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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By CCA323
sorry for the late reply, you probably fixed it...

sorry for the late reply, you probably fixed it by now. I havent checked this forum in awhile. The problem was I didn't connect the throttle pin connector correctly. There are some arrows on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
It was elring Klingon.

It was elring Klingon.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
I replaced each grommet one by one individually...

I replaced each grommet one by one individually rather than taking each one out and starting over again. As each grommet was replaced I tightened it to final torque.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
Ok, so I replaced all 15 grommets this weekend. ...

Ok, so I replaced all 15 grommets this weekend. I replaced each one at a time rather than taking them all out and replacing them.

Today after a couple days of normal driving, I noticed a very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
As I said, I bought the grommets but just forgot...

As I said, I bought the grommets but just forgot to install them. If I replace them, can I just do it one by one without taking them all out and then installing the new ones in a criss...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
ok, thanks. I got 165k out of the original VCG...

ok, thanks. I got 165k out of the original VCG and the grommets looked to be in good shape. I think I'll leave them alone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By CCA323
How important is replacing the nut grommets when replacing the valve cover gasket?

I replaced the valve cover gasket today and didn't realize that I forgot to replace the 15 rubber nut grommets. I bought the parts, just forgot about it until the job was done.

I did inspect all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By CCA323
I don't believe they did replace the cap. I...

I don't believe they did replace the cap. I thought it was part of the expansion tank part but looking at the the part number in detail it's a separate item.

From what I've read most expansion...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By CCA323
Expansion tank failing after only 20k miles?

I had my expansion tank replaced a couple years ago. Recently, I noticed signs of dried coolant from the top of the tank between the cap and that plastic tab on the right. When I drive in really...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By CCA323
I tried restarting and clearing codes several...

I tried restarting and clearing codes several times and still get the P1580 code. Prior to that, I was getting a P0120, P0601, and P1542 codes suggesting something wrong with the throttle sensor. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By CCA323
When I looked at the cleaned throttle body, there...

When I looked at the cleaned throttle body, there was some grime along the outer edge of the butterfly valve where it comes into contact with the housing. In order for me to remove that, I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By CCA323
Thanks. I'll get the battery checked out. Do I...

Thanks. I'll get the battery checked out. Do I need to be careful with moving the butterfly valve when cleaning around it? I read that playing around with it could cause problems that might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By CCA323
Throttle body stuck?

I am getting a P1580 code indicating that the throttle body is mechanically stuck. I cleaned the throttle body as part of the replacement of the crankcase vent valve so I'm not sure why it's stuck. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By CCA323
EML and ASC Warning light after oil separator fixed

So I just replaced the oil separator and hoses to my car and am getting the EML and ASC warning lights when I start the car. The car sputters and hesitates when driving. I cleaned out the throttle...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By CCA323
So I got it scanned and it came back with...

So I got it scanned and it came back with PO170/173,P1189/1188 and P1250. I looked the codes up and it shows as something related to the fuel system. Any ideas what it could be?

It sounds like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By CCA323
thanks j2263. I think that the CVV might be it...

thanks j2263. I think that the CVV might be it from reading up about it but I'll get it scanned this weekend.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By CCA323
here's a video of the problem. ...

here's a video of the problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4jKRIGdeHs&sns=em

It sounds like a seal is trapped in my engine and wants to get out. Noise appears to be coming from the area...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By CCA323
Whirling noise and warning lights - what could it be?

I have a 323 with about 160,000 miles on it. This past month the engine has been making a whirling noise when idling. Usually I would hear it when starting the car and it would soon go away but...
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