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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,605
Views: 491,027
Posted By Smoothops
Get a first generation Santa Fe. They are cheap,...

Get a first generation Santa Fe. They are cheap, reliable in the winter, fun to drive and totally disposable. Make sure you get the all wheel drive version if you have snow covered roads where you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 148,115
Posted By Smoothops
I finished the re-assembly of the CCV system with...

I finished the re-assembly of the CCV system with the new hoses. The car is doing pretty much the same, coughing, farting and hesitating. I may have to triple check every hose again, as it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 148,115
Posted By Smoothops
Ford, I was asking around and it looks like I...

Ford, I was asking around and it looks like I will have to wait on the ccv delete. The vehicle will not pass emissions if the ccv system has been modified (which makes no sense, as the catch can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 148,115
Posted By Smoothops
That sounds like music to me Ford, I will...

That sounds like music to me Ford, I will definitely consider that. I even have a new can that I can use. I was going to install it on my VW diesel, but went the stock route after figuring out a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 148,115
Posted By Smoothops
Good point fast Bob. This car will sleep this...

Good point fast Bob. This car will sleep this winter out, as there are several issues with it. It was neglected to where is at now, at a near death point. Brakes, wheel sensors, oxygen sensors and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 148,115
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the writeup, very useful. My 328i...

Thanks for the writeup, very useful. My 328i needs this work done, but It will have to wait until next spring, as I can't begin to imagine how tough this would be in cold weather.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,628
Posted By Smoothops
I was told it is an all wheel drive. I have not...

I was told it is an all wheel drive. I have not been under it to see the transfer case, front shafts and other components. Perhaps it is a 2001. Either way, the price was right and it has all the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,628
Posted By Smoothops
How do I access the ECU? software or dealer?

How do I access the ECU? software or dealer?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,628
Posted By Smoothops
way upthere

I have been given this 2000 328i with 455K Km on the odometer. The car has a bad intake boot and sputters badly, with several codes regarding O2 sensors and the like. However, it made it to my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Now these are great pieces of intel SpencerCat,...

Now these are great pieces of intel SpencerCat, thanks! I will certainly follow up on them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,665
Posted By Smoothops
I just used rust converter for the tailgate of my...

I just used rust converter for the tailgate of my E39. It was rusted and holed, practically unrepairable, so I just took as much rust as i could, treated the area with rust converter, then filled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the link about voltage, resistance and...

Thanks for the link about voltage, resistance and amperage, Bluebee, very refreshing. After reading it, nothing that I have stated before changes in any way.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
OK I just can't write it any simpler. I...

OK I just can't write it any simpler. I disconnected the negative battery wire and connected one of the two probes of the meter on that wire. The other probe went to the negative battery terminal,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
OK, I probed all of the fuses in the glove...

OK, I probed all of the fuses in the glove compartment and in the trunk, just above the battery. All of them have no draw in the sleep mode except for F5 (sunroof) 0.01 amp, F6, 0.02 amp (outside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
That was my point Bluebee When I set the meter...

That was my point Bluebee
When I set the meter in series, as you have pictured, and set it to measure voltage instead of current, it reads 12 volts. I didn't know that one can measure voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
OK I now got it. The meter shows the voltage as...

OK I now got it. The meter shows the voltage as it is completing the loop. I didn't know that voltage could be measured without the positive terminal being on one of the meter probes. I did find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,121
Posted By Smoothops
As I have heard, the Ford Probe was a joint...

As I have heard, the Ford Probe was a joint venture between Ford and Lotus. I had one of those too and it was a lot of fun to drive, quite reliable. The Lotus in it was very noticeable, especially...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Bluebee, I I went through your post (awesome...

Bluebee,
I I went through your post (awesome work, thanks) and I understand that I do have to start pulling fuses one by one until I find the faulty circuit. Meanwhile, I tested the alternator in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks BlueBee, for coming to the rescue. I just...

Thanks BlueBee, for coming to the rescue. I just measured my drain and it reads 0.68- 0.76 amps on the quiescent mode, which is consistent with the reading of my smart charger, which shows a charge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,121
Posted By Smoothops
cool. I just got an e39 wagon and it has that...

cool. I just got an e39 wagon and it has that feature. mt Santa Fe also has it and using it is a lot of fun.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Yes professor, I will try and use the 10 amp...

Yes professor, I will try and use the 10 amp mode:bigpimp:. Thanks for the link
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Well that's why I started this thread, looking...

Well that's why I started this thread, looking for some help. I'm no stranger to relatively complex things, but I still have to go through the learning curve in terms of the electronics of this car....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Well that is one less to count. Suggests that my...

Well that is one less to count. Suggests that my FSU may not be the culprit. :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for your input pudl. If the chassis is...

Thanks for your input pudl. If the chassis is connected to the negative post, as I saw it, then I wander why I'm getting a 12 volt reading when I measure across the negative post and the chassis. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By Smoothops
What I'm trying to establish is if the reading i...

What I'm trying to establish is if the reading i got is a normal thing, in which case, the FSU seems to be the culprit. I disconnected it 2 days ago and the battery still shows more than 12 volts,...
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