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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 449
Posted By Archbid
And I can tell you from experience that...

And I can tell you from experience that suspension refresh, replaced flex disc, and shifter refresh, while perhaps not necessary, have materially improved the experience of driving.

I would say...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Archbid
Dang, I held the dumbest newbie title for so...

Dang, I held the dumbest newbie title for so long. Hate to let it go!

It is a big mind shift to go from "I gotta do stuff" in desperation to starting to really listen, learn and diagnose. But it...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Archbid
Just let Mango be Mango. You won't change him,...

Just let Mango be Mango. You won't change him, and he cares. Go to a dead forum sometime and you will appreciate the energy that a solid contributor brings.

If he wants to be Emporer of...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Archbid
Who did you get the seat leather from? Better or...

Who did you get the seat leather from? Better or worse than original?

Also, do the flex disc and the shocks. Most satisfying refresh you can do - like getting a new car.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Archbid
Not super relevant, as most repairs are after...

Not super relevant, as most repairs are after 100k, and likely earlier work was under warranty for more than half that period. So it would be equally fair to say $1800-$2000 per year. $12,500 for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By Archbid
You focus too much on labor time (I don't want to...

You focus too much on labor time (I don't want to repair it) and too little on hassle time.

Replace the lenses, deal with the grill, clean the living hell out of the engine and get it detailed....
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-23-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Archbid
Post in the mobile electronics forum

Post in the mobile electronics forum
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,743
Posted By Archbid
http://m.wikihow.com/Diagnose-a-Slipping-Clutch-in...

http://m.wikihow.com/Diagnose-a-Slipping-Clutch-in-Your-Car
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Archbid
Except interior trim. Definitely upward trend...

Except interior trim. Definitely upward trend there.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Archbid
I would budget $1500 if you want it driving well,...

I would budget $1500 if you want it driving well, and less if you fix on the go.

But here are factors to consider:
1. If you have a staggered setup, you tire warranty is 1/2 because you can't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 660
Posted By Archbid
My bad! Only know my own car.

My bad! Only know my own car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,743
Posted By Archbid
This is sort of awesome, because I am the other...

This is sort of awesome, because I am the other guy. The other guys may not have a clue about the bike's engineering, or material science, but he completely has a clue about "The Bike". Zen isn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,743
Posted By Archbid
It is Sunday, and I am feeling philosophical. A...

It is Sunday, and I am feeling philosophical. A great passage from Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycl Maintenance" that I think gets to part of the debate between those of us who fix what's...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-21-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Archbid
Thence thing is you will get a noticeable...

Thence thing is you will get a noticeable improvement in drive quality once you do.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 660
Posted By Archbid
Check the vacuum line for the secondary air pump...

Check the vacuum line for the secondary air pump - on the back of the engine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,743
Posted By Archbid
Don't understand this one. It is like your coils...

Don't understand this one. It is like your coils or o2 sensors. When it breaks it is obvious to diagnose and fix and won't even really inconvenience.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,743
Posted By Archbid
This should be fun... And it is likely that...

This should be fun...

And it is likely that it doesn't matter either way. You are not going to get meaningful brake fade if you brake, and your clutch and brakes are going to wear out from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37,894
Views: 3,610,274
Posted By Archbid
Any concerns about OEM v aftermarket?

Any concerns about OEM v aftermarket?
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-17-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By Archbid
Replacing convertible lid

I am switching from tan trim to black because of horrible fading. Has anyone replaced their convertible lid cover?

My concern is that there is a strip of painter metal attached to the trailing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,743
Posted By Archbid
Reinforcement plate

Reinforcement plate
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Archbid
Get it. Love my 330 vert. Just make sure you...

Get it. Love my 330 vert.
Just make sure you have access to a garage and tools, and do the work. It is not hard, and once it is done (especially suspension and flex disc!) the car is that much more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Archbid
Get it. Love my 330 vert. Just make sure you...

Get it. Love my 330 vert.
Just make sure you have access to a garage and tools, and do the work. It is not hard, and once it is done (especially suspension and flex disc!) the car is that much more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,448
Posted By Archbid
ECS is great, and they are my go to for interior...

ECS is great, and they are my go to for interior parts. But for cooling, use Mango's thread to get a parts list and buy of FCP. The ECS kits are a convenience, not a bargain. They don't discount as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,743
Posted By Archbid
Buy two of these. Perfect shape for the jack...

Buy two of these. Perfect shape for the jack points and cheaper than wood!

A&R Sports Classic Ice Hockey Puck https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPHES8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wnDSxbMTMHEJY
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,743
Posted By Archbid
Here's an actually useful tip: don't use the...

Here's an actually useful tip: don't use the forum search.

It is fifteen year old tech and useless.

Go to google and type:

Site:e46fanatics.com floor jack recommend

Or whatever your...
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