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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By forzam
The first thing you should do when you buy an E46...

The first thing you should do when you buy an E46 is inspect and most likely replace the entire cooling system (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=914109). It's possible you did permanent...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By forzam
Maybe these guys can help: ...

Maybe these guys can help:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1021797
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By forzam
If you just want to read/reset error codes and...

If you just want to read/reset error codes and live data, the wireless scanners are the best.

If you need to program/code or reset an airbag light, then you need something like BMW Scanner...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By forzam
No. You want the P codes anyway. All the help on...

No. You want the P codes anyway. All the help on the forums uses P codes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By forzam
ELM 327 works with iOS. Get OBDFusion. ...

ELM 327 works with iOS. Get OBDFusion.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By forzam
Get an ELM 327 with Touchscan for Android or...

Get an ELM 327 with Touchscan for Android or OBDFusion for iOS. Those physical readout scanners are old tech.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,186
Posted By forzam
^ Same. Changed cats, fixed problem.

^ Same. Changed cats, fixed problem.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By forzam
Are you checking the level when it's cold?

Are you checking the level when it's cold?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By forzam
The one under the front passenger door.

The one under the front passenger door.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By forzam
Check the exhaust bracket

Check the exhaust bracket
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By forzam
The HCV is not a binary (either on or off)...

The HCV is not a binary (either on or off) switch. It controls the temperature by the pulse width. If you have access to INPA, you can view these pulses to make sure that it is operating properly and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By forzam
He gave you advice by asking three questions that...

He gave you advice by asking three questions that you ignored. We have no idea if you changed the VANOS seals, etc. You also ignored the question about codes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By forzam
Does it burn oil?

Does it burn oil?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By forzam
Regarding the cats, don't bother with it until a...

Regarding the cats, don't bother with it until a code is thrown or if it gets so clogged you lose power. An exhaust back pressure test is needed to diagnose a clog. It's not like they are going to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By forzam
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD33-...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD33-USA-06-2003-E46-BMW-325Ci&diagId=11_2885

#6

I'd be more concerned with the vacuum hoses. They get brittle and break. Part #11727545323. It goes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By forzam
From a cold start the car won't overheat in two...

From a cold start the car won't overheat in two miles from a broken fan.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By forzam
Did you really spend $2,000 on brakes? The parts...

Did you really spend $2,000 on brakes? The parts are only around $350.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By forzam
^Agree. I would jump on that.

^Agree. I would jump on that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By forzam
I was considering having a shop flash my DME for...

I was considering having a shop flash my DME for the sole reason that it would be on them if they bricked it and I wouldn't be out $1k+.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By forzam
I would be prepared to make a huge stink about...

I would be prepared to make a huge stink about this. They broke your DME, so they should pay for it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By forzam
You should chamge fuel filter and fuel pump. The...

You should chamge fuel filter and fuel pump. The latter will fail and leave you stranded. These could be causing your problems.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By forzam
Are you sure you have a 2005 E46? I thought only...

Are you sure you have a 2005 E46? I thought only E90s have valvetronic motors, unless it's different in Europe.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By forzam
Where were you where there was no place to stop?

Where were you where there was no place to stop?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,570
Posted By forzam
A leakdown test will tell you if the gasket is...

A leakdown test will tell you if the gasket is blown or there are problems with the head. You should try to find a shop that lnoes ehat they're doing. At least take it back to the shop you used and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,570
Posted By forzam
Best case they didn't bleed the system properly,...

Best case they didn't bleed the system properly, worst case you warped the head from the first overheat. It's hard to say with limited info.
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