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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By vandyboy
I would go with a conventional pad when you...

I would go with a conventional pad when you replace them. Pagid, Textar and OEM get fine reviews from posters who use their cars solely for regular daily driving.

I replaced the front pads twice...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By vandyboy
The plate bulbs are illuminated when the...

The plate bulbs are illuminated when the headlights are on. It shouldn't be difficult to check them.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By vandyboy
I had the same problem when I bought my car. I...

I had the same problem when I bought my car. I cleaned the rust and crud off the posts and replaced my license plate bulbs. If all the other bulbs are good, then you should be able fix your issue...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By vandyboy
I used to see a lot of E30s with M3 badges. My...

I used to see a lot of E30s with M3 badges. My first car was a 1966 Mustang with a 289 HiPo, and I cannot begin to tell you how many people put inappropriate Shelby stripes, badges or GT wheels on 6...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By vandyboy
That must be nice. In TN, I set my A/C at 59 F...

That must be nice. In TN, I set my A/C at 59 F in May and leave it there until late October. I once drove from Gainesville, FL to Nashville in August during a horrible heat wave, and the fan ran on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By vandyboy
Do you pull the fuses with the battery connected...

Do you pull the fuses with the battery connected or disconnected?

OP, I have the same problem as you. I tried both disconnecting the battery for two hours and the disconnect/hold cables together...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 07-01-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By vandyboy
I seriously considered changing out my non-sport...

I seriously considered changing out my non-sport suspension to a stock sport one, but I have a fourteen year old 2.5 sedan with an automatic. I will go with Monroe OE Spectrum or Moog (if they are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By vandyboy
Today, this car is not likely "same" one your...

Today, this car is not likely "same" one your brother sold. I think you have about a 30/70 (maybe less) chance of it being as pristine and well cared for as it was under your family's ownership. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By vandyboy
I always keep my spare and the shiteous BMW jack...

I always keep my spare and the shiteous BMW jack in the trunk. My wife's car has no spare, so flats result her car going on a flatbed ride to a tire store.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By vandyboy
Pretty sure you got your answer in the first...

Pretty sure you got your answer in the first response. Check the electrical system. Top off your gas tank frequently until you get the issue fixed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,376
Posted By vandyboy
OP, I am happy the claim was resolved to your...

OP, I am happy the claim was resolved to your satisfaction. But please stay on point with and never volunteer any non-relevant info to an insurance company. You deserve to get a rental car (as long...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,264
Posted By vandyboy
OP: welcome to the community and kudos to you for...

OP: welcome to the community and kudos to you for being so maintenance minded!

I believe I just solved my Lean Bank 1/2 codes. I had a leaking CCV hose and a hard-as-a-rock valve cover gasket. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By vandyboy
Hi!

Hi!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By vandyboy
You have a great looking car and I really like...

You have a great looking car and I really like those wheels.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By vandyboy
I've spent a lot of time around E30s and never...

I've spent a lot of time around E30s and never saw any sedans come factory with folding seats. I have seen Recaro sport seats installed in E30 sedans after the fact.

And I'm not sure why you are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By vandyboy
Even though you've had your a/c serviced...

Even though you've had your a/c serviced recently, I'd bet a buck or two that the Freon level isn't right. An incorrect level either high or low will take a bite out of our your vent temps. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By vandyboy
Sounds to me that a few cooling parts are all you...

Sounds to me that a few cooling parts are all you need for now. Is the car leaking coolant (I am sorry if you mentioned that in your first post)? If so, be careful running it until you refresh the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By vandyboy
You are going to love that car! I still miss...

You are going to love that car! I still miss mine.

I found that the stock Alpine E30 audio system to be far better than the E46 ones. Is yours intact and does it sound good?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By vandyboy
If the halos don't blow up your electrical...

If the halos don't blow up your electrical system, the mod police will likely fine you for making a poor choice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By vandyboy
Very few people are looking for a car with mods,...

Very few people are looking for a car with mods, so undo the changes to appeal to the majority of potential buyers. Your friend's offer is a good one. I would also fix the taillight so people would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By vandyboy
For a minute I thought I was reading the...

For a minute I thought I was reading the Penthouse Forum instead of the General E46 forum.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By vandyboy
Before I replaced my belts/tensioners/pulleys, I...

Before I replaced my belts/tensioners/pulleys, I had whining and whistling noises from the engine bay. IMO, you should replace all of the above, especially since you don't know how long they've been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By vandyboy
Sorry, but I believe an E30 with a 5pd and the...

Sorry, but I believe an E30 with a 5pd and the sports suspension is much more fun to drive than an E46. It is smaller, nimbler and the steering is more responsive. And if the sports suspension is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By vandyboy
These suspension mods may not have been from a...

These suspension mods may not have been from a 318ti. People used to swap the 5 bolt hubs from 5 series cars. My E30 came with an LSD.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By vandyboy
This already looks great. You will have slick...

This already looks great. You will have slick touring when you are done.
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