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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,752
Posted By akhbhaat
That MIGHT address #1, but it won't address #2. ...

That MIGHT address #1, but it won't address #2.

Even that aside, there's no way I'd go under the car if it were partially supported by the OEM jack (even if the side I'd be under has the ramp)....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,752
Posted By akhbhaat
Found this thread and thought I'd revive/update...

Found this thread and thought I'd revive/update it:

I wasted the better part of a day yesterday trying to change the front sway bar end links with the car up on ramps.

It simply cannot be done...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,327
Posted By akhbhaat
The S4 of that generation was marketed (and...

The S4 of that generation was marketed (and priced) as a competitor to the M3. The 330xi obviously wasn't. Yet they're now listing on the resale market for about the same amount of scratch. Why do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,907
Posted By akhbhaat
Some perspective: Would you trade your ZHP...

Some perspective:

Would you trade your ZHP for an E92 328? Because that's exactly what the 335i is when you take away the engine/power.

Now, knowing that, is power alone worth such a premium...
Forum: General Off-Topic 12-14-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 175,766
Posted By akhbhaat
GT5 is a very good driving game (far better than...

GT5 is a very good driving game (far better than GT4 and its completely broken tire physics) and a horrible racing game. The AI is flat-out ****ing horrible and there's no immersive quality to the...
Forum: Gun Talk 11-16-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By akhbhaat
I also have a P229. It's a very early (AB serial...

I also have a P229. It's a very early (AB serial / 1993 vintage) two-tone model with a German made frame and internals.

A little history on the P229: it's basically a .40S&W/.357SIG derivative of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,876
Posted By akhbhaat
Right off of the build sheet (I found a list of...

Right off of the build sheet (I found a list of option pricing online):

2005 330i sedan: $35,700 (base)
ZHP Performance Package: $3,900
Bi-xenon: $700
TiAg Metallic Paint: $475
Silver cube...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,173
Posted By akhbhaat
Anybody know if the "under warranty" clause...

Anybody know if the "under warranty" clause applies to CPO warranties? I'd have until Oct 26 2011 in that case, and I'd rather draw it out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,025
Posted By akhbhaat
No, they don't. A stock S2K traps around 98-99...

No, they don't. A stock S2K traps around 98-99 mph, which means it's slightly faster than a manual 330 (which traps 96-97 mph). That's significantly faster than a 328 by any stretch, but still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By akhbhaat
Well played, sir. Please don't tell me that...

Well played, sir.

Please don't tell me that I'm the only one who got this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,758
Posted By akhbhaat
Yes, and 231 bhp = 225 SAE net hp (the standard...

Yes, and 231 bhp = 225 SAE net hp (the standard used in the US). It's a dated misconception that Euro-spec cars have a measurable advantage in power (this was true in the past when US market cars...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By akhbhaat
This is true, but only applies to sedans....

This is true, but only applies to sedans. Coupes--325 and 330 alike--all have the same bumper regardless of equipment (save the 330 w/ZHP).
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
Posted By akhbhaat
I almost pulled an Aveo with the baseline Nissan...

I almost pulled an Aveo with the baseline Nissan Versa rental I had last spring after my 323 was totaled.

Seven years of driving a car with high performance tires and ABS had robbed me of the...
Forum: Gun Talk 08-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By akhbhaat
SIG Sauer was originally a Swiss/German...

SIG Sauer was originally a Swiss/German manufacturing consortium. SIG Arms was just a US-based importer, a subsidiary; Sig pistols sold in the US until the early 1990s were manufactured entirely in...
Forum: Gun Talk 08-16-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By akhbhaat
You might want to look into the K31. It has a...

You might want to look into the K31. It has a unique straight-pull bolt, build quality is unmatched (I'd read that it would cost something like $2000-2500 to build and sell a comparable commercial...
Forum: Gun Talk 08-10-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By akhbhaat
I'm familiar with the SP2022, which is a...

I'm familiar with the SP2022, which is a derivative of the 2340 (the original model). It's a great pistol and probably the best bang-for-the-buck that Sig makes.

I have a non-rail P229 in .40...
Forum: Gun Talk 08-10-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By akhbhaat
Sweet. Bring-backs (especially with matching...

Sweet. Bring-backs (especially with matching parts) usually command a pretty penny these days. Grab a repo cleaning rod for that bad boy!

I have a Russian capture with a 1937 dated S/27 (Erfurter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,318
Posted By akhbhaat
Accidents will show up on the Carfax if there was...

Accidents will show up on the Carfax if there was a police report associated it, and/or the relevant DMV reports information to Carfax. It's by no means infallible, which is why a good PPI is a must....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,318
Posted By akhbhaat
I've spent the past several months trying to be a...

I've spent the past several months trying to be a kindler, gentler akhbhaat, so I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt. As such, I briefly perused a few auction and sale sites for any M3...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By akhbhaat
First of all, the speedo only goes to 155 mph...

First of all, the speedo only goes to 155 mph (250 km/h). I suggest you count those hash marks again. :P

Why 155? Well, the major German manufacturers have a "gentleman's agreement" whereby most...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By akhbhaat
The 335d isn't offered with a 6MT anywhere. It's...

The 335d isn't offered with a 6MT anywhere. It's automatic only, even in Europe.

Big diesels are too much of a compromise anyhow. If you go diesel, you should go to maximize efficiency. I'd want...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,870
Posted By akhbhaat
I just did this job myself last weekend. You want...

I just did this job myself last weekend. You want to replace all of the pulleys which run on a bearing. These include the main accessory belt tensioner pulley, the accessory belt idler pulley, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,628
Posted By akhbhaat
No, it's roughly equivalent to an E46 328--maybe...

No, it's roughly equivalent to an E46 328--maybe a hair slower.

The IS250 is the one you're probably thinking of.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By akhbhaat
Damage the engine? No, that's absurd. BMW uses a...

Damage the engine? No, that's absurd. BMW uses a dual mass flywheel for two reasons, primarily: to dampen or eliminate chatter and to facilitate lazy shifting.

You'll probably get some audible...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,517
Posted By akhbhaat
No, it looks perfectly legit to...

No, it looks perfectly legit to me--black/anthracite headliner (often overlooked), shadowline window surround, M-tech II, cube trim, red needles...it's all there.
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