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Forum: General Off-Topic 12-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,332
Posted By joebox
Simply put. it has to get bad. the pain from...

Simply put. it has to get bad. the pain from using needs to outweigh the pleasure of using. outside help just prolongs the time it takes an addict to get there. providing food shelter etc... is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By joebox
autozone sux they sell junk. they sold me a...

autozone sux they sell junk. they sold me a clutch 20yrs ago and the pad looked like cork. shortly after it had a come apart. of course lifetime replacement but the trans had to come back out. the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By joebox
my central lock switch had a torn plunger that...

my central lock switch had a torn plunger that let the contact inside stay down (closed) all the time. the one in my hazards was also worn allowing them to come on on their own.
Forum: Miscellaneous 12-25-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By joebox
i will not buy another optima. look better than...

i will not buy another optima. look better than they last.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By joebox
autozone will just change whats bad clean it and...

autozone will just change whats bad clean it and sell as rebuilt. sure you get a lifetime warrenty and you'll need it! spend time at their counter watch the returns! I got bearing and regulator and...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 06-03-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,828
Posted By joebox
i personally think all bmws should be...

i personally think all bmws should be schwartz(jet black) because black doesnt reflect color so the clean body/lines are easier to see and enjoy without glare. but i like them any color.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,808
Posted By joebox
I put the 18" starspoke 123 for 5 series on my...

I put the 18" starspoke 123 for 5 series on my e46. They are made for the heavier car so they hold up. They look good and can be found cheap when e60 owners go bigger.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,808
Posted By joebox
look for tires that rap/protect rim and stay with...

look for tires that rap/protect rim and stay with 18"s
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-22-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,272
Posted By joebox
I had a coin get in the gearshift and keep it...

I had a coin get in the gearshift and keep it from hitting park/neutral switch and that would not allow starter to spin.

Did you turn the key and hold it then the starter took a couple of seconds...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 05-21-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By joebox
The motor controller also needs cooling. the one...

The motor controller also needs cooling. the one we used a tritium wavesculpture is watercooled with radiator but some are just aircooled.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By joebox
others have mentioned that disconnecting a switch...

others have mentioned that disconnecting a switch that the hood pushes when it closes fixed their problem. I guess some cars put the hazards on when you breakdown and open hood.
The switch between...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By joebox
Austrailians are adventuresome and fix many...

Austrailians are adventuresome and fix many things them selves so most dont need the dealership so they have to stick it to the ones that do! LOL
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 05-16-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By joebox
Me and my dad put an A/C 55 electric motor and...

Me and my dad put an A/C 55 electric motor and 105 lithium ion 3.7volt batteries in his 65' long sailboat. Its a 50,000lbs blue water cruiser so not meant to be fast on motor just reliable, clean,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By joebox
I'd rather have the m3. Even if he screws you now...

I'd rather have the m3. Even if he screws you now he will feel screwed in the long run. I have seen numourous coments where people wished they had there bmw back after tradein. LOL
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By joebox
where and how did they tie in the pressure test...

where and how did they tie in the pressure test equipment? Sometimes a modified cap or some thing like that is used that eliminates the leaking component from the test.
Did they test by watching...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-23-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By joebox
mine started both after the right side blew and...

mine started both after the right side blew and then months later when the left went. no reset and he already started his with jumper cables so probly just needs batt fuse thing
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By joebox
also i read that airbags trigger an explosion in...

also i read that airbags trigger an explosion in the black box on top of the battery connection to break the power cable and cut high current down in a collision. Mine didn't when the airbags went...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-23-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By joebox
bmw side impact airbags are triggerhappy. Did the...

bmw side impact airbags are triggerhappy. Did the rock debris hit your alternator? it is low on the engine. check belt as well
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By joebox
optimas are not that good. usually if you have...

optimas are not that good. usually if you have electricity at 13.7 the whole time you ride but have to get anoother powersource to start its the batt. or its connection
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By joebox
sounds like your turn signal! jack the car...

sounds like your turn signal!

jack the car up shake the wheels look for slack in suspention bearings or lugnuts roll wheels back and forth to feel if the bearings are rough then look at the drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By joebox
charge battery and try to start car with battery...

charge battery and try to start car with battery only if it wont start check connections and have batt tested/replaced make sure you put all fuses back in properly give car time to aquire new data
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,729
Posted By joebox
it doesnt take much oil burning in an engine to...

it doesnt take much oil burning in an engine to blow smoke out the rear so check there as well but most likely a leak. dont putoff problem engine burning oil plugs your catalytic converter
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,729
Posted By joebox
my 2001 325 leaked that much at valve cover and...

my 2001 325 leaked that much at valve cover and oil filter housing where it connects to engine. bmw oring style gaskets seal good but they get dry and brittle and over time crack and leak. check...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By joebox
i have one of the slower/older bmws 2001 325i but...

i have one of the slower/older bmws 2001 325i but to me one of the best looking. i have never enjoyed a car so much.

once when i was out at a club with a group of friends a jealous guy in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By joebox
MY 2001 E46 did this because the momentary switch...

MY 2001 E46 did this because the momentary switch for hazards went bad. there is a rubber diaphram that acts like a spring to open the contacts when switch is not pushed inside the switch. mine was...
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