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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By ramitchell
I have the same model. Wheels are style 68's and...

I have the same model. Wheels are style 68's and are 17" staggered: 7.5 inches front, 8.5 inches rear.
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-15-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By ramitchell
+1 on that! Local dealer wanted $1800 to replace...

+1 on that! Local dealer wanted $1800 to replace the module on my E39. I sent it to Module Masters and it was $350 for a rebuild. I believe others have used a vendor on eBay. AFAIK with a rebuild you...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By ramitchell
If you included the ABS light being on, then I...

If you included the ABS light being on, then I would have suggested having the ABS module checked for failure. There is a chance that in changing tires, some dirt got knocked into the speed sensor or...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By ramitchell
Taylor: Thanks a lot! Tried your suggestion and...

Taylor: Thanks a lot! Tried your suggestion and the top goes up and down just fine. I can't be positive but it looks as though the string at the very end of the batwing failed and somehow the tip...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By ramitchell
Have the brakes been bled? Excessive air in the...

Have the brakes been bled? Excessive air in the system at one corner might do that. I would also suspect a puking caliper. Are any codes being thrown?
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the forum! Took the family often to...

Welcome to the forum! Took the family often to the Lancaster area when I lived in NJ - very nice out there!
Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the forum! If you wrench, there's a...

Welcome to the forum! If you wrench, there's a wealth of info here!
Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome! A lot to offer here especially if you...

Welcome! A lot to offer here especially if you DIY.
Bob
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,068
Posted By ramitchell
Replacement of oil filter housing gasket and oil...

Replacement of oil filter housing gasket and oil pan gasket (not a hugh expense for the parts but a big pain if you DIY) and vanos seals.

Have fun shopping!
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-11-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By ramitchell
Klaus: Thanks for posting that great information!

Klaus: Thanks for posting that great information!
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By ramitchell
Ok to remove batwing and lower top?

Hey fellow drop-toppers! The title pretty much says it. Taking the advice of the posts regarding the batwings, I inspected them just last month and saw no cracking or signs of stress. Of course, one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ramitchell
I have an E39 525i and E46 330 CiC. Here's my...

I have an E39 525i and E46 330 CiC. Here's my input fwiw:

1. My E39 does get better mileage not a lot, like 3 or so mpg better. May be do to taller gearing in the diff.
2. When I purchased my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By ramitchell
Have you tried cleaning the MAF? From what you're...

Have you tried cleaning the MAF? From what you're stating, sounds like the MAF is bad or very dirty.

I would have thought that disconnecting the MAF would throw a code though?

Good luck! Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By ramitchell
Agreed! These forums have kicked my wrench skills...

Agreed! These forums have kicked my wrench skills up several notches!
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By ramitchell
Very nice! Welcome the land of E46!

Very nice! Welcome the land of E46!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By ramitchell
Did mine a few weeks ago. With BMW CCA discount,...

Did mine a few weeks ago. With BMW CCA discount, it was under $40 at the dealer - clips were already mounted so removed the few remaining white ones that were in the cowl w/needle nose pliers. I put...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By ramitchell
I know that :thumbup: ...prob should have...

I know that :thumbup: ...prob should have mentioned in my post to clean the area first using carb or brake cleaner along with a good wipe down with denatured alcohol. At the very least it may hold...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By ramitchell
Interesting idea...wonder if you could just force...

Interesting idea...wonder if you could just force some high temp RTV between the pan and block and declare victory?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By ramitchell
I picked up a 32mm wrench at Harbor Freight...

I picked up a 32mm wrench at Harbor Freight tools....need it for my 525i when removing the tie rods. I think it was about (or under) $10.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33,468
Views: 2,646,368
Posted By ramitchell
Replaced the cowl trim that had dry rotted. While...

Replaced the cowl trim that had dry rotted. While I had the wiper arms off I painted them. Just dry sanded with 320 grit, wiped clean with rag soaked in denatured alcohol, and sprayed with VHT high...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By ramitchell
Thanks fellas! I finally got around to ordering...

Thanks fellas! I finally got around to ordering those parts from ECS....meanwhile gonna try that 'screw out' method.

Taylor192: If u r ever going to pass through the area let me know and I'll buy...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 467,969
Posted By ramitchell
Wow! Great bunch of mods! Maybe this should be...

Wow! Great bunch of mods! Maybe this should be 'stickied'. BTW - what size golf tee should I use, HeeHee? :dunno:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By ramitchell
As you don't know which cyl, pull all the coils...

As you don't know which cyl, pull all the coils and give the rubber boots a visual inspection. Under certain conditions, mine would throw a misfire until the engine got warm. Turned out to be a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the forum! Post some pics when you get...

Welcome to the forum! Post some pics when you get a chance!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By ramitchell
Sounds strange: "The seller had the bank released...

Sounds strange: "The seller had the bank released the title to me." Looks to me like the bank only released the lien and some dumba$$ either at the bank or DMV put you as the new lienholder instead...
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