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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By BMW-North
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=107...

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1078183

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1227470
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By BMW-North
This - very common.

This - very common.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By BMW-North
My Flooded Bimmer...

My Flooded Bimmer (https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1124159) - some tips here
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By BMW-North
A poor flow of cabin heat is often a telltale...

A poor flow of cabin heat is often a telltale symptom of leaking head gasket that has been masked via a use of a product like "stop leak". The product contains silicon and metallic particles that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By BMW-North
Sorry thought I was in the e9x forum

Sorry thought I was in the e9x forum
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,984
Posted By BMW-North
Back in e3x days the e-fan would be activated by...

Back in e3x days the e-fan would be activated by a single temp point that was fed to DME by a coolant temp sensor - usually in the lower rad. The fan was a single speed and turned off when the temp...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By BMW-North
There should be a difference >200 ohms when...

There should be a difference >200 ohms when measuring the temp sensor when it is hot versus the same reading when it is cold. You can do these readings on the vehicle or with the temp sensor removed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By BMW-North
You need to check the temp sensor that feeds DME...

You need to check the temp sensor that feeds DME data for the e-fan PWM output calculation - that is NOT the temp you are seeing on the gauge - that comes from the block temp sensor. Some N5x...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By BMW-North
I hear you. When you're spending as little as...

I hear you. When you're spending as little as 2500 to buy one of these it is difficult to spend 200-400 to have someone inspect it - especially if you have multiple vehicles to look at. I suggest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By BMW-North
Read this thread - it will give you options to...

Read this thread - it will give you options to replacing only the cap.

M56 Valve Cover onto M54 (CCV mod) (https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1120102)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By BMW-North
Carly is useless for e series BMW's Carly is...

Carly is useless for e series BMW's Carly is better on BMW's built after 03/2007. Carly is also annual subscription based so you pay about $80 per year - every year. Misappropriated versions of ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 74,027
Posted By BMW-North
Read the post above yours - you likely have an...

Read the post above yours - you likely have an air bubble in your coolant. When the engine is revved the coolant will evacuate the expansion tank triggering the low level light - when you shut the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By BMW-North
Your e46 already has 2 (accessible via OBD PID)...

Your e46 already has 2 (accessible via OBD PID) coolant temp sensors. One in the lower rad hose (CTS) and one in the block at cylinder #6 (ECT). The cluster temp gauge displays the ECT reading but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By BMW-North
No e9x was built with an intelligent generator so...

No e9x was built with an intelligent generator so the post is not relevant to that chassis. They only started with the F10

I think you've been reading about how the battery is monitored in newer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By BMW-North
George. You are correct. He can swap in the...

George. You are correct. He can swap in the same spec battery with no issue. The histogram will be rewritten. The new values are read at ignition on.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By BMW-North
On prior chassis the three most common sources...

On prior chassis the three most common sources for BMW vehicle battery drain after 16 min sleep shutoff were:

1. e-fan PWM circuit board
2. Final stage resistor (FSR) for cabin blower motor
3....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By BMW-North
Blower motor

Blower motor
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,984
Posted By BMW-North
Sorry you got blasted with Freon. There is meant...

Sorry you got blasted with Freon. There is meant to be a check valve so you don't have to replace the drier for a simple sensor replacement. Glad you were prepared though. I will have to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By BMW-North
Your car went into limp mode to prevent you from...

Your car went into limp mode to prevent you from overheating and destroying the engine. It typically does this when the coolant temp exceeds a threshold. The primary suspect would be a failed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By BMW-North
The fan control (speed) is determined based on...

The fan control (speed) is determined based on calculations using many inputs. Sorry, I'm in a hurry here, but read the e46 fan guide in my sig below, the e9x fans work almost identically & use very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By BMW-North
I had an auto once that had too much play on this...

I had an auto once that had too much play on this part even with the wire clip locked in the slots. Ended up using a large ring clamp to hold it securely onto the fittings and stop it from shifting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By BMW-North
That's only half the boot (upper). Chances...

That's only half the boot (upper). Chances are th3 lower boot is no better, especially where the elbow branches off for the ICV. Get both.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By BMW-North
You are on the wrong device. That isn't...

You are on the wrong device. That isn't anything rigged up it is the Oe Thermo switch for the washer system. It is on the right and the ambient air temp sensor is on the left. What you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,208
Posted By BMW-North
Ha ha - I know exactly what you mean. Never try...

Ha ha - I know exactly what you mean. Never try getting into Myrtle Beach on a Friday afternoon and don't ever try to leave on a Sunday afternoon. My left foot might get tired but I've never had to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By BMW-North
Neat tool that might help him with common DME...

Neat tool that might help him with common DME codes - what does he do for the error codes in the other 3 modules?
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