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  1. 2000 320d - is it the turbo?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I'm new here. :hi: I have a nagging problem with the acceleration on my 2000 E46 320d (136hp). The problem being... there is almost no acceleration. In short, no acceleration before 2000 rpm, the car starts to go only from 2500rpm. No smoke whatsoever. 0-100 in 17s and at 170-180Km/h...
  2. 2005 330ci acceleration lagging

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    I'll try to explain this situation as detailed as possible given the fact that there could be many causes; my "Service Engine Soon" light turned on and my car was showing a misfire in cylinders 1 and 5 as well as feeling shaky when idle. I changed all the spark plugs and coils and the car seemed...
  3. Acceleration/Idle Probelm

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, Before I bagged on for not searching various for the forums, I can attest that i did search the internet and have not found anything that fits my specific problem to a tee. (possibly I am just misunderstanding what someone else wrote) Any help would be greatly appreciated '00...
  4. 2004 330Ci - Ask for more power on the highway, get LESS?

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    Hi all, I have a 2004 330Ci auto vert, and I've been looking for the answer to my problem, but every thread I find isn't quite the same as my problem, so I thought I'd ask it here When I'm driving down the highway at normal highway speeds around 2250 RPM, a lot of the time if I wish to...
  5. Yet Another xi Vibration Issue

    E46 Xi Forum
    I just bought a 330xi with quite a few problems, I've fixed the CSB/flex disc, new rear shocks, also new brake discs and new pads all around, + a bunch of little things for inspection. When I put the car in gear and release the clutch I hear a low pitched clunk as the drivetrain engages. When...
  6. My shifts are @ different intervals than others, do I have a differential swap/upgrd?

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    Ran out of room in the title. I assure you I can spell. Anyway, I've been looking up other peoples 0-60 in car videos for the helluvit and noticed I have to change to 3rd before I hit 60, or 100 as I'm in Canada. Here is my vehicle information: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/km05621.pdf Just...
  7. SES light on whistling urgently need help

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey all, This would be my second post on this issue as I have wandered through countless posts with no avail in reaching a solution My car is a 2004 325 with 101,xxx miles on it General description of the problem: - Whistling noise on acceleration, varies with throttle, most noise between...
  8. Whistling on acceleration mystery already replaced intake boots

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, This would be my first post on these forums, happy to be joining the community. I drive an '04 325 with 100,xxx miles on it. After installing a cold air intake, suddenly my car has this terrible whistling noise on acceleration. The pitch of the noise varies with my throttle, and is...
  9. Acceleration jittering or "roller coaster" effect... what causes?

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    Hi all - My 300i "rescue" is really starting to run well, but when accelerating, I occasionally get a kind of jittery feel. Kind of imagine the feeling you get when you are being ratcheted up to the top of a roller coaster, but during acceleration and MUCH more subtle than an actual roller...
  10. Acceleration Hesistation @ low rpm

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    my car is having acceleration hesitation at low rpm when the accelerator is pressed down hard. On soft acceleration the car pulls away fine. I just recently detected a smell of fume (don't know what it is though) when im standing approx. 1m from the side of the car. I'm assuming that has...
  11. 330ci steptronic only managing 0-100kmh in 9 seconds ... What is wrong??

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    2000 BMW 330ci Did a 0-100 Km/h test for the first time a few nights ago. Had a passenger using iPhone as stopwatch and half a tank of gas of 98 octane; traction was turned off and steptronic tranny was in manual mode; I took off from idle (didn't hold the gas and the brake before launch like...
  12. Limp mode after acceleration,I am at a loss.

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    ok,I have a 99 323I recently failed smog.Found a tear in upper intake boot,replaced it,checked lower its good.Changed plugs,oil,o2sensors (pre cat) removed and cleaned maf and air box and filter. Car is running fine until,I merge onto the fwy after a 360 turn accelerate then the gear with the ...
  13. 330Ci Whine / Howl Noise When Turning Under Acceleration

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello to everyone. Recently bought a 330ci auto with 80k miles. I swapped from diesel so now my 3 litre engine sound quite different:) When Im driving my car at any speed with low rev all is good. No noises or nothing. But if I press a pedal a bit harder and start accelerating and than...
  14. Rattling/Chattering Noise Under Acceleration

    General E46 Forum
    My 2001 330ci makes a rattling/chattering noise while under medium/heavy acceleration. I have done all sorts of research and have read threads of similar cases caused from: broken exhaust clamp, heat shield, flex disc, vanos, tensioner, etc. but I'm still unsure. It is difficult for me to...
  15. 99 323i rumble noise in the rain! Help!

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    My 323i has 132k on it, everything is going wrong. Im about to put it into the shop for a big overhaul of the coolant system and replace a first bank cat, and now I've got a new noise: It's pouring out here in east Hampton and driving home today in the rain caused my car to moan and rumble...
  16. Engine Light on, loosing power

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    My engine light keep coming on and off. When the light is off car run smooth no cold starts. But when the light comes on the car looses acceleration and when i try to turn the car on, it doesnt start on the first tried, it will start on the 2nd try. Any ideas what this could be.... The car runs...
  17. Studder on acceleration - and p0102 code

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 325 CiC that has been running great since I purchased it 2 years ago. The only problem was an oil leak, which I had fixed and no leaks since. Currently have 88K miles on it. Recently the car seems to be misfiring, but not consistently. I bought an ODBII Scanner and found out that...
  18. Best Way to get throttle response?

    General E46 Forum
    What do i have to change or clean or upgrade to get a better throttle response?? I know there's quite a few things out there but what is most effective and less of a hassle. Any info would be much appreciated, Thank you guys.:craig:
  19. 325xi Acceleration Issue

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    Today 03:15 PMjgall I have a 2003 325xi with about 1280k miles. The car has developed an intermittent issue that only appears after the car has been driven for 90+ miles at 65-75 mph. At this point, if you come to a stop and then attempt to accelerate, the car shutters violently. However, if...
  20. Slow jumpy Acceleration

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys... So i am very new to e46, i just got 2000 323i about a month ago. I dont really know anything about them. So heres my problem, driving home tonight my acceleration all of a sudden is extremely crappy... :banghead:i put the gas down all the way in first gear and the RPMs go up very...
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