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Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-14-2014, 02:36 PM
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Views: 70
Posted By JonS2004330ci
FS Hawk Blue 9012 Brake Pads! NEW!

I have a front & rear set of Hawk Blue 9012 racing brake pads, new in box and unopened from shrink-wrapping inside box.

The fitments are HB464E.764 front and HB518E.642 rear.

Was going to use...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-29-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,472
Posted By JonS2004330ci
"2" many models now...

"2" many models now...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By JonS2004330ci
UPDATE: Auxiliary Fan working again

Just wanted to update the group on the outcome of my troubleshooting; and to offer data points for the benefit of others.

Had all wiring checked at my service department; they ran a "test plan"...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Auxiliary Fan Not working; 2004 330ci E46 AUTO trans

Looking for some assistance; I HAVE researched this and much of what I've found is E39 or E36 related...

My auxiliary cooling fan has stopped working; it no longer comes on during AC usage, and it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By JonS2004330ci
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53&mospid=47713&btnr=51_3691&hg=51&fg=20

#3 in the diagram?

Jon in Chicago
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,800
Posted By JonS2004330ci
For the record: There is a special tool...

For the record:

There is a special tool called the "Assenmacher (ASTBMW5346) BMW Transmission Cooler Line and Power Steering Line Disconnect Tool" that helps connect/disconnect that type of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Here's my M3 wheel; I purchased the silver CF...

Here's my M3 wheel; I purchased the silver CF lower trim from EAS (European Auto Source) in 2009 for $160 (yikes!)...don't think they sell this anymore.

I have the "Titanium-Finish" trim, along...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,969
Posted By JonS2004330ci
"SO I am sure it will fail sooner rather than...

"SO I am sure it will fail sooner rather than later and I'll have to take everything back apart again and rent the damn tool used for the process."

Shad;

I own the MIS rear diff bushing tool...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Just did this on my 2004 330ci; I never noticed...

Just did this on my 2004 330ci; I never noticed any brake performance issues, but the collapsed hose was bugging me...

To replace, you have to remove the 2 one-time-use clamps (#6)

The hose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Regarding the "electrical" smell in the cabin, I...

Regarding the "electrical" smell in the cabin, I had this exact same experience with my 2004 330ci last year. It turns out is was the valve cover gasket leaking, and the oil burning off the exhaust...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Personally, I would replace the tank & T-stat...

Personally, I would replace the tank & T-stat with new parts at the time of the radiator repair; I would then keep the used-but-good tank & T-stat around or in the trunk as an emergency backup set of...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 12-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,438
Posted By JonS2004330ci
New Tire break-in before track use?

How many miles should I put on a set of new (street) tires before subjecting them to track use?

I know you're not supposed to run brand new tires right away; is there a general consensus on a...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Placed my order and provided CC info; haven't...

Placed my order and provided CC info; haven't heard back....

Do you have a shipping ETA for the Hawk blues I ordered?

Thanks!

Jon in Chicago
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Mr. Bean; Smolck; Thanks for the replies,...

Mr. Bean; Smolck;

Thanks for the replies, and you are both correct.

My M54-engined car does have the CV joint with the 6 E-12 torx bolts, and there is a large "slot" notched into the flange...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By JonS2004330ci
The input flange on my car's differential is...

The input flange on my car's differential is connected to the end of the driveshaft with 6 E-12 torx bolts.

The DIY I was following shows a manual transmission car with only 4 E-12 torx bolts to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Anyone ever remove differential from AT 330ci?

I have the drive axles disconnected, the 3 diff bushing mounting points disconnected, and the 6 E-12 torx bolts removed from the driveshaft/diff input flange mating points.

The differential will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By JonS2004330ci
John; Yes, I installed the BMW Performance...

John;

Yes, I installed the BMW Performance muffler and the sound is indeed better than what my stock muffler put out.

Yes, it was expensive at around $500 for the part.

But I thoroughly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Remove A/C belt for track day?

Any mechanical reason that I couldn't remove the A/C belt when running on track days?

I obviously will not be running the A/C during my sessions; would removing the belt be wise to save unneeded...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Upon further investigation, the BMW Performance...

Upon further investigation, the BMW Performance Exhaust indeed is different than the ZHP exhaust.

"For vehicles with Performance Package, Rear Muffler" 18107919236

"BMW Performance Rear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,187
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Here are the details of the solution from my...

Here are the details of the solution from my service records: (details of my headlight problem in post #7 above)...

At 96,164 miles (1/9/09), first repair attempt replaced the control unit for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,187
Posted By JonS2004330ci
I had the same issue with my '04 330ci about a...

I had the same issue with my '04 330ci about a year ago. My right-side xenon lamp would intermittently appear to be pointing downward (which it was) more so than the left side.

I dealt with this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By JonS2004330ci
Bob--Yes, it is the same as a ZHP exhaust...

Bob--Yes, it is the same as a ZHP exhaust muffler.

I put this on my '04 330ci, along with the BMW Performance air intake, and the combo makes for a really nice-sounding car, that's not too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By JonS2004330ci
That plastic connector looks similar to the ones...

That plastic connector looks similar to the ones on my transmission cooler line and power steering lines. There is a special tool called the "Assenmacher (ASTBMW5346) BMW Transmission Cooler Line and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By JonS2004330ci
When I did my VCG, it took 2 or 3 days for the...

When I did my VCG, it took 2 or 3 days for the old oil that HAD been leaking to burn off. I still had some smoke and smell for a couple days ...
If you're not seeing a FRESH leak, (and it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By JonS2004330ci
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