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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By ab1945
It's nice. Drive it and enjoy it.

It's nice. Drive it and enjoy it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By ab1945
The clown nose is independent of the alarm...

The clown nose is independent of the alarm system. It's just something they turn on when an alarm system is installed. I turned my clown nose on with PA Soft so it flashes when the car is locked -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By ab1945
If you didn't change the oil yourself then you...

If you didn't change the oil yourself then you are assuming whoever did it put in the correct amount of oil. Now that you have checked it yourself and know the level then I would continue to check it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By ab1945
Offer $9k in cash and don't post again until you...

Offer $9k in cash and don't post again until you own it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By ab1945
It all depends on how much you are going to pay...

It all depends on how much you are going to pay for it. We bought a 2002 E46 Wagon 2 1/2 years ago from the original owner with 110k miles for $9200. At that price I figured if I had to put $3-4K...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By ab1945
I see you are in Tampa. Check with Randy Forbes...

I see you are in Tampa. Check with Randy Forbes at Sports Cars Plus, LLC in Parrish - he specializes in Z3 sub frame repairs and I'm sure would have a good handle on what is involved with the E46....
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By ab1945
When bleeding the brakes make sure you close off...

When bleeding the brakes make sure you close off the bleed nipple prior to lifting the brake pedal or it will may suck air back into the brake line. I assume you started your bleed with the back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By ab1945
I put a little Vaseline around the seal on the...

I put a little Vaseline around the seal on the gas cap which solved the problem. Then, I bought a new one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By ab1945
Actually - if you put it in M1 and floor it the...

Actually - if you put it in M1 and floor it the transmission will shift automatically at about 6000 rpm - you do not have to move the selector. Personally I refer to it as "launch control".
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By ab1945
Here's a decoder: ...

Here's a decoder:

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By ab1945
Great car the Jetta TDI Wagon - but it'll take a...

Great car the Jetta TDI Wagon - but it'll take a long time to recover the $30,000 in fuel savings. And . . . dogs prefer BMWs!
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By ab1945
If you do not have the mechanical skills to drain...

If you do not have the mechanical skills to drain the coolant from the radiator and engine block and replace the expansion tank then you should definitely take it to a qualified mechanic.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By ab1945
Don't panic - YET. When different coolants are...

Don't panic - YET. When different coolants are mixed the surface will sometimes look oily. Completely drain your coolant from the radiator and the engine block. Replace the expansion tank -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By ab1945
To answer your question - replacing the hose is...

To answer your question - replacing the hose is straight forward - the end that goes on the thermostat has a wire retainer which you pull out and the broken end of the hose will be released from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By ab1945
You could drive it down to your local auto parts...

You could drive it down to your local auto parts store while you are waiting - most of them will read your OBDII codes free of charge.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By ab1945
If originality is not the question and you have...

If originality is not the question and you have an ipod then you could install an iPod cable and have a much larger selection on music.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,536
Posted By ab1945
I'd drive south to where you can buy a car that...

I'd drive south to where you can buy a car that hasn't gone through 13 Canadian winters. But I admit I don't know the ramifications of importing a car into Canada. Here's a local car in Florida...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By ab1945
You just paid for your scanner 10 times over by...

You just paid for your scanner 10 times over by fixing this problem yourself. The scanner will pay for itself again the first time you use it. Can't lose money on good tools.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By ab1945
Could it possibly be the key giving a continuous...

Could it possibly be the key giving a continuous locking signal? Move the key away from the car and use a different key. If not that then disconnect the locking switch on the console to see if there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By ab1945
Well, for $8000 the slick old Porsche certainly...

Well, for $8000 the slick old Porsche certainly wasn't a 911 - I had one of those. A comment on the power steering hose - I had a dealer tell me about that hose leaking - turned out to be the 50 cent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By ab1945
Check your radiator hoses at the thermostat and...

Check your radiator hoses at the thermostat and the thermostat housing. The slightest leak from this area will drip water onto your belts and they will squeal until dried out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By ab1945
I had a similar problem then changed the USB...

I had a similar problem then changed the USB cable (had a spare printer cable around) and it worked OK. I'm guessing I might have pulled too hard on the cable at some point.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By ab1945
I don't need another BMW - have a 325iT and Z3....

I don't need another BMW - have a 325iT and Z3. But if I did I'd check out this one:
http://ocala.craigslist.org/cto/4317717788.html.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By ab1945
Looks like Sears have your tire:...

Looks like Sears have your tire: http://www.sears.com/michelin-pilot-exalto-a-s-tire-195-65r15/p-09579843000P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=L4
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By ab1945
If you really want the car you should make a...

If you really want the car you should make a better offer. I see you live in Phoenix and with your climate that car should easily run another 100k miles and last many years if you take care of it....
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