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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By TR4G-
You donít. They tell you to drain it so you donít...

You donít. They tell you to drain it so you donít have excessive coolant flowing out when you pull the rad. Just have a floor pan ready and youíll be good to go


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By TR4G-
starting an electronically fuel injected engine...

starting an electronically fuel injected engine that is already at OP temp does not waste more gas than having the engine idling for 2-3 minutes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By TR4G-
The e46 330i window sticker says city MPGs are...

The e46 330i window sticker says city MPGs are 19mpg. This is not gospel, it's heavily dependent on how you drive. 14mpg is realistic if you live in a hilly area with traffic and don't have much...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By TR4G-
Yes itís possible. You will need hog rings and...

Yes itís possible. You will need hog rings and hog ring pliers. If these seats are anything like Audi seats from the same age they use a combination of reusable plastic pieces on the ends of the seat...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,342
Posted By TR4G-
You did lubricate the o rings before putting them...

You did lubricate the o rings before putting them it right?? If you donít, they will not always seal properly


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Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-16-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By TR4G-
Thanks for the suggestion. Everything auto...

Thanks for the suggestion. Everything auto starting has really made me happy with the unit

Shame the bt phone calls sound awful. Oh well :)


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Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-12-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By TR4G-
Yeah so I looked into the settings a bit more and...

Yeah so I looked into the settings a bit more and actually found how to individually make apps start at system boot without ibus......however it doesnít actually work. You go to settings, app...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-12-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 67,814
Posted By TR4G-
I like the ibus app because it has 2 fuel...

I like the ibus app because it has 2 fuel consumption options. I keep consumption one as my total mpg and then set consumption 2 to restart every time the car restarts. Been focusing on upping my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By TR4G-
Can you elaborate on that? The two big ones are...

Can you elaborate on that? The two big ones are for the radio? My radio is up front and the amp is plugged in and not pictured. What do the large connectors do for the radio? Sat radio option?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By TR4G-
Gotcha. Anyone know about the 2 big ones? ...

Gotcha. Anyone know about the 2 big ones?


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By TR4G-
Various connectors in the left side of the trunk - what are they for? [pic included]

Hey guys, I have several connectors visible in this picture and was wondering what they all are for. There is also a blue aerial connector as well as a black aerial connector (not pictured - is...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-11-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By TR4G-
AVIN Avant 4 (or any android unit) How to autostart the DVR program?

TL;DR: Is there a way to auto start the DVR program? and bonus question: where to the rear facing camera DVR video files save?

Hey guys. I have the avin avant 4 running android on my e46. I also...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-10-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By TR4G-
I wonder if it would be affected if you kept it...

I wonder if it would be affected if you kept it at stock height during driving and only slammed it when you were parked....for looks or whatever
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By TR4G-
The smaller diameter hose runs to the fuel...

The smaller diameter hose runs to the fuel pressure regulator built into the fuel filter.

The larger diameter hose runs to what bmw calls the "sucking jet pump." It is a vacuum multiplier to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By TR4G-
nothing wrong with genuine except the price....

nothing wrong with genuine except the price. You're getting a known good part so rest easy, albeit with a lighter wallet :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By TR4G-
it's absolutely safe to go aftermarket with a...

it's absolutely safe to go aftermarket with a valve cover gasket. Really no benefit of spending 3 times the price for a genuine bmw piece of rubber. Use sealant as instructed and you will not have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,153
Posted By TR4G-
Having a shop do it is the correct approach I...

Having a shop do it is the correct approach I think. I used a press on on of the studs but had to drill out the other one. Totally pain in the ass. It would have been worse if my PO hadnít replaced 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,153
Posted By TR4G-
You are talking about the nuts holding the...

You are talking about the nuts holding the rear/middle section of the exhaust to the down pipes right? You should basically expect them to break. Have new studs/bolts/nuts or whatever you want to use...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-07-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By TR4G-
Is there a good source for e46 wiring diagrams...

Is there a good source for e46 wiring diagrams online? Always see spaghetti TIS recommended when I search but thatís been gone for 7 years or so


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By TR4G-
haha was about to say the same thing. I don't...

haha was about to say the same thing. I don't even have full coverage on my zhp because it's cheaper to just have a few grand set aside for a fix or new car if I get into any sort of accident. Any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By TR4G-
you guys are funny

you guys are funny
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 48,236
Posted By TR4G-
want to chime in as well. I bought the only non...

want to chime in as well. I bought the only non genuine bmw regulator available from ECS at the time for around 65 dollars and it failed after 2000 miles and 5 months. Got a refund and bought a 30...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By TR4G-
Uh...can someone explain how to disconnect #7 from #3?

Yeah so the ccv system is actually less than a year old, this is an old picture from when I first replaced it, which yes I simply ripped it out. It doesnít have any crud and is far from brittle. Itís...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By TR4G-
I think that the ribbed tabs you can see need to...

I think that the ribbed tabs you can see need to be pressed on the top part to hinge the bottom part off/over the ridge, but nothing is really budging =(

That sounds right?


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By TR4G-
Uh...can someone explain how to disconnect #7 from #3?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EV53-USA-05-2004-E46-BMW-330i&diagId=11_2194

Trying to remove the CCV and canít figure out this connection. [emoji19]

It doesnt have a clamp like...
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