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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By jvr826
Nice color combo! Try some of this in your engine...

Nice color combo! Try some of this in your engine bay...

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-517-adams-in-and-out-spray.aspx

The stuff is nothing short of awesome!

Have a look at this Acura CL-S...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By jvr826
Use the tire decision wizard at Tire Rack, see...

Use the tire decision wizard at Tire Rack, see what they recommend, then come back and search for feedback. We've all been there and done that and everyone has different requirements for tires. As...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By jvr826
http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46#T...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46#Tail_light_ground_recall.2FDoes_your_car_think_you_have_a_tail_light_out_when_you_have_no_burned_out_bulbs.3F
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By jvr826
It's in The Wiki

It's in The Wiki
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By jvr826
Search on FCAB (front control arm bushing) and...

Search on FCAB (front control arm bushing) and front control arm DIY... you'll see parts lists and recommended service items, along with step-by-step process for doing the work yourself. Even if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 430
Posted By jvr826
Check out Bimmian.com. They have a line of LED...

Check out Bimmian.com. They have a line of LED signal bulbs that have piqued my interest for the next change. They seem to be caveat free. I'm considering them for my motorcycle too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By jvr826
Check/clean: - DISA Valve - best to rebuild...

Check/clean:

- DISA Valve - best to rebuild with German Auto Solutions kit. Seal gets brittle and doesn't work, device wears and fails.
- idle Control Valve (ICV) - gets carbon deposits, sticks,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By jvr826
Learn about offset here... ...

Learn about offset here...

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101

I've never in my life seen a non-m E46 wheel that fits properly with a lip that deep up front. Way too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By jvr826
That's how it works! Did you RTFM FastBob pointed...

That's how it works! Did you RTFM FastBob pointed you to?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By jvr826
Look what a search turned up... ...

Look what a search turned up...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560238&highlight=headlights+point+down
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By jvr826
:thumbup::thumbup: And, without a dipstick...

:thumbup::thumbup:

And, without a dipstick you have to get your hands dirty changing your oil. Then again, most of the new generation BMW buyers do maintenance with their checkbook, not their tool...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By jvr826
Did you happen to search the forum or Google...

Did you happen to search the forum or Google those codes? I'd start there and I'll bet someone else has had similar situaiton. Just guessing, I'd look towards the Secondary Air Pump and associated...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By jvr826
For an idea of the effort, search on heated seat...

For an idea of the effort, search on heated seat retrofit. Someone here or at Fanatics did a very detailed DIY article with lots of pictures.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By jvr826
Looks to me like you have a bent wheel. I...

Looks to me like you have a bent wheel.

I hope you bought longer lug bolts with those spacers cuz now you have 3/4" less threads holding your wheels on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By jvr826
Where does it stumble in the RPM range? Lots of...

Where does it stumble in the RPM range? Lots of things to check... clean ICV, DISA valve and seal, and of course the VANOS seals. New plugs do wonders too.

I had an unexplained stumble at around...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By jvr826
I did my own... borrowed the tool from a friend....

I did my own... borrowed the tool from a friend. It is a major PITA. There is a filler (for strength) applied at the factory inside the lip you're going to roll. It has to be ground out using a power...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By jvr826
http://sandiegofreepress.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jvr826
Yes... for the same reason TireRack tells me I...

Yes... for the same reason TireRack tells me I can't run a 255/35/18 tire in the front of my car, and they call me every time I order to tell me they won't fit. Except... I've run thru 6+ sets of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By jvr826
The commotion is this... ...

The commotion is this...

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=32_0940&hg=32&fg=25

If you just buy #6, the ball joint at the other end (where it screws into the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jvr826
Or you could consult one of the Eleventy Billion...

Or you could consult one of the Eleventy Billion threads on the same topic that were started in the past week. :angel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By jvr826
If the DISA pulled out of the manifold easily,...

If the DISA pulled out of the manifold easily, you need a new gasket. Clean your ICV and quadruple check the intake boots.

Also... read up on symptoms in this article:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jvr826
Did either of you consult The WIKI?

Did either of you consult The WIKI?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By jvr826
I went with Lemfoerder, but I think you're...

I went with Lemfoerder, but I think you're missing the point if you do not replace the entire arm. You could get done with it, pay for an alignment, and still have loose feeling steering. There are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By jvr826
Here's some help for you: http://bit.ly/1j6uA2V

Here's some help for you: http://bit.ly/1j6uA2V
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By jvr826
Do you have buttons on your interior rear view...

Do you have buttons on your interior rear view mirror? If not, no BMW Assist. I believe this would be mentioned in the owner manual you downloaded.

Speakers go bad because they are crap to begin...
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