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Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-06-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By daleatty
Seems the problem is licked. indi shop seems to...

Seems the problem is licked. indi shop seems to have determined that the security system was drawing power. two weeks after picking the car up for umpteenth time, all seems well. That was usually...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By daleatty
Angry Electrical gremlim in the M

FOr past six months I have had continual problem with electrical system. After years of no real problems at all, now car's battery will not rertain a charge more than a week or 2. First replaced...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 01-19-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By daleatty
Ditto to all replies so far reference need for...

Ditto to all replies so far reference need for inspections. Also, that year car needed a rod end bearing repair/recall. Very important. If not done, previous owners didn't take care of the car. Which...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By daleatty
I had inspection II done 18 months ago; then...

I had inspection II done 18 months ago; then passed 50K miles about 2 months ago. I would think no need to replace water pump and some of things you mention. Just keep up with scheduled maintanance...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By daleatty
some cars develop squeaks. Mine has not.

some cars develop squeaks. Mine has not.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,043
Posted By daleatty
. gender - Male 2. age - 61 3. why are you...

. gender - Male
2. age - 61
3. why are you attracted physically/emotionally to the M3? style, handling, more power than regular E46 models.
4. is the price of the car both brand new and used...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-31-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By daleatty
Should always get a prepurchase inspection on...

Should always get a prepurchase inspection on these cars before committing unless you know it driving history. Also notice the German license plate; I assume this is US spec car?
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By daleatty
Get the M. I have had mine 4 years; added about...

Get the M. I have had mine 4 years; added about 14Kmiles to the 38K on it at purchase. So, not a daily driver but used often enough to enjoy it. Maintenance has not been over the top. I did have a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By daleatty
I bought once on-line. Next time at a dealer. Was...

I bought once on-line. Next time at a dealer. Was cheaper at dealer because of shipping.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By daleatty
Auto Zone has the same battery, a lot less than...

Auto Zone has the same battery, a lot less than dealer (OEM), and will install it. You will need to reset your radio.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By daleatty
I have never been a fan of cinnamon; does seem...

I have never been a fan of cinnamon; does seem sort of orange. But like another post said - I am in the minority. If you like it, get it. You will find one eventually.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-30-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,765
Posted By daleatty
Recommend you stay with the TWS.

Recommend you stay with the TWS.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-18-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,156
Posted By daleatty
Although not a style modification - don't forget...

Although not a style modification - don't forget that the early models (01's to some 03's) had rod end bearing recalls. If you pick an earlier model you need to know this was done.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-15-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,834
Posted By daleatty
I paid around $750 at dealership in Florida last...

I paid around $750 at dealership in Florida last summer.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 01-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 58,333
Posted By daleatty
I have heard all the arguments both for and...

I have heard all the arguments both for and against coups and verts... I have had my vert for 4 years and wouldn't change. Living in the South helps as I can drive it all year long with the top down.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-02-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By daleatty
I would not trade in my vert either. Maybe a...

I would not trade in my vert either. Maybe a benefit of where I live, but I rarely drive it with top up. As far as handling, I am sure you may be right about the extra stiffness, but I have never...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,159
Posted By daleatty
I have had my M for 3 1/2 years. Maintenance has...

I have had my M for 3 1/2 years. Maintenance has not been over the top. I did have to replace a radio and amp that crapped out but that was unusual. I had to replace the rear view mirror which is...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By daleatty
May be at the high end for cost but not over the...

May be at the high end for cost but not over the top. But if ppi and dealer check on VIN work out, worth driving and negotiating price down a bit.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By daleatty
Scarry. I have mine checked first by an indy (who...

Scarry. I have mine checked first by an indy (who said all clear) and then by a dealer (who said same thing).
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,958
Posted By daleatty
I love my e46 but I am not sure I would trade in...

I love my e46 but I am not sure I would trade in the newer car. As some folks have said - warrantees, newer technology, etc.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,503
Posted By daleatty
I;ve been watching these threads for several...

I;ve been watching these threads for several years about mirror problems. I bought mine 03 in 07. When I picked it up I noticed weird shape along bottom of mirror, thought little of it until I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-16-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By daleatty
Seems to be common. I have one tire that loses a...

Seems to be common. I have one tire that loses a few pounds over a couple of weeks and that is enough to set it off. So, reconfirm tire presures and reset.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-22-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,794
Posted By daleatty
I was where you are, but 3 years ago, looking and...

I was where you are, but 3 years ago, looking and reading up in possible cars. Decided against SMG for same reasons always discussed - and focused only on 6mt. I know lots of owners like the SMG...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-18-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By daleatty
Added another vote.

Added another vote.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,673
Posted By daleatty
Not a DD. Mostly weekends and trips to the beach.

Not a DD. Mostly weekends and trips to the beach.
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