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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By mnzhp
Yeah, the CAI was installed when I bought the...

Yeah, the CAI was installed when I bought the car. I would have chosen an AFE or other CAI that does not use oil. I do like the sound I get with the CAI, but the foam is reaching the end of its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By mnzhp
MAF cleaner did the trick

I pulled the MAF and cleaned it with CRC cleaner, and cleared the codes. No codes have come back and it doesn't feel like it might stall at cold low idle. Thanks!

I have a foam cold air intake,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By mnzhp
I just had to replace the passenger side front...

I just had to replace the passenger side front door window regulator on my 2002 convertible. The regulator was toast. There are many good videos and threads to help you through it. You will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By mnzhp
Lean codes - thanks!

Lean codes - totally makes sense. Searching on threads with those words, I found lots of detail - like you said I would :) I have had MAF cleaning on my list of to-dos, and will also look for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By mnzhp
Forgot to mention the mileage; 83,000. The only...

Forgot to mention the mileage; 83,000. The only engine-related things that have been replaced during my ownership are fuel pump (last year), fuel filter (3 years ago), spark plugs (last year).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By mnzhp
03 330i ZHP - codes 2882, 2883, 2976

My 03 330i ZHP 6 speed sedan recently started throwing codes.
- 2882; mixture preparation bank #1
- 2883; mixture preparation bank #2
- 2796; electronic throttle controller; adaptation wrong...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mnzhp
If the pulley shredded / exploded, it might have...

If the pulley shredded / exploded, it might have taken out the expansion tank.

Search for Smolk's thread about removing the fan without a counterhold tool. You still need the right big ass...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mnzhp
Sounds like the tensioner is bad. You should be...

Sounds like the tensioner is bad. You should be able to see if it applies tension (you need the right size Torx bit and a breaker bar/long ratchet). Check for a belt changing video on the forums or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By mnzhp
I love the feature, but it happens in BOTH mirror...

I love the feature, but it happens in BOTH mirror adjustment switch positions - I CAN'T turn it off. I was wondering if anyone else had this experience and how they fixed it. The only things I can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By mnzhp
Passenger mirror ALWAYS goes down in reverse

I checked some other threads and didn't see an answer to this question. When I shift into reverse, my passenger side mirror always goes down, regardless of whether the mirror joystick is switched...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,330
Posted By mnzhp
Some indy shops can program your fob to put the...

Some indy shops can program your fob to put the convertible top down remotely, too. Eurotech in MN did for me :)
Forum: General BMW 07-18-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,619
Posted By mnzhp
I believe the third turbo is run by an electric...

I believe the third turbo is run by an electric motor; it will spool up faster and sooner than the exhaust turbos. The entire idea is to eliminate turbo lag without all the parasitic power draw of a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By mnzhp
I had Kumho Ecstas (I don't remember the exact...

I had Kumho Ecstas (I don't remember the exact model) on my ZHP when I bought it - they were pretty well worn but with decent tread left, so I ran them for one summer. I hated them; noisy, tramlined...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By mnzhp
If you do want to stick with OEM, check out some...

If you do want to stick with OEM, check out some of the sponsors of this site for your parts. I also use Pelican Parts, and they have been great.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By mnzhp
I had a similar problem, and needed a new...

I had a similar problem, and needed a new ignitor. Unfortunately, the ignitor is buried in the headlight housing - replacing it isn't hard, but it takes awhile, being careful during disassembly,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,280
Posted By mnzhp
I use Red Line MTL with great success. Fast Bob...

I use Red Line MTL with great success. Fast Bob is completely correct - a manual does not make the same demands on fluid as an auto, because it doesn't have the complex valve body, etc. Use any...
Forum: General BMW 04-08-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,233
Posted By mnzhp
Funny - E46 M3's have no spare and no run flats -...

Funny - E46 M3's have no spare and no run flats - they have the sealant / inflator kit. If it works on thousands of E46 M3's, why not on all Bimmers? It elminates the ability to repair the flat,...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-27-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,473
Posted By mnzhp
I know pricing is location specific, but for...

I know pricing is location specific, but for reference, I bought my '03 330i ZHP in August, 2009 in Minnesota for $16.5k, with 58,000 miles on it. Mine is a 6MT, which on NADA, KBB makes it worth...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By mnzhp
It is a quick and easy replacement, and the OEM...

It is a quick and easy replacement, and the OEM switch is less than $60 brand new from Pelican and others.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,015
Posted By mnzhp
ZHP's have no additional maintenance issues or...

ZHP's have no additional maintenance issues or problems beyond other E46's, with the exception of some issues with accelerated wear on the special camshafts - I believe this was on early cars ('03 -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By mnzhp
OP - www.realoem.com is a great resource for...

OP - www.realoem.com is a great resource for finding OEM part numbers - full exploded diagrams of E46's and other Bimmers with part numbers, and it accounts for mid run facelifts, etc. Check it out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By mnzhp
Agreed on minimal / zero impact of intakes and...

Agreed on minimal / zero impact of intakes and exhausts on E46's in terms of horsepower. But, if you are going for a throatier sound, an intake is cheaper than an exhaust. My ZHP came to me with an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By mnzhp
Finally changed the ignitor yesterday - that...

Finally changed the ignitor yesterday - that fixed the problem. The Bently diagram was NOT enough - there is a great how-to on E46 Fanatics. The entire headlight housing needs to come out and be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,396
Posted By mnzhp
OP - find an independent BMW shop in Vancouver...

OP - find an independent BMW shop in Vancouver and have them do the fluid and filter change. They should get the correct fluid that is the best current option. It might be a BMW labeled fluid, it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By mnzhp
I bought a new ignitor, but I haven't taken the...

I bought a new ignitor, but I haven't taken the time to put it in yet. As the temps have dropped here in MN, the passenger side has been mostly out, but it does occassionaly work. I'm hoping to get...
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