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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By BmwDriver916
Sorry, but what is OFHG?

Sorry, but what is OFHG?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Any suggestions on a site to get a cheap (but...

Any suggestions on a site to get a cheap (but quality) water pump, tensioner and other pulleys? Also a new expansion tank and bracket for it (along with all of the hoses), serpentine belt and AC...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Why would I need to put a plastic bag over the...

Why would I need to put a plastic bag over the alternator? It might rust out the coils or something (since I am going to give it weeks to dry)? I plan on using a hose nozzle with a soft stream.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Another quick question. Is there any harm in...

Another quick question. Is there any harm in hosing the entire engine bay down with a water hose to clean all of the crap off thats been accumulating in the engine bay for the past 10 years? I don't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
I think I'm going to replace the water pump and...

I think I'm going to replace the water pump and the pulleys for sure since I have everything off. I replaced the water pump about 5-6 years ago but I have never replaced the pulleys.

Any other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Before I go in and put on the serpentine belt,...

Before I go in and put on the serpentine belt, how do I tell if a tensioner or water pump is bad?

Reason why I ask:

I have had squeeky pullys for awhile now but I dont know if they just need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Great guys thanks thats EXACTLY what I was...

Great guys thanks thats EXACTLY what I was looking for!

Any idea on that broken hose I pulled out?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By BmwDriver916
Need help with pulleys and serpentine belt **PICS**

2001 E46 here.

Long story short, a few weeks awhile while driving on the freeway my serpentine belt broke. I had it towed back to my house and have been slowly removing my entire front end to not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Hi all, I did pass smog yesterday, but still...

Hi all,

I did pass smog yesterday, but still would like to address the O2 sensor issues if some of them are really bad or on the verge of dying.

As I said above, I uploaded the csv file. Anyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Can you try this? ...

Can you try this?

http://www.filedropper.com/datalog

Should be able to click and download the csv directly. I just tried in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Okay very very strange..... I check this morning...

Okay very very strange..... I check this morning and all of my smog monitors except evap are ready... despite apparently my O2 sensors being bad (?). So I can go ahead and get my car smogged today. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Hi all. I captured some more data for a longer...

Hi all. I captured some more data for a longer period of time after work, but this wasnt from a completely cold start (only has been idle for about 3 hours) so the SAP probably didn't kick in.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
This is exactly what I did, but I didn't run it...

This is exactly what I did, but I didn't run it for 4 minutes, only like 2 minutes. I'll run it longer next time.

And yes the SAP is working.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
By the way just to clarify, the horizontal axis...

By the way just to clarify, the horizontal axis is time (seconds) and the vertical axis is voltage. The reason why the graph starts in the middle is because I press record and start up the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Sure, I'll do that when I get home today and I'll...

Sure, I'll do that when I get home today and I'll take another plot with a longer record length.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Yes they are the original sensors. All 4...

Yes they are the original sensors.

All 4 sensors look bad? Is there a reference plot of what the sensors should look like on a cold start?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
bump? some help please?

bump? some help please?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By BmwDriver916
Need some help interpreting O2 sensor data

Hi all,

In my previous thread, I have mentioned that I have no check engine light but several of my smog monitors will not get to ready (Catalyst Mon, Sec Air, O2 monitor, and Evap).

It was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
I just bought this: ...

I just bought this:

http://www.amazon.com/ScanTool-423001-ElmScan-Diagnostic-Software/dp/B002PYBZJO?tag=5336612389-20

And plan to interface with a laptop. Is this good enough to graph the O2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
Ok after a cold start this morning I still see...

Ok after a cold start this morning I still see the secondary air monitor not clearing.

Now I'm going to get the scanner I need to plot the o2 sensors.

jfoj, can you link me the tools I need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
Only 1 cold start and it should clear? Well I'll...

Only 1 cold start and it should clear? Well I'll reset the codes tomorrow morning with the engine on but not started, then start the car. I'll let it idle for about 10 minutes and check if the SAP is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
In my case, a closed check valve did not throw a...

In my case, a closed check valve did not throw a code (and YES my check engine light works!)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
My Check engine light works. Yes it comes on when...

My Check engine light works. Yes it comes on when I turn the ignition key and I just fixed a problem about a month ago where the check engine light is on.

How is my secondary air monitor suppose...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
Well I know 100% sure that a problem with the...

Well I know 100% sure that a problem with the secondary air system will not trip the CEL light because yesterday is when I discover the vacuum hose to the secondary air check valve was broken so it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By BmwDriver916
There is nothing wrong with the SAP or check...

There is nothing wrong with the SAP or check valve, the vacuum hose to the check valve did indeed crack and I replaced part of the line (using new hose, a vacuum coupler, and silicone adhesive). I...
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