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    Neil
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    Christchurch
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    2006 E90 325i

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  1. Yeah, it translates everything, and lists all the parameters you can change to. And you can save it as a .man file on the same screen. It's quite good.
  2. Was just doing some coding on my car and had a look in the CAS trace files. If you use NCS Dummy, it lists all the possible options for the batteries. See below. Looks like you can add custom parameters for this as well but I've no idea what to change it to.
  3. Yes as far as i know and can remember, you can only go in increments of 10. So the next one up from 70ah would be 80ah. I would just leave it at 70ah personally. Or you could take it up to 80ah if you prefer. I have seen guys create custom files with NCS dummy, but only for FRM files to increase voltage to angel eyes. Could be possible for CAS files though maybe??
  4. It's the Japnav unit that makes it look like that. To change this to euro spec you have to remove that nav unit in your picture and install a mk3 CD or mk4 DVD unit. There is plenty of them on ebay. I converted mine a few years ago, and it worked well. Its quite an involved job. There is a guide on how to do it attached below, but it is for an e39. Pretty sure you could use it for e46 as they are the same unit, but you may have to compare the wiring diagrams. Have also attached a photo of a mk3 CD and mk4 DVD units. e39_jap_2_euro_nav_conversion_mar09.pdf
  5. You could put a 3 stage intake manifold on it. Thats about all though. You probably wouldn't notice much of a difference either.
  6. Replace the CCV valve and all the hoses, including the one that goes from the CCV to the dipstick tube. Replace the intake pipe. Then drive it. That small amount of white build up can be caused by a cracked CCV diaphram or CCV hose. It's certainly nothing to be alarmed about. Just drive the car after that and enjoy it. Make sure the cooling system is in good condition. Maybe change the coolant. Use genuine BMW coolant if you do. As with any car just service it properly, and don't just service the engine. There are loads of other things in a car that need changing/replacing. Coolant changes, brake fluid changes, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, cabin air filters, transmission and diff oils brakes etc.
  7. Totally agree. Looks normal. Usually caused by short trips which don't allow the engine to get up to operating temp.
  8. The battery is buggered, i guarantee it. If you have charged it with your Ctek, and its still not holding charge. It's gone.
  9. The best coding tool is the BMW one. NCS expert. It's free to download as well.
  10. Yeah, quite a common issue now. They sometimes do the opposite to your car and give NO warning when the level is low. Had one owner that was complaining that her heater didn't work. The engine had no coolant in it, thats why the heater didn't work (leaking from a pipe next to the turbo) Her coolant level sensor gave her no warning at all.
  11. ISTA will definitely read the fault code. There will be at least one in there. I would start there. Other code readers don't really work that well. How old is your battery in the car? A good battery is very important in these cars. Since you said it happened on startup, I'm thinking the battery voltage may have dipped below 10v when the engine was cranking over. Once the system voltage goes under 10v the control units can start to do crazy things and throw up warnings. Scan with ISTA and see if any undervoltage faults come up.
  12. It's easy to do. If you were in my area i could do it but i see your in Auckland, is that right?
  13. Your battery will definitely be gone. When a battery is fully discharged like yours was, the plates/cells inside the battery start to degrade very very rapidly. The plates build up "sulfation" on them which is a coating of lead sulfate crystal. The battery will then no longer hold a charge. In your case this will not be reversible as the battery was discharged for too long. It only takes a few days of being discharged for the sulfation to build up. If you catch it early it is sometimes reversible with a good multistage battery charger like your ctek. In your case though it's too late. You will need a new battery.
  14. NRJ

    BMW N52B30 rebuild

    Nice. Yeah having a spare is definitely not a bad option
  15. NRJ

    BMW N52B30 rebuild

    The bedplate is sealed with a special sealant that you buy from BMW. The syringe screws into a special hole on the block/bedplate after the bedplate is reinstalled. You then inject the sealant and it fills up the grooves and comes out holes by the crankshaft seal. The cylinder bores are made of Alusil, which is a bit tricky to resurface. It has to be done with a special hone. Engine reconditioners can probably do it. I have read of other guys rebuilding them on other forums. E90POST.COM. Apparently the N52B30 engine is really good if serviced properly. There are a few guys on that forum who have 300000+ miles with no major issues. One guy is approaching 400000 miles. He has owned it from new. Most of the tolerances and technical data you will need will be in here under the relevant section. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e90-330i-lim/repair-manuals/11-engine/ Just out of curiosity, why does yours need a rebuild?
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