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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By BaliDawg
When the engine is running youíre measuring the...

When the engine is running youíre measuring the alternator-supplied voltage. Measure the battery voltage with the key out. It should be at least 12.4V.

You can isolate which circuit (by its fuse)...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By BaliDawg
Ok, thatís better, but still missing lots of...

Ok, thatís better, but still missing lots of PIDs. And cannot tell the conditions at any of the data points. Also, need logs to be very specific (cold start, highway cruise, hot idle), not just...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By BaliDawg
Added those details to my post #16 above. ^^^

Added those details to my post #16 above. ^^^
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By BaliDawg
Good that you collected some data, but the ranges...

Good that you collected some data, but the ranges aren't useful. A log captures all the important sensor values at the same points in time, so you can see them together and how they correlate....
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By BaliDawg
Hereís the wiring diagram for the SAP relay and...

Hereís the wiring diagram for the SAP relay and the vacuum valve....
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By BaliDawg
Can help you out remotely. Get a cheap ass...

Can help you out remotely. Get a cheap ass Windows 7 laptop off ebay and Iíll set up the software for ya. PM me for details...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BaliDawg
Wooops, misspelled it: RACP (Rear Axle Carrier...

Wooops, misspelled it: RACP (Rear Axle Carrier Panel)
Thanks for the correction, Spannerhead.

Me: "They say memory is the second thing to go as you age."
Wife:...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BaliDawg
Happy RACP repairs!

Happy RACP repairs!
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By BaliDawg
We should update your EGS software. Might help...

We should update your EGS software. Might help the shifting.
My crusade is to get everyoneís car updated. :loco:
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By BaliDawg
Yeah, a real bimmer bummer. :D But expected,...

Yeah, a real bimmer bummer. :D
But expected, considering the new world we now live in.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By BaliDawg
When bleeding coolant, I use this threaded nipple...

When bleeding coolant, I use this threaded nipple and clear hose to route the bled coolant from the bleeder port back into the expansion tank instead of letting it run down to the ground.

M10 X...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 993
Posted By BaliDawg
Today I pulled off the fabric from the A, B, C...

Today I pulled off the fabric from the A, B, C pillar covers in my facelift coupe with sand beige interior. The pillar covers now have a light yellow-white cloth-ish surface. Iíll remove them and...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By BaliDawg
Yeah, the early 323/328 MT models had both...

Yeah, the early 323/328 MT models had both mechanical and electric fans, like all the AT models.

Look up part numbers on realome.com, then search Google Images, fcpeuro.com, ebay, etc., for...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By BaliDawg
I'd remove the sensor, connect it to...

I'd remove the sensor, connect it to pressurized air, and see if it's accurate or not.
An air chuck with a tire pressure guage would let you vary the pressure while your multimeter is...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By BaliDawg
Comments on all the log files - Change the...

Comments on all the log files
- Change the sample rate to just 1 second. It's at every 1/10 second, which is way more than needed.
- Get the precat O2 sensor values showing up in the logs, then do...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By BaliDawg
It's much more important to clean the (ICV) idle...

It's much more important to clean the (ICV) idle control valve as it does get gunked up and handles most throttle operations at lower RPMs.

Since you have OBD Fusion working, do a Diagnostic...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By BaliDawg
I read through the whole post but didn't see the...

I read through the whole post but didn't see the most important things.
What are the MAF value (in grams/second) and Long Term Fuel Trims on both banks 1 and 2 at hot idle?

Set yourself up with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By BaliDawg
Look up parts on realoem.com to see if they're...

Look up parts on realoem.com to see if they're compatible with your car.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By BaliDawg
Read the EGS (AT control module) trouble codes...

Read the EGS (AT control module) trouble codes with a BMW-specific reader like BMW Scanner 1.4 or INPA. There will be trouble codes.
I would take it back to the BMW dealer for warranty work.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,135
Posted By BaliDawg
This site has some ideas on what to check for the...

This site has some ideas on what to check for the P0102 MAF code.
https://www.obd-codes.com/p0102

What is the MAF value in grams/second at hot idle?
Should be around 3.2-3.6 g/s.

Carefully...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By BaliDawg
I just look at all the existing ads on the used...

I just look at all the existing ads on the used car sites like autotrader.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By BaliDawg
After we finished up a few things this evening we...

After we finished up a few things this evening we watched the STFTs using INPA and as the engine warmed up they slowly went from slightly positive to very close to 0%.
Still needs a good test drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By BaliDawg
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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By BaliDawg
I've seen several of those oil level sensors go...

I've seen several of those oil level sensors go bad and simply be silent: no yellow warning light, no low oil indicator on dashboard, nada...so beware and don't rely on the darn thing.

FWIW, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By BaliDawg
Glad you got the problem fixed. If you do end...

Glad you got the problem fixed.
If you do end up pulling apart the bad VANOS please share what you find as the root cause. That information could be very valuable for future readers of this post,...
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