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Forum: NY / NJ / CT 12-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Anyone in Rye, NY?

Hey, y'all--

My wife just got a job in Rye, starting Feb 2, so we'll get her settled pretty quick, then I'll wrap up here, find a job and head up there myself. Looking for some new friends. Any...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
@ Dead-- Yup, I just thought it was pretty...

@ Dead-- Yup, I just thought it was pretty strange and wanted to see how it happened.

@ Jake-- Will do, thanks! I know just where to go for that.

@ jfoj-- Excellent tech, thanks!!

The...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
windshield cracked. Stress? Flex?

Hey y'all--

The windshield cracked the other day on my wife's 02 330 'vert with 145K mi. She is not aware of anything hitting it. It cracked from the bottom dead center, straight up about 4". ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,449
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I have an '02 330 convertible. The driver seat...

I have an '02 330 convertible. The driver seat is stuck all the way to the rear. All other functions work.

I've seen posts that say they applied power to the motor to get the seat to move, but...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-23-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I hate to quote myself, but here's something I...

I hate to quote myself, but here's something I put in a different thread:



So the end result is, if the shop doesn't use ballast, they're either making up settings to use without weight, or...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-23-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I've got 125K on my 330CiC, stone stock, southern...

I've got 125K on my 330CiC, stone stock, southern car. I measured the ride height as instructed in the Bentley manual and found 3 corners about 1/4" lower than the lowest tolerance in the spec. One...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I just had my 330 aligned today at an independent...

I just had my 330 aligned today at an independent all-makes shop with a nice laser alignment rack. The shop is aware of the ballast requirements for our cars but they normally guestimate the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-16-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
If the balljoint goes into an aluminum knuckle...

If the balljoint goes into an aluminum knuckle like my E39 does, don't use a pickle fork, use a spreader like this...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-16-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I suspect that the alignment specs Hunter gives...

I suspect that the alignment specs Hunter gives are different than factory. They probably aligned a car per factory spec with ballast, took the ballast out, measured the alignment again, put those...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
A used ABS-DCS module CAN be coded. I found an...

A used ABS-DCS module CAN be coded. I found an indy shop to do it. I bought a module on Craigslist and planned to install it myself until I saw it buried under the master cylinder and knew I'd have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-04-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,202
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
cuz his done blowed up?

cuz his done blowed up?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,202
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
There are a lot of possible reasons. One may be...

There are a lot of possible reasons. One may be the people asking $2500 for a 150k-mile motor are on crack, as is anyone paying those prices. Maybe the $1800 guy needs the money and is motivated to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Icoleman-- Thanks for the info. Shoes-- It...

Icoleman-- Thanks for the info.

Shoes-- It looks like there's a lot of misinformation. As far as I can tell, a used ABS/DSC module _can_ be coded with the right equipment. You have to find an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Not another ABS/DSC whine-fest

Hey y'all--

I've read a hundred DSC threads on the various BMW boards. I just have one question that I haven't found the answer to. I hope someone knows...

I have an '02 330CiC with a bad DSC...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 90,966
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Thanks for the writeup! I definitely had to...

Thanks for the writeup! I definitely had to remove the cabin filter and the heat shield next to the brake booster. Also had to unclip the booster vacuum hose and fuel vapor return line from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I'm looking on realoem and getbmwparts but can't...

I'm looking on realoem and getbmwparts but can't find the DSC module for my 2002 330CiC. On realoem I can find things that seem to be hydraulic units but not the electronic parts. Can anyone help...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 07-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,023
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Thanks for the Sirius part number! Are the...

Thanks for the Sirius part number! Are the brackets and kits same for convertible and coupe?

I searched RealOEM for your Sirius number but got nothing. Tried it again at Tischer and found the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,179
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
AFAIK = As Far As I Know edit: I type slow! ...

AFAIK = As Far As I Know edit: I type slow!

I have never heard of a manual trans car needing the driveshaft disconnected for towing. They are lubed by the gears spinning in the oil. Then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,179
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Is it an automatic or manual? If manual, AFAIK...

Is it an automatic or manual? If manual, AFAIK there's no need to disconnect the driveshaft at all. I mean, there's absolutely no need to do it on any other car, so why would a BMW be different? ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
A week or two ago there was an 01 330CiC in...

A week or two ago there was an 01 330CiC in apparently excellent shape except the bad motor on eBay asking $4500. It sold, though I don't know the selling price. There's an E36 318 convertible...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-21-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 139,241
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
:facepalm: Doh! Right here in this same...

:facepalm: Doh! Right here in this same thread, of course! Thanks.....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 139,241
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
The new actuator is in and the locks work!! ...

The new actuator is in and the locks work!! Thanks again everyone! :bow:

I remember seeing somewhere a post on how to reassemble the little window hardware pieces that hold the window to the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 467,339
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Great call on the peeler! My 02 330 convertible...

Great call on the peeler! My 02 330 convertible door card is a bit different, but I faced the same problem removing the silver-painted plastic plug from the matching silver-painted plastic trim. My...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 139,241
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Should have spent the extra $10 and ordered from...

Should have spent the extra $10 and ordered from Tischer. ECS didn't have it in stock, adding a 1-3 day delay.


:( :banghead: :slap::dunno::nono::facepalm: :thumbdwn:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 139,241
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I just ordered an actuator from ECSTuning.com. ...

I just ordered an actuator from ECSTuning.com. It was $103.60 plus $10.96 shipping. The next lowest price was from getbmwparts.com (Tischer BMW of Silver Spring MD), about $10 higher, shipped. I...
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