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Forum: Lighting Forum 05-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,361
Posted By MadBMW
Go with CCFL halos... had em on my old 99 328...

Go with CCFL halos... had em on my old 99 328 with umnitza projectors and 6k HIDs... miss that setup, as my OEM xenons suck!
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By MadBMW
Throwing no codes? wow. Most of the things you...

Throwing no codes? wow. Most of the things you mentioned would throw codes if they had problems.

Check your DISA adjuster unit?

Had similar issues and it was a vacuum leak, 6th coil and cam...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,297
Posted By MadBMW
Having similar symtoms as you.. hrmm. Been...

Having similar symtoms as you.. hrmm. Been running M1 0-40 for a few changes now.

I am having the oil light come on for about 15 seconds a few seconds after I start the car... oil is in there.. i...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,168
Posted By MadBMW
LOL just 1... the only 5 series I owned. After 2...

LOL just 1... the only 5 series I owned. After 2 years of driving it I wanted to go back to a 3.... :idea:


I also share the same look backs while walking away... why cant I stop doing that!! ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,168
Posted By MadBMW
Haha what a wonderful fruitless thread that only...

Haha what a wonderful fruitless thread that only us e46 owners can truly appreciate.

I wont go as far as fuxing my tail pipe but I sure have thought about it time to time when I get that rush...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-17-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
:woot::woot::woot::woot::woot::woot::woot: FIXED...

:woot::woot::woot::woot::woot::woot::woot: FIXED EVERYTHING (except the oil leak) and it runs amazing!!!!

SO... here is the laundry list:

Checked all intake boots/hoses (just replaced a year...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 54,572
Posted By MadBMW
Yes, done this multiple times and never removed...

Yes, done this multiple times and never removed the cabin air filter housing...

I would skip those steps and have the correct ratchet attachments available to fit in the tighter space. Much less...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By MadBMW
Lights dont use as much power as your starter.....

Lights dont use as much power as your starter.. Most cars will 'click' instead of turning the starter at a less then desirable speed if there isn't enough juice. Doesn't mean your battery is 100%...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Seafoam didn't do anything... didn't even smoke a...

Seafoam didn't do anything... didn't even smoke a lot... weird. :hmm:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By MadBMW
You figure it out? You using the OEM BMW deck?...

You figure it out? You using the OEM BMW deck? I'd get an aftermarket stereo (mid range pioneer models are nice/cheap) so you can put a high pass filter on your interior speakers and have proper RCA...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Lol sorry guys... Dont get on here much unless I...

Lol sorry guys... Dont get on here much unless I have issues.. which is the case now :banghead:



Purchased everything from Pelican Parts. Fast and affordable.

I went with the OEM size. They...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Just wanted to update that its been working great...

Just wanted to update that its been working great for the last 10k miles! ::knocks on wood::

I am however leaking oil pretty bad - think its the dipstick gasket. Ill be replacing that soon, even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By MadBMW
Very similar thing happend to me, what a PITA. ...

Very similar thing happend to me, what a PITA.

I only have the service key at the moment so I been using the drivers lock all the time. Few days ago the lock just rotated and no longer locked or...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-19-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Any idea where to pick up a used one? ...

Any idea where to pick up a used one? Car-parts.com is not giving me any results for cranks...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-08-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Used are $2000+ and I would have to do the...

Used are $2000+ and I would have to do the swap... If I have to do con-rods I may consider it... if its just an oversize bearing, way cheaper to get back in there and replace it..
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-04-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Its been about 500...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Its been about 500 miles of easy driving.... and the knock is a little louder then it was when I 1st put it all back together... CRAP

Don't know how fast its going to...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 11-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
WHOOOHOO! Intake adjuster came within 2...

WHOOOHOO!

Intake adjuster came within 2 days, love pelican parts.

So I put her in tonight and SUCCESS! Took <15 minutes. Plugged in everything including mass flow... Idle is close to perfect...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 11-01-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
Thats some great info, thanks a bunch guys......

Thats some great info, thanks a bunch guys... Anyway to test the Mass Flow to see if its working? I think I have 2 working ones actually - since I replaced it thinking its the problem. Also just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 139,606
Posted By MadBMW
After much of the same problems... Pulled mine...

After much of the same problems... Pulled mine out to replace the bottom boot and sure enough it was broken. It was a little PITA getting it out and the little pin was sitting right there in the...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 11-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
Thanks Chad, I just replaced the plugs so...

Thanks Chad,

I just replaced the plugs so not an issue there... Its been running fine (daily driving) without the mass flow connected so haven't gotten the new butterfly valve unit but will soon. ...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 10-27-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
Thanks for that info! It helped and replaced the...

Thanks for that info! It helped and replaced the lower boot today with ease. Cutting the old one away was a good tip - the clamps were twisted around and facing the bottom of the engine. Cutting away...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 10-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
Limp mode sounds about right... and the SES light...

Limp mode sounds about right... and the SES light is on (I thought that was because no one reset it for the oil change). No cracks in the top intake boot - looks and feels brand new. I haven't taken...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 10-26-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,490
Posted By MadBMW
Mass Flow issues... Rough idle. Low Performance.

Hey all... Since I got this car used its been giving me some issues idling smooth or decent power in the upper rps... Its a 01, 330i with about 120k miles.

It was running fine when i test drove it...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 10-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By MadBMW
Wheel sensor?

Wheel sensor?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-21-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,391
Posted By MadBMW
Haha, glad you mentioned it for this thread... I...

Haha, glad you mentioned it for this thread... I did give it a few extra taps with a chisel/hammer so shouldn't have any issues there. I happen to see a post from one of the other members having done...
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