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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By kimmy
Battery Replacement

What is the best commercial source for replacement of a battery for an E46. A far as I can tell it is an OEM BMW battery that I have, no date code visible.

It is getting a bit sluggish and I know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By kimmy
While it certainly could be a myriad of things,...

While it certainly could be a myriad of things, the very first thing to check is the position of the keyhole lock itself. Is it in the vertical or horizontal position?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By kimmy
Which part are you specifically referring to?

Which part are you specifically referring to?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By kimmy
Castrol Syntec 0w-30 is recommended, the Castrol...

Castrol Syntec 0w-30 is recommended, the Castrol 5w-30 never is. SAE viscosity labelling is next to useless these days.

AFS the check out the actual viscosity specs at Vis/cSt at 100C and HTHS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,963
Posted By kimmy
All gas stations here sell with an octane rating...

All gas stations here sell with an octane rating method of [(R+M)/2]. I thought you guys used nondirect-comparable RON rating at your petrol retailers?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,832
Posted By kimmy
+1 All Factory E46 xi have the same HD...

+1
All Factory E46 xi have the same HD suspension with or without the Sport Package. No sport AWD suspension.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By kimmy
Crap! I hope that I don't! If my lifetime...

Crap! I hope that I don't!

If my lifetime is limited to the usability of my vehicle's transmission fluid or the viable edge-to-edge clarity of my sideview mirrors, I'm screwed!!

...and here...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By kimmy
You have not given a valid link to the image to...

You have not given a valid link to the image to item in question.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By kimmy
Your temp readout error sound most likely to be a...

Your temp readout error sound most likely to be a faulty/missing ambient temperature sensor, very common issue. Do a search on it or see:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,422
Posted By kimmy
Yeah. so are silicone implants, if that's what...

Yeah. so are silicone implants, if that's what you like. ROTFL
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By kimmy
Bet of luck. Typically an EWS switch includes...

Bet of luck. Typically an EWS switch includes having to replace all the key RFID as well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By kimmy
:confused: Wow! Really? Amazing diagnosis. Are...

:confused: Wow! Really? Amazing diagnosis. Are you the amazing Kreskin?

(Did he even indicate what if any the problem was?:rofl:)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By kimmy
Not a readily individually available replacement...

Not a readily individually available replacement for the unmodified AL from standard vendor route.
You do realize that the Bosch/AL assemblies were designed for and have a frosted ("foggy") focal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By kimmy
Aren't DRLs a requirement, on anything from 1990...

Aren't DRLs a requirement, on anything from 1990 on, north of the border?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By kimmy
The real shame of it is that we somehow seem to...

The real shame of it is that we somehow seem to keep allowing them to continue to reproduce. (and I used to think that Idiocracy was far-fetched). Fear the Future! :rolleyes:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,987
Posted By kimmy
Good as new?? So the metal shavings fairies...

Good as new??
So the metal shavings fairies put them in your system?:rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,915
Posted By kimmy
AFIK all automatic ZHP's had GM transmissions. ...

AFIK all automatic ZHP's had GM transmissions.

Also, don't you have a 325?
:dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By kimmy
Around here we usually recommend that people who...

Around here we usually recommend that people who want to run on the street with open headers attach a short pipe that runs up through the floorboard into the passenger compartment & keep the windows...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By kimmy
News from the future, February 9, 2010, Orlando: ...

News from the future, February 9, 2010, Orlando:
"A local man was arrested today after allegedly stalking a UCF student.....":rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By kimmy
Congrats on the new acquisition.:thumbup: With...

Congrats on the new acquisition.:thumbup:
With that many miles, I sure hope the HPFP has been replaced under warranty/TSB?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,162
Posted By kimmy
That may be true, but keep in mind that there is...

That may be true, but keep in mind that there is nothing really special about "BMW" transmissions. The GM A5390R/ GM 5L40E transmissions used in the E46s is the same that unit that was used in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By kimmy
If things did not get more out of control than...

If things did not get more out of control than you describe, than you should be OK. Kudos to you for keeping close enough eye on things to avoid even having the idiot light come on; as the E46 temp...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By kimmy
Au contraire... a fashion crime has most...

Au contraire...
a fashion crime has most definitely occurred!:rolleyes::rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 30,930
Posted By kimmy
Just think of it as temporary protection from...

Just think of it as temporary protection from having your wife run into it with the Jeep.:D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By kimmy
see #17: ...

see #17:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E46/Sedan/USA/330xi-M54/LHD/N/2004/march/browse/engine/emission_control_air_pump-2/
http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/MTM1Mjk3X3A=.png
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