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  1. E46 Showroom
    Didn’t do the suspension work myself, it was already done when I bought it. Love the stance and how wide the front is. The back… not so much lol. It’s been holding up pretty well considering I drift it. Has Parts Shop Max suspension, welded diff, bone stock engine and trans.
  2. Southeast
    Hello I’m looking to swap a M54B30 engine into my 325ci and I wanted to see if anyone on the forum knew someone reputable in/around Atlanta that had some for sale. Or at least had some great knowledge on swapping a B30 into a 325ci. I’ve been reading previous forums and watching Youtube...
  3. E46 General
    Hello all, so I just put my cylinder head in and timed everything up. As I was going to put in the vanos unit I noticed that it wasn’t going on perfectly even. I know I shouldn’t but I tightened down the nuts holding the vanos on to align everything together so I tightened everything up and went...
  4. E46 Convertible
    I own a 2002 325ci auto. I have had trouble getting it to work. As i hold the button down. I hear the motor above my head grinding but nothing happens. If i hold it long enough it just quits until i restart the car. Sold yellow light, no red light. No codes. I dont remember hearing any noises...
  5. E46 General
    2002 325ci pulled off from a red light just fine. Hit 3rd gear very hard, then dropped to 2nd and wouldn’t come out of second. The car eventually tried to go into 3rd again and repeated the same problem. Eventually it went into safe mode (gear icon) and i drove home in 4th with low power. The...
  6. E46 General
    I have a 2005 325ci and it has been slowly overheating especially when driving on the street. I have replaced both belts, put a new radiator in, replaced both rad hoses, got a new power steering return hose AND even got a new clutch fan since I thought that was the culprit. All of these...
  7. E46 General
    Hi I’m trying to install a mfactory helical diff in my 325ci I bought the mfactory shim kit but I can’t seem to get my backlash tight enough even when using all the shims the backlash is wayyy to large. Also when I use all the shims it leaves no room for the cclip anyways. iv been tryna rebuild...
  8. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hi I’m trying to install a mfactory helical diff in my 325ci I bought the mfactory shim kit but I can’t seem to get my backlash tight enough even when using all the shims the backlash is wayyy to large. Also when I use all the shims it leaves no room for the cclip anyways. iv been tryna rebuild...
  9. E46 General
    Hey everyone, new to the forum here. Thanks for tuning in! I recently hit a deer with my manual 03 325Ci and am looking for advice. Damage includes passenger headlight blown out, dents in fender and passenger door, mild separation of bumper on right side and turn signal assembly is dented &...
  10. E46 General
    Hello, I have just purchased my first BMW (03 325ci manual) and it won't stay running. It will only start after I leave it sitting for a while, and when it will start, the throttle response is super delayed and very vague. I plugged in my OBD2 scanner and its giving me the following codes...
  11. E46 General
    Hi everyone, I have a mystery coolant leak in my 325ci. I noticed a coolant leak so booked the car into the garage. After being topped up yesterday before going into the garage, they couldn't find any sign of a leak despite driving the car and spending the day testing it. I set off this morning...
  12. California
    Hey everyone, I just bought a 2001 325ci and I’m looking for a mechanic near the Studio City area of Los Angeles. Any recommendations?
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    325ci with sport package
  14. E46 Introductions
    Hi guys & gals, been a member for almost 6 years now, joined to browse and research, bought my E46 in August 2018 after much frustration with an E90 (N52, what a horrible piece of engineering). She came with 18" MV1's but the ride was way too hard for me, so I found a set of staggered 17's and...
  15. E46 General
    hi all , I own a 2006 325ci M sport which keeps me up at night trying to figure out what to do or try It says it's running to lean which could be vacuum leaks sensors and all types of crap. What i've noticed: Worse mpg and overall fuel economy, loss of power after a little bit of driving( not...
  16. E46 General
    Hey guys, recent owner of a 2004 E46 325Ci with the notorious SSG transmission. I've ordered an INPA reader to try and see exactly what the go is. There is coverage in the forums and on the net about the SSG/SMG setups failing but I can't seem to find the symptoms that match my issue. The...
  17. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    So I’m trying to figure out what diff I should go with for drifting. I currently have the stock 3.15 ratio welded up and it works but I was wondering if a 3.46 would be a huge performance boost for drifting. The events around me are kinda all over the place. I’ve been to one that seems like a...
  18. E46 General
    Apologies if this is the wrong area for posting - still finding my way around. New owner here - I have been looking for the name of the plastic cover for the fog light in the picture attached. My plastic bit has fallen out. Does anybody know what this is called or where I can find it? I have...
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