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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 12:11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pnick
Re: Pics of my buddies new M3

What's with the "VELCRO" looking thingy on the seats? Are those supposed to keep you on the seats when throwing the car around?
Nice car tho'...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 12:00:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Pnick
Re: Lost power while driving, not the typical problem

Load dump is pretty much an over-voltage when the battery got disconnected while engine is running and the alternator's voltage regulator over-compensated voltage regulation (max 14.6 VDC according...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 12:23:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Pnick
Re: Coolant sensor replacement

Replaced mine a while back and not much coolant gushed out. O-ring was also available separate from ECS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-19-2018, 08:54:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By Pnick
Re: TheDoogan's New Project

Don't feel old
Don't think old
Don't act old
It's just a number...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 06:00:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Pnick
Re: Coding SAP to be permenantly on to utilise Power wire

If the SAP uses a regular relay (coil/contact setup), I'd say no.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 05:31:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Pnick
Re: Coding SAP to be permenantly on to utilise Power wire

for $156.00 this setup gives you fan motor control from 0 to 100% via a PWM controller.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Derale/259/16795/10002/-1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 10:01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By Pnick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 09:25:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Pnick
Re: crazy crackling noise from under car when i stop.

Exhaust pipe & heat shield. When the exhaust start to heat up...expansion rate between the pipe and shield are different. Mine does it too but once they've expanded fully and both are close in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 10:09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Pnick
Re: SMG - Instrument Cluster out, wont engage trans

Check hood pins. Hood pins will not prevent you from starting the engine but will prevent the gears from engaging (flashing 1st or "R"). Just tried it.

While it will prevent you from engaging the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 09:02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Pnick
Re: how to operate Bi-xenon shutter on aftermarket(retrofit) projector?

Check this out and learn a little bit on how it works and what is needed to trigger the high beams.

http://www.wolstentech.com/products/bixenon/bixenon_ballasts.php
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 01:03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Pnick
Re: S54 "clutch switch" confusion

I'm not really sure whether it is "voltage applied" or might could be a feedback/signal to the DME since it is a "Hall Effect" switch. Voltage is applied across the 5A fuse and ground X217
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 06:40:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Pnick
Re: S54 "clutch switch" confusion

There is a slight difference. Yours fall under "DME Motor Electronics MSS54 as of 2001_03.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 06:05:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,748
Posted By Pnick
Re: Michelin Pilot 4S

Costco here in Jacksonville had the $70 off plus waiving the installation fee of $15/tire.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 01:26:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring experts, need your help!

For the driver's side...from the switching center to connector X733 for heater,

BN/SW = Ground
Pin-2 = WS/GN
Pin-3 = GN/VI

Now as far as whether it needs to be coded to activate the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 10:40:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring experts, need your help!

Is there a label on the connector or the wires that starts with an X? If you have that, might be able to help.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 05:41:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,869
Posted By Pnick
Re: Castrol Edge 10w-60

No wonder they were out!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 05:01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Pnick
Re: OE Battery Failure

Voltage reading without a load is somewhat not an accurate way of determining the condition of the battery especially for engine start purposes. When you attempted to start your engine, the battery...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 01:18:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,869
Posted By Pnick
Re: Castrol Edge 10w-60

This is an old short article (2016) about counterfeit oil in stock looking bottles. I don't doubt they still exist out there. This is the reason why I'm skimmish about buying oil from Amazon or Ebay....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 05:56:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,889
Posted By Pnick
Re: Sticky door handle.

Try this one!

Quick video on how to adjust bmw e46 door handles - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-10-2017, 01:19:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,089
Posted By Pnick
Re: Possible bad alternator?

As it has been discussed here a lot...Bosch are pretty much rebuilt (no new ones) & it's a matter of rolling the dice to see how long they last. If you start with worn parts, chances are they'll wear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 09:02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Pnick
Re: 2004 SMG won't crank

Good to hear you got it running. Tell her to enjoy driving it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 01:36:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Pnick
Re: Temperature sensor, coolant

I didn't have to remove the fan shroud when I did mine from the top. Just stuck my hand down there...unhooked the connector, got a good grip of the sensor, pushed down a bit and turn. BUT...I don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 11:49:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring diagrams: specifically DME and tail lights

Wrong man...but I found some you might be able to use.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 09:31:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Pnick
Re: Temperature sensor, coolant

Had this happen to me and I thought I would loose a lot of coolant but like someone said, with the cap tightly on...hardly any coolant was lost.

I got the O-ring from ECS tuning.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 03:33:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By Pnick
Re: My Dream E46...One day I will find her

Give this one in Delray beach, Fl a look/see....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 11:47:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring diagrams: specifically DME and tail lights

Works fine with IE and Java enabled. Can't get the site to work with chrome though.

What year is your car? It makes a difference on some of the circuits.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 08:00:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Pnick
Re: SMG throwing a code right at ignition turning on...help!

Clear the code, disconnect battery power for 5-minutes then reconnect and see if it stays clear.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 03:24:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring diagrams: specifically DME and tail lights

You need to look at the Light switching center control unit A3, for the pin-outs and along with left tail-light component E46 and right tail-light E47.
Pay particular attention to year,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 01:07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,359
Posted By Pnick
Re: Letting the Horses Run

You better thank your lucky stars they didn't confiscate your "finely crafted and well-maintained car" after that stunt.
It's time to tame that wild hair up your "you know what" a bit...

May not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-22-2017, 04:17:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Pnick
Re: Alternator died, what do

Since I've never done this before I won't comment on question #2. Though since you're going in there...I would probably go ahead and replace it too.
1). It is necessary to disconnect the battery...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 01:59:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Pnick
Re: The old 1st start sputters out, 2nd start works issue.

Could it possibly be the FPR or injector/s leaking after shutdown?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-07-2017, 12:47:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,919
Posted By Pnick
Re: SMG Pump Motor Replacement On Car - DIY

Most/some pins are secured in the connector orifice by a barb type system and the only way to be able to de-pin it is to collapse the barb which will allow you to pull the pin on the backside of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 10:12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pnick
Re: Who had problems with Bosch reman altenators?

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0565/BMW_0565_ELCHRG_pg1.htm#item0

PelicanParts has a NEW VALEO unit and from the looks of it...doesn't require a core charge. If you can find an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 12:30:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Pnick
Re: Dual Slat Grill

Than name sounds familiar........
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 12:27:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pnick
Re: Who had problems with Bosch reman altenators?

I think he's referring to a "NEW VALEO" unit instead of a reman Bosch unit.
Reman units no matter the brand or who rebuilt it is a crap shoot. There's a lot of luck involved.
If you happen to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-30-2017, 11:05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By Pnick
Re: These lights came on today PLEASE HELP!

In your case...it looks like one of the 2 pressure sensors. The question is which of the 2? Or bite the bullet and replace both.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-30-2017, 10:59:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By Pnick
Re: These lights came on today PLEASE HELP!

Must've been having the sympathy fault going...
Was driving back to work in the rain after lunch today and heard a BEEP and I looked to see the same exact lights you have. WTH?
Well, to make a long...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-14-2017, 09:01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Pnick
How much damage would you consider TOTALED? Not and M but we could be so lucky!

I know this isn't an M but why can we be this lucky with the "M"s sub-frame issues. A corvette is totaled because of one inch damage.
Structural engineers....what say you?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-14-2017, 08:33:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Pnick
Re: Not the usual SMG question.

Have you tried disconnecting the battery and see if it'll reset? Not sure if that'll set a fault code or not but it would be worth trying to check with a fault code reader...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 07:40:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Pnick
Re: Steps to take to ensure flood car doesn't run into issues?

In addition...I would locate all connectors (in-line and hooked up to components) that was under water and spray with contact cleaner, blow with compressed air and dry with a heat gun or hair dryer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 03:56:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Pnick
Re: 2006 M3, weird lawn mower noise

Can you re-create the problem with the hood up, turn the engine off and track where the noise is coming from? Sounds like something is still running after you shut the engine off. It's got to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 11:30:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Pnick
Re: High beam halogen wiring?

Pin 8 Signal, right high beam light, Right high beam
Pin 35 Signal, left high beam light, Left high beam
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 02:08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Pnick
Saving the M3's From Hurricane Harvey-Houston, Tx

Here's How One Guy Saved His BMW M3s From Hurricane Harvey...

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/quick-thinking-and-garden-blocks-saved-this-guys-bmw-x5-1798527553

...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 01:09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Pnick
Re: Battery Light Issue

Alternator brushes are worn and during hard acceleration, brushes float and not make good contact with commutator. No contact no-charge = battery light.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-19-2017, 02:08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Pnick
Re: Dead horn - relay location ?

It's relay #6. Fuel pump relay is in the trunk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-18-2017, 12:31:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Pnick
Re: Second alternator in 18 months!

Strongly agree on getting a new alternator vice rebuilt. Rebuilt units still have a majority of the worn parts and since the VR/brush is a good chunk of the price, 9-times out of 10 they're re-used...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 12:13:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Pnick
Re: BEST Drop in Filter ?

Same here. AFE dry filter and no issues at all. Had it for 3-years now. Periodic inspection/washing is all that's required.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-02-2017, 01:24:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pnick
Re: How cold is your AC?

I'm in Florida too but no problem with my AC. It gets so cold even on 100-degree days that I have to turn the fan down.
If yours don't get cold enough, have it checked...It could be anything from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-18-2017, 09:52:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,625
Posted By Pnick
Re: Running hot in higher temp climates

80/20 is what I've been using under Florida heat and since I have access to DE-IONIZED water, it is 80 DI-water and 20 "anti-freeze". It always stays at 11:30 mark and only gets to 12-o'clock mark...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-20-2017, 01:03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Pnick
Re: Help Diagnosing head light failure

Or it could be the igniter which is located inside the headlight assembly.
Easier to swap the ballast first since both are external of the headlight assembly and if that doesn't work then you have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-13-2017, 12:39:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,464
Posted By Pnick
Re: What seats to upgrade to for Daily Driver?

Need to find a way to get this here...
French made off of the Renault Alpine A110.

I still couldn't figure out why I can't upload a full image on the page instead of a thumbnail.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-02-2017, 08:39:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Pnick
Re: e46 M3 intermitent start issues

Starter. The click you hear is the solenoid kicking-in to close a contact and pull a lever to engage the pinion gear to the flywheel ring-gear. Worn commutator bars and brushes will give you that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-26-2017, 02:05:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,378
Posted By Pnick
Re: This Is the Replacement for the Mighty Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Trying my best to wear out my AS-3s so I can get these.
Nothing but positive comments so far (look & performance dept.)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-22-2017, 11:38:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Pnick
Re: Starter keeps cranking

Ignition module (where you insert your key) not coil. My bad...

I would make sure that you identified the rootcause instead of just throwing money at it. After awhile it gets expensive.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-22-2017, 01:25:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Pnick
Re: Starter keeps cranking

Like RedM3/4 was saying...these are the possible scenarios with what you described.
1. Starter solenoid is stuck in the engage position (could be a refurb flaw?) and since the engine doesn't fully...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-22-2017, 12:54:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Pnick
Re: M3 SMG Will not start! PLEASE HELP!

The key is not to blame here...
Investigate the cause of smoke under the intake manifold. Where there's smoke there's likelihood of a fire (possibly electrical i.e. starter/solenoid) which is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-22-2017, 12:38:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,378
Posted By Pnick
Re: This Is the Replacement for the Mighty Michelin Pilot Super Sport

While we're waiting...here's some reading about it.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S: The Race Car Driver Review

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a32878/michelin-pilot-sport-4s-test/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-17-2017, 01:18:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Pnick
Re: Schmiedmann Trunk Wiring Kit

I wonder if there is a slight difference in the SMG start sequence between coupe and vert. I checked my SMG coupe and it started with the trunk open (trunk open indication is on) and also started...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-03-2017, 03:26:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Pnick
Re: Is this Normal when accelerating?

Squat is normal...it's simple physics (weight shift from front to rear) just depends on how much is too much. Pretty sure experts will chime-in on how to best control it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-27-2017, 12:25:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Pnick
Re: SMG codes thrown, No start issue. Please Help.

See bold statement...if engine cranks (turns over), it means the starter is engaging and is turning the crankshaft which means it's not an SMG issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 01:22:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,011
Posted By Pnick
Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

Same here. It stays at the same level from last oil change...not a drop required to top it off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-30-2016, 12:29:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pnick
Re: Help with error code in memory: Main relay for supply voltage.

Soldering the connections might help mitigate the voltage drop. Wonder if the DME is doing a resistance check much like it does the other circuits...hmmmm. What do you think?
Good-luck...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-29-2016, 11:48:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pnick
Re: Help with error code in memory: Main relay for supply voltage.

Used an online Cable Size Calculator &...
with:
3% Acceptable Loss
12Vdc - System Voltage
60 Amps (Watts/Voltage)
3 Length of Cable Run (meter)
25mm˛ Matched mm˛ Cable Size Required
4...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-28-2016, 07:45:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pnick
Re: Help with error code in memory: Main relay for supply voltage.

You need to double check your wiring especially the size of cable you used.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/amps-wire-gauge-d_730.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 04:21:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pnick
Re: Vanos oil pressure gauge

Leave it to BMW to have conflicting information in their literature.

Understand about adjustability...they didn't want anybody making adjustments but their stealerships. Thankfully all I needed to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-21-2016, 08:38:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pnick
Re: Vanos oil pressure gauge

I have heard different pressure values then ran into this PDF that shows otherwise... soooo which is right? Also, there was a thread whether the regulator is adjustable or not...

Am very curious...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-21-2016, 08:05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pnick
Re: Yet Another SMG Issue - SMG Gurus Please Help

Not the one in the firewall.

There are 2 of them left and right. X1711 & X1712 are the connectors. A137 & A138 thru the hole are the switches.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 02:40:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pnick
Re: Yet Another SMG Issue - SMG Gurus Please Help

There are specific conditions when this blinking occurs (gear won't change) as in door open (door might be physically closed but the sensor/switch is not actuated) or hood open (there are 2 hood...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-11-2016, 02:08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Pnick
Re: Hot Positive Terminal

That ring terminal looks questionable to me. If I were you I would go ahead and replace it. It's gone thru a lot of heat cycles and looks thin at the neck below the bolt which isn't good (not enough...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-06-2016, 03:09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By Pnick
Re: Replacement front turn signal socket/insert

Have you tried just going to a junkyard/recycler, cannibalize that part and splice the wires from that to the dead-ended cable you have in the car?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2016, 07:41:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Pnick
Re: Accidentally broke off the lever to fold seat forward

Yes. Left is drivers side and right the passenger side. You have to use the right diagram for the specific year of your "M" though.

Up to 2001
04 Lever outer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2016, 04:12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Pnick
Re: Khoalty AE LEDs wiring alternatives

If I'm not mistaken, it comes with 2 small gauge red wires that are designated as the trigger wires (primary & secondary trigger).

Connect the primary trigger wire to the accessories circuit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-26-2016, 06:08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Pnick
Re: Misfires on all cylinders, won't start

Sounds like battery is getting weak...just turns a little and stops. Try and charging it and try again (as long as there's no obvious mechanical binding/knocking). :goodluck:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-26-2016, 04:39:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Pnick
Re: Misfires on all cylinders, won't start

Obstruction? You mean the engine won't turn via starter as if it's seized?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 01:05:40 PM
Replies: 11
DIY: DS Light
Views: 465
Posted By Pnick
Re: DS Light

Just a side question..What are you doing warming it up for 10-15 minutes. Not good....

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/videos/a30249/why-you-shouldnt-warm-up-your-car/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-22-2016, 11:22:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Pnick
Re: Misfires on all cylinders, won't start

One common connection on all six coils is the ground X6456 located on the passenger side of the engine block. That might be loose. Cheap & easy enough to check...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-17-2016, 03:11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Pnick
Re: Fan Clutch Replacemenf

Somehow checking the fitment application for BMW Fan Clutch - Behr part # 11527505302 $84.99.
DETAILS
FCP ID: 12679
Made in Germany
Quality: OEM
OE NUMBERS 11527505302, 11521709499,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-13-2016, 08:40:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Pnick
Re: Another SMG Clunk Question and

How old?

I too have the clunks (thud) and like the above statement S4 and a slight lift lessens the clunk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-12-2016, 09:44:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Pnick
Re: Wiring help please.......

This site would be a good start but it would be a lot of work to trace connectors and locating the common ground connections.

http://www.bmw-planet.net/diagrams/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 05:28:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Pnick
Re: Fuel Pump Not Shutting Off

Here's a picture of it and it looks like it matches the part #.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-08-2016, 11:57:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Pnick
Re: ZCP/Competition rotors

I was under the same situation not long ago and took my M to an indy and they didn't want to mess with it. I was told to get a new rotor instead. So I did and swapped it out myself...
But like I M...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-06-2016, 01:30:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Pnick
Re: HVAC Issues

The heater control valve is normally open (hot coolant flows thru it) and requires power to close it. In my understanding in the way this valve operates, if it fails mechanically...symptoms would be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-28-2016, 10:52:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Pnick
Re: What is this Box..Cable?

Like TC2 said, that is a common connection for ground (seems like brown is the ground-wire color). That so called box in itself is called a ground shoe (buss-bar, comb type connection) and they're...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-25-2016, 06:03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Pnick
Re: Electrical problem? Issues with doors locking/unlocking and windows rolling down

It can be the GM5 module behind the globe box.
Email this guy about your issue and he'll let you know if it is the GM5 module at fault. scottcjohnson@gmail.com

https://www.bmwgm5.com/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-18-2016, 09:30:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Pnick
Re: Gear Digits flashing

Which hood switch did you replace? There are 2 of them...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-17-2016, 08:49:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Pnick
Re: Not starting

If you hear clicking at the starter area...that's more than likely your starter solenoid kicking in but starter just won't budge (possibly due to worn brush/commutator). How many miles on the starter?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-15-2016, 10:02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Pnick
Re: Rust on valve shims

Sorry to here about it. Guess I got lucky since the only damage by the hurricane was my privacy fence and some refrigerated consumables that thawed out since we lost power for 36 hours. And some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-15-2016, 04:58:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,442
Posted By Pnick
Re: Issues installing new starter

Clutch Switch
The clutch switch is mounted on the clutch pedal and takes the form of a Hall-effect sensor. It is used to detect operation of the clutch.
You say this is good...

Gear detection...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-15-2016, 04:44:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pnick
Re: Koni Cup Kit v Eibach Pro Street v Bilsteen Cup Kit

You're just like me...you have a condition called Asthma (Ask my wife)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-09-2016, 03:35:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,442
Posted By Pnick
Re: Issues installing new starter

An addendum to this post...if you measure voltage to this terminal, you will hear/feel the solenoid kick-in to close the main contacts built with-in the backside of the solenoid and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 09:45:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Pnick
Re: E46 Key Fob Question (EWS to be specific)

Since you're going to open the old key fob anyways why don't you just replace the rechargeable battery on the old one?
Don't know how successful you're going to be un-soldering/soldering the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 06:58:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,378
Posted By Pnick
This Is the Replacement for the Mighty Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Michelin Pilot Super Sports (PSS) might go on sale pretty soon?

http://blog.caranddriver.com/michelin-launches-new-king-of-all-tires-the-pilot-sport-4-s/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 12:20:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Pnick
Re: Bi-Xenon wiring

Glad you figured it out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-02-2016, 11:05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Pnick
Re: Bi-Xenon wiring

This site might have it...
http://www.wolstentech.com/products/bixenon/bixenon_ballasts.php
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-26-2016, 03:04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Pnick
Re: Airbag light on after steering wheel replacement

Yellow connector might be coming unseated when you install the airbag. See if you can get a hold of a small wire-tie and secure both male/female connectors together tight. Check for wire getting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-24-2016, 03:27:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Pnick
Re: Found out EWS is bad

This was his original thread on this issue...
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=553150
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-16-2016, 10:24:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Pnick
Re: Anyone got any tips on removing the starter?

If they made it simple as you stated, just about everyone would DIY it. That would take away a revenue source away from stealerships. Special tools, proprietary software etc...etc are methods to just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-11-2016, 12:13:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Pnick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2016, 07:33:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Pnick
Re: New starter ... No start...HELP

You mean the plastic key? If it is the plastic key, it should/will as it has a built-in transponder also. Mine worked (opening doors, trunk manually & it started the car too) until I lost it!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2016, 05:05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Pnick
Re: New starter ... No start...HELP

Nope..I'm not saying you can bypass the EWS but if your key transponder is faulty or somehow not giving the exact rolling code the EWS is expecting, the start enable will not occur. So, if you have a...
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