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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
I've had this 330 since new. No one has touched...

I've had this 330 since new. No one has touched it. I even stopped taking it to BMW when it was still under warranty cause they forgot to put back the oil change flap and I was pissed.

I know...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Bad news. The IHKA control unit internal fan shut...

Bad news. The IHKA control unit internal fan shut off after 16 mins. Which is likely how it's supposed to perform. (it's only bad since it now eliminates it from consideration)
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By BMW-North
In my many years on this forum I have NEVER seen...

In my many years on this forum I have NEVER seen an oil thread that had any meaningful conclusion. If you're changing it OFTEN that's likely the best thing.

As I stated in the original post: "I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Rich24 - Did you say you replaced the climate...

Rich24 - Did you say you replaced the climate control unit? IF you did does the mini fan stay on for the new unit? Also I've attached a PDF on the IHKA unit. It is very good at explaining how all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
I was out in the garage going through a start /...

I was out in the garage going through a start / shut down sequence in my e46 325 vs. the e46 330 that has the drain prob.

The e46 330 when it shuts down and supposed to go into sleep mode still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
One would think. I was looking to see if you had...

One would think. I was looking to see if you had added the LED angel eyes. I was actually thinking that the Angel Eye relay was kicking in as I installed the umnitza LED's onto the factory housing a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Several years ago on here I posted some lengthy...

Several years ago on here I posted some lengthy threads about diagnosing Aux Fan Relay issues. I doubt it could be that since it needs a PWM signal from a live DME as well as current to initiate that...
Forum: Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI 07-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By BMW-North
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Forum: Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI 07-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By BMW-North
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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By BMW-North
Mannheim Oil BMW LLXX approved - available in GTA

So a friend of a friend asked a few months ago if I would be part of a test for Mannheim Oil in Canada. They wanted to test their new oils targeted for BMW/Audi and he knew I had a few vehicles and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Rich24 - You mean the AC compressor magnetic...

Rich24 - You mean the AC compressor magnetic clutch - depicted above? I'm confused you don't mean the AT clutch fan that is attached to the WP? It is not electrical and wouldn't draw anything.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Rich24 - are you meaning the AC magnetic clutch...

Rich24 - are you meaning the AC magnetic clutch compressor? I have this same issue right now so I'm following this thread closely. What's feeding the ac compressor current when the car is turned off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
NP - I've been having this same issue on my 330i...

NP - I've been having this same issue on my 330i and diagnosing the cause is one of the most frustrating things I have experienced as an e46 owner. Biggest problem is it's intermittent. Sometimes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 565
Posted By BMW-North
Can you report back with the results. Was this...

Can you report back with the results. Was this the cause and did replacing the relay fix the issue?

Thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,828
Posted By BMW-North
Probably one of the best threads I have read on...

Probably one of the best threads I have read on here ever. Great work Mr. Philly and Terraphantm.

I have a related question for Terraphantm - Is it possible to get better control over the aux...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By BMW-North
OP - When you said earlier that you disconnected...

OP - When you said earlier that you disconnected the temp sensor and the fan runs constant are you talking about the lower rad hose temp sensor?

The temp reading you get on your cluster or via...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,294
Posted By BMW-North
OP question never answered

Like many threads on here folk just fire in some reply without reading the whole thread. The OP original question was did the intake manifold need to be removed to change the ECT (shown here as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By BMW-North
One other note. On an e46 I had a tough time...

One other note. On an e46 I had a tough time bleeding it helped to jack up the front end such that the bleed screw was the highest point. Revving then opening bleed screw. Repeatedly until it was a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By BMW-North
I change oil every 5K on all vehicles. I...

I change oil every 5K on all vehicles. I seriously considered buying oil in drums with the amount I go through - but it's not cause the engines are burning it. If I change oil in the 330i and drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By BMW-North
Perhaps more importantly how has the car been...

Perhaps more importantly how has the car been maintained by the previous owners. I have an 01, two 03's and one 04 e46 - I spend more time on the later models (03 and 04) but that was because I did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,648
Posted By BMW-North
Did you install LED license plate lights? I saw...

Did you install LED license plate lights? I saw an e46 that had these with a battery drain every few days as a result - seems one LED side kept drawing power even when the lights were off?? Just as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By BMW-North
It's difficult to explain, sorry, Ok ignore the...

It's difficult to explain, sorry,
Ok ignore the fact that I have plastic tabs attached to my grills in the below photos (that's cause all the plastic tabs on the grills are broken)

If you look in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 923
Posted By BMW-North
The cars are on blocks on the four pads but not...

The cars are on blocks on the four pads but not so the suspension is hanging - just the majority of weight off the wheels but the tires still touch the floor. I also keep a chart in the garage that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 923
Posted By BMW-North
You're probably right, however these ET's were...

You're probably right, however these ET's were shipped to me as OE and warranted 12mos/12,000 miles so I'm going to return ship them for a refund. Plus the BMW dealer is a 3 hour drive for me.

At...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By BMW-North
Bend the metal tabs on the hood slightly down so...

Bend the metal tabs on the hood slightly down so that the plastic tabs make friction with them, and push them on from the front as a complete unit (both sides attached - front and rear)
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