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Forum: Great Lakes 02-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By fredwordsmith
A quick DIY search yielded results; it looks like...

A quick DIY search yielded results; it looks like I can even do them without a real lift which is good for me since I have two jack stands that I usually use for any maintenance.

The only one that...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By fredwordsmith
I have done brake pads (a bit tough for me, but...

I have done brake pads (a bit tough for me, but done), aux input, shift knob and rust/Bondo/paint repair. I am handy with tools; my hesitancy with DIY is simply knowing that this is an expensive...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By fredwordsmith
Thanks for the response! Would Imola take...

Thanks for the response!

Would Imola take outside parts, or do they want you to buy parts there? Again, I buy all my own components from a variety of places, and I just want a reasonable deal on...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By fredwordsmith
Best Twin Cities Body Shop (Independent or otherwise)

I have done a search, but could not find a comprehensive list of great body shops in the Twin Cities area.

My CPO just ran out at BMW of Minnetonka and I can't wait to never go back. Talk about a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 225,136
Posted By fredwordsmith
Thanks a million for this list - I have an E46...

Thanks a million for this list - I have an E46 that just hit 85K so I'll be doing many of these.

Just out of curiosity (and laziness) has the list in the first post been updated as more of these...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,651
Posted By fredwordsmith
Scratch that - the thread below this one about...

Scratch that - the thread below this one about the 2001 install gave me a much easier spot (the blank area between my cupholders and the coin slot). Right now, it's just holding my Bluetooth earpiece...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,651
Posted By fredwordsmith
Question again: Perhaps I'm thinking of the...

Question again:

Perhaps I'm thinking of the wrong ashtray - were you guys speaking of the one in the front of the car, just below the sunglasses holder, or the ashtray behind my armrest that's...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-08-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,651
Posted By fredwordsmith
I never thought of putting it in the ashtray....

I never thought of putting it in the ashtray. Right now it holds nothing (non smoker here) and I have to leave it open anyway for my iPod/iPhone charger. It would also give me a cleaner look if I...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By fredwordsmith
Would it attach the same way? Or would the cord...

Would it attach the same way? Or would the cord be long enough to run back there? I'm also not driving an automatic...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-08-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By fredwordsmith
Aux Input in console (not glovebox) in 325xi w/heated seats?

Hi everyone - did the usual searches and can't find an answer to this specific question. I also posted in the DIY forum to no avail so far.

I have a 2004 325xi with the new "Mode" headunit and I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-08-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,651
Posted By fredwordsmith
Aux Input in console (not glovebox) in 325xi w/heated seats?

Hi everyone - did the usual searches and can't find an answer to this specific question.

I have a 2004 325xi with the new "Mode" headunit and I have been thinking for a long time about installing...
Forum: Love Line 06-01-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,326
Posted By fredwordsmith
Here's advice from a recently married guy: if...

Here's advice from a recently married guy: if this is a hang-up for you where you're unhappy, break up. It's painfully obvious that she's too immature for sex right now, and that's also fine-everyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,114
Posted By fredwordsmith
I drove from Minneapolis to Kansas City (straight...

I drove from Minneapolis to Kansas City (straight shot on 35, cruising at 71 mph in 5th the whole time) and was just heading around the city for gas when I realized I'd cracked 500+ miles. Wound up...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 167,492
Posted By fredwordsmith
I'll have to give them a try. Just gave the...

I'll have to give them a try.

Just gave the whole thread a read-through...glad to know I'm not the only one who's noticed a change in the Minnetonka BMW staff. The crew at Sears always seemed fair...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-24-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 167,492
Posted By fredwordsmith
First-time poster in this forum - just joined...

First-time poster in this forum - just joined here after being on Bimmerforums. Nice to be around so many people who appreciate a well-crafted machine (and so many XI drivers as well!)

Can anyone...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-24-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By fredwordsmith
Thumbs Up Hello from the Twin Cities

Long-time BMW forum lurker, first-time poster. This forum seems like a vast wealth of information and I look forward to reading everything.

I've done a few DIY's in the past, but nothing on my...
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