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    Cost to repaint the hood only?

    I have Sparkling Graphic Metallic color A22; a 2005 model. The hood has oxidized at the top(24 inch x 18 inch) and it shows(not crazy pealed) when looking from the front. What should a good paint job...
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    No. It's a staggered OEM setup (225/40-18 F and...

    No. It's a staggered OEM setup (225/40-18 F and 255/35-18 R) with Michelin PSS, (both tire and wheel ) left to\right only.
  3. I needed to update this thread. It's actually the...

    I needed to update this thread. It's actually the leaky wheel that needed replacing. I got a replacement wheel in late 2018 from someone parting out their ZHP for like $75. It was way cheaper than...
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    Well Isaac, I hope your car brought you enjoyment...

    Well Isaac, I hope your car brought you enjoyment and learned on how to maintaining these E46. I bought the same car as yours 5 months earlier with 20k more miles for the same price. I noted all the...
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    I've used Michelin Pilot SS within last 15+ years...

    I've used Michelin Pilot SS within last 15+ years on E46 with slight negative camber per OEM spec. 32\33F and 34\35R always give me a good balance for traction and tread life since I'm usually the...
  6. Problem solved at no cost. Since there was only...

    Problem solved at no cost. Since there was only one broken wire, I peeled the plastic insulation slightly off the green wire. Then meshed the two broken wires together and after slightly twisting the...
  7. Passenger side non-working Xenon headlight has broken wires

    I had the Xenon control unit moved to the passenger side(with bulb) from driver's side last year. I think this movement is unrelated to my current problem because the bulb was working fine for the...
  8. What's the proper sequence to downshift a manual BMW car?

    Hi Guys:

    I'm learning to downshift on my BMW E46 SMG and manual. I've been watching some youtube videos and reading message boards for BMW, they are not consistent in advice. Whether I'm going...
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    On the Micheline PSS\PS4, on both fronts and rear...

    On the Micheline PSS\PS4, on both fronts and rear tires, the inner inbound thread cracked like the picture shown on all 4 tires around same tire. I got like 33k miles on all 4 tires. The front tire's...
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    Thanks guys. I will go to my indy BMW for the...

    Thanks guys. I will go to my indy BMW for the alignment within a few months; on all 4 wheels if needed.
  11. It looked almost exactly like my car, with 90k...

    It looked almost exactly like my car, with 90k less miles when I bought it and I have Sparkling Graphite Metallic instead. This car will go pass 300k miles easily, worth the money spent and daily...
  12. I replace a set(both side) of bushing for the...

    I replace a set(both side) of bushing for the control arms. I was shown the one driver's side bushing located nearest the middle of the car has worn. Just as I expected. My steering wheel behaves...
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    Cost of front tires alignment?

    The inner side of both front tires were worned way below the wear bar, and I was told I needed to get a new alignment just for the front tires as there is too much negative camber. I've just replaced...
  14. Do front bushings need to be replaced in pairs for both sides or one side?

    My driver's side bushing sounds like it needs to be replaced. When I go over a speed bump(mound), the driver side tends to make a thunk metallic sound, that wasn't there before. The front passenger...
  15. The car got fixed in late Feb; three months...

    The car got fixed in late Feb; three months after the accident. The opposing insurance adjuster is a BMW fan so he helped saved my car instead of salvaging it. Plus it helped to use a tier 1...
  16. I had 225/45-17 on my prior E46. I would have...

    I had 225/45-17 on my prior E46. I would have like a more comfortable ride on that also. So it seems like no tire changes will be needed, on my ZHP.
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    My past regular e46 was reliable but got boring...

    My past regular e46 was reliable but got boring eventually. My current bought-used ZHP is up a notch in terms of power and performance. It did 8,000 miles across country in 4 weeks with no wear and...
  18. Higher Aspect ratio or more Comfortable tire for Wheel Style 135

    So we have the 135M wheels (tire recommended is 225/40/18 in the front and 255/35/18 in the rear.)

    Can I get a more comfortable tires for daily driving (with slightly less performance sacrifice...
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    I need one front wheel, how much? I will also PM.

    I need one front wheel, how much? I will also PM.
  20. Sorry, the link is long. It is on Autotrader just...

    Sorry, the link is long. It is on Autotrader just last week, 2005 E46 M3 with 121k miles for $13,800. Not a bad price. good color, considering it had 4 owners.. There's just lots of things I like to...
  21. Sticky: Munich Motors in midtown Phoenix,AZ and Arizona...

    Munich Motors in midtown Phoenix,AZ and Arizona Bimmer Works in Mesa, AZ. Been seeing them for years now. Easy people to work with.
  22. Anyone in the Forth Worth, TX area who can look at an E46 M3 at a used car dealership?

    I saw a gray E46 M3 through Autotrader and before I spend money to run a Vin check, is it normal to ask someone here to take a look at the car for problems and for such things as Hurricane flood...
  23. John: The other driver did stop and he gave...

    John:

    The other driver did stop and he gave his info for the police report. The door skin needs replacing. The back trim rubbed against the other car's corner. My friend thinks the scrapped rear...
  24. My door window does now roll up smoothly and it...

    My door window does now roll up smoothly and it makes a squeeky noise. With this type of damage, is there a difference between the work done over 4 days versus 7\10 days, by 2 different body shop? Is...
  25. will Body Shop make color match and straightened dented area

    My car was sideswipe today. The truck bumped into my driver's side immediately after I lost sight of him.

    Will a good body shop be able to make the repaint panels (mostly the driver's side) color...
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