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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 10:56:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I'm sorry what does your girlfriend have to do...

I'm sorry what does your girlfriend have to do with this story? You were tracking your car, HARD, and you blew the clutch. It sounds pretty straight forward to me. If you can't pay, don't play.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 11:15:34 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
I hear you Jhandjob1 but you still haven't shown...

I hear you Jhandjob1 but you still haven't shown me proof of a manufacturer defect.

Jhandjob1, you are an internet mosquito, now buzz off....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 03:20:28 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Well, Jhandjob1 if you actually presented some...

Well, Jhandjob1 if you actually presented some logic instead of high school level rants I might be more inclined to listen to your arguments. But since you can't......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 03:00:04 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Maybe you need to read the definition of...

Maybe you need to read the definition of empirical. Your experience falls under anecdotal. One man's experience does not provide proof of a model specific defect.



I obviously know very little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 02:20:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,594
Posted By chicane
It looks like that is exactly what they gave...

It looks like that is exactly what they gave you.........
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 01:30:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,999
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Enjoy the redneck ride. Mustang forum is THAT way...

Enjoy the redneck ride. Mustang forum is THAT way ----->
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 11:23:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,223
Posted By chicane
Exclamation IT'S A CAR! Be glad you or no one else were...

IT'S A CAR! Be glad you or no one else were injured or worse. You act like you just lost your mother.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 11:34:08 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation First, I would not call 12% of respondents to an...

First, I would not call 12% of respondents to an M3forum poll many. The vast majority of M3 owners do not belong to this forum so you are getting a subset of a subset. And I would further say that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 03:08:11 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I'm angry?.....Ummm, .....yeah. There is...

I'm angry?.....Ummm, .....yeah.

There is nothing logical about a bunch of guys ranting about a variable vale timing system that they know next to nothing about.

There is also nothing empirical...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 02:53:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,305
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Real tight? Or torqued to spec? Are you saying...

Real tight? Or torqued to spec? Are you saying the lobes are not facing each other at TDC or your own reference lines are not matching up at TDC? The VANOS is really not something people should be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 12:52:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I am. This poll amounts to squat. It proves...

I am. This poll amounts to squat. It proves nothing. I see no trend pointing toward massive catastrophic VANOS failure for our vehicles. The only defect is with certain owners.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 12:50:26 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
And I to am glad you think your smart-a$$...

And I to am glad you think your smart-a$$ comments add value to this forum...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 04:15:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
First, as this is a completely non-scientific...

First, as this is a completely non-scientific poll no one should glean anything from this. How you structure a question in a poll is everything. The two questions that need to be asked are:

1. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 04:05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,442
Posted By chicane
I wouldn't. It's a fuking joke. They just stick a...

I wouldn't. It's a fuking joke. They just stick a flashlight up there? Sh!t I can do that.
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sat, Aug-21-2010, 01:48:19 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 256,532
Posted By chicane
Exclamation First, when dong ANY engine work like this you...

First, when dong ANY engine work like this you should disconnect the negative battery terminal BEFORE starting work. I don't believe this was mentioned in the DIY. If you are stepping away from the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 12:05:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,442
Posted By chicane
Exclamation You've got to be kidding me. This is a joke...

You've got to be kidding me. This is a joke right? How can NA call this an inspection when most of the cracks are only visible with the subframe off. Un-fuking believable. I might as well do what...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 03:05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Have you checked your alternator? You know that...

Have you checked your alternator? You know that little "spinning thingy" that charges your battery? And has anyone noticed a surge in "My car just died threads"?




That is not a proper...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-20-2010, 11:26:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,827
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Good stuff.

Good stuff.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 10:17:21 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Good advice. Now let's look at why you are so...

Good advice. Now let's look at why you are so insistent that there is some manufacturer defect while having ZERO PROOF of said defect....

I agree, I said they should have put the VANOS as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 10:07:00 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
EENNNGG...wrong. It most certainly is. Just...

EENNNGG...wrong. It most certainly is. Just because there isn't a drain plug doesn't mean you don't drain it. Not to long ago power steering reservoirs had replaceable filters.




Yes, I just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 11:13:50 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation :lolhit: It's a filter and it was meant to be...

:lolhit: It's a filter and it was meant to be changed. AS ALL FILTERS are. Filters get clogged and O-rings go bad, not hard to figure that one out. BMW also recommends 15K oil changes. If anything...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 02:45:00 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation That just is not true. There are maintenance...

That just is not true. There are maintenance issues with VANOS. Oil is one there is also a service kit:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-S54_3.2L/Maintenance/Engine/Vanos/ES1892456/

So to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 02:37:38 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation My guess would be drivers who run their cars hard...

My guess would be drivers who run their cars hard and do not maintain them. That would easily account for 11-12%.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-14-2010, 02:22:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,248
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Forget the Peake tool get a friend who has...

Forget the Peake tool get a friend who has AutoEnginuity and run a full diagnostic, it will also pull up history. Without a diagnostic you are just pi$$ing in the dark.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-13-2010, 08:59:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Clearly from the results of this poll they are a...

Clearly from the results of this poll they are a non issue....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-12-2010, 10:41:18 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
IF you had VANOS issues post year and mileage....

IF you had VANOS issues post year and mileage. Along with details of the VANOS problems.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 09:55:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,306
Posted By chicane
carbon fibre roof sticker...:lolhit: Either...

carbon fibre roof sticker...:lolhit:

Either get the real deal or go home....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 03:47:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,272
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Of course the dealer is going to say VANOS your...

Of course the dealer is going to say VANOS your car is out of warranty and they are asking you for $5K, surprise, surprise. Have a few more people look at your car before dropping that kind of coin.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 03:44:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,909
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Subscribed. This thread should be stickied so as...

Subscribed. This thread should be stickied so as to keep the paranoia down about the entire "VANOS Issue".
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-10-2010, 03:02:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,514
Posted By chicane
Question Are we still talking about gear oil or condoms?

Are we still talking about gear oil or condoms?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-10-2010, 02:52:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,514
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Amsoil? You are linking to a PDF from...

Amsoil? You are linking to a PDF from Amsoil....:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
Royal Purple makes great tranny and diff oil. I've been running it for years as have about 1/3 of the members here......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-08-2010, 02:50:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By chicane
Bad battery or battery connections ...move along.

Bad battery or battery connections ...move along.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-08-2010, 01:47:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By chicane
Question Why wait?

Why wait?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-08-2010, 01:46:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Then buy a Lexus.

Then buy a Lexus.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-05-2010, 10:24:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By chicane
Exclamation And who does NA fork it to? I'll give you the...

And who does NA fork it to? I'll give you the answer....they fork it back to us in the way of higher car prices, higher parts prices and higher service costs that are passed back down to the dealers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 11:23:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By chicane
What warranty? LOL.

What warranty? LOL.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 02:18:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By chicane
Question Dealerships are in this bushiness to make money,...

Dealerships are in this bushiness to make money, what is in it for them to do a bunch of free work?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 02:16:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Not worth it, trade your car in for a 6 spd....

Not worth it, trade your car in for a 6 spd. [/thread]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 01:55:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,736
Posted By chicane
That's a tad harsh...don't ya think?

That's a tad harsh...don't ya think?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 01:54:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,736
Posted By chicane
Only the guys opening up their VANOS.

Only the guys opening up their VANOS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-04-2010, 01:52:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,333
Posted By chicane
This ^. No need for the drama.

This ^. No need for the drama.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-03-2010, 08:52:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
How do you know that your VANOS is failing? The...

How do you know that your VANOS is failing? The only way to know is to disassemble it, so it looks like you sir are an idiot. And I hope the guys on this forum are not waiting for a VANOS recall or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-03-2010, 11:26:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation It's called anecdotal evidence. Anecdotal. Are...

It's called anecdotal evidence. Anecdotal. Are you a statistician? Have you documented every instance or are you just looking at threads where a guy says 'hey dude my car is making a funny noise to,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-03-2010, 03:06:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Takes one to know one. Coming from another who...

Takes one to know one. Coming from another who doesn't know what they are talking about.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-03-2010, 03:05:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Yes it is. Here it is again for the...

Yes it is. Here it is again for the brain-impaired: There is a problem...it's with a few drivers who either run their cars too hard, do not maintain their cars properly or both. Do you have proof...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-02-2010, 10:54:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I didn't say a problem doesn't exist I said there...

I didn't say a problem doesn't exist I said there is nothing defective about their product....just a few of the drivers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-01-2010, 09:28:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation THIS ^.

THIS ^.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-01-2010, 12:03:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation THIS ^.

THIS ^.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-01-2010, 12:02:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Now you get it.

Now you get it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-01-2010, 12:01:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I do not now nor have I ever worked for BMW. But...

I do not now nor have I ever worked for BMW. But I am knowledgeable about their cars and own quite a few. THe real question is why do haters like yourself continue to OWN a BMW while bad mouthing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-31-2010, 05:00:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Like I said what VANOS breaking? The VANOS system...

Like I said what VANOS breaking? The VANOS system has been around for years with no problems other then a few questionable incidents. Our cars are not the first to implement VANOS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-31-2010, 04:59:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
I'm not banned not where... get your facts...

I'm not banned not where... get your facts straight.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-31-2010, 04:58:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Last time I checked no Federal Judge ruled on any...

Last time I checked no Federal Judge ruled on any "VANOS issue", and no "defect" has been found other than some defective drivers who abuse and neglect their cars.....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-31-2010, 03:22:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Umm, yeah, it's called the statute of limitations...

Umm, yeah, it's called the statute of limitations ...look it up.




Prove that it's defective....my car runs like a top. So do most others that don't treat their car like a beater.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-31-2010, 03:07:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,194
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Address WHAT VANOS thing? These cars are 10 - 6...

Address WHAT VANOS thing? These cars are 10 - 6 years old, even if there was a legit problem (which I don't think there is other than with some of the owners) BMW isn't going to pay for jack sh!t nor...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-17-2009, 12:24:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By chicane
Question Rear control arm and jack placement

Can you create problems by jacking or placing a jack stand under the stock rear control arms?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, May-16-2009, 07:32:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 35,382
Posted By chicane
This isn't the first year, Caddy has been on the...

This isn't the first year, Caddy has been on the up swing for quite a few years now. BMW, I am afraid is on a downslide thanks to Bangle.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, May-16-2009, 04:51:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,522
Posted By chicane
Exclamation 3700 lbs for a coupe is outrageous, the vert is...

3700 lbs for a coupe is outrageous, the vert is 4145 lbs which is ridiculous. A full size Chevy pickup weighs 4971.00 lbs.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-15-2009, 01:58:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chicane
+1 about $750K+. Nice to see it on the road.

+1 about $750K+. Nice to see it on the road.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-15-2009, 01:15:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,515
Posted By chicane
I can't get to this link.

I can't get to this link.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-15-2009, 01:14:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,515
Posted By chicane
Link is broken.

Link is broken.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-15-2009, 01:02:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,890
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I love Fikse's. I think they get way...

I love Fikse's. I think they get way over-shadowed by other wheel manufacturers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2009, 08:58:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By chicane
That happened to me on an upholstery job. I NEVER...

That happened to me on an upholstery job. I NEVER take verbal quotes, NEVER. Always written, unless it is someone I have dealt with time and time again, and even then.....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2009, 08:57:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By chicane
Well they are not suppose to do the work if it's...

Well they are not suppose to do the work if it's over $100 unless they call first (this is customary). Unless, you agree ahead of time to do the work.

I would say that if you just dropped it off...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2009, 02:00:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By chicane
If you asked what the hourly rate was and the man...

If you asked what the hourly rate was and the man hour were, or you simply asked how much it would cost to complete this job I don't see how you can say you got ripped.

If you didn't ask at all,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2009, 11:22:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By chicane
What does this thread have to do with E46 M3's?...

What does this thread have to do with E46 M3's? AND there are 2 of them!
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, May-14-2009, 11:21:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,902
Posted By chicane
It looks like a futuristic tractor.

It looks like a futuristic tractor.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, May-14-2009, 12:57:46 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 35,382
Posted By chicane
Exclamation The V is the real deal. You can't compare these...

The V is the real deal. You can't compare these cars to caddies of 10 years ago. Cadillac is back. I seriously can't believe some of the bone-headed comments made about the V:
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, May-14-2009, 12:17:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By chicane
Exclamation You have to have it federalized, $$$$$$$. OR wait...

You have to have it federalized, $$$$$$$. OR wait 4 more years until the car is 25 years+ old then it is exempt.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-12-2009, 08:54:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,871
Posted By chicane
Exclamation I think they were simply trying to make a point...

I think they were simply trying to make a point not to buy a car that has been heavily modified and/or heavily tracked. And they are very legitimate points. I wouldn't buy a car from hardly anyone on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-12-2009, 08:48:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,086
Posted By chicane
Looks like Europe (euro bumper), and yeah the...

Looks like Europe (euro bumper), and yeah the house looks like the Alps. Anyway I would also say scam. Send NO money!
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, May-12-2009, 08:43:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 58,520
Posted By chicane
Question What did the guy do? Speeding? :lolhit:

What did the guy do? Speeding? :lolhit:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, May-12-2009, 12:47:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By chicane
RRT FTW!!!

RRT FTW!!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-12-2009, 12:46:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By chicane
Exclamation That's a no. They send any warranty parts back to...

That's a no. They send any warranty parts back to the OEM. Although I fail to see why a steering wheel that got gummed up by the previous owner is covered by warranty.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-09-2009, 01:45:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT INFO GUYS! ...

THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT INFO GUYS!

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232798

By the way this is a very easy fix. Simply use a paint can-opener and open the rubber plug in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-07-2009, 10:02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Not all 2001's, I believe the later ones were...

Not all 2001's, I believe the later ones were switched to TWS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-07-2009, 10:01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Never heard of it. It's not that much cheaper...

Never heard of it. It's not that much cheaper than TWS...use TWS.
The reason it was probably closed is that this forum gets at least two threads a week about "What oil should I use or Can I use...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-07-2009, 12:22:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By chicane
So 95's are a bunch of squares that's what you...

So 95's are a bunch of squares that's what you are telling me... :D
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-06-2009, 10:59:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By chicane
Hey, I really appreciate that. But I did see some...

Hey, I really appreciate that. But I did see some pictures of e36 ///M engines with the square oil cap, do you think they changed the cap somewhere in the production run?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-06-2009, 10:47:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By chicane
Question What does the stock Oil cap look like?

What does the stock Oil cap look like for the e36 ///M?

RealOem has what looks like the standard square oil cap but I have a round ///M oil cap like the one on my e46. Does anyone know the answer?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-06-2009, 01:45:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,509
Posted By chicane
:lolhit::laughhard:

:lolhit::laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-06-2009, 12:58:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,509
Posted By chicane
Two words...Photo...shop.

Two words...Photo...shop.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 11:48:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By chicane
Exclamation See... you needed to stop right there ^^^^

See... you needed to stop right there ^^^^
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 09:32:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By chicane
Oh, they have they are just not allowed to talk...

Oh, they have they are just not allowed to talk about it on this forum. And I have to say I agree with that particular rule.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 08:07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,536
Posted By chicane
Now we are in the realm of desirability, I mean...

Now we are in the realm of desirability, I mean how many people actually want to buy a Mondial cab? It's the Ford Escort of the Ferrari world.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 01:04:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,536
Posted By chicane
Exclamation The NCC chapter is, I believe, one of the oldest...

The NCC chapter is, I believe, one of the oldest BMWCCA chapters in the US. There have always been a large number of BMW aficionados there and there is also a lot of money there so yes, there are a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 12:58:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,536
Posted By chicane
Exclamation 80K for an entire run is not common at all. ...

80K for an entire run is not common at all.

Now, to find any complete matching numbers car is considered rare. E46 M3's are now what I would consider exclusive but not rare....yet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2009, 12:22:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By chicane
Royal Purple FTW.

Royal Purple FTW.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-03-2009, 03:30:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By chicane
pics?

pics?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-03-2009, 03:11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By chicane
So true. You also forgot the last of the ///M's...

So true. You also forgot the last of the ///M's to use dipsticks... :D
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-03-2009, 01:27:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Question OK, I think you guys just answered my question....

OK, I think you guys just answered my question. So I need to #1 ( as long as the rubber base is included). Also, what is the best way to replace these?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-03-2009, 01:24:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Question I need the rubber base that Brett has in his...

I need the rubber base that Brett has in his pictures. Now I am asking can I buy these left and right pieces separately of do I have to buy new door handles to get them?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-02-2009, 07:19:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Question OK I only see one part number and a quantity of 2...

OK I only see one part number and a quantity of 2 so that would indicate to me that the rubber base is for both left and right doors.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-02-2009, 07:10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Thanks. Any advice on the DIY?

Thanks. Any advice on the DIY?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-02-2009, 06:09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Exclamation Is there a DIY? So that is the correct part...

Is there a DIY? So that is the correct part number, correct? And I am assuming the same part number for both the left and right doors.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-02-2009, 05:55:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By chicane
Question Rubber base for outside door handle

Is #13 here the rubber base for the exterior door handle:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BG93&mospid=47488&btnr=41_1062&hg=41&fg=40

And if so how difficult is it to replace?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-02-2009, 05:17:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By chicane
I've seen how many of the guys on this forum...

I've seen how many of the guys on this forum treat their cars and I would not describe it as pampering.



If you think Japanese or American cars do not have problems you need to peruse the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-02-2009, 03:43:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 78,606
Posted By chicane
Exclamation If you live in a cold climate I would really...

If you live in a cold climate I would really think about it. I run the Mini battery and I like it but I had one fail on me. You really need to have a battery tender on it also, if you leave the car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-02-2009, 02:19:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By chicane
Question I just had to ask because this thread really got...

I just had to ask because this thread really got to me...Do you think that car dealers are in some unique position to give out free stuff these days?

Really? Do you walk into a Kroger and say "You...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-02-2009, 07:21:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,322
Posted By chicane
Hmmm....

Hmmm....
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