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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Jools
Changing your belts and pulleys is pretty easy...

Changing your belts and pulleys is pretty easy and you shouldn't need a lift. I can't remember if it's even strictly necessary to do anything from underneath the car (it's been a while since I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jools
Still dealing with it, unfortunately. These last...

Still dealing with it, unfortunately. These last couple of months have been pretty busy, so beyond pulling out the DISA valve and confirming that it seems to be in okay shape I haven't had a chance...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Jools
I actually had a very similar problem. There was...

I actually had a very similar problem. There was an obvious metal on metal grinding or rattling noise right at 2k RPM towards the front-center of my car. I listened to it for about a year and I could...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jools
What year is it? $3000 is a good price for, say,...

What year is it? $3000 is a good price for, say, a 2000 328i, but it's not an amazing price or anything. If you're lucky you could turn around and sell it for a few hundred bucks more, or maybe a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jools
Yeah, it was pretty weird. Like reading an...

Yeah, it was pretty weird. Like reading an autopsy report for my poor, trashed car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jools
Yeah they will, unless the adjuster is an idiot...

Yeah they will, unless the adjuster is an idiot or the engine bay is completely mangled. When my 540i was totaled (rear-ended, so the engine was fine), insurance found every single leak, worn part,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jools
Yeah, I was originally looking at M3s before...

Yeah, I was originally looking at M3s before potentially higher maintenance costs scared me off and my insurance quoted me an almost identical rate. I want to say it was around $100-200 more per year.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Jools
Don't worry, they missed the mark on the E30 and...

Don't worry, they missed the mark on the E30 and E36 too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28,781
Views: 2,146,359
Posted By Jools
Your only real option is something like a public...

Your only real option is something like a public parking garage. I'd probably try to get a ride to one if I were really worried and there was nothing close, but other than that you're probably out of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,078
Posted By Jools
It's hilarious that he thinks those studs...

It's hilarious that he thinks those studs snapping off is a common thing on cars with only 100k miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jools
You said the car is well maintained, but did the...

You said the car is well maintained, but did the previous owner keep service records and are they available? There's nothing inherently wrong with a high mileage car and the price is good, but you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28,781
Views: 2,146,359
Posted By Jools
Had a deafening exhaust leak fixed. Turns out the...

Had a deafening exhaust leak fixed. Turns out the studs holding the manifolds to the rest of the exhaust system had rotted away into nothing and a huge gap formed. Had new studs and new gaskets put...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Jools
Great post. Disposable gloves are definitely...

Great post.

Disposable gloves are definitely the way to go for any kind of job involving fluids, but I generally find some kind of thin work glove (I've been using these...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jools
That's a hell of a lot more expensive than...

That's a hell of a lot more expensive than keeping a (presumably) dependable daily driver and getting something fun for a weekend car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jools
That's true and all, but the Mazda doesn't seem...

That's true and all, but the Mazda doesn't seem to make a ton of sense given his particular usage scenario. An E46 330i is a really great daily driver, but it's a daily driver through and through....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Jools
Exhaust leak advice needed

About four days ago my car developed a pretty severe exhaust leak. I took the car to a local shop to have them try to diagnose the problem, but what they told me didn't make a ton of sense. The guy I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jools
Well, the flap is definitely stuck. I took a...

Well, the flap is definitely stuck. I took a hammer and chisel to it, but I don't think I succeeded at doing much other than slightly denting one side. I'll probably take another shot at it over the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jools
Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll pull out and...

Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll pull out and inspect the DISA as a first step and grab the rebuild kit if anything seems amiss.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by the rear exhaust flap, jfoj....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jools
330ci Intermittent Low-end Power Loss

Sorry in advance for the long ass post, but I'm pretty much at my wit's end here.

I've been dealing with this issue on and off for the better part of a year, if not longer. My 03 330ci with 80k...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jools
I think people are mostly reacting how they are...

I think people are mostly reacting how they are because the OP is actually just wasting his time. Spending 30-45 minutes to do a hand wash once or twice a month (and then waxing a couple of times per...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jools
I never wash the car when it's below freezing,...

I never wash the car when it's below freezing, but if it's in 30s I'll usually just fill the buckets with warm water and suck it up. It's not really all that bad since I'm less concerned with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jools
I feel like I need to point out that there's no...

I feel like I need to point out that there's no reason a 14 year old car should have really dull paint, if it's either been properly maintained or properly detailed/restored at some point. I have a...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-03-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jools
Any signs of uneven or unusual tire wear?

Any signs of uneven or unusual tire wear?
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-03-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jools
Don't forget the really obvious ones too: tire...

Don't forget the really obvious ones too: tire pressure, brake rotors, seized caliper. Doing my brakes solved literally all of my vibration issues.

Also, suspension issues like FCABs, etc. can be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jools
No, probably not, because value is a pretty...

No, probably not, because value is a pretty complex topic. When I bought my E46 I was originally looking at much newer, more expensive cars. I ended up getting my 330ci because it was almost as good...
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