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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,461
Views: 526,997
Posted By ///Mark_D
:clap: I'm only a day late then, lol

:clap:
I'm only a day late then, lol
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,461
Views: 526,997
Posted By ///Mark_D
In before "that'll buff right out"...

In before "that'll buff right out" comment.
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 05-28-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By ///Mark_D
Nobody yet? I don't have any sweet glamour...

Nobody yet?

I don't have any sweet glamour shots of my car, mostly just pictures of how awesomely salty it gets in the winter.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By ///Mark_D
Are you sure it's coming from the wheels and not...

Are you sure it's coming from the wheels and not the driveline? Those stamped aluminum heat shields around the drive shaft / center bearing / U-joints can hold rocks and debris. You could have had...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-27-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By ///Mark_D
According to real OEM your car should have this...

According to real OEM your car should have this part. I would imagine that without it the front end would have a lot more flex to the chassis.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By ///Mark_D
I usually lift the front of the car using the...

I usually lift the front of the car using the reinforcing plate and have never had any issues. I have a foot long section of 2x6 that I put on top of my jack to help distribute the load. I can see...
Forum: Interior 05-20-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By ///Mark_D
I just bought a used one on ebay the other day...

I just bought a used one on ebay the other day that looked pretty good.. I'm guessing you've probably been looking there already but figured I'd mention it just in case you haven't. I paid 60 bucks...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-18-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
One other thing for anyone filling in data... On...

One other thing for anyone filling in data... On the MDecoder site it doesn't show the model year for a particular VIN but the digit in the full VIN just prior to the production code will tell you. ...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
Great feedback on the SSG/SMG cars. I've...

Great feedback on the SSG/SMG cars.

I've updated the VIN Production Codes sheet with "& SSG" below the manual trans heading for the facelift cars.

I think SSG is the proper nomenclature in this...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-18-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=...

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=9079&pictureid=48665
Forum: E46 Touring 05-18-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
Oops, my bad dude. I actually ran yours through a...

Oops, my bad dude. I actually ran yours through a long time ago and entered it on my hard copy of the spreadsheet but haven't uploaded my new batch of PC VIN codes yet. :thumbsup:
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 05-15-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,420
Posted By ///Mark_D
Wow, thanks for the update! Glad to hear it is...

Wow, thanks for the update! Glad to hear it is still on the road and someone is enjoying it.
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 05-15-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,420
Posted By ///Mark_D
Reviving this old thread to comment that this car...

Reviving this old thread to comment that this car was the only RWD Electric red touring w/ sport package and natural brown interior sold in the US. This combo is possibly my ultimate favorite and...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-15-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
As I promised earlier, here's a shared copy of...

As I promised earlier, here's a shared copy of the spreadsheet that everyone is free to download and sort / play around with. If you want to contribute by adding any data please PM me for a link to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By ///Mark_D
I did a quick and dirty rust removal / rust...

I did a quick and dirty rust removal / rust reformer / rustoleum semi gloss black refurb on my sedan last fall when it hit 300,000 miles. I posted a few pics in this thread here (Start at post 11)
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,200
Posted By ///Mark_D
I've had mostly positive experiences with Rock...

I've had mostly positive experiences with Rock Auto so far but luckily I've never had to call customer service to return something or had to deal with damaged parts.

I actually ordered some rear...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-15-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,396
Views: 516,427
Posted By ///Mark_D
That's a good point about the front fenders. It...

That's a good point about the front fenders. It could be that it's just the front half of the car is bad from poor paint work in the past. If the rear end of the car is OK then I could see this being...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-14-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
Yes, thank you so much for your help as well....

Yes, thank you so much for your help as well. It's really awesome that you guys have gotten involved and filled in so much data already. This started out as a random curiosity of mine (and apparently...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
HUGE thanks to malapane who has finished loading...

HUGE thanks to malapane who has finished loading all of the option data into the spreadsheet for the EZ15XXX VINs. These are all the RWD, Manual tourings for 2002-2005 model year for anyone not...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,396
Views: 516,427
Posted By ///Mark_D
The rust would be the main concern for me on this...

The rust would be the main concern for me on this one. It's really hard to tell how bad it is on the rear half of the body but it usually starts at the rear wheel arches, under the rocker panels and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By ///Mark_D
For reference, here's the difference in connector...

For reference, here's the difference in connector types between the early 325i's up to 3/2003 and the later cars. I'm pretty sure everything is electrically the same, but they changed the connector...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By ///Mark_D
I've got a couple on hand, I sent you a PM if...

I've got a couple on hand, I sent you a PM if you're interested. I should have the correct one for a 2002 325i if you an just confirm the PN of the one you've got. Should be 13621432356 up to March...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-05-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
I think on board computer refers to the functions...

I think on board computer refers to the functions on the LH side turn signal stalk and the screen within the gauge cluster. The button on the end of the stalk cycles through outside temp, avg mpg,...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
Well, I guess that proves the VIN decoders have...

Well, I guess that proves the VIN decoders have some errors in the data. I don't think you can argue with the VIN tag on the actual car.

That's pretty epic that your friend owns one of the first...
Forum: E46 Touring 05-01-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,694
Posted By ///Mark_D
Those are all really good questions that I...

Those are all really good questions that I unfortunately don't have the answer to. For everything I've put together so far I've relied completely on MDecoder, so if the info there is inaccurate then...
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