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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Zeichen311
No. The "hard wiring" you saw in the other thread...

No. The "hard wiring" you saw in the other thread was simply a connection to the alarm wiring harness that was already in the car. Your car has no such harness. There is no other way to get the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Zeichen311
Normal behavior. The car allows one restart...

Normal behavior. The car allows one restart without reinserting the key.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Zeichen311
This... ...and this. Merely reinforcing the...

This...
...and this. Merely reinforcing the chassis--assuming it is 100% sound, with no sign of fatigue cracks in the problem areas--is roughly a $1,500 proposition. (I just priced this work for my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Zeichen311
No, it is not. That's the placebo effect--"I...

No, it is not. That's the placebo effect--"I bought these expensive ignition coils so my car MUST be faster/more powerful/shinier/cleaner!"

I had the BavAuto "high performance" coils in my first...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Zeichen311
Any fault that illuminates the airbag warning...

Any fault that illuminates the airbag warning light disables the entire Supplementary Restraint System (SRS). No airbags will deploy.

Beyond that, sorry, I have nothing useful.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Zeichen311
Leatherique will work on Dakota, sort of--hell,...

Leatherique will work on Dakota, sort of--hell, it will clean vinyl, which ain't far off--but it's a huge waste of money. It's meant for uncoated leathers. Once you've seen what it can do on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Zeichen311
Problem solved. URO = garbage. As cvx5832...

Problem solved. URO = garbage.

As cvx5832 suggested, stick to Genuine BMW parts when it comes to sensors.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By Zeichen311
And virtually all of these "premium" automotive...

And virtually all of these "premium" automotive sound systems (Harman Kardon, Bang & Olufsen, Mark Levinson, Bose, etc.) are just branding anyway. The actual components are most often sourced from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Zeichen311
Don't guess, suspect and/or throw parts at...

Don't guess, suspect and/or throw parts at it--get under there and inspect the whole rear suspension to find the culprit. Something has worn out to allow excess motion, and the failed component...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Zeichen311
As Fast Bob said, a timing chain lasts the life...

As Fast Bob said, a timing chain lasts the life of the engine--that's the main reason for using chains instead of cheaper/quieter belts. When the engine eventually needs to be rebuilt (typically at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By Zeichen311
And there's a damn good reason for that. :...

And there's a damn good reason for that.
: puke:

It looks absolutely dreadful and, as others have said, it's going to look even more dreadful in short order when it begins to wear. If you simply...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Zeichen311
Um ... what?! Mind... blown.... :eeps:

Um ... what?!

Mind... blown....
:eeps:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Zeichen311
Please, please, please don't. Do you realize what...

Please, please, please don't. Do you realize what a rare beast you have on your hands? The total production volume of the 335is Coupe was less than 3,600 units, plus a roughly equal number of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Zeichen311
:tsk: BMW have been trying tactics like this...

:tsk:
BMW have been trying tactics like this for years, to tempt Americans to custom-order more cars. At this point, they should take the plunge like the true innovators they claim to be: Require...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Zeichen311
+1. Besides the cost savings, when the time comes...

+1. Besides the cost savings, when the time comes to sell the car you, or the buyer, can remove the wrap if the new owner doesn't share your tastes.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By Zeichen311
Dealer-installed accessory. ;)

Dealer-installed accessory. ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Zeichen311
I'm not sure I see what you're describing in the...

I'm not sure I see what you're describing in the videos, but I did notice the traction control light flashing. Are you aware that DSC will override the throttle to prevent wheelspin? Every time you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,268
Posted By Zeichen311
:) When your 330Ci was built, there was no...

:)

When your 330Ci was built, there was no "M Sport" package, only a "Sport package." The M logos are on your wheels because they are an M-branded wheel design (in this case, "M Double Spoke...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes--momentarily, when DSC intervenes to...

Yes--momentarily, when DSC intervenes to stabilize the car. (DTC is never activated automatically.) Steady illumination (alone, without BRAKE) indicates manual activation of DTC, or a fault. Steady...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Zeichen311
There's a bit more to it than that. You can leave...

There's a bit more to it than that. You can leave the sensors connected (the harness connector is located some distance from the sensor itself), but you'll need to remove them carefully from the hubs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Zeichen311
What is DST? :dunno: Assuming you meant DSC...

What is DST? :dunno:

Assuming you meant DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and/or the DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) button on the dash: DSC is automatically enabled every time the car is started. If...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-08-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 59,684
Posted By Zeichen311
The recommended method is to install the update...

The recommended method is to install the update with the ignition on, engine off and a battery tender connected. ("Ignition on" means press Start without first depressing the brake or clutch.) That's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,268
Posted By Zeichen311
Faze not phase, here. Join the fight to cure...

Faze not phase, here. Join the fight to cure malapropism! ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Zeichen311
It does seem to be an unpredictable little...

It does seem to be an unpredictable little bugger. Last Spring, I garaged mine for a couple of days to install the LeatherZ VDO gauge kit, relocate the AUX jack (really, to install the jack, since...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-06-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,903
Posted By Zeichen311
I'm calling :bs: on this one. The system will...

I'm calling :bs: on this one. The system will indeed complain when you get a quart low--however, it has a considerable tolerance above MAX before it complains that the engine is over-filled. If the...
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