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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,686
Posted By helomech
If you have the stock intake, I recommend...

If you have the stock intake, I recommend installing it first to see if that fixes it. I have had the exact same symptoms you describe, and after a lot of research through these threads, it sounds...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By helomech
Yes, I cleaned it only a couple months ago even...

Yes, I cleaned it only a couple months ago even though it wasn't very dirty to begin with.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,467
Posted By helomech
Don't do it! Keep the civic! You would be...

Don't do it!

Keep the civic! You would be nuts to sell a reliable car with a warranty for an unreliable car without a warranty, especially when you're in college. Even if you can do the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By helomech
Codes but car runs well

Lately I've been getting the SES, EML and DSC lights coming on simultaneously. The car goes into limp mode but On the next start up, only the SES light remains on and the car runs fine. The three...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By helomech
Thank you. Should be a cake walk.

Thank you. Should be a cake walk.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By helomech
oil cooler replacement

I searched extensively but couldn't find any posts specifically regarding this procedure.

I discovered transmission fluid in my coolant yesterday (2000 323i, 130k). I have a new oil cooler on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 54,476
Posted By helomech
Not sure why you addressed me with that question...

Not sure why you addressed me with that question but I can't say that I have. Are you experiencing clutch slip or just a shudder? I have only owned about 4 cars with manual boxes and never had to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 54,476
Posted By helomech
Could likely be either. If it has a lot of milky...

Could likely be either. If it has a lot of milky oil, then I'd be very worried. Drain and fill system with distilled water, run the car for a bit and then inspect water for oil. Drain your engine oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By helomech
My intake boot is in great condition. I inspected...

My intake boot is in great condition. I inspected all that stuff recently. I just need to find the time to perform extensive troubleshooting. I also read somewhere that the transmission software...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By helomech
Update: Replaced fuel pump yesterday and it...

Update: Replaced fuel pump yesterday and it didn't solve the problem. I do have better throttle response though and it's a cheap and easy install, so might as well do it. If yours is the original,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By helomech
From the pic it looks like you also have a...

From the pic it looks like you also have a corrosion issue. Replace the whole "panel", and you might want to start searching the salvage yards.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By helomech
I read on another thread that the fuel pumps do...

I read on another thread that the fuel pumps do sometimes fail slowly with similar symptoms. I cleaned my ICV real thoroughly and I'm almost 100% certain it's not a vacuum leak.

I'm with you on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By helomech
Also have a 2000' 323. 130k miles. I Just...

Also have a 2000' 323. 130k miles. I Just recently began experiencing a similar issue. I notice some hesitation when going around turns, but no knocking. Feels like an engine issue but it also seems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-05-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By helomech
Meguiar's Natural Shine and a soft horse hair...

Meguiar's Natural Shine and a soft horse hair brush.
BMWs have a unique dash/trim texturing that tends to hold dirt well, so that's why the brush helps.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By helomech
MY FSR connector was fried and terminals were...

MY FSR connector was fried and terminals were shorting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By helomech
Did you figure out the culprit yet? My...

Did you figure out the culprit yet?

My blower suddenly quit working earlier today. I removed the blower motor and it bench tested just fine. I am reluctatnt to try the FSR because my fan speeds...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,615
Posted By helomech
I noticed that BavarianAutosport lists an...

I noticed that BavarianAutosport lists an "improved" bleed screw for the system that appears to be some type of metal, maybe aluminum. Though, I would think the difference of expansion coefficiencies...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,615
Posted By helomech
Do you have a link for where one can acquire...

Do you have a link for where one can acquire these newer tanks. Maybe all the newer OEM brand tanks are the improved version?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By helomech
Thanks for the reply. I checked the wires for...

Thanks for the reply. I checked the wires for security. At this point, all signs are pointing toward the starter solenoid, which is a bummer. Oh well, at least the starter is not too outrageously...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By helomech
Strange starting issue.

Searched the threads but couldn't find anything quite like what I'm experiencing.
I went to start my 2000 323 a short while ago and it would not crank the engine at all. All the accessories and...
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-15-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By helomech
I agree with what is said here. Though either...

I agree with what is said here. Though either way, dealers plain suck. Consider searching for a private seller who can no longer afford their low mileage car. They'll be willing to negotiate because...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,209
Posted By helomech
I've owned cars that had more power (and torque)...

I've owned cars that had more power (and torque) and less weight than my bimmer but were considerably slower. I believe in the Kraut horse legend
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,209
Posted By helomech
Regardless of one's income, BMWs are not cheap to...

Regardless of one's income, BMWs are not cheap to maintain. I am single and some might call me mechanically inclined, so my "subsistence" budget is not so much of an issue.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,209
Posted By helomech
Almost forgot. My ex had a 318i (manual) E36 that...

Almost forgot. My ex had a 318i (manual) E36 that was bullet proof other than a few minor suspension issues. It had 218k and she never maintained it well either.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,209
Posted By helomech
I have not had mine long and I do get sick of...

I have not had mine long and I do get sick of constantly worrying about potential issues, though I try not to think about it so much. Honestly, reading through these forums does not help.
I owned a...
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