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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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Posted By flowinh2o
E46 (M56) value cover gasket

Just in case anyone is having problems finding the right valve cover gasket for your E46 like I did I am posting this. I have an E46 that was manufactured in 2003 and it turns out that its a SULEV...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
So it turns out that the problem was related to a...

So it turns out that the problem was related to a pinch in the small vacuum host running from the check valve. I had recently changed out this hose after discovering that it was broken and it must...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
It appears I finally found my answer. Quoted...

It appears I finally found my answer. Quoted from the Failure of secondary air system (fault analysis guide) - "After starting the engine, the actuation time of the secondary air pump is from 2.5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
Maybe the motor cutting our prematurely is cause...

Maybe the motor cutting our prematurely is cause by the relay? I see several other posts now reffering to this. P/N 12 63 1 742 690...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
Interesting...so it seems that it running for a...

Interesting...so it seems that it running for a minute is the normal expect behaviour. Any ideas on what would cause the pump to stop running? From Hexy27's post I would assume it must be a problem...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
Thanks for the reply and good hear confirmation...

Thanks for the reply and good hear confirmation of the longer run time. Any check engine light for you as well?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By flowinh2o
Secondary Air Pump Run Time

Hello Fellow Bimmerfestians. I am diagnosing the notorious P1418 fault code about seconday air injection system and see all of the troubleshooting guides and videos online. However, the one thing I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,826
Posted By flowinh2o
Hello everyone. I am also up against the elusive...

Hello everyone. I am also up against the elusive P1418 diag code and was wondering if anyone could tell me how long the pump should actually run during a cold start. Mine is running for about 5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,887
Posted By flowinh2o
Seconday air pump run time

Hello everyone. I am also up against the elusive P1418 diag code and was wondering if anyone could tell me how long the pump should actually run during a cold start. Mine is running for about 5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,737
Posted By flowinh2o
Actually...it was the tires

In my case it did actually turn out to be the tires. They must have wore unevenly and were loud as hell only at low speeds especially coming to a stop. I would try and swap your front to back if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By flowinh2o
Dice is nice

Have had the Dice module for about a year now and it has worked pretty well. I had to power cycle it a couple times after it became unresponsive by simply unplugging it for a minute, but other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,529
Posted By flowinh2o
With the tires or the suspension? I ended...

With the tires or the suspension? I ended replacing the control arms, control arm Bushings, and both sway bar links. I also got the alignment done which cut down on the tire noise a bit. The not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,852
Posted By flowinh2o
2003 325it wagon

Purchased a sports wagon for $17,500 with 34,000 miles about 8 months ago.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,529
Posted By flowinh2o
Thanks for all the good info. The car only...

Thanks for all the good info.

The car only has about 40k miles on it. When I purchased the car about a year ago with 34k the tires were pretty much brand new. One thing I did notice is that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,529
Posted By flowinh2o
That is a good question and that I wondered...

That is a good question and that I wondered myself. To his credit maybe he wasn't looking for play in the front end. The alignment shop was the one that noticed since they couldn't get it aligned. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,529
Posted By flowinh2o
Noise from suspension at very low speeds

I have a 2003 325i wagon that just recently started making a clunking noise that is very noticeable at very low speeds. The sound seems to come from the front end and can be triggered by even the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By flowinh2o
Thanks!

Thank you much, thats what I was looking for. After contacting my dealer here in San Diego they quoted me $70 with installation so might as well go that route.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By flowinh2o
Rust in dirvers side mirror

Anyone out there have their side mirrors get some moisture in between the laminate and the mirror glass? Mine is now rusting and need to replace it. How hard is it to replace? Any guides out there...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,737
Posted By flowinh2o
Well I had the control arm bushings replaced and...

Well I had the control arm bushings replaced and that seemed to do the trick. Whata know the dealership was right.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,737
Posted By flowinh2o
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I do...

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I do believe that the guys that sold me this car put the sports package rims and new tires on it so I'll take it in to have it balanced and alighned first...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,737
Posted By flowinh2o
I would think if it had anything to do with the...

I would think if it had anything to do with the tires or rim itself the problem would only get worse with speed and would not go away. Usually it only shakes when I first start driving and then goes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,737
Posted By flowinh2o
Steering wheel shaking at low speeds

I am new to Bimmerfest and new to BMWs. Just purchased a 2003 325i wagon for the wife a couple of months ago and love it so far. I noticed a strange shaking in the steering wheel at slow speeds...
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