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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By jvr826
Read the section in The WIKI on the sound system....

Read the section in The WIKI on the sound system. It's not something you can just get cheap speakers from Crutchfield or Sonic Electronics and plug in... if you want it to sound like it did from the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By jvr826
3.46 with 6-speed is a great combination and my...

3.46 with 6-speed is a great combination and my favorite mod and best bang for buck I've done. Secondary would be sway bars, then SSK, then lightweight wheels in a square setup.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By jvr826
Post some pics of the assembled strut so we can...

Post some pics of the assembled strut so we can make sure you have it together properly. The assembled shock body length should not be any different than the stock setup with the stock springs.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By jvr826
You do not understand the factory system... ...

You do not understand the factory system...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46#How_to_improve_sound_quality

You can't do what you did IF your system is the 10-channel NA system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By jvr826
Looks like a Police Academy movie! I was waiting...

Looks like a Police Academy movie! I was waiting for them to all crash into each other in a big pile of wreckage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By jvr826
Please write up a DIY article with lots of pics...

Please write up a DIY article with lots of pics for us, FB. Gorilla tape excels at things the lesser silver stuff can't do.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 895
Posted By jvr826
Exactly. I've had three $100+ Craftsman, all...

Exactly. I've had three $100+ Craftsman, all broke on me and I just use them to torque wheels. I have a HF I paid $21 for and it's going strong. I wouldn't build an engine with it, but it's fine for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 895
Posted By jvr826
Where is that Brownline is manufactured?

Where is that Brownline is manufactured?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By jvr826
I deleted mine too... it was always in the way...

I deleted mine too... it was always in the way and I don't miss it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By jvr826
Right on! I've been teaching car control with our...

Right on! I've been teaching car control with our local BMWCCA chapter since 2008. A really great program and I still love helping folks realize they and their cars have capabilities not yet...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By jvr826
Make a video with good audio so we can hear it...

Make a video with good audio so we can hear it too. Really hard to tell anything from words alone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By jvr826
How are you measuring said lean? On the...

How are you measuring said lean?

On the creaking, there are many things back there that can make this sound. All of the bushings: RTABs, upper and lower "ball joints", diff bushings, subframe...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By jvr826
How did you install the end links on the bar? You...

How did you install the end links on the bar? You didn't use grease or anything like that, did you?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By jvr826
Look into Reliable or any of the shippers Mecum...

Look into Reliable or any of the shippers Mecum Auctions use. They transport very expensive classic cars.

http://www.reliablecarriers.com/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By jvr826
Not totally true. The reason you can't power the...

Not totally true. The reason you can't power the factory speakers with the new head is that there are no external crossovers with the factory speakers. The WIKI has an article about the stock system...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By jvr826
Are there not 3 ways to open the trunk? Inside...

Are there not 3 ways to open the trunk? Inside cabin button in footwell, the key in the physical lock, and the remote trunk button on your key fob? I've used the key to open mine with the battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By jvr826
We can "but why?" all day long. Until you try the...

We can "but why?" all day long. Until you try the known fixes, you can't rule them out. But why does mine work fine for 9 months and then annoy me with dropouts when I drive over shadows? I have no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By jvr826
Pull the head unit and check all the connections...

Pull the head unit and check all the connections back there. I have some odd stuff happen now and then where the left side goes out completely, go over a bump, it comes back, another bump, partially...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By jvr826
Visit diyma.com and do some research. I've seen...

Visit diyma.com and do some research. I've seen it done before, but doing that means using an infinite baffle woofer and sealing the trunk tightly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jvr826
Read The WIKI

Read The WIKI
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By jvr826
You barely have any negative camber with stock...

You barely have any negative camber with stock setting... -1.0 or so. Your problem is toe. Get your alignment checked.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By jvr826
Been there, done that. You're wasting your money...

Been there, done that. You're wasting your money if you install non-stock mids on the back of the door card. All aftermarket speakers require sealed air space behind them to produce the frequencies...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By jvr826
Your 27 year old Toyota has a carburetor and no...

Your 27 year old Toyota has a carburetor and no MAF. Oiled filters are OK with this type of setup, I use one on my motorcycle.

Is there science behind your observation that it does a great job at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By jvr826
The red oil light is not something to fool with....

The red oil light is not something to fool with. It is saying your oil pressure is too low. Google "e46 oil pump nut" and you'll see information on it. Though it's not a terribly common failure, it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By jvr826
Check engine light comes on for specific reasons....

Check engine light comes on for specific reasons. Resetting it is not the solution to making it go away. You need to come back with the codes that were pulled so we can help you decide if your...
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