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  1. Double Vanos cleaning with Throttle body cleaner

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, Just a really quick question, because I am unsure about cleaning my double Vanos while replacing the seals. (Car is a 2004 E46 330ci) Beisan recommends using brake cleaner, but I happen to have some throttle body cleaner around. Is there any chance to damage the Vanos using throttle...
  2. Throttle Body.

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 323i with over 200k. I've just done some cooling system work and I'm getting codes P1580 throttle body mechanically stuck and P1622 MAP cooling thermostat control circuit electrical. I just replaced the thermostat and the cooling temp sensor (including reconnecting the wires...
  3. Car wont start, cant figure it out.

    General E46 Forum
    My 01 325I has an issue starting sometimes. I will turn the key over to start the vehicle and it makes a weird vacuum noise when it should be turning over. It will do it once or twice and then it will start fine. Just recently I was driving and my car downshifted kind of hard then my dsc...
  4. ICV will not come out.

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all. 2001 325Ci, very likely to be the Euro version, not US. I'm trying to do a throttle body and ICV clean, but the car is so old that everything is stuck. The ICV will not come out. I've removed the two Torx bolts and disconnected the electrical clip. Am I forgetting something? In every...
  5. Throttle body stuck

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I'm new to this forum. I have a 2002 e46 5spd. I bought the car used and yesterday I tried to start my car and it wouldn't rev over 1500 rpms. Sometimes it would bog down or just stall. I found a tear in my intake boother, then wanted to check the ICV and the throttle body. My throttle...
  6. How should throttle body operate on N42 engine?

    General E46 Forum
    I have a problem on my 318 that I think is related with valvetronic operation. Car stalls sometimes when warming up. power and MPG are pretty bad. Actually I'm not sure valvetronic works at all, because I was driving few days with disconnected sensor and didn't feel difference. Today I...
  7. Throttle body issues again :(

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone! First post on this forum but I'm having an issue that's driving me crazy! First off I have a 2000 323i made 05/00 I installed subwoofers (1600 watts) I turned up the volume and the car went into limp mode. Restarted it and the car ran fine. Fast forward 3 weeks it got to the point...
  8. Cleaning Throttle body

    General E46 Forum
    Looking for ideas for cleaning throttle body. I seen a you tube video where a guy stated not to move the butterfly because you can knock the throttle body out of calibration. Has anyone else heard of this? I started cleaning with q-tips and a little throttle body cleaner but not moving the...
  9. Need Help- Low idle M56 engine

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone! *I have a 2004 325i M56 (unfortunately) and I have a few questions to ask. I got 3 error codes: P0172&0175 (Bank 1 and 2 running too rich) along with P2122 (throttle position sensor), which I would assume is built into the throttle body? *My second thinking is that my MAF is...
  10. need help: first time DIYer

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I'm currently on break from working on my CCV. Believe it or not, I'm rolling into my fifth hour and I've just finished undoing all the screws necessary to finish the job. One of the things I've loosened is the throttle body. Unfortunately, all the videos and written guides are for after...
  11. EML/DSC/ Poor Idle. Desperate, please help!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 BMW 323ci. The person I bought it from treated this car like crap and now I am reaping the rewards. Lately the EML light would come on accompanied with the DSC light. This would go away after turning off the car and letting it sit for a minute then restarting. I knew this would...
  12. throttle body torque specs

    General E46 Forum
    Just finished up my CCV job. Can't find any information out there on throttle body torque specs. I tightened them pretty good and used a new gasket. Should I worry about getting those to spec?
  13. Bad TPS?? Help. I'm new and love my car.

    General E46 Forum
    What's up every one, new to the forum but I have been lurking around for a while. You guys have some good threads. I need some help I have a 2000 coupe. It's been give me a problem. The Traction control light and EML light turn on, car goes into limp mode. I have changed out the ICV cleaned the...
  14. 325I intake manifold, disa, throttle body

    Engine & Performance
    M54 intake manifold, throttle body, working disa valve, everything except the CCV valve. no cracks or leaks, I switched to a 330I intake manifold and have this one laying around. 100 or reasonable offer Thanks
  15. e46 hard to start / acceleration issues

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  16. Cleared Check Engine Light... problems begin.

    General E46 Forum
    I impulsively bought my 2003 325i last fall because it looked great and was priced right. It ran great for the last ten months and 4,000 miles. Check engine light came on after I fueled the last time however. (had difficulty twisting gas cap off) I assumed the gas cap wasn't sealing but...
  17. Help? No Response from Gas Pedal

    General E46 Forum
    Hello! I love this website and was wondering if someone could help me out with my 2000 BMW 323ci.. I currently have "service engine soon" and "EML" lights on... my car is a manual and is currently in limp mode... there is absolutely no response when i press my gas pedal... RPMs are currently...
  18. Does a 1999 323i used throttle body need to be reset

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 1999 323i and i'm installing a used throttle body. the throttle body is cable driven and I wanted to know if it needs to be reset after i install it.
  19. can INPA reset a new throttle body

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 1999 323i and I'm about to replace the throttle body with a new or used one. Does anyone know if INPA can reset the new throttle body.
  20. 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...