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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Troubled1
I had a windsceen leak and it showed up in the...

I had a windsceen leak and it showed up in the same places you described. I used a mixture of dish soap and water poured around the windscreen seal, then used pressurized air blown from the inside...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
Nope.. I was wrong again... it's back

So the car drove fine, as usual, for about 50 miles. Then the SES light came on again with the same P0171 code. I hooked up my friends reader and the short term fuel trim is back up to 25.3% and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
Smile O2 replaced and all seems good

Just in case someone comes along with the same issues, I am going to post the results of my troubleshooting.
I was showing high short term fuel trims on Bank 1 only IE...25-27%. Bank 2 was showning...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
The mechanic couldn't find anything during the...

The mechanic couldn't find anything during the smoke test. I have also ruled pout ignition by pulling the coils and plugs and swapping them to from side to side. All of the plugs looked to wearing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
Update #2

So the fuel filter is replaced and fuel pressure is great, but I am having a hard time dropping cash on new injectors. Could it be possible that 1 or more of the injector O-rings is leaking unmetered...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
update to issue

So this morning when I went to start my car the SES light was off, however, after it came up to temperature the light popped on. I dropped it off at the local garage for a smoke test with no leaks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
Mawana, Thanks for the quick reply! I didn't even...

Mawana, Thanks for the quick reply! I didn't even think about the brake booster check valve. I was moving brake booster line around while putting the dipstick tube back in and I may have putt to much...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Troubled1
You can get away with not disconnecting the...

You can get away with not disconnecting the battery when removing the the door panel since the airbag mounted to the door, however the safest thing when working around airbags is to disconnect the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Troubled1
2001 330XI with P0171 (Bank 1 Lean)

First let me say that I have look for this very common issue completely. I have search the forum and looked at the Wiki page as well with both providing great leads. BUT... To no avail. I have been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Troubled1
Nothing is rust proof. The best prevention is...

Nothing is rust proof. The best prevention is routine cleaning. and protective coating. Your car was dipped at factory to prevent body corrossion. So repair chips in the paint that expose metal and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Troubled1
Replace when worn... You are welcome

Replace when worn... You are welcome
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By Troubled1
There should be suction coming out of the oil...

There should be suction coming out of the oil filler port. It sounds like you have a serious vacuum leak. There is also a possiblity that there are other issues that are compounding your problem. Bad...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By Troubled1
Use the search function or google for cracked...

Use the search function or google for cracked intake boots or CVV or vacuum leak. Any of these is sure to get you started. Good luck
James
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Troubled1
Check this one out. ...

Check this one out.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=693261
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Troubled1
Use the Search feature, try "intake boot" there...

Use the Search feature, try "intake boot" there will be a ton of info. Most of them say to check the boot that connects to the back side of the MAF for condition and security... Specifically cracks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Troubled1
The Glass is Fine, but I have a 4 inch gap on one...

The Glass is Fine, but I have a 4 inch gap on one side and a 1 inch gap on the other. I could pull out the rubber seal and try to inject a sealant into the space, but odds are that the dirt and grime...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Troubled1
Not So New Water Leak Found

So I spent the better part of yesterday searching bimmerfest to find all the causes of water leaking into the cabin of the E46... Why??? Might you ask... Because it started raining here in Oregon...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,068
Posted By Troubled1
Mine is JS93242 Hope this helps

Mine is JS93242
Hope this helps
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Troubled1
Typically, a car is serviced to to the full mark...

Typically, a car is serviced to to the full mark with cold oil, so yes you would be fine. Usually the add mark denotes a quart low condition(subject to engine size and manufacture). So if you add a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 214,554
Posted By Troubled1
Hello all, my name is James and I a bimmerholic....

Hello all, my name is James and I a bimmerholic. Just kidding, I am a former "lurker" and I used my spy skills to help me figure out
Which car I wanted. I also was able to get look into exactly...
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