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  1. I agree that having wheel locks can provide a...

    I agree that having wheel locks can provide a false sense of security. If it just slows the offender down or lessen the chance of being stranded. Anyways, I got a new key from the dealership and the...
  2. Getting key replacement for wheel locks for e46

    A tire shop overtighten a wheel nut with the wheel key resulting in the key's head being threaded off. The damage key has the ABC 32 stamping on it and it is a 16 spline rib. Now, I can not get any...
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    I applied general wax so that kind of cover up...

    I applied general wax so that kind of cover up the etching. I will get the paint detailed in a few months and give an update if\how the etching got removed. I'm going to have to make it a habit to do...
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    The charger got my battery to work. I use the...

    The charger got my battery to work. I use the dashboard diagnostics to determine that my battery's amp wasn't increasing so that pointed to the alternator being bad. I was able to drive it to my...
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    Bird dropping etch stain on paint

    I have about a 2inch x 2inch area of topical etching caused by bird droppings that sat there for about 20 hours in this hot Arizona heat. This is located next to the windshield nozzle on a 9-months...
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    I didn't think about the battery charger idea,...

    I didn't think about the battery charger idea, just picked one up $54 at Autozone and it's charging now. Lets see if it will get me to the indy shop in 3 minute drive away tomorrow, is all I need....
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    Is my alternator or battery dead?

    I have not replaced either the alternator or battery in over 4 years. I've replaced the engine starter 4 months ago.Today is day 2, my car won't start and all the dashboard lights come on. I use my...
  8. I gave my car a good thorough hand washing today...

    I gave my car a good thorough hand washing today and it still made noise. I wonder if it has anything to do with my Koni FSD shocks or struts getting old since it is getting to be 70k miles now on...
  9. I had my indy BMW shop replaced them with regular...

    I had my indy BMW shop replaced them with regular OEM brake pads and rotors 8 months ago. I lived with this annoyance since I thought it would go away in a few months, but has not. This should have...
  10. Squealing noise upon braking to a full stop

    I've already replaced both front and rear brake pads and rotors in the last 3 months when they are nearing 20% end of their life. I supposed the indy shop had greased the new parts to prevent noise. ...
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    Have mine for 4 years now and 56k miles later....

    Have mine for 4 years now and 56k miles later. The car is 16 years old. It needs a new paint job on the hood which the clear coat seems to oxidized above the area of the actual engine.
  12. Got mine in same color and Nov 2004 production...

    Got mine in same color and Nov 2004 production date but mine is a coupe. It was a project initially to refresh suspension and a few replacement items in hood but 56k miles later as my take anywhere...
  13. Multimeter suggestion and replacing a fuse for ignition cranking

    What multimeter do you suggest for our BMW cars? I read up online that the Innova 3320 is great for car at only $30. I have engine cranking issues where some times(each week) the second crank is...
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    Put some touch up paint on 2 of my 135 wheels.

    Put some touch up paint on 2 of my 135 wheels.
  15. Thread: Dilemma

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    Sure. Either car, due to age, will require...

    Sure. Either car, due to age, will require maintenance to keep them running long term. I keep both if I could.
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    Still need to do my paint job. It's beginning to...

    Still need to do my paint job. It's beginning to stand out and I want to go on road trip soon. This being my 2nd e46, it suffers the pain wear in the same spot on the hood . The war looks like an...
  17. Battery suggestion Duralast H7-DLG or H7-AGM?

    I have the Autozone Duralast H7-DLG regular battery. They lasted a good acceptable 3 years each time. in this desert city I live in. The AGM version cost about $40 more, for slightly more crank...
  18. I had a fellow who installs windshield all day go...

    I had a fellow who installs windshield all day go for a freeway ride with me this week, while he hears the wind noise(s) type I'm referring to. He said the sound is just the air flow(hissing,...
  19. Thanks John and fredo. I will refer to your item...

    Thanks John and fredo. I will refer to your item suggestions when I talk to the windshield shop again.
  20. leaking in Wind noise after replacing windshield

    I got a "reputable" local glass shop to replace the specified windshield(using Pilkington) and the OEM cowl for my ZHP Coupe. The windshield is supposed to be better than the Asian made glasss, I'm...
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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.
  23. 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...
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