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  1. General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I have been researching all day about how to install an oil catch can in my e46 touring 2L 318i n42. However, all I can find is reference to the 6 cylinder engines. has anybody actually fitted a catch can in the 2L n42? If so, have you got any photos or guidance on whether it’s worth...
  2. General E46 Forum
    Hello, I am feeling pretty guilty as I recently added 1 quart/litre of engine oil to my m54 while the engine was running. I know it is probably stupid thing to do, I was in a hurry and did not realize it. The car is 2003 325i Touring. Right now I feel pretty bad about it and I would like to ask...
  3. General E46 Forum
    Hi all. i am hoping to pick your brains if I may. i have the dreaded coolant light coming on in my 2004 E46 318i n42 touring. i have replaced the radiator, upper hose, lower hose, expansion tank, auto gearbox thermostat, coolant level sensor, thermostat hose and have used the correct bmw coolant...
  4. General E46 Forum
    I am thinking about buying a 2004 325i. I have never owned a BMW before; so I thought I would ask here about the known issues and maintenance costs of this type of vehicle. I read the sticky for the 10 most common repairs. I am very mechanically inclined and have lots of tools. I drive...
  5. ///M3 Forum
    I have an opportunity to buy one of two M3 coupes. The specs for each differ in material ways which I’ll outline below. As a community of experienced and educated E46 and M3 specialists, I was hoping to ping the brain trust for direction. Below are the stats of both cars: Car A Year: 2003...
  6. General E46 Forum
    I'm working now and I'm about to buy my first car, which is also gonna be my dream car. :woot::woot: i'm trying to figure some things out so i got questions that i need answers to.. first of aalll i read online that if i want to ugrade the suspension and lower the car, i need to put in strut...
  7. General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have fitted powerflow custom exhausts to a couple of my previous cars and have been pleased with results. Has anyone got any experience/suggestions on fitting one to my 330ci. Main reason behind my consideration is the cost, yes we would all love to fit top of the range performance...
  8. General E46 Forum
    Hi, there! I am currently trying to diagnose a starter problem with my '02 325xi, but am really getting tired of shelling out money for repairs and want to be more self-reliant and capable on my own. I have a Bentley E46 service manual, and have replaced my own motor mounts, but that is about...
  9. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys! I am about to purchase my first e46 and I've been looking for forums and I believe I found the best one... I wanted to start off by introducing myself. My name is Brad and I live in West Palm Beach, FL. The e46 will be my first car as I am turning 16 in October. I used to be into...
  10. General E46 Forum
    okay, so i found a good deal on brand new set of 2 Avantgarde m310 20x8.5 with 30mm offset 5x120 bolt pattern and 2 brand new Avantgarde m310 20x10 with 38mm offset. The guy owns his own business and mounted theses wheels on a car, customer didnt like them so took them right back off and somehow...
  11. Tire & Wheel Forum
    okay, so i found a good deal on brand new set of 2 Avantgarde m310 20x8.5 with 30mm offset 5x120 bolt pattern and 2 brand new Avantgarde m310 20x10 with 38mm offset. The guy owns his own business and mounted theses wheels on a car, customer didnt like them so took them right back off and somehow...
  12. E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    Hello all, this Is my first post and I'm interested in being the proud new owner of a BMW. the car listed here http://wwwa.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/3%20Series/LONDON/Ontario/5_15820785_20111107134109813/?ursrc=hl&showcpo=ShowCPO I was also looking at this model that has all wheel drive...
  13. California
    Okay guys I'm thinking about getting a new muffler and I'll be getting a Magnaflow, the link below is the muffler I'm thinking of getting. http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/shopexd.asp?zone=main&id=10427 I've been looking at some forums, and people always mention a resonator delete when it...
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    I have made phone calls, searched and emailed as many vendors as I could find with no success of finding a solid aluminum radiator for my auto 2003 330i. Is there a company out there that sells one besides Zionsville for $1200? :thumbdwn: It is an auto which seems to be the fault of the car in...
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