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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 12-01-2010, 08:55 AM   #61
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For my top, I use the stuff from BMW Soft Top Cleaner and BMW Soft Top Repellent about twice a year. Not too expensive, repels water and my top looks awesome after 10 years (officially, this month!)




as far as the batwings are concerned, they aren't too hard to replace. You really should use a heat gun to "unglue" the old ones from the headliner. This will ensure that you don't rip the backing from the headliner material. Get some 3M Fast Tack Trim Adhesive 08031 to glue the headliner material to the sides of the batwings. Leave the top down for a few hours to let the glue cure and you're good to go!

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:24 AM   #62
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:23 PM   #63
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Since we don't have a place to hang out, let's use this for all our questions, info, and vert related topics just until we get our own sub-forum.




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My name is Gabe, and I have a vert.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:32 PM   #64
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:18 PM   #65
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I too love my non-lettered windscreen. I actually think it looks good on the car.

One thing I came across over time however, was that a good breeze or at times passing a big truck could knock my windscreen into the down position while I was driving. I found this little DIY to keep that from happening.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=209456
Great tip, but I've never had that happen with mine. Hmmm. John
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #66
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I just bought a wind deflector and I love it. If I roll up the windows a little and turn on the heat I can drive with the top down in 45 degrees and not get cold. I also got it brand new for a super bargin price of $112 shipped on Ebay
Great price! Mine was closer to $200, but I don't recall. Used, but in perfect condition, with the carrying case. Windows up, seat heaters on, wind screen, heat on... Maybe I could take 50 degrees. :-)
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:06 AM   #67
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OK, I'll throw out a question:

Parking the car for the winter, is it better for the soft-top to leave it up, or down in the recess (with the hardtop in place) ? I have a hoist but it's not a stellar design, I can get the hardtop on/off myself but it's a minor PITA; I like to ride with the hardtop on in the late fall and early spring, but didn't bother to take it off to put the soft-top up for winter parking ast year. I feel like either way is bad for the top (up = fully stretched/torqued, down = stuff gets pinched) but not sure which way is worse to leave it. My top doesn't seem to have suffered in any way from being down all winter last year. Since the car came with the hardtop (from factory), snow tires, and mudflaps, I'm guessing prior owners drove it in the winter and left the hardtop on all winter.

Fortunately my top has never given me any issues.

Oh, and for reference, a video of my Reinhold module in action. [A second triple-unlock would have rolled the windows down after putting the top down]

If youre parking your car for the winter and not driving it I would suggest leaving the hardtop off and leaving the soft top up. I parked my car once for the winter with the hardtop on (6 months) and I never fully got rid of the wrinkes/creases in my soft top. Other convertible owners who used hardtops noticed the same thing. If you dont have to leave your hardtop on, then dont do it. If you want to pull the car out on a winter day for a quick spin then go ahead and slap it on and take it off after youre done driving. I wouldnt recommend leaving it on for months straight though.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:50 AM   #68
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M00P what color is your car? I like it.

(Mine is CB but yours looks different)
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #69
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M00P what color is your car? I like it.

(Mine is CB but yours looks different)
Looks mystic blue


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Old 12-02-2010, 11:51 AM   #70
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Gabe, good idea for a sub forum. You guys need your own place. Is the thread just temporary?
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #71
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I use a product called "Ragg Top" on mine. Works great and easy to do.
Would"scotch guard" do the same thing? Do you know if there is something special about Ragg Top? John
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:29 AM   #72
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Does anyone have a DIY on the fluid replacement for the pump?? I'm super worried about it now at 140k mi
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #73
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Does anyone have a DIY on the fluid replacement for the pump?? I'm super worried about it now at 140k mi
are you having problems with it??...if its just a worry and not a problem I dont think its that much to worry about.... car looks good by the way...
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:23 PM   #74
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M00P what color is your car? I like it.

(Mine is CB but yours looks different)
Paint Code 400 - Steel Gray

Thanks! Just stumbled upon the color while searching for a CB Coupe. It was stock 4 months ago when I bought it. It's a money pit now. Ha HA
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I'm digging the verts that are in people's signatures.

They all look good.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #77
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I'm digging the verts that are in people's signatures.

Therefore, I want to sponsor this specific area of the forum, and provide you all with free sets of wheels of your choosing.

They all look good.
So what you are saying is that you want to sponsor this specific area of the forum, and provide us all with free sets of wheels of our choosing?
I would have to say thank you, and yes, we are interested.
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VMR thats wonderful. Ill PM you with my address and wheel seclction.
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are you having problems with it??...if its just a worry and not a problem I dont think its that much to worry about.... car looks good by the way...
Thanks! your car is lookin great too i love that color..

I consider my car the e46fanatics stereotype, it seems like everytime i read about something going wrong with someone's car, mine decides to join in on the fun too. No symptoms of a bad pump though
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