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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By jdstrickland
I read something backwards, I thought your car...

I read something backwards, I thought your car did not know door is closed, but it thinks the door is always closed. Sorry.

I think, but am not entirely certain, that the car has to see the door...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By jdstrickland
If the car does not know that the door is closed,...

If the car does not know that the door is closed, then you are not rolling the window all of the way up. It goes until it stops, but it stops several millimeters from the top so that the glass will...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By jdstrickland
I gave the fuse rating of the '00 323 because I...

I gave the fuse rating of the '00 323 because I do not have the fuse map for your 330, but I see no reason a cig lighter fuse would be any less than 15A, and it could easily be 20 or more. Your fuse...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By jdstrickland
On the '00 323, the cig. lighter fuse is F47,...

On the '00 323, the cig. lighter fuse is F47, 15A, unless the car is built for Australia then the fuses are F47 and F26, 5A. (I cannot explain the difference.)

You should be using your volt meter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By jdstrickland
None of your problems are caused by rain else the...

None of your problems are caused by rain else the car would break every week because you wash it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By jdstrickland
Your gas pedal is mechanically connected to the...

Your gas pedal is mechanically connected to the throttle body by a cable. You can use a helper to operate the gas pedal -- engine off -- while you observe the movement at the throttle body, or the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By jdstrickland
None. There was oil on the stick, it was only...

None. There was oil on the stick, it was only below the mark where it is a quart low. Your car takes 7 quarts, and 1 or 1.5 low is no big deal.

What the big deal is, where is it going?

I do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 30,978
Posted By jdstrickland
A yaw sensor and a speed sensor are different...

A yaw sensor and a speed sensor are different things. It is not correct to say, "... my yaw (speed) sensor ..."

Your assumption is correct, the yaw sensor is used by the DSC, the speed sensors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,359
Posted By jdstrickland
Hard pads that are dust free also have different...

Hard pads that are dust free also have different stopping power. Another thing to consider, and most do not, is that brakes that are designed to be used in high temp environments, such as a race...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By jdstrickland
Okay, so now what? If it crunches, then the...

Okay, so now what?

If it crunches, then the regulator is still giving you problems.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By jdstrickland
You should not scold the people that are trying...

You should not scold the people that are trying to get you focused on a diagnostic process that might lead to actually fixing something. Just sayin' ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By jdstrickland
Sorry, I'm trying to stop you from spending...

Sorry, I'm trying to stop you from spending foolish money. I don't think the fuel pump was required, so you already spent a little of your money foolishly. Your car is trying to tell you where it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By jdstrickland
You did something wrong. You have to pull the...

You did something wrong. You have to pull the door panel again and look.If you turn the key on to test, and the airbag is not connected then you will get an SRS error that requires a reset that is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By jdstrickland
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING! The car lost power...

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

The car lost power on the highway, and it does not start.

THESE ARE THE SAME THING AT DIFFERENT TIMES. You replaced a fuel pump that might not have needed to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By jdstrickland
Have you pulled codes to see why the light is on?...

Have you pulled codes to see why the light is on? Your car is screaming at you, and you are walking around with your hands over your ears, going "la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By jdstrickland
You're unplugging the MAF. The MAF tells...

You're unplugging the MAF.

The MAF tells the computer stuff about the air density and temp, and the computer uses the information to change the fuel delivery algorithm so that the air/fuel ratio...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By jdstrickland
The tracks are not the trouble. You jumped the...

The tracks are not the trouble. You jumped the cable again. You're gonna need a regulator.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By jdstrickland
+1 You can ask for a fish, or you can buy a...

+1

You can ask for a fish, or you can buy a fishing pole and never have to ask again. Even if you don't get the app for your phone, you can buy a very nice code reader for about the price of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By jdstrickland
If the window makes a crunching sound, then the...

If the window makes a crunching sound, then the cable is climbing over itself and you need to replace the window regulator. At the very least, you need to take the door panel off and look at what's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By jdstrickland
There are several things you can do to arrive at...

There are several things you can do to arrive at value. Use www.kbb.com and plug in all of the information you can about the car, and set all of the appropriate checkboxes, the see what the Private...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By jdstrickland
What does "long" mean? BMW says the car can...

What does "long" mean?

BMW says the car can take 20 seconds to start. They also say that at high altitude or in very cold or very hot weather, you may need to use half throttle while starting the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By jdstrickland
THAT is ugly, with a capital ug. I told you...

THAT is ugly, with a capital ug.

I told you that you would find a poor connection somewhere along that wire, but I never thought it would be burnt like that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By jdstrickland
Your O2 sensor trouble, by the way, is that the...

Your O2 sensor trouble, by the way, is that the built in heater is on the fritz.

O2 Sensors are slow to respond when they are cold, so somebody figured out how to put a heater in them so they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By jdstrickland
I cannot tell you which of these is the one you...

I cannot tell you which of these is the one you want, but I can tell you that Bank 1 is the bank that houses the #1 Cylinder, which is the one at the front of the engine.

In any engine you will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By jdstrickland
15 is easy if the pedals are constantly mashed to...

15 is easy if the pedals are constantly mashed to the floor to get going, then going persists until the very last possible second to stop successfully, and one's universe is filled with red traffic...
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