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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Siskin
I agree. My car is the same silver gray as...

I agree. My car is the same silver gray as yours, but I'm always toying with the idea of getting another Bimmer. Right now I'm hung up on this 1968 911S, though...


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Siskin
I love the way the stickers blend so well with a...

I love the way the stickers blend so well with a zilbergrau car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Siskin
Interesting, indeed, but a nice idea. I have...

Interesting, indeed, but a nice idea. I have mine on my quarter windows but I was going to get some more because the one on the drivers side is a tad crooked. I was brainstorming on what to do with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By Siskin
I've only had it for about two years (since...

I've only had it for about two years (since 190k). It was my dad's car from '07 to '13. I think it had about 45k when he got it. I had been telling him to get a Bimmer for years so when he...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By Siskin
You know, the moon is only 225,741 miles away at...

You know, the moon is only 225,741 miles away at perigee! You could be there by the end of the year!

Of course, I'm with you and shooting for the average distance of 238k. Though , I was proud...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,809
Posted By Siskin
Not true! I used to commute in a 4-speed tercel...

Not true! I used to commute in a 4-speed tercel without cup holders, smoking, drinking coffee, shifting, and tying a tie! It can be done... you just have to be smart about it.

Now that I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Siskin
My turbo 460ci Ford has a boost (obviously),...

My turbo 460ci Ford has a boost (obviously), fuel/air, trans temp, oil pressure, oil temp, and exhaust temp. But, it's a carb'd turbo big block E350... so those things matter. In a Bimmer I don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Siskin
In the old-old pre-2002 radios, I think you had...

In the old-old pre-2002 radios, I think you had to hack the aux into the CD changer inputs, so you needed a blank CD to fool the headunit into thinking your audio was coming from the CD changer. Not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Siskin
That's what I used... kinda. The back of the...

That's what I used... kinda. The back of the stereo has two 10-pin (5x2) connectors and NO ONE seems to sell those. Not Digikey, not Mouser, not Newark... so I took a 16-pin connector and hacked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Siskin
I just addressed a similar problem earlier today....

I just addressed a similar problem earlier today. See this post for some good troubleshooting links: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751589
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Siskin
Great then, you're all set... all you need is to...

Great then, you're all set... all you need is to rig up a cable to plug into pins 4, 8, and 9 of the B connector on the bottom part of your stereo. (Image below)

Beware, the pin numbers run...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 39,667
Posted By Siskin
You do know you're weighing in on a thread that...

You do know you're weighing in on a thread that was started 6 years ago and hasn't been touched in over a year, right?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Siskin
"It is strongly recommended to ONLY use the OEM...

"It is strongly recommended to ONLY use the OEM specified NGK plugs for replacements. Bosch Platinum 4 plugs are also available for the M54 engine but will often not perform, cause misfires and set...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Siskin
At the risk of my wife signing up for Bimmerfest...

At the risk of my wife signing up for Bimmerfest just so she could weigh in on this, I posed the question to her. She said Snugride but then advised that you consider the Combi Coccoro. It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Siskin
Having had two kids, a Snugride, a Britax, and a...

Having had two kids, a Snugride, a Britax, and a few boosters...

Go with the Snugride. Don't start off with a convertible. Upgrade to a convertible when your kid's spine is developed enough to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Siskin
I made my own cable out of some thin triaxial...

I made my own cable out of some thin triaxial cable (you can use whatever, really), a stereo jack from RadioShack, and a hacked up ribbon cable for a serial port. Cost me <$3 (USD) and about 20...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Siskin
That's what we're all here for. Welcome aboard!

That's what we're all here for. Welcome aboard!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Siskin
This is a great step-by-step write up for the...

This is a great step-by-step write up for the E46: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1682570-DIY-Diagnosing-and-Replacing-E46-Fuel-Pump
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Siskin
In post #10, there's a PDF of a no-start...

In post #10, there's a PDF of a no-start troubleshooting guide. Step #11 on page 6 discusses the fuel pump. You may want to go through the whole procedure though. You know, because I may be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Siskin
That sure sounds like a fuel pump to me. If you...

That sure sounds like a fuel pump to me. If you can, check the fuel pressure at the rail. Or, have the shop do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Siskin
Well, how well did your boneheaded move coincide...

Well, how well did your boneheaded move coincide with the start of your knocking problems?

I'm racking my brain and can't come up with a better alternative than the indy's idea of a steering rack...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Siskin
Wow, that's awesome! $1700 is cheaper than a...

Wow, that's awesome! $1700 is cheaper than a used engine. I'm at >230k and I've been contemplating how deep I want to dig into it when I do have a problem. It's nice to have a number to consider.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Siskin
Call Shawn (sp?) at CR's in Newville, PA. ...

Call Shawn (sp?) at CR's in Newville, PA. 717-776-6699 He's not far from the Maryland line off I-81 (~40 mins north of Hagerstown). He's got a nice selection of used parts - probably has what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By Siskin
Sometimes it just happens. That's what insurance...

Sometimes it just happens. That's what insurance is for. But, like I said, IF something were to happen, how hard would it be for you to get out of a jam? I was placing my emphasis on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By Siskin
Here's another point to consider... If you're...

Here's another point to consider... If you're buying it flat-out from a private party, you're not going to be required to maintain full coverage insurance. You're going to be a college student, so...
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