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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 133,625
Posted By thumper
Thanks to all the fanatics who have written about...

Thanks to all the fanatics who have written about the Duralast 49-DL. It fit perfectly in my 2000 328i.

The only thing that I haven't seen mentioned here is that AutoZone will give you $12 for...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 07-23-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By thumper
Thanks for the kind words, and sorry for the...

Thanks for the kind words, and sorry for the obnoxiously large pictures.

To the locals who asked - I don't know if The Detail Shop will pick-up, but Mike (the owner) is a great guy, and very...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 07-22-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By thumper
clay bar = miracle

Incredible. Impossible. after almost five years of parking on the streets of philadelphia, the body of my car felt like sand paper.
Mike at The Detail Shop said he could get it out, but I didn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By thumper
somewhat on topic - how do you change settings...

somewhat on topic - how do you change settings with the PSS9's or KW V2's? Do you have to raise the wheel, or can I do it while the car is parked? just a screwdriver, or what tools? I've searched...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By thumper
12/99 build date, and I have the same thing -...

12/99 build date, and I have the same thing - auto up and down on all windows, remote down on all windows and sunroof.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,871
Posted By thumper
another 328i owner's two cents: things that...

another 328i owner's two cents:

things that may need attention soon (based on my experience):
front control arms/bearings
water pump/thermostat
engine sensors

what about tires? obviously...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-08-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By thumper
pics/questions re: new summer wheels/tires (pics!)

Finally, spring is here and I can put on the new shoes! I like the look, but I love the improved handling!

First, for perspective, here's OEM (16's): (pic from three years ago)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By thumper
I think three snow tires are better than two. ...

I think three snow tires are better than two.

just one guy's opinion.

bad timing; the snow is headed your way.

good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By thumper
You drive through your rear view mirror. I do...

You drive through your rear view mirror. I do too. I watch the guy behind me almost as much as I watch the guy in front of me. I don't think it's healthy (or safe) to be that paranoid. I'm always...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By thumper
Ha! I like the Superman 2 reference - I can see...

Ha! I like the Superman 2 reference - I can see that piece of ice flying through the air...

How much can a wiper assembly cost? And what's your insurance deductible? Those two numbers should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,993
Posted By thumper
me too. (although I wouldn't use the word...

me too. (although I wouldn't use the word "kids"). I don't think it's "mooching" off your parents, and I definitely respect the guys who can admit that they got help from their parents. (and, yes,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By thumper
squeak under hood - your two cents please

I have a relatively quiet, constant squeak that I can only hear from inside the car if I put the window down. When I look under the hood, it definitely sounds like it's coming from the belt. So I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By thumper
sensor is inside of front bumper. on US cars...

sensor is inside of front bumper. on US cars it's on driver's side.

I also agree that a '99 323 should have drive-by-cable not drive-by-wire (i.e. mechanical, not electronic) unless things are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By thumper
I have an auto, and I had the same problem a few...

I have an auto, and I had the same problem a few years ago when Norma (that's my car) sat outside overnight in 0 degree (F) weather. I tried putting it in drive after warming up for only about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By thumper
did you notice if they were letting people take...

did you notice if they were letting people take their own bimmers onto the track?

FYI - the BMWNA website says:
one day regular school: $650
two day regular school: $1095
one day M school:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,144
Posted By thumper
I don't get it. The only people who will...

I don't get it. The only people who will recognize and appreciate the ///M badge are the same people who will know that it's "false badging". right?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By thumper
I was about to scream "urban legend" but...

I was about to scream "urban legend" but apparently even the urban legend folks think there's some truth to this claim:
http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/wetroad.asp

However, with respect to the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-02-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 48,718
Posted By thumper
thanks for the great write-up.

thanks for the great write-up.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By thumper
I figured it out myself. the answer is...

I figured it out myself.

the answer is YES, on a pre-facelift sedan, the passenger-side front and rear door handle covers are the same.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By thumper
yeah, what he said. dammmmm

yeah, what he said. dammmmm
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-29-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,604
Posted By thumper
31 and an attorney, but I still feel like a kid...

31 and an attorney, but I still feel like a kid when I'm alone in my bimmer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By thumper
Are door handles the same on front and back doors?

Please help me!

The little door handle cover on my passenger side rear door is missing. I'm talking about the same piece that is replaced in the keyhole delete mod (but I'm talking about a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By thumper
I agree that you need winter tires. Definitely. ...

I agree that you need winter tires. Definitely. But it's a good excuse to get snow tires on your 16's and treat yourself to a set of 18's with performance tires for the summer.

EDIT: you want a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By thumper
doubleapex - thanks for a well written and...

doubleapex - thanks for a well written and thorough explanation of the lease v. finance conundrum. I also applaud your patience in responding to the occasional antagonist.

It seems to me that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By thumper
you are correct that it will vary from state to...

you are correct that it will vary from state to state because regulations like this about motor vehicles are set by the state government, not the federal government. Google your state's motor...
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