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Forum: E46 Convertible 04-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Fritzo2162
It's spelled SMOOOOOV, not SMUUUUUV :D ...

It's spelled SMOOOOOV, not SMUUUUUV :D

Anyway, as far as pin striping goes, it's M stripes or go home :)

http://www.bimmian.com/elements/product.htm/showcase/MSD/ML_140.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
Update: Went to see that car today. ...

Update: Went to see that car today.

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...iedOnly=false&

The body was in decent enough shape, but mechanically it was a DISASTER

I could tell some punk 19...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
I'm mobile right now but I'll certainly do that.

I'm mobile right now but I'll certainly do that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
Blower was original. It also was a 3rd party FSR...

Blower was original. It also was a 3rd party FSR (not OEM).

The insurance report I just got back says it was definitely an electrical fire started between the fusebox and the center console. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
Yes. It was on Channel 11 and 36 news that day...

Yes. It was on Channel 11 and 36 news that day too. Talk about embarrassing.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
Come to think of it, I think it was a Valeo, so...

Come to think of it, I think it was a Valeo, so maybe it was factory. It was around $80. That sound right?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
I smelled a bad "burning rubber" smell about 1...

I smelled a bad "burning rubber" smell about 1 minute before I pulled over. It was no more than 10 minutes between the first symptoms and the car being completely engulfed. I actually thought it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
I used an aftermarket unit off of ebay. I see the...

I used an aftermarket unit off of ebay. I see the seller doesn't stock them anymore. He had high ratings though and 1000's of sales.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
The FSU was replaced last summer. It was running...

The FSU was replaced last summer. It was running fine since then, though I did notice that when on AUTO my heater or AC would never automatically go to full blast---it would always stop at 1 bar from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
There have been reports. I see that BMW is...

There have been reports. I see that BMW is recalling a lot of previous 5,7, and X series models due to electrical fires, but no mention of the 3 series. You'd think they would use the same parts that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fritzo2162
RIP my girl. You were loved :(

Today, a catastrophic electrical fire took the life of my beloved '02 330CiC.
...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Fritzo2162
LOL- That's almost how much I paid for my car :D

LOL- That's almost how much I paid for my car :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Fritzo2162
Wasn't that on the pre-2001 models?

Wasn't that on the pre-2001 models?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Fritzo2162
The cost to make an e46 with 450HP would be equal...

The cost to make an e46 with 450HP would be equal to the cost of buying a used M5 :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Fritzo2162
There's not really a lot to an alternator, so...

There's not really a lot to an alternator, so unless you have really high power requirements (running subwoofer amps or something), it'll probably last quite a while.
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Fritzo2162
From what I've seen, if you can keep your car in...

From what I've seen, if you can keep your car in a garage, the top and seals last forever. Keeping it exposed to the elements seems to shorten the lifespan.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Fritzo2162
That's a really good price. I got mine from...

That's a really good price.

I got mine from here and there was a $75 core charge, but they were fantastic to deal with. Even sent a UPS label to send the core back and followed up with me to see...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,898
Posted By Fritzo2162
Watch out for the drip hose on the side of the...

Watch out for the drip hose on the side of the battery. Mine snapped off and I have to MacGyver a connection to attach the hose again :)
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Fritzo2162
I've been using Raggtop, which was recommended to...

I've been using Raggtop, which was recommended to me from a Porsche club I visited a while back. It's a bit expensive but I swear to you it does the job perfectly. I put it on twice a year.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Fritzo2162
Yeah, I agree with the suspension rebuild. I did...

Yeah, I agree with the suspension rebuild. I did it in increments, starting with the control arms. You'll get the famous "clunk" sound when those go out. After that usually follows the "pirate creak"...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-16-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Fritzo2162
Truthfully I've ran my car through a local soft...

Truthfully I've ran my car through a local soft cloth car wash for years and my top is still in fantastic shape. I do put a sealant treatment on it twice a year, but other than that it seems to be...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Fritzo2162
I went through a record Ohio winter without one...

I went through a record Ohio winter without one (I don't own one). I DID however put on an awesome protectant before the snow hit, and it still looks nice and new. I go through a car wash once a week...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Fritzo2162
There's a cool Youtube video of a guy replacing...

There's a cool Youtube video of a guy replacing his rear springs with two jacks. I tried it and it was awesome---took like 15 minutes each :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rgJF5FYK0c
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By Fritzo2162
I am now code and squeak free!

In October I started getting the dreaded whine sound from my belts...a bearing on something was going out, but it was impossible to tell if it was the water pump, pulley, tensioner, or something...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Fritzo2162
That "System too lean" seems of affect every e46...

That "System too lean" seems of affect every e46 I've ever seen. Could be a clogged fuel filter or bad fuel pump. I can usually get rid of mine for months by using a good fuel injector cleaner.
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