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Forum: E46 Convertible 02-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dknightd
Rule #1 never fill your expansion tank full. It...

Rule #1 never fill your expansion tank full. It should be between min and max levels on the float. Make sure the float is floating

It could be your level sensor is bad. I read someplace that the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By dknightd
I agree 20" wheels with very low profile tires...

I agree 20" wheels with very low profile tires could be a problem.
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By dknightd
If you are looking for new summer tires, I have...

If you are looking for new summer tires, I have been very happy with Michelin pilot super sport.
Good grip. Good handling. Good in rain. Good comfort, good noise. Probably useless in winter (or...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By dknightd
Sound like "tramlining" ...

Sound like "tramlining"

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=47

My car did that when I first got it. An alignment at the BMW dealer, then new tires, fixed it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,684
Posted By dknightd
all that is common to all e46.

all that is common to all e46.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,684
Posted By dknightd
I don't know if one e46 is more reliable than...

I don't know if one e46 is more reliable than another. I vote for 330 becuase it has a bigger engine and bigger brakes. On the used market might as well get the biggest bang for your buck you can....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,558
Posted By dknightd
thanks. I want a cheap plastic key that will let...

thanks. I want a cheap plastic key that will let me drive home. Guess I should do visit the dealer. I guess the key I want is called a walet key.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,684
Posted By dknightd
I've only had mine 3 years, but so far so good....

I've only had mine 3 years, but so far so good. Tires, oil, filters, normal stuff. Seems to be at least average on reliability so far.
The base of these cars seems solid. Plastic and rubber parts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,558
Posted By dknightd
Thoughts on hiding an emergency key on these cars?

Thoughts on hiding an emergency key on these cars?
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-24-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By dknightd
because it is more fun to drive than a truck ;)...

because it is more fun to drive than a truck ;) I've thought about putting a canoe on my vert - one problem is you can't put the top up or down with the canoe on.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By dknightd
Used car price guides are just guides. I like to...

Used car price guides are just guides. I like to buy and drive till they are not worth fixing. My rule of thumb is if the repair costs less than half what the car is worth, I make the repair. You are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,611
Posted By dknightd
Old fart ;) Love your wife - love your life -...

Old fart ;) Love your wife - love your life - love your car if you must, otherwise just enjoy it .
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,611
Posted By dknightd
I'm curious. You give a lot of good advice here. ...

I'm curious. You give a lot of good advice here.
I wonder if you lived by your own advice when you were younger.
I wonder if you give the same advice to your potential customers.
Have you actually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By dknightd
I thought the right bulb was 1156 (or 12498). But...

I thought the right bulb was 1156 (or 12498). But those could have been brake not running lights. Only difference is apparently one is nickle plated (which we should use since contacts are nickel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,363
Posted By dknightd
Don't expect a 10 year old 1.8l to get better gas...

Don't expect a 10 year old 1.8l to get better gas mileage than a modern 1.2 liter
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,363
Posted By dknightd
I don't know much about the 318's, but BMW are...

I don't know much about the 318's, but BMW are fairly reliable (apart from some electrical and plastic/rubber issues). Buying a used car is always a risk.
But you are right - you can often get a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By dknightd
maybe your coolant froze?

maybe your coolant froze?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By dknightd
:)

:)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By dknightd
Who cares about cost? When I need to punch the...

Who cares about cost? When I need to punch the gas I want to know my choice of fuel is not holding the engine back :woot:
It really could be an insurance issue. Sure it costs money. That you hope...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By dknightd
take it easy on Bob. Sometimes it is difficult to...

take it easy on Bob. Sometimes it is difficult to remain civil when a newb posts somthing that has been asked and asnwered over and over. I think he did an acceptable job. You should thank him.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By dknightd
As long as the knock sensor is working there...

As long as the knock sensor is working there should be no real risk of damage
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By dknightd
What kind of mower do you have !?!?! I assume...

What kind of mower do you have !?!?!
I assume you are mowing a big lawn!
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By dknightd
Poke holes in the muffler. If it is too loud,...

Poke holes in the muffler. If it is too loud, cover the holes with duct tape. If it is not loud enough, poke more holes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By dknightd
ll-01

ll-01
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By dknightd
Could be good advice. Depends what you plan for...

Could be good advice. Depends what you plan for the future, and your finances.

For a low buck temporary thing - I'd smooth the crank as best as possible where it was spun. You've already got the...
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