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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By John Davis
I second this: a sprint booster or pedalbox (same...

I second this: a sprint booster or pedalbox (same idea) will speed up the throttle response, which is very nice. It makes the car feel more powerful simply because it delivers the power faster...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,739
Posted By John Davis
Some guys think anything other than a muscle car...

Some guys think anything other than a muscle car or an oversized pickup truck is a girl's car. Their loss...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By John Davis
Honestly, I have no idea. I'd just call three of...

Honestly, I have no idea. I'd just call three of four of them in your area (or down here) and talk to them to see what's available. You might have to buy a piece here, a piece there. You might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By John Davis
If you don't find anyone who is interested in a...

If you don't find anyone who is interested in a swap or in parting out their interior, you might try a wrecking yard. Here's a website where you can post requests for various parts, and sellers can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By John Davis
By the way, if you have a PC, download the BMW...

By the way, if you have a PC, download the BMW Part Number program mentioned in Silber's post; just click in that area. It's for comparison shopping, and it's said to be even better than the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By John Davis
Well, for shocks and struts, most ardent bimmer...

Well, for shocks and struts, most ardent bimmer owners prefer either Koni (especially the FSD model) or Bilstein heavy duty, though I'm sure there are some other great products out there. For...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By John Davis
This is a great online comparison shopping tool: ...

This is a great online comparison shopping tool:

http://www.furiousmethod.com/

It's also a good list of the major online suppliers we all use.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By John Davis
They're about $20 or a bit more from various...

They're about $20 or a bit more from various online suppliers.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By John Davis
I think I bought mine at Turner Motorsports; ECS...

I think I bought mine at Turner Motorsports; ECS Tuning and FCP also sell them. If you google "E46 cupholder" several will turn up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,045
Posted By John Davis
Harley is right--don't worry about a thousand or...

Harley is right--don't worry about a thousand or two if you like the car. There's always someone out there who for whatever reason can cut sharper deals than you do. The main issue is whether the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By John Davis
Don't battery tenders have to be plugged in? Or...

Don't battery tenders have to be plugged in? Or is there a kind that runs off its own battery or something?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By John Davis
Perhaps my battery is old, then. It ran out the...

Perhaps my battery is old, then. It ran out the last time I was gone for the summer, two years ago. Maybe it's finally time to replace it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By John Davis
Battery not used for 3 months--what to do?

I'll be out of the country for the summer, so my car battery won't be used at all for three months. I have no electrical outlet in my parking space, so I can't use a battery charger/tender/trickler,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By John Davis
I used to get a noise under exactly those...

I used to get a noise under exactly those conditions, though the sound I heard was a soft clunk rather than a bang. In my case it turned out that the bushings for my differential had worn out, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By John Davis
This document, in the signature line of a member...

This document, in the signature line of a member called Spdsktr, gives a great overview of what can and cannot be done to make the E46 more powerful:

330i/Ci Bang for the Buck Horsepower Guide
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Thanks again, Silber--I just now ordered all the...

Thanks again, Silber--I just now ordered all the parts, and from RM European, as you suggested.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Please do--that would be great!

Please do--that would be great!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Thanks! I tried to use the PNPC tool, and found...

Thanks! I tried to use the PNPC tool, and found that it works only with Windows (I have a Mac), so this search is very helpful.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Oh cool! Did oembimmerparts have the current...

Oh cool! Did oembimmerparts have the current best price, so far as you could tell?

I just realized I misspoke in my original post; I said I checked realoem but I meant I checked "furious method";...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By John Davis
I love it. My car definitely felt like it had...

I love it. My car definitely felt like it had substantially more pull and immediate power after I put in AA software. It doesn't increase hp much, but it seems to make the horsepower available at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Obviously I have a few things to learn about...

Obviously I have a few things to learn about searching for parts...

Thanks, Silber. I'll do as you suggest!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By John Davis
You're welcome to test drive it if you disclose...

You're welcome to test drive it if you disclose the location of your secret highway!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By John Davis
Having trouble finding the right parts

I need to buy some hoses for my power steering system: what my mechanic calls the suction hose and the return hose (which seems to be two hoses). I'm having trouble finding them online.

The names...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By John Davis
I don't have a problem with bills that are larger...

I don't have a problem with bills that are larger than the estimate because the job turned out to be bigger or different than originally thought.

My problem is this.

If I am told the hourly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By John Davis
Given the way you drive, I think you'll be...

Given the way you drive, I think you'll be happier with a 330.

Where in hell--sorry, I meant California where we both live--did you find highways where you can routinely travel 85 mph? I want...
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