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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36,148
Views: 3,194,647
Posted By ramitchell
Replaced the leather cover on the driver's door...

Replaced the leather cover on the driver's door armrest. It was quite worn and the tan leather was turning the weird blackish/blue - cleaning didn't help. Looks much better now!
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By ramitchell
Yep. E46, E39 and 2002-2006 X5 have been recalled...

Yep. E46, E39 and 2002-2006 X5 have been recalled for driver's side airbag. I received the recall notice last July. Called our local dealer, Hendrick BMW back in September and was put on a 'waiting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By ramitchell
Did this shop indicate what needs to be repaired...

Did this shop indicate what needs to be repaired to clear these codes?

227 and 228 may relate to a vacuum leak and a smoke test would reveal where the leakage is. I would get those cleared up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-01-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By ramitchell
Agree with jd. You need to have a proper...

Agree with jd. You need to have a proper diagnosis to continue with repairs.

If your ABS module is actually failing, do NOT pay the dealer for the repair. There are several vendors that can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By ramitchell
Has anyone in North Carolina had their airbag...

Has anyone in North Carolina had their airbag replaced yet? I called the dealer here in Charlotte several months ago and was told I would be on a 'waiting list'. It seems like a lot of people are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36,148
Views: 3,194,647
Posted By ramitchell
Installed GROM unit in the trunk. Can now use USB...

Installed GROM unit in the trunk. Can now use USB stick or my tablet for music. Nice upgrade! Also installed LED lighting in the trunk and front footwells.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By ramitchell
You mentioned the rotors seem to be wearing...

You mentioned the rotors seem to be wearing unevenly. How about the pads and what brand are they? Usually, steering wheel shudder upon braking is related to fcabs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the club! Since it appears you have...

Welcome to the club!
Since it appears you have a good warranty, I would have a look at the items not covered and think about replacing them such as brakes, filters (air and gas), fluids (engine,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By ramitchell
When that started to occur on mine, it was the...

When that started to occur on mine, it was the front control arm bushings. I know it sounds weird, but I replaced them and the shuddering stopped.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By ramitchell
Thanks for posting with pics! One of the first...

Thanks for posting with pics! One of the first things I did to my 330 when I bought it last year. Of course, I didn't see it when looking at and test driving but the first comment from my son when I...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ramitchell
I have the same model. Wheels are style 68's and...

I have the same model. Wheels are style 68's and are 17" staggered: 7.5 inches front, 8.5 inches rear.
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-15-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By ramitchell
+1 on that! Local dealer wanted $1800 to replace...

+1 on that! Local dealer wanted $1800 to replace the module on my E39. I sent it to Module Masters and it was $350 for a rebuild. I believe others have used a vendor on eBay. AFAIK with a rebuild you...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By ramitchell
If you included the ABS light being on, then I...

If you included the ABS light being on, then I would have suggested having the ABS module checked for failure. There is a chance that in changing tires, some dirt got knocked into the speed sensor or...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By ramitchell
Taylor: Thanks a lot! Tried your suggestion and...

Taylor: Thanks a lot! Tried your suggestion and the top goes up and down just fine. I can't be positive but it looks as though the string at the very end of the batwing failed and somehow the tip...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By ramitchell
Have the brakes been bled? Excessive air in the...

Have the brakes been bled? Excessive air in the system at one corner might do that. I would also suspect a puking caliper. Are any codes being thrown?
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the forum! Took the family often to...

Welcome to the forum! Took the family often to the Lancaster area when I lived in NJ - very nice out there!
Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome to the forum! If you wrench, there's a...

Welcome to the forum! If you wrench, there's a wealth of info here!
Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By ramitchell
Welcome! A lot to offer here especially if you...

Welcome! A lot to offer here especially if you DIY.
Bob
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,153
Posted By ramitchell
Replacement of oil filter housing gasket and oil...

Replacement of oil filter housing gasket and oil pan gasket (not a hugh expense for the parts but a big pain if you DIY) and vanos seals.

Have fun shopping!
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-11-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By ramitchell
Klaus: Thanks for posting that great information!

Klaus: Thanks for posting that great information!
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-07-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By ramitchell
Ok to remove batwing and lower top?

Hey fellow drop-toppers! The title pretty much says it. Taking the advice of the posts regarding the batwings, I inspected them just last month and saw no cracking or signs of stress. Of course, one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By ramitchell
I have an E39 525i and E46 330 CiC. Here's my...

I have an E39 525i and E46 330 CiC. Here's my input fwiw:

1. My E39 does get better mileage not a lot, like 3 or so mpg better. May be do to taller gearing in the diff.
2. When I purchased my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By ramitchell
Have you tried cleaning the MAF? From what you're...

Have you tried cleaning the MAF? From what you're stating, sounds like the MAF is bad or very dirty.

I would have thought that disconnecting the MAF would throw a code though?

Good luck! Bob
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ramitchell
Agreed! These forums have kicked my wrench skills...

Agreed! These forums have kicked my wrench skills up several notches!
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By ramitchell
Very nice! Welcome the land of E46!

Very nice! Welcome the land of E46!
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