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Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 10-20-2012, 06:39 PM
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Posted By johnnygraphic
DIY Garage Starter Kit $150. San Ramon, CA

So, this is a PERFECT starter kit to outfit your garage to do it all yourself! All together, this will cost about $200 (including tax etc). Iíll let this all go for $150

Here are a bunch of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By johnnygraphic
Find a BMW specialty shop here:...

Find a BMW specialty shop here: http://www.bimrs.org/2008MapPage.html

Don't drive very far or w/o coolant/water mix in your car. Do it TODAY. Not tomorrow, not next week. TODAY.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By johnnygraphic
Hmmm. Very interesting. You shouldn't have any...

Hmmm. Very interesting. You shouldn't have any oil on TOP of the valve covers. When you replaced the valve cover gasket, did you replace the spark plug gaskets too? What about all the grommets?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By johnnygraphic
Oh! That makes more sense. I was reading a...

Oh! That makes more sense. I was reading a white paper, so it was quite technical and a lot of it went over my head.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Johnny
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By johnnygraphic
Yeah, the whole theory of the underdrive pulley...

Yeah, the whole theory of the underdrive pulley seems to make sense and a lot of tuners use them. I can't remember 100% who addressed this issue on BMW's, it may have been Steve Dinan, but he was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By johnnygraphic
My daughters dog does the same. But, I've never...

My daughters dog does the same. But, I've never seen her actually stop and take a good long drink!!! This was hilarious!

Thanks for the laugh!

Johnny
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,379
Posted By johnnygraphic
Thx!

Thx!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2012, 09:33 AM
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Views: 616
Posted By johnnygraphic
I'm assuming you used the BMW OEM plug n play Aux...

I'm assuming you used the BMW OEM plug n play Aux Input unit. Should have been a straightforward installation. My only thought is somehow while working back there, either another plug was pulled...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By johnnygraphic
Sorry, but I just sold a mine about a month ago. ...

Sorry, but I just sold a mine about a month ago.

Johnny
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,379
Posted By johnnygraphic
Not to drag the thread too off-topic, but,...

Not to drag the thread too off-topic, but, regarding wheel offset of OEM vs. aftermarket: To use the first set of ARC's for reference, OEM is 51 mm offset and the ARC's have a 38 mm offset. To use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,808
Posted By johnnygraphic
When I did mine a few years back, mine was blue...

When I did mine a few years back, mine was blue too. I remember thinking that it looked different from the original white one too. Installed and no issues since. Been about 25k miles and 2 years.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By johnnygraphic
I can't really tell from the diagram what each...

I can't really tell from the diagram what each part is made out of, but I would say that anything that is plastic or soft-ish metal (brass?), I would just replace. Many of those parts wear out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By johnnygraphic
As others have said, whoever does the work on...

As others have said, whoever does the work on your car, have them inspect the cvv system. At your mileage, it's a sure bet that it is either gone or going to go if it hasn't already been replaced. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By johnnygraphic
Sorry you're having trouble tracking down...

Sorry you're having trouble tracking down info/getting responses on this. Personally, it's kind of a love-hate relationship with my car. The stock deck/speakers are o.k. up to a certain volume. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,379
Posted By johnnygraphic
I'm sure you probably have already seen these,...

I'm sure you probably have already seen these, but, they're close to your target weight @ 18.45 lbs and look great! http://www.apexraceparts.com/ARC-8-18x85-Wheel_p_52.html

Johnny
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,379
Posted By johnnygraphic
Nice to get an update and your thoughts after...

Nice to get an update and your thoughts after you've lived with them a while Smolck! As always, THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HERE!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By johnnygraphic
My local BMW shop replaced mine with Mini CAB's. ...

My local BMW shop replaced mine with Mini CAB's. They said that they are more durable than OEM and more responsive. So, I have Mini in me BMW.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By johnnygraphic
Check wheel wells and the black trim bits for any...

Check wheel wells and the black trim bits for any overspray-an indication of bodywork/painting. Check left vs. right side gaps too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By johnnygraphic
Thule 753 is the appropriate rack to fit our cars.

Thule 753 is the appropriate rack to fit our cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By johnnygraphic
My differential bushings were gone at 95k. Crazy...

My differential bushings were gone at 95k. Crazy that all of these bushings wear out so 'young'.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By johnnygraphic
To check if it's coming from the rear or not,...

To check if it's coming from the rear or not, fold the rear seats down and see if that changes/increases the sounds or not. Whatever it is, I hope you get it fixed and quickly. I don't ever recall...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By johnnygraphic
Autozone (whichever is closer/more convenient)...

Autozone (whichever is closer/more convenient) also carries the correct battery.

Battery requirements on newer cars (not just BMW's) is getting much higher these days because of all of the...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 04-15-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By johnnygraphic
For Sale: ZHP Amber Front & Side Turn Signal Lens. OEM Like New-Facelift Sedan-$75 OB

For Sale is Left & Right Front & Side Turn Signal Lens for E46 Facelift Sedan.

$75 OBO. Hoping for local sale, but will ship with reasonable offer.

Only has a short time on my car. They are all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,191
Posted By johnnygraphic
You can pour it out of the drainage port at the...

You can pour it out of the drainage port at the top. There is a rubber stopper on top.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By johnnygraphic
Freebie taken.

Freebie taken.
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