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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Car does not start (again) ['02 330ci manual]

Hello everyone,

About a month ago, my car refused to start without turning the key multiple times and it ended up being a key issue.

I've been using the working key for a month and the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Yep, I should get it in a day or two. I will move...

Yep, I should get it in a day or two. I will move it down my priority list and do it this summer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I can confirm it was the key. The car started...

I can confirm it was the key. The car started perfectly with the spare key today.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions in this thread. All the advice was helpful. It was really my fault for not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Update: I had the spare key in my car (I know,...

Update: I had the spare key in my car (I know, stupid idea). Anyways, I got in the car and tried starting the car with the key I was originally using. It would not start again, as expected. Right...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I have no used a spare key yet. I will try it...

I have no used a spare key yet. I will try it today. I have two things I will do today: 1) Test battery 2) Try diff. key. Will keep thread posted.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
HLG600, Yes you're right about the battery -...

HLG600,

Yes you're right about the battery - I will test the terminals tonight just to make sure.

I am hoping it is not the starter as well. I have done some minimal research if it is the case...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I have not tested the battery terminal voltage...

I have not tested the battery terminal voltage yet...I know...easy thing to check but I doubt it is the battery at this point.

I ordered the fuel filter today, Mahle from Pelican Parts. Hopefully...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I am at about 129k miles.

I am at about 129k miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
SOMT, I like your logic and I will change...

SOMT,

I like your logic and I will change the fuel filter this weekend. If it doesn't work, I'll chalk it down as preventive maintenance (I last changed it around 80k miles), however, by your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
SOMT, that is a very good point. At this point, I...

SOMT, that is a very good point. At this point, I am almost thinking if its best to take it to an indy if the battery voltages come out OK. For about $100, I can at least get it diagnosed. I am not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
This is great. Will troubleshoot more today. ...

This is great. Will troubleshoot more today.

Just an update. The car is doing the same thing as yesterday. It will only start after turning the key 5-10 times. There is no one number that it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Thanks for the reply SOMT. I should have...

Thanks for the reply SOMT. I should have mentioned - I had change the cam shaft sensor in about 2010. I am losing track on what I have fixed on this car now :P.

Hopefully the car starts up again...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Issues with car starting this morning

Hello all,

I have a 2002 330ci with about 129k miles. This morning, my car refused to start. The car would not crank at all. I tried to start it about 4-5 times, and it finally ended up starting....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I actually got the part ordered from the dealer...

I actually got the part ordered from the dealer ship for $92. However, I did the install myself. An indy shop quoted me $500 for the repair.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I see. Interesting. Thanks for the information

I see. Interesting. Thanks for the information
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Hello all, Just wanted to update. I...

Hello all,

Just wanted to update.

I ended up replacing the whole unit. Part #34-41-1-164-489-M9.

Had to take the center console off, arm rest and my gear box to remove the center console....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I took the car to a shop and they looked at the...

I took the car to a shop and they looked at the hand brake. The button on the hand brake is broke and will need to be replaced. I will need the whole hand brake assembly. Is there a DIY for this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Hi. Thank you for the reply. I have not...

Hi. Thank you for the reply.

I have not checked if the e-brake holds the car when I hold the lever up by hand. I will try that today as I only had about 1 hour to work on the car yesterday.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
I opened up the hand brake boot yesterday and it...

I opened up the hand brake boot yesterday and it seems the wires are good. The hand brake button, or actuator, is pressed in at all times, thus not letting the hand brake to engage. Found some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Thanks. Will do when I get home from work.

Thanks. Will do when I get home from work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By M3GAPL3X
2002 330ci hand brake not engaging

Hello all,

Just today my handbrake (e-brake) on my 2002 330ci manual stopped engaging. Here is a video of what I am talking about:

* edit * guess we can't post videos anymore. **/edit**
...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-27-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Hi guys, I found another set of rims. They...

Hi guys,

I found another set of rims. They are for a 2000 Z3 16" and the seller mentioned that they would fit E36. He mentioned that the on the E46, the center bore would be too big. Does anyone...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By M3GAPL3X
Thanks. I decided not to buy these. Too much...

Thanks. I decided not to buy these. Too much work. Thanks for all the information!
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-26-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By M3GAPL3X
The wheels are 18" with tire specs 235/50/r18

The wheels are 18" with tire specs 235/50/r18
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-26-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By M3GAPL3X
5 series rims on E46 323i [Pic Attached]

Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience putting 5 series rims on their E46?

Here is a picture of the rims:
http://i.imgur.com/EBCEgz0.jpg

The lug nut pattern is the same; however, would...
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