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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,908
Posted By fonzie
I'm curious if the upper bumper strip is an...

I'm curious if the upper bumper strip is an acceptable location for the sensor. I have already removed the trim and am thinking it would be the perfect time to add it.

delmarco, it would be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
I bought the updated ring and I wanted to make...

I bought the updated ring and I wanted to make sure I was installing it correctly. Please let me know if I positioned it right. Thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
I'm finally getting around to doing this and I...

I'm finally getting around to doing this and I have my car opened up right now.

I can only replace the VCG at moment and will be doing the vanos at a later date. I wanted to know if I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
Yeah, that probably what I will end up doing. I...

Yeah, that probably what I will end up doing. I did a coolant overhaul about a year ago so I have a new expansion tank, water pump, pulleys, etc. So I think the fan will be it's own project.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
It seems like my to-do list just keeps getting...

It seems like my to-do list just keeps getting longer.

Initially I just wanted to replace the Valve Cover Gasket due to an oil leak, but then I found that I may as well do tha VANOS while I'm in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
Yes I've been reading up on this mod all morning...

Yes I've been reading up on this mod all morning and have convinced myself that it is a worthwhile investment.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
I've done a lot of work to my car, and I am great...

I've done a lot of work to my car, and I am great at following directions but I like to be absolutely sure of everything before I undertake projects. That's why I asked what appeared to be a remedial...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
but I prefer to be spoon-fed by the knowledgeable...

but I prefer to be spoon-fed by the knowledgeable forum members


In all seriousness, I would have done that but it is dark over here now and even if I had popped the hood, I really wouldn't know...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
dang. Looks like a have a mechanical fan then. ...

dang. Looks like a have a mechanical fan then.

:-/
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By fonzie
Electric or Mechanical Fan?

I am getting ready to change out my VCG and repair the vanos and spark plugs. I am reading the instructions on Besian and it shows that there are either electrical or mechanical fans and the removal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By fonzie
It might just be that your coolant level is low. ...

It might just be that your coolant level is low. Add some BMW coolant and make sure you bleed it. Don't overfill either. Look for a how-to in the forums if you are uncertain on the process.

If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
glhx does it look like the valve cover could...

glhx

does it look like the valve cover could be cracked on mine by looking at those pictures?

I am going to be purchasing the parts this weekend so I want to know what else may be purchased and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
Lol sorry auto correct on my phone really goofed...

Lol sorry auto correct on my phone really goofed that up. I am using official BMW synthetic oil.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
Phoopsta I had already replaced the Oil Filter...

Phoopsta I had already replaced the Oil Filter Housing Gasket at 69k miles. But I will definitely check those hoses that you mentioned. Do yo have part numbers?

Sprintman I am using the official...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By fonzie
Losing a lot of oil

So I've been putting this off long enough. My car has been losing a lot of oil and it is finally time to correct the problem.

I have attached some pictures to show you some of the leaks. From my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By fonzie
Thanks for the tips guys. It was in fact the...

Thanks for the tips guys. It was in fact the power steering. The ATF fluid was low so I just added some and the noise went away.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By fonzie
Identify this sound

http://youtu.be/lziktPzVtRo

I just noticed a strange sound coming from the front passenger side tire when turning right. It sounds like it could be from the suspension. View the video attached...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By fonzie
found it. It's called the Door Actuator and it...

found it. It's called the Door Actuator and it is relatively inexpensive so I'll just buy a new one rather than try to repair the broken plastic. I already had tried gluing it back together and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By fonzie
Broke Door Latch Mechanism

I was replacing my rear window regulator and broke my door latch that is inside the door panel. I'm thinking I will have to replace the whole mechanism because I don't see a way of fitting the white...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-26-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,533
Posted By fonzie
I don't think my 2001 330i has rear side airbags....

I don't think my 2001 330i has rear side airbags. Where would they be, in the C pillar?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,533
Posted By fonzie
I know for the front window regulators you have...

I know for the front window regulators you have to disconnect the battery due to the airbags. Does that need to be done for the rear windows as well?
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-16-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By fonzie
Re: Android Head Unit Interface

That's what I figured. I guess I'll just stick to my aux and lose steering wheel control. Just curious, has sound quality over Bluetooth improved over the years?

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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 07-28-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By fonzie
no recommendations? this product seem good:...

no recommendations?

this product seem good: http://www.gromaudio.com/store/usb_adapters/grom-usb2p-bmws.html

except upon further reading, it turns out you need a specific app to play and...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-12-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By fonzie
Android Head Unit Interface

I've had a USA-Spec in my 2001 e46 for the past two years and it works great (except for some audio chirps that I could never figure out). I love that it has a single connection to the power and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By fonzie
I have cup holders but I do this anyway.

I have cup holders but I do this anyway.
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