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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Zeichen311
The service menu is the only way and as noted,...

The service menu is the only way and as noted, that is temporary. Coolant temperature display cannot be coded.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Zeichen311
Nothing happens when you push the controller left...

Nothing happens when you push the controller left to access the map menu? That's not a key problem--your controller has failed.

Edit: You can use a combination of voice commands and the controller...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Zeichen311
No, the light means DSC is non-operational,...

No, the light means DSC is non-operational, including throttle intervention. Without yaw data the system cannot reliably determine what corrections may be needed to stabilize the car, so it will do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Zeichen311
Well yes, but that would be the owner's manual....

Well yes, but that would be the owner's manual. ;) :D

Unless your iDrive interface is different from that of every other E9X out there, which I highly doubt, you have the ability to choose many...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Zeichen311
Same as you did with the mirror: Adjust the map...

Same as you did with the mirror: Adjust the map (scale, orientation, perspective, etc.) to your liking, then shut down & lock the car with the key. The settings will be retrieved whenever you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Zeichen311
Many of those so-called "flippers" are either...

Many of those so-called "flippers" are either time-wasters or outright scammers who fire off scattershot offers of 1-2 grand below list on every ad they see, hoping a sucker will bite.

Hard to say...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Zeichen311
Nope, it's not. Check your coolant level--you...

Nope, it's not. Check your coolant level--you should get a warning light in instrument cluster when it's low but there's always a chance that sensor has died. If topping-off is required, use a 1:1...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Zeichen311
Please use punctuation and write coherent...

Please use punctuation and write coherent sentences if you expect help on this forum. A lot of our members won't bother to decipher a stream of consciousness pecked out on a smartphone.

First...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Zeichen311
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Zeichen311
Updated my earlier post with the map version....

Updated my earlier post with the map version. I'll do the same in three months or so when I get the next version if, by some miracle, I remember this thread exists. :rofl:
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Zeichen311
The first of the NA 2020 map data sets is out; I...

The first of the NA 2020 map data sets is out; I installed it a couple of weeks ago. The next will be published in 2-3 months IIRC.

I'll jot down the exact version info a bit later and add it to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Zeichen311
I think he's referring not to the twin kidney...

I think he's referring not to the twin kidney grilles per se but rather the pre-LCI grille design that has chrome "eyebrows" in the hood. Back in the day I believe a few people disliked the look...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Zeichen311
This is a known problem in the N20/N26 engines....

This is a known problem in the N20/N26 engines. The timing chain guides experience abnormal wear and eventually fail, soon after which the timing chain snaps, destroying the engine.

BMW issued an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Zeichen311
That depends on the state and the age of the...

That depends on the state and the age of the vehicle. In some states and circumstances, a car can be cashed out as a "total loss" but not acquire a branded title--e.g., for a ton of cosmetic damage...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Zeichen311
Read this post...

Read this post (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13044257&postcount=14). Then read the fine print of the plan you were offered. Note what is specifically not covered. Then decide.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Zeichen311
True, but hack mechanics who may have mis-aimed...

True, but hack mechanics who may have mis-aimed OP's headlights are not.

BMW TIS procedures for aiming headlights: 328i xDrive Coupe: 63-10 Headlight Adjustment...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Zeichen311
I think you're right: The hole is clearly visible...

I think you're right: The hole is clearly visible in your last photo. Second cross-tube from the top, about 25% of the way in from the right side. It's a lot bigger than a pinpoint, too. :eeps:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
No, no, and no. Heel-toe is a technique used for...

No, no, and no. Heel-toe is a technique used for matching engine speed to wheel speed when downshifting while braking. True, it is most useful in high-performance driving, but is useful even everyday...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
Understood perfectly--but one proper technique...

Understood perfectly--but one proper technique will suffice for both needs. Heel on brake pedal, toes on throttle falls in the category of habits worth breaking.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
CDV makes no difference. It makes the clutch a...

CDV makes no difference. It makes the clutch a bit more linear and hence more predictable/consistent on engagement, but the technique is unchanged.

Honestly I can't even tell you whether there is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-23-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Zeichen311
Seals failing? Perhaps there's a bit of moisture...

Seals failing? Perhaps there's a bit of moisture trapped inside the sensors, such that a little bit more on the surface pushes some self-test criterion out of range?

Just a guess. Never having...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-22-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Zeichen311
Die, spammer. :mad:

Die, spammer. :mad:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
No. Re-read my post and SPDSKTR's. Ball of foot...

No. Re-read my post and SPDSKTR's. Ball of foot on brake; roll side of foot onto throttle.

It is much more difficult to modulate the pedals with the heel than the ball of the foot or toes. To...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
As it should be. ;) :thumbup:

As it should be. ;) :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Zeichen311
This. Brake with the left side of the ball of...

This. Brake with the left side of the ball of your foot; roll onto the gas with the right side. You may find it more comfortable/easier to pivot your heel somewhat toward the throttle as you do but...
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