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Forum: Complete Cars 10-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By drcollie
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Forum: Complete Cars 09-28-2009, 11:37 PM
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Views: 580
Posted By drcollie
F/S: 2006 BMW 330i (e90) in Metro DC $ 21,500

Totally stock. 33K miles. 6-speed manual transmission. Options over std 330i are Sport Package, Heated Seats, and Leather interior. $ 21,500. BMW factory warranty and maintenance until 07/2010 or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By drcollie
You can do it easily with a baseball bat and a...

You can do it easily with a baseball bat and a little patience. Go slow so you don't crack the paint. Place the bat on top of the tire, leverage UP while you work around the fender area. I've done...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-12-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By drcollie
YES! You need the fan clutch tool and holder, its...

YES! You need the fan clutch tool and holder, its a 32mm wrench. No way around that one (remember too, threads are reversed). Be careful when removing the fan and shroud, many have punctured their...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By drcollie
Known '99 323i issues: 1) Auto Trans subject...

Known '99 323i issues:

1) Auto Trans subject to failure around 100K miles. Expensive to replace, cannot be rebuilt. Two trans in the 323i's depending on production date. GM and ZF, of the two...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By drcollie
You have a bad rear bulb or connector, simple as...

You have a bad rear bulb or connector, simple as that. Sometimes on BMW's the connectors allow you to install a bulb 180 degrees from the way it should go in, then it won't work. Get a new bulb and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By drcollie
If you have a good, firm pedal then you're fine, ...

If you have a good, firm pedal then you're fine,

Brake bleeding is not hard, but you have to get all the air out. The 'buddy pumping the brake pedal' is not the best way.

For a nice, firm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By drcollie
No, you don't need it. Snow, Ice, and...

No, you don't need it.

Snow, Ice, and Autocross or Track days. That's it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By drcollie
EXACTLY!!! Gawd, so many worry warts on this...

EXACTLY!!!

Gawd, so many worry warts on this forum.....sheesh.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By drcollie
Sticky calipers are usually caused by failure to...

Sticky calipers are usually caused by failure to change the brake fluid. Brake fluid attracts water, and that least to rust, and that leads to sticky pucks. Change your brake fluid every 2 years.
...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 03-08-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,659
Posted By drcollie
Here is an example of the "red" color banding you...

Here is an example of the "red" color banding you should see in your intake box. This particular one is in an E36, but its similar to the E46 except the box on the latter has been relocated to dead...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 03-08-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,659
Posted By drcollie
I don't see why? Rob and I are explaining it all...

I don't see why? Rob and I are explaining it all very clearly. Summit needs to pull his intake, flip it upside down and get the color code off it before he does ANY swap-outs.

Once he knows if...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 03-08-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,659
Posted By drcollie
Whoa! Are you sure about that, Rob? I was...

Whoa! Are you sure about that, Rob? I was speaking with Gunnar Hoechst (BMW's Chief Engineer) in Geneva last year about the color-coded intake program and he indicated to me that the White/Blue...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By drcollie
Change the fluid, you'll be fine! ...

Change the fluid, you'll be fine!

BWWHAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

This would be a REALLY good time to trade the car in at a local dealer near you. The next step will be a new tranmission and its...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By drcollie
The key is "no sound coming from any of the...

The key is "no sound coming from any of the speakers".

That's the Amp as long as the head unit is turning on and changing station, etc. When the BMW Amps go bad, they make the speakers sound...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,175
Posted By drcollie
High-performance ignition coils? :excited:...

High-performance ignition coils? :excited: Ahhhh....boy, they sure gotcha on that one.

Use the NGK plugs, they're the best. At 46K miles you don't need to change them. I do mine at 100K, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By drcollie
There is a known problem with the bolt that holds...

There is a known problem with the bolt that holds the oil pump on coming off high-mileage E46 and E36 engines. When the bolt comes off, the pump fails and you destroy your engine. Now for the bad...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By drcollie
No harm in it at all, especially if no one is...

No harm in it at all, especially if no one is stepping on the brakes or turning on the lights while you're soldering! Worst possible case you blow a fuse, big deal.

Duane
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-07-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By drcollie
Most likely your amp in the trunk is shot. Pull...

Most likely your amp in the trunk is shot. Pull the amp, get the BMW Part Number off of it, then watch for a used one here or on Fleabay. Rather expensive as new from the dealer.

I replaced mine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By drcollie
Yes, in that case, you need to tear apart the...

Yes, in that case, you need to tear apart the dash (a big job) and get to the actuator control solenoids. The one that closes the vent to the defroster is not cycling and needs replacement. This is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By drcollie
THIS is correct, The diff mounts are not designed...

THIS is correct, The diff mounts are not designed to support the stress of the car by jacking under it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By drcollie
Why not? I have friends that do this and though...

Why not? I have friends that do this and though the pay is good, its very high stress. Be prepared for that.

Suggestion # 1: Don't refer to your prospective employer as the 'stealer'. Email and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By drcollie
Easy. There's a dial in the center outlet dash...

Easy. There's a dial in the center outlet dash that you can move to the blue (cold) or the red (Hot) which operates independently of the rest of the vent system. All BMW's have had that for years. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By drcollie
Its almost certainly coil paks. When you...

Its almost certainly coil paks. When you replaced the plugs, you wiggled them enough to get the shorts out. Bad plugs don't perform like that, and even at 100K miles plugs won't do that....but bad...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By drcollie
I'll ask Jim, he's a friend of mine. You can't...

I'll ask Jim, he's a friend of mine. You can't beat going to the source.
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