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  1. '02 330i TiSilv 110k - SCain wannabe ZHP build history, maintenance, upgrades

    General E46 Forum
    WIP Showing my e46 for the first time in a few years. I've always been too critical of my own stuff. Never even had a forum avatar before today. But the past few weeks have been pretty rewarding compared to 4 years of mostly maintenance so I'm feeling finally ready to start this build thread...
  2. My Stock Black 05'325i E46 :D

    The Showroom
    I just became an active member of this great community and had decided to join the bandwagon on sharing a picture of my E46. I love it, keep up the good work guys! :thumbsup:
  3. 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...
  4. 2001 BMW 325xi automatic transmission in gear won't go

    E46 Xi Forum
    Driving along and without warning drive seems to have quit. No matter what gear no go. On Jack stands all wheels and drive lines rotate freely. No noise, no disconnect. Could this be an electrical issue? Fuse (F102=TCM)? I seen this topic before but never resolved. Thx. One note, for about a...
  5. 323Ci Automatic Shift at Redline

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Sorry in advance if I posted in the wrong forum. :hi: I took my 323ci for a fun day at a wet skidtrack, disabled DSC and it slid quite easily and was a lot of fun despite being a open diff automatic. I left it in steptronic mode the whole day and had one downside which was quite annoying when...
  6. FS: Black Auto Leather Shift Knob - OEM Perfect Condition

    Interior
    BMW 325 Black Automatic Leather Shift Knob - Perfect Condition I replaced this shift knob with a metal aftermarket shift knob so this was barely used. Perfect Condition. Fits E39, E46, E38 (96-05) $70
  7. AWD Clunk Going Into Drive/Reverse?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all! New to the forums. Never thought I'd be making one of these posts after all these years reading various FAQs but here I am with an issue that I can't really seem to find any info on. I just bought a 2002 325xi Wagon w/ Automatic transmission with a clunk when I put the car into drive...
  8. Fs: Aluminum shift knob for automatic transmission

    Interior
    also check out the matching brushed aluminum trim kit https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1251047 BMW - ALUMINUM SHIFT KNOB FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION $60 Made by BMW, this shift knob is made with modern shape and material and adds a contemporary look to your interior. Fits: E46 3...
  9. ZF 5HP 19 Transmission Range Sensor

    E46 Touring
    Hi, Long story short: no crank. First I thought it might be the battery on the key so EWS was not recognizing it, but then I noticed that in the small display on the right "P" was missing. After some digging I found out that the sensor (Transmission Range Sensor) which sends the gear leaver...
  10. Can I still use a torque converter with the guide shaft broken? (temporally)

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2002 bmw 325i, and my flex plate broke because the transmission bolts came loose on me, I replaced that but didnt set my torque converter back in right and the shaft that goes into the flywheel snapped off. I was wondering if was ok to use the same torque converter until I can afford...
  11. 325ci Engine Swap

    E46 Engine Swaps
    I have a 2002 325ci with a manual transmission I wanted to know if it would make a difference if I tried to swap another engine, just with lower miles, but coming from an automatic car? Will the bell housing, etc. bolt up the same or would I have to do a conversion?
  12. 323i GM auto to ZF auto

    General E46 Forum
    I have an 2000 323i that was having some transmission issues. Its the GM auto. It had been having trouble shifting sometimes and the fault light would come on. I did the transmission service with Redline D4, seemed to shift better for a while but the problem came back 100 miles or so later and...
  13. WTB: black leather auto shift knob without chrome inlay

    Interior
    Looking to buy a black leather shift knob (the one without the chrome inlay, just the leather) for my 325i with Steptronic transmission.
  14. No Solution

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody. So I have a 2000 323i automatic that just won't behave. A couple of days ago I was driving home and overheated. A surprise since last summer I replaced the expansion tank, radiator, and hoses. Got the car towed home refilled with coolant and she held everything without spilling a...
  15. Bad shifting in drive but not sport

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, My car has had a transmission issue for a while now but only in drive mode. When the car is in drive it down shifts very hard when coming to a stop and sometimes when accelerating but for some reason it isn't the case in sport mode. Has anyone else had this problem?
  16. Auto transmission over-revved

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone. Earlier today I was driving to work and was running a little behind schedule. I was driving quite spiritedly and stomped on the gas. It climbed up to 6,800 RMP but it kept going up! I immediately moved it to manual mode and shifted up into 2nd, but the tach did reach a little over...
  17. Problem with Bmw 316 e46 2004

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, i have a problem with my 2004 316 steptronic touring Next to the "D" there is an Exclamation point with a cog around it after driving 10-20 meters i have identified this as the emergency mode but it is not stuck in any gear and i can use the manual mode to change gears but it clunks on...
  18. 320D thinks its an manual car

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I've got an error code in my automatic 320D 2004 which says : 4703 Clutch switch. Also when i go into INPA and into the engine ECU it says that the car is an manuel and not an automatic. Also the cruice controll isnt working.. Any fixes for this? I have the BMW standard tools. (INPA...
  19. E36 auto 325i in e46 auto 325i

    General E46 Forum
    Will a e36 auto tranny fit in a e46 car ? If so what are problems that I could run into
  20. E46 325 *SOLD* FS 2004 325i Steptronic $4200

    Complete Cars - Private
    **Sold, please remove*** Selling my daily driver '04 325i with 147k miles. I've repaired just about everything that needs it at this mileage with everything done listed below. Owned for 3.5 years and loved this car to pieces but I'm moving across country and can't take it with me. Mild update...
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