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  1. E46 General
    Hi so I'm new to the e46 family but I have a fair understanding of cars. My current issues are my coolant light is on, my engine overheats pretty quick, my engine light is on, and my car goes into limp mode when accelerating quick. I replaced the battery (good connection), the water pump, the...
  2. E46 General
    Hi guys, new to the forum, I’ve got a 2004 320i touring, 104,000 miles. I changed my suspension springs over the weekend, since I’ve changed them im getting a flapping noise from front right wheel, sounds like the guard behind the disc. But I’ve jacked the car up, wheel off and nothing is loose...
  3. E46 General
    Hi there I have the following issue with my 2003 E46 325i Automatic touring 110,000 miles on the clock (I use premium fuel when i fill her up) Normally around 40mph and holding my speed the idle will drop and the car will make a grinding noise and then the idle will go back to normal (this...
  4. E46 Introductions
    Hi all, I've been lurking on all the various BMW forums for the better part of 10 years. My dad bought an E46 318i SE in 2004 (we still have it @ 70k miles) and I've had a soft spot for the E46 ever since. I've wanted my own ever since (to keep forever as a daily - I have 'simple' taste) and...
  5. E46 General
    Hi guys.. Got a big knock sound (and jolt felt) when shifting from Drive into Reverse and vice versa. Just had the Diff mount changed which was on its way out but the issue remains unchanged. Got told there is a bit of backlash in the diff and an oil change might help. Any experience of this...
  6. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hey all, Ive got a curious question regard the auto trans across the ENTIRE E46 line up. More specifically what determines wether a car has a steptronic trans or not. Based on this site: (within the year) https://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/bmw/3-series_e46/3-series_e46-1_sedan/1999.html...
  7. Engine Swaps
    Ight so im going to jump straight into it. Ive just purchased my new pride and joy, a very clean 325ci with only 140,000KM on the clock. Car cost me just under $2k but has a blown head gasket. I'm on a strict budget for this car. The old lady i bought it off only babied it and never went hard...
  8. E46 General
    Ever since I bought my zhp about a year ago there has been a rattling in the door when going over bumps if the window isn't up (maybe a broken clip holding the window) but the window was going up and down fine until recently so I ignored it. In the last month or so my auto down has stopped...
  9. E46 XI
    Hello there! I have a 330Xi (auto gearbox) with the famous vibration problem. I read multiple threads about this phenomenon and possible solutions but nothing helped. The following things has been replaced: oil in transmission, oil in rear diff, the whole CCV system, spark plugs, the DISA valve...
  10. E46 General
    I have a E46 320i 2004 auto (94,500km OR 58719miles) and for the most part it's been well with me lol :tsk: After it been parked up 3 months I have come back to it and it's a pain to drive. When coming to a stop, the revs drop down to 750 and the car vibrates (not the sort to cut out) and...
  11. E46 General
    Hello, first post. I was curious if anyone has ever done something like this (haven't found anything after days of searching) and was curious if anyone may know what needs to be done if it is possible. If I'm correct the auto uses the same tranny as the steptronic, so I assume all that would...
  12. E46 General
    Hey Fanatics We drive Bmws for their luxury and sport not for their convience and affordability. My question is does anyone know whether there is a procedure for making a new to the car "automatic" Tranny compatible with my e46 after a Tranny swap and if so can it be done with INPA NCSexpert...
  13. E46 General
    Ah, haven't had to create a thread in a while. I've been quietly asking myself if my auto is shifting differently due to my bad VANOS seals that I refuse to replace. This is all pertaining to light/slow acceleration, like around town. I drove my friends 330Ci and that thing shifted really early...
  14. E46 General
    To summarise I'm having problems with the automatic transmission in my 2000 reg E46 330D with 150,000 miles on the clock. I've had it for a couple of months and apart from a slight thump when selecting 4th gear the transmission has been trouble free until ... A few weeks ago on a particularly...
  15. E46 General
    I have a 03 330i. It's a auto and the transmission slips and it don't shift right. I'm building the car for track days, so obviously I want to put a manual transmission in it. I found a 2000 323i with a 5speed for a pretty good price. Will the driveshaft mate to my diff? Can I use the flywheel...
  16. E46 General
    Looking to do a 5 Spd swap. Couldn't find the answer to my question: If I have a ZF auto, would I be able to fit a Getrag Manual? Or, If I have a GM auto, would I be able to put a ZF Manual in? My 2001 325i 's Steptronic auto is starting to lose the torque converter so I'm looking to swap...
  17. E46 General
    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum here. I already searched high and low for the answer to my problem, but I'm struggling. I just purchased a 2004 BMW 330xi w/o Premium Package. It has the rain sensor, but not the auto dimming rear view mirror. My old car is a 2003 BMW 325xi w/ Premium Package, it...
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