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    First of all, I am not a native English speaker so apologies for any mistakes and weird wording. I didn't find a well documented process of fitting a facelift hood on a pre-facelift sedan, so I decided to do it myself. And I don't mean facelifting the front. Changing only the hood and leaving...
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    Hello guys! I have a BMW 316i 2004 (N42B18A; 115hp) and I changed several things over the course of 3-4 weeks (have this car for about 7 weeks now). I changed the oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket, another gasket that I forgot the name of, the oil sump gasket, the oil level sensor...
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    hello! I know there are many forum threads about oil leaks on N42B18, but none of them seems to answer my problem. When I bought my e46 3 weeks ago, there was s small oil leak from the top cover and I changed the top cover gasket and oil filler lid right away. after that, everything got worse...
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    Hello everyone! I am trying to convert my 316i engine to a 318i, and I have stumbled into a little problem. Where should the disa connector plug be located? I simply can't find it.
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    Hello. I recently had to remove the whole intake manifold including the wire harness (octopus) in order to replace the gas lines. While putting everything back in I realised I can't find the socket for a connector. It has blue/red red/white wires coming out of it and is situated near the oil...
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    Hey guys, I was wondering if a 2002 316i has a clutch fan or an electric fan? If it's a clutch fan, is it hard to switch to a temperature operated electric fan? And how would one do this? Any help is appreciated since I couldn't find any info while googling for it. Thanks in advance.
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    So I've been trawling forums for weeks now trying to pinpoint my E46's starting problem. It's a 316i SE 1.8 with 97k serviced in January that most times has problems starting, it cranks fine but won't start and will take 2 to 4 times before starting. Some days it's fine and will start others...
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    I have a 2001 BMW e45 316i SE - it has the stuttering at under 2k revs, which nearly everyone tells me is a problem with the vanos seal/s. I called up BMW to get the vanos seals, they said there was only 1 for my model of car, which confused me a bit, so I had a search online and there is no...
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    Hi there, this is my first post on here, so bear with me :hi:...have owned my 316 Compact for about a year...currently sitting at 65k miles with no problems. Noticed oil is leaking from valve cover and oil light has just come on. Have bought the gasket and will be replacing this weekend...
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    Hello all, Just in the process of buying a 2003 316i SE Touring with 65000 miles on the clock and was wondering if it is due a cam belt change or is it fitted with a chain. Also, what should I look for, listen too when viewing the car (tomorrow evening). Sorry if this thread has been placed on...
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    hi fellas (and ladies), I've just got a little 316i 2001 and so far it's been a nightmare: a new warning light goes off on the dash every day and all tutorials and "how to's" are for the bigger engined models and the engine bay looks very different. I am a complete diletant as far as cars are...
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