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  1. E46 as a first car?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, i am currently 15 years old and can get my learners in 8 months, i have always dreamed of owning a E46 before i was 16. Now before people tell me they are high maintenance i do understand but i also have a lot of experience with them as i have done multiple repairs on my parents 325i and...
  2. '02 325i making a new noise. YouTube vid included.

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all I think the "help a noob" tag is the most fitting for this one First time poster though have used the site a handful of times already. I had a quick search through the forums to try and find an answer to my question though there are a lot of posts about new weird noises so it was like...
  3. Bad fuel-pump symptoms?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi. I have an E46 325i that is "idle-hunting" The idle goes up and down. I've replaced and checked alot of different things to fix this such as Vanos seals, DISA-valve, intake boots, ICV and some more parts, but I haven't been able to solve it. Now I'm suspecting a bad fuel-pump. But...
  4. 325i rough idle - bad injectors?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I've been struggling with a problem with my 325i engine in my BMW e46 325ci for a long time now. The idle is jumping up and down until it most often settles at 800rpm but sometimes it stalls. Also sometimes the car is veeery weak when starting from a stop. I've changed most things I've come...
  5. O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean

    General E46 Forum
    My car recently got engine code P2195 with the description O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean, I also got two pending codes P2197 and P2195. Bellow I have attached Freeze Frame data and a 5 minute warm idle. What I do see is both bank 1 and bank 2 fuel trims are ~27% which calls for a really lean...
  6. Le sigh ... Valvetronic / sensor problems. Wins, losses, and a stubborn problem.

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    U.S.-spec e90 2006 BMW 325i (pre-April '06). 3.0L N52B30AE engine (n/a, port injection). 155K miles, automatic, no mods. All faults/data read with iCarsoft reader. After a year of driving my car, 5 months or so ago I started experiencing some intermittent misfires. I replaced a different coil...
  7. Can I still use a torque converter with the guide shaft broken? (temporally)

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2002 bmw 325i, and my flex plate broke because the transmission bolts came loose on me, I replaced that but didnt set my torque converter back in right and the shaft that goes into the flywheel snapped off. I was wondering if was ok to use the same torque converter until I can afford...
  8. Can't track down 325i shuddering/idle problem

    General E46 Forum
    Okay, so I have a 2001 325i and it recently started intermittently shuddering while driving, mostly at highway speeds but sometimes while driving in town. This only happens when the car is not under a large load or accelerating, just when cruising at a constant throttle. The car also...
  9. FS: E46 Brand New & Like New OEM Parts & Accessories

    Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI
    ***Prices Have Just Been Reduced*** I have the following parts for sale: - OEM matte chrome (silver) interior trim moldings - excellent condition, full set of 8 pieces, fits all E46 sedans, part #51169416202 - SOLD - OEM matte chrome (silver) & leather automatic shift knob - excellent...
  10. E46 AC not working

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, So just a couple days ago I was putting in an aftermarket radio in my 2003 325i (sedan) and when I put the dash all back together I noticed my AC stopped working. I did some research and read that replacing the AC unit would work. So I picked one up for $30 on ebay but not even...
  11. Second bmw as a parts car?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all. New to the forum here and have a question? Recently I picked up 2004 330ci convertible. Car has few issues like a clocking noise from the rear at acceleration, bad abs and and oxygen sensors etc. Looks to me like car was neglected. But I like the bimmer. Now i came across (thinking...
  12. Delivery Job With 325I

    General E46 Forum
    So, What do you guys think? Its with Skip The Dishes, similar to GrubHub or DoorDash.... The pay is usually minimum of 15 per hour each shift so far with delivery fees and tips. Plus bonuses the pay is decent... BUT.... I'm in an 05 325I, I get about 18-20 MPG in the city, thats not to bad...
  13. 325i Power Mods

    General E46 Forum
    Besides intake, gearing, suspension, wheels, and exhaust, is there anything that would give my 325i sedan any more power? Please don't say "Just buy a 330" I have a fairly large budget for this.
  14. New to forum, could use some help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! So I've been searching the forum and haven't found a thread with my exact scenario. For starters, I'm broke - so hang in there with me. I bought my 2002 325i in September 2016, 147k miles and one owner, automatic... $4600 (it was financed, im a younger girl, first time buying a car alone...
  15. FS 2005 BMW 325i Partout Multiple ECMs TCMs

    Parting Out
    325i ECMs (2) 525i ECM TCMs Complete partout. Still have almost everything with the car, some parts have just been pulled already. Sold: Driver side speakers Headlights Motor Trans Grilles PM or text 205-531-6616
  16. E46 Sedan FS: 2004 BMW 325i - Original Low Mileage 43k

    Complete Cars - Private
    Price: $10,500 OBO Mileage: 43,xxx Original Miles Location: Collegeville, PA 19468 VIN: WBAEV33454KR33407 (FREE CarFax Available Upon Request) ~ Many more detailed images here: Pristine original low mileage sedan fully loaded for the year/model. Only selling due...
  17. Stuck in Limp-Mode

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2006 325i and it seems to be stuck in limp mode. It has done it a coupe times before but I simply just shut the car off and turned it back on and it would be gone. Now it came on again after I hadn't drove it in a about a week and it was extremely cold out and won't go off. I've...
  18. Bmw transmission limp mode

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, I have a 2002 bmw 325i, with a ZF 5hp19 transmission, I recently changed out some of the transmission fluid with Valvoline MERCON V, I think I ended up putting around 5 bottles in, doing the technique everyone else uses. It was done right. Anyway, a week later, I was driving down the...
  19. Rust help

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I looked around on the forum and online but it wasn't much help. I need your guys' help. I've recently discovered this rust under my fuel cover. I've had this 2002 325i since July 2017. You can see that there was rust here before. The reason that I'm coming to you guys is that...
  20. 2002 e46 --> 2016 435i ZHP edition

    General BMW Model Discussion
    made this upgrade about 8 months ago and never posted this. this is my zhp edition 435i, designed by bmw as an homage to the old zhp 3 series coupe. they only made 50 of these in black. has 30 more horse power than your typical 435i, extra exhaust gurgle in sport mode, a special m-style body...