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Forum: E46 Convertible 03-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By pauljcl
I am pleased to hear it. The only note of caution...

I am pleased to hear it. The only note of caution is that, if you use BMW brake pads which generate lots of dust, you will find it accumulating on the deflector and around the seat below. So you will...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-04-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By pauljcl
Goodbye - Thank you - Godspeed!

I have sold my 2005 330CIC (with regret and with few miles - the buyer is getting a steal!) and have received my 'new' 2011 335i convertible a week ago. Quite a car, but less well balanced and 'pure'...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By pauljcl
I really don't know how that would work. Are you...

I really don't know how that would work. Are you serious about it? I am sure you can find equivalents in the UK.
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By pauljcl
Did you mean you would slip me a bandana?

Did you mean you would slip me a bandana?
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By pauljcl
OK - I guess that when the time comes I will...

OK - I guess that when the time comes I will price it at $250 or $275 + shipping.
Since it is like new, the buyer will do well, and so will I.
Thank you all!
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By pauljcl
Thank you for the suggestion(s)! I live in Miami....

Thank you for the suggestion(s)! I live in Miami. Of course, I'm sure that buying a wind deflector is far from teh mind of those caught up in the snowstorms!!!
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By pauljcl
How much should I sell my wind deflector for 330ci?

I am selling / have sold my 2005 330ci, and will soon sell the wind deflector that I had, which is in very good condition and complete with case. I saw prices of eBay of $375 and up. Is that...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By pauljcl
I've had my car for close to ten years. Don't...

I've had my car for close to ten years. Don't drive it much and don't put the top up ad down much. But the top is perfect, and works perfectly. No problems to date... I lubricate the joints every...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By pauljcl
Well, I pulled the trigger today - a different...

Well, I pulled the trigger today - a different (2011) E93 - 20K miles - gray on gray, premium + convenience + cold weather + HK + pking sensors etc.. packages (no nav., which I don't care about, and...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By pauljcl
+1 - that is what I use. It is a strong cleaner -...

+1 - that is what I use. It is a strong cleaner - very successful on the grey leather. Spray it on wait about three minutes, wipe it off. If the leather is still dirty, re-apply and re-wait and...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By pauljcl
Actually, I found another E93 somewhat comparable...

Actually, I found another E93 somewhat comparable with 10K more miles and that I could get at $3K less - but color was baby blue metallic. I nearly bought it, then just decided that I wanted a color...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-07-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By pauljcl
$24.5K = $22K + taxes/registration etc.... It's...

$24.5K = $22K + taxes/registration etc.... It's in the ballpark. Offer/ask spread etc... I had heard that the 335i had HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) failures in the earlier models, but that should...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By pauljcl
Yes, them's the questions...... I really like my...

Yes, them's the questions...... I really like my 05, but 9+ years of ownership makes one want to wander, and in the direction of more comfort. If given a choice, I would prefer the hard-top as a...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By pauljcl
Would you do this trade?

My 2005 330ci with 30,200 miles (great condition) +$24,500 against a 2011 335i convertible with 27K miles and 18 months left on manufacturer's warranty. All in all, the 335i packages/options are OK...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-04-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,032
Posted By pauljcl
The antenna is not very high. Some car covers...

The antenna is not very high. Some car covers have a small hole where the antenna is, or you can punch a small hole and just put the cover down without damaging the antenna.
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By pauljcl
To the extent possible, I lubricate the hinges...

To the extent possible, I lubricate the hinges and connectors once a year, with (very) small amounts of lubricating oil that I then wipe off. I noticed a difference after the first time - I had never...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-10-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,464
Posted By pauljcl
Ah! I feel for you! I scratched the front...

Ah! I feel for you! I scratched the front underhang on a parking 'thingy' the first week I got the car. I was lucky enough to just have some scratches and just covered them with paint... but once you...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-05-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By pauljcl
The 'on/off' (I/O) switch in my car (on the...

The 'on/off' (I/O) switch in my car (on the steering wheel) needs more than just a quick push: you have to press it firmly and hold it for maybe 1/2- 1 second. Just a quick push gives no result.....
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By pauljcl
Agreed. In general, the last of a series are the...

Agreed. In general, the last of a series are the best sorted out and the best built.
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-25-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By pauljcl
You're very welcome. Good luck!

You're very welcome. Good luck!
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 06-25-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By pauljcl
They relate to the symbols next to the pressures...

They relate to the symbols next to the pressures on the right of your label.
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-23-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By pauljcl
I've used something called 303 Hi-Tech Fabric...

I've used something called 303 Hi-Tech Fabric Guard, a spray. Clean /wash the convertible top well, let dry out of the sun, and when you are sure it is fully dry, apply that product and let dry. The...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-23-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By pauljcl
Mine also oversprays, which i usually don't mind...

Mine also oversprays, which i usually don't mind - it doesn't overspray that much.
You can 'spray' very lightly by a very short pull on the wiper control. Several short pulls (which do not trigger...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By pauljcl
It's reasonably fast. Here's the sequence: 1....

It's reasonably fast. Here's the sequence:
1. Unfold the wind deflector
2. Slightly raise the conv. top cover
3. Slip two extensions of the deflector under the cover
4. Put the two spring-held...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By pauljcl
I don't know where you can get the part, but it...

I don't know where you can get the part, but it may be worth seeing a fabricating shop and whether they can weld it or fabricate a replica?
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