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  1. New E46 problems ( trans cog, SES, limp mode, loss of power)

    General E46 Forum
    Good morning community I recently bought a 2003 325i for a steal of a price, off some kid who didn't know too much. He stated that it was having battery problems, draining after a couple days with a new battery, in other words the car was sitting for a couple months. Started the car up...
  2. Veepeak/OBD Fusion = iOS nightmare

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    Hello all, I am frustrated beyond all compare with the Veepeak and OBD Fusion combo when it comes to interfacing with iOS. I am a convert to all things bitten apple and unfortunately for me, sometimes it doesn't always work in my favor. I have been trolling this site for a long time, and after...
  3. M52tu throwing codes after vanos seal replacement! HELP!

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    Alright guys i'm as a loss. last weekend i did a valve cover and vanos seal replacement. After i got it all put back together it immidialaty stated throwing codes. I DID however forget to plug in the intake solenoid electrical connector. i took the car on a quick spin and quickly realized...
  4. Bad TPS?

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    So, I was driving back to Arizona on Monday after Thanksgiving break and passed through Flagstaff. It was below 30 degrees and snowing hard. I was moving from a stop and trying to catch up to traffic speed (had to pull over to the side of the freeway for a few minutes) when I lost traction for a...
  5. Quite the Story...Please Help! P2240 SES

    General E46 Forum
    Okay everyone, I have had my 2004 330ci since February and it has been fantastic on every level to drive. I bought it for a super low price and everything seems pristine but, the previous owner didn't give it the TLC a Bimmer deserves. Over the course of driving it a month I have had lean...
  6. Still SES light on

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    I have had my SES light on for it seems forever and it goes on and off. I have the codes P0171 and P0174. I had a bmw mechanic look at it but he just found a small cracked hose fixed it and erased the codes. The light came back on and I don't really wanna take it to him or another shop since...
  7. SES light on whistling urgently need help

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    Hey all, This would be my second post on this issue as I have wandered through countless posts with no avail in reaching a solution My car is a 2004 325 with 101,xxx miles on it General description of the problem: - Whistling noise on acceleration, varies with throttle, most noise between...
  8. Starting To Give Up Fixing SES CODES To Pass Smog, Need Motivation From You Guys!

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    2000 328i 182,XXX Hey Guys, I am really starting to give up on trying to fix my "SES CODES". Anyways, I failed smog about a month ago, and got until April 8th to fix all those problems to pass smog. Here are the codes from my OBD2-Scanner that I would get. P1188,P1189 (Usually They Would Be...
  9. Service Engine Soon p0171 p0174

    General BMW E36 Forum
    Just bought a little silver 2005 325ci with a black canvas top. 135,000 miles Service records looked good. Not two weeks later my SES light comes on. AutoZone says p0171 p0174 Local mechanic says he knows the problem and it costs $800 (Pvs or PVC something) Bimmer doesn't overheat...
  10. SES light P0171 P0174

    General E46 Forum
    Just bought a little silver 2005 325ci with a black canvas top. 135,000 miles Service records looked good. Not two weeks later my SES light comes on. AutoZone says p0171 p0174 Local mechanic says he knows the problem and it costs $800 (Pvs or PVC something) Bimmer doesn't overheat...
  11. P1523 fault code

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    2000 328Ci Auto 130K Driving to work the other morning my SES light came on, had the code read as P1523 - 'A' Camshaft Position Actuator Signal Low (Bank 1) (M52: 'B' Camshaft Position Actuator Tight or Jammed). I found a few posts about this, the best answer seemed to suggest vanos seals...
  12. Replaced CCV, now PROBLEMS!!! Need Help

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    :banghead:I replaced my CCV yesterday. Now my SES light is on and the car is acting strangely. The RPMs are steady at idle but drop as soon as I begin to press the accelerator. I have to rev the engine high just to get the clutch engaged. It has also stalled on me on a couple occasions...
  13. Valve Cover Gasket Problem!!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, so I'm a newbie here and pretty new to working on cars in general. Yesterday I replaced my VCG and spark plugs on my 2002 330ci after reading up and watching diy's. When I fired up the car for the first time after the install the engine idles very roughly and the rpm bounces, and a few...
  14. Eml, brake, dsc, ses light!?!!!?!

    General E46 Forum
    What's up! I got an 02 325i that has been great over the past 10 years I have had it. I do most of the work when there is an issue and am a bit stumped on this one. My bimmer has been giving me some trouble here recently as I am nearing 200k miles. First it was a oil leak that ended up costing...
  15. Peake E3 E4 errors: 2001 325ci 147,000

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    I know the E3 and E4 errors have been run into the ground. I am loathe to start yet another topic with the same errors, but after reading all of the threads, I think I have something else going on, or at least I think it is different than what I have read. Details: 2001 E46 (duh) 325ci (M54)...
  16. CAN throttle valve fault code

    General E46 Forum
    So i just replaced the CCV on my 2000 323i. Once i started the car the SES, Transmission Gear and the DSC lights all came on. The car was idling fine but when i pushed on the throttle the rear of the car is making a clunking noise (sounds fine until the RPM reaches roughly 2500). Sounds like it...
  17. SES Light / Outside Temp

    General E46 Forum
    First, I cannot express how much of a resource this forum has been for me and how appreciative I am to be able to turn to all of your knowledge for help. I recently bought an 04 330Ci from an auction and it needed so love and attention. I have replaced a lot of the basics (DIY brakes, rotors...
  18. Check engine light will not come on.

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    Hey guys, Had a smog check recently and it failed when the check engine light wouldn't come on when they told it to. However, the light comes on when the key is turned (and then turns off like normal.) Which isn't normal since it is actually throwing a code. I've searched around a bit and can't...
  19. Help, SES Light! MAF Causing Misfire Codes??

    General E46 Forum
    hey guys, 2003 325xi, Came back from a trip on sunday and made it back fine with no problems, I stopped to get gas 5 min from home and turned the car off to do so, when I turned it back on the SES light was on and stayed on through the next morning into the afternoon and then went off, now it...
  20. EML+DSC+Brake Light - "Thinking Cap" edition

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Guys, I've got an interesting version of the EML, DSC, Brake light problem. I have a 2005 M3 1. It is VERY intermitten, as in long periods of time go by when it happens. 2. First the EML comes on randomly, then the DSC comes on usually minutes later 3. Here is the FUN part!(Thinking cap)...
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