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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Essing
I'm on my 3rd E46 and facing this decision. The...

I'm on my 3rd E46 and facing this decision. The first two I did a Parrot CK3000/Connects2 setup. In looking at the Bavsound setup, it does more, like BT streaming but it is hardly hands free. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By Essing
Old thread I realize. I'm messing with these...

Old thread I realize. I'm messing with these guides right now, front and back. The guides are held on by plastic rivets. The difference from other fender-well and bumper cover rivets is that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,502
Posted By Essing
+1 for G.A.S.

+1 for G.A.S.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Essing
I say don't mess with it. I have the DSC light...

I say don't mess with it. I have the DSC light and brake light, both in amber. I have not been able to figure out PA Soft. I got a copy of INPA, but can't figure that out either. I'm in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
It's interesting that you say you had oil...

It's interesting that you say you had oil consumption issues. For about the first year that I had this car it burned a quart per 700 miles. Now consumption is nil. But that improvement occurred...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
New dipstick tube? I deliberated this one for a...

New dipstick tube? I deliberated this one for a while. I've owned quite a few BMW cars and bikes. BMW does not do excessive redesigns. When there is a rare redesign, I'll consider it. I ended up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
Oh and another thing. Check the oil filter...

Oh and another thing. Check the oil filter housing for leaks. This is not a bad time to deal with that one too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
Your likely surprise may be a dropped bolt or...

Your likely surprise may be a dropped bolt or two. Be very careful with nuts and bolts and you'll be back on the road no problems.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
It is a pain the arse project. Get the kit. ...

It is a pain the arse project. Get the kit. Take your time. Plan for a few hours. The Bav Auto video is helpful. Inspection of the Disa is a no-brainer. Clean the ICV also makes sense, since...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
There are at least two possible problems from the...

There are at least two possible problems from the CCV system malfunctioning. One is leaks in the system. The other is clogging.

I did mine with updated winter gear and dipstick tube. A few days...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Essing
I didn't test mine. If you're dealing with the...

I didn't test mine. If you're dealing with the symptoms and if you know the CCV unit has not been replaced. Just do it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,262
Posted By Essing
Hard to tell but the roof is on backwards! They...

Hard to tell but the roof is on backwards! They cut it off and removed the B pillar.
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Essing
Thanks, that's fair. To clarify 4300 is the...

Thanks, that's fair. To clarify 4300 is the brightest output in the spectrum.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,262
Posted By Essing
E46 and a concrete wall

All-

Someone near and dear to us had a bad accident last month involving their E46 and a concrete culvert structure at 55 mph.

I'd like to say they walked away, but alas there were serious...
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Essing
+1 get real bulbs. Forget the blue hue too. ...

+1 get real bulbs. Forget the blue hue too. Life is short, get the brightest 4300 lumen bulbs. Quality bulbs can be had for $100/pr.
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 01-21-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Essing
OEM AL HID Ignitors

I've got 2 used ignitors both fully functional. Sell one or both. $60 shipped for one $100 shipped for both. Part number 63126907504
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Essing
Got it. Car ran fine. Heater blew cool. Knew...

Got it. Car ran fine. Heater blew cool. Knew it had to be a temp sensor. It was this one, on the aft side of the oil filter housing base. Saw this picture in another post.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Essing
Coolant temp gauge is working fine. The MAF...

Coolant temp gauge is working fine. The MAF connection is a 3 pin, so I think there is a separate intake temp sensor. An air sensor hidden out of view on the intake would be the prime suspect. I'll...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Essing
Crankcase Vent/Oil Vent complete - single wire?

Good news is that I got it all in. This is PITA job!!

I was hooking up all the electrical connections from the loom located below the rubber intake tube. Sadly there is one wire/connector that I...
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Essing
Wow after >125 views nothing. If figured...

Wow after >125 views nothing.

If figured out the fix. The ballasts that I have (morimoto 3five) with d2s output plug is too bulky and not practical to seal through a grommet. TRS sell ballasts...
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Essing
replace factory ballast with aftermarket

Last winter I had issues with flickering and failure of my passenger side factory xenon. Did lot of search, research and troubleshooting. Checked the ground connections, swapped bulbs, swapped...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-24-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Essing
Solution $20

I wanted to post how this finally was solved. I've research a lot reports of flickering from the OEM setup. Here are the initial steps I tried.

Swapped bulbs (from left to right) then,
Swapped...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Essing
No. LCM can only be configured to a single VIN. ...

No. LCM can only be configured to a single VIN. IF you try this you'll get the dreaded tamper dot. If the LCM is bad, the only solution I've found is to buy a new one and have it coded to the VIN...
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-30-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Essing
Got ya.

Got ya.
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-30-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Essing
How would you check the ground? I've unplugged...

How would you check the ground? I've unplugged the main 2 wire power to the headlight and checked the resistance of the brown wire to the chassis, no issues.
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