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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By helphos
Sort throw shifter on the XI

That's what I'm running, too. It's nice, but like the OP, I would like the shorter throw. the problem as i see it is that you need to drop the transfer case to get the room you need to replace the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 213,820
Posted By helphos
Fool Pump

+1 for replacing the Fool Pump!
Mine fooled me for a while, making me think my DISA or CCV was causing drivability problems.
JFOJ is right- it's as easy to replace as changing a tire. It's done...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By helphos
Transmission's out- what to do?

Don't forget to install your short shifter! It adds no additional time to the clutch job!
Checkout the threads on how to do it inexpensively!

Good luck!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By helphos
Radio Display on the fritz

Mine works ok in warm temps, but gets worse in cold. So all summer is fine, but in the fall & winter, it only starts working after the car has warmed up.
I wish I knew a solution for it. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By helphos
Mtech 2

nice thing about Umnitza is you can get them to paint it. Installing isnt too hard, so you can skip the body shop.
I had the same experience with a minor accident, and i'm not sorry I didnt get...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By helphos
short shifter

I bought the 545 shifter, but havent installed it yet. I thought i might run into the same problem as you, and with all the pieces you have to remove on the XI to get it installed, I thought I'd...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By helphos
automated windows

Doesn't make sense to me, either. Maybe try the 'lock-out' switch?? see if that has some effect. I'm assuming the passenger window works normally. I don't think the programming is intended to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,469
Posted By helphos
I would like to wetsand (2000 grit) the acid...

I would like to wetsand (2000 grit) the acid rain-damaged paint on my 93 Corvette. Can this device tell me how much clearcoat I have left (over the color coat) so that I can wetsand without cutting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34,949
Views: 2,899,410
Posted By helphos
Pampering the princess

Replaced my Water Pump, Overflow Tank, Thermostat and top hose. Also used new Antifreeze.

the parts I took out looked so good, I'm going to sell them on Craigslist!!:craig:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-09-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
D&H parts

When you complete the transaction and have the D&H part on your car, you might want to go to this website and leave some positive feedback to counteract what you'll otherwise find there:...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-08-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,499
Posted By helphos
Finally - someone has cracked the code

Amid all the speculations of aerodynamic down force, etc., this is the explanation that makes the most sense.

Before BMW got into competition with Lexus, et al, there were no underbody panels, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,287
Posted By helphos

Can anyone verify -by experience- that your engine will run hotter because of the aerodynamic inefficiencies caused by the absence of this vital piece of plastic?

Inquiring minds want to know!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
I'm not an English teacher, but I'd caution you...

I'm not an English teacher, but I'd caution you ALL on your use of pronouns in these threads where we're talking about different vendors. I was very clear when I reported my favorable experience...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-29-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
It's UMNITZA, folks

I bought my bumper from Umnitza!! They are a forum vendor and treated me very well. (Not that i didn't mention their name in my original post, but people get confused sometimes.)

Sometimes I get...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
It was just about $450 if i remember correctly,...

It was just about $450 if i remember correctly, including shipping. It came painted "Silver grey metallic" like the factory color, and the fog lights were included.
It really changes the look of...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-27-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
Yes. It added a week or so to the order...

Yes. It added a week or so to the order process, but it came out looking very good.

"How much was the brakes ducts cost ya??"

That was the XI shocker- they were about $120 each, double the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By helphos
I put the Umnitza Mtech II bumper on my 2004 XI. ...

I put the Umnitza Mtech II bumper on my 2004 XI. I had to buy new BMW brackets that were inexpensive, but the brake ducts were an expensive surprise. I had to cut away a plastic bracket where the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,583
Posted By helphos
MPG meter

I'm still wondering what the answer is based on the previous posts. I detect a liberal sprinkling of guessing but not much in the way of "I researched it and here is the answer i found with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,832
Posted By helphos
I wuz hoping for more but it's an Xi

~30mph and 20.5 mpg....
IBTL :thanks:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By helphos
Hepful Advice

Hey, Dnyboi, this is a learning experience for me, too! I hereby withdraw my earlier post on how I actually resolved a similar problem, and wish to replace it with this more generic but politically...
Forum: The Showroom 02-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 42,424
Posted By helphos
[vassilisvot] Reminds me of my mother in law:...

[vassilisvot] Reminds me of my mother in law: "Everyone's entitled to MY opinion!"
Forum: The Showroom 02-16-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,250
Posted By helphos
Silbergrau Metallic

I just saw this thread. Thinking that gunmetal grey wheels might look nice.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/70665499@N05/8479386921/" title="New Bumper1 by helphos, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: The Showroom 02-16-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 42,424
Posted By helphos
Did you have to do anything special to get them...

Did you have to do anything special to get them to fit? I've been told the bolt circle is off by a couple of millimeters.
(I'd like to put these wheels on my xi.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,530
Posted By helphos
Ancient Wisdom

One thing I do to save aggravation is stay conscious of the weather over the next few days. When you're down to a quarter tank, and tomorrow's and the next days's weather is predicted to be cold or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By helphos

That was a helpful answer!

Here's my experience- I have a 93 Corvette. In my state they use a probe in the tailpipe to measure emissions since it has OBD1, and they need OBD2 to tie into your...
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