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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By josephi
The leaking acid seems to be the exact problem...

The leaking acid seems to be the exact problem with both my keys. I'm surprised that there aren't more warnings from folks who have torn the leads off their batteries following some of those Youtube...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By josephi
Bump. Anyone have any idea what the problem...

Bump. Anyone have any idea what the problem might be, or any suggestions?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By josephi
Can't get key programming function initialized

Both my old key remotes worked, if weakly, so I figured after 12 years, it was time to change the batteries. I bought a couple of new VL2020 cells from a seller on Ebay, got them switched out fine,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By josephi
There are speed limits on parts of the autobahn,...

There are speed limits on parts of the autobahn, especially around the larger cities, IIRC, but while driving most of the autobahn in southern Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, I encountered almost...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By josephi
When I'd driven on the Autobahn, I had little...

When I'd driven on the Autobahn, I had little economy rentals. Driving at ~140 kph was like sitting in one of those vibrating massage chairs. I wished I had my 330i E46 over there. I envy you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By josephi
This is what I am thinking, too. Did Jiffy Lube...

This is what I am thinking, too. Did Jiffy Lube actually point out the damage to you when they started the job, and ask you before doing the repair, or did they just put a note on the invoice after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By josephi
Seems like you should try to recover the cost of...

Seems like you should try to recover the cost of this repair from the tech or shop that screwed it up in the first place. Don't they carry any liability insurance?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By josephi
Thanks for the photo and the advice, guys. The...

Thanks for the photo and the advice, guys. The line looks pretty strongly constructed, but I think this is something I will take care of ASAP. Don't want to take any chances with the brakes,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By josephi
Damaged front brake hose

I was doing an oil change, and poking around under the car, when I looked up and noticed that there were a couple of tears in the rubber of the left front brake hose, near the grommet that is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By josephi
For that intake manifold port, here's a pic I...

For that intake manifold port, here's a pic I downloaded a while back showing the same side of the manifold as yours (turned upside down to match). According to the person who posted it, it's a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By josephi
There's an interesting article that covers...

There's an interesting article that covers intake/exhaust systems at http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/engine/Intake_exhaust.html. The last section near the bottom "Tuned Exhaust & Variable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By josephi
Premium here is .20 higher, at $4.499 per gallon.

Premium here is .20 higher, at $4.499 per gallon.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,591
Posted By josephi
If it's a manual transmission, check that the...

If it's a manual transmission, check that the stick freely returns to the middle position after being pulled out of 5th or reverse, when the car is cold. If it sticks to one side or the other, it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By josephi
Oops. I meant to post what the problem was, but...

Oops. I meant to post what the problem was, but forgot to. In my case, the clicking was coming from the driveshaft. I can't recall now exactly which part of it caused the problem, but replacing it...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-07-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,977
Posted By josephi
Sorry to hear about your illness, MJ. I wish you...

Sorry to hear about your illness, MJ. I wish you the best and hope for a quick recovery for you!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,567
Posted By josephi
Maybe he removed the top coat to give it a suede...

Maybe he removed the top coat to give it a suede look and feel?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,812
Posted By josephi
Short trips in the city, engine never has a...

Short trips in the city, engine never has a chance to warm up = ~18 mpg for me, sometimes less.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By josephi
rofl!

rofl!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,170
Posted By josephi
Just curious...did you ever figure out where that...

Just curious...did you ever figure out where that mystery tube goes?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,959
Posted By josephi
I want to replace mine as they have seat belt...

I want to replace mine as they have seat belt wear marks. This will make the job much easier for me. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,249
Posted By josephi
I also do mostly city driving, short trips of...

I also do mostly city driving, short trips of less than 2 miles each way. I usually average less than 15 mpg unless I add some freeway driving into the mix, then the average will go up to around 18...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By josephi
Yeah, it's been a PITA because I can't tell by...

Yeah, it's been a PITA because I can't tell by feel when the two clips are properly lined up, and I obviously want to make sure they are to ensure the maximum adhesion surface. The molding also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By josephi
Well, so much for my idea of gluing the body clip...

Well, so much for my idea of gluing the body clip to the molding clip and pushing it back into the hole in the body. Those clips that fit into the body have a post that spreads the tines apart to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By josephi
Did you apply the glue onto just the plastic...

Did you apply the glue onto just the plastic clips to hold them together, or on other spots too? When the molding is in place on the body, the clips are out of sight, so it seems like hit or miss in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By josephi
Chrome roof ledge molding - broken clips

As seen in the photos - several of the rear plastic clips that hold the chrome roof ledge molding onto the body have cracked, and so the rear of the molding is hanging loose. The clips on the...
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