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  1. E46 General
    after months of searching I found an e46 that I can afford, is near me and that is in pretty good shape. But I wonder if its worth it. I've been looking and some time to time there is e46 330i ZHP for like 5k. Should I save up more or go for it on this one link:BMW Série 3 d'occasion ...
  2. E46 General
    Hello all, been doing loads of research on multiple cars and deciding to buy an E46. The cars purpose will be daily driving (about 8 miles daily) and occasional road racing. I will be looking at two cars next week one is a 200k mile, manual, 328i that includes service records from "mainly BMW...
  3. Electronics
    So I have a 2002 325xi, all stock electronics, including the stereo. Im looking to do a cheap upgrade, a double din touchscreen. Preferably the in dash ones. I've seen the BOSS one's they sell in autoparts and bestbuy for about $160 to $190. They both have reverse cameras too. I want to know...
  4. E46 General
    ok no rude comments please. I have a 2000 328i automatic with almost 200,000 miles on it. I'm changing the transmission fluid & filter and was wondering if it would be helpful or not to use gasket maker in addition to the actual gasket. I'm just learning about cars and I only have you YouTube...
  5. E46 General
    Hey guys, so I’m new and feel I’d receive the best insight here. I appreciate all feedback given with all things considered. Here’s the situation: I have an 02 330xi with about 146k miles, great condition inside and out except for under the hood. It rode fine for the first year and a half I got...
  6. Electronics
    Hey guys, Recently put a new head unit in my car. an 00 328ci. pretty much all original speakers are blown and sounds bad when the music is somewhat loud. anyways I see so many options online for speakers and was wondering if anybody recommends anything, also does anybody know the exact sizes...
  7. E46 Touring
    I just purchased a 2004 325iT and the driver's-side headlight is out - the xenon doesn't work, the daytime running light does. The previous owner told me that his mechanic told him that the bulb and the wiring are fine - it's the ballast that needs replacing. I've done some reading and it...
  8. E46 General
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  9. E46 General
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I came because I wanted some opinions and advice on this. I work at a carmax and I could get a wholesale 2001 BMW 330i with about 111k miles for about $800, but based on the warning lights lit up it may need a new transmission and some work done to the break...
  10. E46 General
    Currently I drive an 07' Volvo S40. The car is dreary and absolutely irritating to drive so I'm in the process of trying to get rid of it. Knocking noise every time I start it up, check engine light for O2 sensor, goes through a qt of oil every 200 miles, and the interior feels like its about to...
  11. E46 General
    Hello E46 fanatics, new member here with my E46 330ci lemon. So here I am having a difficulty to choose from spark plugs, In local shops sales people are pushing nkg plugs. But never listen to the shop staff they will always say good things about theirs stock. So far I have considered...
  12. E46 General
    Good day bimmer enthusiasts, The Situation: As of a few days ago, I decided to register for my first high performance driving school. Having been apart of the CCA since earlier this year, I finally decided it was time to meet the other members of my local Tarheel Chapter and take part in...
  13. E46 General
    I need help, i just bought csl rims and tires and the rears rub the fender and the bumper. Rolling my fenders wont help because it would still rub the bumper. So I did research and found out that you can add height by putting a rubber spacer at the top of your spring. Does anyone have...
  14. E46 General
    Hello E46 fanatics. I have been deciding on a short shifter kit to put on my 2005 330Ci, any tips on which one would be best? Looking for the one that's not cheap, but not too expensive. A few results I've seen so far are: Option#1- B&M "Precision short shifter" for 230$ on Amazon. Looks solid...
  15. Motorsports, Track
    Hi everyone, I've just bought a 2000 e46 330ci with the aim to turn it into a track car but with a budget in mind so I'm not going crazy. My idea is to strip weight, buckets seats/harness, upgrade brakes, add some decent coilovers at some point and then things like decent tyres. The other idea...
  16. E46 General
    Hello, I recently bought a 2003 BMW E46 330ci. My main goal is to build the car for drifting. One of my main worries is the engine. Is the engine tough enough to be bashed for a whole drift-event. If the stock engine is not good enough what are the known mods made to those cars for it to last. I...
  17. E46 XI
    I am most likely purchasing a 2003 330xi 5speed on Wednesday if it ends up being as clean as the dude says. He is asking $4000, but I am going to try to get it down to around $3500. I have only ever owned Nissan vehicles up until now, so no experience with BMW. I am going to look at it with my...
  18. E46 General
    So i got my 2001 325ci almost a month ago, have been adding little aesthetic mods to it such as angel eyes, led corners and sides and repainting scratched up bumpers, etc. In two weeks once I get it perfectly cleaned up I'll be looking to mod it for performance gains. Any suggestions as to what...
  19. E46 General
    Hi, I have a 2001 325ci. Very well maintained, no rust on the bottom side. It has been sprayed with some rubbery anti-rust material and looks very well. The car is 14 years old and needs the Trailing Arm Bushings replaced. As of now, the rear subframe looks intact. My question is: what are the...
  20. E46 General
    Hey guys, I am turning 16 in October and have $5,000 in hand right now. I want to spend a maximum of $6,000 on the car itself. I am looking for a 325i from 02'-04', but I need some advice on maintenance costs. I know BMW's are very expensive to maintain as my dad has an 07' 750i and my mom has a...
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