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Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,598
Posted By nopcbs
No, it's not

Top extract and fill is, in fact, a recommended oil change method at Mercedes-Benz. It's why I bought an oil extractor for my 2006 E320 CDI years ago. It works fine as long as you do your change with...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-16-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,866
Posted By nopcbs
Answering my own question...

I applied the fix some months back, it worked, and has held up ever since.

- nopcbs
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,866
Posted By nopcbs
I think so

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I think so, it is pretty noisy. In any case, you should try the fix. It is very easy and inexpensive and you want to do it, anyway, for...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-23-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,888
Posted By nopcbs
This is easy

Go find yourself a low miles, great condition 2005 or 2006 M3 vert. Be patient and you can get one with less than 30,000 miles for $25k. Enjoy the heck of it. If you find yourself wanting a V8 M3...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-22-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By nopcbs
interesting

Interesting. Thanks for posting. I had a Top Speed eBay rear muffler on the M3 that I bought that sounded better than any of the three aftermarkets in your post, but the thing was so loud, I replaced...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-22-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By nopcbs
An STi or an EVO or a GTO

I have an E46 M3 vert and any of these are a good alternative if you need a useable back seat. The STi short shift feel makes the M3 shift seem pathetic in comparison and its low end grunt is...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,136
Posted By nopcbs
Cheaper tubing

FYI you ca get the tubing from Pelican Parts for $5/meter plus $6.75 shipping.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-24-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,221
Posted By nopcbs
Details, details...

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Looks like the dealer made a diagonal cut in the weather-stripping to access the channel inside. The weather stripping is hollow...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-24-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,136
Posted By nopcbs
Threading tubing through weather-stripping...

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It appears to be easy to do, once you have the ~7 foot length of red silicone rubber vacuum tubing (or something like it) that the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-24-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By nopcbs
Yes, please...

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...get that stuff off the grills!
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-22-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,136
Posted By nopcbs
E46 convertible top noise abatement

I bought a 2006 E46 M3 last October (2012) and stored it through the winter. Before I stored it I noted significant plastic-sounding rattles with the top up. No noise observed with the top down....
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,866
Posted By nopcbs
Did Rattle #2 "fix" hold up?

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I bought a 26,000 miles 2006 E46 M3 vert last October and am just strarting to drive it. It is nearly noise-free top down, but...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-22-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,221
Posted By nopcbs
Mickey mouse

So, what the bulletin has the service guys do is to cut open the weather stripping on one or both ends and then thread a long piece of fairly stiff plastic tubing through the now-opened hollow of the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,032
Posted By nopcbs
We have no real argument...

...except any car that needs reinforcement to become a convertible was not designed as a convertible. At best, it was designed as a coupe that can be reinforced enough to be an adequate...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,032
Posted By nopcbs
A few answers

OK, mine is a 2006 with 26,000 miles.
Answering your questions:

Do they develop squeaks and rattles and cowl shake?

Mine is solid with the top down, but does have squeaks and a few rattles...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-18-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,032
Posted By nopcbs
Open air driving

Last fall I got the bug to buy a mid-90's Honda Nighthawk 750 motorcycle for a couple of thousand dollars. This idea IMMEDIATELY ran into a brick wall...my wife. She is convinced that I will kill...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-17-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,332
Posted By nopcbs
Pump maintenance?

Is there any kind of maintenance that BMW specifies be done on the SMG that might prevent or delay a failure?

- nopcbs
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-17-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,332
Posted By nopcbs
Oh "bad word"!

We had a nice streak of "no problems" owners and then your post!

But thank you, we do need to hear both sides of the story.

- nopcbs
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,332
Posted By nopcbs
SMG in E46 M3 - threat or menace? An owner poll!

SMG problems have been discussed to death, but so far I have not seen a poll that would give one a feel for how likley an M3 with SMG is to have a BIG PROBLEM. I would love to get a nice clean used...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By nopcbs
Body color painted...

...no question. Chrome is original and good, but everyone has it, Black makes the grills look like two big black holes. Different, but not better. Now body colored, that's different, but tasteful.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,344
Posted By nopcbs
Thanks

You're right.

Thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-29-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By nopcbs
How'd you do it?

How did you get the two grill sections apart to get the old grills off the car and the new ones apart for painint/installation? Those little tabs that hold the sections together look to be a real...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-18-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By nopcbs
I think you are wrong about the...

...shifter, if th STi had the short shift option. The WRX/STi short shifter is MUCH better than the BMW manual six speed shifter which is very long throw in comparison. The standard WRX/STi shifter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By nopcbs
Huh?

Excuse me. You heard the E46 is what kind of model???
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,645
Posted By nopcbs
Prudence

I take it that you were passing him just as he was coming up on a vehicle in front of him and he went into the far left lane to pass that vehicle...except you were already there. This is why it's a...
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