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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
SO, I had a play with Torque last night. One...

SO, I had a play with Torque last night. One thing that I noticed was the LTFT ranged from around 0 when idling to at worst -3 when on the gas. So not as bad as it was when i got the figures...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Interestingly, this morning was much cooler,...

Interestingly, this morning was much cooler, about 7C (45F). Car started really nicely!! Revs were at 1000rpm and dropped quite steadily down to 700rpm over about 20-30 seconds. Engine temp...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Interestingly, this morning was much cooler,...

Interestingly, this morning was much cooler, about 7C (45F). Car started really nicely!! Revs were at 1000rpm and dropped quite steadily down to 700rpm over about 20-30 seconds. Engine temp...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/geoff_west10...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/geoff_west10/P9029074_zpsbc233af4.jpg

I changed the plugs after the problem started a couple of months ago. Here is a picture of one of the old ones. What...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Thanks. the MAF is a Siemens part. It...

Thanks.
the MAF is a Siemens part.

It says...

SIEMENS 5WK9 642
7 513 956 >PBT-GF30<

Not sure if that would be considered a good MAF or a cheap one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Hi, so I went to get my codes read by an auto...

Hi, so I went to get my codes read by an auto parts store and no codes were found.
But, their OBD reader did provide the fuel trim values.

At Idle (705rpm)
STFT B1 2.3
LTFT B1 -6.2
STFT B2 2.3...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll order a VCG...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll order a VCG set.

I'll get the codes pulled as soon as I can.

Also, the SAP is running, but how do I check if the valve has failed (stuck open or closed).
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Oh, and I should also mention that the CCV system...

Oh, and I should also mention that the CCV system was replaced 2 years ago. Also I noticed some oil leaking around the Valve cover gasket at the back, actually the oil seemed to be coming from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By kowalski1
Cold start problems - misfire/rough idle

Hi everyone ... On a cold start I'm getting a really rough idle, but only for about 30 seconds. As soon as I start to drive away, the engine runs nice and smooth.
Over the weekend I did the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By kowalski1
To add to this ... the snow melted and the roads...

To add to this ... the snow melted and the roads dried out enough to throw the summer tires on again for comparison. The car handled fine again. None of the floatiness that I was experiencing.
To...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By kowalski1
This is the 4 season on snow tires in this car. ...

This is the 4 season on snow tires in this car. I'm used to the effect that they have on handling compared to summer tires ... this is way more floaty than that. The only difference now is that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By kowalski1
OK, looks like I'll be getting my RTABs seen to...

OK, looks like I'll be getting my RTABs seen to as well as my shocks and struts... I don't wanna spend too much money on this car so hopefully youtube has some good news for me!
I've previsouly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By kowalski1
Thanks for the replies. The issue happened...

Thanks for the replies. The issue happened pretty quickly .. i.e. it seemed to be fine one day and not fine the next. Could these suspension problems occur that quickly .. I would have thought they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By kowalski1
ZHP 'le sabre'

Hi, my ZHP is handling like a Buick Le Sabre ... i.e. it is very floaty feeling. Only noticeable over 80kph, but if I weave down the road the handling is not crisp like it used to be. It's hard to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
No, it only ever moves when I unlock with the...

No, it only ever moves when I unlock with the fob, when I press one of the memory buttons or I move it with the little mirror adjusting joy stick thingy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
Last try ... I tried to reset all the memory...

Last try ... I tried to reset all the memory settings to the same thing using the information below. But still no luck. The strange thing is that if i sit there and press the memory #1 button, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
I had another look ... mine only has one position...

I had another look ... mine only has one position where it locks forward. It's very clear that it won't go any further and it's in the correct position.
Thanks for the suggestion though!!

Anyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
OK, doesn't look like anyone has come across this...

OK, doesn't look like anyone has come across this before... so a different question ... is there any way to turn this feature off. i.e. set some config somewhere so that the fob does not trigger the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
Yeah, thanks for the suggestion. I did make sure...

Yeah, thanks for the suggestion. I did make sure that the whole mirror was fully extended.
Cheers.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
By restore them I assume that you mean hold down...

By restore them I assume that you mean hold down the memory button until it turns red and then hit the #1 button for instance...
OK, so I tried that but no luck. Still when I unlock the door with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By kowalski1
door mirror has mind of its own!

Hey all, I've got a strange thing going on ... any time I unlock my door the door mirror moves to a random place. It's wierd. Sometimes it won't move, other times it will point way off to the side...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By kowalski1
HELP - Can't loosen serpentine belt

Hi I'm just replacing the pulleys, water pump and thermostat ... and I'm kinda stuck on step one ... loosening the serpentine belt.
I believe i have a hydraulic tensioner. Any videos I've seen have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By kowalski1
Late night brain fart!

So I fitted some nice new RSMs in my ZHP last night ... finished after midnight. Was pretty exhausted but thought I'd take it out for a quick test drive to make sure the clunking had gone. All...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By kowalski1
You don't even have to have the engine running. ...

You don't even have to have the engine running. The hole in mine was big enough that I could stick my finger in it! It just starts to tear after a while I think as the rubber degrades. Have a good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-16-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By kowalski1
There's probably a hole in your intake boot. ...

There's probably a hole in your intake boot. downstream of your airbox there's a rubber elbow maybe a few inches in diameter. Have a good feel around it to see if there's any holes or cracks. You...
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