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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Best Tuning Software?

Hi folks,

Sorry, didn't spend a lot of time searching....If I had $ I'd just buy an M3.

Anyway, I have an '01 330CI that has a K&N CAI and I just had a nice dual in/dual out Magnaflow put in...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 03-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,635
Posted By REDBIRDE46
We were on the way home from a ProAutoSports/ASA...

We were on the way home from a ProAutoSports/ASA event at Firebird/Wild Horse Pass watching some of the M3's.

Was at a stoplight in the Phoenix/Mesa area. I bareley glanced and saw "M235i on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
In regards to the P0171 and P0174 codes I got on...

In regards to the P0171 and P0174 codes I got on wife's 2004 X3 2.5L M54 engine....

Since I don't have a good toolbox and live far from anywhere to get parts, I did a quick fix on the intake boot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Hey jfoj.....like I said, I would love to provide...

Hey jfoj.....like I said, I would love to provide a quick fix for everyone......Your extensive input and that of others was a lot of pages to look thru, but for my simple 2-error codes P0171 &...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks for both inputs! My goal is hopefully to...

Thanks for both inputs! My goal is hopefully to fix my car quick (hopefully intake tubes large & elbow) so others can get quick fix. It is an '04 X3 2.5L.

If myself or mechanic hastely removed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks again! I am monitoring this one like...

Thanks again!

I am monitoring this one like a hawk for when it triggers. Will possibly get the S/W, etc. but for now just using the cheap Actron.

Can't get a confident point when it occurs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Cleaning MAF no help. Guess I'll have to go the...

Cleaning MAF no help. Guess I'll have to go the tough route and look thru the threads. Quick, but thorough scan of all hoses in front motor area found nothing cracked.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 281,806
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Hey jfoj, my wife has an X3 2004 besides my...

Hey jfoj, my wife has an X3 2004 besides my 330CI.

She gets a rare P0171 and P0174 after a few hundred miles. This has only occurred 2X now, but is after I installed a replacement air filter -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Again, thanks for your help! I just went to...

Again, thanks for your help!

I just went to Oreilly to get their reading (Autozone Manager was a pain and not customer service "ready"). Autozone only said "no codes" but wouldn't tell me if MIL...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks jfoj. I'm assuming you meant to try...

Thanks jfoj.

I'm assuming you meant to try the hidden codes.

Hoping those have nothing to do with getting emmission testing.

Assuming the hidden ones are what are flagging the MIL ON...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
OK, Here is again more confusion..... I went...

OK, Here is again more confusion.....

I went to my mechanic and he hooked up his expensive $10K scan tool. He scanned the entire car. I mean he found simple faults that were expected like when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
After clearing all codes w/Peak tool, resetting...

After clearing all codes w/Peak tool, resetting MIL light, and driving the car until all monitors became ready, the Actron tool still shows MIL ON yet no codes or inc. monitors. Peak shows perfectly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks for the help jfoj! I forgot I had a...

Thanks for the help jfoj!

I forgot I had a Peak reader when I bought the car.

The cheap Actron Pocket Reader scan tool Read "O-codes", "MIL - ON", and all monitors "Ready". Probably can't see...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks, but it sounds like there is still a...

Thanks, but it sounds like there is still a maintenance that needs to be performed like "spark plugs" as a reminder for atual service that needs to be performed, and not an actual error or problem...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By REDBIRDE46
MIL on but no codes

Had to create a new thread since it was getting mis-understood....

I had the SES light on. I pressed the odometer button while turning key 3rd position. Odometer asked to "Reset?". I released,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
OK, let's re-itterate...... SES light came...

OK, let's re-itterate......

SES light came on. I pressed odometer and turned key on. Reset started to blink and I reset and then it said END.

OK, so you understand....SES was illuminated.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
I have absolutely no lights on dash. Originally...

I have absolutely no lights on dash. Originally Service Engine Soon did light up.

When I use the OBD II reader it shows no codes, MIL ON, and all monitors ready.

Why is MIL still on if no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks for the info. as I have seen on all other...

Thanks for the info. as I have seen on all other SES threads.

I am trying to find out why the MIL is still on after pleanty of driving. No codes have re-appeared and all monitors are ready. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Ses lights - actual services due?

I have gone thru the threads so please no nags.....

Have an '01 330CI. Got an SES light. Used the reset trick using odometer and reset for the oil since I thought that was it (now at 15,542 or...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 42,868
Posted By REDBIRDE46
I too need to replace mine as best as we can...

I too need to replace mine as best as we can figure. We used an OBD II tablet that has deeper readability and saw, from what I remember, LEW Bad Steering Angle Sensor. The digital read-out was "0"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By REDBIRDE46
So far sounds like Eisenmann is best as in...

So far sounds like Eisenmann is best as in Youtube....pretty nice.

Doesn't a muffler delete have droning? When I put the Magnaflow glass-packs it was terrible @ 2500RPM.

It's easy to get a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Last question: Can a used part be coded to...

Last question:

Can a used part be coded to any car? Some mechanics & of course dealers say it's a one time only.

If I put in a used part and connect it back and drive to get coded will that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By REDBIRDE46
I tried glass packs which are as bad as a...

I tried glass packs which are as bad as a straight pipe.

Anything that won't have droning?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Best exhaust w/out droning

What is the best way to get the crisp growl out of the E46 without getting the 2500 RPM drone? Wife hates it!

I thought I saw taking out the resonators but leaving the stock exhaust.

I put a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By REDBIRDE46
Thanks. Also hoping someone who is a...

Thanks.

Also hoping someone who is a mechanic out there please confirm it is not bad to the car.
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