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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 07-29-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By vandyboy
And get the Meyle Control Arm Bushings, too.

And get the Meyle Control Arm Bushings, too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-29-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By vandyboy
There is a tendency to blame one's MAF when...

There is a tendency to blame one's MAF when problems like these arise. In many cases, the MAF is fine. Personally, pending codes do not bother me. Its the other crap that I know is bad that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,987
Posted By vandyboy
Yes, Virginia, both vehicles have 138k on them...

Yes, Virginia, both vehicles have 138k on them with no accidents. I bought the Land Rover nine years ago when it had 83k on it and the BMW four years ago with 98k on it. The LR has always been my...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 07-09-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By vandyboy
Perhaps the tie rod is shot.

Perhaps the tie rod is shot.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,987
Posted By vandyboy
I have a 325i with 138k miles and a 2002 Land...

I have a 325i with 138k miles and a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II with 138k miles. In nine years of ownership, all I have ever had to do to the Land Rover is refresh plugs, belts, hoses, water pump...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By vandyboy
I am unlike most of the population and completely...

I am unlike most of the population and completely refuse to buy a new car. My only new one was purchased in 1990. I would rather spend my money on vacations and necessities rather than puke it up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By vandyboy
I've had to add R134 to my A/C twice - once when...

I've had to add R134 to my A/C twice - once when I bought it and four years later when it was low again. No way I spend money to find a leak that takes four years to make an impact. It sounds like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By vandyboy
Buy it for $300.00. If you want to make it a...

Buy it for $300.00. If you want to make it a driver, I think it would cost more than the car is worth to restore it. Since you can wrench, it may not be as bad as you think. If you want to part it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,686
Posted By vandyboy
About two minutes with the owner's manual tells...

About two minutes with the owner's manual tells you everything you need to know about this dial. Of all the stupid things BMW did with the E46, this one doesn't even register with me. If you want...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By vandyboy
Yes. It would be a Volvo 240 with an inline 6...

Yes. It would be a Volvo 240 with an inline 6 and better steering if it wasn't planned to fall apart.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By vandyboy
If your car is totaled, your insurer might give...

If your car is totaled, your insurer might give you some allowances for recent repairs or new tires. But insurance companies will usually give you something around retail price for a totaled car. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By vandyboy
Thanks, Markus. Does anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks, Markus. Does anyone else have any ideas?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By vandyboy
Yes, that was the first thing I did. I cannot...

Yes, that was the first thing I did. I cannot check any hidden OBC stuff because the cluster is completely dead.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By vandyboy
I have a Valeo alternator. I replaced it with a...

I have a Valeo alternator. I replaced it with a rebuilt one three years ago. The battery was 12.5 with the car off.

While there is a possibility that I have two different issues, it is strange...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By vandyboy
Cluster and A/C stopped working today

Hello, everyone. I was wondering if anyone has ever run across these two problems - no a/c and dead cluster - occurring simultaneously. I checked fuses for both and all were in good condition. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By vandyboy
Maybe. But you should heed the advice given to...

Maybe. But you should heed the advice given to you and get your codes read and look for vacuum leaks. As it is now, you are throwing parts at an unknown problem. As someone stated recently, coils...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By vandyboy
Can't you remove the rear O2 censors, "jump" the...

Can't you remove the rear O2 censors, "jump" the two rear O2 wires and eliminate any CELs? Just curious.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By vandyboy
I kept it below 30 and mainly in the 20s. For...

I kept it below 30 and mainly in the 20s. For once here, the snow was not accompanied by ice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By vandyboy
IMO, you made a great purchase. I love the way a...

IMO, you made a great purchase. I love the way a 1 series handles and drives. You will enjoy that car for a long time. Congrats!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By vandyboy
My experience: driving an e46 in the snow

First of all, those of you who frequently drive on snowy/icy roads, please forgive me. I am from the South and I rarely drive in the snow. When I do, I always drive my AWD Discovery II. Yesterday...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By vandyboy
This will be the "no-fun" post. If you are...

This will be the "no-fun" post.

If you are buying a house, you will need as much cash as possible. If it were me, I might look at a less expensive car - like a nice well-serviced e46 with more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By vandyboy
I would take the car to a mechanic and get...

I would take the car to a mechanic and get everything checked. E46s do not clunk with bad control arms and bushings. IMO, you need control arm bushings at the very least. Plus, the Bridgestone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By vandyboy
Sorry to be so long in responding! B G Inc ...

Sorry to be so long in responding!

B G Inc
82 Polk Ave
Nashville, TN 37210-4397
(615) 254-9807

It is an old place that has been around since the 60s. I heard that the owner died, but I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By vandyboy
Say no to $7800. Personally, I would worry if...

Say no to $7800. Personally, I would worry if the "garage next door" used genuine BMW parts and the proper fluids AND actually fixed those problems. Also, be mindful of the fact that at 110K, you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,228
Views: 242,718
Posted By vandyboy
I bet he is a Buccaneers fan and liked their old...

I bet he is a Buccaneers fan and liked their old dark red/orange and white color scheme. Whatta guy!
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