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Forum: Complete Cars 05-12-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By aurelius
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-12-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 58,239
Posted By aurelius
Seafoam now makes a spray but the way the E46 is...

Seafoam now makes a spray but the way the E46 is set up, it is easier to use the liquid and pour it into the SAP hose as described in detail in post #6. If you already have the Seafoam spray version,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-30-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 58,239
Posted By aurelius
specific info for SAP vacuum hose replacement

Observations and advice after replacing SAP vacuum hoses on an '02 325i recently. As noted in post #48 above, the following parts info applies to USA non-M E46 models built prior to March, 2003 (and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 51,375
Posted By aurelius
Attempting to help with a family member's 325i...

Attempting to help with a family member's 325i sedan with ABS/DSC warning lights upon start up about half the time. Report from auto logic report says the following:

"5D8C can timeout; 5D97...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 58,239
Posted By aurelius
I missed it if someone else already mentioned...

I missed it if someone else already mentioned this but definitely worth noting when searching for replacement parts:

According to realoem, all of the part numbers related to the secondary air...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
The oval VR is still available as both a Genuine...

The oval VR is still available as both a Genuine BMW part (12317515319) and for much less on amzn using the Bosch part number W0133-1665703.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,579
Posted By aurelius
Photo below shot from the pit at a quick oil...

Photo below shot from the pit at a quick oil change place, below a family member's '02 325i automatic.

FWIW, Redline claims their D4 ATF is compatible...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
Be sure to see posts 121 and 126 above. You may...

Be sure to see posts 121 and 126 above. You may not need a new VR at all. What are your symptoms?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-23-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
BMW E46 Alternator DIY (voltage regulator)

Whether you've replaced your alternator or not, do yourselves a huge favor and check for a loose battery ground cable in the trunk of the car. Look at where the ground cable is connected to the body...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-17-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
What are your symptoms (what is the car doing or...

What are your symptoms (what is the car doing or not doing)?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-18-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
Finally solved my particular low voltage issue....

Finally solved my particular low voltage issue. Turns out it was a loose battery ground cable, the cable that goes from the negative battery post to the car body. Loose connection at car body...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
In my case, the original VR did not appear to...

In my case, the original VR did not appear to have worn brushes. Or at least they were not unevenly worn as some have experienced. Unfortunately, my interior lights still flicker at idle and the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-29-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
update to post #102 above

Tried to edit my post above (#102) but apparently it's too old to edit.

If you have the oval-shaped electrical connector on your voltage regulator, the BMW p/n for the VR is 12317515319 and the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-29-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By aurelius
Rogue Engineering Wheel Spacers - 4 x 15mm billet aluminum with 20 matching bolts

Contact: PM or Mark at Z1usa dot net

$226 shipped within cont'l USA. Will ship elsewhere at buyer's expense.

Hubcentric for 72.5-mm hub flanges and 5-bolt hubs. Includes the 20 longer Rogue...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 76,461
Posted By aurelius
Bump for post #113. Cannot imagine a...

Bump for post #113.

Cannot imagine a standard wear part such as the strut mount is NLA on E46 cars built prior to November '03.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 76,461
Posted By aurelius
correction on front strut mount p/n

Regarding the front strut mounts (also called guide supports), the part number quoted above is for certain E39 and X3 models.

Per realoem, these days it appears BMW sells a kit which includes 5...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-08-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
BMW 12317515319 / Bosch W0133-1665703

Same here. Seems some E46 models built in 2003 have a 120-amp alternator more commonly associated with the Z4, making it rather difficult to find the relevant VR. If your alternator has the oval...
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 05-22-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By aurelius
Update: no longer for sale. After some prodding...

Update: no longer for sale. After some prodding (it being an electrical part) seller accepted it as a return for a full refund.
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 05-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By aurelius
no longer for sale: Bosch 120-amp Voltage Regulator

Free shipping within cont'l USA.

Brand new, never used in any way, shape, or form. Bought the wrong VR for my alternator and tho I have a Bosch 120, the connector doesn't fit.

BMW part # 12 31...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-08-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 161,258
Posted By aurelius
If you were facing the back of the Bosch 120-amp...

If you were facing the back of the Bosch 120-amp alternator, how does one remove the VR cover fastener in what would be the 3 o'clock position? This being the fastener with the round plastic cover...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-22-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By aurelius
Sold

Sold
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 03-22-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By aurelius
Sold

Sold
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 11-17-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By aurelius
Corrected part number after removing unit, etc....

Corrected part number after removing unit, etc. This changer works with DSP sound systems. Click HERE (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=82110028760) for a list of compatible BMW models.
...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-06-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By aurelius
I'll match that and ship for free.

I'll match that and ship for free.
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By aurelius
Correct. Yet not OE. Crazy how that works.

Correct. Yet not OE. Crazy how that works.
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