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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By markusmarkus
The coolant float (stick as you call it) should...

The coolant float (stick as you call it) should show “minimum” when the engine is stone cold. It’s called an expatriate tank for a reason.

OP, what brands are the expansion tank and the switch in...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By markusmarkus
These are reasons for the I often write, “the...

These are reasons for the I often write, “the installation of aftermarket cooling system parts is strictly verboten.” Just go to FCPEuro and buy OE cooling system parts.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
Posted By markusmarkus
The parking brakes are not self-adjusting. There...

The parking brakes are not self-adjusting. There are 2 ways to adjust them. The first is by tightening the nuts on the cables at the parking brake lever. The other is outlined in the video.

My...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By markusmarkus
My money is on the relay.

My money is on the relay.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By markusmarkus
How are you determining your fuel mileage? Are...

How are you determining your fuel mileage? Are you using the gauge cluster readout? It’s not very accurate. I recommend you calculate your fuel mileage the old fashion way by keeping a record of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By markusmarkus
Yup, a professional smoke test. Oooops! Forgot...

Yup, a professional smoke test. Oooops! Forgot the covid19 lockdown.

The other 2 gentlemen responding to your questions are 2 of the best on this forum. Please take their recommendations as the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By markusmarkus
I’m not sure what supplies the 12VDC to the...

I’m not sure what supplies the 12VDC to the clutch coil. It could be the IHKA (automatic climate control module in the dash). Basically, you have an intermittent problem which is the hardest to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By markusmarkus
That www.realoem.com.

That www.realoem.com.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By markusmarkus
The radiator neck is the tube to which the...

The radiator neck is the tube to which the expansion tank connects to the radiator. Early E46s had issues with this as the tube would crack. The radiator’s design was changed for later E46s as the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-27-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By markusmarkus
Velcro?

Velcro?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By markusmarkus
Yeah, those sensors tend to go bad after 80k...

Yeah, those sensors tend to go bad after 80k miles or so. The symptom is the yellow (not red!) oil light will come on for several seconds after you shut off the engine. The sensor is made by Hella...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By markusmarkus
Only if the interested party asks about repairs....

Only if the interested party asks about repairs. That is, of course, contingent on the repair being 100% successful.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By markusmarkus
The fuel octane isn’t the issue. The issue is the...

The fuel octane isn’t the issue. The issue is the additives in the gas that keep the injectors (and the back side of the intake valves) clean. Here in the US we have fuel that meets the Top Tier...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By markusmarkus
That tells me the wire that normally provides the...

That tells me the wire that normally provides the 12VDC to the clutch coil is the problem. I bet if you could monitor the voltage on that connect you’d see it mimic the clutch’s behavior. Try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By markusmarkus
If it’s the tensioner pulley you should also...

If it’s the tensioner pulley you should also replace the idler pulley. The M54 uses pulleys made by INA. Buy them at FCPEuro for a lifetime warranty.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By markusmarkus
First, check the cable connectors at the battery....

First, check the cable connectors at the battery. They have to be nice and tight. If you’re in the mood, remove the ground and then the positive cables. Use a 3M green scrubby on the battery posts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By markusmarkus
Contact LUK. It might have an office here in the...

Contact LUK. It might have an office here in the US.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By markusmarkus
Remove the rear seat cushion and have somebody...

Remove the rear seat cushion and have somebody sit in the back. This will decrease the sound insulation and help locate the noise. Take the car for a drive.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By markusmarkus
What Would Prevent Key Programing

The remote lock/unlock antenna is embedded in the rear windshield. The signal goes to an amplifier located in the left “C” pillar. The C pillar is the sheet metal that connects the roof with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By markusmarkus
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By markusmarkus
I use a vacuum bleeder. Requires compressed air.

I use a vacuum bleeder. Requires compressed air.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By markusmarkus
Try Leathetique if the head rests are covered...

Try Leathetique if the head rests are covered with leather.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By markusmarkus
Could be a heat shield.

Could be a heat shield.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By markusmarkus
The link works but the link in the other forum...

The link works but the link in the other forum doesn’t work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By markusmarkus
The engine computer (DME) will always throw a...

The engine computer (DME) will always throw a code for an oxygen sensor heater circuit problem. It’s required by the feds emissions laws. Google “BMW E46 hidden OBC functions.” There’s a test that...
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