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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By jusmills
There is a good chance the lights are flickering...

There is a good chance the lights are flickering because the actual wiring that goes from the ballast to the ignitor is shot. Pop open the back of the headlight and look for the three wires going to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By jusmills
Pretty much I agree with what Fast Bob has said. ...

Pretty much I agree with what Fast Bob has said. Your money would be better spent getting a pre-purchase inspection by a decent BMW shop or dealer. There's no way to really tell just by looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By jusmills
I'd go with the cheap fix of replacing the fuel...

I'd go with the cheap fix of replacing the fuel pump. It sounds like its failing "soft failure" now, but in a few weeks you'll end up on the side of the road. Do it now for the piece of mind.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By jusmills
I'm with Fast Bob here...go for the easiest fix...

I'm with Fast Bob here...go for the easiest fix first...your BMW is very sensitive about its battery and CCA (700+ amps). If your battery isn't outputting that, it won't start, lights and radio may...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By jusmills
Sounds like a battery issue. I don't have an...

Sounds like a battery issue. I don't have an E90, but I just had a similar issue with my E46 last week. Car drove home from work fine, no issues everything felt good, as usual. Parked at home, got...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By jusmills
Here's a few threads to get you started...however...

Here's a few threads to get you started...however I agree with Fast Bob...maintenance which may include more than just a cursory look over...the usual suspects, FCAB, Oil Filter Housing Gasket, Valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By jusmills
I went through the same thing...eventually the...

I went through the same thing...eventually the fuel pump fails for good. When mine started failing, initially it took longer to start (2 cranks), then got progressively worse no check engine lights,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By jusmills
You could also have a dying fuel pump...its one...

You could also have a dying fuel pump...its one of those things that can leave you stranded on the side of the road, I'd hit up an indy shop to check out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By jusmills
To the OP...have you checked this thread yet PSA...

To the OP...have you checked this thread yet PSA Head Lights (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785689)

There's good info in there that can potentially help save you a bundle.
Forum: General BMW 10-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,567
Posted By jusmills
I like it on the outside...interior, not so much,...

I like it on the outside...interior, not so much, if it was all tobacco leather, it'd probably look a lot better.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jusmills
Yours like many people may have damaged...

Yours like many people may have damaged insulation on the wiring between the ballast and the igniter. When the insulation on the wire wears away, cracks from heat cycling or strips off of the wires,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By jusmills
To answer the OP's questions, price is definitely...

To answer the OP's questions, price is definitely too high...for a car in that condition I wouldn't pay more than $6000, that's with everything working. I think $5500 would be fair given the sound...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By jusmills
I had a similar issue a few months back, you...

I had a similar issue a few months back, you could have a failing fuel pump which would throw all or some of those codes. A torn intake boot would cause your engine to run lean as well, but the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By jusmills
As Tim said, I'd say OEM alarm, because your car...

As Tim said, I'd say OEM alarm, because your car is already pre-wired for it. Most people have had success with Dynavin or ///Avin aftermarket head units. They look stock and provide a much needed...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By jusmills
I've used Felix, MakerBot and Stratasys...

I've used Felix, MakerBot and Stratasys (commercial grade) as well as digital ink. They all do about the same thing, resolution is about the same between consumer grade Felix/MakerBot ($1500-7k...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,015
Posted By jusmills
If you're willing to do your own work, it can be...

If you're willing to do your own work, it can be enjoyable but it can get expensive. You can/should count on doing the following:

Cooling System Refresh (single handedly can kill your car, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By jusmills
I have had the same issue. Chances are from all...

I have had the same issue. Chances are from all the motion and the like the wiring has begun to degrade and is shorted. Most of the time this come from the bends and curves of the wiring going from...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By jusmills
I could definitely see this as a possibility. If...

I could definitely see this as a possibility. If way back in the early 2000s people were able to tune Mitsubishi Evos to well over 500 hp with a 2.0L engine. Mercedes possibly dual charging (super...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 07-07-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,709
Posted By jusmills
While I understand that most of the opinions...

While I understand that most of the opinions expressed on this site are only that, opinions of which you're all entitled to, it is quite disappointing to read some of the disparaging comments that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By jusmills
I'd bet that this is a failing fuel pump. I had...

I'd bet that this is a failing fuel pump. I had the same issues about a month ago and it was the fuel pump. Better to get it looked at now than to get stranded on the side of the road. If it does...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jusmills
Ken, I've taken my car to Itrics Master...

Ken,

I've taken my car to Itrics Master Mechanic in St. Petersburg. The owner Boris and his son Lucio are great people, knowledgeable about the cars and offer (in my opinion) a great service for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By jusmills
Had a similar issue with my car recently. Have...

Had a similar issue with my car recently. Have you tried your fuel pump/fuel pump relay?

My car would run fine then when you get on the loud pedal, it seemed to studder/hesitate. $200 and a new...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-18-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,747
Posted By jusmills
I agree with BJ that this may be BMW needs to...

I agree with BJ that this may be BMW needs to weigh out the pro's/con's on IOS in car, however I'm thinking that they are really looking for a solution that uses BMW approved hardware (input system -...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,340
Posted By jusmills
Given that the AMG CLA45 will be sporting a 350...

Given that the AMG CLA45 will be sporting a 350 hp/295 ft/lbs i4 turbo, I'd say a M2 series i4 turbo, at 340 - 360 hp, 270 - 290 ft/lbs is feasible and would slot nicely in the M line up (340-360 hp...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-21-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 24,687
Posted By jusmills
While corvettes aren't normally my thing, I do...

While corvettes aren't normally my thing, I do have to admit that they offer the best performance value of all cars that I know of. Now that GM has finally updated the look (although I'm not...
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