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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By JoeV
Klasse AIO

A friend of mine raced his red RX-8 in Phoenix a while ago and came back with tire marks all over his car (the drifters were out beforehand apparently..). Anyway I tried a couple of things and...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,338
Posted By JoeV
Ht-23

Top of the Line sells a Hi-Temp product they call silicone remover that is designed to remove buffing residue and wax. I've used it before as a pre-detailing wash and it works great to remove old...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By JoeV
cool, let us know what you find

cool, let us know what you find
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By JoeV
I have experienced the same sound, it's been...

I have experienced the same sound, it's been going on for a couple years, but rarely and only when it's cold as someone else mentioned. If it was something sucked into the fan I would think it would...
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-16-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By JoeV
My left headlight (i have HID's) would sometimes...

My left headlight (i have HID's) would sometimes not come on when i turned on my lights, by sometimes i mean maybe three or four times over a six month period. if I shut the lights off then turned...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By JoeV
I have a metallic rattle or "clunking" noise...

I have a metallic rattle or "clunking" noise coming from the front too.

I changed control arms and drop links but the noise is still there. I drove a mechanic from my local dealer around so he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,243
Posted By JoeV
I get 24 mpg city in my 325i a reduction in...

I get 24 mpg city in my 325i

a reduction in gas mileage can be caused by a stuck thermostat. if the engine never warms up to temp, the computer will think the engine is cold and keep the gas/air...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By JoeV
I too have a tapping sound on my 02 325i that...

I too have a tapping sound on my 02 325i that comes from the front passenger side. Had a friend drive while I sat in the passenger seat, the noise stopped if I pressed on the window, I think it is...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-25-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By JoeV
I've had good luck with Hi-temp paint perfection,...

I've had good luck with Hi-temp paint perfection, HT-69. have gotten it from topoftheline.com. it has a mild abrasive in it, but when applied with a dual action machine and a soft pad it isn't that...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-24-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By JoeV
IX resins contain millions of "sites" that...

IX resins contain millions of "sites" that attract positively charged ions like calcium and sodium. Calcium is attracted by the sites more than other ions, but when you pass water with an...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-20-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By JoeV
maybe you could just rinse w/ the soft then? ...

maybe you could just rinse w/ the soft then? Domi84 has it right, it's just more difficult on a warm dry day rinsing a black car...if your car is light in color I wouldn't worry about it.

I live...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-19-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By JoeV
soft is better for rinsing IMO

either hard or soft is fine for washing your car, but soft can be better for rinsing because it won't leave hard water spots on your paint. Soft water could also be good for washing because you will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By JoeV
akebono euro ceramics

had a post about them a couple months ago, very happy with them. No noise, zero visible dust, and good stopping power/feel. I think some others said the same thing. should be able to do a search...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By JoeV
yes, followed what akebono recommended for their...

yes, followed what akebono recommended for their pads and new rotors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By JoeV
miles?

draja how many miles do you have on them? the more miles I get, the better the bite. liking these pads more and more. Have a couple hundred miles on them now, getting closer to fully broken in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By JoeV
follow up

After some more miles I highly recommend these pads. After they heat up a little after normal driving they feel almost like the oe pads, not exactly the same in feel, but very good. After driving a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By JoeV
Just installed Akebono Euro Ceramics

on an 02 325. Also installed OEM Zimmerman rotors from Bimmerworld. Mileage is just under 50k. I think I'm pretty easy on brakes (coast to red lights rather than speed up), and the driver side...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By JoeV
clutch problem that was fixed

don't know if this is related but here's what happened w/ my clutch:

when my 02 325 was fairly new I had a really bad problem with the clutch "popping" when I was letting up on the pedal. the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,212
Posted By JoeV
M62 V8 in a 1-series

Getting back to the V10 idea....the March 27th AutoWeek (p. 19) shows a Hartge 130 w/ a M62 4.4 litre V8 installed...makes you wonder if the V10 would fit in a 3.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By JoeV
Sticking Windows solution

My dealer told me this is the main reason the regulators (cables) break, when windows stick in the up position. I rolled my windows half way down, cleaned the top surface of each one, then applied...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By JoeV
Just clipped in

I removed both my grills once when I was detailing my car to clean underneath them. Took about 5 minutes of looking at it, there is a front and rear piece that are clipped in together in several...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2002, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By JoeV
If anyone has this same problem - before I had a...

If anyone has this same problem - before I had a chance to take it in, the clutch smoothed out on it's own. Drove the car for about four hours with lots of clutching and didn't have a problem after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2002, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By JoeV
Thanks - will take it to the dealer and see what...

Thanks - will take it to the dealer and see what happens!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2002, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By JoeV
Sticky clutch pedal when engine is cold

I'm having a problem with my clutch when my car is cold - when releasing the clutch pedal there is a little resistance and then the clutch will release suddenly and "pop" up like something is hanging...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2002, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By JoeV
Upgraded Stereo Example?

I would like to upgrade my non HK speakers (2002 325i) but would prefer to listen to an existing system before I invest the time and money. Does anyone have any experience with install sound quality...
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