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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By TerraPhantm
A 535 is a pretty bad car to learn how to drive...

A 535 is a pretty bad car to learn how to drive stick on. Too isolated, too heavy, and too much torque. CDV doesn't help either. Even if she starts to get the hang of it, she'll likely form improper...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-24-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By TerraPhantm
The wheels won't fit an xi because of the offset,...

The wheels won't fit an xi because of the offset, correct?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By TerraPhantm
Hey guys I know this thread is just about 7 years...

Hey guys I know this thread is just about 7 years old, but it's a perfect description of my problem. I just swapped in a ZHP rack into my M3, and replaced all of the front end suspension while I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,391
Posted By TerraPhantm
Which side is the one that doesn't work? I seem...

Which side is the one that doesn't work? I seem to remember there being a weird issue with facelift coupes where the passenger headlight doesn't turn on after doing... something, even if all the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,932
Posted By TerraPhantm
I believe all Euro headlights have clear lenses...

I believe all Euro headlights have clear lenses w/ no line.

On the ZKW headlights, all the plugs go right into the back of the headlight; the male connectors are molded right into the plastic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,027
Posted By TerraPhantm
Eh, that's far from the worst case scenario....

Eh, that's far from the worst case scenario. Poorly made bulbs have been known to melt igniters. Remember that the igniter sends ~25000V to the bulb to get the arc going -- needless to say, that can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,027
Posted By TerraPhantm
If you want the best legal lighting possible, go...

If you want the best legal lighting possible, go with the Osram 66240CBI or 66240SVS (about the same brightness, but the latter is 4500K instead of 5000+K). The Philips 85122XV1 is also looking to be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,529
Posted By TerraPhantm
I imagine he reflashed the ECU rather than...

I imagine he reflashed the ECU rather than replacing it. 325 and 330 both use the MS43 ECU. Installing the 330 software would be trivial and wouldn't require a new EWS. Though if he's using 325...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,420
Posted By TerraPhantm
My dad helped me buy an E46 330i ZHP when I was...

My dad helped me buy an E46 330i ZHP when I was 17 (he drove an X5 back then). I was about ready to buy an older E46 323, but he gave me some extra money to get the car I really wanted -- something I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By TerraPhantm
We get the german stuff here. All the 0w-30...

We get the german stuff here. All the 0w-30 bottles I've seen have said "Made in Germany" on them. I used it exclusively when I had my 330i. IMO it's a great oil

That said, the Castrol 5w-40 was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By TerraPhantm
Hmm, looks like it could definitely be the fuel...

Hmm, looks like it could definitely be the fuel injectors. Hope my dad still has the CPO warranty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By TerraPhantm
535xi misfiring

Hi

My dad has a 2008 535xi. A while back the engine started to run really rough and threw a code. I read them out - it was a misfire on cylinder 5. The car had spark plugs done fairly recently...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,619
Posted By TerraPhantm
I pay about $1600/yr. I'm insured with Amica....

I pay about $1600/yr. I'm insured with Amica. Full coverage (250/500/250). Collision deductible is $1000, comprehensive deductible is $100. I get the good student discount and driver's education...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By TerraPhantm
Jumpy idle is pretty much the opposite of the...

Jumpy idle is pretty much the opposite of the usual E46 throttle complaints... so I agree with Bob, see if there's anything installed that would make it jumpy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By TerraPhantm
Internally, I believe the crankshaft, rods, and...

Internally, I believe the crankshaft, rods, and pistons are different. I also believe the 330i has a different intake cam from the 325i. I would personally take the opportunity to install ZHP or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By TerraPhantm
I'm getting $21.50. They're selling the cap for...

I'm getting $21.50. They're selling the cap for $16 and then shipping is $5.50

BTW, shipping for orders over $100 is free, so if you need other BMW parts anyway that's also worth considering
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,549
Posted By TerraPhantm
F30's a nice car - definitely more on the luxury...

F30's a nice car - definitely more on the luxury side than the E46 - almost a baby 5-series so to speak. I would seriously consider one as a DD to complement the M3



I don't know - it's not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By TerraPhantm
Agreed - though I do think a 3.23 would be the...

Agreed - though I do think a 3.23 would be the ideal balance between instantaneous acceleration and gear length. I figure there's a reason BMW stuck with that ratio on the E36 M3, which has a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By TerraPhantm
I... probably wouldn't have done the swap for an...

I... probably wouldn't have done the swap for an SMG. But otherwise the M3 is a really great car. In hind sight, I wish I held out for an 06 model since they are less susceptible to the subframe...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By TerraPhantm
Not necessarily. 0-30 for example may be faster,...

Not necessarily. 0-30 for example may be faster, since that'll still be within 1st gear. 0-60 may be slower because 60 requires an extra shift with a 3.46. 0-100 may also be a bit slower since the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By TerraPhantm
For genuine BMW parts, I exclusively use...

For genuine BMW parts, I exclusively use thebmwpartstore.com

For OEM (but not genuine), I'll usually shop at ECS, Pelican, or Turner
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,358
Posted By TerraPhantm
I used the permatex copper.

I used the permatex copper.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By TerraPhantm
Hmm, I suspect this happened to my car too - my...

Hmm, I suspect this happened to my car too - my horn sounds a lot deeper than I remember. Maybe something to do with this heat?

I might just go for those hella horns... My friend has them on his...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,765
Posted By TerraPhantm
Dealer *cannot* enable the windows closing...

Dealer *cannot* enable the windows closing feature on US cars. Their software won't let them. Needs to be NCS Expert, autologic, or PASoft for that function.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,765
Posted By TerraPhantm
I think that's a configurable setting. Mine...

I think that's a configurable setting. Mine definitely lets me open my trunk via remote.
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