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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By John in VA
Yes. It's amazing how much water can come in. ...

Yes. It's amazing how much water can come in. Park the car with the nose uphill for the better part of a day and then get your shop vac out. I got over a gallon from one side, especially near the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By John in VA
I mentioned draining the coolant from the engine...

I mentioned draining the coolant from the engine block via the bolt located UNDER the exhaust manifold. The engine block and radiator & heater hoses hold much of the total coolant capacity, along...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By John in VA
You're usually instructed to turn the temp dial...

You're usually instructed to turn the temp dial to full heat to involve the heater core. It doesn't sound like you removed the bolt under the exhaust manifold to drain the block. The entire system...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 09-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By John in VA
Thanks for the info! I'm in Leesburg - need to...

Thanks for the info! I'm in Leesburg - need to get a chance to head that way.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By John in VA
BOSCH FGR7DQP or NGK BKR6EQUP were used...

BOSCH FGR7DQP or NGK BKR6EQUP were used originally. Most here are fans of the NGK Laser Platinum plugs. You might even be able to find them cheaply at the corner big box parts store.
Forum: Mid Atlantic 08-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By John in VA
I see Metro Leather & Vinyl Repair trucks on the...

I see Metro Leather & Vinyl Repair trucks on the road occasionally.

Lim's Custom Top & Upholstery does good work.
8455 Tyco Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 893-7373
Apparently they have a shop in...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By John in VA
There was a lot of buzz about it ~5 years ago. ...

There was a lot of buzz about it ~5 years ago. You can perform a search of this section to see the positive responses - strong and cheap!
Forum: Mid Atlantic 08-20-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By John in VA
Thanks to MattVa - back on the road!

The expansion tank gave up at 122k (the 328i only had 50k on it in the first 8 years - perhaps that extended its life!). As it's my wife's car, time was of the essence, and I was unable to get the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By John in VA
Fan clutch/coupler brand choices

I'm doing the cooling system refresh on our 10/99 328i automatic (122k miles), and considering replacing the fan blade and fan clutch/coupling (11 52 7 505 302).
We prefer the Sachs unit over the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 193,434
Posted By John in VA
@ianhasgame - did you look at page 9 of this...

@ianhasgame - did you look at page 9 of this thread? A number of us have been happy with the Walmart battery. I got the largest, strongest one that would fit in the tray - still going strong.
...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 07-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,712
Posted By John in VA
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=308285...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=3082850&postcount=5
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-25-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By John in VA
Perhaps they changed the name? There is a...

Perhaps they changed the name? There is a Menzerna Power Lock Polymer Sealant. Have you asked the vendors that sell Menzerna?
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-02-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By John in VA
Lee Valley > Woodworking > Cleaners and...

Lee Valley > Woodworking > Cleaners and Lubricants > Cleaners & Polishing > Accident Eraser Kit
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=71866&cat=1,43415,43439
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-16-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By John in VA
Get a quart or 2 of brake fluid. I like...

Get a quart or 2 of brake fluid. I like Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid or Prestone from the big box auto parts stores.
Keep it from your paint. Don't let the reservoir go dry as you...
Forum: Exterior 05-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By John in VA
Forum: Mid Atlantic 04-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 32,058
Posted By John in VA
Even earlier, if you want a good spot!

Even earlier, if you want a good spot!
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By John in VA
An auto upholstery shop, perhaps?

An auto upholstery shop, perhaps?
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 01-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By John in VA
You need to take the time to read/research if you...

You need to take the time to read/research if you want a good result. As was mentioned above:...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-19-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,770
Posted By John in VA
Great project. I applaud your patience,...

Great project. I applaud your patience, knowledge, and dexterity!
Forum: Mid Atlantic 01-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By John in VA
blunttech.com, autohausaz.com, bmaparts.com,...

blunttech.com, autohausaz.com, bmaparts.com, ecstuning.com, to name a few vendors
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 01-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By John in VA
I'll assume you have a sedan. If you find your...

I'll assume you have a sedan. If you find your car in the realoem.com online parts catalog you can see what parts are used where. Find the part # in question & copy it, open another tab with...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By John in VA
From your question & response, I don't believe...

From your question & response, I don't believe you're prepared to do the "coding" yourself. An independent shop will be able to help you, or someone local to you who has the program, proper cable,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-28-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 40,501
Posted By John in VA
The light gray piece is plastic.

The light gray piece is plastic.
Forum: Mid Atlantic 12-22-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By John in VA
Check with Radial Tire Co. is Silver Spring. ...

Check with Radial Tire Co. is Silver Spring. Long-time supporters of the local BMW CCA chapter. They might have a "bargain bin."
http://www.radialtirecompany.com/
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 12-22-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By John in VA
You could position a lawn sprinkler under the car...

You could position a lawn sprinkler under the car and move it a few times to get the entire undercarriage.
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