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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By bhansell
I used the 3M kit recently, the results were...

I used the 3M kit recently, the results were great. My lenses were absolutely disgusting -- heavily yellowed and barely able to see through them. Now they look completely normal. I highly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,164
Posted By bhansell
Fellas, Just wanted to contribute and let...

Fellas,

Just wanted to contribute and let everyone know that I just changed my ATF using this tutorial -- I used Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle ATF and the Meisterstatz kit. No problems at all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,183
Posted By bhansell
I plan to work on my headlights in the next...

I plan to work on my headlights in the next couple weeks. For everyone's SA, here's a link to the kit on Amazon, which has a ton of user-posted before/after pictures.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,164
Posted By bhansell
Awesome write-up. I have 45k on my car and plan...

Awesome write-up. I have 45k on my car and plan to tackle this project soon. Thanks,

Brian

EDIT: Looking at eeuroparts.com, I see there are two brands for the kit: Meisterstatz and Elring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By bhansell
Just replaced my OEM battery last night with the...

Just replaced my OEM battery last night with the 49DL from Autozone. It was 4.5 years old and died while running errands with absolutely no indications that it was going bad...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By bhansell
I changed my pads/rotors last weekend and went...

I changed my pads/rotors last weekend and went with the Axxis Ultimate pads at Turner Motor Sports...they seem to be working pretty well. I have some squeaking going on at low speeds/light brake...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By bhansell
Check this one out:...

Check this one out: http://www.crutchfield.com/s_581PA12BMW/USA-Spec-iPod-Interface.html?tp=120
I read a review on here awhile back that spoke highly of it, and it doesn't seem to have some of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,189
Posted By bhansell
I had the same thing happen to me. Luckily,...

I had the same thing happen to me. Luckily, insurance is covering the mirror, console, and leather seat replacement (liquid stained the seat as well). The sybesma option seams like a great deal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,695
Posted By bhansell
JVR, Thanks for pointing me in the right...

JVR,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Nice writeup on removing the console as well.

-Brian
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,695
Posted By bhansell
Rear-View Mirror Broke/Leaked - Replacing Mirror/Center Console

All,

Today I got into my car after work and noticed the rear-view mirror apparently exploded. It looks almost like a broken LCD, with the fluid in the mirror visible. Also, the fluid appears to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By bhansell
Great info. I haven't been too happy with some...

Great info. I haven't been too happy with some of the reports coming from DICE users (having to disconnect/reconnect the battery/harness is ridiculous in my opinion). After a little more research,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By bhansell
When I lived in South Texas you would frequently...

When I lived in South Texas you would frequently see Mexicans towing old cars with other, sometimes smaller, old cars across the border to resell them. They just strapped an "In Tow" sign on the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By bhansell
I use Lexol cleaner as well as their conditioner...

I use Lexol cleaner as well as their conditioner for the leather seats. The stuff gets very good reviews over in the detailing forum and I'd agree. I might have to try that Meguire's Quik Interior...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,730
Posted By bhansell
phlfly: Yeah, the eyeballs are definitely pretty...

phlfly: Yeah, the eyeballs are definitely pretty important. Luckily, the Navy/Marine Corps have become more accepting of Lasik/PRK in recent times. It's always a shame when things like that stand...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,730
Posted By bhansell
USMC F-18 Pilot.

USMC F-18 Pilot.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 49,799
Posted By bhansell
I guess I wasn't sure how easy it would be to...

I guess I wasn't sure how easy it would be to route a cable there and was hoping someone already did and could comment... Thanks though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 49,799
Posted By bhansell
Has anyone heard of installing the aux port...

Has anyone heard of installing the aux port behind the center armrest, in the ashtray? Seems like it'd be a fairly accessible location, but still hidden away. I'm just curious if routing the cable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By bhansell
Smolck, Thank you for the thoughts. I hope...

Smolck,

Thank you for the thoughts. I hope everyone takes the time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a such a great country, and how thankful we should all be to those that gave the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By bhansell
Official Introduction

'Festers,

I've been reading this site and occasionally posting for about 6 months, but never spent the time to formally introduce myself. Oops. Anyhow, I drive an '05 325i with about 30k miles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By bhansell
Tube Elbow Replaced - Thanks

All,

I recently ran into the P0171 and P0174 engine codes and spent the day replacing the tube elbow (old one was cracked). DIY went as expected (about 4 hours of tedious work). I just wanted to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,400
Posted By bhansell
I'm a fairly conservative guy, but that looks...

I'm a fairly conservative guy, but that looks absolutely amazing. Well done.

-Brian
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By bhansell
My car is just going out of warranty as well, and...

My car is just going out of warranty as well, and like you, my hazard button and door lock button stopped working. The dealer fixed it under warranty, no cost to me (or you).

-Brian
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By bhansell
My 4-yr warranty is going to expire at the end of...

My 4-yr warranty is going to expire at the end of the month. The dealership quoted me $1500 dollars for the extended maintenance. Not worth it in my opinion.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By bhansell
My warranty will expire at the end of this month...

My warranty will expire at the end of this month (not including the CPO). Reading the SIB, it looks like this problem does not affect '05 models, right? Thanks,

Brian
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 03-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 322,801
Posted By bhansell
Tom and Bluebee, thank you for the responses. ...

Tom and Bluebee, thank you for the responses. They were both very helpful. One final question:



Am I correctly reading that you need to remove the iPod daily to avoid any problems? And by...
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