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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Dahammer
To me, clicking = some power getting to starter....

To me, clicking = some power getting to starter. So that would rule out any anti-theft system, I'd think.

Rapid clicking is almost always either dead battery or a bad connection though, so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Dahammer
I had the same issue and came to the same...

I had the same issue and came to the same conclusion. Replacing the cats fixed the issue but I still ended up replacing the MAF because the fuel trims were still high but not high enough to cause a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Dahammer
If the battery is hot and there are no problems...

If the battery is hot and there are no problems with the cabling to the starter, then I'd be looking at the starter or solenoid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Dahammer
Don't pay any attention to the vacuum reading in...

Don't pay any attention to the vacuum reading in Torque. If you want to know what it really is, then hook a gauge up to it and read it manually.

Having said that, if you didn't repair the broken...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Dahammer
If one of the injectors on bank 1 is...

If one of the injectors on bank 1 is clogged/dirty, it could cause a lean condition on that bank while the other one remained normal.

You could also have a mechanical problem with one of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Dahammer
Yes, 0 all across the RPM range. Rich,...

Yes, 0 all across the RPM range.



Rich, as in negative? That is unusual. Normal at idle and +9 under load sounds like a fuel delivery problem. Since it is only on bank 2, I'd suspect the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Dahammer
Yeah that looks a little high on bank 2. I'm not...

Yeah that looks a little high on bank 2. I'm not sure what the specs are, never could find out anything definite on them. But I'd guess what you see on bank 1 is normal.

Did you verify that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Dahammer
Higher at load. Usually that is either a fuel...

Higher at load. Usually that is either a fuel delivery problem, e.g. fuel pump, fuel filter, injectors, etc or a MAF that isn't correctly measuring the air passing through it. You said you checked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Dahammer
A clogged cat was a contributing factor in my...

A clogged cat was a contributing factor in my stand alone P0171. That combined with a failing MAF was responsible for my P0171. My bank 1 LTFT was above the threshold at around 12%. Once the cats...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Dahammer
Did you ever check the back pressure on the cats...

Did you ever check the back pressure on the cats before replacing them? I wander what it is now with the aftermarket cats.

I don't know about the clanging. Could be something that isn't tight. On...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Dahammer
Some states don't do emissions testing. In fact,...

Some states don't do emissions testing. In fact, some states don't do any inspections.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Dahammer
Your car has the wideband, aka air/fuel, pre-cat...

Your car has the wideband, aka air/fuel, pre-cat O2 sensors. 1.5 volts is normal and where my new pair also hovers.

Before I replaced the cats, I was getting a P0171 with just every day normal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Dahammer
As far as INPA goes, what part are you having...

As far as INPA goes, what part are you having issues with? Once you are into the engine area of it, just click on the "status" button at the bottom, then the fuel trims are available under several of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Dahammer
Yep, my money is on clogged cats with the 28A2,...

Yep, my money is on clogged cats with the 28A2, aka P16A7. That is the BMW specific code for P16A7. Thus far, every time I've seen a solution, it has been the catalytic converters. Read this blog:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dahammer
I have a few different ones that I use for...

I have a few different ones that I use for different things. But for just the basic stuff, it is hard to beat the Torque Pro app if you have an android device. I use it with this Wifi adapter:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dahammer
Do a smoke test on it. I'd probably just take it...

Do a smoke test on it. I'd probably just take it somewhere and have done with a professional machine but that's just me. I made a homemade one and always find it to be more trouble than it is worth....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Dahammer
Does it throw misfire codes when it goes into...

Does it throw misfire codes when it goes into limp mode at WOT? Have you pulled the codes with something like INPA to see if there are some codes that an aftermarket scanner isn't seeing?

What are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Dahammer
^^^^^ +1 I've removed mine many times that...

^^^^^ +1

I've removed mine many times that way and never had a single issue doing so. You just have to use some common sense and put something between the wrench and the plastic upper radiator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dahammer
On second thought, with no more miles than that...

On second thought, with no more miles than that on it, a bad fuel pump seems unlikely unless it has spent a lot of hours sitting in traffic. Fuel pump wear is more of an hours thing than it is miles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Dahammer
I 2nd the recommendation for Torque Pro. It is...

I 2nd the recommendation for Torque Pro. It is quick, very convenient, has logging capability, shows live data, freeze frames and can clear codes. It will do most of the stuff you will need for very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Dahammer
They are joy to drive, no doubt, but it just...

They are joy to drive, no doubt, but it just depends on what you are expecting from the car. They are reliable cars but that reliability comes at a cost of high maintenance. They aren't like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dahammer
The lean codes coupled with a stumble at higher...

The lean codes coupled with a stumble at higher loads sounds like a failing fuel pump. But that is just a wild ass guess. How many miles on the car? Original fuel pump and/or filter? Do you have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Dahammer
Mine was shutting down and throwing a P16A7 code,...

Mine was shutting down and throwing a P16A7 code, as well as misfire codes and lean codes. And it was underpowered. Checked the back pressure at the pre-cat O2 bongs and bank 2 was 1.5 PSI @ idle, 3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Dahammer
Yeah, just saw that. But his original post didn't...

Yeah, just saw that. But his original post didn't ask for help verifying the cats were clogged. Just for tips on replacing them. Personally, I've never seen one get so hot that it glows on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Dahammer
I just did this a few months ago on my '03 325i....

I just did this a few months ago on my '03 325i. The only difference is that I used salvaged cats instead of buying new ones. It is actually not a bad DIY. I'm a big guy and didn't have any problems....
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