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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By riverwolf
BMW official auxilary connector, or knockoff? ...

BMW official auxilary connector, or knockoff?

From your discription, I can't tell if the radio detects the aux input when you cycle modes (1) or if you're saying the aux input is selected, but you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By riverwolf
Wouldn't it be easier to simply turn the on...

Wouldn't it be easier to simply turn the on switch to the "manual on/off" setting first? My interpretation of the owner's manual and personal experience says that also disengages adaptive control so...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-06-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,301
Posted By riverwolf
With all due respect, without knowing the actual...

With all due respect, without knowing the actual ride height change before/after you changed dampers, this doesn't tell us much. I think it's obvious to most that new dampers could/should make a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By riverwolf
OP, have you tried turning the lights to "fixed"...

OP, have you tried turning the lights to "fixed" mode instead of "adaptive"?

Right now, I'm in a similar situation, except I don't think mine is time related. My passenger side headlight going...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-05-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,301
Posted By riverwolf
To everyone saying skip springs for now, I have a...

To everyone saying skip springs for now, I have a question (moot for me), but it may help Carlos.

If spring sag is a myth as has been suggested by many and the springs aren't broken, how does one...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By riverwolf
Missed those. Looks like they've had a model in...

Missed those. Looks like they've had a model in the Excelon lineup for about a year based on the Crutchfield review dates and are now adding new models to both the regular and Excelon lineup. And...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-23-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By riverwolf
It's not that I want to put anything extra back...

It's not that I want to put anything extra back there so much as wanting to know how much depth is actually available for the lower part of a shallow DDDIN chassis. I want to go with the Pioneer...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-22-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By riverwolf
Shaun, do you have any feel for how much space...

Shaun, do you have any feel for how much space was left between the 650 and airbox/HVAC plumbing?

I'm leaning towards the Pioneer over the Alpine and Sonys due to feature set. Not least of...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-21-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By riverwolf
Christian, I've seen someone post an install of...

Christian, I've seen someone post an install of the Alpine W650 (2 13/16" deep) in an E46. The question is is there another 1/4" or so to allow the Pioneer to work? Looking at photos, I'm guessing...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By riverwolf
Since the coupe was never available with X-drive,...

Since the coupe was never available with X-drive, I'm going to vote with All2kool. It's probably technically doable with a lot of custom fab work, but would likely be beyond cost prohibitive. At a...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-20-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By riverwolf
Double DIN depth w/o cutting?

Does anyone know how much depth is available before hitting the airbox behind the radio/HVAC controls?

The Sony (and Chinese Android units) double DINs that fit do so by essentially putting a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By riverwolf
I'll add my support for the Akebono Euros. I...

I'll add my support for the Akebono Euros. I combined them all around with the Centric high carbon rotors.

The pads on my car weren't any where near done, I just replaced everything as part of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By riverwolf
Might also try Amazon. I went with these,...

Might also try Amazon. I went with these, although currently showing not available...25 bolts for $14 when I ordered them. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By riverwolf
Not sure if you're asking due to availability or...

Not sure if you're asking due to availability or cost.

Pentosin Pentofrost NF appears to be the OEM form of BMW coolant. Available in concentrate form at Advanced Auto, at least here in NC.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 02-04-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By riverwolf
Search is your friend. The factory spring...

Search is your friend.

The factory spring subject has been discussed at length. BMW assigns spring packages based on the various options on the car...parameters include headlight type, stereo...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-09-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,059
Posted By riverwolf
Steve, let me try this again since my first...

Steve, let me try this again since my first attempt seemed to have gotten misunderstood.

1) Are there any software or hardware differences between the Avant4 (7"/PX6/Pie), 8.8", and 9" E46...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,059
Posted By riverwolf
Steve, are there any undocumented differences...

Steve, are there any undocumented differences between the Avant-4 and the 8.8" or 9" units? All 3 appear to have the same base hardware (and upgrade boards) using different screen sizes. However,...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By riverwolf
I went with the Cali PopTop. One of the best $80...

I went with the Cali PopTop. One of the best $80 I've spent on the E46. Actually, I'm on my 2nd since the fabric will eventually break down with UV exposure. Fits like a glove with the top up.
...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-12-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By riverwolf
What dampers are on it? If they're OE, they were...

What dampers are on it? If they're OE, they were already toast somewhere between 60K-80K miles. Beyond dead at 140K. Blown dampers won't make any noise. And if they're OE, at 140K any sign of...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-12-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By riverwolf
Sport suspension is 15mm lower than non-Sport. ...

Sport suspension is 15mm lower than non-Sport. Assuming you get the correct springs for your specific car.

BMW specifies springs based on the cars option fitment (power seats, Xenon lights,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-08-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By riverwolf
I assume by now you've realized you were looking...

I assume by now you've realized you were looking at the wrong wheel. :-) It happens.

I found the rear connector box to be a pain to access with the wheel off and the vehicle on stands so its hard...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,678
Posted By riverwolf
I'd been putting off getting the passenger side...

I'd been putting off getting the passenger side done pending availability of the driver's side replacement...2 birds/1 stone approach. Given that folks on here were starting to report driver side...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By riverwolf
OP, I think that was probably an inventory...

OP, I think that was probably an inventory clearance deal at your particular store. Autozone doesn't show any Pentosin oils as current SKUs on its website, but Google Cache does suggest Autozone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By riverwolf
The thermostat usually fails open, resulting in...

The thermostat usually fails open, resulting in over cooling. Go ahead and replace. If it hasn't been done, you'll want to consider also doing the pump, expansion tank, and hoses as preventative...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,563
Posted By riverwolf
Just reuse the original washer.

Just reuse the original washer.
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