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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Cool P0171 and P0174 Codes in E46

In my 2000 323Ci (155k miles), 2001 Xi (with 232k mi), and 2004 325i (96k mi), we have to pass a smog test every other year here in California. The 2001 and 2004 are running fine, but showing the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-08-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,406
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
The fuse up under the hood goes to a bunch of...

The fuse up under the hood goes to a bunch of stuff, so more would be out than just the smog pump if it was blown.

I keep getting P1411 error codes, and the pump works, vacuum valve works, the 50A...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,149
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Got exhaust smell coming into the cabin of both...

Got exhaust smell coming into the cabin of both my 2000Ci and my 2004Xi (which has high mileage), but the 2004 325i with only 97k is still OK. From reading the various threads, it seems to be a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
I have the same problem with exhaust smell in...

I have the same problem with exhaust smell in both the 2004 325Xi and my 2000 323Ci. Haven't figured out where it is coming from, nor how it is getting inside the cabin.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
7-14-12: Looking to borrow an Airbag reset tool...

7-14-12: Looking to borrow an Airbag reset tool in the W. San Jose, CA area. For 2004 BMW 325Xi gray 4wd wagon my friend is trying to sell. He bought it last year from a friend, but is now moving....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Smile Airbag Reset Tool-borrow one in my area?

This thread is for posting if you have a BMW-specific Airbag Scanner and Reset Tool to lend (or sell). Post which year and model cars it is designed for, and where you live. OK to charge around...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 09-22-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
I thought it might be that, too, but I have a...

I thought it might be that, too, but I have a plug going to that which comes up from below with about 3" of loose wire, so it can't go anywhere else I know of (vac switch is about 12" away), unless...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 09-20-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Question Mystery engine wire connector M52

After my son removing the intake manifold and me replacing the starter and reassembling it all, I now have 1 leftover plug at the back end of the injector harness, about 9" long from main cable (that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
My 323Ci has the heat gauge pinned to the red...

My 323Ci has the heat gauge pinned to the red zone, even when cold and just starting up, and is also showing Code P0116, Coolant Temp Sensor. My manual says it is located near the manifold, which I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
After taking out the intake manifold to replace...

After taking out the intake manifold to replace the 2000 323Ci's starter, the heat gauge is pinned to red and I get code P0116, which is the coolant temperature sensor.

My manual says the sensor...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-20-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,663
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Oil Separator drain hose and smog system leaks

I just got done replacing the 323Ci's starter. :hmm: :ben: :idea: :excited:

When I disconnected the bracket for the dipstick, I noticed the oil drain-back hose had turned to mush, like gum. One...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Where can I find a guide as to which engine...

Where can I find a guide as to which engine wiring harness plug goes where?
My son took the E46's intake manifold off to replace the Starter, didn't label anything, cracked off some rubber hoses,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-18-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,770
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
What wire is supposed to connect to that vacuum...

What wire is supposed to connect to that vacuum valve under the rear of the manifold? I am reinstalling the manifold, and it seems like it should be the small cable that branches off the rear of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Trying to figure out what the short rear 2-prong...

Trying to figure out what the short rear 2-prong electrical plug of the engine injector harness is for. I thought it went to the vacuum switch under the back of the intake manifold (corner nearest...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-18-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,287
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Which wire goes to the 2 prong plug at the vacuum...

Which wire goes to the 2 prong plug at the vacuum switch under the rear of the intake manifold? The short one from the back end of the wiring harness the goes across the top of the motor (which is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-01-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,240
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
The links above are no longer working. Can...

The links above are no longer working. Can someone repost the How-To's? My 2000 E46 323Ci (M54?) has a different manifold set-up then shown in the Pelican Parts 101 Performance Things book, and the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-10-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,350
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Having owned 3 CBRs and a GSXR race-replicas, for...

Having owned 3 CBRs and a GSXR race-replicas, for your first bike get an unfaired model, such as the SV650 or other similar 'naked' bike. Suspension upgrades (such as a GSXR front end in a SV650)...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-14-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,249
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Does anyone here in the U.S. have the BM54...

Does anyone here in the U.S. have the BM54 'Professional' trunk radio with their Nav system?
I was wondering how the reception is with it, and what the differences are between the BM 53 and the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,579
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
The black coupe spoiler in the pic looks good. ...

The black coupe spoiler in the pic looks good. The trunk lip is slick-looking, but not enough by itself to make the car stand out in the parking lot full of similar silver cars. Can't afford fancy...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,459
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
The engine started overheating and the power...

The engine started overheating and the power steering went out 35 miles from home last night around 8:30pm. Managed to park it behind a Kragen's right off the highway, and they had both belts in...
Forum: Lighting Forum 07-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Since the power usage is so low, Easiest way to...

Since the power usage is so low, Easiest way to wire AE's is to send the positive wire to a switched power source, the light, then the next light; and the grounds to the nearest body screw-nut.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,579
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Spoiler Wing

The wing looks like the M3 spoiler. It makes my boring all-stock sedan look a lot sportier. I put it on so I can quickly (and inexpensively) tell which of the dozen silver sedans in the parking lot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,579
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Lightbulb Rear Spoiler with LED Light -How to wire it

I installed an after-market ABS OEM-style trunk spoiler wing on my 325i.

It also has an LED brake light built into it. :idea:

I am trying to figure out how to run the wire from the LED...
Forum: Lighting Forum 07-04-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Lightbulb Retrofit Angel Eyes Tie-In & ballasts for Halos

What is the red wire with the yellow dots? Is that part of the iBus system, or a separate common switched power source? I just don't want to mess up a wire that is part of the compter system. Are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By DBeemerphileWnaB
Do the replacement projector headlights with the...

Do the replacement projector headlights with the built-in halos need separate ballasts? Or are they built-in too? I got a set and they came with no directions on how to wire the halos, and no...
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