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Forum: Pacific Northwest Today, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By seattle330
3 hours to BC? Only if you drive like a...

3 hours to BC? Only if you drive like a Seattleite :D It takes me about 2:30 to get to downtown Vancouver north from Seattle.

I'm not sure where I'm moving to, our apartment managers are redoing...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By seattle330
I don't think the cooling system has anything to...

I don't think the cooling system has anything to do with it, either way the 325 and 330 have to do the same amount of work to move the car around, so they generate the same amount of waste heat...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By seattle330
It's probably missing the clip then. I'd go to...

It's probably missing the clip then. I'd go to the local hardware store and buy some hose clamps, then just pull the line off and use the clamp after you re-attach it.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By seattle330
OP, regardless of the ideal engine temp, you have...

OP, regardless of the ideal engine temp, you have a failing thermostat. If it goes up to 90 in the city but drops on the highway, that's because you're getting more ram air over your radiator and...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By seattle330
I recall reading a thread recommending against...

I recall reading a thread recommending against that, but I forget why. I'd suggest just disconnecting the brake booster vacuum line and sucking it in there instead. I'm thinking of doing this as...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By seattle330
Are your roads highly salted? I'd rinse the...

Are your roads highly salted? I'd rinse the brakes, go out and slam them a few times, rinse again, slam again, and see if it goes away. My suspicion is you have some gunk on them that needs to come...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By seattle330
Timing adjustment is for S54s, the M52TU and M54...

Timing adjustment is for S54s, the M52TU and M54 are self-adjusting, IIRC. Just leave the chains alone and you'll be fine.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By seattle330
I'm on Cap Hill, though I'll be moving soon....

I'm on Cap Hill, though I'll be moving soon. Belltown parking can be tricky or expensive, make sure you sort that out...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By seattle330
OP, how much lower are you looking to go? I have...

OP, how much lower are you looking to go? I have a set of ZHP springs if you're interested. I went from stock ZHP setup to Bilstein Sport+H&R Sport, and it's a bit on the harsh side for a DD.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By seattle330
You'll fit right in then! Which neighborhood you...

You'll fit right in then! Which neighborhood you thinking of moving to?
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By seattle330
If you can handle Daly City, Seattle will be a...

If you can handle Daly City, Seattle will be a breeze. There is this thing called the "seattle freeze," but there are plenty of other people from out of town (like myself) who have developed their...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By seattle330
Good buy! Take the car for a quick spin, then do...

Good buy! Take the car for a quick spin, then do your cooling system (search user mango for parts, then follow this DIY (http://www.bmw330ci.net/maintenance/completecoolant.php) (don't forget the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By seattle330
I moved up here from the south bay back in 2008,...

I moved up here from the south bay back in 2008, it's a pretty solid place to be, but the rain annoys me sometimes. Let us know if you need help working on any projects.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 115,509
Posted By seattle330
When you get in someone else's car and reach the...

When you get in someone else's car and reach the wrong way for the window switches.
When people at a party ask what car they should buy, and your close friends roll their eyes because they already...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By seattle330
While you're in there, do the OFHG as well, it's...

While you're in there, do the OFHG as well, it's about a 2 hour job for both if you go slowly. Airbox out (10mm socket), fan out, alternator out (16 mm socket and 17 mm on the back), OFH out (13 mm...
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-11-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By seattle330
There are clips on the top of the housing. Shove...

There are clips on the top of the housing. Shove the pins in the bottom, then tilt forward and click them together.
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By seattle330
You might as well unscrew the 4 10 mm bolts to...

You might as well unscrew the 4 10 mm bolts to give yourself more room to get the dust covers off, those are a PITA.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By seattle330
To build on what's been said upthread, I'll...

To build on what's been said upthread, I'll generalize as follows:
1. The S54 is more likely to kill itself independently (rod bearings, vanos)
2. The M54 is more likely to be killed by cheap...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By seattle330
1. Research before using LEDs, some of them have...

1. Research before using LEDs, some of them have too little resistance so the circuit thinks it's shorted.
2. The stereos in these cars have bass/treble/fade settings for every mode (radio, CD,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By seattle330
Search user "clemsone46." He re-coats the ZKW...

Search user "clemsone46." He re-coats the ZKW bowls with a urethane coating that is more resistant to burning. I recently installed his re-coated bowls in my car and the light output is much better....
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By seattle330
Unless you have very smooth roads, I'd recommend...

Unless you have very smooth roads, I'd recommend against the H&R Race, those are very stiff springs. I have H&R Sport on Bilstein Sport shocks and struts, and those are plenty stiff for most driving.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,673
Posted By seattle330
^Specifically, the force of one newton acting at...

^Specifically, the force of one newton acting at the end of a meter-long lever. A newton, in turn, is 1 kg * second^2 (F=ma).
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By seattle330
They're supposed to go a bit wide to illuminate...

They're supposed to go a bit wide to illuminate the sides a bit as well as the area in front of the car. If you want to re-aim them, try putting a shim under one side and screwing it back down. I...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By seattle330
Try swapping your burnt bowls out. Search user...

Try swapping your burnt bowls out. Search user "clemsone46" to help you out. He recoats the bowls with a more durable reflective coating that lasts longer than the stock stuff. I replaced my bowls...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-22-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By seattle330
Check how tight the nuts are on the endlinks. My...

Check how tight the nuts are on the endlinks. My car had a little knock after I redid the suspension, so I tightened one end, and a few days later the other side started, so I tightened that one and...
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