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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,560
Posted By jcns
It seems you don't drive all that much, why are...

It seems you don't drive all that much, why are you spending $thousands to keep it running? If you are paying a mechanic to do the work, maybe they are overcharging you?
Replace your car? Sure, if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By jcns
xmas tree light dash can be sign of a neglected...

xmas tree light dash can be sign of a neglected car. 2002 year model. This car could potentially be a money pit.
I am guessing owner does not have maintenance records. Suspension and cooling...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 01-12-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,194
Posted By jcns
if the auto dealer lobby has anything to do with...

if the auto dealer lobby has anything to do with it, NEVER!!!
Look at Tesla. They have a similar model in many states already, but it's banned from other states where dealers said NO.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By jcns
just out of curiosity, is this a BMW shop (not...

just out of curiosity, is this a BMW shop (not dealer)?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By jcns
if the car overheated or is overheating now, you...

if the car overheated or is overheating now, you should get the head checked.
You may have a cracked head. If the head still is good, and the system is holding coolant, then you may have air in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By jcns
all wear and tear items that need to be regularly...

all wear and tear items that need to be regularly maintained and replaced. The problem is you and not the car.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-09-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By jcns
do you have service records? I am guessing you...

do you have service records?
I am guessing you don't.
If the suspension has not been replaced, it's time for a whole new suspension front and rear.
I replaced mine at around 140k miles and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By jcns
unless you are supercharging or turbo, you will...

unless you are supercharging or turbo, you will be wasting money on more clutch than your car needs. Unless of course, you are getting it cheaper than an OEM clutch for your model.
Your car put out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By jcns
use a voltmeter or the secret menu in the dash,...

use a voltmeter or the secret menu in the dash, it does not matter.
Basically,
with the car running, it should read around 14v and should be somewhat steady + or - .1 or .2volts is fine. Any more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By jcns
try searching the site for this setups and...

try searching the site for this setups and downsides of going with 19.
Buy some extra wheels if you get 19. Plenty of people here have bent them, cracked them. Last time I was in Reno, the streets...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By jcns
before your throw more parts at the problem,...

before your throw more parts at the problem, first figure out what's wrong with it. Unless you hate money, in which case keep buying parts.
How many miles on the car?
Is the maintenance up to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By jcns
car covers are meant to be used indoors. Car...

car covers are meant to be used indoors. Car covers when used outside, the wind can cause scratches. Also the covers can trap moisture.
My only recommendation is that you wax your car for added...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By jcns
questions I would try to answer first if I were...

questions I would try to answer first if I were in your situation.
If I buy an used transmission
can I be sure it had a good life, it was well maintained and does not have a ton of miles?
and
How...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,904
Posted By jcns
you are correct, the seller is responsible for...

you are correct, the seller is responsible for SMOGing the car, unless the buyer gives the seller a pass which is not a good idea unless you know what you are doing. The SMOG test has to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By jcns
Could expand on what kind of problems K&N users...

Could expand on what kind of problems K&N users are denying?

yes, if you overoil the filter it can cause problems. If you install it before the oil had a chance to dry, it will cause problems. It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By jcns
is the rest of engine maintenance up to date?

is the rest of engine maintenance up to date?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,984
Posted By jcns
don't start down this path. You can spend...

don't start down this path.
You can spend $thousands and your car will still be slower than a stock 300i. You want a faster car, sell and buy a 330 or M3.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By jcns
have you tested the battery? have you checked...

have you tested the battery?
have you checked the battery for loose or corroded connections?
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,713
Posted By jcns
reading fail

reading fail
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By jcns
get at PPI from a BMW dealer or BMW shop.

get at PPI from a BMW dealer or BMW shop.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,893
Posted By jcns
if you are in Los Angeles, your profile says so,...

if you are in Los Angeles, your profile says so, good luck passing smog.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,728
Posted By jcns
if you are using an aftermarket windshield,...

if you are using an aftermarket windshield, that's the problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By jcns
agree. 2 months is too soon, unless you bought a...

agree. 2 months is too soon, unless you bought a cheap brand.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By jcns
maybe a coincidence. it sounds like your pump is...

maybe a coincidence. it sounds like your pump is on its last legs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By jcns
we are gonna more info than "acting up" to help...

we are gonna more info than "acting up" to help you.
If you in fact have a dead or failed catalytic converter, this is only the result of something else, another problem.
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