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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 03:55 AM
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Views: 167
Posted By jonathan2263
Start with the simple things first. Do you know...

Start with the simple things first. Do you know how old the battery is ? Get it load tested to see if it's still any good. Also, try to jump start it. If that works you know you need a new battery. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By jonathan2263
Upcoming DIY

I've had Meyle control arms and bushings for about 45k miles now. Installed myself. They still feel very precise and turn in is immediate. Do yourself a favor and replace your sway bar end links and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By jonathan2263
460122 Three bikes on the roof and one more...

460122

Three bikes on the roof and one more inside. Plus three people and luggage. Normally I get 30 mpg on highway trips but this time I only got 20. I almost always leave the roof rack off. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By jonathan2263
thanks for the tip. I rode my bike to work today...

thanks for the tip. I rode my bike to work today and the whole time I'm thinking "I gotta get on realoem to see whats supposed to be there." You beat me to the punch.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By jonathan2263
You were right about this job Chuck. Not very...

You were right about this job Chuck. Not very hard, just time consuming. Also, check my new thread... Be careful of nocking things loose when reassembling.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By jonathan2263
ATF Cooler Connection

A couple days ago I replaced my OFHG and CVV and apparently when I was putting the alternator air duct back in, I mocked the ATF cooler loose from one of its connections below the expansion tank....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By jonathan2263
Thanks again to the fest

So today I replaced my Oil Filter Housing Gasket and Crankcase Ventilation Valve. I think doing both at the same time made things a bit easier, getting to the CVV was really not as hard as I expected...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 52,714
Posted By jonathan2263
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,204
Posted By jonathan2263
He who dies with the most toys is still just as...

He who dies with the most toys is still just as dead.

It's not about collecting toys, it's about living well, enjoying life, and trying to do good.

The world is full of A-holes. The trick is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By jonathan2263
Yeah, using that jack to lower a regular i (not...

Yeah, using that jack to lower a regular i (not Xi) just won't work in front)

Nice job on the springs. As always... Safety first.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By jonathan2263
Yeah yeah... Everyone's safe... Blah blah blah......

Yeah yeah... Everyone's safe... Blah blah blah...

But if your tourings wrecked that's a tragedy. You're absolutely right, clean E46 tourings are hard to come by. It's a shame if a fellow touring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By jonathan2263
I'm in the same boat as you. My sunroof cassette...

I'm in the same boat as you. My sunroof cassette needs to be replaced as one track moves and the other side doesn't, and if I try to operate the sunroof, it will make scary grinding and popping...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By jonathan2263
This. Max speed on the spare is 50 mph....

This.

Max speed on the spare is 50 mph. Even though the wheel is 16", the tire diameter is the same as the tire on the 17" wheels so the car doesn't tilt to the corner with the spare. However,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring with the Sport Package and 17" wheels...

My touring with the Sport Package and 17" wheels has a 16" donut spare. And for what it's worth, it sucks to drive on it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By jonathan2263
550 for one light is excessive, and the ballast...

550 for one light is excessive, and the ballast is available seperately. Check the sight sponsors for prices. Then...

Switch the right and left ballast. If the problem moves to the left side,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring has one behind the left rear passenger...

My touring has one behind the left rear passenger seat.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 52,714
Posted By jonathan2263
432330 This has been bugging me for about a...

432330

This has been bugging me for about a year and a half. Skipped it last couple of oil changes because I didn't feel like spending on it, but I'm determined to get all needed preventive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By jonathan2263
It adds a cool sound and some reliable dyno...

It adds a cool sound and some reliable dyno charts show it adds maybe 2 or 3 horses at high rpm's.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By jonathan2263
Did I miss something? The most common causes for...

Did I miss something? The most common causes for those two codes together is a torn lower intake boot. If it's bad enough, it will cause misfires. It's good that you caught the bad DISA, but before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring is awesome in the snow. With the DSC...

My touring is awesome in the snow. With the DSC off, I can Scandanavian Flick and make donuts to my hearts content. But I stopped with the donuts when I tagged the curb in the kit at work and put a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By jonathan2263
So it turned out Sonax is the trick. And elbow...

So it turned out Sonax is the trick. And elbow grease. Charlesberry and I sprayed with Sonax, let sit, scrubbed , rinsed and repeated ad nauseum until it was pretty darn good. Near the end a little...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By jonathan2263
Okay, looks like I'll give the Sonax a go with...

Okay, looks like I'll give the Sonax a go with the help of fester Charlesberry. I'll post some before and after pics for the curious. Here's keeping my fingers crossed...


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By jonathan2263
That piece is held on by clips behind it. You...

That piece is held on by clips behind it. You just CAREFULLY pry it off the clips, starting at the rear and working forwards. Then just press it back on when done. If your car is old you may want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By jonathan2263
How to clean rust off wheels ?

Recently, my left rear brake pads wore down to the metal, and since that's the side without the sensor, and I'm lazy about maintenance in the winter, I didn't notice until it started scraping. I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 69,333
Posted By jonathan2263
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