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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By jlboygenius
i wonder what modern oil will look like in 50...

i wonder what modern oil will look like in 50 years
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By jlboygenius
lol, i just had mine crack and replaced it. while...

lol, i just had mine crack and replaced it. while replacing it I thought, wow, this is a **** design. the smaller offshoot part is straight, yet has to bend significantly to attach to the car, why...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 24,824
Posted By jlboygenius
Has anyone actually fried the ECU when doing the...

Has anyone actually fried the ECU when doing the update? I brought my car to the shop and the guy didn't do the update because he was afraid to break it. Unfortunately, I needed the car back and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By jlboygenius
those don't look OEM. ...

those don't look OEM.

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By jlboygenius
E39 Style 66 wheels and Pilot Sport A/S tires

235 45 17 tires, plenty of tread, but unsure how many miles on them.

These are Style 66 rims from an e39 540 or M5, 17x8 i believe. Not staggered.

Pick up in Northern VA. $950

4 Rims and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By jlboygenius
i added this to my car, they are easy to find...

i added this to my car, they are easy to find used on ebay. totally worth it.

you can check the trunk, it shoudl have a tag on the left side of the trunk lid telling you what it is pre-wired for....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,037
Posted By jlboygenius
hm. i'd sell it back, take the cash sell the...

hm. i'd sell it back, take the cash sell the jetta, get a newer e46.

check the rear sub frame. if you see any cracks, definitely sell it back to him :P

first, check all the hiding places, he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By jlboygenius
look on craigslist. 2000 7-series, can be had for...

look on craigslist. 2000 7-series, can be had for cheap. I just saw 2-3 of them for less than 2000$.

Offer then 500$, they may be happy just to get it out of the driveway.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-19-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By jlboygenius
I had ContiSports Contacts on my car. Replaced...

I had ContiSports Contacts on my car.
Replaced them with Pilot Sport PS2's. WOW. SO much more grip.
Still terrible in the snow, but that's just what makes it fun !
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 24,824
Posted By jlboygenius
Just tossing this out there: '04 330Ci, so it's...

Just tossing this out there:
'04 330Ci, so it's not an early model.

I did get DISA codes for a while after the dealer replaced the wiring harness(which was only necessary because they wanted to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,018
Posted By jlboygenius
If you own a house, it's a requirement. I move...

If you own a house, it's a requirement. I move **** all the time, and fold down seats are ****ing awesome.
I almost bought a lexus IS350 back in the day, but it only had a lame ass pass through(and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By jlboygenius
My diff was leaking. I ignored it. One day i...

My diff was leaking. I ignored it.
One day i was on the highway and heard a whining noise, kept getting louder and louder.
I pulled off the highway, and on the off ramp the diff locked up. I ended...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By jlboygenius
there's more to the story that the OP isn't...

there's more to the story that the OP isn't telling us.
You must have been doing something else, or being a MASSIVE asshole.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By jlboygenius
if you have a basic set of tools, you can replace...

if you have a basic set of tools, you can replace the alternator.
worst case scenario: you have the car towed to someone to replace it and return the alternator to where you bought it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,254
Posted By jlboygenius
Even normal daily driving you'll notice the...

Even normal daily driving you'll notice the difference. I always fell like a jackass jerking the car around. Finally removed it and wow. Why did i wait so long.
Some say you can do more damage to...
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-30-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,493
Posted By jlboygenius
I think you're in lawyer territory with this one....

I think you're in lawyer territory with this one. I had a lawyer get a 75 in a 30 reduced to a 200$ fine and no points.
I have to agree with lmr2wil on this one. Even if you weren't going 81, you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By jlboygenius
Wow, you are insane and have a lot of free time. ...

Wow, you are insane and have a lot of free time.

The issue here is most likely an issue related to the computer in some way, probably VANOS (or a sensor that controls the VANOS system) related...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By jlboygenius
my '04 330ci does the same thing around 2800. I...

my '04 330ci does the same thing around 2800. I notice it more in 3rd and 4th gear. not sure what it is. It's minor and has never thrown a code.

Doesn't happen often enough for me to really try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By jlboygenius
Interesting. My car has been doing this same...

Interesting. My car has been doing this same thing around 2700, for years it's been doing this. Never thrown a Code though. Might have to take a look at the intake camshaft position sensor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By jlboygenius
no way. GF has a cooper S. It's fun, but if I...

no way.
GF has a cooper S. It's fun, but if I had to drive more than 20 miles I wouldn't even consider the mini.

e46 is SO much quieter, comfortable and faster.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By jlboygenius
same happened to me. Rear diff seized. I got...

same happened to me. Rear diff seized.

I got a rebuilt diff for less than half what the dealer wanted for a new one. Upgraded to the ZHP diff too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By jlboygenius
I've had no problems loading the phone book from...

I've had no problems loading the phone book from an old motorola Razr2, Motorola E815, iPhone, Droid eris and Droid EVO.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 01-16-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,601
Posted By jlboygenius
I doubt the SMG has this. It's computer...

I doubt the SMG has this. It's computer controlled, so I doubt it would do anything. I'd be surprised if it even has a normal slave cylinder.


I've tried doing this, so i'll add my notes:

DO...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By jlboygenius
If it's sticking out of the hole, you can grab it...

If it's sticking out of the hole, you can grab it with a vise grips, or use a dremel to cut a slice into it. Then use a flat head screwdriver to unscrew it.
You can also use something like this:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,809
Posted By jlboygenius
The lights inside the trunk? I thought they only...

The lights inside the trunk? I thought they only lit up when you push on them. can they come on when the trunk is opened?
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