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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 03-31-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By Paul Kile
myogr81 - It's not that Griots didn't provide an...

myogr81 - It's not that Griots didn't provide an MSDS to me, it's just that when I got it, it wasn't much help. There is a "Trade Secret" clause that allows a chemical manufacturer to withhold...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 03-30-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By Paul Kile
This isn't the first time that I have seen a...

This isn't the first time that I have seen a product that Griot's has relabeled and jacked up the price. My Dad found one of his "Cadillac of creepers" at Pep Boys for about half the price (but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Paul Kile
I have a factory British-spec MGB-GT V-8, and...

I have a factory British-spec MGB-GT V-8, and when I restored it I obtained a set of British license plates for it, with the original registration number. I mounted the rear plate on the original...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,173
Posted By Paul Kile
Sure, the dealer will warranty the "oil change"...

Sure, the dealer will warranty the "oil change" for 15K miles - for what? That the oil doesn't drain out during that time? What about the long term wear on the engine from those long 15K change...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By Paul Kile
You got that right. I called twice to try to...

You got that right. I called twice to try to convince them not to code a "signature required" command when they do a UPS shipment to my address. They won't stop it. I refuse to drive 20 miles out...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 03-06-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,737
Posted By Paul Kile
Ah, yes! I applaud the fact that we all can...

Ah, yes! I applaud the fact that we all can voice our disagreements without resulting to vulgarities or fisticuffs. Trust that my views in no way are meant to denigrate an individual or group - I...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 03-06-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,737
Posted By Paul Kile
Amen to that, brother!:) Cheers, Paul Kile

Amen to that, brother!:)
Cheers,
Paul Kile
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 03-05-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,737
Posted By Paul Kile
ugashred, It is very interesting to me that...

ugashred,
It is very interesting to me that you equate "being a kid" as the ultimate pathway to a mediocre life, and also that "being a kid" is only going out and getting drunk every night. How...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 03-05-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,737
Posted By Paul Kile
I would be less apt to "give them crap" if they...

I would be less apt to "give them crap" if they bought a BMW, because it is a useful piece of hardware, and uplifting to drive at the same time. If my son or daughter saved up to buy a BMW, it could...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 03-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,737
Posted By Paul Kile
I have read this thread with great amusement,...

I have read this thread with great amusement, and once you make allowances for the skewed results, several truths begin to show themselves.

First of all, I say the results have to be skewed,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Paul Kile
Hey, Dave!

This will be OT to this thread, but Dave, I want to thank you for a great mod. I'm the guy that bought one of your CDVs right before I was going to have an eye operation a month or so ago. Well,...
Forum: The Showroom 03-01-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 15,408
Posted By Paul Kile
Here's mine, a 2003 330ci, had it since...

Here's mine, a 2003 330ci, had it since mid-January. My wife and I fight over who is going to drive it.
Only mods are a Zeckhausen modified CDV, an Alpine 6-disc changer, and the euro warning...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By Paul Kile
OK, now that we got the serious stuff out of the...

OK, now that we got the serious stuff out of the way, here's a funny for you:

Q: What's the definition of (Insert your favorite nationality here) Torque?

A: Tighten until it strips, then back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By Paul Kile
Not to be a PITA, but I do respectfully disagree...

Not to be a PITA, but I do respectfully disagree with the previous posters, at least for the oil filter canister. I believe that you should use a torque wrench on the canister lid, especially if you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By Paul Kile
I'm sorry, I can't accept that type of...

I'm sorry, I can't accept that type of information! Think about it, you are dealing with a plastic cover with coarse threads that screws into an aluminum housing, with a recess for an O-ring. "Good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,885
Posted By Paul Kile
There's something you guys are missing, but you...

There's something you guys are missing, but you are probably too young to understand it. There are people out there who keep their cars for a long time because they love them - how they look, how...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Paul Kile
High Beam Mod - has anyone done it?

I have an '03 330ci with bi-xenons. It is interesting to note that the inner headlamps still have an H-series halogen bulb, and that they are only used for the flasher and DRLs(if activated). When...
Forum: California 02-14-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Paul Kile
I have bought head units and speaker upgrades at...

I have bought head units and speaker upgrades at Paradyme on Fulton Avenue (not for my BMW though) and have had pretty good luck. I buy all my home theater gear there and they are great for that...
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 02-12-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,597
Posted By Paul Kile
OK, you probably don't get many posts from...

OK, you probably don't get many posts from 50-somethings like me, but here's how it went. My wife and I have owned Corollas, a Camry, Toyota trucks, lots of MGs, a Miata, an old Jag XJ6, and all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,572
Posted By Paul Kile
I don't know what's worse - that Audi tongue of a...

I don't know what's worse - that Audi tongue of a grill, or the deranged grinning chipmunk look of the G35. Then we also have the Acura drooling harelip.

I'm sorry, we are now entering into one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,085
Posted By Paul Kile
Carrying this further

This is interesting - once we get a good sample of how many failures have occurred, maybe we should look at a failure mode analysis based on window position in the car. Several respondents indicated...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2005, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Paul Kile
You've all forgotten one important characteristic...

You've all forgotten one important characteristic of a GT car - it must be a closed coupe or 2+2. The GT class in racing has always required a hardtop (although marques like MG cheated a bit in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,027
Posted By Paul Kile
I agree with Gir. You're probably itching to get...

I agree with Gir. You're probably itching to get a fancy ride, but take it from someone who has seen it all - you need to start out with something less expensive. You might be able to swing the cost...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Paul Kile
I have used Fiamm air horns on lots of vehicles...

I have used Fiamm air horns on lots of vehicles over the years (ever since first hearing them in Italy in 1965). There is a slight delay as the air pressure builds, an accumulator tank as noted...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,377
Posted By Paul Kile
The IS300 was on our short list to test drive...

The IS300 was on our short list to test drive when looking to replace the wife's daily driver, along with the 325i. The IS could only be described as "twitchy" on the freeway. It was a fun car in...
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