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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By cesmoot
Smile MAF and transmission?

Today my transmission started acting weird especially when slowing down in low speeds. Engine light came on. It seemed to shift ok but some rough activity (thought it was misfiring) but it wasn't. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,540
Posted By cesmoot
By now you probably have it out....listen.... you...

By now you probably have it out....listen.... you have to keep pulling on it...up and down...side to side....it will come out...you will not hurt it by pulling hard and rocking side to side...I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By cesmoot
Looks like I may have to pull it back off and...

Looks like I may have to pull it back off and inspect...I did remember it was crimped a little trying to get it off and on...may as well replace it then if I have to pull it off again.... uggg ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By cesmoot
Hey Anyone: Any advice on codes P0171 and...

Hey Anyone:

Any advice on codes P0171 and P0174

As best I can figure I have a vacuum leak somewhere. I have changed the MAF and the ICV within the past 3 weeks. Drove fine until today. It...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,584
Posted By cesmoot
Update, Idle Control Valve

Hey guys, As you may recall, about a month ago I cleaned and replaced the Idle Control Valve. Today I removed the old valve and installed a new one I purchased on Ebay for 135.00.

Apparently,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,584
Posted By cesmoot
Hi: Here is the link to the ebay MAF dealer ...

Hi: Here is the link to the ebay MAF dealer

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320609801034&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT

I have driven for about 2 weeks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,584
Posted By cesmoot
Hi, I'm no expert..but I replaced rather than...

Hi, I'm no expert..but I replaced rather than cleaned my MAF. I bought one on Ebay for about 60.00. I cleaned and stored the old MAF just in case as a back-up though. So far, so good....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,540
Posted By cesmoot
Kudos to Jake for his video posted to Youtube on...

Kudos to Jake for his video posted to Youtube on removing and replacing the ICV (Idle Control Valve). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STy-J10DtiU

Mind you, like most of us here I am not a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,540
Posted By cesmoot
Wass up Jake??? Hey man, thanks for the...

Wass up Jake??? Hey man, thanks for the video.... I may need to do this after I install my MAF and wait to see if it stalls on me again. Will keep you posted.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,540
Posted By cesmoot
ICV (Idle Control Valve) 325i removal and cleaning video

Hey guys, I found a youtube video for removing and cleaning the ICV idle control valve. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STy-J10DtiU
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,584
Posted By cesmoot
Hey guys, thanks for the advice here...I think I...

Hey guys, thanks for the advice here...I think I will just replace rather than clean...if that does not stop the stalling I will clean/replace the Idle control valve, which seems intimidating to me.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,584
Posted By cesmoot
Any video tutorials for installing MAF sensor?

Hi, Paid dealer 113.00 to perform diagnostic on Monday. He could not find the problem leading to engine stalling 3 times in 3 weeks while driving. (Car stalled again on Wednesday). Said it would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By cesmoot
Do you recommend fuel injection additive?

Hi, My 3251 has 64,000 miles and I am starting to notice a slight hesitation upon acceleration. (Car stalled a block from home last week.) My question is should I add a fuel injector additive and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 101,655
Posted By cesmoot
Talking Boy am I relieved

Alex, I called BMW; they were kind enough to give me the shop foreman after hours. He said I should add freon first. Went to Auto Zone and purchased the can with the gauge etc for about 27.00.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 101,655
Posted By cesmoot
Unhappy Vents blowing cold air (drivers side) and warrm air on the passenger side

After all the work I did yesterday replacing the FSU, I am frustrated today....the vents on the right drivers side are blowing cold air, the vents on passenger side are blowing warm air...did I do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 101,655
Posted By cesmoot
It took me 4 hours (including going to get the...

It took me 4 hours (including going to get the replacement part) and a lot of frustrating moments and feelings of claustrophobia, but with my wife's help (her hands were small enough to push back the...
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