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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Scott ZHP
Fairly certain, per the IRC, you can't have gas...

Fairly certain, per the IRC, you can't have gas anywhere in the firebox if you want to use wood. I'd imagine if you want to convert back, you need to rip the gas line out of the ash dump too. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Scott ZHP
I quite like that. Looks great. My 330i "ZHP"...

I quite like that. Looks great. My 330i "ZHP" had that trim standard, called "black cube".

Who makes the wrap and where did you find it?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Scott ZHP
My X5 didn't come with factory PDC and my wife...

My X5 didn't come with factory PDC and my wife wanted it. BMW sells a retrofit kit which I installed (the main harness is prewired for PDC, the kit includes the control box, the F/R beepers and a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Scott ZHP
Good luck; sometimes BMWNA will throw some...

Good luck; sometimes BMWNA will throw some "goodwill" at the dealer to cover a portion or the whole cost.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Scott ZHP
Common problem with early X5s. BMW issued a...

Common problem with early X5s. BMW issued a recall on the aux fans for early X5s.. TWICE. I wouldn't have thought your 06 was included, but its possible I guess. Do a search for BMW auxiliary fan...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Scott ZHP
When was the last time the battery was replaced? ...

When was the last time the battery was replaced? All sorts of wierdness ensues with a dying battery.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Scott ZHP
Vented rotors generally dissipate heat better. ...

Vented rotors generally dissipate heat better. Just curious why you would want to revert to solid?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Scott ZHP
Not going to fit, the offset is wrong and the hub...

Not going to fit, the offset is wrong and the hub bore is bigger. You can likely find some hubcentric adapters, but you'll still have the wrong offset.

X5 E53 = PCD 5x120, center bore 72.5mm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Scott ZHP
There's a small explosive charge contained in the...

There's a small explosive charge contained in the end of the +ve battery cable. Its purpose it to disconnect the battery in the event of an impact/crash. Maybe the tech accidentally fiddled with it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can you post an update and let us know how these...

Can you post an update and let us know how these ballasts worked out? I've replaced one OEM already, and would like options for the future.

Where'd you source the digital ballasts and whats the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Scott ZHP
My bet is a rusty/siezed/bent caliper slide pin. ...

My bet is a rusty/siezed/bent caliper slide pin.

A warped rotor would vibrate straight out of the box, or near the end of its usable life. Is your mechanic familiar with BMWs? I always remove...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Scott ZHP
If the problem is isolated to the fob, it could...

If the problem is isolated to the fob, it could just be the battery. Does the panic alert or the hatch release work from the fob?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Scott ZHP
Do your flashers work? If not, the issue is...

Do your flashers work? If not, the issue is likely a broken console switch which is exceedingly common (the tabs that hold the switch together break off). A new switch is $40, or you can epoxy the...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Scott ZHP
Who do you think is driving the boat :rofl:?

Who do you think is driving the boat :rofl:?
Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,223
Posted By Scott ZHP
Me either. The game has changed since I...

Me either.

The game has changed since I graduated from college (20 years ago). The cost of tuition has risen dramatically, and I (personally) think it's irresponsible to expect kids to shoulder...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,223
Posted By Scott ZHP
Just pray you never hear "Daddy, I want to go to...

Just pray you never hear "Daddy, I want to go to private (high) school".

Four years of that is somewhere north of a new ///M5. And only THEN do the college bills kick in.
Forum: Off-Topic 08-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Scott ZHP
+1 on keeping the subs and the foreman happy. ...

+1 on keeping the subs and the foreman happy.

I used to turn up a couple of times a week to take pics and I'd bring donuts or beer. Lots of little extras got thrown in without having to follow...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Scott ZHP
Jake... from State Farm. :D

Jake... from State Farm. :D
Forum: Off-Topic 08-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Scott ZHP
Yes, Brian, you have lost your mind. I...

Yes, Brian, you have lost your mind.

I mean, it's not practical as a kid hauler and you might be able to fit one, MAYBE two cameras in it. You won't be able to drive in snow or even rain....
Forum: Off-Topic 08-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Scott ZHP
I feel the same. Assuming someone already...

I feel the same.

Assuming someone already has HD, the single biggest improvement you can make to your TV is to have your eyes checked and your Rx updated (seriously). Small investment, big...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Scott ZHP
Passenger side of engine; even with the front...

Passenger side of engine; even with the front wheel off, it's a hassle to get at.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Scott ZHP
YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the...

YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the glovebox AND one in the passenger side rear cubby.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,112
Posted By Scott ZHP
I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try...

I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try this:

Run the BMW-specific app. Choose the BMW icon. Then choose Connection->Bluetooth and try to pair that way. I think the app needs to...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-28-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Scott ZHP
I had one of these region-free players when I...

I had one of these region-free players when I lived in Poland. Worked great. Didn't care about region, spit out PAL or NTSC, ran on 110 or 220v. I think it was about $50. About the size of a CD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Scott ZHP
Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've...

Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've never seen a xenon do that (there's no resistance to check, so it would always report a bulb failure).

Have you tried to reseat all of the...
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