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Forum: Complete Cars 05-22-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By iansanderson
2001 330CiC - True Sport Package - Xenon - Manual - HK - PDC - Pristine - $11,900

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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By iansanderson
I love my BMW performance intake. It looks good...

I love my BMW performance intake. It looks good and gives off a cool sound that's not intrusive. I noticed a small performance bump in my car.

According to this post...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By iansanderson
it is a normal function. The potentiometers...

it is a normal function. The potentiometers inside the cluster are re-learning zero. Consider it the E46's version of a "power on" dance that some cars do with the needle sweep.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By iansanderson
No E46 came with DSP from the factory. Unless...

No E46 came with DSP from the factory. Unless someone retrofitted a DSP amp to the car (which is highly, highly unlikely), you can see if you have it by turning the radio off, then on and holding the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By iansanderson
not push forward, pull towards you so the window...

not push forward, pull towards you so the window is tight against the track. You are going in the right direction. The hex eccentric ring should only turn a certain amount. It is not meant to...
Forum: Engine & Performance 04-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By iansanderson
Thanks for the PM. Wow, that's a great deal but...

Thanks for the PM. Wow, that's a great deal but I am keeping my 5-speed. I will keep you in mind if I know of anyone with a 6-sp needing a new clutch kit!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By iansanderson
That screw is an e-torx and it is reverse...

That screw is an e-torx and it is reverse threaded from that side of the door. Righty-loosey, lefty-tighty. You will need a good eTorx bit set and don't worry, you will use them again. Don't try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By iansanderson
Start over. Stop going to auto zone for anything...

Start over. Stop going to auto zone for anything except oil.

Buy OEM BMW blades from the dealer and 10 rubber refills @ 2.00 each. Replace them when they start streaking. you will have wiper...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By iansanderson
Weird. I JUST went through this and here is what...

Weird. I JUST went through this and here is what I learned. First of all, some of the pictures you posted are of drain holes which are not meant to be plugged. Specifically, the pics of the latch...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 33,998
Posted By iansanderson
wow. looks great. Where did you get the clutch...

wow. looks great. Where did you get the clutch and flywheel?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,463
Posted By iansanderson
You can use INPA. See the post below. You...

You can use INPA. See the post below. You should first look for faults in the IHKA and DME. If there are none, Manual Compressor activation can be found in the DME and IHKA. You should get +12V...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By iansanderson
there was a short production run of the over...

there was a short production run of the over boosted racks on E46's destined for the US. from what i have surmised, any US E46 rack from july 2000 to april 2001 is an "over boosted" 3.2 turns rack...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,463
Posted By iansanderson
You really need to scan the IHKA for fault codes....

You really need to scan the IHKA for fault codes. You can also manually activate the compressor from the IHKA and DME. This will save you a lot of work.

You can make your own scanner off eBay...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By iansanderson
Get a whole top from a junkyard. They are as...

Get a whole top from a junkyard. They are as cheap as $600 and comes with everything. Unbolt the old one, disconnect hydraulics, reinstall. Installation is very easy and can be done with an...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By iansanderson
use BMW top cleaner/sealer. The benz forums...

use BMW top cleaner/sealer. The benz forums swear by it.
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By iansanderson
Verts are great although that one is not very...

Verts are great although that one is not very desirable and expensive. Keep searching.
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By iansanderson
What is that first video? Your compartment top...

What is that first video? Your compartment top locking mechanism? It's a very common part to go bad and the sound of gears popping in it is not a good sign.

The gap you are talking about. There...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By iansanderson
All US coupes and convertibles received S226A...

All US coupes and convertibles received S226A sport suspension. Your 330Ci will have sport-tuned suspension from the factory. The sport package on any coupe or convertible added cosmetic features...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,454
Posted By iansanderson
your first link isn't working. To the OP,...

your first link isn't working.

To the OP, you should have the dealer read out your DME software number. They will most likely have it in the service printout from the ISIS system from your last...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 41,921
Posted By iansanderson
We should put this in a common convertible...

We should put this in a common convertible problems list.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 41,921
Posted By iansanderson
excellent write up. I didn't even know this...

excellent write up. I didn't even know this problem existed on the convertibles until seeing this post. I went outside and tested both drains with water. Passenger side was flowing very nicely,...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By iansanderson
white or yellow turn signal? i have a white one...

white or yellow turn signal? i have a white one for $95. excellent condition.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,939
Posted By iansanderson
the readings look ok to me. doesn't look like...

the readings look ok to me. doesn't look like the DME is having to compensate too much for the sensors although you should replace the post-cat sensors with the pre-cat because the post-cat sensors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,703
Posted By iansanderson
BMW MTF LT2 has been great for me. Smooth shifts...

BMW MTF LT2 has been great for me. Smooth shifts at all temps and no grinding. I also use the BMW diff fluid. No complaints at all with either one except price.. but you really don't need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,688
Posted By iansanderson
It really isn't going to get better unless you...

It really isn't going to get better unless you move to an area that doesn't use salt/CaCl/brine deicer, read: florida. The E90's fair a little better with the rust. I think BMW has been improving...
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