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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By nola mike
Just an update. Replaced the T-stat, which took...

Just an update. Replaced the T-stat, which took about 30 minutes (didn't drain coolant). Car wants to stay at 97-99' now on the highway, no codes. Curious to see if my gas mileage goes up or not. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By nola mike
Good read, although if the BMW normal temp is...

Good read, although if the BMW normal temp is 75', I shouldn't be tripping the code, right?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By nola mike
Minimum operating temp?

Got a P0128 code a couple of weeks ago, which didn't recur as the weather warmed up. Went off again today. At 65' ambient temp, my coolant temp was averaging about 85 @ 70mph. Seems a bit low, but I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Well, the car had been running fine. Ironically...

Well, the car had been running fine. Ironically enough, it took less than 3 months after this reply of mine for the fuel pump to die unexpectantly and leave me stranded :facepalm:

So you were...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By nola mike
Well, it was indeed the FP. That repair was so...

Well, it was indeed the FP. That repair was so easy I can't believe it was on my bimmer. Took maybe 15-30 min. A couple of observations:
For diagnosis:
1) I'd start just checking out the FP...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-02-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By nola mike
Ok, so I have voltage at the FP with the key on,...

Ok, so I have voltage at the FP with the key on, at least for a few seconds. That corresponds with the click that I could feel at the relay. Didn't sound like the pump was running at all. Checked...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By nola mike
Yeah, cranks fine. It was running rough with low...

Yeah, cranks fine. It was running rough with low power. I shut it and tried to restart, and from then on it just cranked.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-01-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By nola mike
Car won't start/plan of attack?

OK, so leaving the hospital parking lot this evening (just had a kid...), car with low power. At a light, I turned it off and tried to restart. No go. Managed to push it back into the hospital lot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Well, we're certainly good enough for now. ...

Well, we're certainly good enough for now. Everything I've read says that LTFTs less than 8 or even 10 are OK. The fact that the STFTs are just about 0 at idle tells me that I don't have much if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
I thought the broken SAP hose would only lean out...

I thought the broken SAP hose would only lean out while the SAP was running at startup?

Anyway, replaced the above items, and all seems well. Yeah, that #4 item was a huge PITA to get to. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By nola mike
FYI, the kit came. Looks like good quality. ...

FYI, the kit came. Looks like good quality. Probably took about 30-60 minutes to assemble. I was hoping for a noticeable power increase now that it's working, but alas, I can't feel any difference.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By nola mike
Well, guess I didn't read the warranty...

Well, guess I didn't read the warranty thoroughly. Probably would have gone oem if I had known. Still looks like a decent kit though, and it IS still $100 cheaper than oem.

Sent from my HTC...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
I'm going to order it and replace when I go back...

I'm going to order it and replace when I go back in there. I couldn't figure out where exactly the CCV was. Looked like the lower return hose disappeared under the intake. Gonna have to get at it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Well, after I reset the lights, I actually am now...

Well, after I reset the lights, I actually am now getting lean codes on both banks, and other numbers consistent with a vacuum leak (see my above post). I don't think the O2 sensors are the problem....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By nola mike
I have been. That's why I checked the DISA in...

I have been. That's why I checked the DISA in the first place.

Yeah, the upgrade kit is $75, looks like a better design, and the kicker is that they will replace ANY future DISA failure with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By nola mike
Ugh. Kept the flap out, put everything back...

Ugh. Kept the flap out, put everything back together. Now SES light AND running crappy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Bit of an update. Tore a few things apart today....

Bit of an update. Tore a few things apart today. Aside from the DISA (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14819618#post14819618), I haven't seen any obvious leaks :(
The upper/lower...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Bit of an update. Tore a few things apart today....

Bit of an update. Tore a few things apart today. Aside from the DISA (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14819618#post14819618), I haven't seen any obvious leaks :(
The upper/lower...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By nola mike
What to do with my DISA?

Trying to troubleshoot my lean engine codes (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=949300&highlight=). Removed the DISA, and found the flapper just a' flappin'. Looking at this rebuild kit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
So drove about 200 miles before the light came on...

So drove about 200 miles before the light came on again. Again at the end of a 50 mile drive. This time I had my scanner with me and hooked it up--STFT were now >25% on both banks at idle. The car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
No, not the cause of a lean situation, but the...

No, not the cause of a lean situation, but the reason why the lean code was triggered--if the FTs are out of whack, that's indicating a lean condition, and that's why the code is triggered. STFTs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Well, reset the light. No recurrence after about...

Well, reset the light. No recurrence after about 50 miles mixed driving.
@jfoj: Yeah, everything will eventually need replaced, but I'd rather not mess with it if a) there isn't anything wrong...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
No, I was just searching around thinking that a...

No, I was just searching around thinking that a VCG was some fancy part like a DISA or MAF or VANOS or something.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Didn't realize it was such an exotic part...

Didn't realize it was such an exotic part :facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,909
Posted By nola mike
Did a search, mult references to VCG, but can't...

Did a search, mult references to VCG, but can't find out what the hell it is?

@amhauke: Yeah, that's listed as one of the common vacuum leaks.
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