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  1. Auto trans issue after M54 conversion

    General E46 Forum
    I'm just finishing up my 04 coupe project and I'm having a transmission/TCM issue hopefully someone can help me out with. The car is an 04 sulev M56 car. I bought it with a bad engine (no compression on #5). It ran rough but was able to drive on the trailer and around the driveway. No...
  2. Ordered Meistersatz auto trans filter kit, but received Rein. OK?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I ordered a Meistersatz auto trans filter kit since I had seen many recommendations for it. However, fcp euro sent me one from Rein auto parts instead. Should I let it go back, or would Rein auto also be good? The gasket consists of metal or aluminum on the outside and black rubber on...
  3. Intermittent limp mode and trans warning

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm new to the workings of an e46. I've owned this car about a month and a half and I'm still figuring out its 'quirks.' Two days ago I powered into a turn on a cold engine (just leaving work). Everything was fine until about the end of 3rd gear when the transmission hesitated, the...
  4. auto transmission fluid fill help

    General E46 Forum
    Been having rough shifting lately, so after consulting with two different trans mechanics and lots of forums for the procedure for checking fluid level, I went ahead and got under the car to check the trans fluid level, first thing i noticed was fresh fluid all over the side of my trans...
  5. Automatic Transmission Question

    General E46 Forum
    I booked an appointment to have my Automatic Transmission fluid changed at an indy shop(they had bunch of bmws, and other foreign cars). When I got there the mechanic said he didn't want to change the fluid and filter as it may make the transmission worse. He said he was going to scan it for...
  6. automatic transmission tuning

    General E46 Forum
    hi guys, i'm new in this group or website or ..., i don't know :D . i have a 330ci convertible with ZF5HP19 automatic transmission , and i'm about to tune it without changing my tranny to a manual or SMG one, so i'm not sure someone did this before or not, because i know always manual or smg...
  7. Downshift clunk in rear when approaching stop (Steptronic 320ci)

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, This is my first post here so firstly, hello! This forum has been incredibly useful to me, and I hope to make myself a useful member of this community. My car: 2003 E46 320ci (pre-facelift) with 320,000 km (~200,000 miles) on the odometer. Steptronic transmission. Not sure if ZF or...
  8. E46 Convertible 2001 330Ci Convertible Automatic 104K miles

    Complete Cars - Private
    I am selling my daughter's 2001 BMW 330CI Convertible. It features the optional Automatic Top that goes up or down with the touch of a button. The color is Steel Gray Metallic with a rare Oxblood Red leather interior. There is normal wear on the bolster of the driver side seat as shown in the...
  9. Dependable transmission rebuilder LA area?

    General E46 Forum
    Wife's '01 325i is pushing 183K on the odometer. I've done the usual known issue fixes like coolant/thermo neck, cam position sensor, window lift motors, replaced exterior bulbs many times (although the grounding mod seems to be helping). I had a ATF drain and fill done at 100K miles and...
  10. Automatic Transmission Shifts Between Gears Hard???

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello everyone! My name is David. I recently purchased my first car and my first BMW, a 2001 325xi with 119k miles for only 2200$ !!!. It was love at first sight considering all of my friends are JDM fanboys :thumbdwn: I replaced all my filters and spark plugs and now I have a proble . When I...
  11. Parting Out 2003 BMW 330i

    Parting Out
    Parting out my E46 sedan's engine and transmission, and interior. Interior is Dove Grey. Front heated seats. Driver's side has some bolster wear but besides that its all in good condition. M54 3.0 Engine and auto trans-- $1000 plus cost to get it pulled. All Door panels and seats front and...
  12. WTB: Transmission Range Sensor for 5spd AUTO ZF Gearbox

    Engine & Performance
    Looking for the Transmission Range Sensor for the 5spd Auto ZF Transmission.
  13. Yet another automatic transmission question

    General E46 Forum
    So I just did my first automatic transmission drain/filter/fill on a 2001 with 138k miles, I was one of those who swallowed the "lifetime fill" pill whole. What a pain in the :censor: I was only able to fill in 6 quarts before it started dribbling out (after getting up to temp and cycling...
  14. Tranmission Oil Pan Bolts

    General E46 Forum
    I'm getting ready for a automatic transmission fluid/filter change and I am planning on reusing my bolts. Bentley notes, use new sump bolts or coat with Loctite. Those of you who have done this job, have you used your old bolts? Which version of Loctite did you use? I heard someplace "medium...
  15. E46 330 2005 330CI ZHP - Low Miles (45K) - $18,950

    Complete Cars - Private
    2005 BMW 330CI ZHP: • Titanium Silver Metallic • Black Leather Interior • Only 45,000 Miles • Automatic Transmission (Steptronic) • 3.0 liter V6 Engine • Fully Loaded • ZHP Performance Package Features: • Power adjusted, heated front seats (seriously the most comfortable seats you will ever sit...
  16. E46 325 2003 325XI Automatic Transmission

    Engine & Performance
    I have a good 325XI (GM) auto transmission that I removed from my son's 2003 325XI when we did a 5sp manual conversion. The transmission was in good working order when we removed it from the car. The car does not have the original instument cluster so I estimate 135K miles based on the carfax...
  17. Has anyone used Seafoam Trans Tune in there Automatic transmission acting up.

    General E46 Forum
    Has anyone used Seafoam Trans Tune or something like that in there transmission. I am having a problem with it not wanting to move when it is cold(Minnesota 15 degrees) and has not been run (over night), It will move slow and revs fast. Once that happens, transmission comes out of the...
  18. E46 323ci Steptronic question, Fluid coming out of transmission Breather, HELP!

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have a 2000 323ci 153k with an steptronic automatic Transmission GM built. I'm having a couple of issues with my tranny. First off, I live in Minnesota and it has been cold here and averaging 15 degree's out side. I'm not sure if the issues are because of cold. First Problem, when the car is...
  19. E46 Convertible 2002 Grauguen metallic 330ci for sale. Asking $11.5

    Complete Cars - Private
    Hey guys, I'm looking to sell my 330 so I can buy an M3. It has always been garage kept and rarely driven in the winter. I am the original owner and put every mile on it. It has 99,018 on it over 10 years. It has tan interior. I've never seen that color combo on the convertible, only seen ggm...
  20. Any BMW 325xi auto transmission and misc

    Engine & Performance
    I have an auto transmission out of a 330xi. Im up for any offer. I also have a torque converter, shifter linkage and pedals for sale.
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