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  1. E46 General
    Hello everyone. Fiddling around i've found two black small boxes in the front of my car. They are kinda hidden over the left and right headlight unit and wired with a lot of brown cables. I have followed them towards the inside of the car but right now i cannot dissasemble the interior to...
  2. E46 General
    Hello everyone. Continuing the saga on my e46 323ci shaking. I've came across this wonderful video by 50sKid showing how to diagnose engine problems using fuel trims. As the maniac i am, i followed every step just as described in the video, same adapter and software, and got the following...
  3. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Hey guys, before you reply to my question I just want to note that I have no history with transmission swaps so if this is like a stupid question I am sorry for wasting your time XD. Anyways, I currently have an e46 323ci with a 5 speed. manual which I believe to be running the Getrag 250g, and...
  4. E46 General
    Hey I need help! I have a 2000 bmw 323ci and I was driving on a gravely part of the street while making a turn spun out slammed the left back tire and now it’s completely bent and had some black balls covered in oil fall out and is now leaking! What am I looking at to fix it I’m guessing new...
  5. E46 General
    Hi guys. So yesterday i went to my local tuning place and asked to take some dyno pulls. The car is completely stock, and has 130k miles on the clock and almost 20 years (dic 99') After a first failed round, the second one gave me this graph at the wheels: 147 HP and 152 ft.lbs. What do...
  6. E46 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...
  7. E46 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...
  8. E46 General
    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...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    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...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  13. Engine, Driveline, 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...
  14. E46 General
    Hi All, Please see the attached Youtube link that I took of my car, it's a 2000 323CI (M52TU engine) https://youtu.be/PRhi7wS5AhI 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...
  15. E46 General
    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...
  16. E46 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...
  17. E46 General
    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?
  18. E46 General
    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...
  19. E46 General
    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...
  20. E46 General
    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...
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