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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By PerfectStorm01
They should be ringing, I read your DIY 3x and I...

They should be ringing, I read your DIY 3x and I was just changing the plugs :thumbup:

Well BMW put Bosch in and they were a bit loose compared to the official torque values of BMW and NGK (I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I only use Shell 95 or 98 RON. My commute to work...

I only use Shell 95 or 98 RON. My commute to work is about 9/10 miles one way with traffic lights and about a 50 mph speed limit. I don't baby my car I normally get her up to 4000/5000 rpms 2x a trip.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks. Just drove the car around and the...

Thanks. Just drove the car around and the tune-up still hasn't helped the hesitation. I think I will end up going for the dme flash.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Spark plug/coil boot replacement

Some of you may have read my "3000 rpm hesitation" post. As part of my continued PM regimen I have replaced my spark plugs and coil boots. I had my spark plugs replaced when I bought the car about 3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks solidjake. I've read that thread and...

Thanks solidjake. I've read that thread and thought I would give a flash a go. Do you think there is a high risk that if I do flash the dme that something else would stop working? I haven't read...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks. No grinding very smooth. Almost like you...

Thanks. No grinding very smooth. Almost like you are reaching the top of the rpm band just before you would change gears, but instead it drops 200-300 then just continues climbing in rpms. Maybe I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Really? :confused:

Really? :confused:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks. The hesitation occurred before the vanos...

Thanks. The hesitation occurred before the vanos seal upgrade and tranny fluid refresh (btw I didn't flush the tranny. It was a drain and refill along with a new filter). In fact, i thought the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By PerfectStorm01
3000 rpm hesitation

Hi everyone,

I have searched everywhere for months on this and decided to do some good ole PM before flashing the dme. My car is a fully maintained 2001 320ci auto and has 190k kms (115k miles)
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm still around. It was the aux fan. I decided...

I'm still around. It was the aux fan. I decided to live with it as my car has been running a few degrees cooler so it doesn't click on. Once I replace my tstat (for th 3x) I'm sure it will be back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By PerfectStorm01
+1 Fuel pump would definitely be where I...

+1

Fuel pump would definitely be where I would start. Having low oil is just carelessness. You should check your oil once a month as some bimmers are notorious for burning oil. As mentioned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I agree with all the comments. I went through a...

I agree with all the comments. I went through a phase after finally getting over the ZF paranoia stage, of using the manual and sport modes. Frankly, manual mode is horrible and provides no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Same with mine. Doors lock but only drivers side...

Same with mine. Doors lock but only drivers side unlocks. Thought it was actuator not GM5.

OP, Scott has a website ghag may help to diagnose as well.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By PerfectStorm01
My first codes ever

Seeking advice. I have been chasing a rich condition for a while, but it never threw a code. I have cleaned the TB, ICV and MAF, disa upgrade, vanos upgrade, cooling system refresh, fuel filter and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I think I read a while ago someone cleaning it...

I think I read a while ago someone cleaning it out or maybe it was the electrical connection :dunno: I'm not running lean nor do I have codes, but I am running rich. I just can't see that attributing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I have the same issue with my 2001 auto. It has...

I have the same issue with my 2001 auto. It has never stalled but still get the idle drop when coming to a stop. It's more prevalent in colder temps rarely happens in the summer. I've replaced my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I would definitely help, but you wouldn't want to...

I would definitely help, but you wouldn't want to use my -10.4 and -10.9 LTFTs. Very rich, still trying to narrow down my issue. still no CEL though :dunno:

Sorry.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Bmw maf

Does anyone know if a genuine bmw maf has a bmw symbol on it? I'm just trying to figure out if I have an aftermarket or OEM maf. thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I chose the shop based on some work mates...

I chose the shop based on some work mates recommendations. In essence, the shop and insurance carrier take care of everything.

Some of you had already mentioned the upgrades but they are too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm a happy man again. I got my car back...

I'm a happy man again. I got my car back yesterday and it looks awesome. Its been 2 weeks of driving in a Nissan Micra (not sure if this car exists in the US), but it is not a pleasant experience...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe...

exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe was rock solid and straight. left rear corner was buckling and very slightly on the right side too. I'm looking forward to detailing my car again.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2...

Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2 days for an insurance assessor, 2 weekends and a public holiday, day for parts and I'm sure I wasn't the only car they had to work on. So 1 week of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Quick update

I stopped by the panel shop today to check up on my baby. I am happy to report that she was being painted. New trunk, new bumper and new paint job all the way up to the door handles. Another week to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and...

Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and getting an mtech2 bumper and csl boot will probably add $2k to my bill, another few weeks to import and it will still take me 8.5 seconds to hit 100...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year...

Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year old 320ci is worth nearly $12k, that's why I buy most of my parts from the US and Europe and that's why I DIY. Minimum wage here is double vs the US....
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