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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 239,162
Posted By Skydaver
I don't know where the setting is in Workstation...

I don't know where the setting is in Workstation 15, sorry. I'm still using 12.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 239,162
Posted By Skydaver
At the bottom of the VMware window, you should...

At the bottom of the VMware window, you should see one or more greyed-out USB icons. Hover over each until you find your scan tool and then click on it, then choose "Connect"
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 239,162
Posted By Skydaver
That appears to be a message from your version of...

That appears to be a message from your version of Windows (looks like a Win7 / Win 10 message), not the VM. Make sure that you've enabled USB passthrough to the VM.

That said - it's also possible...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,833
Posted By Skydaver
I never solved the issue that I noted in the...

I never solved the issue that I noted in the original post.

Seeing some of the subsequent replies, I've since found a handful of posts (here and in other forums) that seem to indicate that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 239,162
Posted By Skydaver
This is why I installed Firefox in my virtual...

This is why I installed Firefox in my virtual machine. Admittedly, it's old and outdated (just like XP), but at least it works.

In general, when it comes to the VM that I built, the last thing I'd...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 239,162
Posted By Skydaver
Hey all - I know this is a long (18 pages)...

Hey all - I know this is a long (18 pages) thread, but I'll just toss this out as a reminder. Before you go out buying a WinXP laptop so you can install and run PASoft, at least try out my virtual...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,146
Posted By Skydaver
I did exactly this and quickly realized that it...

I did exactly this and quickly realized that it was impossible with the tools I had.

It took longer to drive to the muffler shop to have them take care of it with a torch than for them to actually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Skydaver
Of course I would have done this, if it was an...

Of course I would have done this, if it was an option. I'm stupid (so I've been told), but I'm not a moron.

I purchased the starter new from FCP, and there was no core charge, so there's no core...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Skydaver
That's where I keep my spare set of Mechanix...

That's where I keep my spare set of Mechanix gloves, jumper cables, and old serpentine belt.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Skydaver
There's a TV show for that. I think they clean up...

There's a TV show for that. I think they clean up your mess for free!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Skydaver
I guess I'm just too lazy to search around for a...

I guess I'm just too lazy to search around for a yard or an auto parts store that'll take my old parts.

I'm coming to the realization that unless I'm willing to invest in a fee-per-month storage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Skydaver
Old replaced bad starter - what to do with it?

Replaced the starter on my '04 330XI a month or so ago. 217k miles.

I was able to get it to spin when bench testing it after pushing the gear with a big screwdriver. So it does work, but it wasn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By Skydaver
Their prices are low, but not always the lowest....

Their prices are low, but not always the lowest. I'm sure they have bean counters there who figure out where the line is that they'll still make a good profit because they have happy repeat customers...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By Skydaver
FCP is super awesome. Free returns, lifetime...

FCP is super awesome. Free returns, lifetime warranty, friendly help when you need it.

I've had instances where their pricing on a part hasn't been the lowest I could find, but I bought from them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Skydaver
Following up with GOOD NEWS. It was the...

Following up with GOOD NEWS.

It was the starter. Well, that's probably not good news, because what came next was a lot of work.

Removal of the intake was, well, removing the intake. Lots of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Skydaver
You mean apply power directly to the starter,...

You mean apply power directly to the starter, while it's still mounted to the bellhousing? I can't figure out how I'd get in there to do that, without taking everything out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Skydaver
It's my understanding that the main power cable...

It's my understanding that the main power cable comes from the battery, to the jumpstart post on the passenger side, across and down to the starter, and then over to the alternator. I'd presume...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Skydaver
No crank / no start 2004 330xi

2004 330xi with 216k miles. Manual trans. MS43. I bought it new 17 years ago.

(TL;DR - replaced a failing battery and still have no crank. Outputs of DME and EWS appear correct. Roll-starting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Skydaver
You write "burned" What makes you write that...

You write "burned"

What makes you write that it was "burned", instead of "leaked" (and then maybe burned, i.e., VCG leaking on to exhaust manifold)?

Because there's plenty of opportunities for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By Skydaver
Even if you ARE using Homelink, you can still tap...

Even if you ARE using Homelink, you can still tap into its power with a splice connector. I use the same power line for both my radar detector (V1) and dashcam (Blackvue)... and my Homelink.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,697
Posted By Skydaver
My '04 330xi.... comprehensive with a $100...

My '04 330xi.... comprehensive with a $100 deductible is $60/yr. Collision with a $500 deductible is $150/yr. (Those are per year, not 6mos). Seems pretty cheap to me.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,884
Posted By Skydaver
2004 330xi, purchased in March 2004 after waiting...

2004 330xi, purchased in March 2004 after waiting for it to be built (my desired combo of options wasn't available stock - manual, blue exterior, black interior, cold wx package, moonroof, xenon)....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Skydaver
Follow-up - problem solved maybe?

Following up on my own post :)

Left the car at home for a couple weeks while we went on a trip in our other car (a '98 Audi A4, because I'm a masochist). Bimmer sat in the driveway in the sun in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Skydaver
Susprisingly, even with the heatwave in the...

Susprisingly, even with the heatwave in the northeast a couple weeks ago, haven't had any issues. No occasional whistling, no stuttered starts, and no codes thrown.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-19-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,903
Posted By Skydaver
I initially planned on replacing mine a lot...

I initially planned on replacing mine a lot sooner, but when I saw how much of a pain it was to get in there to do it, I didn't bother. I didn't even think about drivability, I was simply thinking...
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