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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,433
Posted By markusmarkus
That somewhat low compression on cylinder 5 is...

That somewhat low compression on cylinder 5 is stuck in my craw. As you have noted itís marginally low. Low compression can be caused by several things:
- bad compression rings
- gunked up...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By markusmarkus
The locking button can come apart. This causes...

The locking button can come apart. This causes the button not to work. Itís an easy repair if your car has a manual transmission as all you have to do is remove the shifter boot and push the switch...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By markusmarkus
Post #2 talks about the fuel filter.

Post #2 talks about the fuel filter.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By markusmarkus
Aircon issue 320cd 2005

The 3rd picture shows ďadditional heater on.Ē What is that?

Btw, itís ďmeterĒ and not ďmeater.Ē

From your description the AC appears to be working as designed. A silly question: is the dial...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By markusmarkus
The fuel filter is on the drivers side (LHD) of...

The fuel filter is on the drivers side (LHD) of the car.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By markusmarkus
The fuel filter is on the drivers side (LHD) of...

The fuel filter is on the drivers side (LHD) of the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,917
Posted By markusmarkus
Youíre a brave man!

Youíre a brave man!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By markusmarkus
Go back and check your work. As you know from the...

Go back and check your work. As you know from the bench test the motor rotates in both directions depending upon the polarity of voltage at the motor. Iíd pull the motorís electrical connector and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By markusmarkus
BMW E46 Engine Management Fuse #3 20-Amp, Blowing

You must be blowing the fuse in the fuse panel in the engine compartment as the fuse panel in the dash doesnít use fuse position 3. Iím wondering if that fuse is for the heater circuit in each of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By markusmarkus
Yup, there are 2 or 3 nipples in the back of the...

Yup, there are 2 or 3 nipples in the back of the cylinder head. The caps are made of high quality German rubber, but even high quality German rubber deteriorates over time and with heat. It should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By markusmarkus
The AC system is low on refrigerant. Period....

The AC system is low on refrigerant. Period. Thatís have the BMW engineers designed the AC system to operate. If the heater control valve is bad youíd get coolish air from the vents.

The AC...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By markusmarkus
O2 sensor HELP

See my post at bimmerforums. Those codes are classic for vacuum leaks. So, the problem is on the other side of the engine. Likely the intake boots (large rubber hoses that run from the air cleaner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By markusmarkus
Google ďBMW VIN decoder.Ē Thatíll tell you all...

Google ďBMW VIN decoder.Ē Thatíll tell you all about the car. What year is the car?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By markusmarkus
Go to www.newtis.info and enter the last 7...

Go to www.newtis.info and enter the last 7 characters of your carís VIN. Hit enter and bookmark the page. Work your way to the engine section. There are detailed procedures and pictures. This is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By markusmarkus
That means the CCV is doing its job. High vacuum...

That means the CCV is doing its job. High vacuum at the oil fill cap would mean that the CCV diaphragm is bad.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By markusmarkus
Iím surprised that you arenít seeing P0171/0174...

Iím surprised that you arenít seeing P0171/0174 codes. The are classic codes for vacuum leaks. You need to smoke test the intake manifold to find all of the vacuum leaks. Do not use carb cleaner or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By markusmarkus
Modine and ONLY Modine!

Modine and ONLY Modine!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By markusmarkus
Ok, what codes are you getting? P0171/0174...

Ok, what codes are you getting?

P0171/0174 are classic codes for vacuum leaks. The best way to find vacuum leaks is via smoke test. There are several threads on this site about smoke testing....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By markusmarkus
Hereís the sequence of events that happen when...

Hereís the sequence of events that happen when you press the AC button (aka snowflake):
- the climate control module (IHKA) checks the outside temperature* and the engine temperature
- IHKA checks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By markusmarkus
The likely causes are: - AC relay - climate...

The likely causes are:
- AC relay
- climate control module (IHKA in BMWspeak)
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By markusmarkus
Yup, the alternator (voltage regulator, actually)...

Yup, the alternator (voltage regulator, actually) contains the full wave rectifier.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By markusmarkus
Actually, if the car has an automatic...

Actually, if the car has an automatic transmission the route to go is to remove the mechanical fan and relocate the electric fan to the space between the radiator and the engine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By markusmarkus
Does the car have an automatic transmission? If...

Does the car have an automatic transmission? If it does, the thermal clutch, which activates the mechanical fan, is likely bad. The test: take a rolled up newspaper and with the engine hit and idling...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By markusmarkus
Your welcome. Be advised that BMW sourced...

Your welcome.

Be advised that BMW sourced alternators from Bosch and Valeo. They are not interchangeable without some work. The only way to tell which alternator is in your car is to remove the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By markusmarkus
Maintenance records are paramount. And, find out...

Maintenance records are paramount. And, find out if the rod bearings were replaced by the dealer under the recall. If you are still serious, have the car undergo a pre-purchase inspection (PPI)...
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