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  1. E46 Convertible
    When driving along I can hear the wind so I don't think its sealed properly. The motors don't work but can take it off manually, has anyone got any ideas how to fix?
  2. E46 General
    i bought my car used and i think someone tried to break in to it before i bought it. i can’t insert my key into the hole, i would like to replace it but i don’t know what part it is or if BMW would need to do it cause of the key shape.
  3. E46 Convertible
    Hello all :) Not too sure if there’s a thread addressing my issue but I’ve spent hours looking and have yet to come across anything so figured I’d just post and ask I have a 2004 BMW E46 330ci Convertible. When I first got the car I was able to hold the “open” button for the soft top and the...
  4. E46 General
    hi everyone, I really hope someone can help me out here. I have a bmw 325i 2001 that has rough idling and acceleration lag. Weird thing is when I first start the car its fine until like a quick pull. After that it starts having poor acceleration and rough idling. However if im at a stop sign or...
  5. E46 General
    Was driving to school the other day, and this warning light magically appeared! Anyone know what this means?
  6. E46 M3
    Thought I would start a thread for my E46 M3, it’s a car I’ve always wanted since being a kid going to collect my Dads Brand new at the time 2004 M3 coupe. Titan silver, with black leather. At the time it was the holy grail for me and I felt special sitting in the passenger seat listening to my...
  7. E46 General
    Hey, hope all are well. Just done an engine rebuild on an M54, time came for first start. Engine used to take 10 give or take minutes running through the gears lightly, to actually reach operation temperature. Now reaches near operation temp within 2 minutes idle.. I filled the rad...
  8. E46 General
    First time post here. Been using this forum and the like for almost a decade to help buy, own, and maintain several examples from the modern classic era of BMW. A very sincere thank you to all who have in one way or another brought me here and helped cultivate a passion for these automotive...
  9. E46 XI
    Hello fellow E46 fans. I'm in a bit of situation here. My son was driving this car and the head gasket blew. (That's my assumption, coolant smell from the exhaust, engine is missing on 1 cylinder, oil leaking from valve cover gasket and general smoke from the head area) The shop said $11,500...
  10. E46 General
    Today well starting my car I noticed that my license plate lights are out, normally I don’t drive at night very often so I have no idea how long they have been out for. I have been trying for the past few days to try and fix it and I can’t for the life of me get why they arnt working. I checked...
  11. E46 General
    Okay so I driving my car to the store I heard a weird grinding noise coming from the rear of the car I didn’t think nothing of it at the time but as I was pulling into the store it got progressively worse to the point that it jerked in the rear like I ran something over, still me being naïve I...
  12. E46 General
    For the last couple of days I come out to my car and find that my radiator fluid is all missing and I come to see a light when I turn on the car then I fill it and it doesn’t leak at all and then I drive all fine and then once I park it I come out too the same thing and if I put my ac the light...
  13. E46 General
    Hi, looking into purchasing my first E46. I have one that I'm keen on. I can get most of the bodywork sorted, such as the minor dent at the rear driver side and scuffs etc. The one thing I am really stuck on, and would LOVE some help on if anybody knows - is the part I have circled in red on...
  14. E46 General
    Hello everyone, Hopefully I placed this thread correctly, I have recently purchased a bmw e46 325CI 2002, I believe m54 engine? When I got it I received the check engine light after about 200KM not a single problem when I test drove it, I bought a scanner and its giving me the usual codes p0174...
  15. E46 General
    Hi, A while back i installed a eisenmann sport muffler with on my e46 325i. But it the sound is not hard enough to my liking especially when above 3500 rpm or above i dont hear the muffler at all just the same sound as stock. So i was thinking about deleting one of my 2 resonators. does anyone...
  16. E46 General
    Hey, I have ticking noise on my bmw when warming up. When warmed up and driven then it dissapears. It sounds like its coming from the front and can be Heard in the cabin. It occurs around 1500-2000rpm M52B28TU Here is the link to my video: BMW E46, Help! Ticking noise Thanks for help
  17. E46 General
    Hi all, I have searched everywhere but can't seem to find the exact answer to my question..... but this is what I'm looking for, I have an E46 318ci sapphire coloured coupe and I love the front facelift I think it's beautiful except for the eyes, the headlights just look like a feminine...
  18. E46 General
    Hey all So my 99 E46 Sunroof works but requires you to tap the switch to get it to move only a couple inches at a time, it will not fully open close at the touch of the button, all positions work but nothing auto, I have tried to replace the switch with no luck my next try will be the motor...
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