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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I cleaned the MAF. It looked pretty clean to...

I cleaned the MAF. It looked pretty clean to begin with. I cleaned it last Fall I believe. No improvement in the idle or low speed running. Is there a way to test a MAF?

I'm going to try to smoke...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I think we are talking semantics here. By "Fuel",...

I think we are talking semantics here. By "Fuel", I meant "Air/Fuel" mixture.

I assumed that everyone would understand that the mixture is controlled by the computer and having more room in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bob Ramberg
+1 on Geo31's info on checking for flatness,...

+1 on Geo31's info on checking for flatness, especially the head.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bob Ramberg
It is a well know fact that carbon deposits in...

It is a well know fact that carbon deposits in cylinders can cause hot spots that lead to detonation or pre ignition. Do a search there are plenty of articles

This from the experimental aircraft...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Definitely clean off the tops of the pistons. All...

Definitely clean off the tops of the pistons. All that carbon can cause detonation/knocking and it takes up space that could be used for fuel. I believe that as long as you have something apart, try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Coolant temp is there: 206.6F / 97C. so it looks...

Coolant temp is there: 206.6F / 97C. so it looks spot on as it should with a new thermostat.

Let me know what other data you would like to see and I will get it for you.

If I get a chance...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Here is the steady state, highway log: ...

Here is the steady state, highway log:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kv0ubzuprpk9ta9/OBD%20Fusion%20Log_2016.06.29_18.52.33%20Steady%20State%20Highway.xls?dl=0
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I have had the car since 27,000 miles so the MAF...

I have had the car since 27,000 miles so the MAF should be the original. How fragile are these things? When I picked up my airbox off the ground I accidently stuck my thumb into the sensor. Not hard...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Apple iPhone. I will have to reset some of the...

Apple iPhone. I will have to reset some of the parameters after reading your resent post. I will post some additional logs tonight.

Here is the warm idle log....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Here goes nothing. This should be a link to my...

Here goes nothing. This should be a link to my drop box with OBD Fusion Log of a cold start after my car sat in the parking lot at work for 11 hours.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
JFOJ, I now have the OBD II Fusion software and a...

JFOJ, I now have the OBD II Fusion software and a VeePeak interface and I am learning how to use them. I have been to the OBD Fusion website. Should I continue to dig through their articles or is...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-15-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,074
Posted By Bob Ramberg
If I remember correctly, I drilled the rubber...

If I remember correctly, I drilled the rubber bushing in several places then cut it out with a knife. I then used an air chisel to fold the edge in and collapse the bushing holder. Have to be careful...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Well, I'm back from vacation and I replaced the...

Well, I'm back from vacation and I replaced the thermostat and expansion tank too, as I have over 100K miles on it. That got rid of the trouble code associated with the temperature but the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I did find a big crack in one of the intake...

I did find a big crack in one of the intake boots. Replacing it did not help much, surprisingly. Waiting for the rest of the parts to arrive. I'll update once the new t-stat is installed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
You know, I think I'm going to replace my...

You know, I think I'm going to replace my thermostat. :idea:

Thanks jfoj.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I found a large crack in the lower intake boot. I...

I found a large crack in the lower intake boot. I taped it up as best I could as a bandaid measure until I can get a new part. Took the car out for a 4 mile blast including a short sprint on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
How do I monitor the fuel trims or capture freeze...

How do I monitor the fuel trims or capture freeze frame data
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Bimmernub, Thanks, I rebuilt the DISA last fall...

Bimmernub, Thanks, I rebuilt the DISA last fall so that should be ok. I'm thinking I cracked a vacuum hose or pulled one out of the intake somewhere when I jacked up the tranny.

After a week of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
This is kind of strange. I cleared the codes last...

This is kind of strange. I cleared the codes last night, drove to work this morning and had the PO128 Thermostat Low Coolant Temperature code when I got to work. The Service Engine Soon light was not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
MarkusMarkus - Thanks but I could not find your...

MarkusMarkus - Thanks but I could not find your reply. Have to use my iPhone at work and it's a little hard to navigate.

I cleared the codes and the first one to reappear was the Low Temp one. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
I forgot to mention that my engine has started to...

I forgot to mention that my engine has started to run a bit rough. I notice a vibration that starts around 1000 rpm, peaks at about 1300 rpm and doesn't subside untill about 3000. It is still there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Four trouble codes showing

Hello, I'm looking for a little diagnostic help. The car is a 2002 330ci with 101,900 miles on it. I just pulled four trouble codes:

PO128 Thermostat Low Coolant Temperature
PO171 System too lean...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bob Ramberg
Four trouble codes showing

Hello, I'm looking for a little diagnostic help. The car is a 2002 330ci with 101,900 miles on it. I just pulled four trouble codes:

PO128 Thermostat Low Coolant Temperature
PO171 System too lean...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Bob Ramberg
I would be interested in the DDSR if you want to...

I would be interested in the DDSR if you want to sell that separately. Let me know
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