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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By wrbusa
you could also try car-part.com to find one local.

you could also try car-part.com to find one local.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By wrbusa
Also bad VANOS seals cause a dropping idle during...

Also bad VANOS seals cause a dropping idle during warmup.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By wrbusa
Definitely check for cracks in hoses and on the...

Definitely check for cracks in hoses and on the intake tube. Small vacuum leaks can cause lean misfires, especially during warmup when the ecu is in open loop (this means no o2 sensor correction at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By wrbusa
Had a 'heart beat' type noise that sounds similar...

Had a 'heart beat' type noise that sounds similar to what you describe. Cause was an improperly bled cooling system. Solution was to re-bleed coolant and fill to appropriate level.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By wrbusa
Agree. Typically it's the o-ring that flat spots...

Agree. Typically it's the o-ring that flat spots and you get leaks. It is possible to take it out and have your FLAPS match you one, but a new hose won't break the bank.

TIP: Buy a turkey baster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,217
Posted By wrbusa
Misfire fixed with moly!

I know this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd follow up with some news. The misfires were pretty predictable, and only were happening in colder weather. Also, as long as I didn't get stuck at a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By wrbusa
Mine began doing the same thing about a month...

Mine began doing the same thing about a month ago. It started out as an irregular occurence, but has steadily gotten worse to the point the DSC light comes on any time the AC is turned on. It seems...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,690
Posted By wrbusa
95m3ltw - I am describing a specific misfire...

95m3ltw - I am describing a specific misfire issue that occurs only on the first start, and doesn't reappear when warm. Not saying these repairs won't solve your misfire, but if it follows the coil,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-21-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,749
Posted By wrbusa
The ball pops out from the back side when you...

The ball pops out from the back side when you rotate the cable around. Kinda hard to explain, but pretty much just give it a tug. There is no adjustment needed when reinstalling.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-21-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,257
Posted By wrbusa
Unbolt the power cable to the starter. That was...

Unbolt the power cable to the starter. That was the one I missed. Came right off after that.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-23-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,690
Posted By wrbusa
For anyone subscribing to this thread; I found...

For anyone subscribing to this thread; I found this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=705131&highlight=check+engine+every+morning&page=4) extremely helpful, particularly post #73...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-25-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,690
Posted By wrbusa
I'll try keeping this thread alive too. I've had...

I'll try keeping this thread alive too. I've had the same symptoms since i bought my car 3 years ago with 70k miles... I did the musical coil/plug/boot swap thing and changed the VANOS steals with no...
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-22-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,629
Posted By wrbusa
I did a halogen to bi-xenon swap, it's no...

I did a halogen to bi-xenon swap, it's no problem.

google "e46 bixenon solenoid" (no quotes) first site (no affliliation) is for a e46 bixenon high beam flap solenoid circuit. I have one and it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-07-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,381
Posted By wrbusa
I hope you had better luck than I did... I used...

I hope you had better luck than I did... I used this method (it's in the Bently, too) and sprayed the hell out of the evaporator, but after the cleaning smell went away, the original smell came back....
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-11-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By wrbusa
thanks. I'll check the speaker first, then for...

thanks. I'll check the speaker first, then for signal.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By wrbusa
Stock HK system: mono or stereo subwoofers?

Just want to see what's normal before I start to troubleshoot.

I found out the other day that when the balance is all the way to the left I hear a good amount of bass (presumably from the sub)....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-22-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By wrbusa
2nd

2nd
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-22-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By wrbusa
http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/8229Engine....

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/8229Engine.jpg

#2.
How did you notice that? making noise?
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-20-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By wrbusa
The guts from facelift sedan/prefacelift coupe...

The guts from facelift sedan/prefacelift coupe biXenons will fit into your halogen housings with a little modding (see the link above).

If you go with oem bixenon ballasts you can just tap the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,393
Posted By wrbusa
Here's a picture of my jack after it dropped my...

Here's a picture of my jack after it dropped my car.

Luckily the wheels were still on. The jack fell on it's side and did a number on the front brake air ducts. It also bent my passenger control...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,462
Posted By wrbusa
You *may* get a few extra months out of it, but I...

You *may* get a few extra months out of it, but I have a feeling it will fail sooner than later. It's the other slider part that will get extra stress on it now, regardless of the zip ties, and when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,745
Posted By wrbusa
If your sensor isn't working, there will be no...

If your sensor isn't working, there will be no difference by pulling the fuse. The system will automatically default to intermittant wiper functionality.

Mine stopped working (early ones are...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-14-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wrbusa
Yeah, I know, I got greedy :craig: But I really...

Yeah, I know, I got greedy :craig: But I really do like the extra watts passing through my Xenarcs. :yikes: I'm def in the OEM camp for projectors, but now you can add bulbs, ballasts and wiring as...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wrbusa
Thanks Sillie, you were right, it was a crappy...

Thanks Sillie, you were right, it was a crappy relay. I replaced it with a BOSCH one and everything is firing up normally.

Now on to the warning cancellers: Yes, I'm connecting them before the...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-12-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wrbusa
Ok. I had them on the stock wiring harness for a...

Ok. I had them on the stock wiring harness for a bit but they were causing the bulbs to fire for a split second even with the light switch off.

Is there a way to verify the polarity without...
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