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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By kaboom28
You should've asked about the plug :-). First...

You should've asked about the plug :-). First you squeeze the two tabs on the long side of the plug, then it pivots upward and it comes out. No matter now as you've got it corrected :-).
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By kaboom28
It works for me, still standing by my earlier...

It works for me, still standing by my earlier post :-).

In my car (2005 330xi), the TCU is located in the driver side of the trunk behind the lining. It's held in by a few bolts and it also has a...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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Views: 399
Posted By kaboom28
Style 237 on an E46

Has anyone tried running BMW style 237 rims on an E46? Thanks for any info.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By kaboom28
First off, have you check for any code? If you...

First off, have you check for any code? If you don't have any, I suggest that you may want to check the condition of the wires to your starter solenoid. Check for corrosion and/or looseness where...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By kaboom28
Looking back at this thread, I find it...

Looking back at this thread, I find it interesting that I merely suggested that 12.2V for a car battery seemed low and for the owner to look into it further. Not sure how it got blown up into this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By kaboom28
Wow, I think this is the first time I got called...

Wow, I think this is the first time I got called out :argue:







I'm open-minded when I get called out so I did a bit more research to make sure I'm not spewing garbage. Here's some links...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By kaboom28
Wow, that's unusual. 11 years is a long time for...

Wow, that's unusual. 11 years is a long time for car battery.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By kaboom28
A car battery typically has 6 cells. 12.2V is...

A car battery typically has 6 cells. 12.2V is not divisible by 6 evenly. If your new car battery shows 12.2V without the alternator running, I would suggest you double check to make sure your meter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By kaboom28
When your engine is running, you're measuring the...

When your engine is running, you're measuring the voltage from the alternator. If you're reading 12.4V above 3K, your alternator is not working properly. It can be the voltage or the alternator...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By kaboom28
Your amp will not draw more continuous current...

Your amp will not draw more continuous current than the fuse on your amp - otherwise your amp's fuse would blow. Your amp can momentarily draw more amps than the fuse, but that's what the battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By kaboom28
Try these.

Try these.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By kaboom28
Products are made to a price point and technical...

Products are made to a price point and technical requirements. Many products are made in China because they can manufacture products to a specific requirement at the lowest cost. So if have had bad...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 04-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,946
Posted By kaboom28
The increased alcohol content in E85 can make...

The increased alcohol content in E85 can make some rubber parts brittle and fail over time. Therefore you need to ensure that your rubber parts are either rated for E85 or replace them with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By kaboom28
OP, Go to www.realoem.com and search for the...

OP,

Go to www.realoem.com and search for the master cylinder for your car based on your VIN#. That may help you figure out which rebuilt master cylinder is right for your car. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By kaboom28
Electronics such as computers typically do not...

Electronics such as computers typically do not overcurrent (current spike) very much when starting. You can see this with a storage oscilloscope. However, a mechanical device such as a seat motor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kaboom28
The effort to remove the steering wheel and...

The effort to remove the steering wheel and reattach, hoping that the next spline will line you up exactly at 12 o'clock, is much greater than if you just get the alignment shop to fit it for you. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kaboom28
How much are you off? 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, ... ?

How much are you off? 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, ... ?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By kaboom28
Options: 1) hook up a car battery (not toy...

Options:

1) hook up a car battery (not toy batteries) to the proper pins. You'd have to figure out which pins.
2) put them in your car, adjust until you're happy with the position, take the seat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By kaboom28
It reads to me like the computer thinks that if...

It reads to me like the computer thinks that if the head light were to turn on, it would be aimed at the wrong direction - that it would be shining in the driver's face of the oncoming traffic or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By kaboom28
Torque steer is due to differences in torque...

Torque steer is due to differences in torque split between the left and right driving wheel of the car. As already mentioned, unequal length drive axles worsens torque steer because of a few things....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By kaboom28
I wonder if your battery is borderline after...

I wonder if your battery is borderline after sitting for 4 months. Try disconnecting your battery then measure the battery voltage across the terminals. Alternatively, try starting your car and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By kaboom28
What problem(s) are you trying to solve?

What problem(s) are you trying to solve?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,610
Posted By kaboom28
I should add a qualifier to this. You battery...

I should add a qualifier to this. You battery should not be <12.5 when measure across the battery terminals without any load.

Well, this is all moot now since you got a new battery. I am not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,610
Posted By kaboom28
OP, this statement points to a bad battery. If...

OP, this statement points to a bad battery. If you have stopped the engine, then whatever voltage you measure is pure battery voltage. Your battery should not be <12.5.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By kaboom28
OP, methanol is not used to boost horsepower. By...

OP, methanol is not used to boost horsepower. By itself, it does not. If you look at the chemistry of methanol, it has less energy content than gasoline, by a lot. So pound for pound, methanol...
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