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  1. Newbie here!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. After four years behind the wheel of a cute fiat punto i decided to get my hands on a fully stock 323ci that i found in my town for a really good price (Cars are expensive here in Spain Yikes!) . I'm a student so I don't have much money for mods (but more than enough for well...
  2. Newb BMW enthusiast

    New Member Introductions
    Good day all. As the title of this post states, I am a BMW enthusiast though I prefer the term fan boy. I am also a newb BMW master technician and I work mainly in my driveway. Anyway enough about me, let me tell you about the plans I have and the reason I joined this community. Just so you're...
  3. Buying an e46 323ci

    General E46 Forum
    Hello I am new to this forum but recently I found an E46 323ci and I would like to buy it. BMW rad 3 Coupé 323 Ci (E46) Here is the link but since I am from Slovakia it is obviously in Slovak language. It has 200 000 miles. And anything that you need to know I can translate. It looks fine to me...
  4. e46 323ci cruise control?

    General E46 Forum
    so i just bought a bmw e46 323ci from 1999 imported from Belgium and it did not come with cruise control i have read a little about it and from what i can find you only need to replace the steering wheel with one from a car that had cruise control is it really true that the wiring is already...
  5. Right blinker stays on while engine is off

    General E46 Forum
    Hey so I just discovered that when my cars is off and when I turn the key into the first position the right turn signal stays on forever (no blinking). Then when I start the car the turn signal works just fine but there is a red light on the dash that says that the right bulb is out. Battery is...
  6. 2000 323CI Reverse problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone I have been searching the threads forever and cannot find anything. I have a 323ci with 180 thousand miles on it. Sometimes the car will not engage into reverse, most of the time it will but sometimes not (say 15% of the time). Im also am having troubles with the car having a very...
  7. Clunking sound from front left wheel. Help!

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey everyone! Ok so, my 323ci has started making some clunking noises from the front left tire. I have coilovers and they have been on the car since I bought it. Recently I got told by a inspector that the front left coilover was leaking a little, but that it was nothing to be concerned about...
  8. 323Ci Automatic Shift at Redline

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Sorry in advance if I posted in the wrong forum. :hi: I took my 323ci for a fun day at a wet skidtrack, disabled DSC and it slid quite easily and was a lot of fun despite being a open diff automatic. I left it in steptronic mode the whole day and had one downside which was quite annoying when...
  9. 323ci Ticking Noises

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, Please see the attached Youtube link that I took of my car, it's a 2000 323CI (M52TU engine) This ticking noise is driving me insane, it's like this when cold and hot, it also increases with engine revs. I have first tried using Hydraulic lifter oil with...
  10. Parasitic Drain - Spark when reconnecting radio fuse

    General E46 Forum
    Hello to all ! I'm just trying to find out the source of a parasitic drain on my son's 2000 323Ci, I just replaced the battery 2 weeks ago, the alternator is charging the battery, but I still have a parasitic drain on the car, I think the navigation unit is the culprit and just disconnected the...
  11. My '99 323Ci manual build thread (ongoing)

    The Showroom
    Disclaimer: First time ever posting to a forum, please forgive :thanks: Greetings from Australia! Name is Alex :) Picked up this 323Ci manual with 270k on the clock for $2000 (knocked him down on the price a little ;) ) a few months ago, decided to start a bit of a thread as I've got plenty of...
  12. ODO metre display only shows half

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys I have a 2000 323ci. My odo metre display unit doesn't fully turn up. It only shows half. Is it a cheap fix?
  13. 2000 bmw 323ci power issues?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi i have a 2000 BMW 323Ci that and recently been having issues with it. The entire left side(drivers side) the power features such as the windows and seats dont work. Ive checked fuses in the glove box but none were blown and seems like everytime i check fuses something else stops working...
  14. E46 Coupe FS: front bumper covers, 1 red, 1 silver, non-M. in NC

    REDUCED... see my last post For Sale: Front bumper cover, non-M, pre-facelift. . . Red: from 2001 330Ci. VG cond. Ti Silver: from 2003 330Ci. SOLD, no longer available. SpecE46 racers require the M-style bumper cover, so these are surplus to our needs. Can ship, but prefer pick-up...
  15. Excessive camber one wheel

    General E46 Forum
    OK so I'm new to BMW's and i just bought a 2000 323Ci and the guy before me put on adjustable coilovers which lowered it and made the camber negative which isn't a big deal but the rear passenger side is noticleably cambered in more than the driver side and front. I went to a BMW deakership to...
  16. e46 323ci low on power rough idle

    General E46 Forum
    Ok I have a 2000 BMW 323ci 5 speed and recently it has started throwing a code that says it's the secondary air pump and the car has a horrible idle at the moment cold or warm and has awful power the RPMs aren't limited or anything but the worst power is down low mostly like it's spitting and...
  17. E46 323ci wierd engine noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hello :hi: I have Got this wierd problem/Sound that i cant figure out where comes from.. It appears when the car is idling and i Press the break, going to 1. Gear and the just release the clutch till the rpm lowers.. :hmm: Can be done without using clutch when rpm is lowering but its the easiest...
  18. E46 323 Track car for sale

    Complete Cars - Private
    *****SOLD!!!*****2000 323ci, 158k, third owner (first two were father, then son), VIN WBABM3342YJN64653, 5sp manual. I've had it for just over one year, bought as completely stock with no mods. Began converting into a track car over the past year, so all parts are barely a year old (brakes are...
  19. Weird transmission problem

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 323ci auto trans with a malfunctioning 5th gear but only when im driving at speeds of around 80 km/h+. The transmission goes into limp mode and the warning light comes on. The problem is completely isolated to 5th gear because if i simply just drive in 4th instead at highway speeds...
  20. READ ME: offset question

    Wheels and Tires
    hey whats up i have a question im looking at some nice wheels for my 2000 323ci first would 17 inch wheels be a good size on my car? and for my main question i guess the wheels i was looking at are 17x8 with a +30 offset would this work for the car ? thanks for reading