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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By marcozandrini
The first step in diagnosing a problem is to scan...

The first step in diagnosing a problem is to scan the engine computer (DME) for codes. The Service Engine Soon light is on only when an emissions related code is present. Iím betting you have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By marcozandrini
The speaker grills arenít bolted or screwed down....

The speaker grills arenít bolted or screwed down. Just take a plastic trim tool and pop them out.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AL31-EUR-01-2001-E46-BMW-318i&diagId=65_0466
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By marcozandrini
Obviously your carís transmission computer (EGS...

Obviously your carís transmission computer (EGS in BMWspeak) is drawing too much current (amps). It could be the wiring harness is damaged. Go to www.bimrs.org to find a reputable indie shop that...
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By marcozandrini
What year and model are you taking about?

What year and model are you taking about?
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By marcozandrini
I think we need some additional info: Are...

I think we need some additional info:

Are you in the US?

What year and model is the car?

Whatís the maintenance history of the car? Specifically, is the fuel pump original? When was the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-07-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By marcozandrini
Personally, I think xDrive is a waste of money...

Personally, I think xDrive is a waste of money and weight unless you live in an area that routinely gets snow each winter. Sales staff push xDrive because it ups their commission as the price goes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By marcozandrini
The socket may be defective.

The socket may be defective.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-06-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By marcozandrini
Check out 2 Addicts forum. Excellent coding and...

Check out 2 Addicts forum. Excellent coding and audio sub-forums.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By marcozandrini
Trunk Subwoofer - Best Solution For Getting Bass Into the Cabin?

Basically, the best solution is to install 6.5Ē subs in the package shelf. There are 2 ways to do this:
1. Buy the sub woofer unit from an E46 with the Harmon Kardon (HK) system.
2. Punch out the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-06-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By marcozandrini
Please write sentence that are no greater than 15...

Please write sentence that are no greater than 15 words. Run on sentences confuse the reader.

Your engine is block of metal. The changes in temperature are perfectly normal.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-05-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By marcozandrini
As you know, water and electricity donít work...

As you know, water and electricity donít work well together. I have a feeling something in the electric steering assist has fried. Find a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers at...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-04-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By marcozandrini
I run a 2018 M240i with Michel PSS and no spare....

I run a 2018 M240i with Michel PSS and no spare. However, Michelin will pay to tow your Michelin PSS equipped car up to 150 miles to get the tire fixed or replaced. CAVEAT: the tires can not be the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By marcozandrini
The computers versions are M43 and M45.

The computers versions are M43 and M45.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By marcozandrini
No, as long as the alternator fits. Do you...

No, as long as the alternator fits. Do you remember what the current capacity (amps) of the old alternator?

Check the engine ground cable. Itís located at the front corner of the oil pan on the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-04-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By marcozandrini
Ok, youíre going to have to do some research as...

Ok, youíre going to have to do some research as the guts in the trunk are now ballast, with the exception of the amplifier. Be advised that the amp uses balanced differential signals as its inputs....
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-04-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By marcozandrini
The car could have been delivered to an American...

The car could have been delivered to an American at the factory in Munich. Funny as the car is built in South Carolina!!! Iím betting the owner has been to Switzerland and put the placard on the car.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-04-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By marcozandrini
Flatbed the car to a reputable indie shop that...

Flatbed the car to a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers. Try www.bimrs.org. You may have a bad rod bearing. ďMĒ is the most expensive letter in the alphabet.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,035
Posted By marcozandrini
Ya, but that high maintenance girlfriend is whole...

Ya, but that high maintenance girlfriend is whole lot of fun![emoji6]
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By marcozandrini
The first step in diagnosing a problem is to scan...

The first step in diagnosing a problem is to scan the engine computer (DME in BMWspeak) for codes. Also, is the fuel pump? When was the fuel filter last changed?

The DISA effectively changes the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By marcozandrini
Elring makes great valve cover gaskets.

Elring makes great valve cover gaskets.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By marcozandrini
Iím wondering if a dvd for a Mercedes would work...

Iím wondering if a dvd for a Mercedes would work in a bimmer. The dvd May have a special coding so that it works only in a Mercedes.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By marcozandrini
The ďgutsĒ of the radio/navigation are in the...

The ďgutsĒ of the radio/navigation are in the left side of the trunk. The head unit is basically a man-machine interface. My car has navigation but Iíve never used it. I use google maps. No updating...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-03-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By marcozandrini
Contact BMW North America (BMW NA). Be polite but...

Contact BMW North America (BMW NA). Be polite but firm. Tell them you love the car and that youíve maintained it according to the BMW maintenance schedule. Tell them the car is in pristine condition....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,035
Posted By marcozandrini
M3

Have the car undergo a pre-purchase inspection performed by a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers. Try www.bimrs.org. Does the car have maintenance records? If not, run from the car. ďMĒ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By marcozandrini
Itís BMWís prototype backup warning system....

Itís BMWís prototype backup warning system. Didnít make it into production though there are rumors that some guy on the assembly line in Regensberg (where you car was built) sneaked into a bunch of...
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