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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By VP
Your engine is low on coolant so it overheats...

Your engine is low on coolant so it overheats quickly. A likely probability is the expansion tank is cracked and the steam you see is escaping from that crack. Each time it overheats, the composit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By VP
Thanks for your thoughts. I have covered all you...

Thanks for your thoughts. I have covered all you mentions except fuel filter and pump. Cleaned IAC, TB, and check DISA operation while I had it apart. And I am right there at 11 years 140k miles....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By VP
Low Idle issues

Hey Guys, been a while since I've been here. I recently replaced my starter motor, went in from the top since I also began having some running issues that I suspected were vacuum related. Way easier...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,097
Posted By VP
very old thread

very old thread
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By VP
+1 Been there - done that. Same codes and...

+1

Been there - done that. Same codes and more. Multiple vac leaks. All fixed, MIL off.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By VP
I just did mine yesterday. $139 from Max @...

I just did mine yesterday. $139 from Max @ OEMBimmerparts, and free shipping for a Behr brand. Took me just over an hour. If you have an automatic, you'll need to remove the fan clutch which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By VP
+1 Towing an automatic trans can cost you a few...

+1 Towing an automatic trans can cost you a few thousand. Not worth saving $100 on a tow.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By VP
The first thing I would look for is a common...

The first thing I would look for is a common ground. Possibly loose or corroded. Checking for a number of modules all failing at the same time is most likely a waste of time. And time is money....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By VP
Normal. The EML is a German acronym to do with...

Normal. The EML is a German acronym to do with "drive by wire" throttle system. It's normal for it and the Check Engine light to be on until the engine is started.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By VP
I retired from being a technician in 1997 and I...

I retired from being a technician in 1997 and I can tell you that even the lowly Chevrolet recorded crash data back then. Things recorded during an incident are throttle opening, rpm, speed, lateral...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By VP
Yep it's accurate, mine is Steel Blue and a buddy...

Yep it's accurate, mine is Steel Blue and a buddy has Steel Gray.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By VP
All of those codes look familiar to me, although...

All of those codes look familiar to me, although I no longer have the record of mine. I had a bunch of codes, and indeed, the Oil Separator project did indeed correct the problem. Idles great now,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By VP
What you describe and "marbles in a can" is...

What you describe and "marbles in a can" is exactly how I described the noise i was hearing some time ago. Only at idle. I thought it was an intake backfire caused by a lean condition - which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By VP
I guess I have a bit more faith in people. I...

I guess I have a bit more faith in people. I assumed the OP would check the easy stuff himself, height and offset. The bolt pattern is then the only issue, and a burger flipper can figure that out....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By VP
Go to or call a place that sells wheels and ask...

Go to or call a place that sells wheels and ask if the same wheel would fit either car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By VP
P0171, P0174 and Secondary Air System "not ready"

Hey Guys,

Been reading a lot about the codes. Can't find info on these two codes in conjunction with the Secondary Air System though. I recently did the CCV replacement, found the hose at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By VP
Just to chime in here ... I was a dealership tech...

Just to chime in here ... I was a dealership tech for 20 years. I worked a few during my career. The last one for over 11 years. Dealerships are just like any other business. Some good. Some bad....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By VP
How about Heater controls? I need to swap mine...

How about Heater controls? I need to swap mine out. Can't control the heat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By VP
Or as we used to say: "Clean with Gasoline -- Dry...

Or as we used to say: "Clean with Gasoline -- Dry with match"
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By VP
Maybe the scanner fixed the car? LOL. I sure...

Maybe the scanner fixed the car? LOL. I sure wouldn't be taking it back there!! Sounds like a very common issue on which there are hundreds and hundreds of threads you can search and learn from. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By VP
+1

+1
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By VP
wow, that's helpful. OP, Please don't judge us...

wow, that's helpful. OP, Please don't judge us all by this measure.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By VP
I don't have direct experience with this system,...

I don't have direct experience with this system, however, I do know that -40 is the reading you get when a temp sensor circuit is open (unplugged or broken). I would expect the controls would want...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By VP
+1

+1
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By VP
Yes, resurfacing AKA turning. Since you use a...

Yes, resurfacing AKA turning. Since you use a lathe it is called "turning". I also see I used the wrong word when I said "out of round". I should have said lateral run out which is fancy...
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