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  1. E46 General
    Hi all, Was just looking over the engine bay (no car problems that I can tell, runs nice!) but I’ve heard cracked intake boots are common so looked at mine while I was poking about. To me it looks pretty damn cracked. But like I said, no issues. Common to look like this or is it on its way out...
  2. E46 XI
    Hi all, I see the boot on one of my axles starts looking frail, so I'd like to change it. I'll do this together with wheel bearings. Now, in this DIY: https://www.rmeuropean.com/bmw-e46-a...placement.aspx , the person says that one needs a press to get the tripod joint off!? But I don't see...
  3. E46 General
    So I bought a 320D (e46..duh) 2001 earlier this year, my first ever BMW. The last owner had replaced the interior Halogen light with blue LED's, Nice touch with the car being white in my view. However they both stopped working about a week ago, never had an issue with them till then. I've...
  4. E46 General
    Hello E46 Fanatics, My 2002 E46 is having an issue that I can't seem fix. After my car is warmed up after about 15 minutes or so, it starts to run rough with some minor shaking. My service engine light switches on also. At first, I figured that my spark plugs needed replaced. Maybe one was...
  5. E46 General
    OK, so... I'll probably get a bunch of "did you search for it?" questions, but I promise I did some due diligence up front before posting. I just couldn't find identical symptoms on the other threads. On Friday I was driving to work, I was low on gas so I went to fill up at the local station...
  6. E46 General
    I had my 03 m3 sandwiched:facepalm: while at a complete stop,:banghead: between a steel truck and a SUV:censor: I am looking to upgrade the hood and trunk. I was trying to find a OEM CSL trunk but have had no success. Does anyone know a nearly perfect aftermarket solution? I also want to...
  7. E46 General
    I want Alcantara shift and e-brake boots for my M3 to match my alacantara wrapped steering wheel (from cobywheel). CobyWheel and bimmean both sell the boots. Is there an advantage of one over the other? The bimmian boots are a little cheaper as well. In any case I am looking at black alcantara...
  8. E46 General
    Hi folks I am starting to prep my car for a full respray In a diffrent colour. So I need to take my doors boot and bonnet off. Are they fairly easy to come off? They look easy enough to un bolt I'm just worried about the wireing is their a block connector of is it hard wired? Also how do I take...
  9. E46 General
    Have had my compact a few years now but recently has been unlocking the boot and leaving it open when I lock it. Any ideas? Found that there has been a slight bit of water in the boot when I changed to facelift tail lights but have changed them back and it still seems to happen. Has anyone had...
  10. E46 General
    Hi all, My boot lid has just stopped working this morning. Neither the button under the tailgate or on the key fob work. The key lock has been broken for a number of years so this won't help either. Luckily the back seats hadn't closed properly last time I folded them down, so was able to...
  11. E46 General
    So I replaced my Disa valve on Saturday, and noticed that the little elbow on the lower intake boot was starting to crack. Ordered one from the dealer and put it on last night. Unfortunately somewhere along the way I broke the smaller of the 2 vacuum lines the go to the "F" connector that plugs...
  12. E46 General
    That's a silly question and I think it has a simple answer but I got stuck. I replaced the ccv and the hoses, rebuilt the vanos, replaced engine cover rubbers, oil filter housing gasket, cleaned disa valve etc. It's been more than a month and I don't remember how I removed the upper and lower...
  13. E46 General
    After reading various post on how dirty the ICV could get, I decided to take a look at mine. While furiously working on removing the horribly positioned hose clamps on the throttle body intake boot, I noticed that the line that runs to to the ICV off of the main air intake was just hanging in...
  14. E46 General
    I have a bmw e46 320i wagon (Australian market). The clips that hold the carpeted trim that covers both the CD stacker and the battery either side in the trunk / boot dont hold up anymore and both panels fall out everytime you turn a corner. I have a spring and a small piece of plastic (flat...
  15. E46 Convertible
    I have a 2000 323 and the other morning I pulled out of the driveway and heard a sloshing sound of water. I opened the top halfway and sure enough there was water inside the roof compartment. I did some searching on this forum and it turns out I have a bad seal somewhere and the drainage holes...
  16. DIY: Do It Yourself
    After seeing all of these threads on people asking why their cars are making a whistling sound at high rpm or while driving, it got me wondering what has caused this and I did some research and found that it was the lower intake boot that gets old and starts to crack, letting in unfiltered air...
  17. E46 General
    Hi, was wondering if anyone out there can help me, recently bought a 2000 e46 touring (which i believe is known a an e46 wagon in the US). As it is an older model I have started by changing the front corner indicators to crystal clear from orange and the orange side repeaters to clear led's. I...
  18. E46 Showroom
    Do you like the boot? I bought it from ShiftStyle.com. It is Gray Alcantara with White Stitches. The car is Alpine White with Black Leatherette interior. I thought the Gray made a promising two-tone effect, along with the white stitching to bring in the exterior color of the car. So far, no...
  19. E46 General
    I have searched and found something of interest, but didn't directly answer my question. So here it goes... I have a 1999 323i Automatic. I have taken apart the shifter trim (window switches and gloss black trim) and shifter plastic surround (where the PRND432 & where the manual shifter boot...
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