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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By habbyguy
Thanks for the input. I have no idea how...

Thanks for the input. I have no idea how accurate this app will be. One thing I did notice is that on my particular Droid phone, I have to hold it at about 30 degrees from flat to get the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By habbyguy
I found a website that listed the frontal area of...

I found a website that listed the frontal area of a 2000 E46 330i as 2.09 sq. meters, which sounds a whole lot like DangerousMind's number (converted to metric, of course). Still seems awfully low,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By habbyguy
I think you're right on the weight - but the...

I think you're right on the weight - but the program is looking for "as-run weight", so my previous guesstimate includes a tank of gas and my 155 pound self (which makes the two numbers look pretty...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By habbyguy
Specs for Droid-based Dyno Program

OK, so I pick up a Droid X yesterday, then I remember all the cool threads about phone-based dyno software (software that uses the built-in accelerometer to measure acceleration and g-forces, etc.)....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,526
Posted By habbyguy
I've used a floor jack and 3/4" Craftsman breaker...

I've used a floor jack and 3/4" Craftsman breaker bar to turn a particularly tough nut (in my case, a 32mm rear differential pinion bolt that had to crush a "crush washer"). You can put a ridiculous...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,845
Posted By habbyguy
I've had the ZHP for almost two and a half years...

I've had the ZHP for almost two and a half years now, and have taken the mileage from 43K to almost 51K... so I guess I put on a little over 3,000 a year. Considering 2,500 of the miles was on a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By habbyguy
:bump: Hey... what happened? Did new tires...

:bump:

Hey... what happened? Did new tires fix the problem?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,782
Posted By habbyguy
I helped a high school student buy a '98 Altima a...

I helped a high school student buy a '98 Altima a while ago. After many moons, she called me to tell me the brakes were acting strange. Sure 'nuff, one of the pads was totally missing. To make it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By habbyguy
Probably a bad ground. I'd recommend taking out...

Probably a bad ground. I'd recommend taking out the bulbs, cleaning the contacts, cleaning and re-seating the connectors and checking it again. If the above doesn't do it, trace down the ground...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By habbyguy
Tires can make a lot of noise (not sure as much...

Tires can make a lot of noise (not sure as much as you describe above - ".. in a cave with heavy machinery..."). My ZHP was getting louder and louder, and I gave it a 50% chance of being tires, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
Except that those low car loan rates aren't there...

Except that those low car loan rates aren't there because the dealership is feeling generous... so the low interest rates are offset by pricing the car higher (you can get a much better price paying...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
The difference is that you're looking at it from...

The difference is that you're looking at it from a resale value, and I'm using the trade-in value (big difference).

But since the OP is buying THIS car (potentially) by trading his old car in at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
Sigh... Read it again, please. I put the...

Sigh... Read it again, please. I put the depreciation in a range (you do understand that concept, don't you?).

And trade-in value on a typical WRX that's 3 years old IS down $10K or more from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
Read much? :rolleyes: My example was for a...

Read much? :rolleyes:

My example was for a $30K car, and I said "$3-500 a month", which would indicate a depreciation of beween $10,800 (low) and $18,000 (high)... but most cars will certainly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
Yeah, I'd sa "at least $100 a month" is a safe...

Yeah, I'd sa "at least $100 a month" is a safe estimate. More like $3-500 a month on a $30K car is more like it (at least for the first few years). If you're having to put that kind of money into a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,077
Posted By habbyguy
I agree with most of the above voices - either...

I agree with most of the above voices - either keep the BMW or sell it and get something you can afford to drive. The only good thing about financing a car is that you're helping make some bankers...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-05-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,227
Posted By habbyguy
powerfreak, how's this for a compromise? ...

powerfreak, how's this for a compromise?

Sell the Rubicon, and if you really, really need to do some off-roading, buy an older XJ Cherokee or something similar. That way, you don't have to worry...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-04-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,227
Posted By habbyguy
At the risk of sounding like just another old...

At the risk of sounding like just another old fart (however true that might be...) I'd suggest at least considering the long-term cost of "owning it now".

First, let's assume that the car you...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-29-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,227
Posted By habbyguy
Some of us apparently live parallel lives......

Some of us apparently live parallel lives... (except I still have the XJ Cherokee). Mine is a five-speed with stock 3.07 gears, a 3" lift and 31" tires, and gets an honest 24+mpg on the road (I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By habbyguy
That'll buff right out...

That'll buff right out...
Forum: Complete Cars 09-28-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,842
Posted By habbyguy
According to the article, it's better than an...

According to the article, it's better than an ///M3 (not hard to believe, given the mods). And let's face it, if the race is to load four people into the car and run all-out 1/4 mile, this car would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By habbyguy
Wow - that's quite a difference from just...

Wow - that's quite a difference from just touching up dings in your wheels. If I didn't know better, I'd think that the process grew two more cylinders and changed the car's color, too... :shhh:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By habbyguy
I put an opener in the dash pocket. Cost: $0.00....

I put an opener in the dash pocket. Cost: $0.00. Works great and is invisible.

OTOH, the mod bug will probably force me to buy a homelink unit for my overhead console. I'm sure most of you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,072
Posted By habbyguy
My solution to the need for acceleration was to...

My solution to the need for acceleration was to buy another 4-cylinder BMW.

OK, it was a K100RS sport touring bike, but it had lots of push off the line. Sure, it's horribly slow by proper crotch...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,072
Posted By habbyguy
Probably because the published 0-62mph times show...

Probably because the published 0-62mph times show that the 330 (non-ZHP) beats the 325 by a full second (7.2 vs 6.2). If your buddy is nearly hanging with you, it's because his car is in better...
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