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Forum: E46 Convertible 11-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,642
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Yes, I followed the directions. Oddly enough...

Yes, I followed the directions.
Oddly enough when I first got the car last February it came with a bottle of the official protectant from BMW.
I applied that after I got the car home, cleaned it...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,642
Posted By BuddyBuddy
resurrecting an old thread, but I am having the...

resurrecting an old thread, but I am having the same dismal results with RaggTopp protectant.
my top used to bead a little bit on the sides, but now after following the directions and applying 3...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,067
Posted By BuddyBuddy
A 10-year old battery is going to cause you all...

A 10-year old battery is going to cause you all kinds of problems.
Change that thing. If you wait, you will find that it causes all sorts of symptoms that would not be there if the battery was not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By BuddyBuddy
how long does this thing take to install and then...

how long does this thing take to install and then later stow away?
I'd rather push and hold a button for 30 seconds.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,372
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Blower was erratic or not working when I drove...

Blower was erratic or not working when I drove the car.
When wife drove, it worked fine. So she said there was nothing wrong and it was because the car "liked her" (it is her car).
So I ordered an...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,067
Posted By BuddyBuddy
open the trunk and look for the battery on the...

open the trunk and look for the battery on the right side. See if it is the correct one or some bastard size. Or if it is original (!)
The top makes a few stops on the way up and down, that is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
The cover is held on by 4 clips that work sort of...

The cover is held on by 4 clips that work sort of like zip ties at the end.
They do not appear to be designed to be easily removed and re-attached.
2 of mine were snapped off and I broke another...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,645
Posted By BuddyBuddy
do you hear any noise from the latch when you...

do you hear any noise from the latch when you attempt to open the trunk?
If not, you either have a blown fuse or some other electrical problem that is not allowing power to the latch solenoid.
If...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-25-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By BuddyBuddy
well, here is a pic from the Bentley manual...

well, here is a pic from the Bentley manual showing that removing this is a part of the oil change procedure, and another one from RealOEM.com that shows the opening in the brace, but no actual panel!
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Missing Oil change access plate

I don't know the actual name of this thing.
My 2002 330 Cic has a stiffener plate that runs across the bottom of the engine.
There is an access plate in the center that is removed to access the oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,620
Posted By BuddyBuddy
a little more info?

Symptoms?
Is it stuck down/up, what?
What happens when you press the button to make it work? Do you get a red light? Is the trunk thing in the proper place? (the thing with the handle that you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Here is what my mirror looked like before I...

Here is what my mirror looked like before I "fixed" it.
Note that the casting is what broke, normally this is a solid piece with a hollow portion through the middle of the tube.
UPDATED: The red...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Top Torn, but works fine, problem?

So my top looks OK from the inside, until you notice there is a tear on the interior portion of the top near the top of the rear window.
Tear is on both sides of the top.
Is this where the "bat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
this is what the "fix" looks like

before I also gooped it up with JB Weld
I went through the entire clutch assembly just to make sure it held.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Also, the "fix" locks up the spring-loaded clutch...

Also, the "fix" locks up the spring-loaded clutch in the mirror. The bolts go right through the two plates.
Not sure what good the clutch did in the first place though as the casting broke.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Because whenever I "fix" something, I apparently...

Because whenever I "fix" something, I apparently break something else.

While I had the interior panel off, a white plastic snap fastener dropped out.
No clue where it came from. Panel went back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Ta Da! all bodged! For now. Excellent...

Ta Da! all bodged! For now. Excellent temporary solution for me. The motor part doesn't work anymore so I will be replacing the whole assembly when I find a suitable one. At least it useable and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
here's what I got

can I remove the base without removing the interior panel of the door?
have to go back out to the garage now after reading your post
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,203
Posted By BuddyBuddy
I just got the same problem today. Everything...

I just got the same problem today. Everything intact except it snapped off at the base casting. Do you have to take the mirror and base off to do this?
Is there a take-apart DIY someplace? I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By BuddyBuddy
don't forget this one

cheap and easy to do.
tires go bad too. they don't just wear from road use.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,920
Posted By BuddyBuddy
ethanol not an octane booster? since when?

ooo... "period." end of story!

really? citation please. Love to hear from an authoritative source than Ethanol is not used as an octane booster in gasoline and that it is used as a filler, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,920
Posted By BuddyBuddy
101 is different in Germany than it would be in...

101 is different in Germany than it would be in the USA.
Europe uses ROM only for octane rating, while USA uses ROM + MOT (R+M/2) to get the AKI octane rating seen at the pump.
What that means is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,920
Posted By BuddyBuddy
Although my "testing" over the weekend showed...

Although my "testing" over the weekend showed less than 1% difference between "regular" and "premium" gas, others have pointed out that there are other differences and they are basically correct....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,920
Posted By BuddyBuddy
After running premium on the car doing a run from...

After running premium on the car doing a run from Chicago to Mpls. I let tank run out to just about zero miles, then filled up with Regular. Started check MPG after about 10 miles to make sure any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 232,180
Posted By BuddyBuddy
You did not replace the fuel filter, correct? ...

You did not replace the fuel filter, correct?
You might also want to check the fuel pump relay, could be failing?
Do you have a code reader? If so, any codes?
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