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  1. 2000 323i E46 Valve Cover Leak

    General E46 Forum
    I took my 323i to my mechanic and was told I had a valve cover leak. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as to which parts I should purchase to replace the cover and gasket. I understand OEM is always recommended but will after market parts that exceed OEM specifications...
  2. chasing a coolant leak...

    General E46 Forum
    Im sure im not the only one with this problem but I got a 2000 323i e46 cheap with a bad heater hose and coolant return hose, I replaced those, and the expansion tank, and it was still leaking bad almost coming out as fast as I poured it in but it was delayed maybe a minute before it came out...
  3. New E46 Owner

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy, I’m currently the new owner of a used, 5-speed 2000 E46 323i. I just had a new owner inspection from my mechanic (I know basic maintenance but down own many toolsor have much knowledge to be a gear head). I had the oil and filter changed and am currently waiting on an order of genuine...
  4. Bmw 323i 2000 looking to swap my engine and transmission

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 323i bmw with the stock engine it comes with ( 153k miles on it) and I def want to make my car way more powerful and faster. I had the idea to put a m3 engine in it but i seen on lots of forums there’s other engines that I can throw in that would be 10x better and easier. I also...
  5. 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...
  6. [MOD] 323i -> 330i Intake Manifold + Tune-ish

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, long time lurker but I now have something to post so here goes. I own a 2000 323i E46 (some 246,000kms) with an engine that's in tip-top shape, no oil consumption whatsoever, no nothing. I had the classic misfire issues caused by vacuum leaks and a broken PCV system, but other...
  7. Bmw e46 323i chip tuning

    General E46 Forum
    So I was browsing some chip tunings in finland for my car, It seems that most of the shops dont have an option for 323i but i was thinking that is it possible to put a 325i performance chip on my car since it's almost the same?:thanks:
  8. ATF Thermostat Won't Sit Properly - HELP

    General E46 Forum
    First off, I have SCOURED Google and these forums for an answer, so sorry in advance if I missed it. Anyways, I have a 2000 323i and long story short, it overheated due to the idler pulley breaking, so now I'm replacing the expansion tank. When I went to pull out the old atf thermostat...
  9. Sunroof Like a Wild Teen - It Does Whatever It Wants

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  10. Head Gasket Replacement

    General BMW Model Discussion
    I am in need of some help with my head gasket replacement, any experts want to chime in their advice?
  11. Used BMW engines

    General E46 Forum
    First quesiton, Should I even consider buying a new one? Second question, Where do I buy one if I want to. Also, a little story on my BMW. Coolant reservoir has a crack in it, small head gasket leak started to happen, stopped driving it as soon as I saw the coolant and oil mixing (very...
  12. FS: E46 Brand New & Like New OEM Parts & Accessories

    Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI
    ***Prices Have Just Been Reduced*** I have the following parts for sale: - OEM matte chrome (silver) interior trim moldings - excellent condition, full set of 8 pieces, fits all E46 sedans, part #51169416202 - SOLD - OEM matte chrome (silver) & leather automatic shift knob - excellent...
  13. 323i GM auto to ZF auto

    General E46 Forum
    I have an 2000 323i that was having some transmission issues. Its the GM auto. It had been having trouble shifting sometimes and the fault light would come on. I did the transmission service with Redline D4, seemed to shift better for a while but the problem came back 100 miles or so later and...
  14. Troublesome cooling system

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everybody. So I have a 2000 323i automatic that just won't behave. A couple of days ago I was driving home and overheated. A surprise since last summer I replaced the expansion tank, radiator, and hoses. Got the car towed home refilled with coolant and she held everything without spilling a...
  15. No Solution

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody. So I have a 2000 323i automatic that just won't behave. A couple of days ago I was driving home and overheated. A surprise since last summer I replaced the expansion tank, radiator, and hoses. Got the car towed home refilled with coolant and she held everything without spilling a...
  16. performance software for 99 323

    General E46 Forum
    ok so id like to get a shark injector for my 323i auto.. i see alot of people recomending it. my question is how does it work do i just plug it in to the odb2 port and let it do its thing or do i need to connect it to a laptop and use a programing software type thing. new to bmw and ive never...
  17. e46 - 2000 323i - Not Starting Please Help!

    General E46 Forum
    2000 - 323i Cranking not turning over, transmission in limp mode, thermostat goes to hot. Issue started after checking air conditioner fuses because ac did not work. Have checked fuses and fuses under hood. Can jump fuel pump relay to activate fuel pump then crank but will still not start. Any...
  18. E46 323i 5-speed manual. Help me decide on a direction!

    General E46 Forum
    G'day from Australia! So I recently picked up an E46 323i manual for next to nothing. I was owed a few favours from a mate, he was setting off for a round Australia trip and needed this E46 out of his driveway. I've done lots of motorbike mechanical work for him and he gave me this in exchange...
  19. Slightly lethargic E46 323i between 1000-2000rpm

    General E46 Forum
    Hi kids! Just picked up my first BMW, an E46 323i 1999 model. It is very clean and tight, everything feels good. One minor issue, it seems to be slightly lethargic between 1000rpm and 2000rpm. I'm not expecting V8-like pull, but it feels like not much happens in this range. Idles fine, and...
  20. E46 Sedan headlight restoration

    Lighting Forum
    Hey there! I recently just bought some halos for the ol' 3 series so before putting them on I've decided it's a good time to restore my headlight lenses. In doing the outsides I noticed there's kind of a 'burn' in the plastic on only the passenger side in front of my low beam (on the inside of...