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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By dingfwen
K, I gotta admit I didn't really believe you at...

K, I gotta admit I didn't really believe you at first. Several google searches later, I stand corrected. I now understand that nothing's too silly for a serious car manufacturer such as M-B. What...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By dingfwen
Bedding brakes is actually pretty common...

Bedding brakes is actually pretty common practice. I'm guessing not many people know about it because usually mechanics do it for you after installing brakes (I didn't know about it until I changed...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-20-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By dingfwen
Grease calliper guide bolts?

I just replaced my front OEM pads with Porterfield R4-S pads. Second mod ever (I think I've been bitten by the bug)! However, I'm not sure I did it correctly. When I helped my friend change the...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-15-2005, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By dingfwen
Hehe, all you guys who think you're short can...

Hehe, all you guys who think you're short can rest easy. There are even shorter guys like me. I'm 5'4". I do have trouble pressing the clutch all the way in but, like the others, found it was...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 12-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By dingfwen
Maybe he meant that they were replacing the...

Maybe he meant that they were replacing the regular 3.0 engine w/ the slightly modified ZHP engine instead of the E90 engine. That'd make more sense to me (though I still doubt they'd do it). That...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 08-09-2004, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By dingfwen
> Uh, dude, why not take the wheel off the...

> Uh, dude, why not take the wheel off the freakin' car and far away before attempting this?

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. I just got my car back from the body shop replacing my dented...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 08-09-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,529
Posted By dingfwen
Before I bought my car, I test drove a 330i ZSP...

Before I bought my car, I test drove a 330i ZSP and 330i ZHP. I also experienced exactly what you did. I also read someone else's review online that said the same thing, so I don't think you're...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 07-29-2004, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By dingfwen
It's funny hearing a Canadian be racist (if you...

It's funny hearing a Canadian be racist (if you get the irony, you don't belong in here or you're up too late and are seeing things. go do something more worthwhile with your time). Now for the...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 07-27-2004, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By dingfwen
Did not know about the vertical depressing. Will...

Did not know about the vertical depressing. Will try it when I get my car back from the body shop :(.

Anyways, here's 10 times more info than you need for delivery. I printed it out and brought...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 07-27-2004, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,556
Posted By dingfwen
Yup. Totally normal. In first gear, your engine...

Yup. Totally normal. In first gear, your engine has the most mechanical advantage over your wheels and in sixth gear, it has the least. You can think of gears like a lot of interlocking levers...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 07-23-2004, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By dingfwen
I'm also a beginner stick driver and have read...

I'm also a beginner stick driver and have read all the posts regarding the CDV. I agree that if you're fine with it, you should leave it. BMW put that thing in there specifically for people like me...
Forum: General BMW 07-04-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,468
Posted By dingfwen
Wow, amazing writeup. Thanks for the good...

Wow, amazing writeup. Thanks for the good information. I appreciate it much more than the armchair Mechanical Engineering that happens here sometime.

I'm one of those nuts that cycled the...
Forum: General BMW 07-04-2004, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By dingfwen
Murphy's Law & Late Introduction

Hi all,

I've been a lurker here for almost three months now since I ordered my Silver Gray 330i w/ ZHP and thought I should officially come out of the woodwork! Thank you all for your wonderful...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-04-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By dingfwen
This implies he's going to get the incentive...

This implies he's going to get the incentive unless I refuse to cooperate. How might he have swung that?

Also, is there a way to delay delivery without risking losing the car? Obviously I'm...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-04-2004, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By dingfwen
Applying Factory to Dealer Incentive on Special Order

I've tried searching for this already to no avail. Of course I'm admittedly bad at searching.

Here's the deal:
I ordered a 2004 330i ZHP in April and it's arriving at the end of June. I got...
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