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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By DaHammer
burn it

burn it
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By DaHammer
You can rent coolant pressure testers at a lot of...

You can rent coolant pressure testers at a lot of parts stores, then return them for a refund. I'd try that.

The cooling system on the E46 is a notorious weak point. If it hasn't been refreshed,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,775
Posted By DaHammer
Oh! I was thinking the main electric fan on the...

Oh! I was thinking the main electric fan on the manuals. Ha! Come to think of it, I haven't noticed the aux fan running it a long long time. I'll have to check that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,775
Posted By DaHammer
Mine doesn't have an electric fan so that isn't...

Mine doesn't have an electric fan so that isn't my issue at least. It's going to be difficult to nail down because it is not perdicable. It's gone for a couple months with no issue and then all if a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,775
Posted By DaHammer
Got the same problem here. Always something with...

Got the same problem here. Always something with the E46. A few months ago the battery would be dead randomly. It was old, so I just replaced it and didn't give it a 2nd thought. Worked fine for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By DaHammer
You can buy simulators to fool the ECU on cat...

You can buy simulators to fool the ECU on cat performance but the ones I've seen require the O2s left in place and have functional heaters. But it's probably easier to just replace them if the cats...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By DaHammer
I ran across a post somewhere (maybe here)...

I ran across a post somewhere (maybe here) regarding the Pacesetters and best I recall the comments were positive. I think he had to reorder due to ordering 2 of the same one or something, but they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By DaHammer
Reman'ed OE Cats = $900 each x 2 = $1800.00 ...

Reman'ed OE Cats = $900 each x 2 = $1800.00

After selling my clogged OE cats to a scrap dealer, I have a $125 and a few hours of my time in a set of used OE cats. For a that kind of savings, I'll...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By DaHammer
Definitely check the exhaust back pressure, both...

Definitely check the exhaust back pressure, both before and after the converters, to confirm they are bad before replacing them.

Having said that, I went the used route on mine. I ended up buying...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By DaHammer
That's the one I was thinking of. I knew I had...

That's the one I was thinking of. I knew I had seen you post about it supporting them recently, just didn't recall the name of it. I will give it try.

Thanks for the explanation. That explains why...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By DaHammer
Yes, I was referring to the voltages.

Yes, I was referring to the voltages.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By DaHammer
I got my used cats from a fellow E46fanatics...

I got my used cats from a fellow E46fanatics member. The mileage was supposed to be low and the photos he sent looked good, no rusty bolts or etc, so I took a chance on them and ended up with a good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By DaHammer
I have new wide band pre-cat sensors in mine and...

I have new wide band pre-cat sensors in mine and they hover around 1.5 under normal conditions, according to INPA. When I release the accelerator all at once they will shoot up off the scale for just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By DaHammer
I'd think most shops would be equipped to do...

I'd think most shops would be equipped to do exhaust back pressure tests. You might also try a muffler shop. If you want to do it yourself and not spring for the gauge forzam linked too, you could...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,102
Posted By DaHammer
The part number for the Texaco 8072B was...

The part number for the Texaco 8072B was 83220024359, which was superseded by 83220397114. 83220397114 is in fact Dexron VI. So BMW now says to use Dexron VI in the place of the Texaco fluid. And it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,102
Posted By DaHammer
I saw similar comments about using Redline D4 in...

I saw similar comments about using Redline D4 in the GM trannys from Crowz over at Bimmerfest. There has also been at least one other person who had problems using Dexron VI in the them. Check this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By DaHammer
I'm wandering if it got a little too friendly...

I'm wandering if it got a little too friendly with a Kia at a traffic light or something. :rofl:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By DaHammer
Since you say you haven't dropped the pan, I...

Since you say you haven't dropped the pan, I assume the bolt head just stripped off but is still actually on the bolt and the wrench just won't grip it anymore?

Easyouts are aimed more at removing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By DaHammer
Yep, it is simply not true that running them low...

Yep, it is simply not true that running them low on fuel will ruin the pump. If that were true, I'd be replacing fuel pumps every few months. I'm very bad about not taking the time to get fuel and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By DaHammer
Doesn't INPA and DIS also do ABS codes? They're...

Doesn't INPA and DIS also do ABS codes? They're both free, except for the interface cable. Albeit they can be a little complicated to set up.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By DaHammer
Compression test will tell that there is a...

Compression test will tell that there is a problem with a cylinder. But a low compression reading can be caused by a number of different things.

A leak down test will allow you to pinpoint where...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By DaHammer
Use "his" guy? Haha! Right, I'd still be laughing...

Use "his" guy? Haha! Right, I'd still be laughing at the guy. If it were me, I wouldn't care less if an insurance company paid for it or if he paid for it out of pocket. But I dang sure wouldn't be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,521
Posted By DaHammer
Just because the lean codes haven't returned yet...

Just because the lean codes haven't returned yet doesn't mean you fixed the lean condition. Have you checked the fuel trims using a scan tool? By resetting the adaptions, all you are doing is 0'ing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,521
Posted By DaHammer
Resetting the adaptions will not keep the codes...

Resetting the adaptions will not keep the codes from coming back.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,259
Posted By DaHammer
"multiplicative" is synonymous with "long term"...

"multiplicative" is synonymous with "long term" on INPA, so I assume the same is true for your scan tool.

Doing a test drive while watching/logging the live data would be helpful. I recently went...
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