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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By czarmar
Just to follow up on the VANOS seals, I think my...

Just to follow up on the VANOS seals, I think my car's midrange power has really increased in the weeks after I did the seals. I think it just took a little while for the DME to adjust. So, I now...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By czarmar
Wow, that's an incredible deal, practically a...

Wow, that's an incredible deal, practically a free car. I wish we were all so lucky!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By czarmar
Have you replaced all 6 coils 3 times in 50K...

Have you replaced all 6 coils 3 times in 50K miles, or have you had 3 individual failures with subsequent individual replacement? Are you using the cheap eBay ones or OEM?

I've had two individual...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By czarmar
Almost always 87 in my 323i after 284k miles. At...

Almost always 87 in my 323i after 284k miles. At this point, I don't care. The thing still runs great on 87, and it's no faster with 91/93. That said, my M5 never drank anything but the best.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By czarmar
That's a very, very rare M5. I think the first...

That's a very, very rare M5. I think the first year for the e60 M5 was '06. Where you looking at an e39?
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 04-08-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By czarmar
There's several affordable options to get some...

There's several affordable options to get some modern features to your existing radio. A few vendors on this board offer Bluetooth streaming solutions, ipod control solutions, etc. I have an aux in...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 04-07-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By czarmar
I think there's two 12 pin connectors on the back...

I think there's two 12 pin connectors on the back of the 4:3 nav. You'd have to probe the wires coming from the tape deck side while it is playing to figure out which wires you'd want to connect...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 04-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By czarmar
If you've got a CD changer you want to keep, all...

If you've got a CD changer you want to keep, all you need is a cable, not a module.

For models with Navigation units, the head unit is actually in the trunk, so getting a dash mounted aux in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By czarmar
Awesome find! My 323i is doing great at 284K, so...

Awesome find! My 323i is doing great at 284K, so who's to say that the engine is done! You got one heck of a smoking deal on that car. While e46 values have plummeted, I'm happy that people can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By czarmar
I'd buy a new switch personally (#61318363668)......

I'd buy a new switch personally (#61318363668)... My 323i didn't come with OBC, and I retrofitted the switch into my car. I saw a few on eBay for $20-30. There's some tutorials out there how to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By czarmar
As a guy who owned an '02 M5, they aren't anymore...

As a guy who owned an '02 M5, they aren't anymore unreliable than other cars, it's just that the M5 is a classy car and you don't want to cheap out on the maintenance on it. You don't put bargain...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By czarmar
My car MSRPed at $33,620 in 1999. 323i 26400 ...

My car MSRPed at $33,620 in 1999.
323i 26400
metallic paint $475
Leather $1450
moonroof $1050
Fold down seats $575
Xenons $500
CD Player $200
Sport package $2400
Dest. $570
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By czarmar
I wonder if rear swaybar links could make the...

I wonder if rear swaybar links could make the same sounds that front swaybar links do. On my high mileage 323i, I've been getting a subtle 'clunk' in the front end. I bought control arm bushings,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By czarmar
For the 2005 head units, absolutely. You have the...

For the 2005 head units, absolutely. You have the mode button and by adding an Aux input cable to the back of your head unit you can switch between your CD changer and an Aux in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By czarmar
Looks like the OP has screw type clamps installed...

Looks like the OP has screw type clamps installed already, so he's probably good there. I agree, those clamp on clamps are garbage.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By czarmar
Just FYI about the airbag lights. Sometimes the...

Just FYI about the airbag lights. Sometimes the seat sensors have intermittent faults that trigger a non resetting airbag light. I had an airbag light in mine when I bought mine, and the car hadn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By czarmar
RealOEM is your friend for part numbers.. ...

RealOEM is your friend for part numbers..

Here's a link, looks like part #32416796390.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM33&mospid=47718&btnr=32_0958&hg=32&fg=20

..available at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By czarmar
I just did the VANOS seals yesterday on a 284K...

I just did the VANOS seals yesterday on a 284K 323i. Was it worth it? At this point I'm not sure. I had a leaky VCG, so I was going to take care of that anyways, and the seals were pretty dried up....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By czarmar
I just went through the same ordeal. Alternator...

I just went through the same ordeal. Alternator failed earlier this year, and the Bosch reman from Autohausaz.com came with bad threads. Like an idiot I figured I'd run the bolt in even though I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By czarmar
I just got my rear diff bushing replaced today. ...

I just got my rear diff bushing replaced today. I bought the bushing for about $30 intending to do it myself. Discovering my bearing press tool wouldn't work, I let an indy do it for $500.

No...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-18-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By czarmar
I just wanted to chime in here. I had a similar...

I just wanted to chime in here. I had a similar issue with my pre-2000 key. I would sync it and it would work for a while, and then would seem to lose sync and then the buttons wouldn't work.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,346
Posted By czarmar
Okay - I installed the Bosch reman today. No...

Okay - I installed the Bosch reman today. No battery light, and the defroster now works.

So I have a couple possible ideas:

If you have no defroster and your battery light comes on with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,346
Posted By czarmar
Bosch reman from Autohausaz for about $200 with a...

Bosch reman from Autohausaz for about $200 with a $100 core. Bosch reman has a no strand warrantee.

Although I might have gotten away with just the voltage regulator for $60. Bummer..
Forum: Great Lakes 04-29-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,674
Posted By czarmar
I'm interested in some coding. I need a retrofit...

I'm interested in some coding. I need a retrofit OEM alarm coded, as well as a retrofit OBC. I'd like the other niceties like getting my auto tilt mirror adjusted right, etc.

Anyone have the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,346
Posted By czarmar
Well I figured why my battery light wasn't coming...

Well I figured why my battery light wasn't coming on - the harness had gotten disconnected from the back of the alternator. The alternator still appears to be bad. I charged the battery to 12.8V...
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