the closet. The rod bearing is a must so I'm factoring that in the offer. I'm waiting for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Thanks JayMac. The seller is the 4th owner. He...

Thanks JayMac. The seller is the 4th owner. He has it for only around 2 years and drove 10K miles. He told me that the car was from IL so it must have been serviced there. He has the car serviced...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
That's a bit too far from the seller's location. ...

That's a bit too far from the seller's location. I'm not sure he would want to do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
O'Reilly Motors Sports in downtown Milwaukee.

O'Reilly Motors Sports in downtown Milwaukee.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Isn't it? I'm going to offer $3K just because it...

Isn't it? I'm going to offer $3K just because it is too good to be true. :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Aha! Lucky thing I asked. This is the response...

Aha! Lucky thing I asked. This is the response from the certified shop

" The vehicle inspection is more of a surface inspection of basic wear items to determine life remaining or replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Aha! Lucky thing I asked. This is the response...

Aha! Lucky thing I asked. This is the response from the certified shop

" The vehicle inspection is more of a surface inspection of basic wear items to determine life remaining or replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Oh and forgot to mention, in the spirit of...

Oh and forgot to mention, in the spirit of maintenance, last week, I decided to seafoam my e46 and change the oil and the oil sensor. The yellow oil light went away for good! After seafoaming it, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Well, the one shop that was not on the...

Well, the one shop that was not on the bimmerrs.org (i can't remember this website's name) and the one on it both said the inspection included things like suspension, fluids, brakes, fault codes,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
I called a shop (not listed on the bimmerrs.org...

I called a shop (not listed on the bimmerrs.org site) but they advertised they serviced European cars. They charge $50 for PPI. Does that seem low to you? I rather pay $200 and have a long list of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By meinbills
Interesting. Are you sure about this? When my...

Interesting. Are you sure about this? When my insurance totaled my Corolla, they just paid me. I continued to drive the car and renewed the registration without any of the things you mentioned. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Really, Mafia? If that is the case then I guess...

Really, Mafia? If that is the case then I guess I can live with it. As for the rod bearing, I forgot about that one. Maybe do an oil analysis after purchase to see whether I need to replace the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By meinbills
For the valve cover gasket, I couldn't remember...

For the valve cover gasket, I couldn't remember the brand but when I replaced it, I also used the high temperature red silicon gasket in conjunction with the gasket for good measure. So far so good....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By meinbills
Engine overheats does not give you that beep, not...

Engine overheats does not give you that beep, not that I know since my e46 never overheated. Must be the ambient temperature.

Looks like another fly-by poster. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By meinbills
Ha, I have the same issue too but not with my...

Ha, I have the same issue too but not with my e46. It is with my winter car for which recently I replaced all 4 rotors and pads. While the rear has all OE pads and rotors, the front has a mix of OE...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
If it is as simple as putting in a little bit of...

If it is as simple as putting in a little bit of oil for every OC, I could live with that. However, I don't know what the oil consumption rate is. Would a leak-down (what the heck is that?) or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
Nah, I guess you guys are knowledgeable and after...

Nah, I guess you guys are knowledgeable and after all, I know you guys here and an M3 and other e46 are close enough. If you were in my situation, given the situation, what would you do? I do like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,053
Posted By meinbills
The car didn't billow out any dark smoke so I was...

The car didn't billow out any dark smoke so I was not sure if if it actually burned oil. Could it be a CCV thing?
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