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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By JimC-NH
Hard to answer. What kind of spray gun? What...

Hard to answer. What kind of spray gun? What kind of paint? Un-thinned or ready to spray?
You can do a whole car with a quart of un-thinned enamel, but a quart of thinned lacquer doesn't go so far....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By JimC-NH
Very interesting possibility. If you can check...

Very interesting possibility. If you can check your fuel trims you can probably confirm soft failure of the fuel pump.




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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By JimC-NH
Just struck me... Since they dropped the exhaust,...

Just struck me... Since they dropped the exhaust, make sure all the heat shields are tight, and none have been bent to point that the are touching or near touching the exhaust or drive shaft. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By JimC-NH
Problem with 1st and 2nd gear (manual 330ci).

I was thinking about this after I posted. It still sounds to me like the clutch is not disengaging.
A couple of possibilities.. The most likely (and easiest to fix) is a hydraulic issue as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By JimC-NH
Any chance you can recreate the honk noise...

Any chance you can recreate the honk noise without the car moving? If it is exhaust, you might be able to track it down that way.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By JimC-NH
Bad synchros would not keep you from shifting to...

Bad synchros would not keep you from shifting to neutral or out of gear. They would make it harder to get into the next gear.

Either your clutch is shot or you have hydraulic issue with clutch...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By JimC-NH
Thermostat Bolt Broke

There is enough bolt showing to take a small dremel cutting wheel and cut a slot on the end of the bolt. Then unscrew with a straight screwdriver. Since you had this bolt out recently there is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By JimC-NH
Don't worry about total lamp draw. The cig...

Don't worry about total lamp draw. The cig lighter is at least 10 amp.

I measured several chargers and they passively drew 0-30 milliamperes.

If there is an led indicator on the charger,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By JimC-NH
I had Koni single adjustable (yellow) on my Z3. ...

I had Koni single adjustable (yellow) on my Z3. I found them to be too stiff even at full soft setting. I was very happy to go back to bilstein.
Very much a personal preference. If you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By JimC-NH
I installed poly RTABs this summer on my 330. It...

I installed poly RTABs this summer on my 330. It made a huge difference I how the car tracks, with minimal additional NVH. Very much worth it.
I'm already running poly FCABs and I like the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By JimC-NH
I bought my VR here: ...

I bought my VR here:
http://americanenginesco.com

Match the connector shape. I've had no issues with it in over a year.

It gets expensive to replace the alt then the VR. Can you return the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By JimC-NH
I think someone vomited on the forum.... You...

I think someone vomited on the forum....
You could have at least edited it down to E46 relevant info only.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By JimC-NH
Do a compression test too. It can quickly and...

Do a compression test too. It can quickly and cheaply rule out a lot of stuff.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By JimC-NH
Blockage would be seen on the gauges. Looks...

Blockage would be seen on the gauges.
Looks like your compressor is toast.
GL.
Jim



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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By JimC-NH
Could be belt tensioner/idler pulley. Take the...

Could be belt tensioner/idler pulley.
Take the belt off and spin all the pulleys by hand. Listen and feel for rough or loose bearings in each component. Pay particular attention to tensioner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By JimC-NH
Lack of dtc definition makes me think crank...

Lack of dtc definition makes me think crank position sensor. Very common, although it usually trips it's own specific error.
Otherwise follow jfoj link. You can make guesses like this, or you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By JimC-NH
I've had problems resetting SES with the engine...

I've had problems resetting SES with the engine running. Try resetting the light with the engine off, ignition in position II.
(Not clear if that is what you tried)


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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-25-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By JimC-NH
Fitting a double din stereo

I've installed standard single DIN (JVC) using speaker outputs into stock harness (using adapter). No noise or reception issues. Work fine. Added remote adapter and I can still use my steering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By JimC-NH
Probably the FCABs. Sent from BimmerApp...

Probably the FCABs.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By JimC-NH
I could see pretty clearly places on the wire...

I could see pretty clearly places on the wire where the insulation had formed a sunken ring at the break. Almost like the insulation had shrunk where the break was. Then you could bend it there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By JimC-NH
I had an issue with adaptive headlights where the...

I had an issue with adaptive headlights where the wires that connect internal headlight assembly to the igniter would break.
I was able to see the broken wires through the access panel on top. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By JimC-NH
Go to the SEM website and find a dealer near you....

Go to the SEM website and find a dealer near you. They can custom match a spray can on site if needed. There is a small independent parts store near me who is a SEM dealer. This is what a body shop...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By JimC-NH
All manual transmissions I believe. Sent...

All manual transmissions I believe.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By JimC-NH
P0301 is misfire on Cyl 1. Not 5. If you moved...

P0301 is misfire on Cyl 1. Not 5.
If you moved the coil from 5 to 1 replace the coil. If you did not then move coil 1 and see if the code moves.



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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By JimC-NH
Springs on e46 an e36 fail commonly. Often...

Springs on e46 an e36 fail commonly.
Often the bottom coil breaks off.
My e46 is sitting almost 2" below spec in back. I need to replace the rear springs. I just replaced a friends broken...
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