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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By John Davis
If your car is a manual, try switching the...

If your car is a manual, try switching the differential for a used differential with final drive ratio of 3.46 (there are lots of them around because E46 automatics all have them, so they're...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By John Davis
Could also be the flex disk. Mine is shot, and...

Could also be the flex disk. Mine is shot, and it's making a noise similar to that between 1000 and 2000 rpm.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-22-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By John Davis
I'm not sure I understand what it means to change...

I'm not sure I understand what it means to change the noise spectrum and energy, but I'm guessing you mean that stiffer shocks make everything else rattle--is that right? Do you think softer shocks,...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-21-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By John Davis
Do stiff shocks cause rattles and squeaks? Will sachs shocks fix that?

About 50,000 miles ago I replaced worn out sachs shocks with Bilstein HDs. I don't mind the stiffer ride, but the car seems to have many more squeaks and rattles than it had before, and if anything,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By John Davis
And here I thought this was a thread about an...

And here I thought this was a thread about an ECU...

That said, just put in a shark chip and watch your reflexes get faster.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-16-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
I'm hoping the Duragloss Aquawax (arriving on...

I'm hoping the Duragloss Aquawax (arriving on Monday) will do the same thing, only much more so.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-16-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash and Wax

Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash and Wax
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 92,354
Posted By John Davis
It took a long time to get the parts, but the...

It took a long time to get the parts, but the nearby dealer was pretty easy to work with, and called me when they came in. I now have both the driver's side and the passenger side airbags done.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-13-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By John Davis
Can new shocks reduce rattles?

I don't find my Bilstein HDs uncomfortable, but the rattles and squeaks in my 330ci are driving me nuts, and I wonder if softer shocks would reduce that. If I replaced my Bilsteins with OE shocks...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-13-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
I always use the California duster to remove...

I always use the California duster to remove pollen and dust before using waterless wash on my car.

I ordered the Duragloss Aquawax; should be here any day, and I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, gentlemen! I'll check out FCP and be...

Thanks, gentlemen! I'll check out FCP and be sure to get OEM or OE. I think I'll do the driveshaft center bearing at the same time.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By John Davis
What brand of of driveshaft coupler/flex disk/guibo should I get?

The driveshaft coupler/flex disk/guibo in my 330 is showing signs of wear, and I'm going to replace it. Are there any brands I should favor? Any brands I should avoid?

Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By John Davis
I know a great mechanic in Torrance. If you're...

I know a great mechanic in Torrance. If you're willing to travel that far, PM me.
Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
By the way, is Duragloss Aqua Wax just a spray on...

By the way, is Duragloss Aqua Wax just a spray on wax, or is it also a waterless cleaner? I use Meguiar's deep crystal carnauba liquid wax; would Duragloss be a good touch-up on top of that?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By John Davis
In addition to the cooling system, look into the...

In addition to the cooling system, look into the DISA valve--there's a recent thread about this, and it's worth reading through.

If you want to repair or reupholster the seats, I know a cheap but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By John Davis
Out of curiosity I looked up the Hankook Ventus...

Out of curiosity I looked up the Hankook Ventus V12 and the Continental DW just now, and Tirerack.com is having some really incredible sales on those brands right now. Might want to check it out:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 571
Posted By John Davis
In other words, ZuperHammerPhantastisch ! ...

In other words, ZuperHammerPhantastisch !

(According to an online translator from which I borrowed three synonyms for awesome...)

ZSP (sport package) = ZuperSupergeilPhantastisch
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 571
Posted By John Davis
lol, and the nicht haben version has extra figs...

lol, and the nicht haben version has extra figs (measured in "newtons")!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 571
Posted By John Davis
Okay, I'll bite: what is it that Zuckenhausen...

Okay, I'll bite: what is it that Zuckenhausen aint got?
Forum: The Detail Department 02-15-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
Thanks. Given the difference to the shine this...

Thanks. Given the difference to the shine this makes, I'm surprised people aren't touting a better shine as one of the benefits of waterless or rinseless washing. (I don't count claims made in...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By John Davis
Apparent gloss after using waterless wash

Is it just my imagination, or is my car glossier and shinier after using a waterless wash?

I'm just getting started with this, and used Meguiars waterless wash for the first time two days ago. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By John Davis
I agree that it's better to keep a car in a...

I agree that it's better to keep a car in a garage when possible, but if it's not possible right away, then take heart--this guy has a 43 year old Volvo with three million miles that looks new and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,720
Posted By John Davis
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/disa_products/index_disa_products.php
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,720
Posted By John Davis
Hey, at least it gave you a courtesy rattle!...

Hey, at least it gave you a courtesy rattle! :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,720
Posted By John Davis
That fits my experience; my girlfriend has a 325...

That fits my experience; my girlfriend has a 325 while I have a 330.
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