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  1. E46 General
    I have a m54b25 engine which burns oil and smokes occasionally. After a fresh oil change and about 100miles in and the yellow oil light comes on the dash. I recently put forte oil fortifier and forte valve stem seal conditioner which are oil additives. Now I put over 150miles on the car and the...
  2. E46 General
    i recently got my first bmw and it's a 2001 325i 5-spd auto that i'm planning on turning into a fun manual daily (with a racing diffs lsd conversion kit to trash on too maybe). what I know is all the fluids, filters, sparks, common gaskets, and cooling system need to be done (also vanos seals...
  3. E46 General
    So i have a question... Lol i feel stupid but uhh.. can i put a ford 8.8 drive shaft (4 inch) in my 325i sedan? I know id have to cut out the center support bearing structures but would it fit? Like Bolt in? HAS ANYBODY DONE THIS BEFORE <({•o•})> !!?
  4. E46 General
    I'm wondering what else should i replace to keep my car in the best condition? Recently had my E46 325i A/T Serviced and here are what I had done: Valve Cover Gasket Oil Filter Housing Gasket Vanos Pipe Engine Oil Pan Gasket Transmission Pan Gasket Engine Support Transmission Support Driveshaft...
  5. E46 General
    I got a 2002 325i with the m54 -150k Miles About a week ago I started experiencing trouble only when cold starting my car. When I go to start the car after sitting overnight it starts up and runs, but while it's turning over the RPMs bog down and the car slightly shutters but then starts. Over...
  6. E46 General
    Just picked up this 2003 325i with red interior, but haven’t seen it come in these before. Genuine or aftermarket? Seller said it should be oem but not sure.
  7. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Hey everyone! I have a 2005 325i with the dual exhaust. Please what kinda of muffler should I get. I want a nice growl but not to terribly loud. It's a sedan btw
  8. E46 General
    My friend owns a 2005 325i that had 3 misfires last week, he replaced the ignition coils and it resolved the issue. Yesterday he got the same 3 misfires. The spark plugs looked good and were recently replaced. I was just curious what might be causing this and how we might be able to fix it. Is...
  9. E46 General
    I had recently done a manual swap in my 03 325i I brought it to a euro tuner to get the ecu recoded to get the lights off and to make the car recognize it’s now manual. After driving an hour away they told me they couldn’t connect with the EWS but were able to connect to the DME we thought the...
  10. E46 General
    Hello. I got a buddy who just bought a 2004 325i. He had some issues with the cooling system. Here's the deal: No leaks No air in the system No signs of blown head/head gasket He said he drove it for about 15 minutes and it got warm. I helped tow it home for him. I think the thermostat is...
  11. E46 General
    Hey guys, I have an 01 325Ci vert with 133k miles, and I want to get more power out of it. I want to keep the car for a long time and invest some money into it to restoration level and a bit of performance, but I am always questioning if I would think if it's worth it in the future (as I love my...
  12. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Hi just wanted to get some opinions on what I’m gonna do to my e46. I’m getting a burble tune and catless headers. Now of course that’s gonna be loud already but I want loud so I’m gonna delete the muffler with a cherry bomb glass pack muffler which will give it a nicer sound. But do you think i...
  13. E46 General
    So I'm going to check out an '03 325i wagon in the next couple days which is a car I've had my eye on for a while (I'm glad I was able to find this community first!). I was just wondering if you guys had some tips for what to look for and what to watch out for before buying. In addition, the...
  14. E46 General
    I haven't found any discussions about my current issue... I might've not looked hard enough but i want to talk about the issue i'm having with my current 04 325i M54 engine. There's this odd rattling/buzzing sound when i accelerate above 2000rpms until 4000rpms and then it stops, but as i'm...
  15. E46 General
    I've searched and read many posts and have gotten a ton of information but I'm still lost on certain specifics. For starters, I have a clean title 03 325i sulev with 216k miles. Reverse is out with a ZF tranny and motor is garbage. Interior and body are perfect. The other car is a 325i 03 m54...
  16. E46 General
    Hey so I have a 2003 325i and all my front speakers work but for some reason the back ones don’t. Do you have any suggestions on what this could be? I’ve read some places that the factory amp could be blown but I haven’t had the chance to look at it.
  17. Engine Swaps
    Hey I am planning on LS swapping my 325i but have a few questions if any of you can help. My first question is am I able to use my stock automatic transmission with the LS? And second would how hard is it to hook the motor up to all the BMW electronics?
  18. E46 General
    First BMW purchase but most of my car experience is in Nissan’s so I’m more of a JDM boi and a huge TE fan. I have a 2001 325i sedan and love the look of TE’s on E46’s but cant find good fitment specs for anything but m3’s online. Does anybody run TE37’s on a sedan without huge rubbing issues...
  19. E46 General
    Hello all Sorry for the long paragraph but just trying to be as informative as possible. So I have been chasing what I assume was a vacuum leak car is an 02 325i 5spd with almost 161k miles. Replaced both intake boots and the Disa so far( DISA was failing the diaphragm rest and the boots were...
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