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Forum: BMW News from around the Web 10-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By wfx32
reported as spam .. seems to be an increasing...

reported as spam .. seems to be an increasing problem here.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 161,972
Posted By wfx32
that's good advice .. i recently replaced the...

that's good advice .. i recently replaced the gasket with the plastic valve cover and it solved my issue with oil burn smell. the metal valve cover has two gaskets (11127521009 and 11127521010) .....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,318
Posted By wfx32
if there's no software fix from BMW because of...

if there's no software fix from BMW because of the tamper proof design, maybe there is a workaround with help from some of the sharper fanatics here..

how about if BMW resets the system odometer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,152
Posted By wfx32
Anyone on this forum buy their E46 brand new?

yep new in 04.. and i’d expect there are many new purchasers (read: depreciation suckers) still left here. some of us got dealer loaners of every description, but we never “upgraded” to the idrive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 989
Posted By wfx32
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x61Cqj9Kl98 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x61Cqj9Kl98

i like this warning panel at 5:35 .. but i wonder how many bulbs would be required for the e46.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 44,027
Posted By wfx32
no .. a bmw is a car. it is not a bauble. it is...

no .. a bmw is a car. it is not a bauble. it is not a laptop. and .. this one is new for me .. it is not a pastry!

it’s a good thing i’m not in charge of marketing, because i would require that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 44,027
Posted By wfx32
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehiclede...

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?atCarId=1f850f5e

https://images.autotrader.com/images/2019/9/17/528/813/43658672374.528813918.IM1.11.1600x1200_A.900x1200.jpg
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By wfx32
https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1ubtfY6qez6D...

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1ubtfY6qez6D5WkIPcrv-w0i0LHXlqiTZ (https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ubtfY6qez6D5WkIPcrv-w0i0LHXlqiTZ)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By wfx32
i have these also .. you remove the plastic post...

i have these also .. you remove the plastic post with the velcro top and the plastic T entirely and the new post with plastic T screws into the floor.. it has a slight angle so the mats don't move. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By wfx32
from the pictures it looks like they have holes...

from the pictures it looks like they have holes for the posts. and the higher edges are better for containment? i still prefer the original mats, but they fall apart quickly as you would expect...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wfx32
yeah realoem (EW53-USA 330xi)...

yeah realoem (EW53-USA 330xi) (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EW53-USA---E46-BMW-330xi&diagId=12_1104) shows both until 2009 :

12120141871 BOSCH FGR7DQP
12129071003 NGK BKR6EQUP...
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-13-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By wfx32
https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1pEWBRJUP6Ej...

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1pEWBRJUP6EjjMnEkPav9qC1AZxrADyjg (https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1pEWBRJUP6EjjMnEkPav9qC1AZxrADyjg)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By wfx32
i haven't tried the mityvac but i've used the...

i haven't tried the mityvac but i've used the topsider oil extractor a few times. that one has a nice steel can whereas the other models are usually plastic ..

i'm not convinced that a vacuum...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By wfx32
11131273093 ...

11131273093
https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/70752_x800.webp

11137535106
https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/21994_x800.webp

i see what you mean, the head is shorter. also the metal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By wfx32
yeah i've had the original bmw mats since 04. i...

yeah i've had the original bmw mats since 04. i like how they look and feel but the driver's side always seems to wear out after a couple of years .. which is why i am ready for the fcp lifetime...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By wfx32
https://goldplug.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AP...

https://goldplug.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AP111.jpg

thanks this goldplug AP-11 looks good, looks better than the dimple which bavauto was recommending.

maybe this is an XI issue? in...
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-12-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By wfx32
M56 valve cover gaskets + wiring harness

i am looking for the two M56 valve cover gaskets (11127521009 and 11127521010)

and the two metal screw down tabs/clips from the ignition harness (12517551902)

please someone pull these from a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By wfx32
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-rubber-floor-...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-rubber-floor-mats-black-front-e46-82550151192
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-rubber-floor-mats-black-front-e46-xi-genuine-82550136372

fcpeuro .. so you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By wfx32
that really makes me question some of the things...

that really makes me question some of the things on amazon and ebay.. whatever happened to the good old days when you just had to worry whether it was stolen merchandise.

but the worst part is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,278
Posted By wfx32
it's hard to avoid them because they are so much...

it's hard to avoid them because they are so much cheaper under insurance.. they gave me a hard time about getting the BMW OE windshield so I just had them do the replacement at the BMW dealer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By wfx32
https://youtu.be/Bd-A_ob7l2o mlodydark says...

https://youtu.be/Bd-A_ob7l2o

mlodydark says the iridium plugs will dampen vibration in the M54.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wfx32
yeah i was thinking if NGK makes better plugs,...

yeah i was thinking if NGK makes better plugs, why not the coils and oxygen sensors. for anything electrical i have no desire to stay stock E46 or genuine BMW.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 161,972
Posted By wfx32
thanks that's very helpful. it looks like the...

thanks that's very helpful. it looks like the M56 harness is 12517551902 (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AZ33-USA-12_2001_E46_BMW_325i&diagId=12_1093#12517551902) .. but not exactly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wfx32
NGK ignition coils, oxygen sensors

i was looking at NGK spark plugs on https://ngksparkplugs.com/en/part-finder and came across these:

NGK U5055
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1-HuaIKX4N1q3imeVBOW3ZVBGR8L5bUQy

NGK...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By wfx32
yeah that looks like a taiwan/chinese site. here...

yeah that looks like a taiwan/chinese site. here is what i get on the https://ngksparkplugs.com/en/part-finder :

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1w1bjnGzUJJkc4ZXmC9968IidIyXgOTsK
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