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Forum: E46 Convertible 07-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By jimvideopro
For those searching in the future: the H7...

For those searching in the future: the H7 Everstart battery from Walmart I just bought fits perfectly. $146 plus tax. Note that there are vents on both sides of the battery, but the cover over the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,686
Posted By jimvideopro
If your tire guy is saying put two new tires on...

If your tire guy is saying put two new tires on the front, you need a new tire guy. If replacing only two, they always should go on the back. If there is a mismatch in traction you want the better...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By jimvideopro
It couldn't hurt to disconnect your battery for a...

It couldn't hurt to disconnect your battery for a few minutes and see if that resets the function. You could also pull the correct fuse front block located above the glove box to do the same thing....
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By jimvideopro
Is the key in the right position? Read your...

Is the key in the right position? Read your manual and IIRC there are several ways the lock can operate depending on how you configure with key position. As I said in a posting above, I just gave up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By jimvideopro
I trust oembimmerparts.com. Great service,...

I trust oembimmerparts.com. Great service, competitive prices. Choice of OEM or aftermarket DISA. $198 or $298 for an E46.


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Forum: E46 Convertible 02-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jimvideopro
Here's something you need to do. Strengthen your...

Here's something you need to do. Strengthen your "batwings" - the flaps that snug up and hide the convertible top mechanism (the area right behind the rear windows). What happens is due to stress,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 38,275
Posted By jimvideopro
Ok Sent from BimmerApp mobile app

Ok



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Forum: E46 Convertible 02-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By jimvideopro
Yes, that glovebox is a PITA. It locks and...

Yes, that glovebox is a PITA. It locks and unlocks every time you lock/unlock the car, and since the mechanism is so sensitive, after a while the glovebox would no longer unlock.

I got sick of it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,436
Posted By jimvideopro
Stuck Lug nuts

Geez, do NOT put anti-seize on the bolts. Since it makes the bolts move easier, your torque values will be wrong. Do put anti seize on the rotor hat to make taking wheels off easier in the future.
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Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-23-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By jimvideopro
auto zone brake pads and rotors.

oembimmerparts.com. Akebono low dust pads, Meyle rotors and brake-wear sensors for $320 all around. Free shipping. Awesome customer service.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By jimvideopro
Brake pad light and new grill

Wear sensors are on the front right and left rear. If you've popped one, that means you are close to needing brakes. If you are running OEM pads and rotors that probably means you need both. Do it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,946
Posted By jimvideopro
Babying car for fear of breaking something

Just drive the thing. You know the difference between using and abusing. Wait til it's warmed up before hammering it. Avoid pot holes whenever possible. Simple stuff. Now if I could just get my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,741
Posted By jimvideopro
How to make a 330ci as fast as a zhp?

It's a total of 10hp over a standard 330. 235 instead of 225. Different camshaft. Don't worry about it. No way a ZHP does under 5..... If you really want more power, sell it and get an M3


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Forum: E46 Convertible 12-03-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By jimvideopro
ATF oil

There is a colored plate on the transmission. Use the part number on the plate to determine the right kind of fluid. E46 BMWs used both ZF and GM trannys. Don't use the wrong juice. Don't flush, drop...
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback Forum 11-22-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By jimvideopro
Auto Parts Warehouse .com

If you don't get satisfaction with them in a reasonably short time, call your credit card company and dispute the charge. Then the vendor will have to argue with your credit card issuer, not you.
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Forum: Suspension & Braking 11-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By jimvideopro
Anyone try these rotors? (88 Rotors)

So why would you do that when you can buy Akebono pads and Meyle rotors from oembimmerparts.com for $160 an axle, including shipping? I installed a set of four on my vert and can't be happier....
Forum: Southeast 10-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By jimvideopro
Sorry for the late post - doesn't seem to be any...

Sorry for the late post - doesn't seem to be any action from Louisville on this forum so I rarely look at it. If your friend is still looking, I've been very pleased with Mike Johns Imports across...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By jimvideopro
I'm sure the dealer checked for leaks, but I...

I'm sure the dealer checked for leaks, but I wonder how they could tell the fluid was okay -- there's no dipstick, so the only way to get any out is to drain some of it, then I guess refill. I'm not...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By jimvideopro
Glove box handle ripped off - now what?

Try realoem.com and find the appropriate diagram.


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Forum: E46 Convertible 07-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By jimvideopro
Glove box handle ripped off - now what?

I had the same problem with the glovebox refusing to open sometimes, then it started making a HORRIBLE screech every time I locked the car. Typical overly complex, under-engineered BMW design.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,550
Posted By jimvideopro
Things that make you question what BMW was thinking...

While I enjoy my car, I have to say that the phrase "German engineering" makes me chuckle. I get that FCABs might need to be replaced rather regularly - it's a performance-related component that...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-29-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,616
Posted By jimvideopro
With the glove box lock position verticle, my GB...

With the glove box lock position verticle, my GB lock is making a horrible squealing/screeching when
I lock the car - you can hear it even with windows/top up. Anyone experience this and have a way...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By jimvideopro
Yeah definitely not the water pump, I know where...

Yeah definitely not the water pump, I know where that is and what it looks like.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,811
Posted By jimvideopro
I kind of thought that's how it should come out,...

I kind of thought that's how it should come out, but as I said no leverage, so I couldn't get it to release. Disconnecting the battery was much easier, even with having to fish a socket out from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By jimvideopro
This is what's making noise under my hood. Pardon...

This is what's making noise under my hood. Pardon my ignorance, but what is it, and should it whir for 15-25 seconds on startup? I'm pretty sensitive to how the car sounds and I don't recall hearing...
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