Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 673
Search took 0.90 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: roverT
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By roverT
You can mod a ZSP to be close to a ZHP but with...

You can mod a ZSP to be close to a ZHP but with the cost difference as a used car over ten years old, you might as well save a bit more and find a ZHP. It's a great car that'll start you off without...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By roverT
Welded differential vs. LSD

I think if you really want to have more fun you need a dedicated Japanese RWD vehicle that excels in getting sideways. It'll have to be modified but at a lower cost than a BMW modification.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By roverT
The resonator is just there to absorb the...

The resonator is just there to absorb the resonance through the exhaust pipes that go into the cabin. It doesn't do much as far as change volume outside but more the deafening drone inside the cabin....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By roverT
Maybe sparks or coil packs. We need to know more...

Maybe sparks or coil packs. We need to know more about your car like mileage and what maintenance has been done in the last year.

There's very little ways a water pump could be resulting in your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By roverT
Wasn't it supposed to stop at the Altima? LOL

Wasn't it supposed to stop at the Altima? LOL
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,309,435
Posted By roverT
It's good downforce without even moving. Those...

It's good downforce without even moving. Those extra 50lbs of water just hunker the rear down when parked on a hill. No sliding down while I'm away! [emoji23]
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,309,435
Posted By roverT
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161210/a20c49c61...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161210/a20c49c6179e7ac50d09533c1ba83d71.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By roverT
2004 330i headlights not bright

Do a search on burnt ZKW bowls. Your car is equipped with plastic headlight parts where your bulb connects into. The plastic has burned up, as a result, burning up the chrome reflective surface on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By roverT
LOL Shad. These things happen. Just be fortunate...

LOL Shad. These things happen. Just be fortunate it's a $5,000 expense and not a quarter million dollar real estate loss. Things could be worse. A lot worse!! No matter what I am faithful things all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By roverT
I can vouch, those are the two problem areas with...

I can vouch, those are the two problem areas with an M54 engine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,037
Posted By roverT
Haha. I know saving money isn't even remotely...

Haha. I know saving money isn't even remotely part of the car I daily! [emoji848]
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,037
Posted By roverT
Weren't you supposed to have this car to have fun...

Weren't you supposed to have this car to have fun AND save money???
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By roverT
I just make sure I have greased the seals with...

I just make sure I have greased the seals with rubber care and or olive oil or grape seed oil. Then buff it off after it soaks in. This repels water. Before I get out I make sure I hit the down...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By roverT
Cold Start Warm Up

By the way when your coolant temp gauge gets to the middle, it doesn't mean your car is fully warmed up. I have an oil temp gauge too in my car and it takes three times as long to get to optimal temp...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By roverT
Yes. Driving your car right away, gently, helps...

Yes. Driving your car right away, gently, helps warm up components quicker thus helping save more wear and tear when fluids are cold. You want proper vacuum and movement to get oil up to the places...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,037
Posted By roverT
Welcome back Shmuck!!!!

Welcome back Shmuck!!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By roverT
Any alignment means nothing when bushings are...

Any alignment means nothing when bushings are worn out and causing the wheel/tire to change toe when in motion. When mine were done, no amount of twisting and shaking the wheel would hint at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By roverT
Yeah. Auto zone seems to have a great price on a...

Yeah. Auto zone seems to have a great price on a remanufactured Valeo. I know for my M3, I think it was $140 with core.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By roverT
Get a Valeo of you need to replace the Bosch....

Get a Valeo of you need to replace the Bosch. It's better built.

You can go into the secret OBC in the dash to monitor your voltage. Just do a search and you'll find it. It's easier to see what's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By roverT
Bad RTABs will shave the inner tread off the...

Bad RTABs will shave the inner tread off the tires within a few months. Just get a tread depth meter and measure it every week to two weeks.

When my RTABs were done the car was always tail happy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By roverT
Sending all the leftover positive power that...

Sending all the leftover positive power that don't use in my S54!!! That's probably 93% of it. Get well and keep focusing on the blessings you have right now because those are the things that'll keep...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By roverT
My ZHP was fine in wet snow with performance...

My ZHP was fine in wet snow with performance winters. Even when it got deep powder I was fine but once it got heavy and was higher than my bumper, I'd end up having to reverse course and find a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By roverT
330ci ZHP or SMG m3?

Canada has a whole range of temperature though. He hasn't said where he is exactly from. Vancouver saw one day of overnight snow. It's normally nice here now. We're the new LA for weather. [emoji41]...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By roverT
Yeah the M3's stock suspension is more harsh. ...

Yeah the M3's stock suspension is more harsh. That's one thing that my dad noticed. LOL. After getting decent coilovers and mounting PSS, my M3 feels like my friend's ZHP as far as ride...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By roverT
330ci ZHP or SMG m3?

My ZHP could maintain an M3 convertible with a good launch until just after third gear. I consider a convertible M3 still quick. When you learn how to use the M54 powerband you will be surprised how...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 673

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms