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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Equinoxe
Shudder?

Took the wife's 320i for a drive yesterday and there seems to be a shudder when it changes gear. Automatic G/Box. Initially I thought it was from the motor as when I checked the plugs I found that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Equinoxe
Head gasket, sniffer test results ?

After the overheating problem caused by a faulty Thermostat which was replaced and system bled etc, the motor is a 2002 E46 320i M54B22. The coolant system needed topping up after a few days and then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Equinoxe
Replaced the Thermostst and this proved to be the...

Replaced the Thermostst and this proved to be the source of the problem. Car runs fine and bled the cooling system several times all good now.
Thanks for the input.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Equinoxe
I removed the water pump expecting to see the...

I removed the water pump expecting to see the vanes missing but what do I find but a date showing that it had been replaced 1200miles before I brought the car. I then removed the thermostat and as I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Equinoxe
She said she pulled over as soon as she noticed...

She said she pulled over as soon as she noticed but who knows how long it had been in that state? She is mechanically minded but I cant verify how long she drove it but she did say that she was in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Equinoxe
Water pump failure!

I get a call from the wife last night and her 2002 E46 320i has over heated and she is stopped in the Freeway emergency bay. 1 Hour later I get to the car and there is still some residual heat in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Equinoxe
Going by the threads here it seems to point back...

Going by the threads here it seems to point back to the battery so I loaded it again overnight and put it through its paces this morning. Result battery discharged at 20 amps, start voltage 13.16v...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Equinoxe
Electrickery problem

Checked the wiki and other threads regards my problems electrical plus the water leak. Found the answers there, however after doing the required checks and repairs still have a small problem with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
Well I said I was confused, so off on the back of...

Well I said I was confused, so off on the back of the tow truck it goes to my local BMW repair shop. He put the code reader on told me about the leaking rocker cover gasket, cleared all the codes in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
Ok Done that replaced the whole assembly and...

Ok Done that replaced the whole assembly and still no fuel pump action.
Replaced the relay as well. I have power down to the fuel pump.
Is there a minimum voltage requirement for the pump to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
The gremlin still resides here, I replaced the...

The gremlin still resides here, I replaced the fuel pump only, but no go. The connector was secured firmly.
I have power to connector but on checking the area where the connector fits through the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
Thanks all, for the input. I think we may have...

Thanks all, for the input. I think we may have found the problem. Jonathan2263
Got down to the pump and it appears someone has been in there before. The nuts holding the cover were finger tight....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
No offence taken or given. I am still a little...

No offence taken or given.
I am still a little confused over it driving after the wash and then no start now.
Disconnected battery, no EML code now? However no start.
Checked fuel rail (@...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
Well aren't I an idiot for getting water into the...

Well aren't I an idiot for getting water into the engine bay.
Din't seem to worry the 35 Ford cabroliet when I gave it an engine bay wash.
I didnt hit it hard just really sprayed the inner guards...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Equinoxe
Wifes 320i Xmas present will not start

Picked up the wife an E46 2002 320i for Xmas. Flew 1000 kilometers yesterday and jumped in an drove it home another 1000 kilometers. It drove well and is much improved over the E36 320i. Washed down...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Input from the site states there must be a rear...

Input from the site states there must be a rear roller guide on the back of the window, so we removed the otherside door card and had a look at that doors inner workings. It revelled no rear guide...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-01-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Well as they say here down under "Things are...

Well as they say here down under "Things are crook in Tullarook"
Came home checked the window again and "Dog Garn It" the window jumps out the rear of the window frame again.
If some one has a pic...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
The Solution

Well after a hunt for the 3 roller part which we found in a breakers yard off we went to fit this "missing part"
Removing the window again, only to find that this model doesnt have the 3 roller...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Thanks for that and confirming my suspicions. ...

Thanks for that and confirming my suspicions.
Does this part attach to the window same as slide rail guides?
As I explained to the son there is no such thing as a cheap BMW.
However he is now...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Ahah Kemosabi, What is this roller guide you...

Ahah Kemosabi,
What is this roller guide you speak of?
Is this part 17 on the parts page with the window regulator? If so dont have it.
Also dont have the part number,could you assist please.
The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Did the suggested fixes, slides move really...

Did the suggested fixes, slides move really freely, checked the arms for straightness, all seems good, put window etc back in , tried it again and the window still pops out. If I put a load on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Thats OK we have learn't to read upside down. ...

Thats OK we have learn't to read upside down.
Thanks for that.
Have already swapped them over and used one of the old sliders to check that issue. Even removed the window completely, which is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Equinoxe
Another window issue but different.

Hello from down under.
Our 94 320i E36 sedan I have been restoring with my son has had the RHF window regulator replaced, including sliders, electric motor bush, removed and checked rear window...
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