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  1. 330ci Auto - Knock when shifting between Drive and Reverse

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  2. E46 Automatic Transmissions

    Driveline, Engine & DME 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...
  3. M54 to M52Tu swap Urgent

    E46 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...
  4. 330ci Auto down not working

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  5. Vibration at idle

    E46 Xi Forum
    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...
  6. E46 330 SOLD: E46 2005 330i Sedan - Orient Blue Metallic

    Complete Cars - Private
    My 2005 330i was the final year for the E46 sedan. No accidents beyond a passenger sideview mirror-to-mailbox collision, requiring a new painted mirror cover and replacement heated mirror glass. Overall condition of the vehicle is good: on the interior there are no tears or large cracks on the...
  7. E46 Transmission Help

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  8. Can an automatic be changed to a steptronic?

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  9. Understanding your Limp Mode

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  10. SOLD: 2004 330xi alpine white NY

    Complete Cars - Private
    Sold
  11. 328 autos: lets talk shifting

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  12. E46 330D 2000 M57D30 A5S390R auto transmission woes

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  13. Parting out 04 325i auto, ~120k miles, rear passenger side damaged

    Parting Out
    Gone Gone Gone Car is gone. Thanks for the interest.
  14. What can I use off this parts car?

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  15. e46 5 Speed Swap

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  16. Auto Dimming Rear View Retrofit Trouble

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  17. Any E46 Reman Auto ZF Transmission for sale

    Parting Out
    I'm taking offers on a professionally remanufactured ZF automatic transmission from a 2001 330ci with appox 30k on it since the rebuilt. donor car is being swapped to a manual. I have no need for it. Will ship if need be. Hit me up. text is best. I'm in Pittsburgh, PA Thanks 724.601.7169 James
  18. FS: ZF Auto Tranny LOW MILES from 2003 330 AND driveshaft! BAY AREA

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    For sale is my 5 speed automatic ZF transmission and driveshaft both with only 74K miles on them. Pulled from the car in perfect working condition. asking $500 OBO for tranny and $175 OBO for auto driveshaft. make me offers! :thumbsup:
  19. FS automatic transmission with everything

    Engine & Performance
    I am selling my steptronic auto tranny from my 2003 330Ci and all the parts that go along with it needed for anyone who would want to do an auto swap. Great for someone who has a normal old auto and wants the steptronic one; could even wire it to paddle shifters.Transmission has 74K miles on it...
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