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Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-19-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Earendil
Thanks guys! Anything else that should be done...

Thanks guys! Anything else that should be done while I'm in there? Hoses obviously, but any inexpensive sensors? The guy doesn't have a lot of money, so I'm mostly looking for those things that are...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-18-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Earendil
Restarting Car fixes overheating issue?!

I'm an E30 & E46 guy, but am trying to help a buddy diagnose a 2007 E90 328i.

Primary Problem: Car Over heats after driving for a bit, regardless of speed.
Clue 1: When car starts to overheat,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
Well, I was working with the documentation...

Well, I was working with the documentation provided by the devices, and experience I had with other similar scan/reset tools.

The First OBDII reader specifically states put the key in position 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
We have a winner! Both the simple OBDII and the...

We have a winner! Both the simple OBDII and the new fancy one both show the MIL light on in key position 2 (run position) when the engine isn't running. My Wife's Toyota Matrix does not have this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
So, my EMJ 327 arrive today, so I downloaded OBD...

So, my EMJ 327 arrive today, so I downloaded OBD Fusion and gave it a go. First, I want to say that the app is pretty cool looking so far. Haven't used it enough to know if it'll be useful in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By Earendil
Update: Cheap Chinese fan installed, and it's...

Update: Cheap Chinese fan installed, and it's working fine. If/When it fails, I'll be able to install one of the bosch control units now that I have a compatible housing/assembly.

BMW-North, how...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
That's what I'm going with, since his post count...

That's what I'm going with, since his post count is quite high :-)



For the record, shortly after jfol's first post, I ordered a wireless ELM 327 OBDII reader, and will buy an associated app as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Earendil
BMW/Peake Codes, which are transient?

I can find many lists of codes, and thus can search on what they mean. I can not seem to find what condition will cause the ECU to clear the code. In other words, if the condition that causes a code...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
I recorded my OBDII reader in action, along with...

I recorded my OBDII reader in action, along with my dash lights. I did run the cluster test, and it also lit up my SES/CEL light.

https://youtu.be/_1RyLHlgakM




Crucial... to what? To...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
First up, I do appreciate the information and...

First up, I do appreciate the information and advice. It looks like good information. I am having a tiny bit of trouble applying it to my situation though.

If I were to sum up your take, it would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
I have the Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic...

I have the Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool (http://amzn.com/B001LHVOVK).




I have updated nothing but there are no external ports so I'd guess that the firmware is static.


...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Earendil
A possibly new OBDII/Emissions/MIL/Diagnostic question.

I love BMW forums because I so rarely have to ask a question; it's almost always been asked before. In this case, I'm not finding any mention of my particular scenario.

Back story:
My car went in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By Earendil
How to force Electric fan on?

I think the "http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=930848" for my electric fan is slowly dying. My electric fan has quit on me 2 times, only to go back to functioning fine once it's home.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Earendil
What to replace to cure "squeaky belt"?

Ladies and Gentlemen, my car has started to make a "squeaky belt" sound, though it could be a pulley or something like the AC component. The entire cooling system is two years and maybe 10,000 miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,650
Posted By Earendil
I haven't recieved a letter yet, but using the...

I haven't recieved a letter yet, but using the NHTSA VIN lookup (https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/vinLookup), I was able to figure out that mine is identified.

Has anyone attempted to get this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Earendil
Well, driving for 10 minutes should be enough to...

Well, driving for 10 minutes should be enough to get you a restart, but not so much extra that sitting and listening to your stereo like the guy you responded to suggested would be possible. I do not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Earendil
zero electrical changes. Not even an oil change...

zero electrical changes. Not even an oil change in the last few months. Maybe she is just begging for a little attention :)

I'll pull the fuses and report back. It's just a slow processes without...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Earendil
2amp drain when car is off.

Just recently my car has been dead after a few days of sitting. I thought I had let it sit too long, but just today I jumped the car, drove 10 minutes to the super markets, and she wouldn't even try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Earendil
Nothing, aye? Okay. I think I'll try J/B weld...

Nothing, aye? Okay. I think I'll try J/B weld since I can't find a replacement part. It looks like the only "right" option is a new radiator, in which case I can ruin this one trying to make it work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Earendil
Where to get threaded Behr drain plug?

I ordered a Behr radiator that I thought would have both drain plugs, so that it would fit with either an automatic or a manual. Turns out what came was just the automatic plug so the radiator leaks...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Earendil
Radiator failure?

I know, it's an e46 so the automatic answer is "yes" but hear me out.

I'm almost positive it's the radiator but I can't see very well where it's steaming from, and because it's at the very top of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,451
Posted By Earendil
I pored 3/4 of a gallon of water into that drain,...

I pored 3/4 of a gallon of water into that drain, and no visible water appeared, nor did the floorboards appear all that much more wet. There is also no delaminating or water damage to the A-pillar...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,451
Posted By Earendil
Okay, I'm resurrecting my own dead thread,...

Okay, I'm resurrecting my own dead thread, because I moved to Seattle and the issue is back with a vengeance. A few facts:
1. Water gets into car when the car is parked.
2. Water gets into the car...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By Earendil
Wonderful info! Looks like Pelican sells the bolt...

Wonderful info! Looks like Pelican sells the bolt for $25, which is a damn expensive bolt! But at least I know it's been designed for that application. Thanks for the information!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By Earendil
The problem is that #6 there is a hex head, which...

The problem is that #6 there is a hex head, which mine do not have. Mine are flat heads with a notch that prevents them from spinning. It's also not clear where that hex bolt is supposed to go by...
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