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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Yep, almost put it in jfoj's fuel pump thread,...

Yep, almost put it in jfoj's fuel pump thread, but a new pump solved my cold start issues also... Well, not really a start issue, as my car has always started right up, but more that on a cold...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Chocolate Lab
The sensor is under the car near the left front...

The sensor is under the car near the left front wheel, at least here in the US, so it's common for the sensor to get damaged by scraping it on a curb or parking block.

Usually when it gets torn...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 169,663
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Same here. My pump died about 1.5 miles...

Same here.

My pump died about 1.5 miles from our office property where I work on my car. And when my pump died I had about 1/4 to 1/3 of a tank left. I was in the parking lot of a grocery store...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 64,165
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Thought I'd check in... On a 37*F night, I got to...

Thought I'd check in... On a 37*F night, I got to the low 80s*C within a few minutes, slowly got to 91-92 after about 10 minutes. This is with the heater running on high. When I turned the heater...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Yes, remove the headline and it just screws...

Yes, remove the headline and it just screws down... Very easy to remove... I did this and put an Audi/VW antenna up there when a window tint job completely knocked out my radio reception.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 64,165
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Thanks, jfoj. So if it gets to the proper temp,...

Thanks, jfoj. So if it gets to the proper temp, it's okay if it takes a while to get there? I'm pretty sure it hasn't been 10 minutes even on cold days, but I'll run the check as you said and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 64,165
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Hope this is the right thread for this, but about...

Hope this is the right thread for this, but about how long does it take for you guys' needle to reach the middle in, say, 32* temps?

Last year we had the coldest winter I can remember in many...
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Just to complete this... Khoalty was more like...

Just to complete this... Khoalty was more like $40 with shipping, and yes, considering this is a replacement for a non-mechanical, piece-of-plastic part that some jackwagon stole from me... Then yes,...
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Thanks... I was hoping to spend even less than...

Thanks... I was hoping to spend even less than that, but that may have to do.

Question, if you happen to know this... Why does that difference in bulb contacts matter? Or does it? The person who...
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Early e46 corner light question?

Some loser stole the clear corner from my 2000 e46. Ordered a replacement from Rockauto, but it was the curved model that I now know is different from what I have. The only ones I see that look...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 9,025
Posted By Chocolate Lab
I dunno, man, I have a very clean 128i -- black...

I dunno, man, I have a very clean 128i -- black on black, MT, just like my e46 -- and when I see them parked next to each other I still like the e46 better. And I know I like driving it better --...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Just be aware that somewhere in that time period...

Just be aware that somewhere in that time period the amp box in your c-pillar changed to a different frequency and was powered differently, so while the radio will fit, your reception will suffer a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 411,594
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Yep, that's the one. I ordered two and if I...

Yep, that's the one. I ordered two and if I could find the other one, I'd send it to you for a few bucks. But I don't know what I did with it.

You could use the vertical one -- some people take...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 411,594
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Sorry, just seeing this... I got it from Mouser...

Sorry, just seeing this... I got it from Mouser here:

http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Panasonic-Battery/VL-2020-HFN/?qs=1eQvB6Dk1vjiByYlW3jlUA==

You can get it from Digikey also, but I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 317,732
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Good info, I was wondering about them myself. I...

Good info, I was wondering about them myself. I sent them a message through ebay a couple weeks ago and never got a response. So you could tell just by visual inspection I guess that they did a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Ugh, my X3 did the same thing. Compressor seized...

Ugh, my X3 did the same thing. Compressor seized so badly it shut the car down. Local shops quoted me 1500-1800 to fix it, what a joke.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Not sure about when the changeover on the...

Not sure about when the changeover on the impeller was... I just remember reading scores of horror stories about the plastic impeller falling apart and being shocked mine lasted as long as it did. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Is it me or does that look more like "A1226" than...

Is it me or does that look more like "A1226" than 1996...

At least the water pump is cheap, and easy to replace.

Just for my own curiosity... I don't think that's an original pump, but on the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 69,745
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Ugh... Did this yesterday, or started to, and I...

Ugh... Did this yesterday, or started to, and I can't believe what a pain it turned out to be. I actually was afraid I would run out of daylight, so I stopped at only the upper boot. One problem is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 411,594
Posted By Chocolate Lab
To what AC said... I just re-did this job for...

To what AC said... I just re-did this job for about the fifth time. The last time I did it was several months ago, and that time the remote worked for only a few weeks before it failed again. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,081
Posted By Chocolate Lab
I gotta admit, I pretty much baby mine. Part of...

I gotta admit, I pretty much baby mine. Part of that is she's older and my transmission is a little rough, nothing too bad, but not buttery smooth anymore, so I shift pretty deliberately. But I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Chocolate Lab
I hear you, Alex. I guess part of it is that I...

I hear you, Alex. I guess part of it is that I think I might want a newer e46, but then I think well, I know how my car has been maintained... I know I've always changed the oil, I know people I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Anyone else have a really hard time saying goodbye?

Sorry if wrong forum, maybe this should be in the For Sale section...

But how do you know when it's time to say goodbye to your car? I'm not talking about when it's falling apart and you're...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,426
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Heh... I don't see why this is even a question...

Heh... I don't see why this is even a question anymore... I'm cheap as can be and yet I'd never skimp on the proper oil... With extended drain intervals, what are you going to save anyway, $50 or $60...
Forum: Complete Cars 12-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Chocolate Lab
Why not try this... 2008 128i, blk on blk, MT, sport pack

In north Texas... No issues or problems at all. Drives great at 64.9k miles, almost all highway because I drive my e46 in town. Asking $15,800.

Would like to sell this and get an e46 or even...
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