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Forum: General Off-Topic 01-07-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 9,023
Posted By Chris M
Dmax, I feel for you. I have two sons and I...

Dmax, I feel for you. I have two sons and I dreaded the years they were aged between 16 and 25. That is the period in a young man's life that he is most likely to come to grief as a result of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Chris M
Could you please talk me through the process from...

Could you please talk me through the process from removing the cluster from the dashboard to disconnecting the cluster and opening it to replace the dial cover sheet? I am not very technical and need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Chris M
When last did you change the fuel filter? Is the...

When last did you change the fuel filter? Is the fuel pump struggling to get fuel through the filter when the car has warmed up to running temp? Might the filter be clogged up with gunk?

My theory...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Chris M
By the way, I'm not sure this model has an idle...

By the way, I'm not sure this model has an idle control valve.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Chris M
Hallo Toppie, Same car same problem. Except I am...

Hallo Toppie, Same car same problem. Except I am in New Zealand and the car (2003 318i Auto) is ex-Japan. But these cars - the right hand drive ones - are built in Rosslyn outside Pretoria. I suggest...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Chris M
Hi Jfoj, After reading your earlier post on...

Hi Jfoj,

After reading your earlier post on this I changed the fuel filter on my 318i (4 cyl 2 litre) my hunting idle when the car had warmed up problem went away. The old filter was full of gunk....
Forum: South Africa 01-05-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,396
Posted By Chris M
Hi Vusa, You can get the book from...

Hi Vusa,

You can get the book from www.haynes.co.uk by ordering online or get it through your local bookshop. The book details are as follows: Haynes Service and Repair Manual, BMW 3-Series Sept...
Forum: South Africa 01-03-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,396
Posted By Chris M
Hi there, I've experienced almost exactly the...

Hi there, I've experienced almost exactly the same problems with my 318i (2002 Auto - 4 cyl - 80 000k's). I think the 318 never made it to the USA so you won't find many posts or help on your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Chris M
Hi there, I've experienced almost exactly the...

Hi there, I've experienced almost exactly the same problems with my 318i (2002 Auto - 4 cyl - 80 000k's). I think the 318 never made it to the USA so you won't find many posts or help on your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29,843
Views: 2,257,664
Posted By Chris M
Got car back from garage after engine and gearbox...

Got car back from garage after engine and gearbox replacement (as my son had blown the motor when the coolant ran out). I removed the wheels and cleaned them both sides. Found screw in tread of left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 311,617
Posted By Chris M
I forgot to mention. It was the plastics that...

I forgot to mention. It was the plastics that gave in. Cracked pipe, leaking coolant, blown engine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 311,617
Posted By Chris M
Mr Mango, I wish my son had read your post. He...

Mr Mango, I wish my son had read your post. He drove our 318i (2002 4 cyl auto) when the coolant lights came on and blew the engine at 94 000 k's. I replaced the motor and the gearbox at the same...
Forum: South Africa 12-23-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,396
Posted By Chris M
bad idling

Hi Vusa

We had the same problem (in New Zealand) with our 2003 318i (4 cyl). Car started fine in the mornings but once warmed up would idle erratically at every stop sign or traffic light. We...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 129,889
Posted By Chris M
Thanks for this. I'll make time during the next...

Thanks for this. I'll make time during the next couple of weekends to do the job and will let you know how it went.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 129,889
Posted By Chris M
Hi jfoj, I think your post may help me solve a...

Hi jfoj, I think your post may help me solve a problem with my 2002 318i (88 000 kilometres, 2litre 4 cylinder petrol, automatic). The car starts fine from cold but idles very rough once on operating...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Chris M
Hey Marco, I'm a South Africa living in New...

Hey Marco, I'm a South Africa living in New Zealand. I have a similar problem with my 318i Motorsport. Let me know if you find a solution, please. These cars - the right hand drive models - are built...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-28-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Chris M
Welcome to the site mate, but don't bet on...

Welcome to the site mate, but don't bet on getting answers to all your questions. I bought a 2002 318 Motorsport (2 litre 4 cylinder) last month and have had to do the following since: full service;...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Chris M
Hi Jim, Did you ever find a solution? I have...

Hi Jim, Did you ever find a solution? I have exactly the same symptoms on a 2002 E46 318 but mine stands at 89000 k's. You said: "I have a 2003 E46 318i that has done 103 000 km. Lately it has...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-15-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,771
Posted By Chris M
Evap. That is the best advice I have seen from...

Evap. That is the best advice I have seen from teacher to prospective student. I am in teaching too, and I know good advice when I see it. It's a long time since I went to college (university) but I...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-15-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,771
Posted By Chris M
My first son asked for advice when he left for...

My first son asked for advice when he left for college. I said, "If you're clever enough to get into med school you don't need advice from me. What I know of college is outdated now." I gave him the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Chris M
Great demo! More of these and I could do my own...

Great demo! More of these and I could do my own repairs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 254,705
Posted By Chris M
jfoj, This is a great thread and I have learnt a...

jfoj, This is a great thread and I have learnt a lot. My 2002 318 M (4 cylinder) has rough idling and stalling only once the engine has warmed to operating temperature. I am in Auckland, New Zealand,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Chris M
New from NZ

Hi Guys, I'm new here, with a troublesome 2002 E46 318 Motorsport. Previous cars were 1970 VW beetle, 1976 Alfasud (real dog), some other unremarkable cars, 1979 Porsche 911SC, an assortment of...
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