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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By marcozandrini
Limp Mode

The P0128 is likely a thermostat problem. Google ďBMW E46 hidden OBC functions.Ē Test 7 shows the engineís temperature as seen by the engine computer (DME).

The other codes are all related. Iím...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By marcozandrini
Iíve been using copper-based anti-seize on my...

Iíve been using copper-based anti-seize on my plugs since I had a rough time changing plugs in my 1985 325e. I know that the plug manufacturers put something in the threads to prevent the plugs from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By marcozandrini
Have the intake manifold professionally smoke...

Have the intake manifold professionally smoke tested.
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By marcozandrini
You can also check bimmer forums.

You can also check bimmer forums.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By marcozandrini
Whatís the maintenance history of the cooling...

Whatís the maintenance history of the cooling system? The Achilles heel of the E46 is the cooling system. Itís made primarily of plastic, high quality plastic, but plastic nonetheless. Why? Weight. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By marcozandrini
The engine light (Service Engine Soon) light is...

The engine light (Service Engine Soon) light is on only when an emissions related code is present. Scan the engine computer and post the codes.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By marcozandrini
Youíre welcome.

Youíre welcome.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By marcozandrini
Try www.realoem.com. Enter the last 7 characters...

Try www.realoem.com. Enter the last 7 characters of the carís VIN. Hit enter and bookmark the page. Scroll down to engine. Also, try www.newtis.info.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-14-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By marcozandrini
What tool are you using to scan the DME? Most...

What tool are you using to scan the DME? Most folks post ďPĒ codes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By marcozandrini
Vacuum out all the water and debris from each...

Vacuum out all the water and debris from each spark plug well. Get some penetrating oil (WD40 is NOT a penetrating oil) and spray/dump some in each well. Let it sit overnight. If a plug loosens a bit...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By marcozandrini
When I read that the EGS and oxygen sensor...

When I read that the EGS and oxygen sensor heaters are on the same fuse I thought ďBS.Ē Then I looked at the fuse chart for the panel in the dash. Thereís no fuse for the EGS!!!!!!
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-12-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By marcozandrini
Google BMW CCA #####Ē where ď#####Ē is your zip...

Google BMW CCA #####Ē where ď#####Ē is your zip code. Thatíll give you the link to the local chapter of the BMW Car Club of America.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-12-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By marcozandrini
We need a lot more information: - year -...

We need a lot more information:
- year
- model
- engine
- transmission
- miles/kms
- location.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-11-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By marcozandrini
We need more information such year and model of...

We need more information such year and model of the car. Also, your photo doesnít come through.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-11-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By marcozandrini
Ignition or suspension coils?

Ignition or suspension coils?
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Vm
Views: 111
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) and the automatic transmission computer (EGS) for codes. Fu d a reputable indie shop that specializes in...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-11-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By marcozandrini
Yes, as long as the fan uses 12VDC. It will run...

Yes, as long as the fan uses 12VDC. It will run at its maximum speed at all times.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By marcozandrini
Fuel door

What year and model are you writing about? The fuel door is held closed by an electric plunger in the body. Remove the vertical trunk liner on the passenger side of the trunk (drivers side if you...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-10-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By marcozandrini
What likely happening is that a body plug on the...

What likely happening is that a body plug on the underside of the car has fallen out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
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) 12-09-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
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) 12-09-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
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 12-08-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By marcozandrini
What year and model are you taking about?

What year and model are you taking about?
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
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: 12
Views: 322
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...
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