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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By JoshBosh
'02 325CI with 5 codes, rough and fluctuating idle

Hi all,

For over a year I've had an intermittent fluctuating idle that drops down to 500 rpms and then surges back up. Usually only happens when the climate control is on. I vacuum tested,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By JoshBosh
As an update, I figured out how to run the OBC...

As an update, I figured out how to run the OBC code for battery voltage while driving and took note of what it did when the idle dropped. It stayed at a stead 140/141 while driving bud during the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By JoshBosh
Thanks for the replies. I may just bite the...

Thanks for the replies. I may just bite the bullet and have the VANOS seals done but I'm a little reluctant without knowing that it's causing the issue. HEZTHEONE please do update us once your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By JoshBosh
Idle dip mystery I've tried all common fixes, only happens when climate control is on

Hi all,

I have a 2002 325ci E46. I've posted on this topic before (about 6 months ago) and found some helpful tips but nothing has worked yet. I know this is a common problem and I think I've...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By JoshBosh
Did you end up replacing your valve cover or just...

Did you end up replacing your valve cover or just using the cracked one? If you used the cracked one, could you please let me know if it gave you any problems. I had the exact same thing happen and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
So today I cleaned my MAF in hopes that it would...

So today I cleaned my MAF in hopes that it would help and discovered something that might be the source of my problem. The line coming off the bottom of my fuel tank breather valve is completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
So today I cleaned my MAF in hopes that it would...

So today I cleaned my MAF in hopes that it would help and discovered something that might be the source of my problem. The line coming off the bottom of my fuel tank breather valve is completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
No decrease in engine performance at all, just...

No decrease in engine performance at all, just the idle issue. How can I test if its a bad ICV without buying a new one?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
Scottji, I tried unplugging the connector to the...

Scottji, I tried unplugging the connector to the intake solenoid. The idle problem persists. When i rev the engine with the connectir undone, it's amlittle rough going back down to idle. Doesn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
Update: my mechanic just told me that originally...

Update: my mechanic just told me that originally there was an inlet vvt actuator code and a DISA code. He cleared them and they haven't come back after driving ~100 miles. He suspected that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
Thanks for the responses guys. It's a 2002 325ci...

Thanks for the responses guys. It's a 2002 325ci with 135K miles on it. I actually just bought it and started having this problem almost immediately. The guy I bought it from claimed that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JoshBosh
Fluctuating Idle Mystery - Please Help!

So I've been experiencing an idle fluctuation problem for a couple of months now, have tried multiple solutions, and finally bit the bullet and took it to my mechanic. I'm at a loss and my mechanic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JoshBosh
I will do that and report back. Thanks brobby.

I will do that and report back. Thanks brobby.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JoshBosh
Mini + BMW tech was right. Tank ventilation...

Mini + BMW tech was right. Tank ventilation valve. I googled a picture of it and noticed that there was no plug in the bottom of mine. This is located just below the air intake manifold and pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JoshBosh
Also I've been having really bad idling problems....

Also I've been having really bad idling problems. Cleaned my throttle body and ICV, which is what led to this discovery. Could this "mystery plug" be causing my idle issue? Any help is much...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JoshBosh
Better Pictures

Here is a bigger picture, properly oriented, with the wire circled. This is basically just under the intake tubing (which is removed) that comes out of the air filter box. I'm concerned that it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JoshBosh
What is this sensor / plug /wire near the intake?

This is probably a really dumb question but I was taking apart my intake to clean the throttle body and replace the lower intake boot and noticed what looks like a sensor at the end of a wire that's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By JoshBosh
Fair enough. I'll check the wiring. I used wire...

Fair enough. I'll check the wiring. I used wire connector tube crimps and them wrapped them up in in electrical tape for extra insulation. Not sufficient?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By JoshBosh
Thanks Tim for the move. I checked the fuse on...

Thanks Tim for the move. I checked the fuse on the back of the stereo. It's not blown.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By JoshBosh
Problem with aftermarket head unit

I bought my 2002 BMW 325ci with an aftermarket Pioneer head unit already installed but no steering wheel control module. I decided to install one myself. Got everything hooked up with the battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 69,415
Posted By JoshBosh
Same problem

See my other post for some good pictures of the zip tie fix. This part wasn't too hard. Unfortunately my door still isn't working. The cable doesn't want to engage the mechanism to open the door...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By JoshBosh
Exterior Door Handle Problem - Fixed one problem, created another

My E46 fell victim to the seemingly very common issue of a broken exterior door handle. After coming across a post, I set out to do a DIY fix. I managed to squeeze my hands into the very tight space...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By JoshBosh
My passenger rear door won't close!!! Please help - Thanks!

Hey guys,

I have a '94 525i with one hell of a problem. I often find myself stranded with the passenger rear door unable to close. My current solution is to tie my jumper cable to the interior...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-31-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By JoshBosh
Replacing rear BMW Emblem??

Hey guys,

Anyone have to replace the rear BMW emblem on the trunk? I was wondering how difficult it is and if anyone has found a good online part store that has these emblems for a good price.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-31-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,172
Posted By JoshBosh
Thanks to everyone very much. I got my seat...

Thanks to everyone very much. I got my seat fixed - the instructions were very clear and actually worked! A free repair!!!!
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