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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By bpiersma
BTW, love the license plate replacement trim. I...

BTW, love the license plate replacement trim. I wanted to do that but I KNOW I'll get pulled over here in CA
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By bpiersma
So Rif Raf, why do you have the vents? Do you...

So Rif Raf, why do you have the vents? Do you have the inter coolers that Tim330 mentioned?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By bpiersma
Thanks, guys. In retrospect it looks like a dumb...

Thanks, guys. In retrospect it looks like a dumb question.
Followup question. Now that I research the bumper, I see that there is an option to take out that brake air duct cover. Is that something I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32,347
Views: 2,545,998
Posted By bpiersma
Realized that I forgot to put up the sunshade on...

Realized that I forgot to put up the sunshade on my dash. Ran out there as quickly as I could and put it up. Then walked slowly and cooly back inside with a grin.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By bpiersma
What bumper is this?

I bought this 1999 328i several years ago, and now the fog light trim has fallen off. Problem is, I can't find any other bimmer out there with the same front bumper and fog lights, much less a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
UPDATE//CONCLUSION Just got a new fan from...

UPDATE//CONCLUSION
Just got a new fan from BMWPartsWeb.com (I ordered Wednesday night, it arrived Friday morning...awesome...free shipping, no tax to CA).
First, I connected it but did not install...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Stingray, I ordered from BMWPartsWeb.com and it...

Stingray,
I ordered from BMWPartsWeb.com and it was free shipping...$252. Also, this whole thing started for me when my tank blew two summers ago. My theory is that my fan was shot already and not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Tangent, Yes, that yellow arrow points to the...

Tangent,
Yes, that yellow arrow points to the connector I applied the 12 volts to. I realize that it gets 12 volts all the time, and that's why I tested it. Of course, it did not spin when I applied...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
The FSU is the little black box with the plastic...

The FSU is the little black box with the plastic cover on it, attached to the fan shroud assembly (I assume you have a manual transmission). It is responsible for turning the fan on or off based on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Yes. It sends air back toward the engine. Can't...

Yes. It sends air back toward the engine. Can't figure out if it is bypassing a faulty sender or what. Also, the temperature sensor in the lower hose measures 2000 ohms at cold.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Update: If I put 12 volts to the fan connector...

Update:
If I put 12 volts to the fan connector in reverse polarity, the fan spins. If I put the 12 volts on in the same configuration as it gets from the connector, no movement. What does this tell...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Tangent, I had the same thought about the fan...

Tangent,
I had the same thought about the fan motor being ok and the FSU being bad, so I applied the 12 volts to the connector. That way, I could tell if the FSU was allowing the power through to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
I did have one code...something like "Temp too...

I did have one code...something like "Temp too low for closed circuit" but nothing about the fan. The fan does not go on at all when the car is started. Is it possible that the motor is ok, but that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By bpiersma
Radiator Fan strange behavior

So perhaps some experienced fanatics can help me with this one. The radiator fan (electronically controlled as I have a 99 328i manual) seems to not be working. My car runs a bit hot and I have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By bpiersma
Ed That's exactly where mine is leaking. I just...

Ed
That's exactly where mine is leaking. I just started ripping things out tonight and so far I have broken one of those retaining clips, the bracket that holds the fan shroud to the radiator, and...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 04-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By bpiersma
On my first try with Klasse, I struggled with...

On my first try with Klasse, I struggled with getting the glaze off until I discovered the secret: use a little Quick Detailer (Mothers) or even a spritz of water will do. Then just rub it into the...
Forum: Parting Out 04-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By bpiersma
Poll: Is it worth parting out your BMW

I've been watching the parting out process here for quite some time, and even buying a thing or two from you all. I've never actually done this, but I'm considering giving it a go in the near future....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By bpiersma
My Tramlining/bumpsteer problem fixed!

After thoroughly searching the forums and reading excruciatingly through all you guys have done to solve mysterious steering/suspension tendencies, I have solved mine. I wanted to share this with...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-06-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,553
Posted By bpiersma
I say "A bimmer 3 series" to which I get myriad...

I say "A bimmer 3 series" to which I get myriad shocked replies to the effect of "you're a high school teacher, how can you afford that!?" or "we pay you too much" (notice the ubiquitous 'we'...yeah,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,229
Posted By bpiersma
I'd echo what many others are saying: drive the...

I'd echo what many others are saying: drive the E46. Take the $3k and invest it so that when little mechanical things wear out on your bimmer you'll have the cash on hand to fix it. Or, pay down your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By bpiersma
These pages should answer your question. I wasn't...

These pages should answer your question. I wasn't sure which bolts you needed, so I scanned these.
I don't know the answer to your second question.
If you're doing this type of work, you should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By bpiersma
My Subframe Story...

So I bought a used '99 328i about a year ago (no mods, totaly stock, over 100K miles) and discovered a thoroughly torn subframe (both sides). After weeks of haggling with BMW in Santa Barbara (I...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 01-15-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By bpiersma
I'll take it. My email address is...

I'll take it. My email address is brettpiersma@juno.com
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 01-09-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By bpiersma
Ken, I was considering the $309.95 upgrade...

Ken, I was considering the $309.95 upgrade instead of the full Stage 1. Does this just include the six front speakers (midbass, midrange, tweeter) and none of the back 4?
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 01-09-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By bpiersma
Ken (and anyone else with a good, informed...

Ken (and anyone else with a good, informed opinion), I am thinking about doing the BSW Rainbow Audio IQ upgrade (http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product.php/II=502/_cid=162)
primarily because that...
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