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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By johnrando
Don't they have those at ecstuning.com?

Don't they have those at ecstuning.com?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By johnrando
+1. Just get one that fits, BMW or not. There...

+1. Just get one that fits, BMW or not. There are a few that many people seem to buy regularly that I don't recall off the top of my head. If you do a search the names will pop up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By johnrando
I like that method. The one I use is to roll the...

I like that method. The one I use is to roll the window up and down 3 full times. After that, the auto function is restored.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By johnrando
I have the BMW OEM Perf. front strut brace as I...

I have the BMW OEM Perf. front strut brace as I figured:

it could help a vert. with chassis flex, helps prevent mushrooming, and looks good. I really can't tell (or don't remember) feeling a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By johnrando
I rattle can'd mine in place and it came out...

I rattle can'd mine in place and it came out great. He's an in progress pic. Not pictured is all the paper backing I put behind the grill so that the overspray wouldn't hit behind the grill.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By johnrando
You just have to play with it with a little...

You just have to play with it with a little force. Put the key in all the way and turn it left hard and try to open. Go all the way right, then back, trying a different pressure, etc. Once you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By johnrando
Can't argue with that. This STEP just shifts too...

Can't argue with that. This STEP just shifts too slow, manuals are much more fun to drive. I had reasons for choosing STEP with this car. But still, they could have done better. I drove a Miata...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By johnrando
LOL on the list. I agree with previous posts,...

LOL on the list. I agree with previous posts, shift earlier than you think you'd need to when in M. I almost always drive in S mode, I use M to downshift on the freeway to pass. I've never heard...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By johnrando
That works, although I've heard mixed reviews...

That works, although I've heard mixed reviews about MediaBridge as far as consistent reliability.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By johnrando
Great writeup, I agree. I'm moving to a square...

Great writeup, I agree. I'm moving to a square setup so it will be interesting to see the difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By johnrando
Don't know the comparison to E36s, but some have...

Don't know the comparison to E36s, but some have the GM and some have ZF.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By johnrando
I'll chime in. Love my V2s. I ordered them over...

I'll chime in. Love my V2s. I ordered them over the holidays with a free shipping promotion but mistakenly, it wasn't for the kind I ordered. I emailed asking about the promo and even though it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,680
Posted By johnrando
You said the tech checked, but there are also...

You said the tech checked, but there are also settings on the radio... it's a long shot, but for instance, it could be set to EURO instead of US. I forget how to do it but I'm sure it's in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,680
Posted By johnrando
Countless stories of making sure everything is...

Countless stories of making sure everything is tight before you make you next move, as said earlier. That usually helps. Hopefully that will improve it, but yeah, the radio reception on these is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By johnrando
Good point, forgot about that.

Good point, forgot about that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By johnrando
+1 above. Plus definitely look to see if the...

+1 above. Plus definitely look to see if the cooling system has been refreshed, as that's one of the weaker links for these cars, especially the expansion tank - make sure that was changed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By johnrando
In the trunk there are "stickers" that have some...

In the trunk there are "stickers" that have some of the extras, like bluetooth, etc. If those aren't on, I believe you'd need to look in the rear drivers side to see if the module is back there (not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,252
Posted By johnrando
I look at it like this. I like the way you...

I look at it like this. I like the way you defended your people in your community. If someone called your member or your forum out and you thought it was incorrect, you'd say something. It's the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By johnrando
My zhp came with a doughnut but I've been told...

My zhp came with a doughnut but I've been told that a spare will fit... I just haven't gotten around to switching yet.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,252
Posted By johnrando
No reason to paint a whole forum with "attitude...

No reason to paint a whole forum with "attitude or issues" because one person doesn't like it. Feel free to take a look yourself. If it's not a fit for someone, no biggie... it's ok to disagree and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By johnrando
Really good tips here. Check the spare tire...

Really good tips here. Check the spare tire pressure, get a trolley jack (I have a hydraulic one for the garage), and maybe get a valve stem extender to make it easier to check the spare pressure. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,252
Posted By johnrando
There's no elitism over there, just people who...

There's no elitism over there, just people who want a more laid back approach to a forum. There are many non-ZHP members. To each his/her own.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By johnrando
You're welcome. I know those are a pain, so I...

You're welcome. I know those are a pain, so I hope you find it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnrando
Sweet! Doesn't get any better than a Jet Black...

Sweet! Doesn't get any better than a Jet Black vert! :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By johnrando
My battery had a draw and it turned out it was...

My battery had a draw and it turned out it was the Final Stage Resistor (FSR). It went bad, and thus the car wouldn't "sleep" when everything was turned off, so the battery drained. May want to...
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