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  1. Please help this rookie and idiot? 325i automatic trans to a 330xi? Possible?

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi, im new here to the site. I bought my first bmw, 330xi and fell in love with it. Always wanted one since i was a kid but could never afford one growing up. So, i get my first BMW, a 330xi after seeing an add online stating all that was wrong was that it needed a new heater core. After reading...
  2. 2003 330xi - E1 - Aftercat fuel trim system Cyl #1-3 (Bank 1, Post Cat) | P 2096

    E46 Xi Forum
    2003 330xi - E1 - Aftercat fuel trim system Cyl #1-3 (Bank 1, Post Cat) | P 2096 Hi everyone. I'm currently getting this elusive code. I've done the intake books and O2 sensors post cat. DISA valve was redone with the aluminum kit. I have on order the fluorosilicone ring for the DISA valve. I...
  3. 02 Pilot Mod by default / preinstalled from factory? 05/2001 330xi auto

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, new member here! I recently bought an automatic 330xi from a friend 180k km, he changed the whole cooling system; the system was exploding because over-pressure, resulted to be a head gasket that previous owner didn't told but admitted she knew. He sold it to me for 1500€ and I...
  4. 330xi tranny replacement/swap

    E46 Xi Forum
    Im looking to make around 500 horsepower (and eventually more) with a 330xi and the stock tranny can only handle about half of that. Im hoping for some recommendations and tips on transmissions that can handle the hp and the awd.
  5. Beginner BMW owner lookin for info! (05' 330xi)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I recently purchased my first BMW, its an 05' 330XI and I wanted to start putting some money into it, but from everything to aftermarket to just basic tune up things I have no idea where to look, what to look for, brands to look for or anything. Im literally looking for ANY relevant...
  6. My New Project

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone! This is my first post ever! 2 days ago I bought my first car ever: 2003 BMW E46 330xi! The car has 203,xxx miles. And it is so much fun! What do you guys think?? I am really excited to work on this car and get it semi-perfect - M54 In-line 6 engine (228 horsepower) - 5 speed...
  7. FS: Very Nice '05 330xi with bad engine (Springfield, Virginia)

    Complete Cars - Private
    Pictures here: Note: I added more pics in the first reply to this post. ++++++++++++ I bought this very nice auto transmission 2005 330xi with 141,XXX miles less than a year ago. It's a...
  8. Transmission problem - Sometimes will engage then it will not???

    E46 Xi Forum
    I have a 2001 330xi and while driving it I lost power to the wheels and had it towed to a mechanic. He is trying to diagnose the problem and he told me sometimes the transmission works and sometimes it doesn’t. You’ll shift it into park and you’ll hear a grinding noise like it’s trying to shift...
  9. 04 330xi help

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I recently purchased a 04 330xi. When driving normally I hear a clunk sound from under the car it sounds like it could be the CSB but I am unsure. One more thing, when going from reverse to drive the back end of the car shakes violently and when I hit around 3-4k rpm from a stopped...
  10. 330xi vs 330i Front Sub-frame / Mechanical Differences

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey all, Just curious on what the mechanical differences are between the 330xi and 330i front sub-frame. Basically differences in AWD and RWD drive trains. I should say I'm looking for the physical differences in how they are mounted / put together. Thanks Guys!
  11. 2004 and 2005 330xi

    E46 Xi Forum
    hello i am looking for your advice on maintenance and performance enhancements on the 330xi. i purchased the 330xi new back in 2004 and really never wanted anything else. the cooling system failed a couple of years ago and was completely replaced by the dealer, then a very bad oil burn...
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  13. my new 2003 330xi

    The Showroom
    an ebay find! tossed in a lowball bid, didn't expect it to hold up - but it did, and this nicely maintained 3.0 liter AWD E46 is ooooooofficially MINE! yes, it has a slushbox. that said, i am incredibly impressed with its responsiveness, shifts are smooth and the sport mode is eager, keeps the...
  14. Chirping noise coming from the engine compartment.

    General E46 Forum
    2003 BMW 330xi: This has started happening recently. Whenever I start the car (especially cold) there is a cricket-like chirping noise coming form the engine compartment. This noise confuses and concerns me because I put completely new belts, tensioners, and pulleys on the engine (back in mid...
  15. Aftercat 02 sensor voltage 1-3 and 4-6

    E46 Xi Forum
    2003 330 XI - Hi I just got new sensors put in so I can prep for inspection. On my way home, the check engine light came back on. I check the codes and it says: Aftercat 02 sensor voltage 1-3 and 4-6 What does this mean, voltage too high? Too low? Please help and thanks.
  16. Is this a proper alignment for my 2001 330xi?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi all, Please see the picture attached that shows the alignment done on my 330xi. Is this a job well done, or not? The mechanics said that they cannot correct the camber. Car drives well now, no pulling to either side. Cheers, fanatic
  17. Buying my first e46 330xi

    General E46 Forum
    Okay so i just bought bought my first car and it happened to be a e46 bmw. Now the car seemed to run good and everything.. drove it on the highway and no problems. Not even a week later im driving home and white smoke is coming from the front of my car also from my exhaust as well. The...
  18. Right tires on my wheels? How much PSI?

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    Hi all, I have these tires on my 2001, 330xi (see pics). They are 215/45R17 91H (see pictures). First, I am wondering if these are OK on my car ( I bought it quite recently and get now more into making sure all is fine). Reason I got started with the tires is that I wanted to pump them up...
  19. Need to clean and potentially replace exhaust vanos

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, My exhaust vanos has problems (2001, 330 XI), and I am going to clean it. In case it's still giving errors I will replace it. Please allow a few questions, I'm quite new to this: Is it correct that intake and exhaust vanos are exactly the same (M54 engine)? The OEM part is this I...
  20. Air Distribution Hose

    General E46 Forum
    My mechanic has informed me my air distribution hose has a leak. The 'service engine' light is on and the car chokes and acts like it may die at dead stops. The leak is after the air sensor. How important and/or urgent is this repair? What further damage can occur if I neglect this leaky hose?