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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By 76m2002
The SAP wasn't blowing any air. And in...

The SAP wasn't blowing any air. And in comparison, it wasn't making all the noise that the new one makes, but it made some noise and vibrated, so without anything to compare I did not immediately...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
A follow-up: It was the SAP. It was making all...

A follow-up: It was the SAP. It was making all the right noises, but not pumping any air. So the source of my codes was a leak in the vacuum line from the back of the intake to the Kombi valve,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
It turns out my car had two bad sensors. I...

It turns out my car had two bad sensors. I replaced one and all is well, but the wiring is broken on the connector for the second sensor. It broke right at the base of the blue insert (yellow arrow...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-17-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By 76m2002
Except I seem to have received a bad replacement...

Except I seem to have received a bad replacement sensor. I plugged it in to two different sensor connectors, and no clicking :censor:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-17-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
Ironically, we moved up here from Miami :)

Ironically, we moved up here from Miami :)
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2015, 08:24 PM
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Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
Mystery solved. It seems with the recent cold...

Mystery solved. It seems with the recent cold weather in the northeast, my garage has been seeing high temps of only 20 degrees. I pointed a couple of halogen work lamps at the sensor/bumper for a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
The mystery is answered! A couple hours with two...

The mystery is answered! A couple hours with two halogen work lamps shining on the sensor and it came out without too much trouble. With this cold spell in the northeast, my garage is averaging 20...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
Yes, that video gave me hope. My trim is a...

Yes, that video gave me hope. My trim is a little more firmly attached, so I'd like to remove the sensor with the trim in place. I can reach the sensor, but I can't figure out how to get it out of...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-14-2015, 05:46 PM
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Views: 255
Posted By 76m2002
Can't get PDC sensor out of trim

The PDC sensor on the driver's side rear corner on my car died. I can get access to this sensor by removing the muffler hangers and letting the muffler sag, but I can't get it out of the plastic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Thanks for the warning. Working in my un heated...

Thanks for the warning. Working in my un heated garage in upstate NY, I'll have to watch the temps before I pass judgement on my repair!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
I think I get it! Actually, my Fluke multimeter...

I think I get it! Actually, my Fluke multimeter has fairly thin probes, so I can read voltage from the wiring harness while I run the car. Do I look for a loss of volts at ignition, and then 12v...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
I'm not really sure how to back probe. If I...

I'm not really sure how to back probe. If I unplug the connector from the vacuum switch, can I put the multimeter probes to the two pins on the wiring harness connector, and check the voltage while...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Okay, after several hours of fiddling and...

Okay, after several hours of fiddling and swearing in the cold weather, I think my replacement switch is bad. Really???

Here is what I (think) I know: From the port on the intake plenum, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
I could not manage to contort my hands in to the...

I could not manage to contort my hands in to the back of the intake to remove the vacuum hoses, but I did get the connector off the switch that controls the vacuum line and confirm that I got 12V...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Terrific, thanks for the info. Should the 12V at...

Terrific, thanks for the info. Should the 12V at the plug only be during the first 90 sec warmup?

Hard to imagine so much trouble for a function that is basically over in the first 90 seconds...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Question: If I pull the line off the back of the...

Question: If I pull the line off the back of the intake (red arrow in second pic), should there be a constant vacuum from the intake port?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Yes, I replaced the hard line as well. I'm...

Yes, I replaced the hard line as well. I'm stumped! Is there a better way to check vacuum than just putting my finger over the end of the hose that I pulled off the Kombi valve?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Okay, I did some investigating at the back of the...

Okay, I did some investigating at the back of the intake with an LED flashlight and an inspection mirror, and here is what I have for plumbing:

The vacuum line from the Kombi valve runs to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
I tested this morning with a cold engine, and the...

I tested this morning with a cold engine, and the SAP ran, but I could not feel a vacuum coming from the small line running to the back of the intake. Should it be a strong vacuum? I replaced the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Hmm. I tried to test the vacuum by starting the...

Hmm. I tried to test the vacuum by starting the car after sitting for an hour, but the SAP did not come on, so I can't judge the vacuum. Guess I'll have to let it sit overnight. The engine bay was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Thanks for all the help! Should the vacuum to...

Thanks for all the help! Should the vacuum to the Kombi valve only be present while the SAP is running? I checked after the SAP had stopped running. I'll wait awhile and try another cold start.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Does the vacuum for the Kombi valve come from the...

Does the vacuum for the Kombi valve come from the intake manifold? If I pull the small hose (#4 in the parts diagram) that runs along the head from the valves at the back of the intake off of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
Update: I got the intake back on the car, the new...

Update: I got the intake back on the car, the new vacuum lines installed, and the engine runs great. But after running for two days, the CEL came back on, and after pulling the codes, I am getting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
The CCV and hoses is a good suggestion, I...

The CCV and hoses is a good suggestion, I replaced mine last year. I can't quite figure out what the OFHG is?

edit: OFHG: Oil filter housing gasket, check. Replaced that when I replaced the ccv...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By 76m2002
It was the exhaust vacuum line, thanks! And I...

It was the exhaust vacuum line, thanks! And I got one of the GAS super-blue DISA o-rings for reassembly. The worst part was picking all the old, dried-out, fused o-ring out of the DISA housing. ...
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