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  1. E46 318 M43 engine sound help

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    Hello, i bought my first bmw a month ago, and i wanted to ask if this engine is running good by hearing, / is the interior whine allright? sorry for the wind :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5uAn7qWxgc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_5iw8iePME_a_
  2. e46 318i bad engine sound

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    Hi guys, I have a 98 318i m43, what can this sound be? Some say lifters or maybe chain tensioner, any advise? https://youtu.be/1DsMYVOMDTc Thanks for any help
  3. BMW 318ci e46 coupe 2003

    Complete Cars - Private
    BMW 318ci e46 coupe 2003 18' MV2 alloys Reluctant sale of my coupe. I'm selling to buy a 4x4 to pursue outdoor hobbies and can not afford two cars. I have had it for two years and in that time I have spent loads. Work done as follows - New vanos units (£1000) New vacuum pump Expansion tank...
  4. BMW 318 problems! Loss of power/won't rev

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    Have owned my bmw 318ci 1.9 1999 for over a year now and it's not been a too bad car until now. The other day after re fueling my car started to splutter and struggle to pull away. It also wouldn't rev past 4k. Soon after engine management came on and it went into limp mode. Thought maybe dodgy...
  5. Can anyone identify what is covered in oil in this photo?

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    Recently bought a an e46 318 (2002) and it's been leaking oil. Looking underneath on the passenger side, I've found whatever this area is totally covered in residue. Anyone have any idea what I'm looking at? thanks, and sorry that my first post is a request for help! [:)] guxygrp3.puu.jpg...
  6. 2003 318ci n42 - [B]High idle[/B]

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    My car has developed a problem where on a cold start the engine will idle around 1100 RPM before slowly dropping to around 1000 and then after a few minutes to the normal idle. When the engine's warm it idles normally and I've scanned it but it's not giving any fault codes. :thumbdwn: Here's a...
  7. 2003 318ci n42 - High idle

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    My car has developed a problem where on a cold start the engine will idle around 1100 RPM before slowly dropping to around 1000 and then after a few minutes to the normal idle. When the engine's warm it idles normally. I've scanned for codes but its giving none. :thumbdwn: Here's a video of the...
  8. 318 lack of power

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    I have a 318 SE 2003 facelift with some frustrating symptoms. It feels like the slight loss of power when you have the air con on, also when accelerating from start it seems to bog down. If you do accelerate hard when you change gear there is a massive loss of power but only briefly. Other...
  9. 2001 318ci m42 cold start problem. - see YouTube video!

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    My 318ci has trouble starting from cold. Itll start, die, then have the problem shown in the video. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpuxVdIc1xo Will start if I persist but will run on 2 cylinders, then 3 then eventually 4 when it's warm. Once warm, she runs beautifully. These problems seem to...
  10. Difference between the N42B18 and N42B20 engines?

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    Hi, Just out of interest, does anyone know the difference between the N42B18 engine and the N42B20 engine? All I can find out is that the 2L has a 9mm longer stroke, but would that really give an almost 30bhp increase in power? Thanks
  11. vanos seals - 318ci (2001) No pull at lower revs?

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    Hello, I think i've got this in the right place but please correct me if i dont! Ive been reading up on vanos seals on the e46 - Re Loss of power when at low revs and moving off, then a sudden burst of power around 3k rpm. I am experiencing this on my 2001 318ci Coupe, (143 bhp) but most of...
  12. my E46 318i

    my E46 318i

    My ride
  13. my E46 318i

    my E46 318i

    My ride
  14. DIY E46 320 to 330 Rear Disk Brake Conversion Process

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have started a 330 rear brake conversion. After a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that the only limitation for a direct bolt on upgrade, is the inner diameter of the 330 rotor, which is larger, requiring the e-brake assembly from a 330 to be transplanted to the lower model cars in...
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