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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 44,024
Posted By benjonescs
My car had the cold start issue, and I replaced...

My car had the cold start issue, and I replaced the fuel filter and temporarily sealed the torn intake boot post MAF, and it is working great. No cold start rough idle or stall. The new intake boot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By benjonescs
Hey, I just replaced the my plugs with Bosch...

Hey,
I just replaced the my plugs with Bosch platinum +4, replaced my fuel filter, the upstream 02 sensors (Bosch direct-fit), and some other 100k miles stuff... I was having a rough idle on cold...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 44,024
Posted By benjonescs
Better, but not the best

My car is at 109k miles and I just finished some maintenance. Prior to the maintenance I was getting some SES codes, their was air in the cooling system (and the wrong coolant), it occasionally would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,416
Posted By benjonescs
Thanks guys for the helpful information. I will...

Thanks guys for the helpful information. I will probably just examine the water pump and expansion tank, and just plan to do that at a later time if I can get away with it. I called the dealership...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By benjonescs
I will check and let you know.. Thanks!

I will check and let you know.. Thanks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By benjonescs
Not to add to confusion, but my driver door does...

Not to add to confusion, but my driver door does not cause the interior lights to come on when it's open and the other doors do. My car seems like it had some aftermarket stereo and alarm in it at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By benjonescs
Not to add to confusion, but my driver door does...

Not to add to confusion, but my driver door does not cause the interior lights to come on when it's open and the other doors do. My car seems like it had some aftermarket stereo and alarm in it at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,416
Posted By benjonescs
100k mile maintenance advice needed

Hey all,
New to bmw with a 00 328i, and so far I have just replaced a control arm, cam pos sensor, and oil. Ignoring the rear differential thud noise for now, but it's at 108k miles, so it's general...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,690
Posted By benjonescs
Coolant Overhaul Advice Needed

Hey all,
New to bmw with a 00 328i, and so far I have just replaced a control arm, cam pos sensor, and oil. Ignoring the rear differential thud noise for now, but it's at 108k miles, so it's general...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By benjonescs
Hydraulic or Mechanical

I am about to do some maintenance on my 2000 328i and I was wondering if I had a choice to order the hydraulic or the mechanical tensioner when I replace the belts and tensioners.

I have never...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 44,024
Posted By benjonescs
I wanted to mention I recently changed my...

I wanted to mention I recently changed my camshaft position sensor (intake). It had an issue where it would periodically not start, but would turn over and over. Fixed that issue, but thought it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 44,024
Posted By benjonescs
Similar Problem with SES codes

I am having a similar problem. When my 2000 328i is started in the mornings the idle will bounce from about 500 - 1200 rpms and then after a moment it stalls. After that it is also fine for the rest...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By benjonescs
Smile Issue Resolved

The issue has been resolved. It was blowing warmer air on the passenger side than the drivers. Got the $35 A/C service and turns out although the pressure was good that I got from my generic gauge,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By benjonescs
Is checking the low pressure side with a generic...

Is checking the low pressure side with a generic refill can guage an accurate enough method to test the refrigerant level in the system?

I just don't understand what could be the problem and I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-05-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By benjonescs
Is checking the low pressure side with a generic...

Is checking the low pressure side with a generic refill can guage an accurate enough method to test the refrigerant level in the system?

I just don't understand what could be the problem and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By benjonescs
Is checking the low pressure side with a generic...

Is checking the low pressure side with a generic refill can guage an accurate enough method to test the refrigerant level in the system?

I just don't understand what could be the problem and I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-31-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By benjonescs
Are you saying it is a silver piece on the back...

Are you saying it is a silver piece on the back of the air compressor? Can you identify it in this image, http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/d/k/134.png
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By benjonescs
I did check the low pressure on the system with a...

I did check the low pressure on the system with a gauge on a refill can and it showed full. Is this not an accurate method? Should I have the levels checked by a pro?

Thanks,
Ben
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By benjonescs
This may be a little off topic, but do any of you...

This may be a little off topic, but do any of you know what causes the passenger side to blow warmer air than the driver side. It is a pretty significant difference, and really makes it difficult to...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-31-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By benjonescs
Hey guys, I am experiencing the warm air on the...

Hey guys,
I am experiencing the warm air on the passenger side and cool air on the driver side. I had purchased a recharge kit from the parts store and it had a gauge on it too. I used it to check...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-30-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 265,161
Posted By benjonescs
Post Dealer Visit

I went to the dealer to get the infamous subframe damage repaired. They removed every drivetrain part south of the transmission, replaced a large part of the body because of the 1" crack, and then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,262
Posted By benjonescs
same issue here

I have cold air on the driver vents and warmer air on the passenger vents. All I have done is check the freon pressure, and it checked out good. Still having the issue and I am not sure what the next...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By benjonescs
Freon is not low, and still having the same problem

Cold air on the two driver vents and warmer air out off the passenger side vents. Checked the freon level today and the system is at the correct pressure. I will change the heater control valve if it...
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