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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By bratliff
I've got one in my 318i. Looks good but, it is...

I've got one in my 318i. Looks good but, it is just a knob. :) Oh yeah, it does light up.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By bratliff
Check realoem.com for part numbers and prices for...

Check realoem.com for part numbers and prices for your specific model. As far as I know all the e46's use the same window regulators.
Forum: The Showroom 06-24-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,044
Posted By bratliff
Nice ride. Enjoy.

Nice ride. Enjoy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By bratliff
Sorry, I didn't look at your specific questions...

Sorry, I didn't look at your specific questions when I first responded.

- Normally, I would say do a complete cooling system overhaul and do all components at the same time. Why? Because then you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By bratliff
I'd suggest cleaning/degreasing the engine very...

I'd suggest cleaning/degreasing the engine very well and then start monitoring it for oil leaks especially around the Oil Filter Housing (OFH) and valve cover. I changed the OFH gasket when I did my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By bratliff
I'm sure if your cooling system is properly...

I'm sure if your cooling system is properly maintained it won't have any issues. I suggest the Stewart pump only if you want a little extra piece of mind. When I bought my 330i, it needed a lot of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By bratliff
I want to say when I did it it was around $500...

I want to say when I did it it was around $500 for parts, but I replaced everything, Stewart pump, belts, idlers/tensioners, so my cost may be high. I was at the dealer not long after doing this (for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By bratliff
Hey Jim, I don't think this is anything to...

Hey Jim,

I don't think this is anything to worry about. With your A/C engaged you are pulling a load running the compressor and at idle it's possible this caused the speed of your water pump to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By bratliff
I only had to bleed my system once as well, but,...

I only had to bleed my system once as well, but, I checked coolant levels every morning for a week after and topped up as needed. Only needed a little from trapped air I'm guessing. Then, once a week...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By bratliff
Get the M3 wheel. Much better than the sport,...

Get the M3 wheel. Much better than the sport, uses your existing airbag. Easy to swap over. Looks like a BMW wheel because it is. I changed my sport wheel for an M3 and love it. You can find 'em in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By bratliff
So, your fob will unlock the passenger side and...

So, your fob will unlock the passenger side and trunk, but not the driver side door. The door handle still opens the driver side door yes? Then forget removing the door panel. This sounds more like a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,570
Posted By bratliff
It's hard to gauge difficulty from a DIY. Working...

It's hard to gauge difficulty from a DIY. Working on the car there is little I won't do myself. When it comes to wiring and electrical stuff though, I get hesitant. I'll check theretrofitsource out!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,570
Posted By bratliff
If I understand you (not your fault, I'm no...

If I understand you (not your fault, I'm no lighting expert) this is why I wanna go whiter. And yes, I'm thinking about doing a better quality xenon retrofit into my halogen housings (like Choxor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By bratliff
Not sure what you are describing but remove the...

Not sure what you are describing but remove the inner door panel and take a look. Sounds like the handle is disconnected. Door panel is easy to remove.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,570
Posted By bratliff
Yeah, I kept my halogen housings and am thinking...

Yeah, I kept my halogen housings and am thinking about trying a full retrofit myself. The housings are in perfect condition. How difficult is it to put the Morimoto's in? 1 to 10 scale, 1 being oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,570
Posted By bratliff
I replaced my stock halogens with these...

I replaced my stock halogens with these http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46-depo-projector46-headlights.html with the Xenons and Angel Eyes. I spent nearly two years looking for a set of OEM Xenons, but...
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By bratliff
Remove the tap to the footwell lights and retest....

Remove the tap to the footwell lights and retest. Keep it simple when troubleshooting.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By bratliff
Sounds to me like a lot of things could be on...

Sounds to me like a lot of things could be on their way out. Check all of your suspension bushings.
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-24-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By bratliff
I'd guess that you tapped the wrong wire and...

I'd guess that you tapped the wrong wire and there's nothing telling them to stay on. Recheck your wiring and maybe try just tapping them into the headlight wiring, and not the interior, just to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By bratliff
Agreed. Pull up your back seat and see if fuel is...

Agreed. Pull up your back seat and see if fuel is leaking around the fuel pump ring (passenger side of rear seat). Check the connections to the fuel pump, and, if you've never replaced go ahead and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By bratliff
Have you tried disconnecting the alarm system and...

Have you tried disconnecting the alarm system and then coding the keys?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,568
Posted By bratliff
No no. Just the gasket. I think it was like $5...

No no. Just the gasket. I think it was like $5 from bmaparts. It's extra work, but, a lot easier with the radiator, intake, etc out of the way.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,568
Posted By bratliff
Probably for the best. I also replaced my oil...

Probably for the best. I also replaced my oil filter housing gasket when I overhauled my cooling system. I was halfway there and it was leaking so why not. I did both of these the first month I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By bratliff
I also got mine from these guys. They are very...

I also got mine from these guys. They are very good and if you request something custom that they think is weird they will verify it with you before just shipping it out.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By bratliff
I'm running Pilot Sport A/S. Love 'em. Great...

I'm running Pilot Sport A/S. Love 'em. Great handling and excellent dry and wet traction.
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