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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By tgodel
Fuel Pump Relay and MAP Cooling Thermostat

Here are two things that I didn't think were related, but maybe it will help someone else.

My 1999 BMW 323i wouldn't start but would crank. I figured it was the fuel pump and the car has a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By tgodel
I just cleaned my sunroof tracks for the first...

I just cleaned my sunroof tracks for the first time since I bought the car (I bought it used in 2006). I found a mix of lubricants but the predominant one was clearly the graphite-based lock...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 177,412
Posted By tgodel
tdotbimmer, That flap may not be broken if...

tdotbimmer,

That flap may not be broken if you can't physically see the break. It is only possible to re-insert it in one of the two modes (recirc or fresh; can't remember which.)

I know...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-10-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 177,412
Posted By tgodel
I tested those flaps during my fan change--out of...

I tested those flaps during my fan change--out of curiousity--and BOTH responded to the Recirc button.

--T
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By tgodel
The electric fan has an onboard overheat sensor...

The electric fan has an onboard overheat sensor that overrides all other inputs, including those from the car itself. As this sensor starts to age (and fail) this sensor can engage top-speed when...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-17-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By tgodel
Rather than go to e-bay, I would just buy a new...

Rather than go to e-bay, I would just buy a new one from the dealer! $24 bucks. If you buy used, there is no telling how many recharge cycles it might have left.

My dealer had several of them on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By tgodel
Timing is critical... I didn't get this to work...

Timing is critical... I didn't get this to work on my '99 323i until I read the 3 second bit for the oil interval. Then it only took 2 tries and success! Many, many thanks.

--T
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By tgodel
dwvcii, Your water control valve description...

dwvcii,

Your water control valve description matches the sound and situation of my noise EXACTLY. Maybe mine is OK... I will keep researching and post if I find anything problematic.

Any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By tgodel
I have no issues with airflow. I have indeed...

I have no issues with airflow. I have indeed changed both the main cabin blower as well as the Final Stage Resistor for other reasons, and both are functioning perfectly. The sound occurs whether...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By tgodel
I just went through the power steering...

I just went through the power steering situation...

My power steering was noisy so I changed the fluid. You can search for how to do this elsewhere, but in short, I siphoned the fluid out of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By tgodel
Also, this is more apt to happen it cold weather....

Also, this is more apt to happen it cold weather. (Below freezing.)

Thx,
--T
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By tgodel
Climate Control: Cycling Thumps or Creaks Every Five Seconds

Here's a toughie... anyone have any ideas? It sounds like a muted thumping or creaking sound that I hear about every five seconds. Here are the symptoms:

- it only happens when the climate...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-26-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 177,412
Posted By tgodel
Hey sorry for the late response... the genuine PN...

Hey sorry for the late response... the genuine PN that I purchased through the dealer was 64118372797... they had a unit on-hand. It was manufactured by Bosch and featured the removable fin wheels. ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-27-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 177,412
Posted By tgodel
I just finished this job and I have a few more...

I just finished this job and I have a few more notes.


- Paraklas, thank you so much. Your DIY rocks!

- I already tried the lubrication effort and it only lasted for a season. You can view...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By tgodel
The mix wheel is there so you can always have the...

The mix wheel is there so you can always have the right temperature blow in your face. This is mostly important in the winter, when the heat is on but you need cold air to stay alert, especially at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By tgodel
Here's how the lubricating effort turned out for...

Here's how the lubricating effort turned out for me.... I did it this past Spring.

I used Norvey brand "Turbine Lubricating Oil" which was a great choice because it has a very narrow extending...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By tgodel
I have heard that if you tape the two wires that...

I have heard that if you tape the two wires that lead to the sensor together, you will get a steady readout of 122 degrees--that ought not beep.

I have not done this myself, but it is just an...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,430
Posted By tgodel
Ivegotissues666, This is an AWESOME write...

Ivegotissues666,

This is an AWESOME write up! I just finished myself in an hour or so and it was a tremendous exercise for beginner who needs to get comfortable monkeying around in the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,430
Posted By tgodel
I purchased a used E46 reading lamp assembly on...

I purchased a used E46 reading lamp assembly on e-Bay for very cheap, only to discover that the wiring connector is a completely different shape and style. I still have it in my parts drawer in case...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By tgodel
Loe, Awesome info! Now I need to rip mine...

Loe,

Awesome info! Now I need to rip mine apart to find out who the original manufacturer was. That's do-able.

--Trip
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-06-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By tgodel
Don't Think Divide Will Work

Thanks for the creative idea on the parts sharing! There MIGHT be a hiccup...

To my knowledge, bi-xenon was not offered in 1999 and since then, 3 new ballast part numbers have been issued (all...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-06-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By tgodel
Cool OEM Xenon - Seek New Control Unit (Ballast)

I've been in denial about it for several weeks but the ugly truth is that one of my OEM Xenon ballasts is dying. It's headlight is dramatically dimmer than the other, and switching the bulbs has no...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-20-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,213
Posted By tgodel
I love it! I think this looks great and is a...

I love it! I think this looks great and is a better variation on the Titanium replacement inserts that BMW is hawking in their accessories catalog.

Very sharp!

--T
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 01-19-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By tgodel
Thanks for the follow-up

Gary,

Thank you for the follow-up! After determining that the previous wheel/tire combination on the car were Kumho Ecsta ASXs, and that I was happy with comfort/quiet level of those, AND that i...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-28-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By tgodel
Smile 18 x 8 Wheels: Which Tires for Comfort?!

I'm new to the forum and in the process of swapping out some bullcrap 17" aftermarket wheels with 18" series 71s on my 1999 323i sedan.

Thing is, I'm not a performance driver. I love this car...
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