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  1. E46 General
    Salutations, Ya'll. I just bought my first BMW about a week ago for $2k. 2005 325i with a M54B25 engine that had a misfiring problem. 116k miles, no rust, near flawless body with only a few manageable chips and scratches, and so-so condition on the interior. When I picked it up and inspected...
  2. E46 General
    Hi so I'm new to the e46 family but I have a fair understanding of cars. My current issues are my coolant light is on, my engine overheats pretty quick, my engine light is on, and my car goes into limp mode when accelerating quick. I replaced the battery (good connection), the water pump, the...
  3. E46 XI
    Hello everyone, so I've got an e46 2002 325xi with a smoking problem. Whenever the car is started and occasionally when driving an abundance of smoke blows out of the exhaust. The smoke is usually pretty white in color which I know points to coolant but I don't believe it is burning coolant as...
  4. Australia
    Hi Guys, I just bought a 2002 E46 330i a few weeks ago and needed to get a RWC to transfer to my name but unfortunately as it goes with these cars there were a few things I needed to fork out for and long story short the only thing preventing me from getting a RWC is the dreaded airbag light in...
  5. E46 General
    Hi I'm new to the community! I have had my 2001 BMW 325i for close to two years and I am experiencing problems. Right now I am in the 190k miles range and definitely feeling the effects. The main problem right now is poor acceleration. I have also noticed that when getting on the freeway and...
  6. E46 General
    Hey everyone so my 04 325i is having a starting issue. So if ive had it running for a bit and i turn it off it will start up right away. But if i let it sit for like 30 minutes, ill run into a starting problem. At first it never engaged the starter no click, nothing, but if i leave the key...
  7. E46 General
    I searched for hours and could not find a straight forward answer for this case. I want to swap a ZF 330i auto trans to my 325i because I have one with extremely low mileage. more specific: I have a ZF 5hp-19 version 1060 000 011 on my 325i m54b25. I want to replace it with ZF 5hp-19 version...
  8. E46 General
    Hello! I had my passenger door panel off to replace the window actuator, I was still able to open the door from outside and to get out from the inside you just needed to pull the cable forwards to open the door. Everything was going fine until I went to subway one day with my cousin and when we...
  9. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    So, finally finished my manual swap and my long tube headers install and so I have driven it for a bit now 🥳. But I live in NH so for inspection we require a plug in for emissions to pass. So I was wondering with the inpa,NCSEXPERT if I could modify the allowable values for it to not come up as...
  10. Electronics
    Hi everyone, I have a 2000/2001 325i auto, UK spec. A couple of weeks ago I started suffering intermittent "no crank" issues, and diagnoses pointed to the EWS. I'll try to keep this post brief, but please let me know if I should provide more information. I would really appreciate your advice...
  11. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello all. I am looking to upgrade my 325 with a new steering rack, as the old purple tag has begun to wear out and lose feel around the center at 200K miles. I am considering the yellow tag rack that was on the 330s and ZHP, but I am also wondering if it is possible to swap in an M3 rack...
  12. E46 General
    Hi to everyone. I just finished driving my "new" 2003 325i back from Las Vegas to TX. This will be my daughter's first car. Overall its in great shape (one owner, only 59K miles). The bad, its a SULEV model....but with the way used car prices are today I'm rolling the dice that I could get 100K...
  13. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    So I just got done swapping a 330i 5spd in my 2003 325i (I uh accidentally got the 330i trans instead of the 325i..oh well) I have NCSEXPERT and removed the $205 on the AKMB and ALSZ. So I've tried to get into the EWS and im getting error messages (all in german) the car acts like when its not...
  14. E46 General
    I have been a long-time reader of this forum for a good while, outstanding information! I know there are a billion posts about cooling issues however despite hours and hours of reading I have yet to be able to solve my issue. So I am going to do my absolute best to describe my issue and see if...
  15. E46 General
    Hey, guys! I’d just like to ask people who have done top overhauls on their cars. How long will the engine last if it’s done well by a specialist? Thanks!
  16. Driveline
    Can ship anywhere if needed! Comes w/ built in ccv and oil fill cap.
    $200 USD
  17. E46 General
    Hey guys, lately I’ve been gathering all the supplies to do a full cooling system overhaul as I feel it would be a good time to do it because I have the car stored away. I got everything put together and all went well until I went to fill my coolant back up and noticed a small drip from the...
  18. E46 Introductions
    Hi guys, new here. Had my Estoril blue 325i for a couple of months now and I am really enjoying it. It's on 90k miles, manual with full black leather interior. Couple of spots of rust of course but overall not too bad Have a few plans for it, mainly improving handling and eventually power
  19. E46 General
    So I made a post already but Idk if this is a common problem but there’s this loud rattle at 2k rpms and if you hit the exhaust it sounds like it’s the cats rattling a little bit but it’s not This link is to what it sounds like wen you hit it the solution is you need to get a bracket welder...
  20. E46 General
    Hi everyone, An old mentor of mine has a 2002 325i with 200,000 miles on it and I'm thinking of buying it for about $1,200.00. Seems like a good deal but hear me out. The car hasn't seen any real maintenance in the past 10 years or so. He lent it to me for a few months now and I've been loving...
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