E46 DIY #4 Replacing Intake Boots, Cleaning Throttle Body, ICV & P1189/88 Attempt #4
Well here's the Do It Yourself series for the 3 Series BMW E46! I Did this
to help other people because i was in their shoes and turned to youtube and
the internet when i need to get something done and youtube lack the videos
to really help me in certain areas...
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Intake Boot to MAF - 13541705209
Intake Boot to ICV - 13541435627
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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
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eas | aurora Angel Eye Installation Overview - 2003 e46 325Ci
Installation overview of aurora Angel Eye kit on a 2003 BMW 325Ci.
We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years.
Everything from separate lightsources, CCFL tubes, failing inverters and
LED kits with gaps and warranty issues with vendors. What happens when you
can't find something for your BMW on the market that suits your needs?
You simply design them yourself.
Introducing aurora, an entirely redesigned angel eye kit for your BMW from
eas - unlike anything else on the market.
aurora produces a fully uniform look using a 60 LED array, which matches
most Xenon maps for an OEM look and are very bright - these can even be
seen in daytime. You will immediately know another vehicle with a set after
yours are installed.
1999-2003 e46 3-series Coupe (pre-facelift, non-sealed lamps)
1999-2005 e46 3-series Sedan
2000-2006 e46 M3 Coupe/Convertible
More info at www.europeanautosource.com.
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator
Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video,
Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and
window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you
hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can
find the BMW window regulator you need at http://www.bavauto.com/
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Unlock and TEST your BMW E46 3 Series OBC Hidden Functions DIY
Follow me as I check my Battery Voltage to see if I need a new battery or
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position
2. OBC should show "Test"
3. Use Trip Reset to select function 19.0 that unlocks all the features
3. Wait for display to show "Off"
4. Depress Trip Reset for 1/4 second and release it
5. With no delay press Trip Reset several times to select one of the
following function s
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
# - example description
1 - Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 - 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 - 4nnn K-number
1.2 - 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 - 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 - 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 - 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 - Not used
1.7 - 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 - (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 - SI Data
3.0 - 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 - 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 - Momentary Consumption
4.0 - 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 - 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 - Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 - 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 - 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 - Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 - 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters;
Right sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 - 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 - 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 - Temperature and Speed
7.0 - 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 - 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 - + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 - + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 - Input value in HEX form
8.0 - 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 - 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 - 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 - 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9 - Battery
9.0 - 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
9.1 - 242013+?
9.2 - 074_78+?
10 - Not used
11 - Not used
12 - Not used
13 - Gong Test
14 - Not used
15 - Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key
inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI
reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA
lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 - Not used
17 - Not used
18 - Not used
19 - Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 - L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 - Not used
21 - Software Reset; reset OBC settings
00 - End of test
Part 1- Replacing a BMW 6-cylinder valve cover gasket
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PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MwYafETIA
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In this two part video series Otto will show you how to replace the valve
cover gasket on the M50, M52, M52TU, M56, M54, S50, S52 and S54 6-cylinder
BMW engines. These engines have been used in various 3, 5, X and Z models
from the early '90s through the mid '00s. Note that while these procedures
are shown on an E53 X5 (00-06) BMW with the M54 3.0 engine, they can also
be applied to the E36, E46, E34, E39, E60, E85 and E86 3, 5, X and Z
6-cylinder models. Some will look slightly different or have slightly
different hardware but, the basic points and procedures are the same.
Part 1 - Valve cover removal steps:
In this video we will remove the valve cover on a BMW 2002 3.0i X5. Part-2
covers the installation.
For a list of the parts and tools used, see the accompanying BLOG post at:
1) Some models require that the cowl HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air
Conditioning) air inlet tray be removed in order to allow full access to
the engine valve cover. This E53 X5 does not require removal of the cowl
2) Remove the engine trim cover. Pry out the two round trim plugs on the
trim cover. Remove the two 10mm nuts or bolts. Lift the plastic trim
cover off and set aside.
NOTE: This earlier "coil on plug" model has the coils secured into place
via studs and nuts. On these models, remove the two 10mm securing nuts and
pry the metal harness clamp upward to release the harness plug. The coil
can then be pulled up and removed. Later M54 engine used the later "pencil
style" coils. These coils do not have any bolts or nuts securing them in
place. They can just be pulled up and out. See the "pencil coil"
replacement video at: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/coils2/
3) Release the securing clips and pull the harness plugs from the ignition
4) Remove the nuts or bolts securing the coil frames to the valve cover
and pull the coils up and out. See note above if you have the "pencil
coils" that do not have nut or bolt securing hardware.
5) Unclip the coil plug harness assembly and set aside. Unclip the oxygen
sensor harnesses and set aside.
6) Remove the valve cover securing nuts. Loosen and remove in an
expanding spiral pattern, starting in the middle of the valve cover.
7) Gently remove the valve cover. Be very careful if applying any prying.
this can easily crack the plastic valve covers.
8) Clean the cylinder head gasket mating surfaces with brake parts cleaner
and a clean cloth.
Now, click on to Part-2 and continue with the installation of the new valve
cover gaskets and replacement of the valve cover assembly.
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BMW Serpentine Belt Replacement
Save hundreds of dollars by replacing your BMW's or MINI's serpentine belt
yourself. Bavarian Otto show you how in this easy-to-follow video. All the
parts you need are available at http://www.bavauto.com/
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Replacing Your BMW Valve Cover Gasket
Anthony and Raj taking you through the steps on how to replace a valve
cover gasket on a 2000-2005 E46 Series BMW. If you have any questions,
comments, or suggestions, just leave me a message or comment below.
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Bavsound - Dynavin - BMW E46 3 Series Installation - Part 1/2
Purchase the Dynavin Install Toolkit here:
Part 1/2: This video walks you through the entire process of installing a
Dynavin Head Unit / Navigation / Multimedia Device in your E46 3 Series BMW
('99-05). The process is fairly straightforward and should take even a
novice approximately an hour or two from start to finish!
Sorry we didn't film the relocation into the AC Controls slot. It's a
direct fit on other cars and almost a direct fit on E46, but if you want
it to be 100% factory you'll need a climate control trim piece available
from the dealer. In this install we did not use the factory piece and it
worked quit well. e46 is the only model that uses the OEM part and it's
Please visit our site www.bavsound.com for more information. . .
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
E46 vapor barrier door fix
How to reseal a faulty vapor barrier. The symptoms of a bad vapor barrier
are wet carpets underneath the dash of the car after rain showers. This
was done on a 2001 330i.
Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.
Cleaning your Mass Airflow Sensor
Cleaning your MAF sensor is very important for maintenance and performance
of your car, And should be done on a regular basis. This MAF sensor cleaner
can be purchased from your local automotive outlet.