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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Guess I could have looked them up myself. Here...

Guess I could have looked them up myself. Here they are, with wipers and inserts from BMW, Bosch, and others: https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/330Ci?year=2002&e=180&m=20&keywords=wiper
Forum: ///M3 Forum 02-07-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,343
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Thread is TL;DR. But your engine isn't half full...

Thread is TL;DR. But your engine isn't half full of oil, it's halfway down the dipstick. You might be 1.5q low, out of 7q capacity. Top it up with a quality 15/50 and don't worry about it. A...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Weren't those discontinued by BMW a few years...

Weren't those discontinued by BMW a few years ago? Was that just a rumor, or did they get un-discontinued? I hope I saved the original blades...

Though I do HATE screwing with the insert and the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-07-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Yup, like I said, the wheels shown there are what...

Yup, like I said, the wheels shown there are what I have on mine. A taller profile is preferred for snow, which is why the 16" is better than 17", but then you get into problems with our bigger...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Oh, BMW calls that "cover, right." Should be...

Oh, BMW calls that "cover, right." Should be under $30, takes 2 minutes to install. May have come unhooked and dropped out of sight but not missing. Here it is: ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
The Bentley manual shows rivets, same as my E39,...

The Bentley manual shows rivets, same as my E39, but my 02 330 convertible DID NOT have rivets!! It has c-clips that disengage by pushing the trim toward the firewall.

I hope this post isn't too...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-07-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
The steel wheels folks like for snow tires don't...

The steel wheels folks like for snow tires don't fit 330 brakes. For a 325, Tire Rack offers 40+ 16" wheels. For a 330, they have one. That's what's on my 330 that moved from FL to NY last year. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
My 02 330 @ 155k mi is in FAR better shape than...

My 02 330 @ 155k mi is in FAR better shape than that car, with complete F&R suspension overhaul, complete cooling system replacement, AC evap (plus heater core and blower while I was there), fuel...
Forum: Interior 02-06-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Hey, not this car obviously, but did M3...

Hey, not this car obviously, but did M3 convertibles ever have manual seats? If so, would they be rare and expensive, or weird and unwanted? I mean, cuz why try to save weight in a convertible,...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-06-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Pics of the wheels would be awesome.

Pics of the wheels would be awesome.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-06-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I don't have a trade. Would you sell? Is...

I don't have a trade. Would you sell?

Is the spare a 68 also? Does it fit under the trunk liner? Full-size spares FTW!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-06-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Still available? Here's the thing - I'd buy 4...

Still available? Here's the thing - I'd buy 4 GOOD wheels to get the rears I want, but I won't buy bent wheels. Sell rears only?
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
edit: I've seen several people here running style...

edit: I've seen several people here running style 68 square 7.5s. This was my main point but somehow I forgot to type it. :o

I haven't done it _yet_, but several people here have, successfully...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Not a great pic, but it's all I have ...

Not a great pic, but it's all I have

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrbdrwwsqrkbwfwxwksqrwtfqfk,vi/gkbrfgwkxrgdbtrwkgxdqkksbttg/4/32054/8532531/resizedsnowtirepic-vi.jpg



Here's the car's first...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
You have style 45s? Link here: ...

You have style 45s? Link here: http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/45
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
BTW, looks like several of the 16x7" E46 factory...

BTW, looks like several of the 16x7" E46 factory wheels are 47mm offset. I don't feel like doing the math to figure out what spacer you'd need to get a 7" 47mm wheel to fit the same as a 7.5" 35mm...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I have the Tire Rack's recommended 16-inch "Sport...

I have the Tire Rack's recommended 16-inch "Sport Edition" setup for winter tires on my 330. I would have preferred OE 16" wheels but I never even thought about the brakes being bigger - glad I...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 01-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
That's the Hollander interchange number that...

That's the Hollander interchange number that junkyards use. Commonly referred to as style 235.

Edit: BTW, this wheel doesn't show up on the bmw wheel style page I usually look at....
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 01-13-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
how to push a dead X5?

Hey y'all--

A friend on another board posted this question. I don't know the year of the X5. Anyone know the answer?

Thanks!
kevin
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,348
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Lucas, I'm glad you found your problem! ...

Lucas, I'm glad you found your problem!

SOMT, thanks for the poke about the airbag recall. Contrary to BMWNA customer service, www.safercar.gov says my passenger bag is included. Maybe the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,348
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Surprised me too. I said "srsly? Look again...

Surprised me too. I said "srsly? Look again please." Nope. Maybe I'll call again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,348
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
True, but you can call BMWNA or the dealer and...

True, but you can call BMWNA or the dealer and check your VIN against the recall list. My 02 330Ci (built 11/01) was not included in any of the three recalls...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Nothing but normal hand tools and some of those...

Nothing but normal hand tools and some of those plastic Harbor Freight trim removal pry tools. Pretty sure the DIYs detail all the tools you need.

I didn't work on it full-time. IIRC shops quote...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
When you do a dye test and it fails to show a...

When you do a dye test and it fails to show a leak, you know it's the evaporator. Any dye that escapes from the evap will generally remain hidden inside the evap box.

There are good DIYs here...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
My kid's Honda (230K+ mi) uses a quart every...

My kid's Honda (230K+ mi) uses a quart every couple hundred miles. No leaks, yet no smoke. Lucas glop seemed to help a bit, but switching to 15W-40 diesel oil (easy since I have a diesel truck)...
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