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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-27-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,958
Posted By tomjohnson
Good luck! I know I needed it when I did mine. :)...

Good luck! I know I needed it when I did mine. :)

It'll be well worth it though and you should notice a big difference afterwards. Let us know how it went for you when you're done.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Hi Guys, Here is an update on my E46. I've...

Hi Guys,

Here is an update on my E46. I've still got it up for sale but no bites as of yet. The check engine light has been on for about a week now and yesterday while I was driving it, I did a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-12-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Boy, that's fantastic. You also must have some...

Boy, that's fantastic. You also must have some experience working on BMW's. I've also read that the CCV is extremely difficult and is a huge pain to get to.



That's cool. Thanks for the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-12-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Wow, Basket, I feel bad that it's still not...

Wow, Basket, I feel bad that it's still not working. I can imagine how disheartening it is to do all of that work, only to see that the problem is still there, not to mention all the cash you spent...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-11-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks Sam. I'm not sure if you have any...

Thanks Sam. I'm not sure if you have any experience with the PCV system or not but I went to the thread you included in your last post (Very helpful BTW) but I still don't know where the CCV unit is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-11-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks, Sam. You're right, $40.00 is better in my...

Thanks, Sam. You're right, $40.00 is better in my pocket than theirs. Not being cheap, just don't have job and loads of cash on hand.

It's nice to hear that I'd be getting better gas mileage. Now...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-11-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Hey Basket. I wish you well on that and sincerely...

Hey Basket. I wish you well on that and sincerely hope it fixes your problems. I've heard that the CCV is a nightmare to change.

I'm going to throw in the 2 pre cat O2 sensors as it will only take...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-11-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks Sam. I located 2 pre-cat sensors (Bosch)...

Thanks Sam. I located 2 pre-cat sensors (Bosch) at AutoZone for $71.00 each. Maybe I'll just pick them up and try that.

You really think that changing these sensors will take care of the CEL? What...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks for the info Sam. I haven't touched the O2...

Thanks for the info Sam. I haven't touched the O2 sensors and I'm not sure when they were last changed. How many are there on this car? I've heard conflicting info; some say it has 4 and others say...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Here's the ad: ...

Here's the ad:
http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3670830659.html

I won't be leaving here for long my friend. :) I plan to get another e46 but this time, it's going to have all of the options I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-09-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
I think I will reset it. I put the car up...

I think I will reset it.

I put the car up for sale tonight and I'm feeling a little better now. :) The thing is, I don't have much confidence in this car anymore. I know they will all need...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
That's the strange thing... No, I'm not...

That's the strange thing... No, I'm not experiencing any rough idle at all. In fact, when I changed my intake boots, the constant vibration from the motor went away completely and idled like it was...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-09-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks Basket. I'm just disgusted with this thing.

Thanks Basket. I'm just disgusted with this thing.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-09-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Well... Service Engine Soon is back from the dead...

Well... Service Engine Soon is back from the dead on my car. The codes I get now are:


As you know, the DISA has been inspected and cleaned as well as the MAF and throttle body. The intake boots...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Hey Basket, have a look at this. A thread with...

Hey Basket, have a look at this. A thread with lotsOpix on how to change the oxygen sensors:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=313882

It doesn't look too bad, actually. The entire...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
OK, if your boots are really in good shape and...

OK, if your boots are really in good shape and you didn't see anything wrong with them. I think that Either SamDoe1 or WhiteKnuckles would be better to advise you on where to go from here. I don't...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
That's really weird. I'm sure you've probably...

That's really weird. I'm sure you've probably done this, but did you have a look between the folds of the boots? You don't see any tears at all?

Oh yeah, and your DISA, is there any play in the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
I think that's a great idea. Honestly, it won't...

I think that's a great idea. Honestly, it won't take you very long to get them off. I think it'll be worth it and if it is the boots, you've probably just fixed the issue. Man, I know how relieved I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By tomjohnson
Hey Sam, no, I haven't put all of the miles on my...

Hey Sam, no, I haven't put all of the miles on my car. In fact, that's what's so disturbing to me. I've only driven the car about 8k miles and already have put over 2k into it; and that was from ME...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By tomjohnson
Yeah, I figured. I'm wondering if the codes would...

Yeah, I figured. I'm wondering if the codes would be able to be read by the OBDII reader because when it did this, I immediately took the car back to Discount Tires where they did the alignment and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
I hate to be my dad, but after sleeping on it, I...

I hate to be my dad, but after sleeping on it, I think I'd have to agree with SamDoe1; I'm not ready for project like that. When I was younger, I had an overabundance of patience but now, not so much.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By tomjohnson
I only lost engine power. All of the dash lights...

I only lost engine power. All of the dash lights remained lit. This happened for about a good 5 seconds and then the engine power returned, the car responded to the accelerator and I heard a few...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
The high mileage is honestly scaring me a bit. My...

The high mileage is honestly scaring me a bit. My Xi only has 140k on it and it's been acting up terribly.



My ride is already spit shined and ready to sell. It's truly a looker; all stock but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-04-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
Thanks Basket, you've convinced me! (Actually, it...

Thanks Basket, you've convinced me! (Actually, it wouldn't have taken a lot :))
I'll post back tomorrow and let you know what I find out with that car. I imagine it probably has some pretty decent...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-04-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,250
Posted By tomjohnson
I think you're right Basket. I was thinking like...

I think you're right Basket. I was thinking like $2800.00 but I like $2500.00 better! The only thing that worries me is that it may have rust on it. In Ohio, they use a lot of salt and it just eats...
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