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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By Melquin
Was this for a hardtop or 'vert? US batteries...

Was this for a hardtop or 'vert?
US batteries rarely publish the Ah rating as they do in Europe. While not a direct comparison, the closest thing is usually the reserve capacity; which is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,862
Posted By Melquin
OMG!!:rofl: May have felt that way! Yeah, "that...

OMG!!:rofl: May have felt that way! Yeah, "that large-mouth bass that once got away, 74 inches an 200 lbs.".

Seriously: No doubt that your phone was consumed, but get a grip!;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,862
Posted By Melquin
You have to use the genuine BMW Stuck Accessory...

You have to use the genuine BMW Stuck Accessory Extraction Tool :

http://www.benedictredgrove.com/store/image/file/02/3z/mlhsfh/BMW_UPSIDE_DOWN_24002405_285x440.jpg
(not sure if Tischer still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Melquin
Duplicated post, see response at: ...

Duplicated post, see response at:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440877
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Melquin
The CD53 does have RDS, but what the OP is...

The CD53 does have RDS, but what the OP is asking is for CD, which as Fast Bob stated CD-Text is not supported.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Melquin
While there can be some other causes, it is most...

While there can be some other causes, it is most likely do to failure of the thin plastic tabs on the bottom of the switch assembly casing. A very common problem.

Fortunately if that is the case...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Melquin
Not sure what you mean by"doesn't really help me...

Not sure what you mean by"doesn't really help me out." If you mean the function of the CCV it really is just a glorified and way over-complicated PCV valve (Positive crankcase ventilation) valve,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Melquin
That's for an old M60 V8 engine. He wants:...

That's for an old M60 V8 engine.

He wants: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AN36&mospid=47639&btnr=11_2194&hg=11&fg=15
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By Melquin
I don't think that anyone is disputing what you...

I don't think that anyone is disputing what you said, or saying that it is incorrect, but the OP post, 3rd line and all, seems to be inquiring about possible alternatives to the problematic OEM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,621
Posted By Melquin
See if these help: ...

See if these help:

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/bmw/bmw-3-series-e46/forum.php?postid=7616963&page=1

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=358494
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Melquin
:thumbup::rofl:

:thumbup::rofl:
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By Melquin
Without commenting on the overpriced doggie...

Without commenting on the overpriced doggie blanket (while yes there are some OEM accessories that are priced reasonably); I gather that you are saying that at least 3 of your rims are severely...
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Melquin
+1 Seems high. Check out the E46 section's...

+1 Seems high.

Check out the E46 section's Wiki. & thoroughly read it end-to-end; a wealth of information there. (e.g. Most of the 325's had leatherette, vs. leather, even with the premium...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Melquin
They should typically run $3.50-4.00 at the...

They should typically run $3.50-4.00 at the stealerships.
Alternatively many vendors such as AutohausAZ have free shipping on orders over $50 if you need to get other parts, filters, etc for future...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By Melquin
There is a TSB (SIB 51 26 07) that BMW issued on...

There is a TSB (SIB 51 26 07) that BMW issued on the odor:
see:
http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/B512607g.htm

(note the part numbers are going to vary depending on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Melquin
I am a bit confused over the thread title versus...

I am a bit confused over the thread title versus the description. The former says that the Head Unit is having difficulties, and yet the description is seems to me that you are talking about the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Melquin
'Course it took me about 19 seconds & $3.46 to...

'Course it took me about 19 seconds & $3.46 to replace the PCV valve on my '71 Olds Rocket 455 Amb.
On the M54.....:tsk:

JK
:D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Melquin
Yeah, but it still gives me goosebumps when I...

Yeah, but it still gives me goosebumps when I listen to my original Sgt. Pepper's on vinyl, with my AR cartridge!:rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,737
Posted By Melquin
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=4515...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=451510&highlight=key+battery

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1356266


...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,293
Posted By Melquin
+1. One of the few spot-on things that my ex did...

+1. One of the few spot-on things that my ex did for me, (sorry honey :p) was to introduce to me to quality deerskin gloves (albeit it was to drive a brand new shiny 1984 Buick Skyhawk :rolleyes:....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By Melquin
LOL. Thank goodness! I actually was thinking...

LOL. Thank goodness! I actually was thinking that this was going to be an Al Gore thread about which tire choice would be more "Green" for the environment!:rofl:

I usually stay out of aesthetics...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,419
Posted By Melquin
Most likely not. I believe the CD53 cutoff date...

Most likely not. I believe the CD53 cutoff date for the OEM Aux-In was September, 2002, though can't swear to it.

You may want to doublecheck the SV date of your radio headunit itself, via the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Melquin
Poor Jcourcoul, delving into the Peyote again. ...

Poor Jcourcoul, delving into the Peyote again.
Just kidding. Actually I have seen this talked about in a number of places for the E36 models, I haven't for the E46.
No idea as to the veracity of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Melquin
I would think that it should. If you look at...

I would think that it should.
If you look at the part usage at:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/61667056731/,
It looks like the same nozzles are used on all later E46s across the board...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By Melquin
It has been talked about it ad nauseum if you do...

It has been talked about it ad nauseum if you do a search. IMO the HTHS is unacceptably low on the M1 5W-30 in comparison to the OEM specs. (also the 0w-40 is the only LL01 M1 version that is...
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