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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By jfoj
Videos do not give much data. I need to see...

Videos do not give much data.

I need to see Fuel Trim values and DTC's (trouble codes).

Best is a Log of all available sensors on the car.

Likely you are dealing with Misfire with Fuel Cut...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By jfoj
UNLESS someone has installed an aluminum...

UNLESS someone has installed an aluminum thermostat housing, if this is the case, unplug the connector at the thermostat and check the fuses under the hood inside the DME box as the thermostat can...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By jfoj
All you need to start with is a generic OBDII...

All you need to start with is a generic OBDII code reader. One that supports Freeze Frame and Live/Realtime data is best. Buy yourself an OBDII smart phone App. You do not need PA Soft for this.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By jfoj
You need to get a smart phone App and interface,...

You need to get a smart phone App and interface, you will really be glad when you get one.

The P0443 may be a bad purge solenoid or a problem with the wiring/terminals loose. Make sure the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By jfoj
Glad you finally got things sorted. You should...

Glad you finally got things sorted. You should spend some time with the App and start to monitor Live/Realtime data as well as learn how to Log with the device.

What you will find is just because...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 702
Posted By jfoj
What smart phone App are you using? If you...

What smart phone App are you using?

If you could set up a "guages" to watch the Fuel Trims and report Fuel Trims at warm idle and steady cruise 45-65 MPH range this would be helpful.

If you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By jfoj
Heater probably does not work because there is...

Heater probably does not work because there is air in the cooling system.,

AC not working, probably not related unless low on Freon or an electrical problem.

O-ring in lower radiator hose...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By jfoj
O-ring on the temp sensor in the lower radiator...

O-ring on the temp sensor in the lower radiator hose connection needs to be replaced every 5 years.

Just take the 10 minutes and replace the O-ring, it needs to be changed anyway. Part number is...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jfoj
There is not an E series BMW on the road that...

There is not an E series BMW on the road that should have the original fuel pump and filter still in it if you expect it to be reliable. Trust me, its not worth the possibility of being stranded and...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By jfoj
Is the K&N a drop in replacement filter in the...

Is the K&N a drop in replacement filter in the stock airbox or a cone style filter than replaces the stock airbox?

I think you will be surprised what OBDFusion is capable of, probably will be the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,388
Posted By jfoj
How does the car run with the MAF disconnected? ...

How does the car run with the MAF disconnected?

The DME should go into a fixed fuel Map that should be good enough for the the engine to run properly without running too Rich, it does run Richer...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By jfoj
Probably should start your own thread on this...

Probably should start your own thread on this problem.

The thermostat code has nothing to do with the no start problem.

Assume you mean the engine cranks when turning the key, but will not...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By jfoj
As for OBDII vs manufacturer specific software, I...

As for OBDII vs manufacturer specific software, I could go on for hours and hours and hours how MISDIRECTED people are using manufacturer tools on a regular basis. I have more money tied up in OBDII...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By jfoj
@thefreeze. Not sure what you have for an...

@thefreeze.

Not sure what you have for an OBDII tool, if you have one.

Would like to see a Log with to see what the O2 sensor behavior looks like.

I would start with a basic inspection under...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By jfoj
Need to understand is the problem: No crank,...

Need to understand is the problem:

No crank, no noise when the key is turned to the start position.

Engine cranks but will not fire and start.

Could be that the engine is flooded, could be...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By jfoj
MAF values look more in line now that it is clear...

MAF values look more in line now that it is clear one is with AC on and the other is no load idle. I think they are very close to be what is expected at this point.

Fuel Trim values, well here is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By jfoj
Put DIS away, get an OBDII smart phone App. ...

Put DIS away, get an OBDII smart phone App.

Get an OBDII smart phone/tablet App and interface, typically $30 or less. These Apps are usually best for drivability issues and they support Emission...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,388
Posted By jfoj
Unclear if you read my last response. Stop...

Unclear if you read my last response.

Stop with the parts changing at this point.

I am going to reply if for no other reason to possibly help others that run across this thread. This in my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By jfoj
Yes you really need to remove the cabin air...

Yes you really need to remove the cabin air filter box to gain access. Did you really remove the windshield cowling?

As far as silicon hoses, they do tend to last longer, however, for the cost and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By jfoj
franz, Gald you finally were able to get...

franz,

Gald you finally were able to get everything sorted. Rubber vacuum lines are a PITA as they sometimes only leak a small amount and can give intermittent problems.

What I keep repeating...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 702
Posted By jfoj
So it looks like some lights have been disabled....

So it looks like some lights have been disabled. You need to read this thread and PRAY that what was done was the dash cluster removed and someone put tape or paper over the lights and did not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By jfoj
I believe on the M3 the fuel pressure test point...

I believe on the M3 the fuel pressure test point is under the left/drivers floor board.

The M cars have a slight higher fuel pressure, 70-75 PSI.

Read this thread -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jfoj
Not likely the ICV or MAF. I would say the...

Not likely the ICV or MAF.

I would say the fuel pump, most M cars need the fuel pumps replaced my 70k miles.

You should read this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 07-25-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By jfoj
Here's the problem, nobody can just inspect the...

Here's the problem, nobody can just inspect the car and determine if it is in alignment or not. You can inspect the tire tread wear and get an idea of the alignment is causing excessive tire wear,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By jfoj
Thanks for posting the follow up as this info can...

Thanks for posting the follow up as this info can be very helpful to others.
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