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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,561
Posted By Siskin
Not true! I used to commute in a 4-speed tercel...

Not true! I used to commute in a 4-speed tercel without cup holders, smoking, drinking coffee, shifting, and tying a tie! It can be done... you just have to be smart about it.

Now that I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Siskin
My turbo 460ci Ford has a boost (obviously),...

My turbo 460ci Ford has a boost (obviously), fuel/air, trans temp, oil pressure, oil temp, and exhaust temp. But, it's a carb'd turbo big block E350... so those things matter. In a Bimmer I don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Siskin
In the old-old pre-2002 radios, I think you had...

In the old-old pre-2002 radios, I think you had to hack the aux into the CD changer inputs, so you needed a blank CD to fool the headunit into thinking your audio was coming from the CD changer. Not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Siskin
That's what I used... kinda. The back of the...

That's what I used... kinda. The back of the stereo has two 10-pin (5x2) connectors and NO ONE seems to sell those. Not Digikey, not Mouser, not Newark... so I took a 16-pin connector and hacked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Siskin
I just addressed a similar problem earlier today....

I just addressed a similar problem earlier today. See this post for some good troubleshooting links: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751589
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Siskin
Great then, you're all set... all you need is to...

Great then, you're all set... all you need is to rig up a cable to plug into pins 4, 8, and 9 of the B connector on the bottom part of your stereo. (Image below)

Beware, the pin numbers run...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 34,927
Posted By Siskin
You do know you're weighing in on a thread that...

You do know you're weighing in on a thread that was started 6 years ago and hasn't been touched in over a year, right?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Siskin
"It is strongly recommended to ONLY use the OEM...

"It is strongly recommended to ONLY use the OEM specified NGK plugs for replacements. Bosch Platinum 4 plugs are also available for the M54 engine but will often not perform, cause misfires and set...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Siskin
At the risk of my wife signing up for Bimmerfest...

At the risk of my wife signing up for Bimmerfest just so she could weigh in on this, I posed the question to her. She said Snugride but then advised that you consider the Combi Coccoro. It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Siskin
Having had two kids, a Snugride, a Britax, and a...

Having had two kids, a Snugride, a Britax, and a few boosters...

Go with the Snugride. Don't start off with a convertible. Upgrade to a convertible when your kid's spine is developed enough to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Siskin
I made my own cable out of some thin triaxial...

I made my own cable out of some thin triaxial cable (you can use whatever, really), a stereo jack from RadioShack, and a hacked up ribbon cable for a serial port. Cost me <$3 (USD) and about 20...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Siskin
That's what we're all here for. Welcome aboard!

That's what we're all here for. Welcome aboard!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Siskin
This is a great step-by-step write up for the...

This is a great step-by-step write up for the E46: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1682570-DIY-Diagnosing-and-Replacing-E46-Fuel-Pump
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Siskin
In post #10, there's a PDF of a no-start...

In post #10, there's a PDF of a no-start troubleshooting guide. Step #11 on page 6 discusses the fuel pump. You may want to go through the whole procedure though. You know, because I may be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Siskin
That sure sounds like a fuel pump to me. If you...

That sure sounds like a fuel pump to me. If you can, check the fuel pressure at the rail. Or, have the shop do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Siskin
Well, how well did your boneheaded move coincide...

Well, how well did your boneheaded move coincide with the start of your knocking problems?

I'm racking my brain and can't come up with a better alternative than the indy's idea of a steering rack...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By Siskin
Wow, that's awesome! $1700 is cheaper than a...

Wow, that's awesome! $1700 is cheaper than a used engine. I'm at >230k and I've been contemplating how deep I want to dig into it when I do have a problem. It's nice to have a number to consider.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Siskin
Call Shawn (sp?) at CR's in Newville, PA. ...

Call Shawn (sp?) at CR's in Newville, PA. 717-776-6699 He's not far from the Maryland line off I-81 (~40 mins north of Hagerstown). He's got a nice selection of used parts - probably has what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,612
Posted By Siskin
Sometimes it just happens. That's what insurance...

Sometimes it just happens. That's what insurance is for. But, like I said, IF something were to happen, how hard would it be for you to get out of a jam? I was placing my emphasis on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,612
Posted By Siskin
Here's another point to consider... If you're...

Here's another point to consider... If you're buying it flat-out from a private party, you're not going to be required to maintain full coverage insurance. You're going to be a college student, so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Siskin
Have you done the cooling system? DISA and CVV...

Have you done the cooling system? DISA and CVV are probably due for a check, too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Siskin
Where are you located? "USA" is fairly...

Where are you located? "USA" is fairly vague.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Siskin
Just to be clear, nothing of my post was intended...

Just to be clear, nothing of my post was intended to make light of your situation. Wrecked cars suck, wrecked cars you love suck more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Siskin
Yikes, you okay? My whole 1/10 mile...

Yikes, you okay?

My whole 1/10 mile driveway is ice right now, I guess I know now to steer well clear of my wife's Outback when I'm sliding into home...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,612
Posted By Siskin
I second all of this. I had a 4-speed Tercel...

I second all of this. I had a 4-speed Tercel when I was in college, beat the ish out of it, and could have sold it for what I bought it for if my sister hadn't put it into a telephone pole (and even...
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