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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By jvr826
But if you buy enough of them, you get to put a...

But if you buy enough of them, you get to put a DINAN badge on the back of the car instead of the boring manufacturer provided model designation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By jvr826
Welcome! Refer to The WIKI...

Welcome! Refer to The WIKI (http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46) as a starting point. Tho your car is not available here in the US, where most of our folks participate from, there are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By jvr826
Not sure how he can tell they're fine just by...

Not sure how he can tell they're fine just by looking at control arms. Mine looked fine too, but when I pulled them out the ball joints were all loose and flopping around. General wisdom around here...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,174
Posted By jvr826
They are from a sedan. Coupe seats have a handle...

They are from a sedan. Coupe seats have a handle on the seat back, door side, that you use to tilt the seat forward for rear-seat access. It also grabs the seat belt strap to hold it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jvr826
Bummer on the parts price... ...

Bummer on the parts price...

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Front_Control_Arm_ZHP_OEM_p/31122282121-122zhpoem.htm
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,174
Posted By jvr826
This car does not have M3 front seats in it.

This car does not have M3 front seats in it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,056
Views: 1,000,450
Posted By jvr826
On the autocross course this past weekend at...

On the autocross course this past weekend at Golden Gate Chapter BMWCCA Top Driver Shootout.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By jvr826
http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/gasoline-octane-m...

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/gasoline-octane-myths.html

Our cars run better on 91 because the engines are a high compression design. This requires a slower burning fuel to prevent...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By jvr826
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=9008...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=900804
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By jvr826
Before you spend money, is your engine 100%...

Before you spend money, is your engine 100% healthy? ICV clean? TB clean? Vanos seals fresh? DISA rebuilt with new seal? I had a very lazy go pedal for a while... did all of the above maintenance and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By jvr826
Search on parasitic draw and see if you have...

Search on parasitic draw and see if you have something drawing current when the car is sleeping.

Dead cells or not, how old is the battery? If it's 4 or more years old, it may be time to replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By jvr826
Let me guess... Stevens Creek BMW?

Let me guess... Stevens Creek BMW?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By jvr826
Well done. You did exactly what you should have...

Well done. You did exactly what you should have done.

Now put on a fresh pair of undies and grab yourself a night cap. You deserve it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By jvr826
Are you serious? A loose shifter = abused car?...

Are you serious? A loose shifter = abused car? This vehicle could be 8-10 years old, daily driven in city traffic. It's very possible some bushings are worn out.

OP, I can't really comment as I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By jvr826
In addition to Bob's recommendation... Do the...

In addition to Bob's recommendation... Do the tires all match in size and wear? On an awd car you need to replace all four at the same time, otherwise it may do weird things. I'm also thinking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By jvr826
Did you look at the pics in the fanatics link I...

Did you look at the pics in the fanatics link I shared on the other thread of yours? They are very revealing and show the whole thing disassembled.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By jvr826
Scroll down... even though this is a right-hand...

Scroll down... even though this is a right-hand drive, there are pics of the vent completely visible.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=628898
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By jvr826
Sorry, it's just not true. The rear shocks and...

Sorry, it's just not true. The rear shocks and their mounts have nothing to do with the position or angle of the wheel on the road surface. You can remove them completely and put the car on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By jvr826
Replacing rear shocks and mounts will not affect...

Replacing rear shocks and mounts will not affect alignment. If original repair is the FRONT control arm bushings/mounts, then no... they have no affect on the rear tire wear either.

Your car does...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jvr826
Did you follow all of the instructions for the...

Did you follow all of the instructions for the adjustable clutch exactly? I've been researching new clutches and see many warnings about the installation of a self-adjusting clutch.

Does sound to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By jvr826
It's a little known fact that the red line on...

It's a little known fact that the red line on your tach is a target, not an obstacle to be avoided.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By jvr826
Front camber is fixed, for the most part, with...

Front camber is fixed, for the most part, with factory setup. As Fast Bob mentioned, the towers do deform over time and can be restored. BMW has a "strut reinforcement plate" part that is inexpensive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By jvr826
And what codes are those?

And what codes are those?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By jvr826
Alrighty then, alternator time. Shop around for a...

Alrighty then, alternator time. Shop around for a Bosch and make sure you order the proper model... there are two different plug configurations.

When I bought mine a few years ago, the prices...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By jvr826
Did you test the alternator like I told you to?...

Did you test the alternator like I told you to? Reading voltage at the battery without the engine running is of no use to diagnosing this issue.
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