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Forum: E46 Convertible 02-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By barnowl
I have a 2005 330Cic with 59k and recent failures...

I have a 2005 330Cic with 59k and recent failures include Control Arm Bushings and VANOS seals.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,359
Posted By barnowl
Just like your refrigerator, an open box of...

Just like your refrigerator, an open box of baking soda helps. I usually put some in a cup and leave it in a cup holder. Seems to absorb a lot of moisture and smell
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-23-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,816
Posted By barnowl
Wal Mart - $77 and the case is identical to the...

Wal Mart - $77 and the case is identical to the original.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By barnowl
Anybody have the new brake pad (not rotor)...

Anybody have the new brake pad (not rotor) thickness? Had my car in for service and dealer measured 4.5mm rear and 11mm front. How many mm did I start with? Trying to gauge how much is left.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By barnowl
Dealer had my car for two days and said it was a...

Dealer had my car for two days and said it was a DME problem not covered by the cpo warranty. Took it to another dealer and within an hour of dropping the car off called and said it was a vanos...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,689
Posted By barnowl
Look on ebay for a disc that is one or two...

Look on ebay for a disc that is one or two revisions out of date - say a 2009 version. They are usually a lot less than a new one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 126,894
Posted By barnowl
Installed the Wal Mart battery in my 2005 330ci...

Installed the Wal Mart battery in my 2005 330ci Convertible and found it to be an exact fit - even down to the vent hose hole. The red cap over the positive terminal fits in the proper spot as well. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,205
Posted By barnowl
Best way to feel it is second gear, about 3/4 to...

Best way to feel it is second gear, about 3/4 to full throttle. At around 4000+ RPM it feels like the engine hits a dead spot
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,205
Posted By barnowl
My 2005 330cic has this problem. Has anyone tried...

My 2005 330cic has this problem. Has anyone tried installing performance software such as a shark injector to correct it? If I'm going to pay for an update I might as well get a high performance one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By barnowl
I have a convertbile in Chicago and it is...

I have a convertbile in Chicago and it is wonderful. Not sure the hardtop is that great of an investment. I have one and don't think it makes the car any warmer than the soft top. It seems to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By barnowl
4000 RPM Hesitation

My 2005 330Cic/6-speed hesitates at around 4000 RPM under moderate to heavy acceleration. Had the car in for service last week and told the dealer to look at it. They eventually found the software...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,700
Posted By barnowl
OEM mats are one of the few things that are...

OEM mats are one of the few things that are better and less expensive than aftermarket. Rubber set for winter, carpet for summer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By barnowl
The problem is the disconnect between BMW...

The problem is the disconnect between BMW advertising CPO cars as "perfect" and dealers not exactly checking them out as well as the ads say. My CPO BMW was a quart low on oil and had a bad...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,684
Posted By barnowl
I think it depends on your insurance company. I...

I think it depends on your insurance company. I wrecked my 11+ year old, 115k 528i a lot worse (entire front clip) and they fixed it. Car was realistically worth $5 - 6k. Damage was $6500. They...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By barnowl
Mine does the same thing - dealer replaced...

Mine does the same thing - dealer replaced tensioners and no change. I bought a can of spray "belt squeal" stuff at pep boys and it went away.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,756
Posted By barnowl
Black/grey BMW interiors have looked cheap for...

Black/grey BMW interiors have looked cheap for years.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,085
Posted By barnowl
My '05 330ciC 6-speed will definitely get up and...

My '05 330ciC 6-speed will definitely get up and boogie. All the MILF's love riding in it. Unless you have a lot of wide open spaces the extra expense of an M3 is a waste.
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 12-05-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,310
Posted By barnowl
BMW Coupes (convertibles too - obviously) have...

BMW Coupes (convertibles too - obviously) have MUCH better resale value. A driven into the ground beater coupe will fetch more than a similar sedan. The front seat legroom is better in a coupe if...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-07-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By barnowl
Convertible hardtop light problem

Bought a used hardtop for my 2005 330cic and put in the install kit. Now with the top installed the interior lights will not go out. If I remove the top everything goes back to normal. Is some...
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