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  1. E46 Introductions
    Hey everyone! I’m new here so forgive me but I’ll learn haha. I recently picked up a 01 325xi manual with tanin rot interior. Huge downfall is I wasn’t aware how much of a pain it is to get shit done on an awd model. My plan is to hopefully get a m3 donor and do a full conversion to an oem+ m3...
  2. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hello! I have recently come up on a 2005 325Ci with an M56 SULEV , unfortunately, it is not in driving condition (input shaft seal and bushing broke, getting it fixed, slow transmission shop, blah blah blah...). Anyways, on the more exciting hand, I am looking at the road ahead. In this case...
  3. E46 General
    Was changing starter on the car, took a break for couple of months now not sure how all the connections should be lined up (see image 1), there are also other hoses that need a connection. Looking for any information on what these different lines are. Thanks
  4. E46 General
    I have a 03 325i 5 speed manual and i took my car with me out of town for the weekend on a 115 mile drive, car drove perfectly going and back and midways on my way back Mass Air Flow check engine light turned on. Today when I turned it on to go to school on a 5 minute drive. Car drove good until...
  5. E46 General
    I recently swapped the engine from a 2002 325ci into a 2005 x3 which originally had the 2.5 in it. When I start the car now, it misfires in cylinders 4 and 6, and will not drive. I believe it puts itself into a limp mode and sometimes disables the gas pedal. I have tested everything mechanical...
  6. E46 General
    Before I get started, let me just say that I don't have a whole lot of experience and information is tough to find on this stuff so if I get anything wrong please let me know. With that said I have been wanting to do a 64k flash on my MS43, as I don't want to do a 512k flash and ravage through...
  7. E46 General
    I have a 2004 325i with the m54b25 and auto trans. 1. Say engine and transmission are pulled, can I hook power to it and still use the windows and trunk?. 2. with that being said if so great, if not what would be needed to do? Not at all familiar with CAN BUS. at the moment the car has a 383...
  8. E46 General
    I have a 2001 BMW325 I and of course it has a GM5 module issue I am wondering if I was to replace it with a new module which I have to hand off a car of the same year with that rectify it or does it need to be programmed any advice on this is much appreciated as it’s just a little niggle needs...
  9. E46 General
    Hi Just wondering will a 16" spacesaver wheel fit a 325 Ci Sport or will it foul the brakes. 16" wheels are much easier to find than 17" ones. I have a 17" wheel for my E60 that I could use to test but if 16" would do the job it would make life easier. TIA
  10. E46 General
    I bought this car from the KC Copart auction in early March and had to do a bunch of work to the engine to fix the lean codes and misfires that are associated with them. This car had been neglected and had rotted vaccum lines and leaks everywhere!! Got those under control and then also...
  11. Engine Swaps
    The 02 5 spd 325 needs valve seals and a clutch, the 04 6spd 330xi i bought to fix but after many tries at getting the driveshaft straight I've determined its got to be a problem in the rear end since it looks like they lowered it down on something when it was on a lift but the motor starts and...
  12. E46 General
    so i have a 2002 325 with about 163k miles. I had an overheating issue last summer, replaced the water pump, thermostat, and electric fan. haven't had a problem since. Last night, i was idling in the taco bell drivethru and my temperature gauge started going up and the car shut off. i opened the...
  13. E46 XI
    Well, today marks the day that I'm sick of the side to side movement in my shifter. About 4 months ago now I replaced all the linkage bushings and shifter in my 04 325xi and it had made a big difference. My problem is that my side to side slop never went away. I've had people claim to me that...
  14. E46 General
    Hey guys. As the title says, does anyone have any experience with using this particular product? Its the 2 chamber bottle- One chamber with sort of your average viscosity, and the other with some thick, thick stuff. (Not the coolant stuff, radiator, head gasket, etc. Just the 'Engine Repair)...
  15. E46 General
    Car alarm has started going off on it's own, no idea ofwhat's triggering it (it's in plain sight, no signs of foul play or large rodent on hood) anything obvious I can follow up on right away before considering replacement, could the problem be the keys vs alarm in the car? ( fyi - I haven't...
  16. E46 General
    Hello BMW world, I'm a new guy to BMWs but my brother and a few of my friends have had them for years. Anyways I wanted to get into autocross and track days, so on Craigslist I found this 01 325 it had 2 engines and 3 trans and a ton of parts, got it for a steal. The interior is mostly gone, no...
  17. Forced Induction
    I have a 2003 325ti, I'm planning on purchasing the CC Racing turbo kit for it, I'm gonna run it at about 6psi to minimize engine modifications. Kind of curious if anyone has attempted this yet and how it worked out for them?
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