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  1. E46 General
    I recently noticed that I have a loud squeal from a cold start on my 2001 330xi. I messed up swapping in a new coolant reservoir and got coolant on my belts, possibly could be related to that. Loud squeal on start but when warm it is way quieter but still there.
  2. E90 General
    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...
  3. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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: 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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. Miscellaneous BMW 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...
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  12. E46 General
    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. 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. 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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    When my BMW is dead cold in the am, I get this weird "wee-wee-wee" noise. It sounds like it is coming from the front drivers side of the engine. The noise goes away after about a min. I have tried belt dressing. Both belts look as though they are in good condition no cracks or breaks. Also, all...
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