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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
I hear ya...if I knew ahead of time I was going...

I hear ya...if I knew ahead of time I was going to get laid off, I never would have done the in-dash and some of the other ergonomic stuff when I did them. I'd have just done the refreshing of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Trust me, I wanted to do the whole thing, just...

Trust me, I wanted to do the whole thing, just couldn't afford to. I gambled (and lost) thinking I'd find equal paying work fast...and did not. Then I gambled (and lost again) hoping the cooling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Considering I got laid off from my job, then...

Considering I got laid off from my job, then shortly after had to take care of my dying mother 24/7 for 9 months, then do all the work on her estate - and owned a perfectly running 2006 X5 - I had...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Sigh...I guess the bright side is it could have...

Sigh...I guess the bright side is it could have been worse.

Finally got the car to my mechanic, for it's way too cold and not enough time to do all this myself given my work schedule.

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Update... The leak is from the front of the...

Update...

The leak is from the front of the engine...can't see an obvious origination yet, but definitely leaking from the front per setting a 2x4 foot flat pan underneath. I idled it for 10...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Thanks for the suggestion. I do have a very...

Thanks for the suggestion. I do have a very slight leak, coming from where the belly pan door is. I happened to just now as I walking by it take a look underneath it, and voila...a single drop of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By bagdropper
Crud...losing coolant, yet nothing visible leaking

I fear I am going to dread the answer on this. 2002 325i (110k miles).

Ever since I bought the car at 92k miles in November 2014, about once every 3 months, I'd have to top off the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By bagdropper
Excellent write-up...may be doing this myself...

Excellent write-up...may be doing this myself soon, I appear to have a stuck open thermostat in my 2006. Closing in on 156k miles.

It ran low on coolant a couple weeks ago, took about 24 oz. It...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By bagdropper
That's my thinking as well. 10 years sealed the...

That's my thinking as well. 10 years sealed the deal. 7 would have for certain. The guy at the counter said 10 years is the oldest lasting battery he's ever seen for a daily driven car.

I replaced...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By bagdropper
twice drained battery - check my work please

So, the facts first. 2002 325i, battery is a BMW brand, prod stamp = 3906 (near 10 years old). The battery has never given me an issue until now.

Symptoms = ever since I changed the belt in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By bagdropper
Eonon fan here too. I've had mine now for 14...

Eonon fan here too. I've had mine now for 14 months, never had a true issue, I can play FLAC files flawlessly though I use a different player (Rocket) than the stock player it comes with. I left...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By bagdropper
It was the vapor barrier in both doors all...

It was the vapor barrier in both doors all right...the entire bottom area was detached, and there's condensation between the door cards and door metal.

All fixed up now, and it looks like we got...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By bagdropper
I'm having a very similar issue. My 4...

I'm having a very similar issue.

My 4 sunroof drains are draining properly - I poured water in the channels with the sunroof open and all the water drained to the ground with all four drains.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By bagdropper
FSU replacement successful - perfect directions!

I followed this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAyrfW-VpoQ

The air tunnel was a bit fiddly to put back in, as was removing the electrical plug and FSU...but I'd say I had 45 minutes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By bagdropper
Quidzel. Before I replaced my head unit, I...

Quidzel.

Before I replaced my head unit, I used one. Works perfect, but I suggest also getting a ground loop isolater with it. If you charge and play at the same time, you will get static.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By bagdropper
Safelite, 8th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids. Here's...

Safelite, 8th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids.

Here's the irony. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, my best friend worked there when it was known as Iowa Glass. The guy who did the work last fall worked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By bagdropper
leaky panarama - sincere thx to this board

I had a couple bouts with heavy rain here in eastern Iowa recently, and my panorama was leaking profusely into both front seat footwells.

After intensive research - and finally getting both free...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By bagdropper
So, a cassette adapter works fine? Curious -...

So, a cassette adapter works fine?

Curious - is that cassette player auto-reverse...and if so, does the problem persist by reversing play direction?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By bagdropper
Read the instructions to install the Quidzel....

Read the instructions to install the Quidzel. There is (if equipped) below the trunk carpeting on the driver's side of the trunk a couple plugs that are for a CD changer, a 6 pin and 3 pin if my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By bagdropper
Have you looked at Quidzel's aux input? They do...

Have you looked at Quidzel's aux input? They do pre 9/2002's...I have one and it works fine (I recently replaced my in-dash with a Eonon though). As long as you have the changer pre-wiring it can be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By bagdropper
Yes fastbob, I know I did. Sheesh, you are the...

Yes fastbob, I know I did. Sheesh, you are the biggest tool on this board.

Considering I had absolutely zero choice at the time to take it, and it's a completely different vehicle, I paid double...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By bagdropper
Sounds exactly like a CCV failure to me. My x5,...

Sounds exactly like a CCV failure to me. My x5, exact and I mean exact same thing last winter.

Drive in no more other than to get it repaired. If my memory is good, mine was a blown valve cover...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By bagdropper
Fill your tank completely full right before you...

Fill your tank completely full right before you leave town, reset your trip odometer. Drive approximately 100 miles, then fill it back up completely full. Miles/gallons gives you a pretty good idea....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By bagdropper
If the e46 has a split tank like my e53, and I...

If the e46 has a split tank like my e53, and I had this same issue in early July of last year.

I went down a steep incline this summer while the tank was at about 5 gallons (the x5 has a tank of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,092
Posted By bagdropper
I bought the GA5150, and it's pretty cool I must...

I bought the GA5150, and it's pretty cool I must admit, just wish it had more audio controls like a true 10 band EQ and played hi rez FLAC.

I put 29 gigs on an SD card. FLAC for most the music,...
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