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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By Fr3nch
Clunk/Thud sound, doesn't follow the symptoms of diff mounts

As I understand it, bad diff mounts result if a clunk going from 1st to 2nd or engaging the clutch in reverse. My car does not do that. The clutch makes a very soft clunk when engaged but my indie...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,274
Posted By Fr3nch
Front control arms and a vanos seals kit as a...

Front control arms and a vanos seals kit as a stocking stuffer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
This was spot on! thanks for the info. Here is...

This was spot on! thanks for the info. Here is what I did. USB is 5V so you can take a USB charger for a phone (iphone / ipod / etc) and plug an old printer cable into it. Then cut the other end...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
I completely agree. I have read up on the stick...

I completely agree. I have read up on the stick slip effect and I know it was not that. I had a vacuum leak test done, and it passed, so I figured it could be the pedal, disa, ICV or TB. I pick...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
Update

Update:

I finally got around to checking out the accelerator pedal module. Apparently there are two potentiometers behind the pedal that detect pedal position. I took a multimeter and measured...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-22-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,176
Posted By Fr3nch
My car is having the same problem minus the hiss,...

My car is having the same problem minus the hiss, so i was hoping for a follow up to this if you guys figured out the problem.

If you didn't, the vacuum system is connected to the fuel filter,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
Hey now, careful with those big words, haha. ...

Hey now, careful with those big words, haha. Bently's says there are two pots in the module and Ill be checking them both over Thanksgiving. Do you know what the range and tolerance for the pots...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
Last bump before I take it to the dealer. If you...

Last bump before I take it to the dealer. If you have any input please help.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Fr3nch
I think my new axles may be DOA, but I am sure I can fix them, with help.

I just got front EMPI axles for my e46 XI. I didn't think anything was wrong at first; but when I tried to install them, they were too long. I noticed that the triple roller CV joint was not moving...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
A slight delay inthe throttle closing may be...

A slight delay inthe throttle closing may be normal but this definately is not. Like I said, there is aleast a second of hesitation between letting off the accelerator and the engine cutting power. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
I have not done the vanos seals, and don't plan...

I have not done the vanos seals, and don't plan to for a while. Probably next summer or something. My mechanic said I don't have a rattle or anything so I am not too worried about it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
Well I am pretty sure I sufficiently cleaned the...

Well I am pretty sure I sufficiently cleaned the TB. The butterfly was perfectly clean. But there was still some discoloration on the tube part of the TB, not enough to cause a physical change to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
One more thing, your profile says you have a...

One more thing, your profile says you have a 2001, do you have the all electronic TB? Or do you have the one with the cable? Knowing this would help eliminate an entire system as a potential problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
I cleaned the ICV as throughly as an ICV can be...

I cleaned the ICV as throughly as an ICV can be cleaned. I used 2/3 of a can of TB cleaner on it in addition to rags and stuff. If you twist the ICV back and forth about its long axis you should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fr3nch
Angry Mystery abnormal throttle response

I bought this car with 130K on it from the original owner. 2002 325 XI with the electronic throttle (no cable). There is one annoying problem that I can not get resolved.

The problem:
When I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By Fr3nch
You have to take it out unless you want to spray...

You have to take it out unless you want to spray a bunch of cleaner into your engine (don't do it). Its only 4 bolts and its pretty easy to get to them. You don't have to take off the wiring...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By Fr3nch
Here is an update. I got a ton of gunk out of...

Here is an update. I got a ton of gunk out of the ICV and the backside of the tb was also really dirty, even though the front side was perfectly clean. The engine idles better and had better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By Fr3nch
I'd like to know what kind of cleaner you used on...

I'd like to know what kind of cleaner you used on the ICV. I was just going to use Throttle Body cleaner. And also, what do you mean by a resonant click. I have never trouble shot a modern BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By Fr3nch
Everything was still air tight, but the lower...

Everything was still air tight, but the lower boot is starting to break down. The part that goes into the ICV was the worst, I am thinking that is what the dirt in the inlet side of the ICV was. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By Fr3nch
Took apart ICV, TB, MAF, and DISA...now which ones should I replace.

Just bought my first bimmer (2002 325xi):excited: and have been fixing one thing at a time. I am trying to fix a throttle response/slight loss of power issue so I took off my ICV TB MAF and DISA for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,342
Posted By Fr3nch
Ok, I just took my DISA out and now am worried...

Ok, I just took my DISA out and now am worried that I dropped the pin everyone is talking about. What does it look like and where is it on the DISA unit?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-17-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,619
Posted By Fr3nch
I put too much in my toyota once and weird stuff...

I put too much in my toyota once and weird stuff happened. Cruise control wouldn't work, if I turned the car off it wouldn't start again for about 30 minutes, and sometimes on the freeway I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Fr3nch
2002 325xi down on power. Any suggestions?

I bought this car a week ago and have been knocking out repair items one at a time, now I'm down to this one: The car does not have as much power as I think it should. I took it to a mechanic for...
Forum: Parting Out 10-10-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,683
Posted By Fr3nch
3 spoke sports steering wheel?

i need a 3 spoke steering wheel with the the bottons on it. If you car has it and its in good shape can you give me price to ship to 89503?

Thanks

The steering wheel im looking for is this...
Forum: Parting Out 10-10-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By Fr3nch
Steering wheel?

If your steering wheel is in good shape I'll take it, assuming its the 3 spoke sports wheel.

THis one:
(http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EU33&mospid=47722&btnr=32_1198&hg=32&fg=35)...
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