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  1. DIY: Do It Yourself
    This thread is to discuss the E46 manual shift lever bushing (Part number 25117507695 or 25111221822) Installation? The OEM bushing that BMW uses for the shifter lever is this rubber piece that I found impossible to install. In this video: YT Link, the 50's kid just sprays silicone grease over...
  2. E46 General
    Hi Guys, I'm a little lost on this one. I've installed two new rear diff bushings (along with new front ones the first time) in my e46 320i over the past year and both have leaked after only a few days of being installed. I used a bushing press tool which I'm confident wasn't pressing on the...
  3. E46 General
    Hi everyone, This noise might be split into two.. The loud ‘pop’/knock when shifting between reverse/drive/park etc is very loud and noticeable. I have been told by mechanics it is likely backlash in my diff.. Second, is a general knocking in the rear when making sharp turns/ going over...
  4. E46 General
    G'day everyone I'm Eliot and I own a 330xi manual from 2002. I really need your help on that one. Here's the problem, I have a knocking noise coming from the rear left. It appears when I put some gas in first and second at low speed. Same knocking noise as a diff bushing It first appeared...
  5. E46 M3
    I'd like to put spherical RTABs on a non-track M3. Rest of the car bushings are OEM spec with selective bushings possibly being changed to Powerflex Purple but overall car is mostly used off track. Any added discomfort or vices from having spherical RTAB? Also which brand/model is...
  6. E46 General
    Hi guys, My car recently got a problem which makes it undrivable. when shifting I almost need to put the shifting lever through my radio to get it in gear (this is with every gear). The Neutral is everywhere and nowhere, and it also likes to pop out of second and third gear. Does anyone know...
  7. 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...
  8. E46 General
    Hello everyone, I have a slight problem..... Currently my BMW 325ci has a lot of slop sideways in gears 1-4. Gear 5 and reverse don't seem to have this issue as much probably because they are used less? There is a slight up and down movement as well. I have been doing some research and I...
  9. Tools for sale or rent
    These are two different tools that have the ability to remove and install all three differential bushings on your E46. They may be rented separately or together depending on availability. Deposit for single tool is $100/ Rental fee of $30 Deposit for both tools $200/ Rental fee of $50 I ship...
  10. E46 General
    Hey guys! This is probably my happiest post on here since this will be my final repair to a completely sound car (shhh, don't mention VANOS seals. That's my summer project)! I have a fear of being under my car...with my current tools, so to avoid the fear and any snags I'd reach along the way...
  11. E46 M3
    Okay im new to the forum so first of all, hi everyone. A fortnight ago i bit the bullet and made the jump from my estoril blue e46 330D touring daily and bugeye STI weekend car to one of the cleanest e46 M3's ive seen. I work away during the week and only used the 330D for trips to the...
  12. E46 General
    Hi, I have a 2001 325ci. Very well maintained, no rust on the bottom side. It has been sprayed with some rubbery anti-rust material and looks very well. The car is 14 years old and needs the Trailing Arm Bushings replaced. As of now, the rear subframe looks intact. My question is: what are the...
  13. E46 XI
    Hey guys, I contacted ECS customer support but they were unable to confirm that... the bushings in this this kit: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325xi-M54_2.5L/Search/SiteSearch/Ecs_Teflon/ES259532/ replace this/these...
  14. E46 General
    A few months ago i installed a Bilstein shock set on my 2000 323i and after a few months before installing camber kits on both the front and the back :loco: i had considerable wear on the inside of my left rear tire. i noticed that after a few months of driving to try and flatten out the wear of...
  15. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Today I got the MIS RTAB tool, made the install of my bushing quite a breeze, however after looking into needing an alignment, I am seeing all of this about preloading the bushings! I thought everything went smoothly but after dropping the car to the floor and there was a pop. I am guessing this...
  16. E46 General
    There are lots of DIY for control arm bushing replacement. There are two tricky parts to the job: get the old bushing off and getting the new one on. To get it off I used a knife to cut the rubber and took off the outer metal sleeve, then I used a gear puller to pull off the remaining plastic...
  17. Suspension, Brakes
    Hi guys, been browsing the site for quite a while looking for a similar case but I'm not sure if I've found one. Basically my problem is this, my right rear wheel is sitting at a negative 2.4 camber and is obviously very off. My left rear is sitting at negative 1.5 and is ideal. The problem has...
  18. Suspension, Brakes
    I'm looking to do my entire rear suspension including all bushings (ie. upper and lower control arms, RTAB, and subframe). I see there is a specific BMW kit for this work, but they are very expensive. I assume any bushing press kit will work...unless BMW is special? If it is possible to use...
  19. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello, I'm a new BMW M3 E46 owner. Have a couple questions for you current owners with experience. My M3 has around 60,000 miles and is in need of rear upper ball joints & trailing arm bushings. Should I do the front as well? The car currently has koni suspension and is lowered. Wanting the...
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