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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By ChiMaster
How long was the engine running before you...

How long was the engine running before you checked it?

If you are taking short trips, especially on cold days it's caused by moisture not burning off. If you're taking longer trips and you are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By ChiMaster
A DSC fault can be triggered if a value is...

A DSC fault can be triggered if a value is improbable when you start moving.
Usually it will reset after a couple of miles.

I used to park on a gravel driveway and occasionally it would trip if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By ChiMaster
I'd choose the ZHP, you already know the platform...

I'd choose the ZHP, you already know the platform inside and out, plus it's as close as you're going to get to an M3 in terms of handling and performance.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By ChiMaster
I recently made use of the lifetime warranty for...

I recently made use of the lifetime warranty for a set of control arms.
I have to say I was totally impressed with the ease of return and replacement.

For me it's a no brainer:

Lifetime...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By ChiMaster
Looks like the oil filter housing to me.

Looks like the oil filter housing to me.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By ChiMaster
This has been covered many times just search CF...

This has been covered many times just search CF TRIM

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1076535&highlight=cf+trim
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By ChiMaster
Sorry I should have read your whole post. ...

Sorry I should have read your whole post.

Best bet would be to do a compression test. This will tell you if your valve seals and rings are in good shape (i.e. is oil getting past the seals).
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By ChiMaster
Check your PCV system (oil separator) - If any of...

Check your PCV system (oil separator) - If any of the hoses are broken, or the separator itself is kaput then you'll burn a ton of oil.
Lifter Tick is caused by oil not reaching the head, likely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By ChiMaster
Just to make sure I understand - You are saying...

Just to make sure I understand - You are saying the dipstick is dry
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By ChiMaster
You need to call a different dealer or BMW NA. ...

You need to call a different dealer or BMW NA.

Most owners have received letters in the mail, if you've serviced your car at a dealer before they should have sent you a notification.

You can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,310
Posted By ChiMaster
Well that sucks LOL. I drive this car in the...

Well that sucks LOL. I drive this car in the summer only so if I can get 4 years out of them I'll be happy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,310
Posted By ChiMaster
FCP Euro just blew my mind.

About 4 years ago I purchased a set of control arms from FCP Euro.
After about 12K miles the ball joints were shot, these weren't the most expensive control arms but I had hoped that they would last...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-18-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By ChiMaster
Coil Overs allow you to adjust the ride height,...

Coil Overs allow you to adjust the ride height, Springs are fixed.

If you are just lowering the car for aesthetics and you are not ever going to change the ride height go with springs. I've...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 06-10-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By ChiMaster
narrower tire = lower rolling resistance = fuel...

narrower tire = lower rolling resistance = fuel economy.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-02-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By ChiMaster
Congrats - Nice Color : ) ...

Congrats - Nice Color : )

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=7248&pictureid=37028
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ChiMaster
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=7...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=7248&pictureid=37028
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By ChiMaster
Currently using Cool Carbon - They are awesome...

Currently using Cool Carbon - They are awesome on the street.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By ChiMaster
New tires need 500 miles to break in, before that...

New tires need 500 miles to break in, before that they can be greasy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By ChiMaster
Blown FK Sport Edition Plus? There is a solution.

After two years with my FK Sport Edition Plus coilovers the left front shock started leaking. Jacked it up and sure enough there was 2 inches of play - it was done.

I called ECS Tuning who...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ChiMaster
Verdict: Sounds better at idle (It's loud...

Verdict:

Sounds better at idle
(It's loud in the garage, my wife will kill me).

Sounds better at full throttle, No resonance.

No perceptible change in performance.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ChiMaster
PSA: Check your exhaust butterfly flap.

I noticed recently that my car sounds like a Jet when I step on it.

Yesterday I spotted a thread here that indicated that the flap should be open with the engine off. So I decided to check mine.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By ChiMaster
I use GROM Audio. Allows bluetooth streaming...

I use GROM Audio.

Allows bluetooth streaming audio and works with the steering wheel controls. I've had it for about three years now and it works well.
...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-22-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By ChiMaster
I had the same issue, jdstrickland has the...

I had the same issue, jdstrickland has the correct answer.

You need to use a pressure bleeder.
I spent days trying to bleed my system after letting it go dry after a caliper change. The pressure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,293
Posted By ChiMaster
I've owned both. I can tell you that the A4...

I've owned both.

I can tell you that the A4 will have a couple of issues.
If it's a 1.8T the engine is known for:

1. Sludge issues - must use a good synthetic
2. Must have a timing belt at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By ChiMaster
I had an e90 at the same time I had my e46, guess...

I had an e90 at the same time I had my e46, guess which one I drove the most and which car is still in my garage.

The E46 despite it's age still provides the better driving experience in my...
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