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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Ted13B
Just an FYI, airbags shipped without the proper...

Just an FYI, airbags shipped without the proper Hazmat paperwork can cost you a $10k fine, or even jailtime if it ends up on a commercial aircraft...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Ted13B
The dealer is not full of BS. They don't sell...

The dealer is not full of BS. They don't sell them to the public because there is nothing to sell, everything is on computers. Seth's link above will take you to BMW's pay web site that lets you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,973
Posted By Ted13B
Just an FYI, BMW only has two approved repairs,...

Just an FYI, BMW only has two approved repairs, either the foam for small cracks, or the complete floor replacement. A patch job isn't allowed under BMW's bulletin.
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ted13B
Workplace is spelled with a "K".

Workplace is spelled with a "K".
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ted13B
Give him a break, he's from the UK, English is...

Give him a break, he's from the UK, English is probably not his native language!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,094
Posted By Ted13B
Replace the battery. Even if that's not your...

Replace the battery. Even if that's not your problem right now, you eliminate that possibility, and you're living on borrowed time with that old original battery anyway.
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-11-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By Ted13B
Just trying to make a point, OP. If the dealer...

Just trying to make a point, OP. If the dealer can't change your mileage, and they can't then the only choice is that you are mistaken. You probably told the advisor 133k, so he wrote 133k on the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-11-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By Ted13B
First, dealers can't change the mileage. Second,...

First, dealers can't change the mileage. Second, you're thinking that the techs wanted to take a joy ride, so they looked at the lot...M3 - no...M5...no....750ix...no! Let's take that 2000 323! Yeah,...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-11-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ted13B
Just remember that the dealership is taking...

Just remember that the dealership is taking responsibility for your wheels. If one got damaged, you'd expect them to pay for it. For that reason, no one will mount and balance tires for $15 each...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,329
Posted By Ted13B
Also make sure you didn't kill the battery with...

Also make sure you didn't kill the battery with the radio on, doors, open, etc..Low voltage causes strange problems with these cars.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,299
Posted By Ted13B
There's no such thing as a quick, easy win in...

There's no such thing as a quick, easy win in court. It would drag out for months or years, and BMW has much deeper pockets than the OP. Besides, it's already been settled, and the settlement says...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,460
Posted By Ted13B
Glad to hear this one worked out for you Seth....

Glad to hear this one worked out for you Seth. One of my employees once said "This would be a great business if it weren't for the damn customers!". Truer words were never spoken!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By Ted13B
David F is correct. I'm a BMW parts manager and...

David F is correct. I'm a BMW parts manager and often talk to the guys in the key room in NJ. The rest is internet BS.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Ted13B
It's just a resistor. The idea is to fool the DME...

It's just a resistor. The idea is to fool the DME into thinking it's cold so it will richen the mixture. At best it will do nothing.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Ted13B
Unless you have a caliper sticking, there should...

Unless you have a caliper sticking, there should be no smell from the brakes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ted13B
Unfortunately, the issue is BMW advertising used...

Unfortunately, the issue is BMW advertising used cars as being perfect. It's not possible to take a used car, fix every thing to like new condition, pay BMW $1-2k CPO fee, and still sell the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Ted13B
Check the air intake tube from the MAF to the...

Check the air intake tube from the MAF to the throttle body. It's common for them to develop cracks,and the unmetered airflow throws off the mixture.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,444
Posted By Ted13B
Or go to the dealer and pick up BMW 5W30 for...

Or go to the dealer and pick up BMW 5W30 for $6.25/quart.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ted13B
I'm a BMW parts manager. There is no secret stash...

I'm a BMW parts manager. There is no secret stash of keys. Each vehicle can only accept ten key codes. You go to the dealer with your license and reg and prepay for the key. The dealer oders the key...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Ted13B
No, BMW only agreed to repair the vehicles.

No, BMW only agreed to repair the vehicles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Ted13B
BMW does not require it's dealers to provide...

BMW does not require it's dealers to provide loaners for subframe inspections, it's totally up to the dealer. It depends on how many loaners the center has, how busy the center is, and the center's...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ted13B
New HPFP Fuel Pump Released

We've been using the 13-51-7-592-881 HPFP for years, but BMW has just superceded it to a replacement, 13-51-7-594-943. They haven't told us what the difference is, but we've been instructed to return...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By Ted13B
It shouldn't take a month. The first one we did...

It shouldn't take a month. The first one we did in my center took about 10 days. Now that we've done several, they have it down to three days. Our techs drop the rear suspension and exhaust, then we...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,813
Posted By Ted13B
If your vehicle didn't come with runflats, your...

If your vehicle didn't come with runflats, your wheels aren't made for runflat tires. The runflats will mount fine, but if you lose pressure, they won't stay seated. You'll have the worst features of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Ted13B
There's a lot of info on CCV issues on the forum....

There's a lot of info on CCV issues on the forum. Lots of short distance driving allows moisture to build up in the crankcase, but the engine doesn't get warm enough to burn it off. Eventually it...
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