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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 145,692
Posted By Mark in TX
Those considering full CCV rehab (or any part...

Those considering full CCV rehab (or any part thereof) may wanna have a look at this semi-hidden gem:

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/ccv_products/m54_gas_ccv/product_m54_ccv.php
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Mark in TX
Lots of rainy day reading for you HERE...

Lots of rainy day reading for you HERE (http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showthread.php?1830-BMW-E46-ZHP-Preventative-maintenance-Issues-DIY-s). It's a compilation of links to DIY procedures,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mark in TX
Is the compressor's drive belt attached? ...

Is the compressor's drive belt attached?

Your symptoms are otherwise in line with a bad "water valve." It is easy to replace but do it with the engine stone cold so you don't lose any coolant.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 99,572
Posted By Mark in TX
As noted in prior posts, you do have to move the...

As noted in prior posts, you do have to move the locking tab toward the front of the car to release it. You don't have to move it much -- the remaining issue may well be what I reported above, that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By Mark in TX
FWIW: ECS Tuning includes the Geba in their...

FWIW:

ECS Tuning includes the Geba in their cooling system refresh kits.

I bought a Graf for my e30. Indie mechanic said I should've gone with Geba.

I intend to go with Geba in a pair of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Mark in TX
I just cleaned my ICV and replaced the lower...

I just cleaned my ICV and replaced the lower intake boot yesterday. '03 330i @ 66.8k mis.

Lower boot had the usual crack in the part that hooks up to the ICV.

It is very easy to reattach 2 of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 99,572
Posted By Mark in TX
A few thoughts as a follow-up to my post above. ...

A few thoughts as a follow-up to my post above.

Although I had done this job once before on another E46, this one really kicked my ass. As I suspected, the original FSU was just an incredibly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 99,572
Posted By Mark in TX
Currently attempting FSU removal. Ain't budging. ...

Currently attempting FSU removal. Ain't budging.

What do you grab to pull it out? I'm grabbing the harness, which doesn't seem too smart and the connector keeps disconnecting when I do and then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 63,288
Posted By Mark in TX
Indeed it is a GM. But I had been wondering about...

Indeed it is a GM. But I had been wondering about determining whether one has the 360R vs 390R. Reason being, at least once upon a time, BMW recommended different oils for each. That per BMW's...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 03-27-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Mark in TX
Sold

Sold
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 63,288
Posted By Mark in TX
Where are you guys getting this info? I'm...

Where are you guys getting this info?

I'm seeing the aforementioned blue sticker on the pan (totally covered in road grime) but the only other info I'm seeing is on a metal plate on the left side...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 12-05-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Mark in TX
BMW CD Changer $150 shipped

Price includes shipping within cont'l USA.

Contact: PM or Mark at Z1usa dot net

Original BMW CD Changer. Removed from my E46 but will fit several other BMW models. Works with DSP sound systems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,753
Posted By Mark in TX
$25 jack pad adapter

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330i-M54_3.0L/Search/ES251251/

These guys sell a lot of interesting stuff you don't see elsewhere. I think order minimum for free shpg is $75, so look around for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 145,692
Posted By Mark in TX
DIY Video for CCV replacement

Bavarian Autosport recently posted a 3-part DIY video for this project. The text intro to the project includes symptoms you may be experiencing if your CCV needs replacement:

We typically get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 145,692
Posted By Mark in TX
CCV diagnostic test

Here's at least a partial answer to this question, taken from a document outlining various common E46 problems. Includes an easy diagnostic DIY:

The crankcase vent valve and 4 associate hoses...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,893
Posted By Mark in TX
DIY DISA valve repair

Further DISA info, courtesy of Dr. Vanos (drvanos.com):

The DISA valve is problematic on 01+ cars.
The DISA is a black box 4" high 6" wide on the side of the intake manifold
adjacent to the MAF....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,893
Posted By Mark in TX
Please post the DME update info

Do you have the exact info as to what the dealership did? I have been trying to get this info here on this thread and elsewhere for quite some time, ever since my CPO coverage expired in July '09.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 49,321
Posted By Mark in TX
update for those who self-install

Was at Wal Mart again this past week for a battery for my E30. I noticed a few things that are relevant to this thread.

The warranty coverage is no longer a total of 9 years. Previously, or at...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 08-05-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,644
Posted By Mark in TX
Best iPod integration for E46 w/ Nav?

Wondering if there's anything else I should be aware of for iPod/iPhone integration in E46 3-Series sedan with 16:9 Navigation system (other than the DICE Silverline Pro sold by Bavarian Soundwerks,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mark in TX
Dorman after market rear window lifter?

Did you also employ the zip tie trick linked above as "insurance," or are they not relevant to the rear lifter?

http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-32982-740-481.aspx?pymmeid=3444804
Forum: Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI 07-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By Mark in TX
ZHP in MI

I'm in Texas but I thought I would pass along a car I just came across via AutoTrader.com email alert. It's a black '05 ZHP (E46 330i "Performance Pkg"), manual trans. 40k miles and seller is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,893
Posted By Mark in TX
Very much so, yes. ZHP with the classic symptoms....

Very much so, yes. ZHP with the classic symptoms.

My plan is to have Dr. Vanos do his magic on my next road trip to Austin. At the very least, that will take care of a failure prone item, pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,893
Posted By Mark in TX
Do you have any record as to which specific...

Do you have any record as to which specific software update (SIB #??) you received? If I can get these specifics, my BMW dealer service dept owes me a freebie...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Mark in TX
If it's BMW's CPO coverage, there will be no...

If it's BMW's CPO coverage, there will be no issues with dealerships honoring the extended coverage. BUT...IMO, CPO is absolutely not worth the premium charged by BMW dealer used car departments. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 49,321
Posted By Mark in TX
there are 2 vents

Re the battery photo above, there is a little plastic plug you may have to remove but don't discard it. There is another vent on the right side of the batt. Use the plastic plug for whichever vent...
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