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    I am new to the forum but amazed that .. for an E46 which has been around a VERY long time, little seems to be actually, definitively known about limp mode. Lots of guessing .. little solid knowledge. Even how it is defined is hazy. Some say it just limits your speed while others show video of...
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    Hey Fanatics We drive Bmws for their luxury and sport not for their convience and affordability. My question is does anyone know whether there is a procedure for making a new to the car "automatic" Tranny compatible with my e46 after a Tranny swap and if so can it be done with INPA NCSexpert...
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    So I have some pending codes that aren't hurting my car but I tried to get them off anyways for fun. Yesterday I swapped my existing pre cat 02s with each other and my car ran like a POS haha. It immediately went into limp mode and I just switched them back and the car runs almost perfect again...
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    I've been having a rather occasional problem (only happened twice so far) with my M3. The DSC, Oil, EML, and Battery lights come on and limp mode ensues. It then starts to have trouble maintaining idle. This last time, the engine died. If I turn the car off and back on, it runs fine. I didn't...
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    About an hour ago my m3 went into limp mode. I was driving on a wet street and gave car some some extra gas to get through a light. The dsc came on and cut power. A second later, the eml came on and the car went into limp mode. I pulled over and restarted the car. No issues after and I didn't...
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    So I've been having the christmas tree light up (the one where the ornaments are: DSC, ABS, BRAKE, EML) since I bought the car, but it's never been often enough for me to do anything about it. The lights would come on, sometimes with a P0221 error code, I would restart the car and keep driving...
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    After chasing many issues, all new coolant system, new coils and plugs. Checked vac. Leaks and clean the ICV. There was no doubt the MAF need replaced. After replacing the MAF my 2003 325i ran like a new car, until it goes into limp/safe mode, which was a new issue. It has been throwing a p1500...
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    Have owned my bmw 318ci 1.9 1999 for over a year now and it's not been a too bad car until now. The other day after re fueling my car started to splutter and struggle to pull away. It also wouldn't rev past 4k. Soon after engine management came on and it went into limp mode. Thought maybe dodgy...
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    Hi all. I posted previously thinking that my issue with my car going into trans limp mode was caused by an air leak (evidenced by codes p0171 and p0174). I yanked out the entire intake down to and including the lower boot, and I found no leak. Therefore, I'm assuming that the limp mode is...
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    Hi, I've recently bought myself an '03 BMW E46 330ci, and now I'm encountering a few technical difficulties with it. I'm new to BMWs so bare with me. While I was driving it home, a power steering hose cracked and spilled oil all over the engine compartment. Soon after, the DSC, EML and Brake...
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    Here is a quick post on an issue i have had recently, and its conclusion. My car randomely went into "limp mode" and the red cog of death appeared, could not change gear and seemed like it was stuck in 3rd/4th. Also the ABS, brake, traction control light were all illuminated. It was working...
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    hey, so i just installed an aftermarket sub and amp into my sedan firing through the ski port. which is awesome and whatnot....but yesterday, was stuck in traffic on toorak road not moving at all (if you live in melbourne australia, you'll know what i mean) so i decided to check out just how...
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    Auto Transmission Issue (Limp Home) - Another Update Okay, it's been a few years since i posted about my transmission going into this mode called "Limp Home" http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=337802&highlight=. A dash light comes on and RPM goes above 3000 and acceleration is...
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