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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
Misfires Solved

Quick follow up... Was having multiple misfires codes and rough idle. Finally got this fixed today and want to thank the guys who got me steered in the right direction. Most every thing rubber or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By mvd
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=10...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=106

this forum has section just for E46 convertibles... seems like theres a few there similar to yours...

I got the same setup... been lucky so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
Outstanding threads bluebee... this will keep me...

Outstanding threads bluebee... this will keep me busy all winter if necessary...

Thanks to both of you guys for the rudder on this. I'll report back when this is fixed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
Never cleaned the MAF... been 7 years since I...

Never cleaned the MAF... been 7 years since I bought the car... next thing on list now. Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
Pulled plugs, looked OK. #3 wasn't perfectly dry...

Pulled plugs, looked OK. #3 wasn't perfectly dry but not enough oil to even make a mark on a paper towel. Check coils (unplugged one at a time), all worked (engine changed sound after each pull,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
ahull- Thanks for the ideas. Plugs coming out...

ahull- Thanks for the ideas. Plugs coming out later today after the rain stops here. Found one thread where a bad connection to the injectors was the culprit for so many misfires. I'm going to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By mvd
maybe check the reservoir ...

maybe check the reservoir

http://blog.bavauto.com/13996/bmw-convertible-top-hydraulic-fluid-check-and-fill-e46-3-series/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By mvd
Multiple Misfire Codes

2005 325 Cic - 108K

Fuel pump and filter changed 20K ago. Pre-cat O2 sensors and plugs changed 25K ago. Never had a reason to change anything else engine related yet, including any vacuum related...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By mvd
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=10...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=106

try this for convertible specific issues...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By mvd
Assuming you have the engine splash shield on......

Assuming you have the engine splash shield on... oil could have been dripping/leaking/collecting for awhile w/o notice. Rubber and oil don't get along well, so yeah, it could be the belt failed in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By mvd
Not saying this a perfect diagnostic.. but just...

Not saying this a perfect diagnostic.. but just before my fuel pump went out I had P0171 and P0174 popping up repeatedly. My theory is that when the fuel pump starts to deteriorate it results in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By mvd
I work at Pax River now... every day is an sir...

I work at Pax River now... every day is an sir show... lot's of E46's floatin' around as well
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mvd
OK.... I'm not getting the purpose of draining,...

OK.... I'm not getting the purpose of draining, refilling and running 50-100 miles and repeating. If you drain, drop, change the filter. once... I can't imagine there's enough residual ATF that would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By mvd
based on what you've done so far, here's what I...

based on what you've done so far, here's what I would do

take the fuel pump out. test it. if it doesn't work, replace it. do the fuel filter as well

do a search on the relay, I think there's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By mvd
Are you positive you got the hoses on ALL the...

Are you positive you got the hoses on ALL the way? I ask because when i did mine, the lower hose was a little tight to work with and I initially didn't have it pushed all the way on and it leaked a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By mvd
The power steering reservoir tends to weep fluid...

The power steering reservoir tends to weep fluid when the O-Ring on the cover gets hard and doesn't seal well. The result is what you see. You could get a new O-Ring or a whole new cap and that will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By mvd
right from that reservoir

right from that reservoir
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By mvd
Is it REAL stiff? Almost hard to turn? If so the...

Is it REAL stiff? Almost hard to turn? If so the pump impeller shaft snapped. Very common. Level wouldn't change but if you turn the wheel while looking in the reservoir you'll notice the fluid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mvd
I haven't done the OFG yet, but seemed to have...

I haven't done the OFG yet, but seemed to have done almost everything else around it. If you're taking the fan off and going that deep, may as well check and see if the power steering pump, the whole...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By mvd
Did you use Griots Garage products... or...

Did you use Griots Garage products... or what______?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,309
Posted By mvd
I can't imagine any problem with idling (worse in...

I can't imagine any problem with idling (worse in reverse), that is caused by "the battery".

Obtw.... If your fuel pump (which includes the gas level sensor) started coming apart... It could clog...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,309
Posted By mvd
Bad fuel level readings (level is read by fuel...

Bad fuel level readings (level is read by fuel pump) + car stalls (possible fuel pump)

Agree could be anything else... But if you have never changed your fuel pump with 150K miles.... It might be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By mvd
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603624
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mvd
IF your power steering fluid is full... and you...

IF your power steering fluid is full... and you don't have power steering... then it's most likely your power steering pump. Either the shaft inside broke... or like mine, the impellers broke off and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By mvd
just a long shot... but check your window is...

just a long shot... but check your window is aligned correctly. on the convertibles the windows automatically reset the space at the roof right after you close the door. If the window isn't aligned...
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