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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:57 PM
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My car was manufactured in 10/05, and put in service in 07/06.... and, still had the famous 4K RPM dip when I bought in 2010..... Re-flashing in NJ fixed it...
Well I'm just going by compile date. I have no idea when BMW actually deployed the update. And it might be different if it's an auto (late ZHPs with autos got a tweaked DME flash for some reason)
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:21 AM
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Well I'm just going by compile date. I have no idea when BMW actually deployed the update. And it might be different if it's an auto (late ZHPs with autos got a tweaked DME flash for some reason)
What's an auto? ;-)
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:14 PM
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:38 AM
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Well, my car is at the indy. He said there is always a chance the reflash will kill the DME so pray my doesnt die. The indy said he has done several of these and it always fixes the 4000rpm dip and doesnt need to go to Jersey for this issue. He used to work at a dealer and said they send them to Jersey for other stuff.

Anyway, if all goes well I will be driving again in a couple hours.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:21 AM
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DME Updated! Haven't picked up car but indy says she pulls hard all the way to redline. Thats what I like to hear!
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:36 PM
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:42 PM
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Picked up the car. Much much better! Feels like more umph in the midrange too. Good use of 125 bucks!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:09 PM
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Be careful the extra umph doesn't pop the bubble in the rear tire...
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:54 AM
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Resurrecting on an older thread here. Got the 2,800-3,000 rpm hesitation/surging in 5th and 6th gears. It's very pronounced and annoying. I've gotten the seals/rattle kit/VCG done, fuel filter recently replaced with inspection 2, and just had the DME updated by the dealer. Problem is still there!

From searching it seems the DISA valve can be the culprit, and I read a couple instances where the software update had to be done again. No CELs.

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:07 AM
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Resurrecting on an older thread here. Got the 2,800-3,000 rpm hesitation/surging in 5th and 6th gears. It's very pronounced and annoying. I've gotten the seals/rattle kit/VCG done, fuel filter recently replaced with inspection 2, and just had the DME updated by the dealer. Problem is still there!

From searching it seems the DISA valve can be the culprit, and I read a couple instances where the software update had to be done again. No CELs.

Anyone have any ideas? thanks.
Even post DME Update I get some intermittent hesitation still, it started up when the weather got above 70 degrees.

I removed and inspected my DISA, it felt good, everything is tight and the flap has good pressure on it, but just for kicks I had my buddy order me a new DISA. It cleaned things up significantly. I would say try it and see.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:16 AM
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I don't DIY - how much is the DISA? I usually use an indy but my dealer did the reflash (for nothing) and I want to take it back to them. they're running a service special the rest of this month too.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:23 AM
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I don't DIY - how much is the DISA? I usually use an indy but my dealer did the reflash (for nothing) and I want to take it back to them. they're running a service special the rest of this month too.
$205. I use www.oembimmerparts.com, here is a link....

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/catalo...40/7506253.htm

No need for a mechanic on this one, it is two screws and right on the side of your manifold. Takes 5 minutes to change out. You just need a Torx T-40 socket.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:18 AM
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$205. I use www.oembimmerparts.com, here is a link....

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/catalo...40/7506253.htm

No need for a mechanic on this one, it is two screws and right on the side of your manifold. Takes 5 minutes to change out. You just need a Torx T-40 socket.
Way too overpriced. http://www.thebmwpartstore.com , p/n: 11617544805 - $173.33 (and also FREE shipping).
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:37 AM
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Way too overpriced. http://www.thebmwpartstore.com , p/n: 11617544805 - $173.33 (and also FREE shipping).
Well, Max is a forum sponsor and also has the best personal service you can get. Even my local sources can't get it cheaper than $205. So sure, you can ALWAYS find something cheaper, but can you find BETTER? Ya know this forum, the one we ALL benefit from, it is here in part because guys like Max pay to help keep it going. To me, that is worth $28 more.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:44 AM
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Oh, c'mon let not start this bs about sponsors, "best personal service", etc. What kind of "personal service" do you need buying a part? If it ships in reasonable time - that is all you need. They sell THE VERY SAME PARTS (if we are talking about OEM), they are not BETTER or worse, but definitely CHEAPER. And I used the above resource to get parts, it works well, cheaper, OEM, free shipping and "great personal service" as well.

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:48 AM
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Oh, c'mon let not start this bs about sponsors
It is hardly BS. Sponsors are why these forums thrive. They deserve our loyalty. Max has proven time and again he is the best. He calls you to clarify orders if their is even the slightest question, offers installation tips and advise, gives great deals, and contributes here as well.

I'll champion him over a company that doesn't pay to help sustain our group any day of the week. There are plenty of CHEAPER cars than BMW, so don't tell me it is all about price.

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What kind of "personal service" do you need buying a part?
This question proves you don't buy enough parts to know the difference. I do.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM
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Demagogy. The fact that someone is a sponsor doesn't mean I have to pay more for VERY SAME PART than other vendors sell it for. Actually, usually it is other way around: a seller gives you an additional discount to increase the sale volume.
Comparison with cars is ridiculous: I am repeating for the third (and last) time: THEY SELL THE VERY SAME PART(S).
Another good place to buy OEM parts is www.bmwmercedesparts.com. Also check www.bmaparts.com, www.autohausaz.com, www.rmeuropean.com (I've no idea if anyone of them is a sponsor or not; I don't care unless they provide lowest price and fast and cheap shipping).
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:58 AM
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The fact that someone is a sponsor doesn't mean I have to pay more for VERY SAME PART than other vendors sell it for.
Reasonably certain nobody cares what you think. See, personally I am loyal to people who take care of me. So I pay $30 more for a DISA, so what? I still save way more on brakes, control arms, and cooling system parts. We heard what you said, people have heard what I have said. Now we can let it go and let people make their own decisions.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:01 PM
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Sure. I didn't want to start this discussion at all, since "we can ... let people make their own decisions".
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Sure. I didn't want to start this discussion at all
Coulda fooled me.
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I will actually agree with Smolck on this one. I have ordered stuff from ecs, autohausaz, khoalty, umnitza and other places. Oembimmerparts is the only place that actually has called me for any kind of help or issues. I called on a Saturday hoping they would be available, left a message and got a call back Monday first thing explaining that they were closed and if I still needed help. Was just a quick question about some rotors my brother bought for his car, but still shows that they actually care. No other sponsor has offered that kind of service. Anything ordered from them will usually arrive in 2 days, while any other sponsor a week or more. I even spoke with Max, since I am placing an order for suspension items and he said he would match and even beat another vendor by a couple bucks. Most other places will claim there's nothing they can do. Max tries his best to make sure you are satisfied and that's why I prefer to go through them. Only other sponsor I really like is Getbmwparts.com, only because they are local though. And have live service, which is basically just like Max.
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Only other sponsor I really like is Getbmwparts.com, only because they are local though.
... and charge you extra $4 for handling(!) and $2 for local pickup(!!). Plus tax....
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Yea, but they still beat most other places due to shipping cost and have the convenience of being local. Especially if you don't want to wait for a piece to be delivered. You place an order in the morning and if you tell Evan or Jason you need it ASAP, they'll push the order through quicker, and will be ready for pick up in an hour or 2. I went to the dealer in Rockville and they wanted something like $40 for the rear license plate mount. I went through Tischer and got it for like $15? Was a while ago, but I just remember that they beat the price by more than half.

Edit: Nervous, you ever come out to the local meets?
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I admit the urgency case may have place, but how often? Honestly? Once a year? All other purchases you can plan ahead and many of the online vendors provide you with FREE Ground shipping when your order is more than certain amount of dollars (autohausaz and bmaparts - $50+, rmeuropean - $65+, thebmwpartstore.com - $100+, bmwmercedesparts.com - $300+, etc).

Edit: Nope, never had time....
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