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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By blackbmer
Totaled!

Well, unfortunatelly, the engine was locked up and the insurance co. will total it. They estimated the replacement value at $9.5K plus tax refunds. I am working them to get more since I will never...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By blackbmer
Took it to a local shop. They will remove the...

Took it to a local shop. They will remove the plugs and see if it turns. I will know Monday how bad. My insurance will pay for most of the repair or total it. The repair will just cost me the $250...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By blackbmer
Drowned engine

Well, after years of fanatic care (2000 328i with just 89K miles) I ran into a flooded road last night and drowned the engine. I checked the air filter bax and it was a all wet. The engine stalled...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By blackbmer
No - 225-45-17 all around.

No - 225-45-17 all around.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By blackbmer
Dunlop Direzza DZ101?

Looking for feedback on these tires. Low price compared to anything else I have owned before, and have much better tread wear index. I am not looking for extreme performance anymore (since now I also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,720
Posted By blackbmer
pre-facelift

The classic BMW look wins for me!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By blackbmer
Same here. I have read most threads on this...

Same here. I have read most threads on this subject and am thinking of replacing the RTAB's (rear bushings) to see if that fixes the wandering. Also, I think tires could be part of the problem - I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By blackbmer
How to replace torn brake caliper boot??

I'm in the middle of replacing front rotors and pads. One of the calipers had the cylinder rubber boot out of position and I tore it up trying to put it back in its groove - stuupid!

Has anybody...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By blackbmer
Best place to get front brake parts

My brake lining warning light came on yesterday - front pads are worn.

I am thinking of replacing both pads and rotors. Would like to stay with original OEM parts. I don't care about the dust.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By blackbmer
Hello ...

from a fellow Palm Beacher - Palm Beach Garderns that is. Good luck finding a good shop - I really don't know of any in my area.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By blackbmer
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By blackbmer
Should I change tie rod ends? Please help diagnose ...

I just replaced control arms and bushings and need to align the front end. Still feel some tramlining / wandering, but much better than before.

My question is, how can I diagnose if the tie rod...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By blackbmer
Where to get Meyle Heavy Duty CAB bushings?

After reading the threads here I have decided that Meyle's are the way to go. But where do I get them from? I have seen some in Ebay, I am not much of an Ebay fan.

Suggestions?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,045
Posted By blackbmer
My car is same as yours.

If I hold down the DSC botton for over 15 sec, you cannot turn the warning light (triangle) off until you shutdown engine and re-start. No yellow brake light.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By blackbmer
Question on valve cover gasket install

I replaced a leaky valve cover gasket using the DIY in this site - great information that made it easy and risk free. One issue though, I noticed the new gasket was slightly taller that the slot in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By blackbmer
How do you remove this piece of roof trim?

Need to remove and repaint - item number 15 in pic - clearcoat is cracking. Would appreciate instructions to remove without breaking - its soft plastic. Thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By blackbmer
Clearing a/c drain lines

My a/c is showing signs of plugged drains - water drips and mildew smell. How do you go about clearing rthe drain lines?? Did seach and found nothing so far.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By blackbmer
Need help with coolant drain part number.

Is it number 5 in attached figure? Parts guy at dealer can't fint it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By blackbmer
Dealer says don't drain block during coolant flush?

Went to dealer to buy coolant and block drain seal. The clueless parts guy could not find the seal part number and, after some discussion, called a shop mechanic over to help. The mechanic insisted...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By blackbmer
Need DIY to remove rear door sill plate

How do you take rear door sill plastic cover plate out without damaging stuff? I have rust coming out from under there and want to remove to see how bad it it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By blackbmer
OCAP front control arm?

I ordered Febi arms from Bimmerworld and one ariived with damaged balljoint. They sent a replacement but it is not a Febi. The sent one made by OCAB in Italy (?).
Anybody has issues/recommendations...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By blackbmer
I found the same rust pitting coming from under a...

I found the same rust pitting coming from under a rear door sill plate. My car is black, so it did not show as easy/early an on your bright yellow car. The rust was probably there for several years,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,726
Posted By blackbmer
I never could find either on my 2000 328I.

If somebody has found the answer to this puzzle please post it.
Forum: Test Board 09-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By blackbmer
sig test

aaa
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By blackbmer
I inspected all my window regulators a few weeks...

I inspected all my window regulators a few weeks ago when I was fixing serious vapor barrier water leaks. All 4 regulatos had cracked and were acting up. I did the zip tie fix on all and now work...
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