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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,140
Posted By mickey513
BMW Motor Oil 5w-30 LL-01 meets ACEA A3/B3...

BMW Motor Oil 5w-30 LL-01 meets ACEA A3/B3 requirements for long life interval. Mobil 1 5w-30 does not. Never used 0w-40 so can't say about that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,574
Posted By mickey513
BMWs do not hold their value very well....

BMWs do not hold their value very well....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By mickey513
It was replaced. No mechanic is going to put...

It was replaced.

No mechanic is going to put sealant in that area without removing the pan.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,064
Posted By mickey513
Misleading what you wrote ... you probably got...

Misleading what you wrote ... you probably got more then 25 for that repair "job".

Everyone in the industry knows techs love dealership work. Say you spent 30 minutes to change the brake and...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By mickey513
Alignment - Front tires left to right?

Develop a slight pull to the right after getting a alignment. Tires are Falken FK-453. Shop said it's the front tires but when I ask them to swap left to right to see if it pulls the other side...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,064
Posted By mickey513
It's the dealership, so those prices are common. ...

It's the dealership, so those prices are common. I suspect the labor rate is around $200 a hour just by looking at those prices.

Anyway, you don't have to get it repair there. Now that you got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By mickey513
The ZF Fluid from ZF will be pretty much be as...

The ZF Fluid from ZF will be pretty much be as close to OEM if not the OEM fluid itself. It use to be call Esso LT71141.

From experience on this board and other BMW board, use ONLY OEM filter,...
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11,759
Views: 2,041,890
Posted By mickey513
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 732
Posted By mickey513
Get the ones made by INA, made in Germany and 1/2...

Get the ones made by INA, made in Germany and 1/2 the price of the OEM ones. I suspect they may be OEM because the original ones pulled from my car look exactly liked the one made by INA. I went...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By mickey513
Replaced the ones on mines not that long ago. ...

Replaced the ones on mines not that long ago.

Ten plus years and 90k+ miles and it still look good when pulled out. Replaced it with another OEM water pump. With the exception of of Meyle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By mickey513
Pretty sure there are many of us here who are...

Pretty sure there are many of us here who are still on their original fuel pump with no problems.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,380
Posted By mickey513
The inserts are still available from the dealer...

The inserts are still available from the dealer but cost a lot more. I picked up the Driver and Passenger insert a month back, they were $8.XX whole sale a piece or $11.XX a piece retail.

They NO...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 09-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By mickey513
From owning a e46 for over a decade, I can tell...

From owning a e46 for over a decade, I can tell you from experience the majority of alignment techs do not know how to properly align a BMW. They align my Japanese cars fine but when it comes to my...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 09-03-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By mickey513
I am about to finish up a set of Sumitomo HTR Z...

I am about to finish up a set of Sumitomo HTR Z III on my e46. Excellent tires! Grip on dry and wet was excellent and surprisingly the tire was quiet too. The price was a plus and the tires were...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 08-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By mickey513
Thanks guys for the help!

Thanks guys for the help!
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 08-21-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By mickey513
General G-MAX AS-03

Anyone have any experience with these? Seems like a pretty decent UHP tire and price is ok. However, the one thing that always seem to pop up on the complaint side is that they tend to be noisy?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,600
Posted By mickey513
The OP lives in Northern CA, labor rate here are...

The OP lives in Northern CA, labor rate here are two to three times more then some other states. Looking at the damage, I am SURE the reason it got total was because of the labor and repair rate...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By mickey513
I have a similar plan. These plans if I...

I have a similar plan. These plans if I remember correctly do not include the Super Sport locations. However, Super Sport locations are pretty rare, usually located only in upper income areas.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By mickey513
I am surprise a hit like that totaled the car...

I am surprise a hit like that totaled the car even with AWD. The only reason why I can think of it being totaled is that the drive train parts for the AWD system maybe hard to come by and very...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,221
Posted By mickey513
That is BS unless the car involved was a new...

That is BS unless the car involved was a new model car where there was no aftermarket part/support yet. I been involved in a few collisions where I had companies like AAA, State Farm, All State,...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-10-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,221
Posted By mickey513
You may want to look over the final repair bill...

You may want to look over the final repair bill because in California and many other states, auto insurance are not required to use OEM parts in repairs. The ONLY time a OEM part is used is IF they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,263
Posted By mickey513
I was wondering the same thing.

I was wondering the same thing.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,945
Posted By mickey513
I had my waterpump replaced on my 10+ year old...

I had my waterpump replaced on my 10+ year old e46 around 90k miles. Mechanic who took it out said it still looked in very good condition, could had gone another 30-40k miles or more easily.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,976
Posted By mickey513
Didn't read through all the pages but ten plus...

Didn't read through all the pages but ten plus years on my 02 e46, purchased new, and it has never let me down. The alternator went out while the car was a few thousand miles out of warranty but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,191
Posted By mickey513
Original water pump replaced at a bit over 90k as...

Original water pump replaced at a bit over 90k as preventive maintenance. The new one that went in was also a BMW OEM pump, no issues.

Stewart WP = waste of money.
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