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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By avincent52
You might try some Nature's Miracle. You can buy...

You might try some Nature's Miracle. You can buy it at pet stores and it uses some kind of enzyme action to neutralize, um, organic pet smells.
Unlike Febreze and other odor eliminators designed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By avincent52
Is the Touring a 5 speed or an automatic? I've...

Is the Touring a 5 speed or an automatic? I've got the sports package and the third pedal in my newly acquired touring and I just love it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By avincent52
Does the wagon in question have the sports...

Does the wagon in question have the sports package?
I honestly don't know, but I do recall some discussion here that some of the components on the rear of the wagon are slightly beefier (ZHP?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,737
Posted By avincent52
Glad this worked for you. I had forgotten I...

Glad this worked for you. I had forgotten I posted this, but the advice from this site has saved me thousands of dollars, so I'm happy to share a little with my fellow Fanatics.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By avincent52
$5 mod, $10 mod and a money saving epiphany about my stealership

Just wanted to return the favor with a couple of quick, cheap mods.

Mod #1: My preferred grill look is old school BMW: chrome frame, black slats. I was thinking about buying some matte black...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,678
Posted By avincent52
This is kind of interesting to me because I don't...

This is kind of interesting to me because I don't have the option of "buying a ZHP" in a my preferred body style.
I'm a Touring guy, and so far with my 5 speed/sports package wagon I've done "ZHP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By avincent52
JMB: Yeah, I was pretty picky, but I was holding...

JMB: Yeah, I was pretty picky, but I was holding out for the 5speed/sports/sunroof. I had been hoping for a lower mileage example, but this one seems like a very solid car and and I bought it at a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By avincent52
Upgrade/PM Path for my 2002 ZSP, 5 speed Touring

After a couple of years of looking (and a slight lowering of my low-mileage expectations) I found the Touring of my dreams.

2002 Topaz Blue, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, Sports package, black...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,678
Posted By avincent52
Daytona: Thanks for the input on the FSDs. I've...

Daytona: Thanks for the input on the FSDs. I've got a touring with the sport package so I might upgrade the control arms and do the Konis when I'm refreshing the suspension. I've already ZHP'd the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By avincent52
Ceric Just wanted to answer your questions with...

Ceric
Just wanted to answer your questions with "I don't know." The pic (which seems to have been taken down) was of a generic ZHP just to give the OP an idea of what I was talking. But it's not my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,678
Posted By avincent52
Interesting post, Daytona, thanks for the input. ...

Interesting post, Daytona, thanks for the input.
First off, let me ask you about the FSDs. Are you happy with them on the ZSP car? (I've got a ZSP touring which I daily drive on NJ roads so I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,678
Posted By avincent52
That seems like a good deal but do your homework....

That seems like a good deal but do your homework.
Find a really good shop to do a PPI--Motorwerks West and Eurosport are both solid options.
Serious rust, subframe issues, and bad accident...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,082
Posted By avincent52
Seven weeks ago I would have said "Sell it." To...

Seven weeks ago I would have said "Sell it." To me.
But last month, I found my own Touring: 2002/5speed/Topaz Blue/Black/Sports package, 110K, which has gotten an M3 wheel, a ZHP knob, and (yes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By avincent52
Tire Rack's got a series of funny new...

Tire Rack's got a series of funny new commercials. I do think it's kind of cool (if unrealistic) that a girl who looks like that is depicted to be going out with a guy who's driving a 10-year old...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By avincent52
I've always bought my batteries at Sears and I've...

I've always bought my batteries at Sears and I've always been happy with the service. Free installation and disposal, and they'll do it while you wait at the mall.
I read some older threads and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By avincent52
Any reason *not* to get an AGM Battery?

I'll eventually need to replace the battery in my newly acquired 325iT.

given the fact that in a wagon the battery is essentially in the passenger compartment (instead of the trunk) this seems...
Forum: The Showroom 07-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,845
Posted By avincent52
Obviously it's your car and do what you want, but...

Obviously it's your car and do what you want, but I do find this whole thing a little puzzling.
Modding a Civic? The car used to be your mother's so why not?
A BMW E46? Yes, even the designers of...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-24-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,078
Posted By avincent52
Found this explanation on the Munich Motorsport...

Found this explanation on the Munich Motorsport site.

BMW Battery Registration
The electrical system in late-model BMWs is so sophisticated that it tailors charging as closely as possible to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By avincent52
Interesting decision about the E30. Most of us...

Interesting decision about the E30. Most of us haven't had a chance to drive one, so I'd love to hear how it stacks up against an e46.
If you've got pics of the old M3 we'd love to see them.
The...
Forum: Parting Out 07-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,061
Posted By avincent52
Rear license plate holder?

Rear license plate holder?
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By avincent52
Which Blizzaks? I might be interested in the...

Which Blizzaks? I might be interested in the tires only.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 07-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By avincent52
Sorry to hijack, but your Touring is just...

Sorry to hijack, but your Touring is just splendid. Is that Oxford Green?
Bumper looks great and the wheels do, too.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By avincent52
Agreed. One other point: 18-inch wheels are...

Agreed.

One other point: 18-inch wheels are more prone to curb rash than 17s and no matter how careful he is, he'll whack a curb or two while trying to parallel park.
And with 17s, he's less...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By avincent52
One of the advantages of square setup (all 4...

One of the advantages of square setup (all 4 wheels/tires the same width) is that you can rotate the tires to maximize tire wear.
With a staggered setup (rears wider than fronts) you can't do that. ...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By avincent52
I like 17 inch wheels on an e46 and there are...

I like 17 inch wheels on an e46 and there are lots of OEM 17s available as owners move up to 18 and 19 inch wheels.
OEM 17s were standard on the e46 sports package and look sporty but you still...
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