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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By ScottyWM
Yeah, this is not my first BMW rodeo... I've put...

Yeah, this is not my first BMW rodeo... I've put well over 500k on these beasts. Done my share of cooling system overhauls. Actually this car has had a really great service history and all you've...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By ScottyWM
Expansion tank?

Just started driving the 2000 328i that used to be my daughter's driver. Replaced the upper radiator hose because the head on the bleed screw was busted off. Filled and bled the system as per...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By ScottyWM
Success! It came off the water pump real easy....

Success! It came off the water pump real easy. Was very careful at the radiator/overflow end, but with some prying and jiggling it came off without anything breaking. Thanks all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By ScottyWM
How right you are. I drove it in the hot...

How right you are. I drove it in the hot afternoon yesterday with the SAI disconnected and had no issue. But when I started it this morning (69) I got an immediate CEL. Code P1421.

So I just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By ScottyWM
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of!:cry: But they do...

Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of!:cry: But they do pull straight off then? The connector looks kind of weird like it is a twist lock or something. I guess I'll see what it is when I look at the new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By ScottyWM
Upper radiator hose

2000 328i
So my coolant bleeder screw broke. I tried the hot screwdriver trick. It worked for about one turn. Then the plastic just crumbled. I tried it with a new hot screwdriver, but it wouldn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By ScottyWM
So... I still haven't done anything with this SAI...

So... I still haven't done anything with this SAI yet. IT still makes the loud whirring noise. Will I get a code if I were to simply disconnect the wiring harness? It's due for it's annual inspection...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By ScottyWM
Okay, but it's much louder than it used to be....

Okay, but it's much louder than it used to be. Maybe it's on its way out.:dunno: At least it looks like a pretty easy (and not too expensive) replacement if/when it quits.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By ScottyWM
Thanks, it sounds like there's nothing to worry...

Thanks, it sounds like there's nothing to worry about. It makes the same noise as one of the youtube videos showing it working. Nope, no CEL.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By ScottyWM
What's this thing?

My daughter drives the 2000 E46, lives 5 hours away. Her car makes a loud whirring metallic noise on a cold start. It stops after about a minute, and doesn't do it when the car is warm Or has been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
Thanks, great information! And it looks like the...

Thanks, great information! And it looks like the guy who started that company to sell the kits is right here where I live in Raleigh. Seems like a simple enough job (although time intensive), trouble...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
Thanks, and I've bookmarked your youtube page! I...

Thanks, and I've bookmarked your youtube page! I saw the post-repair video, but not the pre-repair. Yes, it only does it when cold. Now to search for the DIY how-to on this repair.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
So just finished replacing the thermostat and...

So just finished replacing the thermostat and belts. No problem there. Engine warms up nicely and code is gone. But this didn't fix the surging at cold idle problem. And, we just noticed that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
That is correct :thumbup:

That is correct :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
Thanks, did you have the 1624 code too? Did you...

Thanks, did you have the 1624 code too? Did you see anything funny with the idle when it was running cold?

In the past I've been able to remove the fan with just a big wrench and whack it with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ScottyWM
P1624 CEL Code

Troubleshooting my daughter's 2000 328i with about 130k miles. I only see the car a few times a year so I don't have a lot of information on it. She has just started getting the CEL, had the codes...
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