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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By shanneba
Auto or manual transmission? If the redline...

Auto or manual transmission?

If the redline is ~6800 it has the Dinan Stage 1 Software. (and auto trans software if an auto) Dinan says it adds about 5 HP.
If it is an auto trans you could have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By shanneba
What were the codes you had? That info is always...

What were the codes you had? That info is always helpful for remote troubleshooting.

Unplugging the MAF and the car running better is very common especially if you have vacuum leaks.
The ECU...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By shanneba
Maybe like these? ...

Maybe like these?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAZOMOW/ref=sspa_dk_detail_6?psc=1

20 Locking Lug Bolts with (1) 5-Point Spline Socket Key.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By shanneba
The document explains the fuel trims and why the...

The document explains the fuel trims and why the STFT stops when the LTFT maxes out-
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By shanneba
The sensor has a metal clip where it slips in the...

The sensor has a metal clip where it slips in the pad, maybe yours fell off?
Maybe it is still in the old pad?


https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/19481_x800.jpg
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-09-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By shanneba
I would suggest you look at front camber plates...

I would suggest you look at front camber plates first.
Increasing your front camber will help to eliminate some of the under steer.

The stock rear will already allow adjustment of more than -2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By shanneba
I would continue looking at your coils but...

I would continue looking at your coils but consider this as well.

Have you checked your DISA? Maybe the flap is no longer connected causing the loss of low end power. The flap is normally closed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By shanneba
If you are determined to replace the cable with...

If you are determined to replace the cable with aftermarket, just search for one online at an Auto Parts supplier.

You will probably find 1, 2 and 4 gauge wires, take yours in and compare it.
You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By shanneba
TAN is Total Acid Number, usually more common for...

TAN is Total Acid Number, usually more common for transmission and differential fluids as they do not have the acid producing combustion blow by to offset.
I have only asked for a TAN (without a TBN...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By shanneba
The Engine coolant temp, Cam Position sensor and...

The Engine coolant temp, Cam Position sensor and Crankshaft Position sensor are used during startup.

I would think there would be a cam position sensor code set if it was faulty. there may not be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 637
Posted By shanneba
Not if you read the document.

Not if you read the document.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By shanneba
I believe the fan has 15 possible speeds. ...

I believe the fan has 15 possible speeds.

http://v12.dyndns.org/BMW/BMW%203%20(E46)/8%20Climate%20Control.pdf
See page 8

The auxiliary fan is now a variable speed fan (15 stages) based on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 637
Posted By shanneba
BMW is the source of the information. ...

BMW is the source of the information.

http://manualzz.com/doc/2983933/ms42-ms43---bimmerfest

See page 94 for above reference.

Maybe the OE 97 C rating is just the average of the actual temps...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By shanneba
I think you have some misconceptions about the...

I think you have some misconceptions about the BMW DSC system.
It doesn't have an interface to the transmission or the shocks/struts.

It does have the ability to reduce engine output.

Here is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 637
Posted By shanneba
98 - 105 C seems within the normal range. ...

98 - 105 C seems within the normal range.

The thermostat is variable between 85C and 103C.

Conventional Function:
The thermostat begins to open at 103C. This is at the inlet side of the water...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By shanneba
BMW is now selling CTEK battery chargers- ...

BMW is now selling CTEK battery chargers-

61432408592 Battery charger

http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/01/28/bmws-new-ctek-battery-charger/
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By shanneba
Be careful turning the engine if the cams are not...

Be careful turning the engine if the cams are not moving, you may hit the valves with the pistons.
The cams should turn at half the speed of the crankshaft.


I would also suspect the woodruf...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By shanneba
If you look up the part on RealOEM for your car,...

If you look up the part on RealOEM for your car, you can click on the part number and see all the vehicles that part was used on.
Very useful for junk yards, you can tell if the same part was used...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By shanneba
Here are a couple of sources for BMW Shops- ...

Here are a couple of sources for BMW Shops-
Check for Club Supporters in the News Letters or call the officers for a recommendation.

I would first check with local BMWCCA members, here is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By shanneba
Have you done any other work on the engine...

Have you done any other work on the engine recently?

The misfires could be ignition related and this is a good first place to start.

* What is the age of the spark plugs?

* What is the age...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By shanneba
What makes you think it isn't working? If the...

What makes you think it isn't working?
If the ECM has detected errors with the VANOS they will be logged and can be retrieved by a scan tool that supports the BMW specific sensor and codes (not just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By shanneba
The latest VOA of Rotella T6 5W-40 I found...

The latest VOA of Rotella T6 5W-40 I found started with 6 ppm silicon.

Some silicon will get in through the air filter even without leakage past the seals.
More passes through when the air filter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By shanneba
What oil did you run? Some oils have some silicon...

What oil did you run? Some oils have some silicon as a anti foam additive (Red Line uses about 10 ppm)
Usually higher silicon is from dirt entering the through air filter. A new air filter can cause...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By shanneba
Race gas? Leaded race gas will destroy your O2...

Race gas?
Leaded race gas will destroy your O2 sensors and catalytic converters.

I ran a tank of Sunoco GT 100 UNLEADED through my 330Ci at Road Atlanta.

Race gas will not help with cleaning...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 721
Posted By shanneba
All the drivers that read the owners manual :) ...

All the drivers that read the owners manual :)

Kickdown
In the kickdown mode, you achieve
maximum acceleration and top speed
in position D.
Depress the accelerator pedal past the
increased...
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