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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By jdstrickland
If the O2 heaters are offline, then the sensors...

If the O2 heaters are offline, then the sensors will be slow to read the efficiency of the CATs. If the CATs are expected to be efficient within 20 seconds, whatever, but it takes 60 seconds, then...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By jdstrickland
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By jdstrickland
The heated O2 issue means that the HEATER that is...

The heated O2 issue means that the HEATER that is built into the O2 is toast. I do not know about your tune, but my instinct is that the heaters in your sensors have failed. The heaters are only used...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By jdstrickland
Is Cruise Control even an option? I thought it...

Is Cruise Control even an option? I thought it was one of the standard features. But whatever, if the car has cruise then you should be able to find the actuator in the engine bay. Look for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By jdstrickland
Did the trip computer ever work? Maybe the turn...

Did the trip computer ever work? Maybe the turn signal stalk was replaced with one that supports the feature, but the feature is not on your car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 409
Posted By jdstrickland
The T-stat does its best to maintain the temp at...

The T-stat does its best to maintain the temp at 195F, that's about 95C, you are getting 100C. If I have my math right, you're wigging out over 5 degrees.


You are describing, I think, a symptom...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By jdstrickland
Point of order Most of us here are in the USA,...

Point of order
Most of us here are in the USA, and we do not have the diesel motors so the responses to this will be limited. Just so you know...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By jdstrickland
Sounds to me as if it's a flat plastic disk. Why...

Sounds to me as if it's a flat plastic disk. Why do you ask?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By jdstrickland
Spraying MAF cleaner should be okay. You need to...

Spraying MAF cleaner should be okay. You need to look around to see if you can find any broken hoses.

You know there is a slim chance you will live long enough to roll the odometer back around to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By jdstrickland
All of the things you are doing, except for...

All of the things you are doing, except for swaping the #6 coil with 3, should make a global change in the engine, not a unique change.

You have moved the 6-coil and boot to 3, and 3 still works...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By jdstrickland
It's one of those infamous "extra parts," that...

It's one of those infamous "extra parts," that they put into cars but the car does not need. Is there a BMW logo on it anywhere?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By jdstrickland
Unless the OP is going to work in the...

Unless the OP is going to work in the transmission, it's time to take the car to the shop. My personal choice is a Mom & Pop Authorized BMW Service Center.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By jdstrickland
+1 on the torque converter. POINT OF ORDER ...

+1 on the torque converter.

POINT OF ORDER
160,000 is not "a lot of miles." Most cars, on average, are doing about 12,000 - 15,000 per year. You are right in there at 160,000. Except that you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 388
Posted By jdstrickland
You might be competent, but lots of guys say, "I...

You might be competent, but lots of guys say, "I just finished fixing my car but it's still broke. It's broke different this time, what could the problem be?" I attempted to answer before the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 388
Posted By jdstrickland
My bad, the NSS is not used to protect the...

My bad, the NSS is not used to protect the flywheel from inadvertant contact with the starter gear. Sorry that I said something so stupid.

The NSS keeps the starter from firing when the car is in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 388
Posted By jdstrickland
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE with the...

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE with the engine running lean, you need to revisit the job-site you were in today and look at the various hoses and ducts for breaks. If you have any breaks,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 388
Posted By jdstrickland
Thje NSS should prevent the click. f the car...

Thje NSS should prevent the click. f the car thinks it's not in P or N, it should disable the starter because there is no reason to fire the starter if it isn't allowed to spin. For that matter, the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 725
Posted By jdstrickland
The pressure on the tire is not the operating...

The pressure on the tire is not the operating pressure, it is the MAXIMUM pressure that you should put in, which is a pressure you should never put in, by the way.

The maximum pressure for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By jdstrickland
Take the thing off that you are turning and see...

Take the thing off that you are turning and see what's happening.

Take the covers off of the steering column. When you take the part off that you are turning, you will see what the problem is.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By jdstrickland
Auto Down is a no-brainer. Nothing to it. ...

Auto Down is a no-brainer. Nothing to it.

Auto Up is a trick. If the window is going up and runs into a kid, it has to stop and reverse. It does not reverse all of the way to the bottom, but it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
Not likely the motor itself. It could be, I...

Not likely the motor itself. It could be, I suppose. But something you did is wrong and you have to start over.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By jdstrickland
The #1 problem with a grinding noise when the...

The #1 problem with a grinding noise when the window moves is the cable climbing over itself on the drum that it goes around.

The good news is, the noise doesn't last long. The bad news is that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jdstrickland
There are two different people asking more or...

There are two different people asking more or less the same questin, that's part of your confusion. The OP gave us a pic of a wire that looks like it got caught up in the power steering pulley, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jdstrickland
Fix the broken wire and pluug it back in, then...

Fix the broken wire and pluug it back in, then ask about the errors that remain.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By jdstrickland
Idle, not idol. I'm having trouble. There...

Idle, not idol.

I'm having trouble. There is a rattle inside the car? If yes, then you have something loose where the noise is.

Please, use some punctuation when in public. It's difficult to...
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