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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By P_T
oh yea two more thoughts... vacuum leak will...

oh yea two more thoughts... vacuum leak will cause bad idle (smoke test to determine location) and pull the codes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By P_T
A faulty crank position sensor can cause idle...

A faulty crank position sensor can cause idle issues also, or at least it did on mine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By P_T
I mean disconnect and leave disconnected...just a...

I mean disconnect and leave disconnected...just a thought.

All those wheel related codes may be tied to a bad wheel sensor/wire or squirrel/field mouse etc. (they chew on wires).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By P_T
Swap Coils

Swap coils and see if the problem follows cylinders.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By P_T
Disconnect IT

Just disconnect the MAF. I've been running over a year with mine disconnected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By P_T
furious then decide

http://furiousmethod.com/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By P_T
You might also try disconnecting the MAF sensor.

You might also try disconnecting the MAF sensor.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By P_T
And a big Amen to that,,, From a fellow 11th...

And a big Amen to that,,,

From a fellow 11th ACR vet, Black Horse
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 40,812
Posted By P_T
2000 with 163,000

My 2000 has 163,000 and is running like a top. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in a 9 car pile up while sitting at a light. A guy with only $10,000 insurance came around a corner at a high rate of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,968
Posted By P_T
I think you should take a serious look at Conti...

I think you should take a serious look at Conti Xtreem Contact. I'm on my second set, handles like a slot car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By P_T
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By P_T
14 y/o, 170,000+ miles, has years of life left. ...

14 y/o, 170,000+ miles, has years of life left.

Drive it till it dies.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By P_T
Sell your car, take the money and buy a faster...

Sell your car, take the money and buy a faster car. For the most part these cars come twiked from the factory, adding power is very expensive for very little gain. The prevailing thought would be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By P_T
I'll take a stab at your post: #1 Don't know...

I'll take a stab at your post:

#1 Don't know anything about the Nav units other than I hear over the counter GPS are better. If you want the same unit, I would do a web search for a used unit. It...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By P_T
I would add one little change to this...

I would add one little change to this process...namely syphon out the fluid in the res every time you turn the wheel from stop to stop.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By P_T
Hey Smolckie, don't you remember several years...

Hey Smolckie, don't you remember several years ago that happened to me. The symptoms were initially coil failure (because of hot gas leaking past the plug) on the affected cylinder and later...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By P_T
Been there done that many times on motorcycles ...

Been there done that many times on motorcycles and other vehicles. In fact the plug blew out of my current BMW several years ago and the time-sert is still holding.

Go for it...it's a lot...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By P_T
It is very common for strange things to occur...

It is very common for strange things to occur when the battery is on its last legs. Check the connections status of the battery.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By P_T
Just check you fuse panel. There is a diagram of...

Just check you fuse panel. There is a diagram of what goes where.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 239
Posted By P_T
Unfortunately you are probably hunting in the...

Unfortunately you are probably hunting in the wrong forest. This forum is almost completely and totally Gasoline (petrol). You would be better off finding a diesel forum or a professional. If you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,837
Posted By P_T
I believe what everyone is telling you is that...

I believe what everyone is telling you is that these cars come pretty close to peak output...push them more and they go boom. Money is best spent on improving the handling. I track my little 323,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By P_T
OK here is my 2 cents. Was stuck in an area...

OK here is my 2 cents.

Was stuck in an area working for several weeks and had no 91, used 87 and my fuel mileage went down about 4 mpg. After a while 89 became available and driving the same...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By P_T
You can't just add fluid to fill it up. Have to...

You can't just add fluid to fill it up. Have to start the engine let it get warm, turn your heat on full, open the purge valve, the add fluid till full. Make sure and take the cap off before you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By P_T
Hey, Fast Bob, finally crawled out of my cave and...

Hey, Fast Bob, finally crawled out of my cave and lurking about again.

I saw that story on the news, and was sick, since I am a Vette man too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By P_T
Could be a number of things: wheel bearings, low...

Could be a number of things: wheel bearings, low diff lube, diff bearings, drive shaft carrier bearing.

Get under it, look, grab, shake, twist and lift. If you don't know what you are looking...
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