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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By foaxaca
Looks like the right part. The shape looks like...

Looks like the right part. The shape looks like what is listed in realoem.com and the image on Pelican Parts. Thanks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By foaxaca
Thanks for responding after the bump. I was...

Thanks for responding after the bump. I was thinking purge valve first and then maybe fuel filter but a clogged fuel filter would cause the opposite problem of restricting fuel, yes? SES light has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By foaxaca
Bump...

Bump...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By foaxaca
Cool Raining CEL codes! 2002 325ci

An impressive list from the Peake reader today:

44 - Evaporative emission system, purge control valve
C4 - Pressure Sensor Circuit
C6 - Catalytic convertor efficiency, Cyl. #1-3
E3 - O2 sensor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-01-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,436
Posted By foaxaca
LED heaven: ...

LED heaven:

http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm

Usually half the price and work great. Have used them in an e36, an e46 and a Mercedes Benz 190E 2.6. Have also purchased interior dome LED...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By foaxaca
It seems to fit pretty snugly into the clip so...

It seems to fit pretty snugly into the clip so I'm not thinking that's the issue. If I have to buy a new visor (and I'm guessing the shaft it rotates on), what's a good way to get one that matches my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,102
Posted By foaxaca
I haven't had anything like this happen to me but...

I haven't had anything like this happen to me but I just changed a hose to the CCV on my son's 2002 325ci and I read about cold weather vs. warm weather CCV's and hoses. Seems a cold weather CCV and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By foaxaca
Sun visor not stay up

The driver's side sun visor in my son's 2002 325ci no longer stays folded up against the roof. You push it up and it slowly drops down until it's at about a 45 degree angle. You can push it all the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By foaxaca
I just went through the same thing. Bought a tool...

I just went through the same thing. Bought a tool from Auto Zone and it's about half an inch too short! Last thing I want to do is smash it down on the wires of the new O2 sensors and ruin them. Are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By foaxaca
129,500 miles. I just changed the valve cover...

129,500 miles. I just changed the valve cover gasket last night and saw the pre-cat O2 sensors. I'm thinking that since the codes I pulled DO NOT refer to those sensors (other codes in the code book...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By foaxaca
Peake codes 2002 325ci - O2 sensors

Pulled the following Peake reader codes;

E3 - O2 sensor adaptation limit, Cyl #1-3
E4 - O2 sensor adaptation limit, Cyl #4-6
CA - O2 sensor control limit, Cyl #1-3
CB - O2 sensor control limit,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,786
Posted By foaxaca
Angry O2 sensor heater error = not ready for CA smog

My son's 2002 325ci has been a real pain to get smogged not due to the emissions part but due to the functional tests. Changed plugs and checked coils and that eliminated all of the misfire codes....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By foaxaca
Read that the DISA can be a problem in another...

Read that the DISA can be a problem in another thread so will be looking at that next. It's an expensive part to replace but I understand there may be a way to repair one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,248
Posted By foaxaca
No oil on coils or plugs or anywhere in plug...

No oil on coils or plugs or anywhere in plug holes or along connectors between plugs and coils.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By foaxaca
Plugs, coils and more codes from the Peake reader

My son's 2002 325ci has not been able to pass smog because of a constant SES light. I changed the plugs today (smog tech read codes using standard OBDII reader and it indicated misfires on cylinders...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,248
Posted By foaxaca
Replaced plugs and noticed that every one of the...

Replaced plugs and noticed that every one of the ignition coils had that ash gray are in it and a couple of them looked like they had been heating up to the point (particularly the ones on cylinders...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,248
Posted By foaxaca
I'm having some similar issues and about to...

I'm having some similar issues and about to embark on the check coils and spark plugs ritual to try to solve misfire codes. I have a Peake reader which should help but at this point the CEL is not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By foaxaca
Ignore last question - figured out where ICV and...

Ignore last question - figured out where ICV and DISA (adjuster) are located.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By foaxaca
Chill chorizo! This article hits on some of them:...

Chill chorizo! This article hits on some of them:

http://blog.bavauto.com/bmw-e46/bmw-e46-fault-codes-p-1188-p1189-p0170-p-0173-m52tu-m54

Q
I have a 1999 BMW 323i and the scan code kept coming...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By foaxaca
2002 325ci - Intermittent oil light

Was trying to solve a rough idle problem on my son's car and noticed that the oil light would come on for a few seconds and then turn off after the car had been running for 30 sec. - 1 min. Actually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By foaxaca
Reset the codes and started the car back up and...

Reset the codes and started the car back up and it ran smoothly and no more SES light. Would fixing the hose and reestablishing vacuum throw off the engine computer for a bit until it readapted?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By foaxaca
Question 2002 325ci - rough idle, vacuum issue solved, Peake codes

My son's 2002 325ci suddenly began idling very roughly and then died on his way home today. Car was able to be restarted and we were able to get it into the garage. Found a vacuum hose that was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By foaxaca
Thanks for the suggestions. Will take to my...

Thanks for the suggestions. Will take to my trusted indy BMW shop for the diagnosis. Not looking forward to this. Just dropped $1500 on a tranny rebuild on my '93 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.6 Sportline....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By foaxaca
ETC Module issue?

My son's 2002 325ci just had the dashboard light that shows a gear with an exclamation point inside come on. He describes the car as going into a "limp mode" where it has no acceleration. Owner's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,899
Posted By foaxaca
Add me to the list of very satisfied Pelican...

Add me to the list of very satisfied Pelican Parts customers. I have ordered quite a few items from them for an E46 and an E36 with no problems. I live in So Cal so shipping is super fast. Order...
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