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  1. E46 General
    I have a 2000 Bmw 323i Manual transmission and have this grinding or scraping noise when I am in gear and accelerate. I’ve looked at multiple videos and read threads but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So I have done my own tests and here’s what I found. When I put it 1st gear and...
  2. E46 Introductions
    Hello guys ! This is my E46 1999 323i, with swapped motor ( stock 320i ). I bought it for 1200 USD and the car was a definition of pain. Leaking oil like crazy, overheating, running on 2-3 pistons. Crazy expierence I had with this car, but I still love it. I swapped it because my old m52b20...
  3. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello! I'm a little new to the Beamer community, I have a black E46 323i. Out of curiosity, does anyone happen to know if an M3 steering rack will just bink bonk bolt in? I'm looking for a sporty feel with my steering and I'm not exactly sure what rack to go with. I would also assume with...
  4. E46 General
    Hello guys, It’s me again. On ‘00 323i I recently bought I’ll have to replace whole lock system because old owner locked his keys inside the car and had to break the lock to get inside so I decided buying whole new lock system. First question: I got ECU, EWS Immobiliser, Drivers Door lock...
  5. E46 General
    So, I recently was going home from work. An I started up my 2000 BMW 323i 5 Speed Manual with the clutch pressed in. I shifted to 1st gear and started letting go of the clutch slowly and I pressed the gas in too far and did a clutch dump in-between 3000-4000 RPMS and stalled the car. So, I just...
  6. E46 General
    Hello all! I, like many of our fellow brethren, was stupid enough to not do a cooling system refresh when I bought my car two years ago. Six months later... well, you all know the story. Anyways, I am on the last stage of rebuilding the engine, and I cannot, for the life of me, find where this...
  7. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hey, I own a 1999 e46 323i that is practically in mint condition. 78,000 miles, brand new everything when it comes to mechanical parts. I'm looking to do some decent cosmetic work to it (lowering, new wheels, wrap, potential m-sport bumpers etc.) but when it comes to fitment, I'm not sure if...
  8. E46 General
    So hi ! I own my E46 1999 323i 2.5l 5spd for 2 years. When I bought it, it was 320i, but it was really jerky and I overheated it, because the fan didnt work. I bought a new engine with 190k kms on it. 323 2.5l. It also had jerky acc. but not that insane one like the old 320i. I changed the MAF...
  9. E46 General
    Hi ! Today I went for a little drive around my town with my e46 323i 99, the big problem with this car is, that it always jerks at exactly 2000rpm, in every gear, somethimes even at 1500, dont know why, but it always does it. But today, when I went for a ride, it got waaay worse, it started...
  10. Suspension, Brakes
    I am just finishing up with my full suspension refresh with all new bushing and rear reinforcements. I was bolting in my new FCAB with new carriers and I stripped one of the bolts that hold the drivers side lollipop bushing on. I know I could tap it or put in an insert but I was wondering if I...
  11. E46 General
    Hi, i have a 2000 323i touring and the TCC is going out on it but i cant seem to find the solenoid for my trans anywhere at all. Anybody have any ideas on where to buy it? i threw codes P0740 and P0734.
  12. E46 General
    I just started hearing my 323i ticking from the top of the engine any thoughts what could be the problem? Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/Cjm1tYfe0pY?feature=share Edit: it did that after driving and when i let it cool down it was fine. Also the oil levels are perfect and the oil is good I...
  13. E46 General
    Hello, I have a 99 323i M52TU that misfires consistently at high RPM. The car also seems to have very inconsistent power. Some days I can barely rev out the engine to 6900 (car is tuned for that) and some days I have waaaaay more power. When the car is running good, I can redline as much as I...
  14. E46 Showroom
    Hi guys! I just wanted to show you my car. I joined this forum in autumn 2020 when I bought my first BMW. It´s an E46 323i sedan made in June,2000. I imported it from Berlin, Germany since here where I live (Slovakia) everybody drives either 320d or 330d models. Six cyl gasoline models are not...
  15. E46 General
    So I have a question to a problem I had with my old 323i I used to have, I never figured out or got an answer to what was wrong with it, and it still interests me to this day, and now that I have found this forum, I figured I should ask here to see if I can finally get an answer to my question...
  16. E46 General
    Recently I’ve been having a few problems with my 1999 323i E46. It has 104,000km and had barely been used before I purchased it about 9 months ago. Upon start, I usually let it warm up for a few minutes before taking off. As I go to accelerate the engine keeps bogging out and loss mass amounts...
  17. E46 General
    I’ve been working on my new but recently old bought 2000 323i, I replaced all old coolant hoses and yet still have a mystery leak. The leak is not bad but is draining my coolant. The leak is coming from someone near the expansion tank. Components such as the expansion tank/ bracket are new as...
  18. E46 General
    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...
  19. E46 General
    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...
  20. E46 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...
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