E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 279 votes, 4.77 average.
Old 02-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #16321
Mango
A full five stars, son
 
Mango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 23,224
My Ride: M54B30
Tan interior does not go good with blacked out roof, grills, etc. just doesn't match. the car is nice and classy stock.

as for my e46, removed passenger seat and gave it full treatment. of course cleaned the carpet underneath it. also cleaned every square mm of metal, plastic, and leather possible including on the underside of the seat. lubed gears, etc. also steamed my trunk mat. everything looks factory fresh.
__________________
A lifetime free of problems if you follow my guides
Cooling | Maintenance | Suspension | Vacuum | Supreme Reliability | Details

OVER A MILLION VIEWS
Mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #16322
jM2.me
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 818
My Ride: BMW
Sway bar bushings. Was tempted to throw out SAP
jM2.me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #16323
Five_seveN
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 24,547
My Ride: rover james
Send a message via AIM to Five_seveN
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Tan interior does not go good with blacked out roof, grills, etc. just doesn't match. the car is nice and classy stock.

as for my e46, removed passenger seat and gave it full treatment. of course cleaned the carpet underneath it. also cleaned every square mm of metal, plastic, and leather possible including on the underside of the seat. lubed gears, etc. also steamed my trunk mat. everything looks factory fresh.
was going to post about this...how can you clean the carpeting underneath without removing the seat? is it possible? not so much directly under the seat but in the space between the door and where the track lies. i dont know what to use to get down there
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post
I'm having a hard time imagining any set of responses that ends with anyone expressing admiration for Marshmallow.

Perhaps you should stop responding. It's a no-win for you here. :dunno:
Five_seveN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #16324
Mango
A full five stars, son
 
Mango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 23,224
My Ride: M54B30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Five_seveN View Post
was going to post about this...how can you clean the carpeting underneath without removing the seat? is it possible? not so much directly under the seat but in the space between the door and where the track lies. i dont know what to use to get down there
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
__________________
A lifetime free of problems if you follow my guides
Cooling | Maintenance | Suspension | Vacuum | Supreme Reliability | Details

OVER A MILLION VIEWS
Mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #16325
98bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 583
My Ride: E90 330i, E36 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
Post up pics, all these cleanliness and no proof? haha
__________________
98bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #16326
JZambrano7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Corona,NY
Posts: 1,205
My Ride: 2003 325xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
This I need to do , what will make my seats not squeak?
__________________

-JZ7-
JZambrano7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 10:53 PM   #16327
Schlag96
Slightly Modded ///Member
 
Schlag96's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 824
My Ride: 1999 323i
Yeah removing the seats takes 5 minutes. I did it twice when I was troubleshooting the driver side tensioner. Super easy.
Schlag96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 10:56 PM   #16328
Adionik
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MURICA
Posts: 581
My Ride: Bavarian Panzer
Changed rotors/pads. Extremely easy job.
Adionik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #16329
Xtiananything
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 137
My Ride: '01 330i Mtech1
LED Trunk lights

Took out the LED lights in my old PC and put 'em in my trunk! Hahahaha!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 1.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	106.0 KB
ID:	492349   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 2.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	104.5 KB
ID:	492350  
Xtiananything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #16330
Five_seveN
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 24,547
My Ride: rover james
Send a message via AIM to Five_seveN
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
Damn it, don't want to do that. Knowing my car, something extreme will break when I take it out and I'll never be able to put it back. Most of my car is being held together by glue, tape or copper wire
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post
I'm having a hard time imagining any set of responses that ends with anyone expressing admiration for Marshmallow.

Perhaps you should stop responding. It's a no-win for you here. :dunno:
Five_seveN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #16331
Xtiananything
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 137
My Ride: '01 330i Mtech1
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
I have the same problem with my '01 sports package sedan. my seats squeak? what am i suppose to do after i remove them?
Xtiananything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #16332
Mango
A full five stars, son
 
Mango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 23,224
My Ride: M54B30
I had to study the seats and figure it out for myself. GoingNuts has a guide that puts you in the right direction. I also posted some tips as well a few weeks ago including pics. Search, guys.
__________________
A lifetime free of problems if you follow my guides
Cooling | Maintenance | Suspension | Vacuum | Supreme Reliability | Details

OVER A MILLION VIEWS
Mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #16333
serdar255
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,208
My Ride: '01 325ci / '90 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlag96 View Post
Yeah removing the seats takes 5 minutes. I did it twice when I was troubleshooting the driver side tensioner. Super easy.
How did you fix the tensioner i have the same problem???
__________________

For coding, custom shift knobs, and vinyl stickers: PM me
serdar255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #16334
jbaikw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 61
My Ride: 2000 328i
replaced front dented rim and non matching spare with two rims i bought off craigslist. in due time i will have to refinish the rims, not in the best shape, the po used some hard abrasive compounds to clean the rims. and gave it a nice exterior detailing.
jbaikw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #16335
E46Enthusiast20
Modded ///Member
 
E46Enthusiast20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 684
My Ride: 2008 135i M-Sport
Activated my alarm and activated the euro hazards. Looks baddass.
__________________
RIP little red :(

My hellrot sedan thread.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...382&highlight=
E46Enthusiast20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 01:32 AM   #16336
RKiepper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Linn, Missouri
Posts: 1,579
My Ride: 1999 E46 328I x2
Got back from Oklahoma City a few hours ago... Definitely love the highways down there, I've never been able to set my cruise at 130 for 100 miles.

Made really good time, never saw a cop either.(which was a good thing!) Wish Missouri had those long strait stretches like Oklahoma does.
RKiepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #16337
serdar255
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,208
My Ride: '01 325ci / '90 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Enthusiast20 View Post
Activated my alarm and activated the euro hazards. Looks baddass.
What are euro hazards?
__________________

For coding, custom shift knobs, and vinyl stickers: PM me
serdar255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #16338
serdar255
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,208
My Ride: '01 325ci / '90 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKiepper View Post
Got back from Oklahoma City a few hours ago... Definitely love the highways down there, I've never been able to set my cruise at 130 for 100 miles.

Made really good time, never saw a cop either.(which was a good thing!) Wish Missouri had those long strait stretches like Oklahoma does.
What was your mileage at that speed?
__________________

For coding, custom shift knobs, and vinyl stickers: PM me
serdar255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 02:53 AM   #16339
E46Enthusiast20
Modded ///Member
 
E46Enthusiast20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 684
My Ride: 2008 135i M-Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by serdar255 View Post
What are euro hazards?
They blink twice quickly instead of once.
__________________
RIP little red :(

My hellrot sedan thread.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...382&highlight=
E46Enthusiast20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #16340
Snik
OEM ///Member
 
Snik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Around SJ AFB, NC
Posts: 20,817
My Ride: IR M3 Vert.
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Enthusiast20 View Post
Activated my alarm and activated the euro hazards. Looks baddass.
How did u do that?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohde88 View Post
^^^ do you spend all your free time on two wheels?
______________________________________
The Snikster posted sexy wiminz here
Do you ride a sportbike?
Do you have a question about Jamaica? Ask?
Snik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use