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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By tcphoto
I was experiencing multiple lean codes that I...

I was experiencing multiple lean codes that I eventually solve and then P1343 popped up. I replaced the plugs and coils in May of last year so I never suspected them but a knowledgable BMW tech...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By tcphoto
Rather than putting a bandaid on it, I would...

Rather than putting a bandaid on it, I would spend $330. and do the work myself http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325Ci-M54_2.5L/Engine/Cooling/Refresh_Kit/ES2063861/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,932
Views: 960,181
Posted By tcphoto
After a maintenance filled July, I just drove it...

After a maintenance filled July, I just drove it and tested out a recently added lens.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,918
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats, laughingstock27! you bumped a thread...

Congrats, laughingstock27! you bumped a thread that was nearly five years old. Is that a record?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By tcphoto
I was getting P1343 (first cylinder fuel cutoff)...

I was getting P1343 (first cylinder fuel cutoff) and swapped coils between 1st and 2nd cylinder. It was Saturday and BMW Parts and my normal Import Shop were closed, so I bought one at one of those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By tcphoto
Good to hear, I was having a similar problem with...

Good to hear, I was having a similar problem with lean codes (P0171 and P0174) and 1st cylinder fuel cutoff. I swapped 1st and 2nd coils which were only 14 months old and it took a couple of days for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By tcphoto
The area makes me think that it's coming from the...

The area makes me think that it's coming from the thermostat or water pump. Have you pulled the water pump pulley to see if that is the culprit? What are the bolts torqued at?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,657
Posted By tcphoto
As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne...

As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne taste". If you want a fast BMW buy an M3 or supercharge yours.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By tcphoto
My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the...

My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the set of Style 197's and then MTech2 front bumper.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By tcphoto
There is a hot and cold level on the label. The...

There is a hot and cold level on the label. The tank is under it's highest pressure during these hot summers and I always err on the side of caution when adding coolant. You can always add a small...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By tcphoto
The coolant level is too high in the picture,...

The coolant level is too high in the picture, look at the label on the plastic nect to the cap. I think that you need to bleed again, heat on and fan at the lowest speed. Is your car an automatic? If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By tcphoto
I have tried helicoil once and found that it's...

I have tried helicoil once and found that it's essentially just wire but I was impressed with timesert. In the end, I just rethreaded to the next bolt size up and it made me more confident in the fix.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By tcphoto
What do your lenses look like? I have halogens...

What do your lenses look like? I have halogens and just replaced the lenses and it made a difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 738
Posted By tcphoto
Look at my avatar and signature.

Look at my avatar and signature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 738
Posted By tcphoto
You're crying about a lost grill when you have...

You're crying about a lost grill when you have those headlights and a nun painted M3 rep bumper? Your priorities are out of whack.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By tcphoto
Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on...

Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on time and money or you're just throwing parts at a perceived problem.

Other potential issues could be fuel pump, coils, vacuum hoses, VCG, CCV and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,296
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and...

Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and enjoy it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,932
Views: 960,181
Posted By tcphoto
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've...

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've done a certain level of maintenance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By tcphoto
Have you tried using a product made to clean...

Have you tried using a product made to clean alloy wheels? It may make quite a difference and much cheaper than refinishing them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By tcphoto
Condition of CCV, fuel pump, fuel filter, VCG, O2...

Condition of CCV, fuel pump, fuel filter, VCG, O2 sensors front and back and MAF? Read the codes and fuel trims and search the forums for information. An inexpensive scanner will be a great resource...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By tcphoto
Serves you right for putting an M3 bumper on a...

Serves you right for putting an M3 bumper on a 325. But, if you do a little homework you'll find that the 2001 bracket should work just fine. I imagine that M3 fender vents and Style 67's are next.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,932
Views: 960,181
Posted By tcphoto
The new MTech2 bumper arrived and installed. The...

The new MTech2 bumper arrived and installed. The old fog lights, front trim, painted reflectors and mesh will get cleaned up and posted for sale.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5,932
Views: 960,181
Posted By tcphoto
Hoodlum, it looks very nice. I have the same...

Hoodlum, it looks very nice. I have the same wheels on my E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By tcphoto
The first thing you should have learned after...

The first thing you should have learned after buying a BMW is to never replace only one cooling part. I'd spend the $300, do it yourself and replace everything and be confident that you're good for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,932
Views: 960,181
Posted By tcphoto
Washed it while the weather was good.

Washed it while the weather was good.
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