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Forum: Complete Cars - Private 10-30-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rathbone
I'm not that old - that was a joke. Back when...

I'm not that old - that was a joke. Back when E30's were new this was how I identified a real Euro spec car from one that just had the lights and bumpers changed.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-30-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,181
Posted By Rathbone
Ha ha, I guess I've been lucky. I've never seen...

Ha ha, I guess I've been lucky. I've never seen or heard of this ailment before. Thanks for the tip, though!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,181
Posted By Rathbone
Yes, dammit - that's exactly what it was! Do you...

Yes, dammit - that's exactly what it was! Do you know how many local 'experts' didn't know that? Is this something that happens with all E46's or is it just a select few?
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 10-30-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rathbone
:clap: Yes - it's a BMW with no sunroof. I...

:clap:

Yes - it's a BMW with no sunroof. I guess the 'young'uns" don't call them that anymore? :)

Maybe it's different now, but it used to be harder to find one without a sunroof in the U.S. ...
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 10-30-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rathbone
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/6748/ovez.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img189/6748/ovez.jpg
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 10-30-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rathbone
2002 325Ci Slicktop 80K miles Manual Trans, Eurodelivery Blue

Palm Coast, Florida (North East Florida)

I'm the second owner of a 2002 BMW 325Ci (2 door coupe) with about 81K miles. It has a 5 speed manual transmission.

It was originally a European...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-30-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,181
Posted By Rathbone
Key won't turn in the ignition

Sometimes my ignition key won't turn. There doesn't seem to be anything I can do to make it work - pushing it, jiggling it, inserting it slowly, etc. The key cylinder must be bad.

I've been...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-30-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,804
Posted By Rathbone
This is a DIY thread? One post which basically...

This is a DIY thread? One post which basically says 'Fix it' and offers no information or photos? If it's so easy why does it take 2 hours to remove and replace 2 screws?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By Rathbone
My dealer told me $400 for a remote key.

My dealer told me $400 for a remote key.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rathbone
The update on this car is that I haven't been...

The update on this car is that I haven't been able to drive it for a couple weeks. I noticed that sometimes it felt sluggish. It was because the parking brake was dragging. The handle was all of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rathbone
I didn't buy the truck new, it has 265000 on it...

I didn't buy the truck new, it has 265000 on it now. It's also a '99. Congrats though if you've had the luck with your car I have had with that truck you've been really fortunate.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rathbone
It turns out that the belt tensioner shattered....

It turns out that the belt tensioner shattered. (I knew you were all worried about me). Hopefully it didn't take anything out with it when it went.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rathbone
I've only had this car 2 months. I bought it...

I've only had this car 2 months. I bought it because the miles were. Low and everything worked. At this moment I'm sitting here waiting on a tow truck. It threw a belt and got hot. Now I'm really in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rathbone
I wouldn't do it again.

There are people who come to this site before buying a car to find out what to look for and what to avoid so this post is to those people. I know you like BMWs but I wouldn't waste my money on one...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-10-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,480
Posted By Rathbone
My car is doing this. I've noticed sometimes the...

My car is doing this. I've noticed sometimes the key is hard to turn, so I think it might be the ignition switch. But what is an immobilizer, what does it do, and how do I know it isn't that? Thx.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rathbone
I bought a used control panel off this site. It...

I bought a used control panel off this site. It arrived today so I disassembled the dash to find one of the plugs had come out of the back of the control panel. I installed the replacement control...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,245
Posted By Rathbone
I was only getting air through the vents at your...

I was only getting air through the vents at your face, I couldn't defog the windshield - and I didn't know it but the automatic temperature compensation feature wasn't working either. I removed the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rathbone
That sounds like a prospect. Is it this blower...

That sounds like a prospect. Is it this blower you recommend removing?
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987&page=3
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rathbone
Thanks for the bump but all of the cars in that...

Thanks for the bump but all of the cars in that thread had irratic blower speeds. That seems to me like something else completely. In my car air will only blow through the dash vents - not on the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rathbone
HVAC Defroster / Defogger doesn't blow through top vents

Has anyone else had this problem? What did it turn out to be? My HVAC only blows through the dash vents (at face level) it won't blow through the defroster or at the floor reglardless what I do.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 81,764
Posted By Rathbone
Thanks! It looks good! I can't believe you just...

Thanks! It looks good! I can't believe you just found a button the right size for that hole. Nice job.
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 03-16-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Rathbone
If I had to I'd try making my own panel but I've...

If I had to I'd try making my own panel but I've never tried it. I'd like to see it done well so I could see what's involved. Having a textured panel would make a huge difference in how...
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 03-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Rathbone
I have 3 cars and only 1 Valentine 1, so I didn't...

I have 3 cars and only 1 Valentine 1, so I didn't want to hardwire it. I just thought I'd check to see if there were a faceplate of some kind to fit this opening. Thanks for the input.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 81,764
Posted By Rathbone
What does this look like? Is there some kind of...

What does this look like? Is there some kind of faceplate - if so how is it attached? I can handle the wiring, but I want the install to look OEM. I'd like to make something for 2 power outlets...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-16-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 81,764
Posted By Rathbone
Is it just me or is there not one single working...

Is it just me or is there not one single working picture in this whole thread?
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