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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By markusmarkus
The upper plug is it!

The upper plug is it!
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By markusmarkus
There was a recall on sedans for the wiring in...

There was a recall on sedans for the wiring in the trunk. Check with the dealer.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By markusmarkus
Does the exhaust smell sweet? Perform this...

Does the exhaust smell sweet?

Perform this test. Allow the car to cool completely (overnight is best). Squeeze the upper radiator hose. If it squeezes easily the head gasket is probably ok. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By markusmarkus
The engine's temp (in the pic) is right where it...

The engine's temp (in the pic) is right where it should be: high 90s. The thermostat is probably working fine. Follow jfoj's directions. He's considered to be the E46 guru. Replace the thermostat if...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By markusmarkus
Buy the oil from the dealer to be safe.

Buy the oil from the dealer to be safe.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By markusmarkus
Its a simple switch. Remove the sunglasses box...

Its a simple switch. Remove the sunglasses box above the switch panel, then pop the switch panel out. Replace the switch and pop back into position.

Why do you think the dsc switch is bad?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By markusmarkus
Check FCPEuro for prices for VRs.

Check FCPEuro for prices for VRs.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By markusmarkus
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By markusmarkus
The first step when you have codes indicating a...

The first step when you have codes indicating a vacuum leak is to closely inspect all vacuum hoses. You've replaced the upper boot. I bet the lower boot is the culprit; Replace it. If that doesn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By markusmarkus
The MAF is probably the most reliable part in the...

The MAF is probably the most reliable part in the car. Don't replace it. First, clean it with CRC MAF Cleaner. I bet you have a loose connection somewhere as the problem occurred just after hitting a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By markusmarkus
The shift linkage may need a rebuild. Some of the...

The shift linkage may need a rebuild. Some of the shifter parts are made of plastic, and they do wear.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By markusmarkus
OP, you can replace the voltage regulator (VR) in...

OP, you can replace the voltage regulator (VR) in the alternator if the alternator's bearing are fine. In this country a Bosch VR costs about $50 (62).
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By markusmarkus
Goto...

Goto http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html and enter the last 7 characters of the car's VIN. As you have a bt code card with the car's VIN, I bet your car has bt. That said, some bt...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By markusmarkus
I had a similar problem several years ago. It...

I had a similar problem several years ago. It occurred after jump starting another car. In my case the only speakers that'd work were the right rear. No sound came from any other speaker unless I was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By markusmarkus
Not likely, but definitely don't do that again....

Not likely, but definitely don't do that again. The electronix in these cars don't like out of spec voltages. Change the VR and see if the indicator, aka "cog of death," goes away. If it doesn't,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,588
Posted By markusmarkus
1. Clockwise 2. YES! Yes. 3. Yes, it's a...

1. Clockwise
2. YES! Yes.
3. Yes, it's a vacuum leak.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-26-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By markusmarkus
The oem speaker impedance is meaningless as it...

The oem speaker impedance is meaningless as it changed with the change of audio frequencies. I recommend you upgrade the speakers with better aftermarket speakers. Go to www.realoem.com, enter in the...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-26-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By markusmarkus
1. Some better amps accept speaker level inputs....

1. Some better amps accept speaker level inputs. This would eliminate the need for converters which can cause noise. Check www.crutchfield.com to see what's available. I bet that they shop to Canada....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By markusmarkus
First things first! Have the tranny fluid and...

First things first! Have the tranny fluid and filter ever been changed? That would be the first step. Find a reputable indy shop that works on bimmers exclusively, or on German cars exclusively.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,815
Posted By markusmarkus
That's not a typo. The bolts are first torqued to...

That's not a typo. The bolts are first torqued to 43 ft/lbs and then in 2 steps the bolts are tightened 90 degrees and the 30 degrees.

The bolts are stretched by this process so reuse angers the...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 06-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By markusmarkus
All electrical connectors-connector shells, pins,...

All electrical connectors-connector shells, pins, etc.-are available from the dealer. Check www.realoem.com for the part #s.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By markusmarkus
Ok, enough sarcasm! If the compressor clutch...

Ok, enough sarcasm!

If the compressor clutch is engaging when the "mechanic" has the car hooked up to the computer, then the heater valve is not the issue. The issue is electronic. Btw, the mech...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-24-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By markusmarkus
Find a shop that specializes in working on BMWs....

Find a shop that specializes in working on BMWs. Replacing the rtabs is not a job for the inexperienced. Btw, the car will need a 4-way alignment when the rtabs are replaced.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-24-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By markusmarkus
First piece of advice: find a shop that...

First piece of advice: find a shop that specializes in BMWs. Second piece of advice: see the first.

Don't throw parts at the problem. The BMW gods will become angry and will respond by adding...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By markusmarkus
Google "BMW E46 hidden obc functions." Test #7...

Google "BMW E46 hidden obc functions." Test #7 will show you the engine temp as seen by the computer. The engine temps range from 95*C to 100*C. If your engine's temp doesn't seem to ever reach this...
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