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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By aceyx
Dangit, I'm pretty sure I've done that over a...

Dangit, I'm pretty sure I've done that over a dozen times too. And yes, I'll probably be back.


I just have too many vehicles, and not enough time to take care of them properly. It's better that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-25-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By aceyx
Thanks for all the fish.

My time with the org has run its course as of today when I handed over the keys to my beloved '97 base model to the new owners.

Although I was gone a while, I really wanted to thank everyone for...
Forum: US and North America 05-18-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,134
Posted By aceyx
SOLD: '97 318ti Jet Black, Manual. Central PA. $3000

That was a quick sale! Thanks for the interest, please welcome the new owner if he joins the site.

I've been away from this forum for a long time, and I'm sad that my return is marked with the...
Forum: Misc 06-21-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By aceyx
Is the handle hard to pull (resistance) or does...

Is the handle hard to pull (resistance) or does the door just not unlock/open when you pull on it?
Forum: Exterior 06-15-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,567
Posted By aceyx
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/exterior/e36_318t...

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/exterior/e36_318ti_changing_grill_to_m3_mesh_style.html

According to Mr. Stygar, they're 35 cents each at the dealer.
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-15-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By aceyx
I used Permatex No-Touch Auto Glass Stripper on...

I used Permatex No-Touch Auto Glass Stripper on the Benz with pretty decent results. You will have to put in some elbow grease with a microfiber pad but it did finally work after nothing else would....
Forum: Electrical 06-10-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By aceyx
Either: 1. The battery is not holding adequate...

Either:
1. The battery is not holding adequate charge.
2. The charging system is faulty.

Solutions to:
1. Have battery checked for CCA. If low, replace.
2. Use multimeter at battery leads with...
Forum: Electrical 06-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By aceyx
A typical car battery doesn't take well to a full...

A typical car battery doesn't take well to a full discharge. Go have it checked. If that's not it, I'd suspect the alternator doesn't have a good connection somewhere.
Forum: Engine 06-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By aceyx
Does your fan work?

Does your fan work?
Forum: Interior and ICE 05-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By aceyx
I'd like to look at more information on the...

I'd like to look at more information on the ambient LEDs if you wouldn't mind.
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,134
Posted By aceyx
There are pictures of an oil change in my...

There are pictures of an oil change in my gallery, HTH.
Forum: Electrical 05-11-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By aceyx
If it happens again, pull the panels off and...

If it happens again, pull the panels off and check the wires aren't getting worn. The fiber wrap kind of falls apart after time, exposing the bundle.

You'll probably notice some wonky behavior...
Forum: Exterior 05-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By aceyx
POR15 is an epoxy-based "paint." It's actually a...

POR15 is an epoxy-based "paint." It's actually a system that includes a cleaner, surface prep treatment then the coating.

They have starter kits for ~$20.
Forum: Exterior 05-07-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By aceyx
I may be wrong on this but the only wagon with a...

I may be wrong on this but the only wagon with a single arm is the W210 E-class.
The W211 and new C-class wagons have dual wipers.

Apparently it's a love/hate thing. Personally, I'm not a fan.
Forum: Lounge 05-07-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By aceyx
It's a good thing those seats are already brown ....

It's a good thing those seats are already brown . . . hides the stain!
Forum: Lounge 05-07-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By aceyx
I am not a patent attorney and this is not legal...

I am not a patent attorney and this is not legal advice.

However, from what I do know, a patent (once issued) is protected back to its original filing date.

Infringement during that time is...
Forum: Exterior 05-06-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By aceyx
I have an E320 sedan. The single wiper sucks.

I have an E320 sedan. The single wiper sucks.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By aceyx
I don't even see an issue here. If you're...

I don't even see an issue here.

If you're both into it, for the right reasons then for sure. Any problems with either the friend or friend-of-friend will be resolved in time (assuming they are...
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By aceyx
You can also run the positive from the remote...

You can also run the positive from the remote terminal in the fuse box. Either disconnect the battery or make sure you don't ground yourself or any tools--it doesn't hurt that much but you can fry...
Forum: Maintenance 04-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By aceyx
It sounds like an electrical short or some other...

It sounds like an electrical short or some other gremlin.

Take note of the circumstances surrounding each time the problem occurs. i.e. if it is raining, if it only happens when shifting, only...
Forum: eBay and Craig's list listings 04-24-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By aceyx
Actually, it's slang for "I'm an idiot and...

Actually, it's slang for "I'm an idiot and thought it would be cool, but didn't know that my insurance would double."
Forum: Electrical 04-18-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By aceyx
It's all about beam pattern. That, and when your...

It's all about beam pattern. That, and when your high beams are on, so are your lows (double the light).
Forum: Lounge 04-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By aceyx
Looking at a picture: ...

Looking at a picture:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270372685361

It doesn't seem like it would work. The rear (at least with the 225 kit) are hooks. The fronts do look like...
Forum: HVAC 04-14-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By aceyx
If the AC compressor isn't engaging, it could be...

If the AC compressor isn't engaging, it could be a bad clutch.

This would also explain the lack of a power drain on the engine.

You will need the puller and a set of snap-ring pliers. I suggest...
Forum: Lounge 04-09-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By aceyx
Mileage isn't a major factor for me, it's care...

Mileage isn't a major factor for me, it's care and maintenance over those miles.

There is somewhat of a guide here:
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=7578

Just need to update the...
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