E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   E46Fanatics > Search Forums

You searched for the keyword(s):
Your search results are listed below. If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please try searching again. Make sure that you are searching the entire site and not a specific forum. If you cannot find the answer to your question, create a new discussion topic in the appropriate BMW related or Off-Topic section.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 153
Search took 0.95 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: jlboygenius
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By jlboygenius
weird. i live in the same area. replaced mine at...

weird. i live in the same area. replaced mine at 60 and they weren't even that bad.
I can't think of anything that would cause them to go bad because of the roads in this area.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 113,699
Posted By jlboygenius
I just pulled mine out the bottom. the 3/8"...

I just pulled mine out the bottom.

the 3/8" box wrench tip is a life saver.

also just wanted to note, it's an e12. e14 will fit and I used an e14, but when i got it out i saw how close i came...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
I'm starting to think starter too. I pushed the...

I'm starting to think starter too. I pushed the car while in gear and am now able to get the starter to try and start the car. I've got it in a charger right now to see if that helps.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
Thanks JDstrickland, you were correct about the...

Thanks JDstrickland, you were correct about the fuse. during my initial testing, I pulled the fuse for the ignition lock and put it back in the wrong place.. car still doesn't start, so i'm going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
I did check those fuses, all were OK. Thanks...

I did check those fuses, all were OK.

Thanks for the link. I'll start working through it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
I used both of my keys, no luck. I don't have the...

I used both of my keys, no luck. I don't have the valet key.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
Also, the remote lock/unlock had been working and...

Also, the remote lock/unlock had been working and the beeping with the key out problems did not initially happen. These started after I got it home and started looking at it.
How does the car know...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
Also, the remote lock/unlock had been working and...

Also, the remote lock/unlock had been working and the beeping with the key out problems did not initially happen. These started after I got it home and started looking at it.
How does the car know...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By jlboygenius
Question Car won't start, battery good, can't jump. help!

Hello Fanatics! I'm looking for some help to figure out the problem I'm having with my '04 330Ci 6spd.

About a week ago, my 330ci would struggle to start for a second, but then work ok. this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By jlboygenius
i wonder what modern oil will look like in 50...

i wonder what modern oil will look like in 50 years
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By jlboygenius
lol, i just had mine crack and replaced it. while...

lol, i just had mine crack and replaced it. while replacing it I thought, wow, this is a **** design. the smaller offshoot part is straight, yet has to bend significantly to attach to the car, why...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 31,642
Posted By jlboygenius
Has anyone actually fried the ECU when doing the...

Has anyone actually fried the ECU when doing the update? I brought my car to the shop and the guy didn't do the update because he was afraid to break it. Unfortunately, I needed the car back and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By jlboygenius
those don't look OEM. ...

those don't look OEM.

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By jlboygenius
E39 Style 66 wheels and Pilot Sport A/S tires

235 45 17 tires, plenty of tread, but unsure how many miles on them.

These are Style 66 rims from an e39 540 or M5, 17x8 i believe. Not staggered.

Pick up in Northern VA. $950

4 Rims and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By jlboygenius
i added this to my car, they are easy to find...

i added this to my car, they are easy to find used on ebay. totally worth it.

you can check the trunk, it shoudl have a tag on the left side of the trunk lid telling you what it is pre-wired for....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,271
Posted By jlboygenius
hm. i'd sell it back, take the cash sell the...

hm. i'd sell it back, take the cash sell the jetta, get a newer e46.

check the rear sub frame. if you see any cracks, definitely sell it back to him :P

first, check all the hiding places, he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By jlboygenius
look on craigslist. 2000 7-series, can be had for...

look on craigslist. 2000 7-series, can be had for cheap. I just saw 2-3 of them for less than 2000$.

Offer then 500$, they may be happy just to get it out of the driveway.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By jlboygenius
I had ContiSports Contacts on my car. Replaced...

I had ContiSports Contacts on my car.
Replaced them with Pilot Sport PS2's. WOW. SO much more grip.
Still terrible in the snow, but that's just what makes it fun !
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 31,642
Posted By jlboygenius
Just tossing this out there: '04 330Ci, so it's...

Just tossing this out there:
'04 330Ci, so it's not an early model.

I did get DISA codes for a while after the dealer replaced the wiring harness(which was only necessary because they wanted to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,245
Posted By jlboygenius
If you own a house, it's a requirement. I move...

If you own a house, it's a requirement. I move **** all the time, and fold down seats are ****ing awesome.
I almost bought a lexus IS350 back in the day, but it only had a lame ass pass through(and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By jlboygenius
My diff was leaking. I ignored it. One day i...

My diff was leaking. I ignored it.
One day i was on the highway and heard a whining noise, kept getting louder and louder.
I pulled off the highway, and on the off ramp the diff locked up. I ended...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,035
Posted By jlboygenius
there's more to the story that the OP isn't...

there's more to the story that the OP isn't telling us.
You must have been doing something else, or being a MASSIVE asshole.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By jlboygenius
if you have a basic set of tools, you can replace...

if you have a basic set of tools, you can replace the alternator.
worst case scenario: you have the car towed to someone to replace it and return the alternator to where you bought it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,802
Posted By jlboygenius
Even normal daily driving you'll notice the...

Even normal daily driving you'll notice the difference. I always fell like a jackass jerking the car around. Finally removed it and wow. Why did i wait so long.
Some say you can do more damage to...
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-30-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,086
Posted By jlboygenius
I think you're in lawyer territory with this one....

I think you're in lawyer territory with this one. I had a lawyer get a 75 in a 30 reduced to a 200$ fine and no points.
I have to agree with lmr2wil on this one. Even if you weren't going 81, you...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 153


 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use