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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By JimC-NH
Thermostat Bolt Broke

There is enough bolt showing to take a small dremel cutting wheel and cut a slot on the end of the bolt. Then unscrew with a straight screwdriver. Since you had this bolt out recently there is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By JimC-NH
Don't worry about total lamp draw. The cig...

Don't worry about total lamp draw. The cig lighter is at least 10 amp.

I measured several chargers and they passively drew 0-30 milliamperes.

If there is an led indicator on the charger,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By JimC-NH
I had Koni single adjustable (yellow) on my Z3. ...

I had Koni single adjustable (yellow) on my Z3. I found them to be too stiff even at full soft setting. I was very happy to go back to bilstein.
Very much a personal preference. If you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By JimC-NH
I installed poly RTABs this summer on my 330. It...

I installed poly RTABs this summer on my 330. It made a huge difference I how the car tracks, with minimal additional NVH. Very much worth it.
I'm already running poly FCABs and I like the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By JimC-NH
I bought my VR here: ...

I bought my VR here:
http://americanenginesco.com

Match the connector shape. I've had no issues with it in over a year.

It gets expensive to replace the alt then the VR. Can you return the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By JimC-NH
I think someone vomited on the forum.... You...

I think someone vomited on the forum....
You could have at least edited it down to E46 relevant info only.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By JimC-NH
Do a compression test too. It can quickly and...

Do a compression test too. It can quickly and cheaply rule out a lot of stuff.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By JimC-NH
Blockage would be seen on the gauges. Looks...

Blockage would be seen on the gauges.
Looks like your compressor is toast.
GL.
Jim



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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By JimC-NH
Could be belt tensioner/idler pulley. Take the...

Could be belt tensioner/idler pulley.
Take the belt off and spin all the pulleys by hand. Listen and feel for rough or loose bearings in each component. Pay particular attention to tensioner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By JimC-NH
Lack of dtc definition makes me think crank...

Lack of dtc definition makes me think crank position sensor. Very common, although it usually trips it's own specific error.
Otherwise follow jfoj link. You can make guesses like this, or you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By JimC-NH
I've had problems resetting SES with the engine...

I've had problems resetting SES with the engine running. Try resetting the light with the engine off, ignition in position II.
(Not clear if that is what you tried)


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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-25-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By JimC-NH
Fitting a double din stereo

I've installed standard single DIN (JVC) using speaker outputs into stock harness (using adapter). No noise or reception issues. Work fine. Added remote adapter and I can still use my steering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By JimC-NH
Probably the FCABs. Sent from BimmerApp...

Probably the FCABs.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By JimC-NH
I could see pretty clearly places on the wire...

I could see pretty clearly places on the wire where the insulation had formed a sunken ring at the break. Almost like the insulation had shrunk where the break was. Then you could bend it there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By JimC-NH
I had an issue with adaptive headlights where the...

I had an issue with adaptive headlights where the wires that connect internal headlight assembly to the igniter would break.
I was able to see the broken wires through the access panel on top. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By JimC-NH
Go to the SEM website and find a dealer near you....

Go to the SEM website and find a dealer near you. They can custom match a spray can on site if needed. There is a small independent parts store near me who is a SEM dealer. This is what a body shop...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By JimC-NH
All manual transmissions I believe. Sent...

All manual transmissions I believe.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By JimC-NH
P0301 is misfire on Cyl 1. Not 5. If you moved...

P0301 is misfire on Cyl 1. Not 5.
If you moved the coil from 5 to 1 replace the coil. If you did not then move coil 1 and see if the code moves.



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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By JimC-NH
Springs on e46 an e36 fail commonly. Often...

Springs on e46 an e36 fail commonly.
Often the bottom coil breaks off.
My e46 is sitting almost 2" below spec in back. I need to replace the rear springs. I just replaced a friends broken...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By JimC-NH
Also, if the O2 wires were cut, confirm your pre...

Also, if the O2 wires were cut, confirm your pre and post sensors are now connected to the correct leads. (Not accidentally reversed )



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Forum: Suspension & Braking 02-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By JimC-NH
Ball joint remover works well. Pneumatic chisel...

Ball joint remover works well. Pneumatic chisel with pickle fork attachment works pretty well too. But if you're stuck and have the pickle fork, hammer it in, start the car and turn the steering...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By JimC-NH
If you are not looking for audiophile, you can...

If you are not looking for audiophile, you can just change the HU.
I wanted full Bluetooth and iPhone compatible. After looking at options, the cheapest option that did everything was a HU swap. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By JimC-NH
Palmer performance Scan XL pro. Also, just...

Palmer performance Scan XL pro.

Also, just to toss out my opinion - I bought the software thinking it would be really cool and flexible on a laptop with graphing, gauges, and virtually unlimited...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By JimC-NH
My software will not let me clear codes if the...

My software will not let me clear codes if the engine is running. Needed the ignition on but the engine off.

Just something to keep on mind if you run into an issue. Shouldn't matter how you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By JimC-NH
They should fix the rear toe that is out. ...

They should fix the rear toe that is out. Overall, those numbers are not bad enough to cause what you are reporting.
Things to check:
FCAB installation is correct - sorry, don't know you, but if...
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