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Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 09-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By tfoxsf
FS: Fan Clutch Wrench/Holder

Selling my fan clutch wrench and holder as I no longer have a use for it. Used it 5-6 times with no issues.

$25 + shipping from SF Bay Area.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 135,995
Posted By tfoxsf
Vcg diy

Thanks to everyone in the forum for providing so much detail on this DIY.

I just replaced mine on my 2003 e46 with 112,000 miles. The outer gasket was barely flexible and was showing signs of...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,725
Posted By tfoxsf
I opted to install mine in the coin tray hidden...

I opted to install mine in the coin tray hidden under the armrest. Works like a charm and I can set my tablet computer in the space in front of the shifter perfectly without worrying about the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,359
Posted By tfoxsf
Just hit 100K last night

Just hit 100K last night on the drive home.

New cooling system finished at 96,970
Intake Tube Elbow - 84,076
Oil Sending Unit - 91,788
Pulley/Belt replacement - 93,514
Fuel Filter/Pump -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,240
Posted By tfoxsf
BMW Wheel Emblems

65mm - I got mine on ebay (Genuine BMW) for $17. Still look great two years after fixing it.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 11-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By tfoxsf
Make your own

I made my own a couple years ago -- still works great today. I didn't include a charging option as I never drain my battery in a single day even with streaming music over iphone 4s (Pandora or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,240
Posted By tfoxsf
BMW Wheel Emblems

I had to do mine as well. I think the wheel cleaner I was using dissolved them! Lost three of them in a few hours.

I ordered them from ebay and made a DIY here -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 145,159
Posted By tfoxsf
Thanks jfoj- I'll run through and check some...

Thanks jfoj-

I'll run through and check some of your suggestions when I get home this evening.

I installed the gasket on the tank first and then wiggled it to insure it was fully seated before...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 145,159
Posted By tfoxsf
Just replaced my fuel pump this afternoon and had...

Just replaced my fuel pump this afternoon and had a question regarding the new pump operation. It seems like after replacement, the new pump is quite a bit louder and can be heard from outside the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By tfoxsf
I've had my PPG aftermarket windshield for two...

I've had my PPG aftermarket windshield for two years. Perfect fit, no distortion problems. I did, however, mention to the shop owner that I was concerned about distortion and fitment, so maybe he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,939
Posted By tfoxsf
I removed my DISA this weekend to inspect it for...

I removed my DISA this weekend to inspect it for play (93K miles) and found that is had very little movement and seemed to be in fine working order. However, I did notice that the flap was coated in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By tfoxsf
Thanks dmax. I'll give it a shot. I've definitely...

Thanks dmax. I'll give it a shot. I've definitely had success following some of your other advice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By tfoxsf
CPU Possessed

Could this be the solution to my possessed fuel range readout? I shot this video at lunch when I went out and started my car. I let it idle in Park. The range readout was jumping all over the place...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-27-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By tfoxsf
MAF Cleaning

Cleaning your MAF is a cheap way to try and fix the issue. Mine resolved a lot of my SES phantom issues. There are a lot of DIYs on the site, takes about 30 minutes.

I made a video when I did mine...
Forum: The Showroom 09-03-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 314,949
Posted By tfoxsf
Thule 480 System

I went with the Thule 480 System. I cut down the load bars though (check link) for a flush fit. Added a Rockmounts Pitchfork rack.

Check my DIY for cutting down the bars -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,252
Posted By tfoxsf
MAF Cleaning

I just cleaned my MAF and it seemed to alleviate my CES codes. Easy thing to try first.

Here is the video I made -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By tfoxsf
Brake Pads

Textars purchased from PelicanParts. Going on 8 months with no issues. I'm happy to recommend them and would buy them again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By tfoxsf
I bought a coil of vacuum tubing from...

I bought a coil of vacuum tubing from PelicanParts and cut off a 4 inch section (connected rod and f connector). Going on 3 months with no issues.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-13-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 89,483
Posted By tfoxsf
Update: I ordered a coil of flexible vacuum hose...

Update: I ordered a coil of flexible vacuum hose from PelicanParts.com and cut a 4 inch section off. I then connected it to the bottom of the 'F' connector and then to the metal tube that is next to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 89,483
Posted By tfoxsf
Thanks for the great DIY. I just did it after...

Thanks for the great DIY. I just did it after work and completed a test drive to see if it solved my SES light. All is well again. I did however run into a problem I haven't seen yet on any DIYs. My...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-24-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,051
Posted By tfoxsf
Any update on the LED resistor install? I am...

Any update on the LED resistor install? I am looking at this package from Khoalty and want to see the final results on the LED corners (color, temp, ect)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,879
Posted By tfoxsf
Tell me about it. The driveway (if you can call...

Tell me about it. The driveway (if you can call it that) is on a hill making the left side less steep than the right side. It also cuts a weird angle along the bottom where it meets the sidewalk. Im...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,879
Posted By tfoxsf
Driveway from hell

So I'm pretty sure I have the driveway from hell. I need to find a way of getting my ride into the garage occasionally to work on. As you can see, the driveway is really angled and about half the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,235
Posted By tfoxsf
Just tried this on my car - could not be more...

Just tried this on my car - could not be more inaccurate. Only the year and model were correct. Apparently, the car has been sold 3 times since I've owned it (and recently serviced in Vermont, I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,889
Posted By tfoxsf
So I received my Peake (r5/fcx-3) tool from...

So I received my Peake (r5/fcx-3) tool from BimmerTools (highly recommend them btw) to deal with my Techron-initiated SES light. I pulled the codes and got the following:

20 - c -28-83 -...
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