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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2017, 08:33 AM
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Posted By 1972ford
I'm adding a little more info in case someone...

I'm adding a little more info in case someone finds this via search in the future... (HA!) but anyway here goes:

I had been driving with fuse #53 OUT for a few days, no issues; DSC, BRAKE (red)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
Well, I've now done my normal commute both...

Well, I've now done my normal commute both directions with the #53 fuse out, and had no ill effects. I played on some light snow/ice a little, too, and it's clear that my ABS and DSC is completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
Hmm, interesting. I don't have INPA but now I'm...

Hmm, interesting. I don't have INPA but now I'm curious...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
So, while the consensus was that a wheel speed...

So, while the consensus was that a wheel speed sensor may be the easiest solution, I am trying NOT to have to get a wheel off or get under the car. Someone had told me that they simply pulled a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
Man, it's a blast. When I took a 5-day rally...

Man, it's a blast. When I took a 5-day rally class up there a few years ago, I got to take my car for a spin on the slalom/skid pad for a couple hot laps. It was a blast, but all throttle steering...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By 1972ford
They are an average reading over the period of...

They are an average reading over the period of time between resets. So, if you never reset it, it stays pretty constant unless you drastically change your driving habits.

Hold down the button you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
Yeah, they have a gravel/snow/ice skidpad and...

Yeah, they have a gravel/snow/ice skidpad and slalom course they're opening up, maybe a slightly longer course too? In other words, it's all loose surface, so threshold braking is very easy to hit....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By 1972ford
Disabling ABS

Allow me to explain.

Yes, I've searched the web, and this forum, and I've found varied, inconclusive information and a lot of people telling those asking not to do this in the first place. So...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By 1972ford
The only other option would have been a machine...

The only other option would have been a machine shop. They could have put the spacers on a lathe and taken off a few thousandths or whatever was needed... but then unless you have a friend who would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 1972ford
Interesting thread I'm just catching up to......

Interesting thread I'm just catching up to... you're right that you can't move the motor by hand OR with the wiper arm. Mine works perfectly but if you grab the wiper arm you can't turn the motor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,079
Posted By 1972ford
Had a perfectly pleasant experience at the dealer...

Had a perfectly pleasant experience at the dealer myself, no inspections, no questions, no BS just about 30 minutes as promised. While I waited I found an M3 "30 Years" edition in the showroom. Not a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,079
Posted By 1972ford
The passenger's side one, they asked me to leave...

The passenger's side one, they asked me to leave the car, which was a pain. I've never been to this dealer and they didn't offer a loaner. I could have pressed, but anyway... the driver's side they...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By 1972ford
My car also gave me the 'trifecta' of lights, the...

My car also gave me the 'trifecta' of lights, the DSC symbol, the yellow 'brake' light and the ABS light... last weekend when I was driving in around on dirt roads in the pouring rain. All three...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks, yeah... I'm more active on a boat-related...

Thanks, yeah... I'm more active on a boat-related forum in the summer, go figure. I also sold my 1972 Ford that drove my username back before I had my first BMW wagon in 2009. I think I posted about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By 1972ford
Been a while, just checking in

It's been a long time since I've posted here (I just posted in the airbag sticky actually) but I thought I'd stop by and see what's happening.

Here's a recent picture of my car for your time.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,079
Posted By 1972ford
I thought I'd throw out an update here. I got a...

I thought I'd throw out an update here. I got a letter a few weeks ago from BMW saying that parts were becoming available for the driver's side airbag recall. My passenger's side one was done late...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By 1972ford
Agree... I've had 2 now, for a total of about 7...

Agree... I've had 2 now, for a total of about 7 years (which really... makes me feel old). I am already contemplating how long my current one will last and what I will do when that day comes. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By 1972ford
All good points - it definitely doesn't appear to...

All good points - it definitely doesn't appear to have had an easy life, you're right about "hard miles" - especially as a forestry rig, this was driven in the woods I'm sure. It's surprisingly not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By 1972ford
True, and in any case, refreshing the cooling...

True, and in any case, refreshing the cooling system is only like 5 parts. Radiator, upper hose, lower hose, t-stat, water pump. Maybe a couple other things. The heater control valve is just a valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks! It is a 292 V8, which is nothing terribly...

Thanks! It is a 292 V8, which is nothing terribly exciting. But it runs very nicely, although the carb is off right now because it was leaking fuel from at least 2 places. Also there's salt on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By 1972ford
1972Ford has a 1961 Ford

So... when I first joined this forum I had a ... you guessed it! 1972 Ford F100 pickup as a daily driver. I had sold my 2001 Suburban and drove the truck while car shopping. I've since sold the first...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By 1972ford
HVAC control unit! Small and expensive....

HVAC control unit! Small and expensive. Otherwise, good advice from MoparJim above - set a time limit for just scrapping it all, advertise that on CL if you're willing to deal with random CL requests.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By 1972ford
Where in New England are you? Good advice...

Where in New England are you? Good advice above... I also have worked with a particular shop in NH for many years that specializes in BMW, they have a gigantic service shop and also sales. They tend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By 1972ford
ha, I figured that's why you mentioned it, but I...

ha, I figured that's why you mentioned it, but I guess not! The pic is from when we first saw it at the Autoport where we picked it up. Big moment, finding out that a)it ran and b) it drove, turned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By 1972ford
Yeah the E30 wagons are just now starting to be...

Yeah the E30 wagons are just now starting to be 100% legal to import (the last few years). The one in my signature is one that a friend brought into Canada a few years back. That was an adventure.
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