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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By jfoj
Clogged catalytic converters. Remove the...

Clogged catalytic converters.

Remove the Pre-cat O2 sensors and drive the car.

Perform an exhaust back pressure test. WARNING everything you read about pressures less that 1-2 PSI are GENERAL...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By jfoj
Forget the VANOS and O2 sensors being the cause. ...

Forget the VANOS and O2 sensors being the cause.

You should read these threads and build your own smoke tester if you really need it.

Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By jfoj
Check the resistance on the purge valve, should...

Check the resistance on the purge valve, should be around 27.5 Ohms based on my notes. Also pinch or close up the female terminals in the Evap solenoid connector slightly. Often the female terminals...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By jfoj
If you were working on the car and had it...

If you were working on the car and had it outside, chances are you had the cabin air filter off and if it rained, water will get into the rear most spark plug wells.

When working on the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By jfoj
Cabin water leak is your problem. See if there is...

Cabin water leak is your problem. See if there is moisture/fog on the lower inside windshield near the VIN plate as well.

Cowl leak, door vapor barriers, sun roof drains.

Excessive moisture in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By jfoj
$9 -...

$9 - https://www.amazon.com/URO-Parts-1J5-955-651/dp/B0066TLNT6

5 minute job, no tools as I recall. Just be prepared if the washer tank is full you will have washer fluid gush out when you remove...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By jfoj
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=9666...

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=966614

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1121703

Bottom line is the DME and EGS software should be updated before you chase any other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jfoj
As I recall the 2000 323 had specific problems...

As I recall the 2000 323 had specific problems setting the Catalyst Readiness Monitors. There is a DME update to resolve this, while I would not expect the dealer to do it under Warranty, I recall...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By jfoj
Charging system problems can also cause this kind...

Charging system problems can also cause this kind of craziness as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By jfoj
Either the alternator is not working or there is...

Either the alternator is not working or there is too much Voltage drop from the alternator output to the battery IF this is where you are measuring the Voltage.

Understand that a loose connection...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By jfoj
See my comments in this thread about "Limp" mode,...

See my comments in this thread about "Limp" mode, a very poor term that is misused all the time.

https://e46fanatics.com/forum/showpost.php?p=17896577&postcount=8

Before you go chasing a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By jfoj
Where are you testing the charging Voltage? What...

Where are you testing the charging Voltage? What point on the car??

Take a jumper cable and connect it from a good spot on the engine, possibly the front engine lift hook near the thermostat IF...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By jfoj
Here is the deal, most Professional Scan tools...

Here is the deal, most Professional Scan tools have 2 sections. The OBDII/EOBD section which is ALWAYS ignored by the "Pro's" and it should be the FIRST section of the tool used.

The second...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By jfoj
Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle -...

Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle - https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By jfoj
UNDERSTAND that the 2 heater wires on the O2...

UNDERSTAND that the 2 heater wires on the O2 sensors can be interchanged, HOWEVER, the 2 O2 sensor signal wires are POLARIZED. If you connect them backwards you wil have PROBLEMS.

Be VERY CAREFUL...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By jfoj
Pre-cat O2 sensor connections may be swapped, a...

Pre-cat O2 sensor connections may be swapped, a COMMON problem.

Post-cat O2 sensor connections can also be swapped as well.

A decent scan tool that supports Live/Realtime data can be used to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By jfoj
The injector O-rings are not your problem. ALL of...

The injector O-rings are not your problem. ALL of these engines have a "Vacuum Leak/Hiss" sound from the intake, this is NORMAL.

You cannot hear vacuum leaks on these engines.

Until you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By jfoj
Also realize that Prosumer and Professional scan...

Also realize that Prosumer and Professional scan tools that have the manufacturer specific modules can read transmisson related Live Data as well. Higher end Launch, Autel, MAC, SnapOn and so forth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By jfoj
I am guessing the Euro3 tune MAY??? support the...

I am guessing the Euro3 tune MAY??? support the SES/CEL/MIL???

Euro4 tune may be the same as a full OBDII configuration???

I have not spent any time with the Euro version of the DME tunes, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By jfoj
[QUOTE=jfoj;18767937]You actually selected this...

[QUOTE=jfoj;18767937]You actually selected this PID by mistake "O2 sensor lambda wide range (current probe) (Bank 1 Sensor 2)" which is a Wideband Post Cat O2 sensor that none of the E46's have or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By jfoj
DME update should have no impact on a too low a...

DME update should have no impact on a too low a MAF reading unless for some reason the DME is flashed for a 3.0l engine and the car has a 2.5l engine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By jfoj
Not sure if the "Later" EU2 tunes supported OBDII...

Not sure if the "Later" EU2 tunes supported OBDII fully with the SES/CEL/MIL, but understand EOBD which is Europen OBD (Same as OBDII, however, there was never an Europe OBD 1, so therefore just the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By jfoj
Have you confirmed the brake booster is not...

Have you confirmed the brake booster is not leaking??

Simple to CAREFULLY pull the check valve from the booster and plug the check valve end with your thumb and see if the MAF value increases, you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By jfoj
I just replied in your other thread with the...

I just replied in your other thread with the answers you need - https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18767937&postcount=5

A combination of Pilot Error and iProducts caused you mis select a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By jfoj
You are missing the Bank 2 Wideband O2 sensor in...

You are missing the Bank 2 Wideband O2 sensor in your Logs. You need to select:

"O2 sensor lambda wide range (current probe) (Bank 2 Sensor 1)"

You actually selected this PID by mistake "O2...
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