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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jfoj
Balance and bent problems where the wheel/tire...

Balance and bent problems where the wheel/tire does not roll evenly are harmonic or cyclical, so the problems show up at a specific speed, then diminish and return again at a higher speed.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17
Posted By jfoj
Verify balance, and make sure the wheels are not...

Verify balance, and make sure the wheels are not bent, many tire jockeys fail to find bent wheels.

Make sure the wheels are OE and do not have a center bore that is too large.

Then make sure...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By jfoj
Multi or double layer circuit board with through...

Multi or double layer circuit board with through holes.

You need to determine if you actually ripped a trace of the top of the circuit board or the connection goes to a through hole.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By jfoj
Fairly true statement, however, not knowing how...

Fairly true statement, however, not knowing how the pump is designed and the difference between the pumps there may be a pressure regulator integrated into the pump.

So there can be a pressure...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,673
Posted By jfoj
:facepalm: This is spinning out of control! ...

:facepalm:

This is spinning out of control!

6 year old thread revival.

Unclear what daniel_f. is attempting to do, where he is really located and what he is working on and why he feels he...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By jfoj
Few things I suggest you check before you go...

Few things I suggest you check before you go changing the pump.

Serpentine belt tensioner
Serpentine belt tensioner pulley and idler pulley(s).
Power steering pump mounting bolts and support...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,673
Posted By jfoj
:facepalm: We must be on 2 different...

:facepalm:

We must be on 2 different planets, you are already planning on some form of flash tuning when you have not even looked into what is going on with the P0420/P0430.

You need to explain...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By jfoj
Sounds like a fuel pump, mine failed this...

Sounds like a fuel pump, mine failed this morning, luckily it was in the driveway and I had a pump on hand. 12 minutes later I was pulling out of the driveway.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By jfoj
Might be a VANOS rattle/knock? ...

Might be a VANOS rattle/knock?

http://www.beisansystems.com/
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By jfoj
Save the spray, you will RARELY find any leaks...

Save the spray, you will RARELY find any leaks with spray on these engines as all the leaks are on the underside of things.

Also have you ruled out a bad tank of fuel?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By jfoj
Many of the BT adapters require a passcode and...

Many of the BT adapters require a passcode and many of them do not have documentation. The most common passcodes are 1234 or 0000, then many of the Apps require you to acknowledge the passcode and...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jfoj
I appreciate your efforts, but I just wanted to...

I appreciate your efforts, but I just wanted to make sure there was not some mass hysteria that got started over this.

I think the problem of oil getting sucked into the engine is less about a...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,952
Posted By jfoj
Please do me a favor and start a specific thread...

Please do me a favor and start a specific thread for the BMWhat App.

The information is clouding this thread and will get lost in here.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jfoj
Water vapor is a by product of combustion, air is...

Water vapor is a by product of combustion, air is humid and has water vapor in it.

My guess is either the dipstick tube in this picture is partially clogged or the engine was not warmed up enough...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By jfoj
Wait for the responses or read the thread from...

Wait for the responses or read the thread from the beginning!! :rofl:
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jfoj
You obviously do not know how the CCV system...

You obviously do not know how the CCV system works.

There are 2 hoses that connect to the air distribution manifold that pull vapors into the intake ports.

If the water vapor is water vapor,...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By jfoj
This is what the tach should look like when...

This is what the tach should look like when cranking the engine - https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7tmin8qekuw0f9/VID_20141120_094124_056.mp4?dl=0

My fuel pump failed this morning in the driveway and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jfoj
If the oil gets warm enough the CCV design does...

If the oil gets warm enough the CCV design does pull oil, fuel and water vapor into the engine to burn them.

But in some climates and driving conditions the 7-8 quarts of oil in the sump will not...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jfoj
Just installed full CCV, OFHG, VCG on my 2006 E46...

Just installed full CCV, OFHG, VCG on my 2006 E46 with 85k miles. Car is a daily city driver for the most part.

Engine and dipstick tube was plenty clean and I see no reason to replace the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By jfoj
Read the 1st link below in my signature and this...

Read the 1st link below in my signature and this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1057387
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By jfoj
http://www.bmwgm5.com/kf_wos.htm

http://www.bmwgm5.com/kf_wos.htm
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,673
Posted By jfoj
You do not need an OBD cable, you need a smart...

You do not need an OBD cable, you need a smart phone App and interface for less than $30.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,673
Posted By jfoj
Epic revival of a 6 year old thread!!!! ...

Epic revival of a 6 year old thread!!!!

Doubt you will get a reply.

Want to learn about P0420/P0430 and catalytic converters, read this thread -...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By jfoj
Here is the deal, you have a 14 year old car that...

Here is the deal, you have a 14 year old car that likely has never really been maintained. These cars are 100% predictable as far as common failures.

Every single item I have outlined IS prone to...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By jfoj
I would believe INPA or any generic OBDII scan...

I would believe INPA or any generic OBDII scan tool over the tach value.

Maybe there is something wrong with the cluster, but if the engine idles fine and does not stall or struggle, I probably...
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