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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jfoj
Old Torque Pro notes, menus and options may have...

Old Torque Pro notes, menus and options may have changed.

Torque Pro crib notes, short version.

Start Torque Pro program on Droid device.

Touch the Droid Menu button.

Choose Settings in...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
Get your original MAF back from your "Trusty"...

Get your original MAF back from your "Trusty" mechanic and fix your car yourself!! My guess is you ended up with a garbage counterfeit Asian MAF.

The MAF appears to be OVER reporting which is very...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By jfoj
So what are you using to read your oil temp?? ...

So what are you using to read your oil temp??

As for the temps you are stating, these are fine because the standard E46 has no oil cooler. Not unusual for the oil temps to be slightly above...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
Need to slow down a bit here. Replacing a MAF is...

Need to slow down a bit here. Replacing a MAF is usually done for all the wrong reasons and if a Asian counterfeit MAF is installed, you can actually make the problem worse.

1. Where is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
I would get a baseline at warm idle for the MAF...

I would get a baseline at warm idle for the MAF in g/s and the Calculated Engine Load.

MAF should be in the 3.8-4.2 g/s range, Calc Load should be in the 10% range at warm idle.

The drive the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
Not real familiar with the code you are seeing, a...

Not real familiar with the code you are seeing, a quick search leads one to believe that it is some sort of module self test code related code? This is one definition I found - "Control Module...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
Battery and charging systems problems can cause...

Battery and charging systems problems can cause all sorts of strange problems and should be easy to check and rule in or out. There may also be a bad connection to a modules as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By jfoj
I have used SeaFoam in the crankcase for up to...

I have used SeaFoam in the crankcase for up to 1000 miles before, even in turbo motors without any negative symptoms.

You may want to run it for 250 miles before the next oil change.

I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
Freeze Frame from Torque Pro Go to Fault...

Freeze Frame from Torque Pro

Go to Fault Codes, select More at the top Right of the screen on the banner, select Freeze Frame.

Fuel Trim

Go to Realtime Information, then you nee to add STFT...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By jfoj
12.08 Volts is a VERY low and/or bad battery....

12.08 Volts is a VERY low and/or bad battery. Either there is a parasitic draw like a bad FSU or the battery is bad.

12.6 Volts is a fully charged battery.

Just because you read 12.6 Volts does...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By jfoj
You could have a charging system or battery...

You could have a charging system or battery problem or an issue with the MAF or MAF wiring.

Need to get more details, DTC's (Codes), Freeze Frame, Fuel Trims.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By jfoj
You need to slow down here. What was the...

You need to slow down here.

What was the ORIGINAL problem that you even took the car to the shop for?

I often do not get too excited with lower compression on 1-2 cylinders on these engines....
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By jfoj
As mentioned a broken valve spring or burned...

As mentioned a broken valve spring or burned valve will never make any noise.

But what is "low compression"?

What signs to you have than the problem has to do specifically with cylinder #3?
...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By jfoj
You are not being as clear as you could be about...

You are not being as clear as you could be about what is going on.

If what you are saying is the radio and scan tool actually turn off and back on and you are not turning the ignition key, you are...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By jfoj
Most compressors have a high pressure spring...

Most compressors have a high pressure spring loaded blow off valve.

If the compressor ends up with too much pressure or pulling liquid into the compressor the blow off valve will open an vent...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jfoj
I only know 1/2 my sh*t! The problem is I...

I only know 1/2 my sh*t!

The problem is I deal with so many make and model vehicles, I sometimes get some things mixed up in my own mind. I knew the E46 had the dowel/collar for the flywheel, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By jfoj
What is the make and model of the OBDII tool? ...

What is the make and model of the OBDII tool?

Is the OBDII tool an smart phone/tablet based App?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By jfoj
SULEV vehicle may have originally been sold in...

SULEV vehicle may have originally been sold in limited areas, but after 10+ years you never know where these cars will end up. Typically 2003-2004 and sometimes 2005 models could be SULEV. The fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By jfoj
So P0102 is a code for MAF circuit Low Voltage. ...

So P0102 is a code for MAF circuit Low Voltage.

The issue is you need to narrow down is the problem with the "circuit" (i.e. wiring) or the actual sensor.

These cars are known to have wiring...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By jfoj
What tool/who is checking the Emission Readiness...

What tool/who is checking the Emission Readiness Monitors??

They are pretty clear as to what ones are supported and which ones are in the Ready/Clear/Pass state.

As mentioned, EGR and A/C are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By jfoj
Voltmeter or test light will be your friend here....

Voltmeter or test light will be your friend here.

You may have a bad BST cable??

You may also have a bad battery. Most auto parts stores will test batteries for free as well.

First rule...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jfoj
As usual, BMW does things very different across...

As usual, BMW does things very different across the engine lines I guess.

The E39 M5 clearly has teeth or targets on the fly wheel. I have not been deep into the I6 as they all tend to run...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jfoj
It's June, flip your flywheel over and take a...

It's June, flip your flywheel over and take a picture and post it up for others to see. There are very few good pictures of the rear of the flywheel.

You will see the location for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jfoj
The alignment is a function of balance as well as...

The alignment is a function of balance as well as typically to find TDC for the crank sensor.

I do not see many E46 manuals, most are automatics in my area, but I know from the E39 M5 the flywheel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jfoj
Sorry, I should have been more clear on this. ...

Sorry, I should have been more clear on this.

If you are asking the above question, you are already in trouble, but you are probably still in good shape to recover at this point!! Do not feel bad,...
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