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Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By markusmarkus
Dynavin N6 Camera Install Help

The camera needs power (12VDC), a ground and a trigger (aka turn on) signal. The power should come from what’s called a “switched” circuit. This circuit has power only when the ignition switch is NOT...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 307
Posted By markusmarkus
Try scanning the engine computer (DME in...

Try scanning the engine computer (DME in BMWspeak) for codes.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By markusmarkus
Something tells me that the problem is related to...

Something tells me that the problem is related to bank 1. Why? The plugs from bank 1, from your description, were a bit fouled while those from bank 2 are clean. Fouled plugs typically mean the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 307
Posted By markusmarkus
oil pressure light

The red oil pressure light should come on when pressure is below 7psi. I’m wondering if your eu2 tune is the cause.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By markusmarkus
widescreen nav - screen blank but backlit

Good job troubleshooting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By markusmarkus
E46s, with the exception of M3s, sold in the US...

E46s, with the exception of M3s, sold in the US have a top speed limiter set to 128mph. Why? That’s the speed limit for “H” rated tires. Seems the lawyers didn’t want lawsuits because the owner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By markusmarkus
The electronix that “drive” the screen have...

The electronix that “drive” the screen have stopped working. Try disconnecting the battery cables (negative first), shorting the 2 cable connectors together for 10 minutes and reconnecting them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By markusmarkus
Buy the camshafts position sensor at FCPEuro....

Buy the camshafts position sensor at FCPEuro. It’ll have a lifetime warranty.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By markusmarkus
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.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By markusmarkus
Where did you get the part number? Go to...

Where did you get the part number? Go to www.realoem.com and enter the last 7 characters of your car’s VIN. Hit enter and bookmark the page. Headlights are in lighting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By markusmarkus
We need more info: - year - model - options...

We need more info:
- year
- model
- options
- mods
- other electrical or electronic issues.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By markusmarkus
First, kudos for ordering from FCPEuro. Make sure...

First, kudos for ordering from FCPEuro. Make sure all cooling system parts are either OE or OEM. The power steering fluid leaks are likely at/near the reservoir. The hose that runs from the ps fluid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By markusmarkus
We need more information: - year - model -...

We need more information:
- year
- model
- miles/kms
- why you changed the head gasket
- what other things you changed
- brands of parts (it matters)
- did you use cam licking tools?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By markusmarkus
Why? These engine come from the factory in a...

Why? These engine come from the factory in a highly tuned state. BMW prides itself in building some of the best automotive engines in the world. Land Rover and Jaguar will have BMW engines starting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By markusmarkus
Very typical. That hose is always the first to...

Very typical. That hose is always the first to leak. Replace it and the power steering fluid reservoir. The manufacturer is ZF. Why? There’s a filter in the bottom of the reservoir. It gets clogged...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By markusmarkus
Scan the engine computer (DME in BMWspeak) for...

Scan the engine computer (DME in BMWspeak) for codes. Something isn’t right. I’m betting the fuel pump is on its last legs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By markusmarkus
The Bentley manual sez to torque them to 44ft-lbs...

The Bentley manual sez to torque them to 44ft-lbs and then tighten an additional 90 degrees. The bolts are expensive when you buy them from the dealer or an online vendor. You can buy the same grade...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 05-20-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By markusmarkus
^^^this^^^!!!

^^^this^^^!!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By markusmarkus
Good move on buying a complete Bosch alternator....

Good move on buying a complete Bosch alternator. Yes, clean connections while the battery is disconnected.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By markusmarkus
Those codes mean you have vacuum leaks. Check the...

Those codes mean you have vacuum leaks. Check the 2 hoses that run from the air cleaner box to the throttle body. They are items 3 and 6 in the link.

...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By markusmarkus
Take a video of the engine while it’s making the...

Take a video of the engine while it’s making the noise. Then post the video to YouTube and provide the link.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By markusmarkus
To add to what overboost has written, TTY means...

To add to what overboost has written, TTY means the bolt is tightened to a specific torque spec, and is then tightened an additional number of degrees. The bolts for the aluminum re-enforcement panel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By markusmarkus
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. The SES light is on only when an emissions related code is present.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By markusmarkus
You are correct that the DME provides the ground...

You are correct that the DME provides the ground when it fires an injector. Are the injectors getting 12VDC?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By markusmarkus
You, sir, are correct.

You, sir, are correct.
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