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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By texlnghorn
It could be a bad DSC module. I have a 2000 323i...

It could be a bad DSC module. I have a 2000 323i and my DSC has been solid for about a year. I did some research on this awhile ago and talked to an indy mechanic I know and it turns out the...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-19-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By texlnghorn
Bingo, that was it. I didn't even think to check...

Bingo, that was it. I didn't even think to check the license plate lights. Both were gone. Easy fix. Cluster lights are now off.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By texlnghorn
Both Rear Lights Illuminated on the Cluster

I have both rear lights illuminated on the cluster. I know the lights mean a bulb is burnt out. But all of the rear lights seem to be working. I checked brake lights and rear lights on both sides....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By texlnghorn
I can't help but I'm having the same problem with...

I can't help but I'm having the same problem with my 2000 323i. I changed the FSR today but no luck. My air works sometimes but now much less frequently. I need to figure out where the blower and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By texlnghorn
I wouldn't run this way for very long. I had a...

I wouldn't run this way for very long. I had a bad MAF for almost a year and it was running way to rich. I fried my O2 sensors and both cats. The cats are not cheap to replace. Get a new MAF....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By texlnghorn
The FSR is the speed controller for the cabin...

The FSR is the speed controller for the cabin blower fan. I was asking if the FSR would have any affect on the auxiliary fan on the front of the condenser.

Also, I was curious what the procedure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By texlnghorn
Electric fan conversion? The auxiliary fan in...

Electric fan conversion? The auxiliary fan in front of the condenser is electric. Are you referring to the clutch fan? I don't think the clutch fan has anything to do with the AC.

Having said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By texlnghorn
AC Problems

I have been having AC problems and they have gotten worse. It started off with my AC blowing warm musty air when stopped in traffic. When I get up to speed the AC blows cool. I'm pretty sure this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,744
Posted By texlnghorn
Yes that is how the fan is supposed to work. ...

Yes that is how the fan is supposed to work. When the fluid inside the fan is cooler then the fan slips (i.e. it does not spin as fast as the water pump pulley it is attached to). But when the temp...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
The sensors were direct fit Bosch sensors from...

The sensors were direct fit Bosch sensors from AutoZone. No mods were necessary. Would I be able to see/hear any exhaust? I'll try it later today.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
The MAF is a new Siemens VDO MAF from Pelican. ...

The MAF is a new Siemens VDO MAF from Pelican. With the old MAF I was getting the P1188/P1189 codes. When I put in the new MAF, these codes went away and I immediately got P1182. I tried to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
Thanks for the links. I've already spent $500+...

Thanks for the links. I've already spent $500+ on parts chasing these emissions codes. Whats another $500 :cry:. I ended up putting in an order for an Benchmark BEN71403F Direct Fit Catalytic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
After replacing the pre cat O2 sensors I'm still...

After replacing the pre cat O2 sensors I'm still getting the p0420 code after about 150 miles of mixed use driving. I'm including the freeze frame data that was captured when the code was thrown. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
I have an elm scan usb code reader and the obdwiz...

I have an elm scan usb code reader and the obdwiz software. I'm not really sure what I should be looking for related to the O2 sensors. Short term and long term fuel trims?

But based on the fact...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
You have convinced me. I'll replace the pre cat...

You have convinced me. I'll replace the pre cat O2 sensors. I never really thought much about them because the car has been fine until I started getting p1188 and p1189. Since both pre cat sensors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
I did not run with a disconnected MAF. But...

I did not run with a disconnected MAF. But because the MAF was failing it was causing the engine to cycle between lean and rich. I never got a MAF code. I did try a MAF from a junk yard but it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
I think I ran my car rich for a year because of a...

I think I ran my car rich for a year because of a bad MAF. I had p1188/p1189 codes and replaced all the likely intake culprits and finally replaced the MAF and those codes went away. Then I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By texlnghorn
Catalytic Converter Questions

I need to replace the bank 1 cat in my 2000 323i. I have some questions:
1) Is bank 1 the front cat with the longer piping?
2) Do I need to replace any gaskets when I replace the cat. It looks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By texlnghorn
Anyone have an idea what is causing the P0420? ...

Anyone have an idea what is causing the P0420? Bad Cat? Is this a doable job or am I going to need to take it in? Do I have to lift the engine?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By texlnghorn
I had a small leak coming from the smaller inlet...

I had a small leak coming from the smaller inlet part of the upper hose connected to the expansion tank. I had just replaced the hose a month earlier so there was no way the hose was bad. Some how...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By texlnghorn
Neverending codes (p1188/p1189 done), p1182 done, now p0420

My car is a 2000 323i with 218,000 miles. It's been a good car but it is now starting to cause me lots of headaches.

I chased the p1188 and p1189 codes for a year. These codes would always show...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By texlnghorn
I'm confusing myself. I had been chasing P1188...

I'm confusing myself. I had been chasing P1188 and P1189 until I replaced my MAF. Now I have P1182 which is new since replacing the MAF. Sensor 2 is the post-cat O2 sensors? Did you replace both...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By texlnghorn
I cleaned the throttle body and disa but not the...

I cleaned the throttle body and disa but not the iac valve. But why would this cause p1182 and not p1181 also? For more than 6 months I have had both codes and after changing the maf, now I only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By texlnghorn
I have been chasing the P1181 and P1182 codes for...

I have been chasing the P1181 and P1182 codes for awhile now. These are the pre-cat O2 sensor fuel trim fault codes. I have replaced the uppper and lower intake boots (both had tears), ccv and 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By texlnghorn
I replaced the hose yesterday and it turns out it...

I replaced the hose yesterday and it turns out it was hose #5 on the cooling system diagram. It was not the hose #1 in the heater core diagram. See hose #5 here:

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