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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
Update: passed smog. Dealership was able to...

Update: passed smog. Dealership was able to ready my cat, 2nd air, 02 sensor monitors. A pending fault indicated lazy o2 sensors up upstream. However, it did not trip the engine light after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
Lercs- I am beginning to think the same thing...

Lercs- I am beginning to think the same thing about my o2 sensors causing the hold up. Did you get any 02 faults? Did you change all 4 sensors or the first 2 pre cat?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
After 200 more miles (400 total), O2 sensor...

After 200 more miles (400 total), O2 sensor heater circuit is now complete. So what remains outstanding: o2 sensors, evap system, 2nd air injection, cats
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
Got it. Do you suggest just to log a bunch of...

Got it. Do you suggest just to log a bunch of miles or keep trying to do the drive cycle as I have done already? Would clearing the dme be a good idea (hold positive and negative battery terminal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
Jd- if you saw my 1st post, I outlined what drive...

Jd- if you saw my 1st post, I outlined what drive cycle I did (see above). Gas between 1/4 and 3/4, cold start for over 2.5 minutes, 20-30mph for 3.5 min, and 40-60 mph for 15, and then idle in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
how do i check on the 02 sensors? Should I...

how do i check on the 02 sensors? Should I assume they are tired and just replace the upstream 2 sensors? According to the Test Only smog shop, lazy o2 sensors would cause a fault, which is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By charofire
readiness monitors on e46 330i

I recently fixed my 2001 330i's secondary air system (needed new vac solenoid). Works great now. I reset the computer to clear the fault. Now after 130 miles, I have 4 outstanding readiness...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By charofire
Gentlemen, I wanted some more input. I have...

Gentlemen, I wanted some more input. I have replaced the vacuum switch with a new one. I have checked the hoses and orientation as the picture above shows. When I hooked up my gauge to check for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By charofire
Is it also possible that vacuum is not reaching...

Is it also possible that vacuum is not reaching the secondary air valve is because the round black and white looking check valve is faulty (11611312737) and NOT the vacuum switch?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By charofire
No vacuum when I started it up cold this a.m. So...

No vacuum when I started it up cold this a.m. So either a break in the line that goes around towards the firewall, or a bad vacuum control switch? The best way to test that switch is to hook up my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By charofire
testing check valve

Quick question. I disconnected my 2nd air pump pressure hose, and I was able to manually blow air through the check valve only when I hooked up my Mittyvac and applied vacuum through the nipple....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By charofire
A Dinan tech is the one who found the fault. ...

A Dinan tech is the one who found the fault. Here is a link that shows it is a bmw code as well. I agree, it does seem strange and I can't find others who have talked about it. Thats why I need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By charofire
p0187 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Low. Car...

p0187 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Low. Car feels and drives completely normal.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By charofire
330i with fault code p0187

I have a 330i and right now, has anyone dealt with codes that seem to change from one to the other?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By charofire
330i p0187

I have looked at the obd2 list of fault codes, but has anyone else experienced p0187? Its a 330i. Before this code it was a different fault, which is strange.
thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By charofire
I spoke with Dr Vanos since they had rebuild my...

I spoke with Dr Vanos since they had rebuild my e36 unit. They said that a vanos with failed seals will not set off a code. I can also rule out the vanos solenoid as my m3 has never had the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By charofire
Does anyone have any input? I swapped a known...

Does anyone have any input? I swapped a known solenoid from my e36 m3, the p0012 still came back.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,787
Posted By charofire
aftermarket navigation for e46 m3?

Hey Everyone- I wanted to see which aftermarket navigation that people have used and recommend with their m3's that came with navi stock. I've seen 1 on Amazon, and 2 on ebay. They all offer the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By charofire
Recurring code p0012

Hi, I wanted to get input from some minds more experienced than my own. I have had p0012 (camshaft A over retarded) for a few weeks. I purchased the 330i after a head gasket replacement.
I was...
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 05-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,290
Posted By charofire
e36 camshaft alignment tool in stock? Im in the...

e36 camshaft alignment tool in stock? Im in the Bay, Redwood City. thanks.
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