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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By SPL15
The obvious common sense troubleshooting step:...

The obvious common sense troubleshooting step: Unplug the electrical connector to that valve & see what happens...

Assuming that the battery is good, your battery should not be sagging to 12.2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By SPL15
Drag racing an E46 is a great way to make your...

Drag racing an E46 is a great way to make your penis feel very short...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
The thing you will find is that you will not be...

The thing you will find is that you will not be able to mimic the same pressure curve of the stock MANN-HUMMEL CCV system with a catch can system with an inline PCV valve.

The OEM MANN-HUMMEL...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
Agree. I'm trying to find a way to sneak out a...

Agree. I'm trying to find a way to sneak out a calibrated lab-grade Meriam differential digital pressure gauge that reads in In of Water to 0.01 precision from work. PSI is a much too rough of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,128
Posted By SPL15
If a chick owned it previously, definitely open...

If a chick owned it previously, definitely open up the valve cover to see the condition of sludge in the engine before you hit it hard or put stuff into the crankcase to clean things out... Not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,749
Posted By SPL15
Don't discount a minor vacuum leak causing this....

Don't discount a minor vacuum leak causing this. I thought my mounts were bad, they weren't as I replaced them & the problem actually got a bit worse due to the new mounts being not worn out &...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By SPL15
If your "Mechanic" replaced the pump, then you...

If your "Mechanic" replaced the pump, then you have another bad pump because your "mechanic" failed to replace the reservoir & flush the system, thus causing your new pump to fail. I put the word...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By SPL15
Correct. This is the valve that controls whether...

Correct. This is the valve that controls whether the HVAC heater core is in the engine cooling system loop for when you want to stay warm in winter.

This part should not be hot if the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,128
Posted By SPL15
Agree with comments about hard driving it...

Agree with comments about hard driving it frequently.

When I 1st got my E46 325i back in 2012, it had a slight but noticeable lifter tick at idle I could hear when parked at a light where the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
I'm using PCV1175DL from Autozone. Same overall...

I'm using PCV1175DL from Autozone. Same overall shape & fitment as the PCV345 (i.e. 5/8" line compatible with a threaded end). Appears to work OK & has decent flow. It's oe application is for V6 3.5L...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
Been reading up on MANN-HUMMEL's Provent system;...

Been reading up on MANN-HUMMEL's Provent system; seems it's a pretty popular retrofit on forced induction systems due to how well it separates the oil out of the air-stream compared to catch-can...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By SPL15
A buddy of mine did his brakes one time & failed...

A buddy of mine did his brakes one time & failed to remove all the rusted on crap on the hub which made the disc not seat even. Caused similar issues, but they got worse under braking.

Also had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By SPL15
Bunch of crud is stuck in the channels the seat...

Bunch of crud is stuck in the channels the seat is moving on... Most likely cigarette butts & french fries...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By SPL15
You do not have a good contact unless the...

You do not have a good contact unless the connection is tightened down... See you answered your own question once again...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By SPL15
You answer your own question in both posts you've...

You answer your own question in both posts you've made, while saying the obvious issue is not the fault... Bad connections by your own observations, yet you say they are good connections & are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,854
Posted By SPL15
Most folks I know & have dealt with under the age...

Most folks I know & have dealt with under the age of 30, only have the cognitive faculties to follow guided process from authority, they have little to no ability to understand, let alone even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By SPL15
Got it. For being an analog electronics engineer...

Got it. For being an analog electronics engineer myself, it would seem I would read technical postings a bit better :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By SPL15
Starting the car will not do a lot to identify...

Starting the car will not do a lot to identify the weak points in this particular circumstance on this particular charging circuit design due to the starter current flowing through the other big red...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By SPL15
Also, the largest drop is from test points 2 to...

Also, the largest drop is from test points 2 to 4, clean off all the crap on the actual terminal where the cable mounts with sandpaper or something. Bare shiny metal is what you are looking for. You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By SPL15
That is your positive cable, not the negative......

That is your positive cable, not the negative... I'm guessing when you did the "Voltage Drop Test" that the car was turned off? If not, your readings make no sense as the voltage drops should be in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,854
Posted By SPL15
A worn out power steering pump with a plugged...

A worn out power steering pump with a plugged reservoir filter & worn out fluid will feel stiff, just as I liked it as well; when it gets to this point, some of the vanes in the power steering pump...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
I was thinking about doing the same thing...

I was thinking about doing the same thing originally as it would be very efficient separating the oil out of the air stream. Would seem like it should work great as these filters are made for much...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,377
Posted By SPL15
Update: Had to add a PCV inline due to...

Update:

Had to add a PCV inline due to excessive blow by gasses causing random lean codes. Verified that this was the cause simply by plugging the vacuum side & letting the crankcase vent to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By SPL15
If it's the GM transmission, the fix appears...

If it's the GM transmission, the fix appears pretty easy to do (i.e. solenoid replacement). Just hope you don't have the ZF transmission, it's a tad bit more involved to put it nicely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By SPL15
Have you replaced the two Intake Manifold...

Have you replaced the two Intake Manifold Gaskets? Seems like this is the only thing left
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