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Forum: General Off-Topic 05-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,044
Posted By Makakio
WhAT? :facepalm:

WhAT? :facepalm:
Forum: General Off-Topic 05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,044
Posted By Makakio
I love Cali and I wouldn't lie anywhere else,...

I love Cali and I wouldn't lie anywhere else, 'cept maybe Europe (on the coast) or Australia. And I do know the east coast, the gulf coast, the pac NW and the midwest. Those places have their...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By Makakio
I just go by what breaks, do maint. as required...

I just go by what breaks, do maint. as required and that's that. Seems to work. All this talk about coolant overhaul / expansion tank yadayada is only required if the engine gets hot (read:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Makakio
Thanks CR.

Thanks CR.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Makakio
Question Time to ask the community: three little bits of work to be done...

Hi Guys - anyone have experience with:

1) driver's side mirror cover (the painted part covering the mirror) coming loose? Mine stays on at present, but if you simply pull on it you can pull it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,090
Posted By Makakio
Just my two cents: if you don't DIY maintenance...

Just my two cents: if you don't DIY maintenance and repairs -- and with any e36 or e46 at 70k miles+ you *will* have repairs, like water pumps, expansion tank, valve cover seal, window regs, possibly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-04-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,601
Posted By Makakio
I think this may be the best solution offered...

I think this may be the best solution offered yet. :thumbsup: After hard rains and with nose pointed downhill the car seems to collect more water than when parked in my driveway nose-up. So I'll go...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,582
Posted By Makakio
117k. '03 325i sport / slushbox. Had a...

117k. '03 325i sport / slushbox.

Had a TON of stuff fixed due under campaigns or warranty to first 100k (yeah - that extended factory warranty and extended factory service saved me BUCKS).
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By Makakio
+1. If you like it, keep it! My plugs looked...

+1. If you like it, keep it! My plugs looked perfect at 100k - but might be a cheap replace when you have the valve cover off. Tires sound like a call too, but why spend $1600 on the Mich's instead...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Makakio
+1. Don't forget that wipers, air filters, cabin...

+1. Don't forget that wipers, air filters, cabin filters and brake fluid are all covered too (brake fluid is two-year interval change). I don't remember if the coolant is also covered (for some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,110
Posted By Makakio
6.4 seconds (convertible weighs waaay more than...

6.4 seconds (convertible weighs waaay more than the coupe). There - no you don't have to go and beat on your car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Makakio
No ideas - sorry. But I admire your resolve. ...

No ideas - sorry. But I admire your resolve. I'm too big a *****.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Makakio
I'm calling bullshit. Changed my plugs at 100k...

I'm calling bullshit. Changed my plugs at 100k and they looked great. Waste of money and car didn't run ANY different, nor was my mileage affected.

O2 sensors do nothing but make emissions...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,195
Posted By Makakio
M5 +1

M5 +1
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Makakio
Best thread title ever.

Best thread title ever.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By Makakio
I did a lot of research and if you can find one...

I did a lot of research and if you can find one that covers this car's biggest issues as it gets older:

1) any electronics (engine, tranny, HVAC, window regs, lighting, radio, sunroof, locks,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Makakio
Do a search on the coolant flush - it's a...

Do a search on the coolant flush - it's a pressurized system and needs to be bled properly or you'll cook your engine - quick.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Makakio
I have had this going on for 18mos. Stuck thermo...

I have had this going on for 18mos. Stuck thermo - they stick open (which is better than closed, but...) and if it runs cold enough your computer riches things up a bit which starts working your...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-24-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Makakio
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-23-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Makakio
Has anyone opened up their OEM head unit??

Need to do the volume/power knob pot repair as mine has come loose (one screw fell out into my hand when I got he unit out and I can see the other about 3/4ths of the way out.

There is a DIY on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By Makakio
If you did a search, maybe this would help you: ...

If you did a search, maybe this would help you:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=680644&highlight=

There are a couple of other DIY links in that thread with photos. And there's a...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 09-23-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Makakio
That is strange, considering my '03 (with H/K)...

That is strange, considering my '03 (with H/K) has it. Maybe it's the H/K upgrade?
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 09-22-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Makakio
question: so when you scroll through "mode" it...

question: so when you scroll through "mode" it doesn't have an 'aux' setting? Just CD/FM/AM?

That is peculiar, as my '03 unit has the aux. But the power/vol button just broke, so I might be in...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-22-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By Makakio
You have to search this a ton, but there are a...

You have to search this a ton, but there are a couple of links describing what went wrong and how to fix. It requires removal and disassembly of your stereo, but it fixable. Try searching under my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,128
Posted By Makakio
Thumbs Up Haha hooo!

THANKS FOR THIS! Just got my stereo out and that DIY was excellent help! :thanks:

But I have a question: I'm having difficulty with your instructions on disassembling the stereo. Found the two...
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