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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By piaa_ump
think that was an awesome save...and a great...

think that was an awesome save...and a great look.....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,788
Posted By piaa_ump
it always amazes me how fast and how completely...

it always amazes me how fast and how completely car fires go from smoke to inferno........and how completely consumed they are....if you see smoke, pull over asap, shut it off, get out and get far...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,276
Posted By piaa_ump
according to the OBC, prior to my transmission...

according to the OBC, prior to my transmission replacement, it was consistent at around 25 MPG......since then it has been 27 MPG....mostly all highway driving....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By piaa_ump
The E46 is a extremely well documented...

The E46 is a extremely well documented vehicle.....its strengths and certainly its weaknesses. I don't think anyone would be posting here if we didn't love the vehicle, but to ignore or delay the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,199
Posted By piaa_ump
wannabees?..........you are asking for opinions...

wannabees?..........you are asking for opinions on putting cheap race car seats and a roll bar in your street car?..........would not that make you the wannabee faux-track car driver?

Or maybe I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,063
Posted By piaa_ump
Excellent work!......agreed , I bet they will...

Excellent work!......agreed , I bet they will sell now!....

there was a TV show on a number of years ago about a guy who made furniture out of old airplane parts.......the stuff he made with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,277
Posted By piaa_ump
as an umpire, we are in our spring meetings and...

as an umpire, we are in our spring meetings and conducting our HS and college certification classes......all planned to be complete for first scrimmages in march.......to me winter is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,247
Posted By piaa_ump
Since I had an automatic transmission replaced...

Since I had an automatic transmission replaced with 204K on the odometer in '13, I was over $2000.......
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By piaa_ump
looking at the pics, that's a lot more than...

looking at the pics, that's a lot more than "rash"......but yes, you can do it and you will get a clearly better look than you have now........get it up on stands, have the tires dismounted, find a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By piaa_ump
Sounds to me as if you have an eleven year old...

Sounds to me as if you have an eleven year old E46 with close to 100K.........Not trying to sound flippant, because my own E46 issues always seemed to come in multiples.....and I am also a believer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,713
Posted By piaa_ump
to the OP, If you aren't going to buy a real...

to the OP, If you aren't going to buy a real M3............and you want an e46........buy a manual '06 330CI with the lowest miles and the best service history..........just don't buy a titanium...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,445
Posted By piaa_ump
agree, its your preference that...

agree, its your preference that counts...........but, since you asked, I am not a fan of black wheels.......so my vote is silver....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,222
Posted By piaa_ump
as a former employee of a major manufacturer, I...

as a former employee of a major manufacturer, I would not hesitate to purchase a true demo...having personally done so a few times in the past......
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By piaa_ump
Im sure out there somewhere is an e46 and an...

Im sure out there somewhere is an e46 and an owner who all has done is add gas and go.....with no major breakdowns....but that is the exception and not the rule.....

Its not being on a high horse...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,378
Posted By piaa_ump
Did you get an estimate?...and did you agree to...

Did you get an estimate?...and did you agree to it?.............if low cost is your ultimate goal, then research and some tools and the DIY's you can find on this site are your friends.......
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,799
Posted By piaa_ump
I got the cog light on my 2000 328CI at...

I got the cog light on my 2000 328CI at 170K......, it would reset after the car was turned off....and the code indicated a torque converter slippage....

I had changed fluid, filter and gasket at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,895
Posted By piaa_ump
My 2000 328CI has the auto GM Trans..... I...

My 2000 328CI has the auto GM Trans..... I had changed the fluid/filter at 100K and at 175K.............. I started getting the cog light at about 170K.......it finally bit the dust at around...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By piaa_ump
At a barest minimum, obviously, would be replace...

At a barest minimum, obviously, would be replace the expansion tank/hoses.........yet, (depending on how recent your coolant system refresh has been done/or not done)... maybe this is just the hint...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By piaa_ump
I cant win because of living in PA, but this year...

I cant win because of living in PA, but this year I saw my max differential............101 last summer. -11 2 weeks ago.........
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By piaa_ump
did it throw a code?...........if it did was it...

did it throw a code?...........if it did was it P0125?......insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop...A code P0125 may mean that one or more of the following has happened: Insufficient warm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,500
Posted By piaa_ump
I had that problem, just stopped by my tire shop,...

I had that problem, just stopped by my tire shop, they loosened them, (took the gun to do it).....and then tightened them up by hand with a 4 way wrench....then I went home and they came off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By piaa_ump
Of all the cars I've owned, I have done the most...

Of all the cars I've owned, I have done the most DIY on the E46's. it has been the combination of the available parts, resources, advice and honestly the high price of dealership labor that make it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 27,143
Posted By piaa_ump
Love the work you are doing! as a detail fanatic...

Love the work you are doing! as a detail fanatic I appreciate your work....

I scheduled an afternoon to do some maintenance on my 328CI, nothing too involved, just new brakes, rotors and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,065
Posted By piaa_ump
+1!....if you are up to date on your maintenance,...

+1!....if you are up to date on your maintenance, then investing in a full professional detail will amaze you with the results........
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-09-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By piaa_ump
old saying,.......you can have GOOD, FAST or...

old saying,.......you can have GOOD, FAST or CHEAP.......pick 2.....but you cant get all 3.......that being said, I'm a fan of OEM rims......Id get them repaired....
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