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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,035
Posted By BobW
Your problem sounds like what was happening to my...

Your problem sounds like what was happening to my wife's Maxima when a ignition coil was starting to go out. It didn't throw a code until weeks later.

Let's all try to be nice here. If your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By BobW
I just used Sybesma's a couple of weeks ago. ...

I just used Sybesma's a couple of weeks ago. Sent mirror in on a Thursday, back by next Tuesday. I live in St. Louis. Highly recommend them. Mirror came back with no indication it was ever apart.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By BobW
Oil filters, esp. on BMW's are very large and...

Oil filters, esp. on BMW's are very large and last a long time. My friend who has been a BMW mechanic for close to 20yrs has always told me not to worry about changing the filter before an oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,969
Posted By BobW
Your right lab rat. The automotive advise...

Your right lab rat. The automotive advise flooding the internet is almost as foolish as the political nonsense from people calling themselves patriots.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,969
Posted By BobW
Does anyone have, verifiable, believable proof?

Does anyone have, verifiable, believable proof?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,969
Posted By BobW
Where in the world are people getting information...

Where in the world are people getting information that oil needs to "break in"? In 50yrs owning sports cars and motorcycles, I never run across a notion that makes less sense.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,187
Posted By BobW
In over 25yrs owning BMW's I've bought 2 OEM...

In over 25yrs owning BMW's I've bought 2 OEM batteries when the originals needed replacement. Why buy anything else? If they cost a little more, you'll forget about it a few weeks later.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By BobW
Where did my gas go?

I did something stupid last night. Returning home, put the car in the garage and got distracted and left the ignition light on for the entire night. The battery was almost dead this morning. I put...
Forum: The Showroom 10-27-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 49,342
Posted By BobW
This is interesting....I just purchased a Sienna...

This is interesting....I just purchased a Sienna Red Fender Stratocaster guitar. I had no idea there was a BMW the same color.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,509
Posted By BobW
keep my E46 or buy a Viper?

Of course!! Get a Viper. While we're talking like vehicles, have you ever considered a Vespa?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By BobW
Save your money and put it towards a newer car.

Save your money and put it towards a newer car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By BobW
Don't repaint unless it really needs it. Unless...

Don't repaint unless it really needs it. Unless it's a show car, I've never seen a repaint that looked good after a year or so. They chip easily, and you'll never top the way it came out of the BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,029
Posted By BobW
It's your 18" wheels. It will still be a stiff...

It's your 18" wheels. It will still be a stiff ride with 17", but acceptable.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,844
Posted By BobW
I retired from a railroad. Over the years the...

I retired from a railroad. Over the years the guys servicing the engines have told me they never change oil, only the filter and an additive package after many, many miles. Believe me, the last...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By BobW
Over the years I've had people try to repair...

Over the years I've had people try to repair chips in several windshields. They have never been satisfactory. Insurance companys will have you try this first at no charge, before they pop for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By BobW
Sad to say, but even a high quality respray will...

Sad to say, but even a high quality respray will readily chip, esp. if you do much freeway driving. It should not fade though.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,582
Posted By BobW
Good God!! That's why I purchased rear wheel...

Good God!! That's why I purchased rear wheel drive and moved to a warmer climate.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By BobW
I went with Pilot Sport A/S Plus after listening...

I went with Pilot Sport A/S Plus after listening to advise from my BMW mechanic friend, and one that works for a company that makes tire balancing, and changing equipment. Michelin is recognized as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,436
Posted By BobW
I purchased my car used, it has a black interior...

I purchased my car used, it has a black interior with wood trim. If I would have had a choice, it probably would have been carbon trim. That said, I think all three options would have been fine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,810
Posted By BobW
We just have a lot of poor drivers. The other...

We just have a lot of poor drivers. The other day I was cut off on my motorcycle. This lady left about two feet between me and her rear bumper as we were going 60mph. When I looked in my rear view...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,969
Posted By BobW
Over the years I have read hundreds of "oil...

Over the years I have read hundreds of "oil change posts" on the BMW auto and motorcycle web sites and also Ducati web sites. I can't remember one person that said "I changed my oil every one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,673
Posted By BobW
I can't say I ever tried Amsoil/Amway, but I hear...

I can't say I ever tried Amsoil/Amway, but I hear their toothpaste and corn flakes are good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By BobW
I know that the GM stuff made the transmission in...

I know that the GM stuff made the transmission in my old Miata shift better, but still not great. Have you tried Redline 75-90? It made my old 325 the best shifting car I ever drove.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By BobW
Get a manual while you can. With modern...

Get a manual while you can. With modern technology, you'll soon be able to get a manual only on a John Deere.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By BobW
No one makes everything easy, do they? It took...

No one makes everything easy, do they? It took less than 1hr to replace the starter in my wife's Maxima, but the oil filter is a mess to get to (my old Miata was even worse). I laugh how easy the...
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