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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,964
Posted By caliber
I am not an expert on this topic but my 328i has...

I am not an expert on this topic but my 328i has been with me for the last 14 years which done well over 270k KMs.

I use Mobil 1 0W30 all along until last year that my mechanic friend told me to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Ews
Views: 905
Posted By caliber
When they told me the EWS is faulty, I had the...

When they told me the EWS is faulty, I had the feeling like you said, I am going to be robbed by them. At that moment I considered that almost every components involved like the ignition switch,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Ews
Views: 905
Posted By caliber
I just share my experience with EWS problem here...

I just share my experience with EWS problem here for your reference, in other words, it may or may not be the same as your situation.

I had no start/no crank with my E46 328i before so the EWS...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By caliber
There is a reason why BMW depreciates so fast....

There is a reason why BMW depreciates so fast. Everybody knows old BMW need a lot of maintenance. That said, rolls 300 KMs more, my e46 will celebrate its mileage at 270,000KMs.

It just get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By caliber
I came across this once, everything normal when...

I came across this once, everything normal when key was turned except no crank. Now problem fixed.

When this happened, I can hear the fuel pump priming and I checked the voltage across the wires...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By caliber
Came across this once. It was the throttle body....

Came across this once. It was the throttle body. I can get it running by adding few drops of light oil in the throttle cable hinges, clean the air passage in the TB with a rag soaked with WD40.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By caliber
Do what is said above. Good advice for you. If...

Do what is said above. Good advice for you. If you don't know how to access the OBD, get your voltmeter handy, measure voltage across the terminals under the hood with engine running and shut down.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,334
Posted By caliber
In other words, either the gauge reading is...

In other words, either the gauge reading is abnormal or engine has problem in starting, the temp sensor near cylinder #6 is to blame because it "sends a signal to the computer and controls the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 123,299
Posted By caliber
Just to share: My 328i has the habit of no...

Just to share:

My 328i has the habit of no start, no crank after engine warmed up or sitting under the sun for more than an hour. Cold start is not a problem, engine fires right up whenever I turn...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By caliber
I think you are right. After I had the symptom...

I think you are right. After I had the symptom like what the OP said, I replaced mine with a brand new alternator. I monitored the voltage in the cluster display. When the engine is off, it reads...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 04-08-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By caliber
For example? Mine is a 99 328i with CD...

For example?

Mine is a 99 328i with CD changer at the trunk, steering wheel control of the radio similar the OP's(with cassette). I don't know if there is anything that can stream music from my...
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 04-08-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By caliber
ok, let me be the first one - for the enquiry. ...

ok, let me be the first one - for the enquiry.

Just PMed you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By caliber
Your alternator is on the way out. Mine did that...

Your alternator is on the way out. Mine did that and the flash will come more often until it fails totally.

Replaced the alternator with a new one, flashes gone and never come back since.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By caliber
Its a pain to reach there to replace it. I went...

Its a pain to reach there to replace it. I went there from the top after removed the air intake upto the throttle body. Not much room for wrench, etc.

Done replaced it with a allen key. The screw...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By caliber
I just replaced that hose two days ago. I...

I just replaced that hose two days ago.

I crashed my E46 a year ago so my garage replaced with new radiator, ET and a few things at the front but I got coolant leak around the neck of the ET cap...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,187
Posted By caliber
Starter was replaced with a brand new Bosch still...

Starter was replaced with a brand new Bosch still the same. Read your thread but one thing not quite understand about EWS. You said that if neither of the keys can start the car, it probably not the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,187
Posted By caliber
My car won't crank, no start when it has warmed...

My car won't crank, no start when it has warmed up. Once it willing to start, it starts like normal.

Could it be the ignition switch? My car does not show any sign of electrical gremlin around(I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By caliber
My 328 behaves consistently that when cold, it...

My 328 behaves consistently that when cold, it never miss a bit to start. After it runs for a while or warmed up, it does not even crank after I switched off the engine. All lights comes on normally,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By caliber
I had basically the same situation like the OP...

I had basically the same situation like the OP have but the issue is now solved.

I have my car since new so I know how it was beatened. Long story short, I had engine cut-off many times last week...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By caliber
Agree that the OFHG is mostly to be replaced. ...

Agree that the OFHG is mostly to be replaced.

To the OP, when you are at it, it is the best time to do the CCV as well because you already cleared a lot of space to let you do the CCV easier, if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By caliber
Let me provide an update on this issue. I...

Let me provide an update on this issue.

I bought a new Valeo alternator(the old one is a Bosch 90A) and replaced it in my friend's garage.

It was not that easy in terms of the replacement...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By caliber
Battery Light Flash

When my car is running, the battery light sometimes flashes, i.e. lights up for less than a second and then go away in the instrument cluster.

The car is running normal, battery voltage in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By caliber
Congratulations on the done mileage, while mine...

Congratulations on the done mileage, while mine is not even close but it just turned 250K Kms.

I asked this question to myself 3 months ago. To me, if the engine and transmission is still going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By caliber
Could the ignition switch be the problem,...

Could the ignition switch be the problem, assuming his starter and battery are good to go?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By caliber
Don't understand why all the coils have to be the...

Don't understand why all the coils have to be the same?
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