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  1. E46 General
    I have a 2002 325xi wagon which was running perfectly until one day I left town for a 2 week work trip, after which I came back to a completely dead battery. I connected a jump starter to the terminal under the hood and got it to start, but when I disconnect the jump starter the car would die. I...
  2. E46 General
    Hey, I have been working on fixing up an old 2005 325xi for a while now. We had to engine swap it. It's a slightly different engine, but everything was virtually the same. I wish I could scan to figure this out, but my OBDII port is currently broken (I have another thread that remains...
  3. Complete Cars
    SOLD! Goodbye E46, it was fun while it lasted.
    $6,000 USD
  4. E46 General
    I recently bought a 2005 325xi, and my OBDII is not communicating with any of the 3 readers we have tried. 2 of the 3 cost over 15,000$. We had to swap the engine due to a piston exploding in the old one, but the new engine starts and runs fine. I did notice that the engine numbers were slightly...
  5. E46 General
    My 2003 325xi's coolant light has recently been turning on and off, I've noticed that the coolant tank's bob has been at the min. every time I go to start the car but quickly goes up to max with a small amount of water added to it. The temp gauge is balanced and doesn't ever move past or below...
  6. Suspension, Brakes
    Hey guys, I have a 325xi 05 and I was wondering if anyone here had any expierence with coils on their xi/ what coilovers would be good for me. I’ve heard some mixed things about putting coils on the xi but i think it’s definitely the way i’m gonna go. The few i’ve been looking at are these...
  7. E46 General
    I am currently in the process of doing a power steering line overhaul on my 01 325xi. Simple job I thought. I thought wrong. As I was trying to take the return line off, the plastic ring badly cracked. I’ve tried for like 2 hours a bunch of different ideas to get it off involving grabbing...
  8. E46 General
    I've been noticing that only when I get my sedan washed at a machine car wash (touchless), I get water leaking into the right side of the trunk. It's leaking onto the felt panel on the right side above the inner wheel house. It never seems to happen when I hand wash it. Was wondering if anyone...
  9. Engine Swaps
    I got a good deal on a low mileage 3l engine from a wrecked z3 of the same year and I want to make sure that all the mounts are the exact same. Both cars are automatic and I know I’ll have to switch over oil pan and get a 330xi tune
  10. E46 General
    I am wondering if anybody knows what causes this noise? I got the video off YouTube but it sounds exactly like what I am experiencing. I hear it mainly when going uphill. Recently had it into a shop and was told my front end is all good but that is where I feel this is coming from... Recently...
  11. E46 General
    Hi all, I am reposting this as it seems my last post might have died with no real answers/directions. I am wondering if anybody knows what causes this noise? I got the video off YouTube but it sounds exactly like what I am experiencing. Recently had it into a shop and was told my front end is...
  12. E46 General
    This is a weird one. I recently changed the transmission fluid on my 2004 325xi, but i have a problem. For a little while now there are some moments when i put my car in drive and I rev but it didn't move, then put it in manual, and put in first gear and all is well with the world. It's mostly...
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    I got this car back in November and have slowly been working through its problems which seem to be never ending. When I first picked it up I noticed that it had a shake in the steering when braking and a slight vibration when driving at highway speeds. So far I have replaced the rear struts...
  14. E46 Introductions
    👋 Have you ever contemplated selling your car and then fallen in love with it even more? That's where I am with my 2003 325xi. Seems like it could go forever, but it also has $24k of maintenance records. :LOL: Luxury tank in the snow.
  15. E46 General
    Just bought this car. Everything drives fines no dents or scratches very clean and sleek. Car has exactly 92,000 miles and want to do the basic maintenance myself. What do y’all recommend I change/flush and consider looking at in the future for failure ? Can y’all also drop some websites down...
  16. E46 General
    First time post, lurking for the last few months on this forum to repair my 02 325xi with 249k miles. I bought the car as a project, love fixing and tinkering with it in my spare time. I only have code P1085: fuel control mixture limit too lean bank 2 sensor 1. I’ve read JFOJ’s huge post, and...
  17. E46 XI
    I'm trying to get better at doing fast starts with my manual 325xi, but I'm wonder what the best launching rpm is. I just overrevved it and had my clutch slip like crazy so I figured instead of doing trial and error I'd just ask the forum. Btw, I know the 325xi isn't a super fast car but I'd...
  18. E46 XI
    Hey all, I have a strange one that I cannot solve. I have a 2003 325xi, 5sp with 173k miles. I’ve only had it about 3 months and it’s driven fine, but during a plug change, noticed oil down in a couple of the plug holes. So a couple of weeks ago, pulled it into my garage and changed the...
  19. E46 XI
    Hi all - I was sent here from Bimmerforums, and was told you folks have forgotten more than I'll ever know about my car, so hopefully you can help! I picked up a 2003 325XI over the weekend for $1600, knowing it had a few issues. Its got 129k on the clock. I've been a DIY mechanic for the...
  20. E46 General
    So I bought this 02 325xi off someone knowing it had a few issues. I'm a little worried right now though because of all the codes that just popped up for me, when I first ran the scan only 2 popped up, now its 8. They are as follow P0300, P1347, P1345, P1343, P0171, P0174, P0183, P0185. I...
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