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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By petro
I had similar symptoms and errors from a torn...

I had similar symptoms and errors from a torn lower intake boot, so you might want to check that first in case its something cheap and easy...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By petro
This is where the ac condensation ends up. It is...

This is where the ac condensation ends up. It is a wierd spot due to the engine bay splash guard.

I must admit that on some days I still double take with my 328i :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By petro
In case anyone couldn't sleep until they heard...

In case anyone couldn't sleep until they heard whether I'd solved the issue, it turns out it was an air leak that wasn't big enough to trigger a CEL yet. I am guessing either DISA seal or where the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By petro
Thanks for the info :) I think a lot of the...

Thanks for the info :)

I think a lot of the noise on the video is audio artefacts from the phone, although it is slightly chattery I guess, but not the can of rocks sound that the video has! A lot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By petro
If this helps, it seems to be considerably worse...

If this helps, it seems to be considerably worse when in Park or Neutral than when it is in Drive. I will keep checking to see if codes appear.


Maintenance history:

I keep the car very well...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By petro
No check engine light or codes yet, but I have...

No check engine light or codes yet, but I have only noticed this issue for two weeks so far!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By petro
Unstable idle issue when cold

Hi,

My 328i has recently started to stumble when idle when it is cold. The car seems to compensate for the imminent stall and gives it a little gas. The colder it is, the more violent this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,908
Posted By petro
I am also after a set of buttons for the early...

I am also after a set of buttons for the early sports wheel as PO was a lady with nails evidently and most of the paint has come off. I use a sharpie pen weekly to try and hide the damage. It is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By petro
Tap into the stock amplifier harness with a wire...

Tap into the stock amplifier harness with a wire clamp :)

There are pinouts on the forum that I used when I did mine
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,084
Posted By petro
Doesn't happen to my E46, but a lot of E30's have...

Doesn't happen to my E46, but a lot of E30's have that problem as over time the spring is not as tight and the wire becomes slightly loose paired with oxidisation which causes the flicker. Tightening...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,084
Posted By petro
And after many years quickly becomes loose enough...

And after many years quickly becomes loose enough that the handbrake light flickers on and off when going over bumps!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,084
Posted By petro
I don't remember specifically the E46, but if...

I don't remember specifically the E46, but if it's anything like the E30 you push the spring down, insert the wire (copper piece goes on the end) and then release pressure.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By petro
Oh deer!

Oh deer!
Forum: Australia 04-17-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By petro
Sunshine coast easter meet?

Any fanatics going to be up Noosa way this easter? Maybe we can do a meet. I am up from Tamworth for a week, if you spot me around be sure to wave, you won't miss my Orient Blue 328i sedan with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,900
Posted By petro
I'm a huge fan on Leatherique Pristine Clean....

I'm a huge fan on Leatherique Pristine Clean. Works great on everything! I also use a mild detergent or just plain warm water quite often. I gotta clean the door handles monthly as the beige shows...
Forum: The Showroom 04-12-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 56,550
Posted By petro
I guess that's my problem, Orient Blue ain't...

I guess that's my problem, Orient Blue ain't foolin anyone!

Also, in for uncensored pics :excited:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,650
Posted By petro
Never understood why yanks complain about petrol...

Never understood why yanks complain about petrol at $4 a gallon. I pay about $6 a gallon for premium 98 RON here and don't find that it's too expensive. (although I wouldn't complain if it were...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,868
Posted By petro
I have the V4 with the built in tuner, DVB-T...

I have the V4 with the built in tuner, DVB-T reception is crap here in Australia. I can't get any signals at all with any in car antenna I've tried, but it definitely works as I ran a cable from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By petro
Probably replace the regulator, mine got tangled...

Probably replace the regulator, mine got tangled up inside after some plastic bits broke and was unable to be repaired, but a new regulator isn't expensive anyway!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By petro
Alternator brush, voltage regulator, pulleys,...

Alternator brush, voltage regulator, pulleys, tensioners, belt?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By petro
My early (october 98 build) 328i has step, in...

My early (october 98 build) 328i has step, in fact I haven't seen any 328i's without it here. 323i and 318i often had standard auto until late 2000.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By petro
My local sign store "Lloyd Sign Co" did the...

My local sign store "Lloyd Sign Co" did the design and fitment of my vinyl. They did an excellent job in practically no time based off a few crude measurements and two photos of the car.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By petro
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I would...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I would assume that you would match the parts based on whether you have a pre or post facelift car.

If you have pre, try for 323 or 328 parts. post, try 325 or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,712
Posted By petro
Your car is afraid of your driving style. Drive...

Your car is afraid of your driving style. Drive slower and it will stop shaking :excited:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,617
Posted By petro
Maybe the jolt created an air leak after the MAF,...

Maybe the jolt created an air leak after the MAF, such as the air boot slipping a bit off the throttle body etc?
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