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Anyone have an answer to what might go into the space under the hood in the upper left-hand side of the engine compartment?
The salesman (full of other unlikely stories) said that there is a refrigerator/cooler that is available in Europe that can be hard-wired into that area. He also said that it is an open area for equal weight distribution.
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I believe 323/328s have a part of the DSC (ASC?) system in there, and I believe its also said that the battery is there on 4cyl models (not in NA)
 

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RKB said:
Anyone have an answer to what might go into the space under the hood in the upper left-hand side of the engine compartment?
The salesman (full of other unlikely stories) said that there is a refrigerator/cooler that is available in Europe that can be hard-wired into that area. He also said that it is an open area for equal weight distribution.
:dunno:
Darn, this board is turning into bimmer.org...Search the archives man.

That space is for European 4 liter engines, 1.9 and 1.6 liter engines that have less weight up front, so BMW puts the batteries up there. Also in older models (323/328) that's where the ABS brain is.
 

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Don't flame

Hey - I DID search the archives and come up with nothing - you try "space in engine compartment" and see what you come up with.

Also, I was wondering (based on the European First-Aid kit) if there was an OEM item that fit in that space.
Not everyone is interested in mods like your: UUC Swaybarbarian | UUC Bigboy Clutchstop | UUC EVO II Short Shift Kit | ECIS Cold
Air Intake | Jim Conforti Shark Injector | 328i sized Cross Drilled Brembo Rotors | Pagid Street Pads | ATE Typ 200 Gold racing
brake fluid | Bavarian Autosports Stainless Stee l Brakelines .
 

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RKB said:
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The salesman (full of other unlikely stories) said that there is a refrigerator/cooler that is available in Europe that can be hard-wired into that area. ....
:dunno:
:lmao:
A whole new level of stupidity. :confused:
 

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Re: Re: Space in engine compartment

The HACK said:


Darn, this board is turning into bimmer.org...Search the archives man.

That space is for European 4 liter engines, 1.9 and 1.6 liter engines that have less weight up front, so BMW puts the batteries up there. Also in older models (323/328) that's where the ABS brain is.
Where can I get this 4 liter E46? :D :D :lmao:

J/K
 

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Sean said:
Early 330's also had the DSC unit there from 06/01 - 09/01 production. E46 M3's still have it there. At least the ones I've seen.
These cars all have something in common: No EBD (or whatever the electronic braking differential is called). I suspect that the EBD cars have an integrated controller somewhere closer to the brake booster.
 

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Re: Don't flame

RKB said:
Hey - I DID search the archives and come up with nothing - you try "space in engine compartment" and see what you come up with.

Also, I was wondering (based on the European First-Aid kit) if there was an OEM item that fit in that space.
Not everyone is interested in mods like your: UUC Swaybarbarian | UUC Bigboy Clutchstop | UUC EVO II Short Shift Kit | ECIS Cold
Air Intake | Jim Conforti Shark Injector | 328i sized Cross Drilled Brembo Rotors | Pagid Street Pads | ATE Typ 200 Gold racing
brake fluid | Bavarian Autosports Stainless Stee l Brakelines .
?! I merely made a light dig at the fact that this HAS been discussed in the past. All you have to say is "I did search in the archives but did not find the right answer" and I would've understand and apologized. What the hell is the point of giving me shit about my ride?

You said DON'T FLAME yet you choose to insult me and my ride. Hypocrit.
 

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Does anyone actually use that space for anything????

It would be cool if there was a storage container that would fit in that space so that some items could be stored in there without rolling and rattling around.

Windshield washer fluid jug storage comes to mind, but I've never actually used it for that.

- JP
 

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JPinTO said:
Does anyone actually use that space for anything????

It would be cool if there was a storage container that would fit in that space so that some items could be stored in there without rolling and rattling around.

Windshield washer fluid jug storage comes to mind, but I've never actually used it for that.

- JP
See my post above yours:

1 small bottle of distilled water
1 small bottle of Griots Detail spray Speed Shine
4 cotton cloths
2 emergency flares.
 
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