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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
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: 335
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: 536
Views: 51,258
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: 226
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: 14
Views: 660
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: 371
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: 336
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: 336
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: 163
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: 336
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: 927
Views: 59,425
Posted By jonathan2263
yo...

yo...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 59,425
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: 214
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: 277
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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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 59,425
Posted By jonathan2263
Bimmers on Ice ! They look pretty quick too. Talk...

Bimmers on Ice ! They look pretty quick too. Talk about The Ultimate Driving Machine.

I wonder if there's an //M on the back...


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jonathan2263
Take your car to an autozone or similar place...

Take your car to an autozone or similar place that will scan the fault codes for free. Write down the exact codes you get and post them here. Without that information it's really impossible to know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,766
Posted By jonathan2263
Yes, the adaptive headlights are very cool, and I...

Yes, the adaptive headlights are very cool, and I really like the little dance they do when I start up, but as of late, I'd have to say the heated seat is my favorite feature.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By jonathan2263
You may have uncovered an Easter Egg. I'm...

You may have uncovered an Easter Egg. I'm wondering if that's a programming option that can be changed by someone with the right software. Do you have a second key? If so, does the same thing happen...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By jonathan2263
My Progress Thread/First Post (Photo Heavy!)

Not a fan of the wheels, but everything else looks real good. I really liked the stripes on the grill. Hmmm...

Also, it's nice to see that you're paying attention to the maintenance items. You'll...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By jonathan2263
Off-topic: Christmas Twerkie

Some things you can't just un-see.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By jonathan2263
service engine light

Advanced auto can scan codes for free. Washer fluid light just means... Ad washer fluid. The two are unrelated.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By jonathan2263
windows freezing shut

I grew up and started driving in Rochester NY. We used to pour hot water on the car door almost every morning to unfreeze the lock. Guess the trick was to keep it away from the window because we...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By jonathan2263
Parking sensor install?

Don't do it. It's the most annoying feature of our cars. It sounds like a very panicky , effeminate man freaking out over nothing. If I ever get around to coding my car, it's the first thing I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By jonathan2263
Left Over Code Possible ?

Last Tuesday my fuel pump failed and left my car stranded in the driveway. I replaced the pump on Thursday (mmmmm.... Pumpkin pie tasted vaguely of V-Power) but had a difficult time getting it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By jonathan2263
No start. New fuel pump. What next?

Success !!!

I turned the key to let the pump prime, turned on the ignition and then held the pedal flat until it started. Took maybe ten or fifteen seconds. I had to hold it at high idle , about...
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