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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
1 QT short of a full oil change? ;)

1 QT short of a full oil change? ;)
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By petemo94
Cant tell from the packaging but it almost looks...

Cant tell from the packaging but it almost looks like this could be for a vinyl top and not a fabric top. I doubt the Camaro shown in the picture came with a fabric top.

But if you do decide to...
Forum: Southeast 06-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,240
Achtung: NC bimmers
Views: 111,160
Posted By petemo94
Try this guy too. He's a master BMW mechanic....

Try this guy too. He's a master BMW mechanic. Young but experienced. Tell him Pete sent you to him (nothing in it for me), just trying to help this guy out.

Jon Hinrichs
EuroTech-RTP
Suite L...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By petemo94
+1 for 303 products. Boaters swear by it. Also...

+1 for 303 products. Boaters swear by it. Also there's the 303 Fabric protectant for the top and 303 for the interior.

Just ordered myself a 32oz container of it
Forum: Southeast 05-31-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,240
Achtung: NC bimmers
Views: 111,160
Posted By petemo94
Within driving distance of J-Ville. Try this shop...

Within driving distance of J-Ville. Try this shop who is an Indy and young gun who is a BMW master mechanic.

Tell him Pete sent you there. Nothing in it for me. Just want him to succeed.
...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By petemo94
I had the same rattle. Check your battery. Lift...

I had the same rattle. Check your battery. Lift it slightly and drop it. If that sounds familiar then make sure it's tied in correctly to the cage. It could be that screw/holder that rattles on you....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By petemo94
My Wahler lasted 11 months. Developed a slow...

My Wahler lasted 11 months. Developed a slow leak. ECS Tuning replaced it with a Behr, free of charge. Hope this one lasts the normal 50-70k miles. Frustrating to have to repair these plastic parts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By petemo94
Think about the foam. It's totally worthless. ...

Think about the foam. It's totally worthless.

Your car sits in the cold overnight and It's 5 below. Do you think that foam will help you one bit when you start the car up in the morning after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 969
Posted By petemo94
Get a smart phone app (I have obd-fusion) for...

Get a smart phone app (I have obd-fusion) for $10, get a wifi transmitter (check amazon) for $23 and save yourself $300.

Monitors many parameters but coolant temp is key!
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 234,015
Posted By petemo94
Clay bar + Collinite = best way to keep your ride...

Clay bar + Collinite = best way to keep your ride in top-condition. Especially with all of that snow and salt in your area.

Also buy some Aerospace 303 FABRIC top protectant and you'll see water...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
I don't feel any degradation in these pads .vs....

I don't feel any degradation in these pads .vs. OEM. But then I didnt do a performance brake test prior to changing them out.

But the amount of embedded dust that came out from everywhere on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
New Rear brakes and rotors: Zimmerman coated...

New Rear brakes and rotors: Zimmerman coated rotors, Akebono pads, ABS sensor. Paid around $175 for the parts.

Just got off the phone with the closest dealer. They wanted $670 to do the same....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By petemo94
Think about it. Imagine your car sitting in...

Think about it. Imagine your car sitting in 0-degree temperatures overnight, for 12 hours. Do you think that insulation will do a darn thing in those temps? You think the CCV hoses will be kept warm...
Forum: Southeast 03-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By petemo94
NC: Shop Just opened Up serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham areas

Folks

I found a great guy who just opened a shop in downtown Cary, called EuroTech-RTP. He specializes in BMW, Audi, Mini, VW and Mercedes.

Hes a small-business owner looking to establish his...
Forum: Southeast 03-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,240
Achtung: NC bimmers
Views: 111,160
Posted By petemo94
A number of things come to mind, in likely order...

A number of things come to mind, in likely order of it occurring:

1 of 3 pulleys starting to come to an end (CHEAP)
Possible water pump bearings starting to go bad (LESS CHEAP)
Alternator...
Forum: Southeast 03-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,240
Achtung: NC bimmers
Views: 111,160
Posted By petemo94
New BMW Shop Serving Cary, Raleigh, Durham area

Folks

I found a great guy who just opened a shop in downtown Cary, called EuroTech-RTP. He specializes in BMW, Audi, Mini, VW and Mercedes.

Hes a small-business owner looking to establish his...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-27-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By petemo94
Impressive info Klaus. This is a great source of...

Impressive info Klaus. This is a great source of reference.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
Got the hoses and cooling kit from ECS Tuning....

Got the hoses and cooling kit from ECS Tuning. Brand name was "Gates" I believe. Made in Turkey.

Had the Wahler thermostat fail after 11 months. Sprung a hole near the electrical connection....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
Replaced upper radiator hose. Sprung a pin hole...

Replaced upper radiator hose. Sprung a pin hole leak somehow. Was only 12 months old. Frustrating. Bled the system, believe I got it right. Took it for a test drive and then the dash goes - BEEP!
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
I'm of the same mindset. Find one owner cars with...

I'm of the same mindset. Find one owner cars with maintenance records and give it a complete makeover. Then enjoy the peace of mind you have a great DD for a fraction of the price.

I'm now of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,181
Posted By petemo94
I replaced all parts in the cooling system EXCEPT...

I replaced all parts in the cooling system EXCEPT the radiator. The car is a 2004 325Cic with 68K miles. I'm hoping I can get at least 120K from the radiator.

So depending on your mileage, you may...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
How many miles and how many years on your car...

How many miles and how many years on your car before these hoses failed?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28,432
Views: 2,114,416
Posted By petemo94
First one on the new lift - Indy in Cary, NC:...

First one on the new lift - Indy in Cary, NC: EuroTechRTP.com (http://eurotechrtp.com/)

http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz333/petemo94/ee571469-010c-4029-aae3-3eb31e058a8c.jpg...
Forum: Test Board 02-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 309
Posted By petemo94
brightened: ...

brightened:

http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz333/petemo94/ee571469-010c-4029-aae3-3eb31e058a8c.jpg...
Forum: Test Board 02-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 309
Posted By petemo94
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photobucket: http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz333/petemo94/EuroTechRtp-Bay.jpg

photobucket: IMG code: http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz333/petemo94/EuroTechRtp-Bay.jpg...
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