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  1. 2011 328i xDrive squealing like a pig

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    I have a 2011 328i xDrive with 125,000 miles. Last week a squealing began when the engine was hot and at idle. The squeal subsides with increased RPMs and disappears around 2500 RPMs. Also the engine seems to idle a bit lower and rougher than previously. It's idling about 500-600 RPMs vs. the...
  2. E46 Coupe New Brey Krause Harness Bar

    Interior
    Bought new, installed in my M3 for one month, then got a deal on a roll cage. So this has never seen the track, just limited street use. All hardware included, I do not have the installation instructions, but they are on the BK website...
  3. Replacing 325i belts, what else should I do while im in there?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey fellas long time lurker that finally made an account. I'm a 22 year old in Texas that picked up an e46 325i after my 350z was totaled by a drunk driver. I've realized after some time that it is a car I need to work on and maintain or it's gonna fall apart under my feet. I got rather lucky...
  4. Power steering pump or something else?

    General E46 Forum
    Situation - On Friday the steering on the 2003 325i worked great. On Saturday it didn't. I've searched here and elsewhere online... The symptoms indicate to me a power steering pump failure. Alternator, water pump, a/c all work fine. Power steering fluid reservoir is full. Friday afternoon I...
  5. DIY Belts and Pulleys

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Just noticed today in the rain that my 330xi with 80,000mi started making some squealing noises in the rain. Looking closer it sounds like I have some belts and pulleys to replace. As someone who has done brakes and some light wrenching is this something I can tackle in an afternoon myself...
  6. Electric Problems on a 328i

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I am new on here so I enrolled in college this year and obviously I had to get a car to get there. I ve always been a bimmer fan so I wanted my first car to be a BMW. I basically got the car off craigslist for 2.5k its a 1999 328i with m3 rims clean exterior and interior but the only...
  7. Catastrophic failure

    General E46 Forum
    Yesterday my cooling pump ceased up randomly and ripped apart most of the plastic components in the engine compartment due to the serpentine belt snapping off and destroying the cooling fan and the fan shroud and causing the cooling fan to cease as well. Has anyone else ever had to deal with...
  8. Squeal At Startup. Possible Drive Belt DIY

    General E46 Forum
    I cranked up my car the other morning and heard a loud squeal coming from under the hood. So I took a look and couldn't identify where exactly it was coming from, other than from the front of the engine. My first thought was (other than "oh F**K") was that it was probably one of the belt...
  9. What's causing this sound - whistle/chirping

    General E46 Forum
    First of, do you think a 2003 325i manual with 125,000 miles for 5,300 a good deal? It's a very clean can and has a good carfax. I went to go check out the car today and heard this sound coming from the engine. Does anyone know what could be causing this sound? I put a video of it on Youtube...
  10. FS: Headlights + Misc Parts

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    Hello all, I need to sell off some parts for 2001 BMW 330i Sedan since I no longer have the car. Prices are negotiable. Will post pictures soon. Parts are user but in decent shape. 1. Halogen head lights non facelift - $200/pair. 2. Miscellaneous cooling system parts, including hoses...
  11. getBMWparts.com | Genuine BMW E9X 3 Series Belt Tensioner/Pulley Kits!

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    Genuine BMW E9X 3 Series Belt Tensioner/Pulley Kits. Replace your worn BMW drive belts, tensioners, and components with only Genuine Original BMW parts! We offer Genuine OEM BMW replacement alternator belts, drive belts, serpentine belts, power steering belts, and A/C belts, along with BMW...
  12. Help! Tensioner Pulley broke off, what's it connected to? Repairable?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, long-time lurker. I know I don't post much, but I'm looking for some major help here. What I believe is my tensioner pulley fell out/broke off of my car and took a piece of whatever mounted it with it. I am wondering if it was connected to another part that can be replaced, such as a...
  13. Belt came off. Broken Pulley? Please help!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey guys! So I was driving today and my battery light came on. I came to a complete stop behind a car, and went to turn and my power steering was gone. I was able to park and popped the hood. I noticed that the belt was either broken or came off. Is it either a broken pulley? Loose pulley? If...
  14. Drive Belts Exploded, Wiring Harness Damaged - Help!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    A bit of a saga - I knew the electric cooling fan in my 2000 328Ci was not working, but the car was not running hot, so I put off replacing it (manual tranny - plug-and-play fan). Well all of a sudden, we get a 98-degree day and apparently the drive belt and the A/C belt, as well as the idler...
  15. Expansion Tank went KA-Boom!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 1999 BMW 328i 5 spd. Bought the car around 60k miles 6 years ago. The stock expansion busted sometime years back. I ordered a new one from Autohausz 4 years ago and busted yesterday. Waterpump,hoses,belts, radiator was all changed 4years ago too. Should I change all of those parts again...
  16. New rollers don't spin freely?

    General E46 Forum
    I just bought a new BMW deflection roller, and a new belt tensioner for my 2002 330Ci. I noticed that the roller wheels do not spin freely; they are actually pretty tight. Is this normal? The current ones on the car spin like a top, so I assume that they will free up after installation? I am...
  17. 2000 323i Idler/Tensioner Pulley

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, I have come to the conclusion that i will need to replace the idler/tensioner pulleys. Please provide me with where i can buy these 2. Also if my car has mechanical or hydraulic parts please. Please provide me with the model numbers for my car and these parts. I checked RealOEM and couldnt...
  18. transmission/gear shifting is sluggish, need advice..

    General E46 Forum
    On a cold start, my shifting is very sluggish, seems like the transmission is having trouble shifting, but after driving for a while, the shifting gets better but not perfect. This is happening after I got the car back from a shop. Here's the story: My belts tore, so I decided to save some...
  19. 100k mile maintenance advice needed

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, New to bmw with a 00 328i, and so far I have just replaced a control arm, cam pos sensor, and oil. Ignoring the rear differential thud noise for now, but it's at 108k miles, so it's general maintenance time. I have SES codes below that are I read with my generic code reader. I am about...
  20. FS: Sparco Racing Belts

    Interior
    I just took these out of my '73 BMW 2002ti. Going back to stock. Good condition. Not sure of model. Come's with bolts used in my car. $125 OBO. NEW PRICE. E-mail [email protected]
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