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Sometimes I think to myself . . . what the heck is wrong with me that I know SO MUCH about the E46. I've never had a car I knew so much detail about.

Just think of all the things we know . . .

- all the different steering rack dates
- every production change down to the month
- every option way too thoroughly
- every wheel type number
- which steering wheel for which year and whether it's a PP or SP
- where most rattles come from
- rear seats squeak and how to fix
- HK rattle
- window regulator rattle


etc. etc. etc. it's almost crazy . . .

Man maybe we need to stop being SOOOOO obsessed with this freakin car !!!!
 

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I don't think we know ALL that much Alan, but I will tell you this much--my E46 has the nicest, smoothest V-6 engine of any car I've ever driven. Although I really prefer the G35, I constantly find myself remarking that the Bimmer's V-6 feels so much smoother and better balanced than the Infiniti's.
 

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hts said:
I don't think we know ALL that much Alan, but I will tell you this much--my E46 has the nicest, smoothest V-6 engine of any car I've ever driven. Although I really prefer the G35, I constantly find myself remarking that the Bimmer's V-6 feels so much smoother and better balanced than the Infiniti's.
Don't call your engine a V6 :mad:
 

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nate328Ci said:
Don't call your engine a V6 :mad:
Why not? I call 'em as I see 'em.
 

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Oh, it's not? Huh, go figure (I always thought it was).

Well, the other thing that I really love about my BMW is how those crafty German engineers solved the infamous 'torque-steer problem'. On EVERY other (Japanese) front-wheel drive car I've owned or driven, they always had terrible torque steer, but I've never noticed it on my Bimmer. Kudos to BMW engineers!!

:)
 

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hts said:
Oh, it's not? Huh, go figure (I always thought it was).

Well, the other thing that I really love about my BMW is how those crafty German engineers solved the infamous 'torque-steer problem'. On EVERY other (Japanese) front-wheel drive car I've owned or driven, they always had terrible torque steer, but I've never noticed it on my Bimmer. Kudos to BMW engineers!!

:)
Must be the LSD...

stay off the drugs kid.
 

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hts said:
Oh, it's not? Huh, go figure (I always thought it was).

Well, the other thing that I really love about my BMW is how those crafty German engineers solved the infamous 'torque-steer problem'. On EVERY other (Japanese) front-wheel drive car I've owned or driven, they always had terrible torque steer, but I've never noticed it on my Bimmer. Kudos to BMW engineers!!

:)
LMAO . . . yeah Harrison, their engineering is incredible :lmao:
 

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And have you guys ever wondered how the E46's suspension is so superior to most Honda's, even though they both have double-wishbones all the way around?
 

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hts said:
Oh, it's not? Huh, go figure (I always thought it was).

Well, the other thing that I really love about my BMW is how those crafty German engineers solved the infamous 'torque-steer problem'. On EVERY other (Japanese) front-wheel drive car I've owned or driven, they always had terrible torque steer, but I've never noticed it on my Bimmer. Kudos to BMW engineers!!

:)
GIT DOWN MAGGOT! DON'T EVER USE "BMW" AND "FRONT WHEEL DRIVE" IN THE SAME CONVERSATION!!!!
 

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nate328Ci said:
Once you get the 330Cic, you may become famililar with the convertable top rattle and what each electric motor does :angel:
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Way to feed his desires Nate:p
 

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TD said:


I don't know half of those things you listed either.
Neither does Alan, he just thinks he does:rolleyes:
 
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