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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2016, 11:36 AM
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Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi, YouTube is your friend, plenty of help on...

Hi, YouTube is your friend, plenty of help on there. Type in E46 parking brake. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. A common fail on the M43 is the coolant pipe...

Hi. A common fail on the M43 is the coolant pipe connector at the rear of the engine, not difficult to do just awkward . I did this write up years ago. Jim

Hi. Part was 7. part No. 11 53 1 708...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. If you have the M43 engine at the rear of the...

Hi. If you have the M43 engine at the rear of the engine is a pipe connector that is a common fail, worth checking.
Here is a write up on how to replace it, It's an old post so the pics. have gone....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Try UK E46 sites as the 318 is a common car...

Hi. Try UK E46 sites as the 318 is a common car there. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. I had a problem with my airbag, changed...

Hi. I had a problem with my airbag, changed module like for like and still no luck, so I went to a BMW independent garage and they reprogrammed the module and all is well ever since. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Search Final Stage Resister, it's a common...

Hi. Search Final Stage Resister, it's a common fault. Watch it does not keep running when key is out as it can cause battery drain. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi Have you been on any of the UK E46 sites for...

Hi Have you been on any of the UK E46 sites for help, as your engine is more common there.
Possible airlock, have you tried bleeding the system? Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Read up on GM5 module repair, go on eBay and...

Hi. Read up on GM5 module repair, go on eBay and type in BMW GM5 Module Repair and find someone to repair it. Can get it done in the UK but don't know where your from. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi You need to use Canbus Error Free bulbs. check...

Hi You need to use Canbus Error Free bulbs. check Ebay. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Possible that a bulb is on its way to bulb...

Hi. Possible that a bulb is on its way to bulb heaven and is just waiting to expire, RIP. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Have a look on UK BMW forums as it is a...

Hi. Have a look on UK BMW forums as it is a common motor there. jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. On the early E46's there were 2 ariel...

Hi. On the early E46's there were 2 ariel connectors, the large one and a smaller one. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Have a look UK on BMW E46 sites as it is a...

Hi. Have a look UK on BMW E46 sites as it is a common motor here. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi, Head gasket, piston rings and valve stem...

Hi, Head gasket, piston rings and valve stem seals might need doing. Do you have oil on the end of the exhaust pipe? Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Pull the fuse for the windows and see if your...

Hi. Pull the fuse for the windows and see if your battery keeps its charge, if so then that is the place to start looking for a fault.
You can buy a diagnostic setup from Ebay to use with a laptop...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. My thinking as well. Mind and keep us...

Hi. My thinking as well. Mind and keep us informed on your progress, keen to find out your cause. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,754
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Look in the boot on the right side and you...

Hi. Look in the boot on the right side and you should find a little green tab, give it a pull and the flap should open. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. I grabbed this of the UK E46 Zone, see if it...

Hi. I grabbed this of the UK E46 Zone, see if it helps. Jim
if you want to find a parasitic drain on your car, its quite easy. first find yourself a multimeter that has either an amp clamp or or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,785
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Try going on UK E46 sites as the N42 engine...

Hi. Try going on UK E46 sites as the N42 engine is more common there. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. A common fault is the FSR, is you heater...

Hi. A common fault is the FSR, is you heater blower working correctly? Try pulling the fuse for your climate control and see if your battery holds its charge.
Search for parasitic drain and that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. I used a Dremel to buff down the outer edge...

Hi. I used a Dremel to buff down the outer edge of the bulb, if that doesn't work use the dremel to widen the hole. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi Kwik Fit is a muffler shop in the UK. They are...

Hi Kwik Fit is a muffler shop in the UK. They are not to keen on you giving them parts to fit as they can't scam you on price. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. When you say water reservoir do you mean...

Hi. When you say water reservoir do you mean coolant or screen wash, if coolant I would say there is a problem.
If there is body damage and a coolant leak I would be thinking twice about it. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. Have you checked the fuse for the heater...

Hi. Have you checked the fuse for the heater motor is ok? Possible the FSU was a non OEM one and has failed. Jim
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By jcjdavis1
Hi. You have the M43 engine, very easy to work...

Hi. You have the M43 engine, very easy to work on. If you are going to change any sensors buy OEM and not cheapies from Ebay, places like Eucarparts, http://www.c3bmw.co.uk/Page.asp?CategoryID=32 and...
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