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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By Diarmaid
Problem solved!!!

After 3 years of cd skipping..........
I could cry.

Read this post on another forum -

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1024142


It took me 20 min to sort the issue.
I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Diarmaid
It needs two wheel speed sensors and a rear wheel...

It needs two wheel speed sensors and a rear wheel bearing, has had a full respay in last few years (replaced front wing and had full car respayed).
It hasn't been used because owner emmigrated to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Diarmaid
325 coupe, should I buy? Your opinions please.

I am looking at this car - http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/2433552

It has issues with the rear axle, how expendsive can it be to fix?

Thinking of buying to sell on (for profit).
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Diarmaid
It is a car, - not a person. ("she", "her"...

It is a car, - not a person. ("she", "her" etc)
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,657
Posted By Diarmaid
100,000 miles. I'd say that if you kept up with...

100,000 miles.
I'd say that if you kept up with regular oil changes you will be fine. BMW services change the oil every 15,000 miles which seams far too long to go without an oil change. I change...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,657
Posted By Diarmaid
I changed the hydraulic tappets - noise is now...

I changed the hydraulic tappets - noise is now gone.

I bought 8 of them (8 valve engine) cost me 160 euro.

Did the work myself.

I bought this tool (40-50 euro)
-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,531
Posted By Diarmaid
Aftermarket MAFs are a big mistake, - you need...

Aftermarket MAFs are a big mistake, - you need the proper (mine was a) Bosch MAF. It cost me 200euro from a bmw specialist, from the dealer it was about 350euro.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,657
Posted By Diarmaid
Thanks for the reply! I tried an oil flush a...

Thanks for the reply!
I tried an oil flush a few months ago - no real improvement, I also had the rocker cover off - couldn't really see any noticable damage or signs of a worn out part. I had the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,657
Posted By Diarmaid
E46 318i engine tapping (video included)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXVS6VPqGzI

2000 M43 engine 1895cc petrol. Anyone have a similar noise coming from their E46/E36 and know the fix?
Is it the hydraulic lifters or the timing chain...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,750
Posted By Diarmaid
Very possible. Before spending several hundred...

Very possible. Before spending several hundred dollars doing the lifters it is best to do an oil flush (cheap option). At least then you can cross sludge off your list. I tried hydraulic valve...
Forum: UK 04-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By Diarmaid
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 04-22-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By Diarmaid
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,326
Posted By Diarmaid
Any updates?!!!!!!!!!!

Any updates?!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,162
Posted By Diarmaid
Hi, Thanks for all the replies! Any idea...

Hi,
Thanks for all the replies!

Any idea how much it will cost to do and where I can get the parts?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,162
Posted By Diarmaid
How do I get the outside temperature to show? (NO OBC BUTTON)

I have a 2000 318i WITHOUT AN OBC BUTTON ON THE INDICATOR STALK, how do I get the cluster to display the outside temperature?

And YES there is an outside temperature gauge wired up in front of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,462
Posted By Diarmaid
In USD 2.10 per litre, or about 8.50 per gallon. ...

In USD 2.10 per litre, or about 8.50 per gallon.
Diesel is about 10% cheaper than petrol here, and you get twice the mileage.
Also, diesels are more powerful.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,462
Posted By Diarmaid
Putting diesel engine in petrol car? Is it possible?

I have a 2000 318i, is it possible to put a diesel engine in it?
If so, does anyone have any experience of doing such a thing? What extras are involved? (unforseen extra work or costs)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,774
Posted By Diarmaid
Sometimes when your car senses a fault it will go...

Sometimes when your car senses a fault it will go into "limp mode", - reduced power, but if it was in limp mode you would know about it!!

I think the CPS has to do with timing the spark, or maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,048
Posted By Diarmaid
Thanks for all the replies!! It's an M43...

Thanks for all the replies!!

It's an M43 engine, - I don't think it has a clutch stop mechanism.

I might look into bleeding the system just to see if there is air in the system.

But if that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,048
Posted By Diarmaid
Clutch has high biting point - problem??????

Hi,
I have a year 2000 318i and the clutch has a very high biting point, but no slippage.

Can I adjust the biting point, or is the clutch on it's way out?

I only have the car a few months and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,774
Posted By Diarmaid
Sounds like an exhaust mount. I had to get mine...

Sounds like an exhaust mount. I had to get mine from a dealer. About 40euro!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By Diarmaid
I think the red is to the battery and the yellow...

I think the red is to the battery and the yellow is too the ignition.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,819
Posted By Diarmaid
If you have porblems with your car I advise you...

If you have porblems with your car I advise you to get a BMW diagnostic scanner.
I got one on ebay that you plug into your laptop, - "BMW scanner 1.36",
It works great, and was designed for E46...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,819
Posted By Diarmaid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHLH8fILjVc ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHLH8fILjVc

That is the noise from my E46, there is no thumping sound because the engine is cold, otherwise your heater would act like an AC unit! ;)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,819
Posted By Diarmaid
The thumping sound is normal (the noise every 2...

The thumping sound is normal (the noise every 2 seconds) , if you look where I put my hand in my video you will see where the noise is coming from. But I don't know about the buzzing/ clicking noise,...
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