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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By jdstrickland
Traction control uses the braking system, if the...

Traction control uses the braking system, if the braking system is offline, then the traction control will be gone too.

Lights blinking mean that the system is actively engaged in whatever it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,440
Posted By jdstrickland
That's a crock. You have to go out and buy oil,...

That's a crock. You have to go out and buy oil, buy an air filter at the same time. Using your argument, you have to go to McD's three times to get a burger, fries, and a drink. That's absurd. You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By jdstrickland
I can't imagine how one would assess turn in...

I can't imagine how one would assess turn in without a side by side comparison of two identical vehicles except for the tires. I cannot imagine that you are doing much driving where turn in is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By jdstrickland
Well, for 20 bucks you can have that feel to hold...

Well, for 20 bucks you can have that feel to hold you over until the UPS truck arrives.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
Since the light control module is a mouthful of...

Since the light control module is a mouthful of words that mean light switch, perhaps your diagnostic procedure should be to play with the light sw when the high beams don't work. Try the high beams,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By jdstrickland
Glad I could help. I have 17s on my car,...

Glad I could help.

I have 17s on my car, and I use the 225/45x17. This is the same overall as your 225/50x16. I have Kuhmo Ecsta ASXs on the car now, and these replace the BFG gForce Sport. Both...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By jdstrickland
You can buy the cover that you enjoyed so much at...

You can buy the cover that you enjoyed so much at WalMart for 10 bucks. I've had one on my car for 10+ years and I'm about to get a new one for no particular reason other than the one I have is faded...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By jdstrickland
I do not think the difference would be anything...

I do not think the difference would be anything that you will notice. The difference Revolutions Per Mile is 0.642. Not even a full revolution, not even 3/4 of a revolution.

What's the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,440
Posted By jdstrickland
This was my conclusion too, and I actually used...

This was my conclusion too, and I actually used an oiled cotton filter for several years in a Jeep that did almost as many miles offroad as on.

For the tree huggers, I should say off highway...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,440
Posted By jdstrickland
My personal experience is that my K&N performed...

My personal experience is that my K&N performed very well in an offroading environment where the filter would get very dirty very often. The inside of the throttle body remained clean at all times. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By jdstrickland
You are on a repair path that is sure to drive...

You are on a repair path that is sure to drive you nuts. The things you are repairing might need to be repaired, but they are not going to fix the fact that you have a check engine light and poor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By jdstrickland
Okay... If you had a clogged CAT, your symptom...

Okay... If you had a clogged CAT, your symptom set would be different than you report. Move that to the bottom of the list and look at other problems first. When I drove a car with a clogged exhaust...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By jdstrickland
I'm not sure what that means. I put H&R Sports on...

I'm not sure what that means. I put H&R Sports on my car, and I used a standard spring compressor without any trouble. Well, there was a little trouble, I used the compressor upside down the first...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By jdstrickland
The 225/50 is a good choice. The overall diameter...

The 225/50 is a good choice. The overall diameter on the 225/50 is 0.02 smaller, in car-speak this is identical.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By jdstrickland
If you are using your old springs, then you have...

If you are using your old springs, then you have to remove the struts and take them apart, then assemble the new struts and springs so you can install the assembly.

You MUST assemble the new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By jdstrickland
The Low Coolant light can be due to a faulty...

The Low Coolant light can be due to a faulty coolant level sensor. The coolant level and the washer fluid level sensors are identical, you can swap them as a test.

I changed an expansion tank...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By jdstrickland
Clogged CATs would be apparent at high RPM, not...

Clogged CATs would be apparent at high RPM, not low.

When I drove a car with a clogged exhaust, the car would speed up normally to about 40, then no more. The engine would rev properly to very...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By jdstrickland
You cannot discount the idea that the car is...

You cannot discount the idea that the car is broken where the scanners connect. You have to rule this out by using the scanners on another car -- if they work then your car is broken, if they do not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
The fog lights, Mango, are a part of the symptom...

The fog lights, Mango, are a part of the symptom set. The OP knows that the fogs should go off when the high beams come on. The problem is that the high beams do not always come on when the switch is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
The corollary to the turn signal switch is the...

The corollary to the turn signal switch is the connection of the switch. I am not sure how many connections there are, but there is one at the switch itself, and there may be one at the base of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
I cannot make heads nor tails of the E46...

I cannot make heads nor tails of the E46 schematics.

My twisted logic says that when you invoke High Beams, the fogs turn off. You make this selection by a momentary pull or a continuous push of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By jdstrickland
Why are you backing into the driveway? It's not...

Why are you backing into the driveway? It's not better for the car. It might be your preferred method, and that's okay, but I'm reading that you are doing it for the car. Your trip up the gravel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By jdstrickland
06/00, that means you have the ZF, and that means...

06/00, that means you have the ZF, and that means you broke a part and your car will never go into R again until the part is replaced. People have replaced this part at home for a fraction of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By jdstrickland
What does that mean, "... not much else." You...

What does that mean, "... not much else." You said it does not go into Reverse, now you are saying it does not go into any gear.

Open the driver door.
Locate the required sticker that gives the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By jdstrickland
Idle, not idol. Idle is a state of...

Idle, not idol.

Idle is a state of stationary operation, idol is something you worship. An American idle is a welfare recipient, an American idol can sing -- typically on Wed and Thu nights. Your...
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