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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,689
Posted By speedlaw
Ya gotta be picky

I use both. Sometimes the dealer is easier, but my suspension is Bilstein, the RTAB are M3, the upper shock mounts the ECS ring with the Convertible euro OE shock mount, and the Lower control arms...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,776
Posted By speedlaw
In 2003 I special ordered my 330i with Sport...

In 2003 I special ordered my 330i with Sport Package and cloth seats. I got the anthracite black interior. The cloth is nearly indestructable, with limited wear even on the driver's seat. I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 33,717
Posted By speedlaw
Great post ! my 300k, ZSP 330i Manual approves...

Great post ! my 300k, ZSP 330i Manual approves !!!

Oh, and I've replaced most of those bits...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,689
Posted By speedlaw
2003 330i, hit 300k last week (10/5/13). Old...

2003 330i, hit 300k last week (10/5/13). Old School Maint, oil changes every 7.5k with Mob 1 euro formula.

Have replaced most of the usual suspects, the DIY I've learned here is great. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,957
Posted By speedlaw
Sexy but...

You have correctly chosen the right car, so good that Caddy and others use it to benchmark "what a car should be". Even the F30 feels like an e46 with a bit of novocain.

Now, the problem is that...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By speedlaw
Replace with Bilsteins. While you are there,...

Replace with Bilsteins. While you are there, FCAB and sway bar bushings are a few bolts away-the problem is that once you fix one thing on an #E46, the forces will move to the next weakest link-and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By speedlaw
I'll wave at you on my return trip....290,000,...

I'll wave at you on my return trip....290,000, 2003 330i.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By speedlaw
My test is when I walk into a parking lot, if I...

My test is when I walk into a parking lot, if I could take ANY car parked in it, which would I want ? Usually my E46 wins, unless someone's dropped by with a GT 40 or e90 M3.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By speedlaw
Easy

I didn't bother with the zip ties. The regulator was $190 at the stealer and the only odd tool you will need is an 8mm thin wall socket for the window bolts. I didn't want to re do the job. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,811
Posted By speedlaw
Dude, you are my new hero. I only have 290k on...

Dude, you are my new hero. I only have 290k on my 2003, and I use the Mobil One 0W40 Euro formula. I aim for 5000 miles but get to it at 7-8000. I use a quart every 1000 like clockwork, and have...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 09-03-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By speedlaw
bluetooth module

What happened to the rest of the car ? My mediabridge just died so I'm interested. pm me or info@speedlaw.net

Thanks,
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By speedlaw
Mediabridge 1500 bluetooth only dies >>> Help

December of 2010 I installed a Mediabridge 1500 in my 2003 e46 (nav). It worked mostly fine until last month.

Spent quality time with the car today. Upgraded the FW in the Mediabridge...no help....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,010
Posted By speedlaw
Zimmerman rotors, and Mintex OE replacement pads....

Zimmerman rotors, and Mintex OE replacement pads. I've 285K on the car, and this is OE=without issues or rotor warps. Arizona Autohaus. They dust a bit but if you wash your cars as much as I do,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By speedlaw
Caddy ATS used the e46 as a benchmark

I was reading some tests of the new Cadillac ATS. What impressed me was that Caddy decided to use the e46 as the benchmark car. :clap:

Now, we all know it has been out of production since 2005. ...
Forum: Interior 03-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By speedlaw
still have it ?

interested here in NY if price includes shipping.

please advise.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-29-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,935
Posted By speedlaw
Briarcliff Manor, NY

I notice that "Briarcliff Classic & Imported", just off 9A in Briarcliff Manor, NY isn't noted here. This is a great shop with a niche practice...he fixes all sorts of unusual cars, the sort of odd...
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By speedlaw
Wrongo ! If you live in your car, as I do, you...

Wrongo ! If you live in your car, as I do, you appreciate the quality. I drive from town to town fighting traffic tickets...some days are 150-200 miles, and the record is 400 miles. I now have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By speedlaw
i go 270k on my car, cats are OK. I do make it a...

i go 270k on my car, cats are OK. I do make it a point to run the car wfo in a few spots I know, long up hills where you can get into it and hold it for a few minutes......
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,255
Posted By speedlaw
I've seen too many of these cars "riced up". ...

I've seen too many of these cars "riced up". Most mods decrease the OE performance in the real world, save those few with forced induction.

What amazes me about the E46 was I spent a week this...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 01-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,097
Posted By speedlaw
jealously

I always thought that the other guy was jealous....I can't think of any other car commercial where they competitors car gets so much screen time.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,462
Posted By speedlaw
I've 270k on my 2003 330i. Watch the parts and...

I've 270k on my 2003 330i. Watch the parts and replace as they wear out. If I replaced things according to the internet I'd be on my fifth water pump....Mobil 1 Oil every 5-7k, diff and trans oil...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 11-15-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,911
Posted By speedlaw
yup

I have an AWD Acura MDX. On all (no) seasons it will sometimes get underway easier than the RWD 330i with snows. The other 99% of the time the RWD car is better at steering and stopping. I've taken...
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 151,154
Posted By speedlaw
Thanks guys

Hmmm my 03 330i sedan had this done DIY by me on both sides, after each dimmed. I even got fresh bulbs and suddenly the back os the car brightened up. Does this mean I've voided my warranty :rofl: ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,364
Posted By speedlaw
03 330i. 137 indicated, meaning 128 without...

03 330i. 137 indicated, meaning 128 without speedo error. soft cutoff, car simply does not go faster-no drama. Montana.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By speedlaw
Read the shop manual. Look online for...

Read the shop manual.

Look online for DIY-and youtube. watch them.

Take photos (along with your baggie and sharpie)

I've done a lot of DIY in 251k, but the above saved me with RTAB. I...
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