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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-06-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By BMWfever
Ironically there is a thread I did not find in...

Ironically there is a thread I did not find in search, but happened to be currentlly active, it describes how to replace all the Crankcase Ventilation stuff - ->...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 02-06-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,987
Posted By BMWfever
You can take my name off the waiting list, if...

You can take my name off the waiting list, if there is even a list. . . I like my BSW stage1 speakers, but have lost respect for a company that would string us along for YEARS!!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-05-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By BMWfever
Blue Smoke on Startup - Occasionally

I did some searching, but admit to be lost in the acronyms.

A few times over past couple weeks I have noticed a huge cloud of blue smoke coming out exhaust on my '06 330 Ci. Each time this was...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By BMWfever
That was the first step in my fix, but was not...

That was the first step in my fix, but was not sure what the experts would think. . . It did seem to work well.

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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By BMWfever
The spots I am talking about might come from my...

The spots I am talking about might come from my well water. It is hard mineral deposits that are very hard to remove. In my experience, NO amount of rubbing with micro fiber will remove them.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By BMWfever
In the description for Opti-coat 2.0 . . . it...

In the description for Opti-coat 2.0 . . . it says "not" for glass?

--> The protection is truly unique and best of all you don't have to keep re-applying it. It is actually a versatile product...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By BMWfever
I never had too many problems with ants in cars, ...

I never had too many problems with ants in cars, but when they become a problem in house or garage etc. the best cure has been the type of ant bait that they feed on and take back to colony. ...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By BMWfever
Preserving New Exterior Glass

Non E-46, but . .

New vehicle, only 4 months old, and noticed some water spots, . . plus towels seemed to "drag" across the glass.

My fix = claybar, and Menzerna sealant . . . all the...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 01-18-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,987
Posted By BMWfever
A while back I signed up on a "waiting list" on...

A while back I signed up on a "waiting list" on BSW website. Does that still exist and have any bearing on who gets first orders?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By BMWfever
Depending on how hard it is to get to the sensor,...

Depending on how hard it is to get to the sensor, you could try a crazy test have done before. From a warm engine remove the sensor and put in a freezer. After it is cold, quickly re-install in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By BMWfever
^ ^ ^ My thought also. . . if not familiar with...

^ ^ ^ My thought also. . . if not familiar with "bedding" the pads, do some research. . basically it involves doing a series of hard stops from say 60 mph to 10 mph, this heats the rotors and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
I appreciate your responses, they are thought...

I appreciate your responses, they are thought provoking, but I am not sure I agree it is simply flooding.

When a car is starting, the ECU is sending fuel based on the sensor readings to achieve...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
. If it is simply a flooded engine, what...

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If it is simply a flooded engine, what caused it to flood these 4 times in 2 years? and ONLY after the 3 conditions I listed?

I have started it probably hundreds of times with no issues, ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
Thanks guys for all your help on this !! . . ...

Thanks guys for all your help on this !! . . We may never figure this out, however, because I have no plans to ever "short run" it again. : ) . . especially in cold temps.

I know that it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
Pulled some codes, I do not know if these apply...

Pulled some codes, I do not know if these apply to the problem of not starting.

Did some searching, but could not find anything that would explain what causes these codes:

2774 Engine Cutoff...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
. This could be the issue, but it seems...

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This could be the issue, but it seems like something more than wet plugs.

As think about it, there was more than an overnight delay. I moved the car into garage Tues night, and did not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BMWfever
Trouble Starting - Day After a Short Run

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My '06 330Ci with 80K has an issue that baffles me. It seems very consistent over the past couple years. If I start a cold car, only let it run for a short period, turn off, then the next...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-05-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,264
Posted By BMWfever
Your symptoms do not sound exactly like mine, ...

Your symptoms do not sound exactly like mine, but it could be the "tuner" box in the trunk. There apparently is an issue with the solder joints on the pc boards. . . I replaced my tuner with a...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 07-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,094
Posted By BMWfever
Wish I could attend. . . only a couple hours away...

Wish I could attend. . . only a couple hours away . . would love to see some modified E46s . . mine is mostly stock, I love it, but always looking for ideas.

Hopefully next year there will be...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 11-07-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By BMWfever
Wait . . I am confused? :hmm: I have read...

Wait . . I am confused? :hmm:

I have read several threads in the past that part of the reason Stage 2 is delayed is because BSW is stretched so thin trying to keep up with existing products. ....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By BMWfever
Buzzing Sound - Engine Bay After Turning Off

I never noticed this before, until a couple weeks ago, then again today.

When turning off the engine, there is a buzzing noise coming from the center of engine bay, just behind and to left of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,581
Posted By BMWfever
I have not had a BMW for long, but in my past...

I have not had a BMW for long, but in my past experience with other cars that is definately coolant getting into combustion chamber. . . Usually the head gasket.

I read the post again . .
-...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-03-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By BMWfever
I think it will need to be dyed by some method. ...

I think it will need to be dyed by some method. The cleaning and conditioning still leaves spots. What kinds of products are out there for adding back the color? I could almost envision...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 10-14-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By BMWfever
"Stain" would be the best description of it. As...

"Stain" would be the best description of it. As I looked really close there was a white substance in the grain of the leather.

My attempt to fix this evening:

I tried soaking the area in...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 10-11-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By BMWfever
"Stain" on leather console

At the risk of diverting attention from the real problem, I thought I would share a "funny" story of my experience today (and it reminded me to write to E46fanatics)

At work today I opened car...
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