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  1. Zimmerman / Akebono / BOWA Brake Kit

    For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy
    Hi, I’m selling my e46 brake kit for $275. I need these gone today, preferably as I just bought a 2011 328i. These parts are brand new, I ordered from FCPEuro but shipping from my location might be a little pricey. location : Warminster, PA
  2. Chipped brake pads

    General E46 Forum
    Good day gents, I have a bit of dilemma - friend of mine brought me PFC Z-rated pads from USA (front\rear), but unfortunately, one of the rear pads is chipped. Should I use them or discard them (returning them is not an option)? I'm waiting for my performance rotors order from the dealer, so I...
  3. Any E46 Selling NEW BREMBO Rotors, Pads & NuGeon Front Calipers

    Suspension and Braking
    ***** Please, Make me an offer ***** Selling *Brand New* Front and Rear BREMBO Rotors and Brake Pads with Front NuGeon Calipers (with $70 Core Return) - Never Opened I recently sold my E46 330xi before I installed the new Brakes and it was too late to return the parts to BavAuto (without...
  4. Buzzing/vibrating sound and feel through brake pedal

    Suspension & Braking
    Recently bought a 325ci it's a 2001 117k on the clock. The brakes make a buzzing/vibrating sound which you feel through the brake pedal when at low speeds coming to a stop. Spoke to Halfords and they said could be the rotors being warped although im not convinced (pretty sure front pads need...
  5. Buzzing/vibrating sound and feel through brake pedal

    Suspension & Braking
    Recently bought a 325ci it's a 2001 117k on the clock. The brakes make a buzzing/vibrating sound which you feel through the brake pedal when at low speeds coming to a stop. Spoke to Halfords and they said could be the rotors (think front pads need changing) I was reading online and could be...
  6. Cant seem to diagnose front end suspension rattle from e46 325ci

    Suspension & Braking
    Yes, ive searched the forums, every answer seems to be sway bar bushings, but I tested mine and they are solid, with no movement. This rattle has only recently started. Please listen to the video, you can hear it, but its much louder in real life. Ive also recently upgraded my brake rotors and...
  7. Spongy Pedal After Brake Bleed

    Suspension & Braking
    I recently replaced all my e46 M3's pads, rotors, and lines with StopTech equivalents (and 500ml of fresh st600 fluid). Everything was fine excpet I didn't tighten the front passenger line enough and sprayed fluid everywhere. After more bleeding I was not getting any bubbles from any of the...
  8. Bleeding brakes : should I depress the pedal when using power bleeder ?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello, The bentley service manual seem to be advising to use a power bleeder AND depress the brake pedal 5 times (p.691). ECS tuning tutorial The above tutorial however advises against depressing the pedal and using the power bleeder as a substitute. They say depressing the brake pedal could...
  9. DIS v57 and my e46

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Everyone, I recently got a laptop with DIS v57 and INPA 5.0.6. I am using this style plug to connect to my car(1999 m52 e46 328i) Whenever I boot up INPA it never gets my ignition signal no matter what I do, it does seem to read my battery as being there. DIS v57 is another story all...
  10. What brake fluid do you recommend?

    General E46 Forum
    My new rotors, pads and sensors arrive today. Tomorrow I'm doing the front brake job. What brake fluid do you recommend?
  11. Brake Booster Swap, Then Transmission Sprocket Exclamation Sign, No Crank............

    General E46 Forum
    2001 BMW 325i 185,000 Automatic Transmission ZF 5HP19 Full Stock no modifications Initial Problem: I was hearing a hissing sound in the cabin coming from the driver side bulkhead and determined it was a leaking vacuum in the brake booster. Lose of power, misfires, lean codes, and eventually...
  12. DIY Bushing

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Greetings and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! My name's Nick, I drive an Automatic 2004 330Ci Coupe, and I desperately need your help (I can't emphasize this enough) We got this car from my buddy and it wasn't in the best of shape; After sitting for a couple months only had 2 of the 6+ quarts of...
  13. 04 330Ci LCA Bushing Delete

    Pacific Northwest
    Seems like the passenger front lower control arm bushing is pretty much gone on the car, how would you guys go about tackling this problem? Buy 1 bushing? Buy 2 used LCA's? Les Schwab quoted me $550 for 2 bushings the installation and an alligment. I drove the car out of the shop after they told...
  14. ABS Chronically Engaged

    ///M3 Forum
    2001 E46 M3 LSB Hi Guys, First time poster but have found these forums to be invaluable. Recently I was driving down a minor hwy on my way to work when the car in front of me stopped abruptly. I was at approximately 30 feet when I noticed and slammed on the brakes. Needless to say I ended...
  15. All brakes lightly dragging? '05 325xit

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello everyone, hoping for some help here diagnosing this brake problem with our '05 325xit. I've searched a lot and tried a few relevant diagnostics I've found and am still at a loss. Sorry in advance for the long post, just trying to include all relevant info. The problem is on all 4 wheels...
  16. Squeak while driving, goes away when applying brakes or going over a bump

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Recently my front wheels have been developing a squeak. The squeak is based on the speed of the wheel and goes away once I'm moving at a good clip, or if I go over a bump. On the right, the squeak does seem to continue even when moving at speed but is much quieter, on the left though...
  17. E46 M3 OEM ZCP Rotors (used)

    Suspension and Braking
    For sale: oem zcp rotors pulled from a 70k 2006 m3 with the competition package. They are above the min width by .5mm or so. Price is reduced significantly because of this. 'Can give exact measurements with pictures if needed. $100 for the rears (SOLD) $150 for the fronts (Still...
  18. E46 M3 New Suspension, Bushing, and Brake Parts (SS Lines, Bimmerworld, PFC 08) Updated

    Suspension and Braking
    Bought these not too long ago, then found out I was getting stationed in Japan. Everything is OBO, keep in mind its new E46 M3 Turner Motorsports Camber Caster Plates (New, no box)- $300 Everything below purchased from Bimmerworld new Powerflex Black Series - RTA Bushings (NIB) - $85 -...
  19. Bad Control Arms

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey fanatics! So i noticed when changing my breaks that my driver side control arm is able to jiggle when the right side cannot. I am going to replace but was curious on What brands are good for control arms , Does the brand really matter and Do i have to replace in pairs or can i just replace...
  20. Brake grind

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys another simple question to hopefully get some options. So i just recently installed new brake pads and rotors, but now every one and a while after i apply the brakes i hear the grind kinda sounding like a moan. I remember putting a small layer of lubricant on the back metal of the pads...
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