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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,418
Posted By Jools
Single valve cover gasket is a quirk of inline...

Single valve cover gasket is a quirk of inline engines, but you're right about the E46's being unusually easy to access. Helped a buddy do this job on his 5th gen Maxima not too long ago and it was a...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By Jools
For what it's worth, the stock pump on my old 330...

For what it's worth, the stock pump on my old 330 seemed fine when I replaced it during my cooling system overhaul at ~85k miles. No leaking, no bearing noise. 80-100k miles is about the expected...
Forum: General Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 619
Posted By Jools
Good lawyers aren't going to charge you anything...

Good lawyers aren't going to charge you anything for a phone call or a quick consultation, so stop asking the internet and get in touch with one. In most states you are absolutely entitled to lost...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 38,191
Posted By Jools
Finding a well kept non-M E46 nowadays is an...

Finding a well kept non-M E46 nowadays is an absolute nightmare, and the price gulf between monstrosities like that and cars that are actually worth owning is massive.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Jools
Fair enough, but I'd expect a lot of "how come...

Fair enough, but I'd expect a lot of "how come you didn't fix this?" and "how much will this cost me to fix?" questions. Could end up taking a decent chunk off of your price, depending on how honest...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Jools
I don't know your market, but around here your...

I don't know your market, but around here your car as described would probably fetch between $8-9k, maybe up to $10k depending on how long you're willing to wait for the right buyer to show up and...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 38,191
Posted By Jools
The black trim is just on the windows, the kidney...

The black trim is just on the windows, the kidney grills are always chrome (I assume that's what you're talking about with those convertibles). I'm pretty sure the clear turn signals don't mean...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-25-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 8,614
Posted By Jools
Keep in mind that in the real world, scientific...

Keep in mind that in the real world, scientific discoveries don't come as "aha!" moments. They come as the result of unbelievable amounts of work by incredibly talented people, all of whom are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
If this...

If this (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=923563) is the thread you're talking about, it seems like the bare minimum stuff comes out to well under $3k. Most of what's there is just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 38,191
Posted By Jools
It's overpriced, if anything. Blacked out wheels,...

It's overpriced, if anything. Blacked out wheels, worn seats and steering wheel, over 100k miles. I was out the door at $11k with an '05 ZHP with under 90k in pristine condition, and realistically I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
Wait, what? Mango's suspension refresh list is...

Wait, what? Mango's suspension refresh list is extremely comprehensive, and I'd be interested in hearing what else you think needs to be replaced to have a car that's driving properly. At some point...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Jools
Alcantara is great as a seating surface, but you...

Alcantara is great as a seating surface, but you might be happier with a leather wheel. I've never seen an alcantara wheel that didn't wear extremely poorly, probably thanks to skin oils and dirt as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
I still think the problem with this is that...

I still think the problem with this is that you're comparing apples to oranges in terms of maintenance. The vast majority of 10+ year old used cars are going to be trashed, and they're going to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
If you read the article, it's actually probably...

If you read the article, it's actually probably the E90 and its one year as a 330i that they're talking about. All of the "worst of" list cars are based on at least three years of reliability data...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 02-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Jools
Springs can "wear out," especially if other...

Springs can "wear out," especially if other suspension components are bad and left for a long time, but it's definitely pretty unlikely that the OP's are failing unless there's some noticeable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Jools
Honestly, if the PO didn't bother to use the...

Honestly, if the PO didn't bother to use the right coolant, then what are the odds he bothered to use distilled water? The crud was probably just mineral deposits from hard water and nothing to worry...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By Jools
These pieces are all really, really cheap, for...

These pieces are all really, really cheap, for what it's worth. Plastidip as a temporary solution is fine, but given that the problem is 100% cosmetic I'd probably just clean them up as nicely as you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By Jools
Yup. The matte black pieces of the interior are...

Yup. The matte black pieces of the interior are very, very easy to scuff up if you aren't careful. You can make a pretty noticeable scratch in this stuff with a fingernail without even using much...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
This isn't what I'm trying to say at all. I'll be...

This isn't what I'm trying to say at all. I'll be the first person to tell you that an E46 is not a cheap car to maintain relative to a lot of other cars, which is why I always preface posts like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
My issue is with telling people that these cars...

My issue is with telling people that these cars will generally require $2k or more in immediate maintenance in order to run properly or be reliable. This is probably true for a car that's been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
I'd be really interested in seeing this well...

I'd be really interested in seeing this well document pricing list, because I can't imagine where $700 in parts for a manual transmission car is coming from unless you buy every item from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jools
It's been said already, but the problem is that...

It's been said already, but the problem is that no car should require the kind of work you're talking about right out of the gate or even in the first few years of ownership.



Rear subframe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Jools
Depends what you mean by low mileage, but I...

Depends what you mean by low mileage, but I suspect that this isn't even close to true. Trashed E46 M3s are already available for well under $20k, and you probably aren't going to be tossing $30k...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By Jools
Go drive one. I was just in the same...

Go drive one.

I was just in the same position a couple of months ago and I walked away from most of the E90s I test drove pretty unimpressed, especially with what I felt were the very cheap...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32,251
Views: 2,536,191
Posted By Jools
This is the exact same issue that I had with the...

This is the exact same issue that I had with the GROM unit on my last car. If you put the head unit into CD or radio mode you can go ahead and adjust things, but it's still a pain in the ass. I was...
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