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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 11:04 AM
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Views: 112
Posted By jonathan2263
thanks for the tip. I rode my bike to work today...

thanks for the tip. I rode my bike to work today and the whole time I'm thinking "I gotta get on realoem to see whats supposed to be there." You beat me to the punch.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By jonathan2263
You were right about this job Chuck. Not very...

You were right about this job Chuck. Not very hard, just time consuming. Also, check my new thread... Be careful of nocking things loose when reassembling.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By jonathan2263
ATF Cooler Connection

A couple days ago I replaced my OFHG and CVV and apparently when I was putting the alternator air duct back in, I mocked the ATF cooler loose from one of its connections below the expansion tank....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By jonathan2263
Thanks again to the fest

So today I replaced my Oil Filter Housing Gasket and Crankcase Ventilation Valve. I think doing both at the same time made things a bit easier, getting to the CVV was really not as hard as I expected...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 52,396
Posted By jonathan2263
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,143
Posted By jonathan2263
He who dies with the most toys is still just as...

He who dies with the most toys is still just as dead.

It's not about collecting toys, it's about living well, enjoying life, and trying to do good.

The world is full of A-holes. The trick is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By jonathan2263
Yeah, using that jack to lower a regular i (not...

Yeah, using that jack to lower a regular i (not Xi) just won't work in front)

Nice job on the springs. As always... Safety first.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By jonathan2263
Yeah yeah... Everyone's safe... Blah blah blah......

Yeah yeah... Everyone's safe... Blah blah blah...

But if your tourings wrecked that's a tragedy. You're absolutely right, clean E46 tourings are hard to come by. It's a shame if a fellow touring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By jonathan2263
I'm in the same boat as you. My sunroof cassette...

I'm in the same boat as you. My sunroof cassette needs to be replaced as one track moves and the other side doesn't, and if I try to operate the sunroof, it will make scary grinding and popping...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By jonathan2263
This. Max speed on the spare is 50 mph....

This.

Max speed on the spare is 50 mph. Even though the wheel is 16", the tire diameter is the same as the tire on the 17" wheels so the car doesn't tilt to the corner with the spare. However,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring with the Sport Package and 17" wheels...

My touring with the Sport Package and 17" wheels has a 16" donut spare. And for what it's worth, it sucks to drive on it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By jonathan2263
550 for one light is excessive, and the ballast...

550 for one light is excessive, and the ballast is available seperately. Check the sight sponsors for prices. Then...

Switch the right and left ballast. If the problem moves to the left side,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring has one behind the left rear passenger...

My touring has one behind the left rear passenger seat.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 52,396
Posted By jonathan2263
432330 This has been bugging me for about a...

432330

This has been bugging me for about a year and a half. Skipped it last couple of oil changes because I didn't feel like spending on it, but I'm determined to get all needed preventive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By jonathan2263
It adds a cool sound and some reliable dyno...

It adds a cool sound and some reliable dyno charts show it adds maybe 2 or 3 horses at high rpm's.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By jonathan2263
Did I miss something? The most common causes for...

Did I miss something? The most common causes for those two codes together is a torn lower intake boot. If it's bad enough, it will cause misfires. It's good that you caught the bad DISA, but before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By jonathan2263
My touring is awesome in the snow. With the DSC...

My touring is awesome in the snow. With the DSC off, I can Scandanavian Flick and make donuts to my hearts content. But I stopped with the donuts when I tagged the curb in the kit at work and put a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By jonathan2263
So it turned out Sonax is the trick. And elbow...

So it turned out Sonax is the trick. And elbow grease. Charlesberry and I sprayed with Sonax, let sit, scrubbed , rinsed and repeated ad nauseum until it was pretty darn good. Near the end a little...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By jonathan2263
Okay, looks like I'll give the Sonax a go with...

Okay, looks like I'll give the Sonax a go with the help of fester Charlesberry. I'll post some before and after pics for the curious. Here's keeping my fingers crossed...


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By jonathan2263
That piece is held on by clips behind it. You...

That piece is held on by clips behind it. You just CAREFULLY pry it off the clips, starting at the rear and working forwards. Then just press it back on when done. If your car is old you may want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By jonathan2263
How to clean rust off wheels ?

Recently, my left rear brake pads wore down to the metal, and since that's the side without the sensor, and I'm lazy about maintenance in the winter, I didn't notice until it started scraping. I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 67,385
Posted By jonathan2263
yo...

yo...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 67,385
Posted By jonathan2263
425544 I missed the big moment but there it...

425544

I missed the big moment but there it is. 100k. Big round of PM planned for this spring to get to the next 100k. VCG, CVV, OFHG and Oil Level Sensor all at once and hopefully VANOS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By jonathan2263
The starter can be replaced without lowering the...

The starter can be replaced without lowering the transmission or removing the manifold. It helps to have two pairs of hands so you can work from above and below, but with a good friend and some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By jonathan2263
It's called "kick down mode." When you stand on...

It's called "kick down mode." When you stand on it, the auto Trans shifts into a lower gear to allow you to accelerate harder. That's what you're feeling. It's doing what it's supposed to.


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