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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
BMW Electronics - life expectancy ???

I completed replacing the crankshaft sensor a few months ago and it was great to finally resolve the stalling problem I had for several months.

And just when I was starting to enjoy my beemer...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi mTheunis, Great news. But now I have...

Hi mTheunis,

Great news.

But now I have other issue I need resolving on the E46.

And I must say even though I love my Beemer and nothing comes close to it (even the E90) in terms of pure...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-30-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,793
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
when I was going thru a similiar phase with my...

when I was going thru a similiar phase with my 318i N42B20 I also looked at the MAF. First I was told it must be the alternator, which I refurbished, then I was told it must be MAF which I clean...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-10-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi Tony, Thanks for the response. I also...

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the response. I also noticed that it went OPEN LOOP when CAT sensors had strange values.

But before I replace the POST CAT sensor, is it possible it is not faulty but rather...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-09-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Help required in understanding OBDII printout.

Hi All,

I have been finding my car quiet sluggish ever since I bought it. It is 318i with 106Kw and 200NM but it just doesn't feel like 106kw. I know it's not a 330i but I am expecting a bit more...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-15-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi Dondino, I know exactly what you going...

Hi Dondino,

I know exactly what you going through. When I started having the problem nobody knew what I was talking about. I took it to 2 BMW experts and they both put it on their system but could...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi Dondino, I too spent money on the...

Hi Dondino,

I too spent money on the alternator with NO success so now I am more careful about spending for nothing.

So I borrowed a MAF from a relative, I reset the adaption values and fitted...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi pjv, Is the problem still occuring ? If...

Hi pjv,

Is the problem still occuring ? If not how did you solve it ?

I have the same problem on my 318i N42B20 engine with auto tranny. It would just jerk while driving or stall at the lights...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 97,054
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Not sure but it might be fuel vapours or trapped...

Not sure but it might be fuel vapours or trapped air.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,595
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
OBD scan does NOT seem to see all my O2 sensors

Hi, I own a E46 318i with Valvetronic N42B20 engine. I have been trying to diagnose a problem were the car jerks while driving and sometimes stalls at the traffic light. It seems to do it once engine...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-22-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
I bought my reader and played with it connected...

I bought my reader and played with it connected to my BMW. First ERROR code is P0102 - MAF low frequency.

Then after letting it idle for a while I played with the software, the car stalled. Then...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Thanks....I'm buying a OBDII scanner...so hoping...

Thanks....I'm buying a OBDII scanner...so hoping to get more info. from it before I started changing parts.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Thanks once again FuzzBall. I'm still...

Thanks once again FuzzBall.

I'm still learning so sorry for the stupid questions. BMW out of motorplan so it's all me now. Want to try and do as much as I can on my own.

Should I feel a vacuum...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Thanks man. One more question. I have 318i...

Thanks man.
One more question. I have 318i valvetronic N42B20 engine which has a vacuum pipe coming from the airbox after MAF but before the throttle body. It's on the resonator box. It connects to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-19-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Thanks for the info. I'll try that. But is it...

Thanks for the info. I'll try that. But is it possible for this sensor to behave badly intermitently ?
And now for a really dump question....is the MAF sensor before or after the throttle body, I'm...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,973
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Unhappy BMW intermittent JERKS and STALL...please help

Hi Everyone, I own a 2003 E46 318i (N42 valvetronic) with 125 000 km.

I hope someone could help me a bit. I have been having this problem for the last 6 months or so. While driving along and after...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi All, BMW issue took a new twist today. While...

Hi All,
BMW issue took a new twist today. While driving back home from the hardware store about 12km away. It jerked twice in quick succession with NO alternator light flashing...I drove another ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-15-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Thanks both scintilla and Poohead900 for your...

Thanks both scintilla and Poohead900 for your valued input.

I have booked my car in at the stealership for a full diagnostic and work my way from there.

I am also beginning to think the problem...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi visions1, Thanks for the input. The oil...

Hi visions1,
Thanks for the input. The oil burning part I'm not so sure about. I haven't seen smoke or oil level dropping. But I do suspect that cylinders 1 and 2 might not have had there plugs...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-06-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi Lbert, Thanks for the info. So let me...

Hi Lbert,

Thanks for the info. So let me understand this better.

There is no physical ground connection between the alternator and the electrical system of the car. There's just the super...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-05-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 136,960
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi Everyone, I own a 2003 E46 318i (N42...

Hi Everyone, I own a 2003 E46 318i (N42 valvetronic) with 125 000 km.

I hope someone could help me a bit. I have been having this problem for the last 6 months or so.
My alternator lights comes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Hi qura, I am having the same faults on my...

Hi qura,

I am having the same faults on my E46 318i N42B20 (2l valvetronic engine) steptronic . The charge light flashes on for a second and then off again and all is fine for several days or even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By BMW_E46_SA
Exclamation Battery Light Flashes on for a second while driving

I own a E46 318i with the Valvetronic N42B20 engine.

The charge/battery light comes on while driving, but only for a second or 2, then I get a sharp jerk, then it's off and everything fine again....
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