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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By BMWCaptain
Verify your battery voltage, get the battery...

Verify your battery voltage, get the battery tested and check your output from your alternator.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By BMWCaptain
I would not recommend buying the kits. I buy my...

I would not recommend buying the kits. I buy my parts individually from FCPeuro. They have a comment that kits need to be returned as a kit. There are exceptions and you have to get their approvl...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By BMWCaptain
I had a situation on a head gasket repair where...

I had a situation on a head gasket repair where something was off and I kept getting a check engine light.

The fix for my situation was to retime it and I had to move the timing chain over by 1...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,183
Posted By BMWCaptain
Just order your parts thru FCPeuro. They have OE...

Just order your parts thru FCPeuro. They have OE or OEM quality parts. You will get a lifetime warranty too. No need to hassle with Rockauto. FCPeuro is very competative and usually have the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By BMWCaptain
Pin 5 is input and pin8 is output to EWS.

Pin 5 is input and pin8 is output to EWS.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By BMWCaptain
Power from the Red/blue wire coming in will go to...

Power from the Red/blue wire coming in will go to the Black/Brown wire tothe EWS.

Red/Blue wire gets power from fuse F105, 50 AMP fuse

If you are not getting 12v on Red/Blue wire, then there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By BMWCaptain
It all depends on when they switched over from...

It all depends on when they switched over from the M54 to the M56. BMW doesn't switch everything at the start of a new model year. BMW will change items throughout the model year.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By BMWCaptain
How long have you worked on BMWs? If you are...

How long have you worked on BMWs? If you are going once to replace a parts look at other parts that you can change. It will save you a ton of labor.


Why replace the clutch when the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By BMWCaptain
For the amount of work and the reliability of a...

For the amount of work and the reliability of a new clutch on the compressor, I would just replace the whole compressor. I got a new compressor for $200 several years ago. It i difficult to find...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By BMWCaptain
You said that very simply and included the...

You said that very simply and included the sidecutters for the factory clamps. I kept a spare pump and those tools in my trunk for 1 of the E46 because I though my pump might leave me stranded and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By BMWCaptain
Now you need to look at you ignition switch...

Now you need to look at you ignition switch voltage coming into the switch. If you are not getting voltage on the wire output on the ignition switch, then there is a problem with the switch or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By BMWCaptain
Check your voltage at the +B terminal under the...

Check your voltage at the +B terminal under the hood. This will tell you if you have good voltage going to the starter.

Report back with results.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By BMWCaptain
What octane gas are you using? I had P0171 and...

What octane gas are you using? I had P0171 and P0174 pop up after several days.

I put Costco premium in and the P0171 and P0174 has not returned.

I was using regular gas with 87 or 88 octane....
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-06-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,665
Posted By BMWCaptain
Replace your steering guibo. This makes a big...

Replace your steering guibo. This makes a big difference.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By BMWCaptain
I thought he was going to be taking the intake...

I thought he was going to be taking the intake off. If he takes the intake off, you should replace other things at the same time.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By BMWCaptain
If you are going to order 2 keys, order them from...

If you are going to order 2 keys, order them from TheBMWMinipartstore.com .

It is very easy and will save you alot of money. you can get it from them in the mail in about 3-4 days.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By BMWCaptain
Dont forget to replace the hard water pipes under...

Dont forget to replace the hard water pipes under the intake and do the ofhg.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By BMWCaptain
I was looking for this info too. Thanks.

I was looking for this info too. Thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By BMWCaptain
5 is for the gas line 4 is for a wire that...

5 is for the gas line

4 is for a wire that run to the rar of the intake manifold

3 nothing connects there

2 dont know

1 dont know
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,700
Posted By BMWCaptain
Yes, they had the new fancy coffee machine! I...

Yes, they had the new fancy coffee machine! I had one coffee there and one to go.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,700
Posted By BMWCaptain
Had my passenger airbag replaced this morning. ...

Had my passenger airbag replaced this morning.


48 minutes to checkin, replace the airbag and then get my car back.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By BMWCaptain
I had the same problem. I changed put my fan and...

I had the same problem. I changed put my fan and then it would not come on. I traced the wire to the firewall and still had no power. I ran a new wire from the glovebox. By the way, that line...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,461
Posted By BMWCaptain
I have put in 6.5 quarts of ATF in the...

I have put in 6.5 quarts of ATF in the transmissions when I change the fluid and filter.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By BMWCaptain
FCPEuro!

FCPEuro!
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By BMWCaptain
Drain your arf fluid from the drain plug. ...

Drain your arf fluid from the drain plug.

Then pump in 6.5 quarts from the transmission cooler hose up front by the radiator.

I did this once because the fill plug was frozen.

I have rebuild...
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