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Forum: BMW News from around the Web 02-26-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 277,315
Posted By devedean
I just dropped my car at the local BMW dealership...

I just dropped my car at the local BMW dealership and they found multiple 20" cracks in the sub frame (!). I have noticed the rear end thump for a while and assumed it was the diff. bushings going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By devedean
I payed about about $1300 for the clutch...

I payed about about $1300 for the clutch replacement at an indy BMW mechanic. I brought the car into the same place for other cooling issues (typical E46 @ ~ 90k miles) and that has been rock solid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By devedean
I had my clutch replaced about a year ago...

I had my clutch replaced about a year ago (approx. 7,000 miles, short commute to work..) and have noticed chatter when releasing the clutch as the car is warming up first thing in the morning. When I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Spark plugs have been replaced as well as both...

Spark plugs have been replaced as well as both cam sensors in the past 6 months. I haven't replaced the pre-cat O2 sensors yet. Wouldn't those through an error code if they are going bad? The bogging...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Slightly off-topic but related: With the VANOS...

Slightly off-topic but related: With the VANOS replaced with a brand new OEM unit and a lot of other engines bits replaced including all coils and spark plugs, I still have engine hesitation when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
My mechanic also swapped the VANO solenoids with...

My mechanic also swapped the VANO solenoids with no effect. I could have very well installed the exhaust side piston spring incorrectly when I put it back together. This would have given the P1520,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
I hope I am the first and last person to screw up...

I hope I am the first and last person to screw up the VANOS seal installation. I took it to my indy mechanic who replaced the VANOS with a brand new one. Over a grand later, the car drives like new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Thanks Rajaie. This has surpassed my ability to...

Thanks Rajaie. This has surpassed my ability to fix the problem on my own and the time I am willing to spend on perpetual trouble shooting. I dropped the car off at an indy BMW mechanic and will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
:bump:

:bump:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Raj, I swapped the VANOS intake and exhaust...

Raj, I swapped the VANOS intake and exhaust solenoids and cleared the codes. Immediately after restarting the car the "VANOS, exhaust reference value" code came back. The symtoms are the same as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Yup. I've checked and rechecked loose or...

Yup. I've checked and rechecked loose or unplugged connectors. Everything is plugged in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Thanks Raj. I'll swap the solenoids w/pistons,...

Thanks Raj. I'll swap the solenoids w/pistons, clear the codes, then see if the fault code switches to the VANOS intake. That would indicate a bad solenoid, correct? The engine has never over heated...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
I guess I will take it to the dealership and have...

I guess I will take it to the dealership and have them diagnose it. I think I have thrown enough parts at it at this point. I'll follow up with the outcome....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
Just thought of this: Could the VANOS exhaust...

Just thought of this: Could the VANOS exhaust solenoid be at fault? Is there any way to check to see if it is functioning properly?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,350
Posted By devedean
VANOS Fault Code After Seal Replacement

I've posted in the infinitely long "VANOS Seals Solutions" thread and still haven't resolved my problem. Now I have to pass smog in the next couple of months and get an automatic fail if the SES...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,170
Posted By devedean
The adjuster unit article is interesting and many...

The adjuster unit article is interesting and many of the symptoms related to it failing apply to me. I've noticed a constant whistling noise when under moderate throttle just cruising as well. Could...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,170
Posted By devedean
FYI -- I replaced the CCV valve, cleaned the idle...

FYI -- I replaced the CCV valve, cleaned the idle control valve and throttle body while down there and nothing -- No change to the engine performance and the SES still comes on. I bought a peake tool...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I re-torqued the spark plugs after the symptoms...

I re-torqued the spark plugs after the symptoms began, so I could count that out. I cleaned the idle control valve when I replaced the CCV valve and hoses. The CPS sensors are approx. 5 months old...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I brief history of my problem: Approximately...

I brief history of my problem:

Approximately 6 months ago I was beginning to get engine hesitation when letting out the clutch at a stop light. I ordered your seals and replaced the VANOS seals...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I pulled the exhaust solenoid and cleaned it but...

I pulled the exhaust solenoid and cleaned it but there was no change to the codes or engine performance. It still throws the "VANOS, faulty exhaust reference value", idles rough, and chokes when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I didn't touch the cam sprokets, bolts, or nuts....

I didn't touch the cam sprokets, bolts, or nuts. I'm crossing my fingers that the VANOS exhaust solenoid piston is sticking and needs cleaning....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
Yes. I made sure to follow your step by step...

Yes. I made sure to follow your step by step directions exact. I replaced both seals for each groove, lubricated them with new engine oil, and made sure the pistons moved smoothly in their cylinders...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I found a definition for the "VANOS, faulty...

I found a definition for the "VANOS, faulty exhaust reference value" fault code: (P1520; DME internal values logical) Maximum VANOS adjustment angle, checked at every engine start must be within a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,847
Posted By devedean
I replaced the CCV valve over the weekend and...

I replaced the CCV valve over the weekend and consensus is accurate: it is a major pain in the @$$. While I was in there I cleaned the throttle body, idle control valve, and mass airflow sensor. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,729
Posted By devedean
+1 on Pelican Parts. I'm in the north bay (SF,...

+1 on Pelican Parts. I'm in the north bay (SF, CA) and get free shipping on most parts and it arrives the very next day. From the looks of it, you could build a brand new E46 from all the available...
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