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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By DRE97
Total Cost; four Pirelli P7 tires, mounted,...

Total Cost; four Pirelli P7 tires, mounted, balanced, valve stems, old tire disposal, alignment and sales tax $606.20
I thought this was a good price but have not really checked around much.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By DRE97
Had four new tires installed today at the tire...

Had four new tires installed today at the tire shop. They also did the wheel alignment for an additional $50. Originally they told me $80 but after a little negotiation they agreed to the $50. Then I...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By DRE97
Told them year/make/model of my car. If they...

Told them year/make/model of my car. If they can't get the alignment cost correct how can I expect them to get the alignment right :loco:
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By DRE97
This is why I do not want to go to my dealership...

This is why I do not want to go to my dealership for a wheel alignment.
They quoted me $279.95 + tax to do the wheel alignment.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-18-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By DRE97
Who does your Wheel Alignment?

We are about to get four new tires and want to get the wheel alignment done as well on our 2004 330Cic.
The tire shop offers a four wheel alignment for less than half of what the BMW dealer wants....
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 02-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By DRE97
Did you buy the car sight unseen off eBay? If so...

Did you buy the car sight unseen off eBay? If so the problem is not the car. The first thing you need to do is find a good BMW independent repair shop and have the car checked out. The mirror could...
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-26-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By DRE97
When changing the headlight bulbs it is a good...

When changing the headlight bulbs it is a good time to check out the wires inside the headlight housing to make sure the wire insulation has not failed and cracked and fallen off exposing bare wires....
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-30-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DRE97
Let us know how you get the electrical connectors...

Let us know how you get the electrical connectors removed from the old wires. Unless you got new connectors??, then tell us where you got them.
The connector at the base of the headlight housing is...
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DRE97
The failing wire insulation is a very, very...

The failing wire insulation is a very, very common problem on BMW's 2008 and older.
BMW should offer a replacement wire harness but they don't.
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DRE97
Sorry to hear you are having the same problem...

Sorry to hear you are having the same problem with the wiring harness.
I did what Mango suggested. I wrapped the existing wires twice with new colored tape. This is only a temporary solution. I am...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By DRE97
That is nasty! Hope you find out what it is. ...

That is nasty!
Hope you find out what it is.
Sorry I cannot help you. :hmm:
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DRE97
I have come to learn that the brittleness of the...

I have come to learn that the brittleness of the wire insulation is common on BMW's. This is very scary you would think a high priced car like BMW would be using better quality products. BMW is aware...
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DRE97
Headlight Wires Ready to Short

On my 2004 330cic I have been having problems aiming my halogen headlights and decided to remove the headlight housing. When I got them out I discovered the insulation on the wiring inside the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By DRE97
just so happens I have a manual. If you are...

just so happens I have a manual. If you are interested let me know.

DRE97
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 05-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By DRE97
The tire on my 2004 BMW 330Ci are Nankang NS-II...

The tire on my 2004 BMW 330Ci are Nankang NS-II ULTRA SPORT. 205/50r-17
They are cheap High Performance tires. The PO had them installed.
I will be needing to replace them. I usually like to...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 05-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By DRE97
OEM Tires?

How do I find out what tires where on my 2004 BMW 330Ci Convertible when it was initially sold?
Also, what are good replacement tires. 205/50r-17 on the car now.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
Got the part # and part cost from the dealer...

Got the part # and part cost from the dealer parts dept. Dealer Cost is $85, I know online price is about $50

Just got quick look at the wheel well and cannot see anything broken. Guess I need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
Found out what a BMW "pork chop" is today. Dealer...

Found out what a BMW "pork chop" is today. Dealer called and explained that it is basically the splash guard in the wheel well. It fits between the front bumper and the wheel well liner.
Also, has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
If it is the control arm I will be surprised....

If it is the control arm I will be surprised. These were checked last fall and the car had not been driven all winter.
If it is the control arm I will change both sides for sure.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
Thanks, I did email back. But the dealer is...

Thanks, I did email back. But the dealer is closed. Expect he will call tomorrow.
Just want to know more before he calls.
For example he also said I need a wheel alignment. Cannot understand how...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
I think it might be some type of splash shield in...

I think it might be some type of splash shield in the fender well.
Wish someone who knows would chime in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By DRE97
What is the L/F Porkchop?

Dealer emailed me today and said the L/F pork chop is broken.
What is he talking about.
Do I need to call the local meat house to have my car fixed? :loco:
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 04-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By DRE97
Thank DTK, I will give him a call.

Thank DTK, I will give him a call.
Forum: BC, AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba 04-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By DRE97
Thanks for the info and back up. We decided to...

Thanks for the info and back up.
We decided to have BMW do the job with OE BMW parts. Cost $1200 but insurance will pay 100%, no deductible on glass.
Once I started asking Safelite questions I...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 04-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By DRE97
Where is Dent Eraser? I tried to look him up in...

Where is Dent Eraser? I tried to look him up in Westchester. No Luck :(
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