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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt_N
Well I screwed myself: the gasket was so brittle...

Well I screwed myself: the gasket was so brittle and baked onto the valve cover that I broke the cover. I'd been working on it for over an hour and I was on the last round gasket in the middle of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt_N
And Done! It took me right around 3 hours...

And Done!

It took me right around 3 hours total but it helped that I was familiar with pulling most everything on the driver side of the motor from cleaning my ICV and replacing my intake...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt_N
Got started this evening pulling all the stuff...

Got started this evening pulling all the stuff out of the way that has to move to expose the CCV and hoses as much as possible and what do I find- a hose that is busted in half... Gonna get up early...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt_N
I ordered my DISA gasket from German Auto...

I ordered my DISA gasket from German Auto Solutions for my M54 motor.

I'm not too concerned with testing the CCV, I'd just like to replace it for peace of mind and to keep hacking away at the list...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt_N
My PO171 & PO174 Journey

Well, at 150 miles on the trip odometer yesterday my SES light came on... again- same codes as before:

PO171 CNF - Bank 1 System Too Lean

PO174 CNF - Bank 2 System Too Lean

I've been using a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Fantastic news: my e46 is now running better than...

Fantastic news: my e46 is now running better than it has in quite a while. It started right up with the new fuel pump and I replaced the oil level sending unit and changed the oil, oil filter, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Yeah I swapped the fuel pump relay with the horn...

Yeah I swapped the fuel pump relay with the horn relay and still didn't get 12v to the fuel pump wiring harness after the initial key turn. It doesn't really make sense to me that you would need the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Well I've ordered a pump and am now in waiting...

Well I've ordered a pump and am now in waiting mode so since I don't have anything else to do and it's in the garage I adjusted my parking break, checked and cleaned my DISA, cleaned my ICV and then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
I used the OBC menu and it says 076 161 for test...

I used the OBC menu and it says 076 161 for test 6.0

I'm assuming this to mean 7.6 on the left side of the tank and 16.1 on the right side of the tank? I have about 3/8 of a tank right now...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
No I'm not getting 12v, somewhere around 5v is...

No I'm not getting 12v, somewhere around 5v is what shows up. I checked the fuse and it looks good. Is there some other relay I should be replacing first before I order a fuel pump?

Found more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Pump is getting power but I can't hear it so I...

Pump is getting power but I can't hear it so I guess it has to be the pump at this point.

The only other thought I had was that maybe that isn't enough power?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Is there any way to measure the pressure in the...

Is there any way to measure the pressure in the fuel lines?

Also another thing I noticed after changing the fuel filter is that my instant mpg gage is all screwy- it swings all the way to 12 mpg...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Anyone?...

Anyone?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
OK, I went and bought and OBD II reader (probably...

OK, I went and bought and OBD II reader (probably should've done this long ago). The codes I'm getting are the same as previously:

PO171 CNF - Bank 1 System Too Lean

PO174 CNF - Bank 2 System...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Update: I went back to the parking lot today...

Update:

I went back to the parking lot today after and it started right up- I drove it home as fast as I could and got it in the garage and by the time I got it home (less than 5 miles) it was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By Matt_N
Turkey Day Help Needed!!! (e46 won't start)

My 2003 e46 threw a lean bank 1 code a while back and started idling rough so this is what I've done:

Found vacuum leak and replaced appropriate tubing (behind MAF to engine).

Replaced fuel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Matt_N
But it should just have the single vertical bolt...

But it should just have the single vertical bolt in the pan right? The other empty spots are for some bolt on accessory that wasn't included on my model?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Matt_N
Wiped it down and then watched it leak after it...

Wiped it down and then watched it leak after it warmed up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Matt_N
Another picture. This seems to be the highest...

Another picture. This seems to be the highest area of the motor that has oil on it. What are these threaded holes for?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Matt_N
It looks like everything above the alternator is...

It looks like everything above the alternator is dry. I took out the air filter housing and took a picture from above and you can see that it's covered in oil. There are three places that are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Matt_N
Oil Leak Help

Need some help identifying an oil leak. I've searched a considerable amount on the site but haven't been able to find similar pictures and I'm unfamiliar with some of the descriptions of typical leak...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Matt_N
Loose Wire W/Connector

Replacing my battery today- 2003 with 100k miles and it made it all the way on a stock battery- and I discovered a loose wire with a connector in the rear area where the battery sits. I've been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,353
Posted By Matt_N
Don't want to hijack a thread but I'm having...

Don't want to hijack a thread but I'm having stereo problems on my 03 325i sedan. First we had random speaker noise coming from the rear of the car, I'm thinking from the subs... It has the Harmon...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Matt_N
Ok, last question I think. Should I be concerned...

Ok, last question I think. Should I be concerned with getting this done before my road trip or not worry about it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Matt_N
What about turning off the check engine light,...

What about turning off the check engine light, will it go off on its own? And what about replacement part brands?
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