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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 521
Posted By Zeichen311
Definitely not! You are correct, that damaged...

Definitely not! You are correct, that damaged connector is a no-go. What we are suggesting is to buy a new voltage regulator, install it on your original alternator, and install that in the car.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 521
Posted By Zeichen311
Agree with Cal - you may have bigger (or at...

Agree with Cal - you may have bigger (or at least, other) problems than the alternator.

Also agree with Watchme, though (thanks for mentioning this; I forgot to!): If you still have your OE...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By Zeichen311
+1 (at least). This. Is. Not. A. Toyota....

+1 (at least).

This. Is. Not. A. Toyota. :nono:

You are making life absurdly hard for yourself. When you're de-clutching at 2000rpm in first gear, the take-up speed for second gear is just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 521
Posted By Zeichen311
"Remanufactured" means "new" for every part...

"Remanufactured" means "new" for every part except the case. A remanufactured part is literally that--re-built by the original manufacturer using all-new replacements of all its working parts. There...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Zeichen311
Nominally true for the entire vehicle...yet,...

Nominally true for the entire vehicle...yet, somehow, that "maintained" aspect seems to be a sticking point for so many owners after the first.... :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By Zeichen311
What is the RPM range of your typical upshift?

What is the RPM range of your typical upshift?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Zeichen311
Have you measured the voltage at the battery? Was...

Have you measured the voltage at the battery? Was the battery fully charged when you installed it?

A replacement AGM battery does need to be registered, as stated, but it's not safe to assume that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Zeichen311
Read the sticky thread at the top of this forum:...

Read the sticky thread at the top of this forum: Keeping Your 3 Series Origami Top in Tip Top Shape (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609222).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Zeichen311
First off, you have an E46 not an E90 so this is...

First off, you have an E46 not an E90 so this is posted in the wrong forum. Fortunately more than a few of us have, or have had, both generations so you'll get some help regardless.

How many miles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes, if ordered with the Sport package. The base...

Yes, if ordered with the Sport package. The base steering wheel has a four-spoke trapezoidal center pad/airbag.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Zeichen311
German: Norden, Nordosten, Osten, Südosten,...

German: Norden, Nordosten, Osten, Südosten, Süden, Südwesten, Westen, Nordwesten.

Refer to the Digital compass section of the owner's manual (Controls chapter) for instructions on changing the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-10-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Zeichen311
2006 325i sedan is the E90 platform, as is the...

2006 325i sedan is the E90 platform, as is the car in the photo. Engine for that model and year is an N52B25 (this changed, later).

Edit: ...as u.nanimous said while I was typing. :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By Zeichen311
As anyone who has ordered a used-oil analysis...

As anyone who has ordered a used-oil analysis from Blackstone Laboratories can tell you, the United States Postal Service does not classify used motor oil as a hazardous material. Blackstone even...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,089
Posted By Zeichen311
BoltJames!!! We've missed you so. :whip: :D

BoltJames!!! We've missed you so. :whip:

:D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Zeichen311
Let's see...a BMW inline-6 that was offered in...

Let's see...a BMW inline-6 that was offered in the same chassis or an American V-8 that can't speak German without an interpreter. Which do you think is the easier swap? :tsk:

Early E46s like the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Zeichen311
The AUC sensor monitors ambient air quality for...

The AUC sensor monitors ambient air quality for the automatic-recirculation setting of the HVAC system. The IHKA (HVAC control unit) will switch between fresh air and recirculated cabin air based in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Zeichen311
No. It's a separate indicator for faults in the...

No. It's a separate indicator for faults in the drive-by-wire throttle system (Elektronische Motorleistungsregelung, "electronic engine power control"). Common trouble spots are the throttle position...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Zeichen311
:rofl: Well done! Reminds me of how I earned...

:rofl: Well done!

Reminds me of how I earned a citation (award! :D) in a very similar fashion long ago, when I was an inexperienced "yute". I was driving a mere Mustang GT though, which probably...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-04-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Zeichen311
A 2006 525i left the factory with a 3.0 liter...

A 2006 525i left the factory with a 3.0 liter inline-6 not a 4.8-liter V8. So, your 525i is already someone's Frankencar project, meaning we have no way of knowing if or how that engine was altered...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Zeichen311
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=BMW+OBD+code+P1345 No...

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=BMW+OBD+code+P1345
No spam results on the first page (some wrong, but no spam).
None.

:dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Zeichen311
That's a dead giveaway for FSU failure.

That's a dead giveaway for FSU failure.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By Zeichen311
They do not. To my knowledge, BMW always...

They do not. To my knowledge, BMW always specifies replacement of torque-to-yield fasteners.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By Zeichen311
By the way, I meant to point this out when you...

By the way, I meant to point this out when you mentioned it in another thread: You shouldn't be using wool polishing pads unless your paint is pretty well dead because wool is the most aggressive...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Zeichen311
It varies by state but in many cases, you pay the...

It varies by state but in many cases, you pay the sales tax at the time you (re-)title the car. Someone from California who knows the details will no doubt chime in shortly.

Edit: Too slow.... :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes. I'm actually overdue, especially the...

Yes.

I'm actually overdue, especially the 335, and will be tackling both cars before the end of the summer. The 330 is slated for a little extra TLC as I plan to repaint the front bumper to cure...
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