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  1. Europe
    I want to share BMW E46 330d Automatic transmission GM 5L40-E replacement + oil and filter change . I did it just few days ago, please feel free to ask me any questions 😊 . More info in the video description 👇👇👇
  2. Engine Swaps
    Hey I am planning on LS swapping my 325i but have a few questions if any of you can help. My first question is am I able to use my stock automatic transmission with the LS? And second would how hard is it to hook the motor up to all the BMW electronics?
  3. E46 General
    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...
  4. E46 General
    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...
  5. E46 General
    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...
  6. E46 General
    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...
  7. E46 General
    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...
  8. E46 General
    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...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    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...
  11. E46 XI
    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...
  12. E46 General
    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...
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. E46 General
    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...
  15. E46 XI
    I live out in the country in Iowa and all we have now are 4x4s. I am looking to get a 330xi because of the awd. The reason I have to have 4wd/awd is I live on a steep lane that sometimes goes unplowed. I know once it is plowed, I can make it in anything. I just want to know if it will make it...
  16. E46 General
    Does anyone know the specific differences between an XI transmission and an i transmission? YES, I understand that the xi has a transfer case, but are there internal differences that make the XI tranny more robust than an I's. Does the xi have a special mount that the transfer case bolts onto? I...
  17. E46 General
    I’m experiencing multiple problems with my 2004 325I and I would like to get some opinions before taking it to the shop. Sorry for the long post. Problem 1: I have seen similar symptoms on in the forum but always with manuals and not automatics. While cruising at highway speeds, if I...
  18. E46 XI
    Car: e46 330xd 2003 make, 217.000 KMs Problem-Symptoms: 1- It started almost a month ago, while automatic gearbox shifting from 4 to 5, around 115-120 km/h and RPM around 1800-2100 car starts shaking strongly, when i push the gas little bit more RPM jumps to 2500 and shaking stops. 2- It was...
  19. E46 General
    Hi Everyone, I'm in need of some advice and experience. My 2001 330xi (106k mi.) transmission has been acting a little odd for a while. The problem is most noticeable when I'm in "manual" mode. When I'm cruising down the road in any gear at any speed and I press the accelerator pedal the RPM...
  20. E46 General
    I'm starting a new thread for this issue, since I think it's separate from my rough engine issues that are now pretty much gone. (Yay!) Here are the symptoms: Starting out from a complete stop or from slowly coasting along is sometimes sluggish/not immediately responsive. The car lurches a...
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