So, it's been back what, a week or so? Alarm problem was solved by unplugging the bonnet sensor, and removed as it was falling apart. Happy days... For a week!
Rewind back to 11th June, my sis took the motor up to Newcastle, the ASC light made an appearance so I got a call, ok'd her to carry on driving there and back. When she got back I checked the tyres and there was 1x mismatch on the rear and also the tread depths were different.
I drove it around on the 15th before I took it in f
I have successfully done CIC retrofit on E89. (similar operation applies to all BMW E-series).
cable (i used 2016 version with a switch)
working NCS EXPERT software
valid daten files for your car
(this method applies to all BMW E series)
BMW CIC retrofit coding procedure:
connect the BMW K+Dcan cable to the car
program CAS and FRM/ NFRM for CIC ret
... was another big bill!
So the motor went in to Motor Tech in Seven Kings. Hadn't used or heard of them before however the mechanic I usually use and my usual tyre shop recommended them. So the car was booked in for a crank pulley.
The day came to drop the car off, so I dropped it and asked the guys to give me a shout once work on the car was completed. Once I got home I got a call from the garage, stating the waterpump needed doing as well as the tensioner, as well as other
So further to this thread:
...I took the car to an old friends garage and this is what he found...
...So, pile on yet anther bill .
£480 quote for Pulley renewal, thermostats and labour all in, not too bad...total spend almost £2k now though!!!
So frustrated right now... :/ .
Thursday the 28th the motor was booked in with my, who can only be described as perfectionist, car mechanic Mariusz at K1 Tyres in Ilford. I use him for all the work on my E39, some on my W202 (I use Wayne Gates for the w202) and for my sisters old car, the Pug 306. Also, for all my old bmws. He knows his stuff, and most importantly, if a job is going to be too big, he will tell me and not just crack on and bodge the job.
I rang and went to Highams Park Motor Co the Tuesday b
On the 13/4/16 the motor was left with Cooks Ferry Engineering for the Oil Cooler and Breather System to be replaced:
- Oil Cooler (Oil/Coolant exchanger)
- Breather system all changed
Had the above don by Cooks Ferry Engineering, Pat is very knowledgeable, and refreshingly honest! Total cost was £492, which I see and reasonable considering the labour involved. Parts were all genuine BMW. They put a chemical in the coolant to clean out the oil in the pipes, and the next da
S we started off a pretty clean car but I needed to wash it myself, better job and also better cleaning kit. Prepped with a 1/2cap of Autoglym shampoo in a cold bucket of water just poured over the car and rinsed off to get rid of loose dirt and I find dirt comes off faster doing this. Then washed with standard mixture of 2x caps full of AG Shampoo in a cold bucket of water, and washed via 2 bucket method. Car was then dried with an AG Terry towel, given several coats of AG Super R
Hey all, name is Harry and was originally a member of BF-UK however found it really quiet. A work colleague told me about E46 Zone, so i've joined!
I've had a fair few BMWs myself, however have had my current steed, a trusty w202 C250TD Sport for over 2 years which is a miracle for me as I usually swap cars every 4-6 months!
Anyway, we bought my sister a 320td as her Pug 306 was dying (and now isn't, long story). We did initially look for a 316ti/318ti but found them either riddled wit
Recently i managed to install this software to my laptop and connect it to my E90 320d using K+DCAN cable. It is very good software to troubleshoot, diagnose fault, coding, workshop manual and register new battery with step by step guides. if not mistaken, BMW service centers and dealers also using this software.
it took me about two weeks to install and figure out how to connect to my car. here I share back the step by step guides how to install it for our benef
Many people always ask a question.what car diagnostic tool is the best
so we will tell him--- AUTEL Maxisys
Which version of MaxiSYS to buy? or MaxiSYS or , after finish reading the following parts about their similarities and difference, you will have idea.
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OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
SSD Hard Drive: 2GB
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So I've had it a while, bought it cheap off a mate needing a head gasket or possibly oil cooler...
And it needs wings, headlights,a bonnet front bumper.... The list goes on..
its also got a dented passenger door, rough bodywork all over and the interior is filthy!
I figured that maybe if I'm doing a blog I might actually fix it!
Hi folks, I have reposted this content again hopefully the pictures wont move around this time, not sure why that happened but the picture sequence is important to make the write up content meaningful. Hopefully it will work.
Bmw rebuild 2015-updated 19/12/15
Hi folks welcome to my BMW e46 330i touring refurb, I've owned this 330i 2001 supercharged touring for over 10years with a 200k miles on the odometer. I really enjoy the e46 chassis setup and was needing it to last at least anothe
AVOID**.. First of all I had my car booked in for some work with CPC,I'd done a bit of reaserch on forums etc and CPC came recommended. I used to use birds garage in iver but moved to St. Albans so was a little far for me to travel. Anyway I was getting my new turbo and cast iron manifold fitted to my Bmw 3.0D .I was booked in first thing for when they opened to which I'd drop my car on the way to work where I would have a courtesy car waiting for me,Jump in the courtesy car and go straight to
Hi there long time lurker that is now finally getting my car sorted.
So I have owned this car since 2011. I used it to drive to my wedding and love the thing. A year ago I got a job where I do 40,000 miles a year so the bmw was laid up and has sat unloved for a year and isn't looking her best.
I fitted a new battery pumped up the tyres and she sprang into life a little rough running but that was to be expected and soon cleared. I took it for an mot and surprisingly it went straight throug
Today was time to open more boxes, the Mayle HD arms and ARB link rods had arrived along with a new headlight washer ram for the passenger side.
First fail of the day was the front central jacking point, I think I need a bigger wooden block or something because it just crushed in.
So up it went on the side jacking points with the stands on the main chassis rails, Out with the headl
I thought I had better create my first ever blog to document the work which I am doing to my cheap E46 touring and have a little grumble about the thing without cluttering up the forum.
Despite all the car's faults and niggles, I love the thing and have committed myself to keeping it for 4 years, am I mad? Well my Idea of fun is spanking the stuffing out of a motorbike on a track day so probably, slightly.
The work so far...
Cooling system refresh
Radiator - replaced with a Hella
In amongst the work on the 330d Touring, I have recently acquired a cheeky little Skoda Fabia VRS with the idea of using it as my daily. As a result, the 320d will shortly be put up for sale. With that in mind, I will probably carry out an oil service and stick another 12 months MOT on it as its due in the next couple of months. Then its just a case of giving it a very good clean!
Its been a good car and has certainly served its purpose, I just don't need a saloon car as my daily any more
Feels like de ja vu doing all of this again albeit on a different E46!
A couple of weeks back I sourced new Sachs M Sport shocks all round, Lemforder top mounts, Lemforder tie rod ends and a replacement upper steering union joint from a low mileage compact. And as with the 320d I also bought some Eibach Pro Kit springs.
Finally got round to working on the Touring this weekend and started with the rear setup as its easier. Annoyingly the Touring requires half the interior boot trim t
I bought the Touring in readiness for baby number two.
I checked a couple out before going for this one and I'm glad I held out. It came up for reasonable money to start with but I highlighted a couple of issues during the test drive and managed to get another £300 off the price so a good buy. Issues being a knocking from the front end suspension and a problem getting into 5th gear.
First job was to replace the front lower arms as one of them was causing a massive rattle and play in
No updates for ages.
Since the last update I have acquired BMW number 4 - in my defence this one is purely to act as engine donor to my E30. Its an E36 328i Touring which has seen better days. Engine runs well though so thats all that matters.
I still have the 320D... Its being used as my daily as so far I haven't gotten around to replacing it. I have my heart set on a Fabia VRS though so its only a matter of time before it gets replaced.
My noisy engine hasn't re-emerged any t
Hi folks I just thought that I would share this with you all with it being my first Blog.
I currently drive a 330D M57 engined e46 on a 2002. I have had a few issues over the years to include a worn injector causing a wobble on tickover and recent lift pump failure. The lift pump was easy to diagnose as I couldnt hear it when I operated the ignition, I even tried all of the keys to rule out the immobiliser. A new BOSCH unit sorted that fault.
The random non start issue was difficlu
took my friend to a car park where I prity much taught most of my friends who actually graduated to driving only to find a travellers cam and little humps all over the car park..
I gave them some doughnuts in exchange
A lot has happened since my last update. I don't think I've done much to the car as such but work and home situations have changed so we have bought a 2002 330d Sport Touring (another baby on the way)
I also left the company I worked with so said bye bye to my nice company car Audi. Currently the plan is for the wife to use the Touring as her daily (this car needs a whole new blog of its own!) and I will either use the 320d for commuting or sell it and get something else.
In other ne