E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > DIY: Do It Yourself

DIY: Do It Yourself
Post here to share or improve your wrench turning skills! All BMW E46 DIY tips, tales, and projects discussed inside. Learn to work on your car and know the right BMW parts you will need!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
Jstunt23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2000 323i
Throttle Cable housing on Throttle body

yep, pedal to the floor and no rev, pushed her home, luckily only down the block...
Ok so i removed the throttle body and found damage at the plastic end where the throttle cable connects...
After some of my own research I still haven't found an inexpensive option, anyone know if this plastic assembly is sold separate, PN, nomenclature and where I might find it? I can see where it would unbolt and could potentially be replaced...
Any options or help would be greatly appreciated.
Jstunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
Jstunt23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2000 323i
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0747.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	110.4 KB
ID:	477937

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0753.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	84.1 KB
ID:	477938
Jstunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
haurelio
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,027
My Ride: 2001 bmw 325i
check realoem.com
__________________
Contact me if you need to unlock your phone.

Also can code your car
haurelio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #4
Jstunt23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2000 323i
Thanks but no luck...
Jstunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #5
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,666
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
I doubt that part of tb is sold separately. Maybe you can see with yours whether you'd be able to buy one from a junk yard and replace just that part...or at that point, honestly, probably just replace the TB.

I'll check realoem, but as I recall, it's a single assembly.

Only other thought I have, not really seeing your 'break' live, is that maybe there's a way to drill a hole and 'pin' the end of the cable in there. As long as the ball on the end of cable is holding in there firmly, you should be fine...but I can't tell whether you have enough 'meat' left to hold it there.

GL...hth
__________________


dmax on the radio--answering all your car questions as best I can!
watsonnwatson.com every Wednesday at 9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 Click "Watch and Chat"
Please 'friend' me!
https://www.facebook.com/DMaxstandup
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:42 AM   #6
flashmeow
Banned User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,220
My Ride: E30-E46-E90-E90M-F30
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
I doubt that part of tb is sold separately. Maybe you can see with yours whether you'd be able to buy one from a junk yard and replace just that part...or at that point, honestly, probably just replace the TB.

I'll check realoem, but as I recall, it's a single assembly.

Only other thought I have, not really seeing your 'break' live, is that maybe there's a way to drill a hole and 'pin' the end of the cable in there. As long as the ball on the end of cable is holding in there firmly, you should be fine...but I can't tell whether you have enough 'meat' left to hold it there.

GL...hth
This. Sorry op. Ur only solution is to fix the plastic as best as u can. I recommend using JB Weld and slowly and little by little build up the spot.

sent from my dahc-6900 using Bimmer App
flashmeow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #7
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,666
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
Hmmm? Just a weird thought...don't move forward with it quite yet, but I wonder if you could cut the nib off the end of cable, melt a hole through that plastic piece and somehow bend/tie/crimp the cable through that rotating piece? Or, if it's plastic as you say (IDK) then maybe you could heat weld plastic back onto it to hold the nib in place?

If you cut the cable, though, you need to make sure that there's enough play for the cable to be in the correct position...and I'm really not sure about that at all. I know that you have some adjustment, but you might not have enough...it'd be tight...and actually, I think that idea of mine might not be such a good one...it happens! LOL

Your tb is probably toast, but given that, a little bit of experimentation isn't going to hurt you too bad. I bet you could find a working junk yard part for around $100 or so. Hey, wait, iirc, Mango is selling one--see E46Mango and his sig file...iirc, he's selling his for $80.

You're welcome!
__________________


dmax on the radio--answering all your car questions as best I can!
watsonnwatson.com every Wednesday at 9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 Click "Watch and Chat"
Please 'friend' me!
https://www.facebook.com/DMaxstandup
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 06:07 AM   #8
Edog323
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 119
My Ride: 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
I doubt that part of tb is sold separately. Maybe you can see with yours whether you'd be able to buy one from a junk yard and replace just that part...or at that point, honestly, probably just replace the TB.

I'll check realoem, but as I recall, it's a single assembly.

Only other thought I have, not really seeing your 'break' live, is that maybe there's a way to drill a hole and 'pin' the end of the cable in there. As long as the ball on the end of cable is holding in there firmly, you should be fine...but I can't tell whether you have enough 'meat' left to hold it there.

GL...hth
+1


Sent from my PG06100 using Bimmer App
__________________
Edog323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
Jstunt23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2000 323i
Sweet 80 would be a great deal! I will check it out when I'm off work... I also thought of using JB n building it up, just not sure how good it would hold...
Jstunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
///MPR77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,852
My Ride: 02 ///M3 Tri-Ped
Doug, Mangos TB is Drive By Wire though.
__________________

Bewahren Sie ihre ultimative fahrmaschine

Last edited by ///MPR77; 11-13-2012 at 11:53 AM.
///MPR77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,666
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///MPR77 View Post
Doug, Mangos TB is Drive By Wire though.
Sorry, OP, MPR is right. Wrong TB for you. Still...bet you can find one around...if you need it. Give it a shot with jb weld or something. Make sure the stuff cures thoroughly before use. If you can figure out an alternative 'rigging' method by heat welding or the like, that would work too...maybe.
__________________


dmax on the radio--answering all your car questions as best I can!
watsonnwatson.com every Wednesday at 9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 Click "Watch and Chat"
Please 'friend' me!
https://www.facebook.com/DMaxstandup
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 12:06 PM   #12
flashmeow
Banned User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,220
My Ride: E30-E46-E90-E90M-F30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jstunt23 View Post
Sweet 80 would be a great deal! I will check it out when I'm off work... I also thought of using JB n building it up, just not sure how good it would hold...
JB weld is like a chemical version of welding. It is eproxy. People use it to fix their transmission housing to engine oil pan

sent from my dahc-6900 using Bimmer App
flashmeow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #13
Jstunt23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2000 323i
Well I just picked some "plastic welder" by Versa Chem, figured I will test this out since I already tried shopping around and nothing under 250ish I will repost the results (this came recommended over JB since it specifies abs plastic.
Jstunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use