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    We have 3 E46s but no letters yet.

    We have 3 E46s but no letters yet.
  2. Just being nosy - do these views/followers...

    Just being nosy - do these views/followers translate into $$? I don't understand the monetization of the internet.
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    We never like to see a first post from an owner...

    We never like to see a first post from an owner looking to sell their ZHP, but welcome! You can:
    - look through previous threads here for cars for sale to get an idea of asking prices.
    - look at...
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    Parts are often superceded (by number &...

    Parts are often superceded (by number & physically) & are no longer available unless new old stock. I, too, like the idea of the small front drop without changing springs.
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    Here's the list of shops from the Everglades...

    Here's the list of shops from the Everglades Chapter BMW CCA newsletter - might be a good place to start:
    http://bmwccaeverglades.org/resources/

    Foreign Affairs Motorsport (Bob Varela) ...
  6. I'm sure there are quality shops in the Bay area....

    I'm sure there are quality shops in the Bay area. Check with a trusted indy repair shop or higher-end used car sales place (or friendly dealer) for suggestions on who they use/trust.

    The Golden...
  7. As they're the last version to be released.

    As they're the last version to be released.
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    Not Vas, but just went through this with the E39...

    Not Vas, but just went through this with the E39 530. I ordered most parts from FCP as they're on the east coast with fast free shipping & warranty. Many of the lines & hoses (hard pipes, power...
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    Sounds like you need to do some piriformis muscle...

    Sounds like you need to do some piriformis muscle stretches. Google it & do them at least twice a day!
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    That's similar to what's on my E39 - a cleat that...

    That's similar to what's on my E39 - a cleat that screws in to hold down the short edge of the battery. This allows use of a larger battery (H8 vs. H7) without that little plastic block for the E46...
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    Interesting - I have no convertible experience so...

    Interesting - I have no convertible experience so was unaware of the "vibration absorber." Looks like you need #2 - supporting rail, to screw into the battery box base to hold the battery in place. ...
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    The smaller vacuum hose on the F-connector has...

    The smaller vacuum hose on the F-connector has broken - those two pieces are meant to be connected. It goes to the fuel pressure regulator on your fuel filter. It snakes up from under the driver's...
  13. Thanks for your reply! I'll take a look. There...

    Thanks for your reply! I'll take a look. There are also 1 or 2 connectors in the vicinity of the SAP valve (#1 in the diagram) & the length of vacuum line (near the #3).
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    Tire Cradles or Flatstoppers are two options.

    Tire Cradles or Flatstoppers are two options.
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    Got the 2003 E39 530i (130k miles) back together...

    Got the 2003 E39 530i (130k miles) back together & started! I think my problem began as a leaky power steering system that caused the serpentine belt to slip/shred, resulting in the water pump/power...
  16. Location of holder/clip near pass.side valve cover - 11787570482

    I hate having parts left over! A blown out plastic radiator tank on my E39 530i (same engine as our 330s) has led to a ton of "while we're in there"/preventative maintenance with the help of my...
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    Where did you source the rebuild? Thanks in...

    Where did you source the rebuild? Thanks in advance!
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    Doubtful - they want you to install them at...

    Doubtful - they want you to install them at Costco.
  19. Thread: FCP euro

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    From Costco.com: QuickJack 5,000-LB Capacity...

    From Costco.com:
    QuickJack 5,000-LB Capacity Portable Car Lift
    4.5 out of 5 stars.
    Item number 1268102
    Your Price $1,199.99
    Shipping & Handling Included*...
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    That would have been nice to know about before I...

    That would have been nice to know about before I spent ~$1k on the E39 underhood parts!
  21. Owner's manual / BMW suggests setting at 72.

    Owner's manual / BMW suggests setting at 72.
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    Good deal, Don! Glad you found this site. I...

    Good deal, Don! Glad you found this site. I recognize the Baur from 2002FAQ - I have a '74 tii.
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    #6 - O-ring, 7X3 - 11617502761...

    #6 - O-ring, 7X3 - 11617502761
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD53-USA-02-2006-E46-BMW-330Ci&diagId=11_2879
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    The vacuum line from the valve near the SAP...

    The vacuum line from the valve near the SAP deteriorates from heat. The vacuum "system" travels along the passenger's side of the head, crosses the back & attaches to other valves on the rear...
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    I view the forum on a laptop using Chrome. When...

    I view the forum on a laptop using Chrome. When I add "https://" to the URL http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/forum.php I get directed to the "outline"-type version of the forum - godfather logo at...
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