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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aaae46
JD thanks again for your help. Took the DISA out...

JD thanks again for your help. Took the DISA out and the door/flap was cracked and was freely being held by the pin. Good thing I changed it before it got sucked into the engine. My wife has been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aaae46
JD thanks for clarifying proper use of the code...

JD thanks for clarifying proper use of the code reader. Wasn't aware of how pending codes worked... I'll be swapping out my DISA and will clear the codes. If I have any more issues I'll be sure to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aaae46
I replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter last...

I replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter last year (forgot to include that).

I tried spraying the DISA with carb cleaner while it was running and I didn't get a significant change in RPM's as the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aaae46
Misfiring all cylinders, need help...

Bogging at low RPM's/idle. Goes away when I press the gas pedal, but doesn't stall. Reading previous threads suspects vacuum leak or MAF. But, MAF is new and can't find a leak anywhere (with carb...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-17-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By aaae46
Need advise on stripped subframe bolt extraction/repair...

I was dropping the front subframe to service my oil pan. The bolt was pretty rusted (even after sitting in PB blaster) it broke the bung off the inside of the frame. Now the broken bolt spins...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I know I'm reviving an old thread, but I finally...

I know I'm reviving an old thread, but I finally resolved all the issues with the car.

Thanks again everyone for your help! It feels so good to drive my car again after so many months.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By aaae46
I'm going to try and seal it up first and see if...

I'm going to try and seal it up first and see if I can avoid a $120 replacement. I'll post pics of results and update once its done.

If it doesn't work I'll check out BMR as suggested.

This...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By aaae46
Do I need a new valve cover?

I'm working on changing out my VCG and I accidentally cracked a small piece off of the actual valve cover while removing one of the studs. See pic...

Do I need to get a new valve cover or can will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I took the fan off today and the water pump...

I took the fan off today and the water pump pulley was cracked in half which was tearing up the water pump/ps/alt belt.

I'm buying new belts and a water pump while I'm at it. I'll update once...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
Exclamation Here we go....more issues!

I took out the exhaust cam position sensor and cleaned it. Put it back in and it started! I kept it running for a little while to charge the battery.

I turned it off after 10 mins and tried to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I cleared all of the codes and the same ones keep...

I cleared all of the codes and the same ones keep appearing.

I changed the fuel pump thinking it was on its way out. But, still no start.

I have been reluctant to get a new MAF even though its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
So I swapped out the fuel filter with a new OEM...

So I swapped out the fuel filter with a new OEM one. The car is now giving me different codes on my Peake tool...

Table 19:
35 - Idle Speed Actuator Open
7C - DISA Control
1b - Idle speed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I just pulled the rear seat and I can hear the...

I just pulled the rear seat and I can hear the fuel pump priming with the car in the on position. I do not think that is it. I think my wife may have used a lower octane gas when she borrowed my car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
Ok, I don't know what the heck is going on but I...

Ok, I don't know what the heck is going on but I keep running into more issues that are throwing me off.

I have spark from each of the coils (w/ plug attached).
After reading I suspected the fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
Does that mean just set the coil (w/ plug...

Does that mean just set the coil (w/ plug connected) on something metal while I try to start it and see if there's a spark?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I just reactivated both of my keys to make sure...

I just reactivated both of my keys to make sure nothing was going on there.

Still no start using either of them. I also tried the valet key and still no start...
It is still cranking but just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
So, it still continues...I replaced the...

So, it still continues...I replaced the thermostat & housing with an OEM/Wahler one.
The thermostat code is now gone, but the car still will not start.

I triple checked all my connections and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
I was finally able to get back in the garage and...

I was finally able to get back in the garage and work on the car. I took everything apart. Low and behold one of the sensors was disconnected at the harness (underneath the harness close to oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
Ok, I thought this problem was fixed!!! I changed...

Ok, I thought this problem was fixed!!! I changed the crank position sensor because is was getting misfires and thought that was the culprit. But, now I think I screwed myself.

While changing the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
This MAF is aftermarket. I think I'm going OEM...

This MAF is aftermarket. I think I'm going OEM instead of cleaning this one. And you're right Flash. The intake temp fried off and apparently got sucked into my intake boot. As for the crank position...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,387
Posted By aaae46
Starting issue, MAF sensor?

I drove about 2 miles and parked, when I came back it didn't start! WTF!
It cranks but just doesn't fire up. It tried jump starting, but nothing happened.
What could cause such an abrupt starting...
Forum: Great Lakes 12-30-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By aaae46
Waste-Oil Burning Heaters Anyone?

I figured this would be most appropriate for the great lakes region. I'm in Chicago and I work on cars all year round. Its cold and I need some heat.
I've had a portable propane heater, but the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By aaae46
My pull clip is missing, which is why it's...

My pull clip is missing, which is why it's leaking. I'm ordering the clip and O-rings right now.

The housing for the left side opening was shifted out of place. :facepalm:

Thanks for the help....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By aaae46
Question Heat exchanger and Radiator Questions...Please help...

I'm doing cooling system work on a 2003 325xi. I'm replacing the water pump, belts, thermostat, etc, etc...

I ran into a problem though. Beside the failed water pump,
coolant was leaking from...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-30-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By aaae46
Are any of these other brands noted good...

Are any of these other brands noted good fit/quality for the E46?
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