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Forum: Complete Cars 04-06-2013, 11:00 PM
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Posted By silversurfer11
Yes. PM me if you are seriously interested.

Yes. PM me if you are seriously interested.
Forum: Complete Cars 03-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
Noted. I'll keep an eye on it. Honestly I'm gonna...

Noted. I'll keep an eye on it. Honestly I'm gonna cry when I sell this car because I love it and I've done all the critical maintenance to keep it humming but I'm moving into the city and it just...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-15-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
Most of the work I did myself (or with friends)...

Most of the work I did myself (or with friends) but the shop value was def in the thousands. Go ask any local shop how much a VANOS seals replacement costs. Many won't even do it and just want to...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
What do you feel is a fair price? Blue book is...

What do you feel is a fair price? Blue book is between $9900-$10200 and this car is in much better shape than most of the e46 I've seen. Not to mention the maintenance and replacement I've done. Most...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-14-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
Let me know if anyone would like more...

Let me know if anyone would like more info/photos/etc.
Forum: Complete Cars 03-11-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
Haha, whoops. I had an e34 and it was a V8, but...

Haha, whoops. I had an e34 and it was a V8, but yes, this is a straight 6.

Know anyone looking to buy? This beauty is in excellent condition and with the VANOS seals replacement, a very fun car...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-08-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
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Forum: Complete Cars 03-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By silversurfer11
WTS: 2003 BMW 330Ci 5-Speed Coupe Silver on Black Leather

I've had lots of future-proofing and maintenance done to this car over the last year. It's in excellent condition and gets compliments from the dealer every time I get an inspection. 2nd owner, no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
The bouncing almost stalling idle only happens on...

The bouncing almost stalling idle only happens on a very cold morning but I've noticed generally low torque in the low rpm range and gas mileage loss. Maybe it's all in my head.

But from what I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Alright, I'll hit the vanos seals. Now I just...

Alright, I'll hit the vanos seals. Now I just need a place to do it (I live in an apartment)

Anybody have any ideas on where I can go for 6-8 hours in Nassau/ Suffolk County in NY? I don't need a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Oh, duh. Was getting confused with ICV and DISA...

Oh, duh. Was getting confused with ICV and DISA and all the other acronyms. Yes, will do that.

Can I buy everything I need on Beisan? I didn't see the VCG on there. And if I get every tool...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Yeah, think I'm going to do that and the valve...

Yeah, think I'm going to do that and the valve cover gasket and plugs at the same time. Any other low-hanging fruit that I can hit while I have the guts open?

You mentioned VCG? Is that "on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Okay, latest codes and mechanic suggested...

Okay, latest codes and mechanic suggested replacing vanos unit for $1500. I think I might have to do the seals myself pretty soon...



(106) 6A Exhaust VANOS camshaft, tight or jammed

(104)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,974
Posted By silversurfer11
I think tasteful mods (pardon the expression, I...

I think tasteful mods (pardon the expression, I don't like it either) are when you follow the bmw line and upgrade parts to higher end bmw parts like shifter knobs, bigger, fatter tires on higher...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,974
Posted By silversurfer11
I have to agree, but it really have very rarely...

I have to agree, but it really have very rarely seen black rims that I like, and never on a beamer. No bmws come with black rims.

They always look like cheap wheels that lost their hubcaps to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26,469
Views: 1,970,763
Posted By silversurfer11
wowzers, 10 hours. What's your benefit so...

wowzers, 10 hours.

What's your benefit so far?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26,469
Views: 1,970,763
Posted By silversurfer11
How long did all that take? Is the VANOS seals...

How long did all that take? Is the VANOS seals job a major undertaking? Easy DIY?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Ruh roh. VANOS seals is a very expensive job,...

Ruh roh. VANOS seals is a very expensive job, no?

I've been reading threads on this and many have replaced the VANOS to no avail.

I will note that since that freakishly cold morning, I'm no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Okay, codes: P0014 camshaft position timing...

Okay, codes:

P0014 camshaft position timing sensor over advanced

P0015 camshaft position timing sensor over retarded

And the car took a while to start again when we were hooked up, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 25,464
Posted By silversurfer11
Yeah, I suppose I should count my blessings. The...

Yeah, I suppose I should count my blessings. The car looks alright, it's just every once in a while in certain light that I see the imperfections. It's not a show car, but I suppose I had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 25,464
Posted By silversurfer11
Nightmare

Hail storm riddled my car with dents from head to toe. Body shop for a month with mixed PDR and traditional. Had to take it back a second time to fix a few misses. Geico paid all (minus $500...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Will do. Don't have a local mechanic yet, so...

Will do. Don't have a local mechanic yet, so I'll have to hit Autozone tomorrow morn. Will Autozone be able to give me the readings I need?

A previous mechanic reported these codes that he reset...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By silversurfer11
Cold Snap

Well, we just had a cold snap here in NY. This morning was around 36 degrees. I started my car and there was a little screech, then the service engine light and a terribly rough idle that would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By silversurfer11
Oil Leak

2003 330ci. Dealer told me the oil filter housing gasket needed to be replaced, so i had a local mechanic do the dirty.

Oil light still comes on every 2-3 weeks and I have to shell out another 9...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By silversurfer11
I think I'm just gonna invest in a $200 craftsman...

I think I'm just gonna invest in a $200 craftsman tool kit and a set of ramps and print out some DIYs. At least I'll only have myself to blame when I'm hitchhiking to work.
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