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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 468
Posted By shanneba
Only the E46 M3 uses the Castrol XJ fluid, it is...

Only the E46 M3 uses the Castrol XJ fluid, it is a 75w-140 viscosity, with limited slip clutch additive.

The other E46 models all use the Castrol XO a 75w-90 diff lube (it doesn't matter if it has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By shanneba
I have about 7 years/80,000 miles on my Stewart...

I have about 7 years/80,000 miles on my Stewart pump with no issues.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,153
Posted By shanneba
You mention it only happens after a complete cool...

You mention it only happens after a complete cool down, that makes me think it could have to do with the SAP (Secondary Air Pump) and what it may be doing to your idle mixture. It normally runs about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By shanneba
It is normal to find 12 volts all the time at the...

It is normal to find 12 volts all the time at the fan (even with the engine off), The ECU controls the fan through the third wire.
You might check the power and ground for the output stage from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By shanneba
Your car was built before 03/2003 and you need...

Your car was built before 03/2003 and you need part number 11727553063 (updated version)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/v/u/73.png
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By shanneba
My 330 Ci has the flap open when the engine is...

My 330 Ci has the flap open when the engine is off and when idling.

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e46/index.htm


Exhaust flap

To realize an active silencer system, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By shanneba
Orient Blue 2003 330Ci ...

Orient Blue 2003 330Ci

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=435582&d=1328450074
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By shanneba
Did you have aligned after you lowered it? You...

Did you have aligned after you lowered it? You may have introduced additional camber/toe with the new suspension.

If you added heavier wheels and wider tires that also could contribute to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,942
Posted By shanneba
You have that backwards, BMW buys the oil, Shell...

You have that backwards, BMW buys the oil, Shell gave them a lower price than Castrol.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By shanneba
Have you checked the fuel pressure? should be...

Have you checked the fuel pressure? should be about 50 psi.
Have you replaced the fuel filter? It has the fuel pressure regulator integrated in it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By shanneba
Do you have the M54 or the M56 engine? The...

Do you have the M54 or the M56 engine?

The MS43 ECU M54 engines have an Intake air temperature sensor in the intake manifold. The MS45 ECU engines had a plug in the manifold I believe.
In...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By shanneba
Here is a link with good fuel trim info: ...

Here is a link with good fuel trim info:

http://www.bmwicom.net/wp-content/uploads/tips/tips_fuel_adaptation_and_fuel_trim.pdf


BMW Fuel Trim (MS42)
Nominal Value Range Limit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By shanneba
The BMW DSC system in the later e46 models...

The BMW DSC system in the later e46 models includes a rear wheel braking intervention that "takes the place of a limited slip diff"....... not really :)

This may be what you are seeing?
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By shanneba
The BMW DSC system in the later e46 models...

The BMW DSC system in the later e46 models includes a rear wheel braking intervention that "takes the place of a limited slip diff"....... not really :)

This may be what you are seeing?
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By shanneba
Most BMW speedometers, when using factory tire...

Most BMW speedometers, when using factory tire sizes, the speedometer reads a little higher than actual speed.......

Looking at Bridgestore Potenza tires on Tirerack.com the actual difference...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By shanneba
You should be fine, most 225/50 - 16 tires show a...

You should be fine, most 225/50 - 16 tires show a wheel width of 6-8", your speedometer and mileage will be a little more off as the 225/50 tires are a little shorter, about 1%.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By shanneba
Being that you are in California, the odds are...

Being that you are in California, the odds are much higher finding a M56 325, that is one of three states that the M56 was created to sell in.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M56
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By shanneba
It isn't very hard, you will need a 24mm...

It isn't very hard, you will need a 24mm wrench/socket-the oil temp sensor is in the same area, get the right sensor, I believe the oil pressure sensor only has one wire.
...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,163
Posted By shanneba
With the Automatic transmission you will not see...

With the Automatic transmission you will not see an increase in the red line, the trans software will still shift at the original red line (unless you get the Dinan trans software, but even it still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By shanneba
What does your Ambient temp display on your dash?...

What does your Ambient temp display on your dash?
This needs to display correctly for the heat and AC to work as designed.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=358114

This sensor is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By shanneba
Sounds like it could be a fuel supply issue. ...

Sounds like it could be a fuel supply issue.
How much gas do you have in the car? The fuel level sensors could be showing more than you actually have.
This has been reported here many times usually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By shanneba
Here are the troubleshooting steps for a No Start...

Here are the troubleshooting steps for a No Start condition:

http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/2007_n407_newsletter.pdf#page=4
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By shanneba
maybe if gave the actual codes you would get more...

maybe if gave the actual codes you would get more help. Is your car the M56 or M54 engine.

The universal O2 sensor could be an issue, maybe the connections for the O2 heaters are not connected...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,113
Posted By shanneba
a 12 volt auto battery is about 50% charged at...

a 12 volt auto battery is about 50% charged at 12.0 volts, your battery has at most a 20% charge.
Fully charged battery should be about 12.7-12.9 volts.

Charge your battery
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By shanneba
Here is some SMG info...... ...

Here is some SMG info......

http://www.leo.nutz.de/docs/bmw/smg_training_manual.pdf

http://www.brianbernard.com/BMW%20DIY's/BMW_E46_M3_DIY/SMG/SMG.pdf
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