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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By refimail
Check your fuse panel first, fuse # 36, 50A. If...

Check your fuse panel first, fuse # 36, 50A. If OK, then check the relay.

The air pump relay is behind the glove compartment. Remove the glove compartment and look for relay # 2, salmon red in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,749
Posted By refimail
The SES light turned off on its own after the...

The SES light turned off on its own after the first treatment (1/2 bottle) but, although the light was off, my Peake was still able to read the error code. I had to manually clear it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,749
Posted By refimail
Thanks xi_ter. The Seafoam did the trick. I've...

Thanks xi_ter. The Seafoam did the trick. I've been troubleshooting P1418 SES code for over a year, literally replacing almost every component of the secondary air system, and the Seafoam cleared...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,840
Posted By refimail
I saw them at oembimmerparts.com for $101. ...

I saw them at oembimmerparts.com for $101.

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/catalog/item/4237240/5263697.htm
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By refimail
Taillight Fix

Common problem. Follow the link and go to post # 5:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=512469&highlight=taillight+problem
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,840
Posted By refimail
Cracks on any hoses are a sign that they need...

Cracks on any hoses are a sign that they need replacing. If your cars are over 5-6 years old and your hoses have never been replaced, I'd recommend changing them.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,840
Posted By refimail
Did you check the thin vacuum hose between the...

Did you check the thin vacuum hose between the check valve and the vacuum control switch? I got the same error code (P1418) and isolated the problem to that hose.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By refimail
For questions 2 and 3, go to PelicanParts.com or...

For questions 2 and 3, go to PelicanParts.com or AutohausAZ.com and price out your parts. Autohaus has NGK BKR6EQUP spark plugs for under $9 each.

For question 4, I'd recommend OEM fluid. In my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By refimail
Your check valve is not supposed to pulsate. It...

Your check valve is not supposed to pulsate. It should either be open (when engine is first turned on in the morning) or closed (after 30+ seconds of the engine running). If it pulsates, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By refimail
Abby normal? Classic. ;) From Young...

Abby normal? Classic. ;)

From Young Frankenstein:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Igor] Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck's?
Igor: [pause, then] No.
Dr. Frederick...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By refimail
Follow the DIY in the link I posted above to...

Follow the DIY in the link I posted above to isolate the problem.

Check the hose from the secondary air pump to the vacuum control valve for leaks. Then check the thin vacuum line (items 3, 4 &...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By refimail
It's probably your check valve, item # 1. ...

It's probably your check valve, item # 1.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AZ33&mospid=47721&btnr=11_3411&hg=11&fg=45

To troubleshoot the secondary air intake system, read and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By refimail
Here's a link to someone who fixed his P0171 and...

Here's a link to someone who fixed his P0171 and P0174 codes. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=576774&highlight=p0171
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By refimail
Sounds like a resistance issue. Did you check...

Sounds like a resistance issue. Did you check both taillights' connectors? One bad connector on one side may affect the other. Recheck your grounding. Check for any shorts or corrosion on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By refimail
Weep holes are small holes at the top and bottom...

Weep holes are small holes at the top and bottom of the water pump assembly. When the water pump bearing goes bad, the bearing seal leaks and the leaking coolant drips out of the weep holes. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By refimail
1) Make sure your coolant mixture is 50/50 2) ...

1) Make sure your coolant mixture is 50/50
2) Bleed air from your coolant system
3) Check the fan kicks on when at operating temperature
4) Your water pump is failing. Check the weep holes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By refimail
Rowena461 and BMWsnake, Your 8 pin...

Rowena461 and BMWsnake,

Your 8 pin connectors may be melted and are now shorting other wires. Check the black connectors and see if the number 2 or 3 holes are melted.

Pic: ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By refimail
DIY instructions

Here's the DIY.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=2761534&postcount=7
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By refimail
Final Stage Resistor

Your final stage resistor has gone bad. Search for a DIY for the repair procedure. Here is one place you can buy the part: http://www.oembimmerparts.com/catalog/item/4278198/4201550.htm
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By refimail
CAB & Bilstein Sport

Answers for questions 1 and 2:
Your front ball joints/control arm and bushings are worn out. You need to replace them....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By refimail
check front wheel alignment and tires

Did they do a front wheel alignment after replacing the CABs the first time? It sounds like they didn't. Since the front bushings were worn, they might have made your front tires wear unevenly and...
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-11-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,791
Posted By refimail
check your rear license plate bulb and connector

check your rear license plate bulb and connector
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,573
Posted By refimail
I have 65k miles on an '03 M56 SULEV, no issues. ...

I have 65k miles on an '03 M56 SULEV, no issues. Have you considered buying a used set from a dismantler (aka junkyard)? It would probably be cheaper than a new one.
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,791
Posted By refimail
That's for the 8 pin. I looked through realoem...

That's for the 8 pin. I looked through realoem and Tischer and can only drill down to the taillight housing assembly, but not to the 6 pin mating connector.

I'm guessing here but the 6 pin...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,791
Posted By refimail
Use a multimeter and set it to check for...

Use a multimeter and set it to check for continuity. Take one of the meter's probes and touch the thick brown wire (exposed wire). At the same time, take the other probe and look for the...
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