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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By John Davis
Just out of curiosity, why a 5 speed and MS43...

Just out of curiosity, why a 5 speed and MS43 over a 6 speed and MS45?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
Hmm, I have no idea... I haven't had any lights...

Hmm, I have no idea... I haven't had any lights come on. Is yours the sprint booster? Maybe it reacts differently to this than the pedalbox does.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Davis
I do, and I've had good luck with Lucas too!

I do, and I've had good luck with Lucas too!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
And it should say, "NEVER PRESS THIS BUTTON!"...

And it should say, "NEVER PRESS THIS BUTTON!" :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
Throttle body adaptation reset: how to program your E46 to rev a lot faster

I recently learned this, and did it to my car today--the difference was dramatic.

Your engine computer programs your throttle response to fit your driving habits, so over time the car may lose the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Davis
Damn, THAT worked! Thanks! I'll start a new...

Damn, THAT worked! Thanks! I'll start a new thread to put the correct instructions on the boards with a better thread title so people can find this in the future.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By John Davis
Newly acquired 2006 650i

My girlfriend and I just replaced her aging 325 with a 2006 automatic 650i convertible in stratus gray. It's faster and more powerful than my E46, but I claim joint custody of this beast. It's in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By John Davis
Hi Fredo, thanks! Yes, I think it's time for her...

Hi Fredo, thanks! Yes, I think it's time for her 650 debut on this board. I'll start a thread with the pictures now... My girlfriend is a bit competitive when it comes to cars, so she leapfrogged...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By John Davis
I want to make sure I've got this right: I have a...

I want to make sure I've got this right: I have a six speed, and since reading this thread I've experimented with highway driving around 3500 rpm all the time, about 500 hundred higher than I usually...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Davis
Well, I tried the procedure above and it didn't...

Well, I tried the procedure above and it didn't make a difference. Perhaps I need to use a stopwatch and make sure I wait -exactly- ten seconds, or maybe I did something else wrong.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By John Davis
Thanks Greg! I'll amend it accordingly.

Thanks Greg! I'll amend it accordingly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Davis
Thanks, Alex--that sounds like what I need. I...

Thanks, Alex--that sounds like what I need. I googled "throttle body adaptation reset" and found this at http://bimmerinfo.com/throttlereset.htm

QUOTE "Over time your BMW e46 wil adapt to your...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By John Davis
Maintenance schedule

I recently bought my girlfriend a 2006 650i convertible automatic, but I can't find a maintenance schedule for it (not the company/factory one, but something more complete). Here is the maintenance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Davis
Computer reset

I had to have my battery restarted by AAA (and the next day replaced altogether), and after this was done the computer reset. When the compute reset, the car had a lot more power when I pressed the...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-18-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By John Davis
I don't recall, but ECS Tuning has a set of front...

I don't recall, but ECS Tuning has a set of front and rear akebono euro ceramic pads for about $150.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By John Davis
And who never bothered to study the forums or...

And who never bothered to study the forums or otherwise educate himself about his new toy.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By John Davis
If you're referring to the spot I think you're...

If you're referring to the spot I think you're referring to, you're talking about a bit of rubber trim that gets torn when the rear windows open and close; I'm told that's a common issue on E46s.
...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-12-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By John Davis
Yes, you're right--there is a difference. The...

Yes, you're right--there is a difference. The ceramic brake pads are more like ordinary pads; they bite but you have to squeeze down on them, so to speak. You get used to it and adjust your...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-11-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By John Davis
The simplest solution, at least with the brake...

The simplest solution, at least with the brake pads that come stock on an E46, is to replace those pads with Akebono Euroceramic pads. They work just fine, and they produce virtually no noticeable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By John Davis
Wouldn't performance software (like the shark...

Wouldn't performance software (like the shark chip, for example) achieve this as well? Or is a euro update superior even to such software?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By John Davis
Welcome to the pack!

Welcome to the pack!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By John Davis
Yeah, I prefer the leatherette too. It wears...

Yeah, I prefer the leatherette too. It wears well, you don't have to condition it, and I really can't tell the difference without researching the threads to learn the telltale signs of a leather...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By John Davis
Ignore this if you already know, but...

Ignore this if you already know, but "leatherette"--BMW's version of vinyl--looks uncannily like leather. It's hard to tell them apart. There are some threads on how to tell which you have, if...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,963
Posted By John Davis
Thanks-- Does the sprint booster do the same...

Thanks--

Does the sprint booster do the same thing in a 650 as the sport button? Or do they create different effects? (I have a pedalbox in my E46 and I love it, but perhaps it works differently...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,963
Posted By John Davis
Reviving an older thread: Will a 3.91...

Reviving an older thread:

Will a 3.91 differential work with an automatic 650i?

And does anyone know if a Pedalbox makes a difference when the car already has a sport+ button?

(My...
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