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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
Thanks again, Dslboomer for the link. So the...

Thanks again, Dslboomer for the link. So the diode works as a high voltage rectifier, not a Zener as I first thought. The diode is to prevent a spark during the primary winding is being charged (yes,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Sapote
"Again, not sure your purpose for all of this,...

"Again, not sure your purpose for all of this, even if it is for the purpose of dealing with older cars, most of this information is irrelevant because even with classic cars, most people will either...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Sapote
1) "Ignition coils have been split into 2 parts...

1) "Ignition coils have been split into 2 parts for years, EVEN if there is a common connection between the primary and secondary windings."

Do you mean before that the very early ones only have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
"you can not use resistance measurement to check...

"you can not use resistance measurement to check circuit because a high voltage diode (to suppress pre-spark) is in between them. "

Dslboomer, many thanks for this information. Is there any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Sapote
What's All This Secondary Ignition, Anyhow????

As Jfoj had suggested, I create this thread to discuss about Secondary Ignition, as he called it. The intention of this post is to give more clarity on the subject, the ignition coil, for other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sapote
I don't. What do you mean secondary ignition? Do...

I don't. What do you mean secondary ignition? Do we have two set of coils per cylinder? Do you mean multiple sparks per coil? I do know every coil has two separated coils inside, works like an AC...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sapote
Since the code consistently pointed to #6, then...

Since the code consistently pointed to #6, then why we suspect the old fuel pump which should affect all injectors and not just #6?

To check fuel pump issue (not enough pressure), simply connect a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
I had checked all of my working coils, and all of...

I had checked all of my working coils, and all of them had the same measurement: my DVM ohm meter read infinite resistance (open circuit) between the spark plug terminal (boot removed) and any of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
Jfoj, From the link you posted about the old...

Jfoj,

From the link you posted about the old coil car, the combination of capacitor (condenser) and break point is equivalent to the E46's transistor switch (inside the DME box) or trigger signal....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
"I never heard of sharing 12V and...

"I never heard of sharing 12V and secondary high voltage in the old distributor ignition system. Can you imagine the damage to the electrical system from high voltage generated on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By Sapote
Is it the ABS too sensitive, or the brakes too...

Is it the ABS too sensitive, or the brakes too sensitive?

From what you said, just a light touch on the pedal would locked up the wheel (leading to ABS in action). ABS only kicked in if it detect...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
I want to check the coil with DVM. How do I know...

I want to check the coil with DVM. How do I know which is pin 1,2,3? The numbers on the coil are not 1,2,3.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sapote
The easiest and cheapest way for to find if the...

The easiest and cheapest way for to find if the HG or the head cracked: fill in coolant and bleed the system normally, then let the car idle long enough to normal operating temperature, then shut it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Sapote
"It started the other day when my idler pulley...

"It started the other day when my idler pulley bearing blew and the pulley flew off. I replaced it and then took it out for a test drive to make sure I got everything together correctly. On that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Sapote
I love to investigate ground zero of a fire. ...

I love to investigate ground zero of a fire.
Here what I think: the idler pulley broke and the belt wiped around, hitting the thermostat wires and pulled on them, the force broke the thermo's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Sapote
someone posted a schematic for the coil wiring,...

someone posted a schematic for the coil wiring, and this is what I see:

pin 3 connected to 12v via a relay (turn on by ignition key I think)
pin 1 connected to a transistor for switching the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By Sapote
You didn't say that in here: "it wouldnt even...

You didn't say that in here: "it wouldnt even crank after service of some oils, waterpump and fuel filter"
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By Sapote
"If you have an automatic transmission you need...

"If you have an automatic transmission you need is a fan clutch removal tool. A torx screw also holds the automatic fan shroud in place."

No special tool needed here. I used a simple Crescent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sapote
You had done many things wrong here, or didn't...

You had done many things wrong here, or didn't understand how things work. I understand people try to DIY to save $$$ or whatever reasons, but before working on these cars, you need to read and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By Sapote
Buy OEM. I had similar issue and I found out the...

Buy OEM. I had similar issue and I found out the non-OEM tank level sensing didn't work reliably. I replaced with OEM from dealer and it fixed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By Sapote
"If i got any more than about 10% on to the...

"If i got any more than about 10% on to the brakes they were locking up and the abs was kicking in."

Too vague; what do you mean 10% on the brakes? or brake pedal? How could one know the brake...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By Sapote
This sounds too simple, unless the car has no...

This sounds too simple, unless the car has no intake manifold. It took me 5 hrs to remove the manifold to have clear access at the starter.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sapote
"If the HG is blown, you are looking at replacing...

"If the HG is blown, you are looking at replacing the engine, not repairing it"

See this link: I repaired the overheated, water-locked, cracked head engine for less than $1000.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By Sapote
" i have current when turning the key on the...

" i have current when turning the key on the control cable on the starter. "

How did you know this? method, equipment?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By Sapote
" i have current when turning the key on the...

" i have current when turning the key on the control cable on the starter. "

How did you know this? method, equipment?
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