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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,284
Posted By rwfisher
Another attempt to bring this post back from the...

Another attempt to bring this post back from the dead....I'm trying to retrofit lumbar into my 2005 M3 convertible and have a few insights:
The seat frame is completely different, and it's much more...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By rwfisher
OK, i was finally able to get eyes on the drain. ...

OK, i was finally able to get eyes on the drain. It is apparently right on the centerline and more or less centered on the tranny pan. If you have tiny hand and arms you might be able to get a hand...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By rwfisher
it's somewhere about the tranny...that much is...

it's somewhere about the tranny...that much is certain. it might be academic since i'm not sure there's anyway to get a wire etc up there from the bottom.....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By rwfisher
air conditioner evaporator drain tube(s)

Does anyone happen to know where the drain tube (or tubes...) for the air conditioner evaporator exit the bottom of the car? I've crawled under and taken a good look, and didn't see anything obvious...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By rwfisher
When the oil filter housing is machined there are...

When the oil filter housing is machined there are a couple of places where they drill/mill out a channel that needs to be closed off before the part is used. To do so, a round plate is pressed into...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By rwfisher
oil filter housing gasket replacement notes (2005 X3 3.0i)

Good news to those with a 2005 3.0i X3 (mfg date 9/04)...the oil filter housing gasket replacement isn't as big a PITA as it could be. You don't need to pull the fan, radiator, coolant hoses, etc.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,853
Posted By rwfisher
Could someone post the DIY? Or email it to me so...

Could someone post the DIY? Or email it to me so I can fiddle with the size and post it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By rwfisher
starting issue...

I wonder if the oil smoke/potential CCV issue had anything to do with the low battery. My wife tried to start the car earlier in the day and couldn't get it to crank. I don't know how much effort...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By rwfisher
CCV question

My wife's X3 had difficulty starting this AM, and when it did finally start it was with a good deal of oil smoke from the exhaust. Checked the oil level then took the car for a spin around the...
Forum: General BMW 01-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By rwfisher
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Close-In_Weapon_System.jpg
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 12-11-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By rwfisher
service dept...

Not yet. I ran in there a couple of weeks ago to pick up my plates and a litre of oil. Pretty busy place. Sooner or later...I need to have them look at the bluetooth module. No hurry on that,...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 11-25-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By rwfisher
Jim, Apexcone, and the Inv1si mirror saga?

Anyone care to inform a noob what happened to the Inv1si mirrors? Seems that Jim used to make them, then they were available through a couple of vendors, then nada. I tried tracing back through...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 11-19-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,424
Posted By rwfisher
(sigh)

Looks like my dream cockpit.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 22,038
Posted By rwfisher
wow...

...I get that kind of MPG in my M3....wonder if there's something wrong with his 335i.....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-18-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By rwfisher
pics

Only ones I have so far. Been too busy drivin'......
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 11-17-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By rwfisher
thumbs up for Angela at VOB

Hopefully this doesn't bite me in the a@@, but the sales experience I had at VOB with Angela was a breath of fresh air. No pressure, reasonable negotiations, and everyone was happy at the end of the...
Forum: General BMW 11-13-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,344
Posted By rwfisher
BMW law

A BMW driver will flash his or her headlamps to warn another BMW driver of a speedtrap.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 11-12-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By rwfisher
location on MkIV Nav...

Is there any way to get the nav unit to display location in units OTHER than lat/long? UTM would be preferred....

THanks,
R
Forum: General BMW 11-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,344
Posted By rwfisher
I'll second that one, and suggest "weekly"...

I'll second that one, and suggest "weekly" instead of "regular basis"
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By rwfisher
Judas Priest..."Screaming for Vengeance" ...

Judas Priest..."Screaming for Vengeance"
Megadeth..."Holy Wars..The Punishment Due"
Dethklok..."Go Into the Water" <---this one is fun. You can hit some harmonies with the rhythm guitar using the...
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By rwfisher
TCU functional?

There were a lot of problems with the early TCU's. When we purchased a 2005 X3, we tried using BMW assist in the dealer's parking lot and were unable to get it to work. They checked the vehicle and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-31-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By rwfisher
thanks!

It's a 2005 M3 convertible, silver gray/gray, 6MT, Nav, Sport, Premium, Xenon, ZCW. In the shop getting checked out today, in for detailing on Thurs, and (pending my final inspection/approval)...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 10-30-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 320,531
Posted By rwfisher
3G iPod & 2005 E46 Nav

I'm a little confused about what works and what doesn't work in terms of integrating a 3G iPod into a 2005 E46 with nav using the DICE kit. Can anyone comment and/or post screen shots?

Thanks,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-29-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By rwfisher
pulled the trigger

After months of trials and tribulation, it is done. I first drove a SLK350 and loved the cockpit and hardtop convertible feature, but wasn't thrilled about the (lack of) acceleration. I test drove...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-13-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By rwfisher
CPO markup...3 series vs. M series?

Thinking about a 2005-2006 M3; I've seen quite a few CPO'd. Can anyone comment on what kind of markup the dealers put on these vehicles? The M should have a higher base resale value, true...but I'm...
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