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  1. E46 General
    Hello Everyone. I own a 2004 330i and I'm having some issues. My car has 250xxxkms and has treated me very well minus all the basic maintenance these cars usually need. So basically my car had developed a little mis that didn't seem too concerning to me but based on my vague knowledge I tried...
  2. E46 General
    Hi everyone, An old mentor of mine has a 2002 325i with 200,000 miles on it and I'm thinking of buying it for about $1,200.00. Seems like a good deal but hear me out. The car hasn't seen any real maintenance in the past 10 years or so. He lent it to me for a few months now and I've been loving...
  3. E46 General
    Hi, I've recently purchased a manual 330Ci convertible and experienced a leak in the coolant system. I know this is a common issue so I've replaced all the pipes and pumps and stuff. Ive still got a leak coming from the bottom of the radiator, just above the drain plug. It seems like there is a...
  4. E46 General
    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...
  5. E46 General
    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...
  6. E46 General
    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...
  7. E46 General
    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...
  8. E46 M3
    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...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    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...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. E46 General
    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...
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. Tires, Wheels
    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...
  15. 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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