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Forum: Complete Cars 06-06-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jamesdak
LOL, messed up left foot means the auto is more...

LOL, messed up left foot means the auto is more comfortable for me to drive. Using my WRX as my daily driver and sometimes I get home and the foot is just screaming.
Forum: Complete Cars 06-06-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jamesdak
2004 330CI ZHP in SLC UT area

Just putting this out there, hate to sell but divorce is driving this.

Asking $12,000

The car is in good but not showroom condition. Currently has 71,209 miles. Car is taken off the road...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
NO problem, I actually am limited in my...

NO problem, I actually am limited in my mechanical skills. Know enough usually to get me in trouble, LOL.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Oops sorry, my response is misleading. The new...

Oops sorry, my response is misleading. The new expansion tank is still in the box. Went out to put it one today when all this started. But when I could find no evidence of leaking and then the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Dmax, thanks for the tips on where else to look...

Dmax, thanks for the tips on where else to look for the coolant leaks! Not a lot of room in that engine bay to see anything. Not like the open bay of my old 2002ti from back in the day.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Yeah, I know. That's why I called them the...

Yeah, I know. That's why I called them the engine covers.;);)

Couldn't find any oil when I felt around, really wish I had. The VCG look easy enough to do, hopefully I just missed something...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Well I still can't find the oil leak. No sign of...

Well I still can't find the oil leak. No sign of the VCG like in the sticky. Everything seems clean. Cleaned up the oil I found will check again tomorrow. It obviously did come from somewhere.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Ok, I found a small pool of oil back past the...

Ok, I found a small pool of oil back past the firewall on the passenger side now. Oil ran down the wire for the O2 sensor onto the exhaust joint and then dripped to the garage floor. But now I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesdak
Coolant and smoke issues with 2004 330ci

Don't know if they are related but I started smelling coolant a few months ago and the coolant level dropped turning on the coolant warning light. Figured it was the imfamous expansion tank and...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 08-07-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By jamesdak
Well I did the stage 1 speaker swap two winter...

Well I did the stage 1 speaker swap two winter ago. Speakers sound nice but the amp does not have the power to drive them right. With the endless delay from BSW with providing an amp I would look at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,405
Posted By jamesdak
What should the old fluid look like? I checked...

What should the old fluid look like? I checked mine today while doing and oil change and it looked dirty brown, not reddish.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,833
Posted By jamesdak
:lmao: Seeing this comments brings to mind a...

:lmao: Seeing this comments brings to mind a couple of Top Gear Episodes where Jeremy drove a vette. Both times the car literally fell to pieces while he was trying to test it. And you're worried...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By jamesdak
Probably not. Decided to quit screwing...

Probably not.

Decided to quit screwing around and just play it safe. So I picked up the correct autozone battery, plugged in the vent, and installed it. Problem solved.

Since the old battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By jamesdak
Ok, whats weird is that there does not seem to be...

Ok, whats weird is that there does not seem to be an opening where that tube goes into the top of the battery. There it a round pop off cap right under the label by the tube. You can see the indent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By jamesdak
Is this the battery vent port?

Getting the car ready to go back on the road and found a weak and corroded battery when I pulled the truck cover off the battery area. Pulled the battery to clean and charge and found that it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,407
Posted By jamesdak
Yep, this is it. I drove quite a few E46's...

Yep, this is it. I drove quite a few E46's before settling on my ZHP. Sorry but the total package does make a difference. Of course I bought mine used from a dealer who had no clue about a ZHP or...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,691
Posted By jamesdak
Sigh.....

Sigh.....
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-11-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By jamesdak
Hmm, mine didn't crackle either. I did get some...

Hmm, mine didn't crackle either. I did get some buzzing that I fixed by dynomatting and using foam tape.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By jamesdak
A wet track is at it's worse when it first gets...

A wet track is at it's worse when it first gets wet and all the oil rises to the surface. I remember standing on the pavement at the Summit Point racetrack after a light mist and the surface was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By jamesdak
Hmm, I have a bad lower back also. My 330ci ZHP...

Hmm, I have a bad lower back also. My 330ci ZHP sports seats do just fine for me though. I find that having them set down as low as they go seems to take strain off the lower back. The only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By jamesdak
One more thing, make sure the tip is clean and...

One more thing, make sure the tip is clean and then use a bit of solder on the time to form a "bridge" to the wire. This will give you more surface contact on the wire and a more even heat up. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By jamesdak
I think it is. I made the swap this winter in my...

I think it is. I made the swap this winter in my 04 330ci and the sound really is quite better. It is still wanting for an amp but I think it's a considerable change in sound quality at the higher...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By jamesdak
Very cool, pretty much the same situation as when...

Very cool, pretty much the same situation as when I got my ZHP. Indy Dealer had no idea what a ZHP was even after the local BMW dealership tried to buy it from them when I had the dealership go over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,856
Posted By jamesdak
Well I can address two of the cars since I own...

Well I can address two of the cars since I own them. The WRX is a beast on the snow with snow tires on it. I live in northern Utah and for several years drove over 100 miles a day including going...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 07-17-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,407
Posted By jamesdak
Thought I'd chime in on the BSW setup. I put in...

Thought I'd chime in on the BSW setup. I put in the stage 1 speakers during the winter. Sounded better but not really that amazing at first but lots of kick from the mids. Only problem was the...
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