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Forum: Suspension and Braking 09-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By freeportd
FS: H&R Spring set E46 xi -$175

Bought these for my car, but not right for me. Went back to stock springs and these have been sitting in the garage.

These springs are for either the 325xi or 330xi - and are tougher to come by...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 101,218
Posted By freeportd
Thanks for this helpful DIY. Just rear rotors...

Thanks for this helpful DIY. Just rear rotors and pads to go now. Climate control is good to go.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-17-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,728
Posted By freeportd
Nice DIY - thanks for contributions to...

Nice DIY - thanks for contributions to e46fanatics. All worked out well, although I outsmarted myself. I took out the 4 screws securing the blower holder - when in fact all I needed to do is just...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 07-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,819
Posted By freeportd
M A sold the springs to me. Mark, please...

M A sold the springs to me.

Mark, please contact me, as this deal is not yet completed.

Chuck
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,348
Posted By freeportd
Before you spend money at the dealer, tape your...

Before you spend money at the dealer, tape your valet key to the non-functioning key - blade end facing in opposite directions. Then insert blade of non-functioning key into ignition and try...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By freeportd
I have a set of oem 16" style 44. Can send...

I have a set of oem 16" style 44. Can send pictures if you email me. Thanks, Chuck
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-04-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By freeportd
Ok, the original tires/wheels are 205/55-16 with...

Ok, the original tires/wheels are 205/55-16 with an offset of 47. The potential replacement tires/wheels are 225/45-17 with an offset of 34. So, will they fit on my 2002 325xi?

Thanks, Chuck
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By freeportd
2007 E90 Style 159 on 2002 325xi

So folks, will tires from a 2007 328xi e90 with 17" style 159 fit on my 2002 325xi sedan with standard suspension? I think it will.

Thanks, Chuck
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-23-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By freeportd
Clearing up fogged gauges

Hey folks.

I've got a 1984 Honda Nighthawk that has gauges that are slightly fogged and a little scratched. Is there a way to get the lenses back to a nice clear finish?

Thanks,
Chuck
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,272
Posted By freeportd
Those of us with XI's, particularly 2002 will be...

Those of us with XI's, particularly 2002 will be interested in what you find. I've not changed my transfer case oil - and perhaps I will if you find that resolves your issue. Good luck - hope the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 178,618
Posted By freeportd
heatedseats.com kits - feedback

Yes, carfanatic76 is right, the heatedseats.com kit isn't like an oem heated seat. My wife's Subaru produces heat within a minute and produces far more heat than the elements from heatedseats.com. ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-03-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By freeportd
Try searching on heated seat retrofit. Part of...

Try searching on heated seat retrofit. Part of the work is to replace the 'skin' of the seat. In that DIY, he sent it to a shop. I actually did it myself. It's a lot of work - removing hog rings...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,650
Posted By freeportd
I have a similar issue. Both of my keys will...

I have a similar issue. Both of my keys will lock/unlock doors/trunk/etc. However, only one of them will start the car. Not sure how, but I think the RFID chip in the 'non-starter' key might be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By freeportd
Sorry for the delayed response - work wiped out...

Sorry for the delayed response - work wiped out my weekend and has been a bear this week - but that's another story.

Getting off the skins was a pain, but not too bad once I understood the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By freeportd
I'm just going through this process now -...

I'm just going through this process now - driver's seat is now fitted with new seat heater (H3 unit). The biggest pain was determining how things fit together, and getting the hog rings off. I...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-29-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By freeportd
Hi folks, I'm making a few changes to my system -...

Hi folks, I'm making a few changes to my system - and would like to bridge channels 1/2 and 3/4. I'd use the outputs to run my a/d/s 346is components in the front...and the remaining channels (5 &...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-21-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By freeportd
Highs disappear from music

On my way home from work, while listening to my stereo, I lost all highs from the music. Here's some information:

1. the stereo had only been on about 5 minutes when it happened
2. I wasn't...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-19-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By freeportd
ca1242, thanks for your reply. I removed the...

ca1242, thanks for your reply.

I removed the radio and luckily found that the fuse on the back of the radio had burned through. Replaced it and all is well.

SVEN4 ordered and on its way. ...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-17-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By freeportd
Head unit doesn't power up

Hi folks,
I am in the process of installing an a/d/s 630x amp and new a/d/s speakers in my e46 sedan. The speakers are in and ran fine with the oem amp. I then attempted to wire up the new amp,...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 10-01-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By freeportd
check your email

check your email
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-10-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,479
Posted By freeportd
First, kudos to 'soundofspeed' for this DIY. ...

First, kudos to 'soundofspeed' for this DIY. This one hits me in tight maneuvering situations - and revving happens at the wrong time.

Here's a variation that I think will accomplish his work -...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-30-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 467,581
Posted By freeportd
I've got to have a rare car - a 2002 325xi with...

I've got to have a rare car - a 2002 325xi with no broken regulators to date. Still, this past weekend I figured I'd been lucky long enough and installed the 'zip tie' fix. Many thanks to the...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 02-08-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By freeportd
tff, it looks like the bulk of the work is...

tff, it looks like the bulk of the work is prepping the door to provide a way for the speaker to sit squarely behind the grill. Basically, the door frame is not flat, so your work was to build a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By freeportd
Nothing to worry 'bout. Your computer was...

Nothing to worry 'bout. Your computer was recognizing that you were getting better gas mileage - and correctly incremented the miles left on the tank. You'll see this when your gas mileage...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 01-23-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By freeportd
tff, thanks for the reply. I would like to see...

tff, thanks for the reply. I would like to see pictures, particularly if you can get some of the door metal frame. After reading tons of posts, my bigger concern is that of proper venting for the...
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