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  1. M54b25 camshaft upgrade

    General E46 Forum
    Hey I’m new here but I was wondering what would be a good camshaft upgrade for my m54b25 would be. I’ve been doing some research and I seen somebody replace the intake cam with a 3.0 cam. I’m wondering if this is a good option or if I should do something else?
  2. E46 330 WTB: e46 330i (m54b30) intake cam

    Engine & Performance
    Looking to buy an e46, m54b30 intake camshaft and sprocket. I'm also looking for an m54b30 crankshaft and rods. Would prefer local but can do shipping. Local transactions will be cash, shipped will be PayPal business. Please contact me by PM on this forum! Thanks, Tommy.
  3. Any E46 Camshaft timing for M52TU M54 M56 engines

    E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent
    Designed to properly align and lock the camshaft. Comes with timing chain pre-tensioning tool, tuning wrench, camshaft timing setting tool, tensioner locking tool, and I'll include the hex key along. 35$ - for 1 week 30$ - for 1 week if you're military (show I.D proof) :) 60$ - Deposit, Ill...
  4. Turning the camshafts by hand

    General E46 Forum
    If I have the crankshaft 30 degrees out of TDC (against the direction of normal motion), can I freely turn the camshafts without worrying about valve-piston interference?
  5. Did my camshaft jump a notch?

    General E46 Forum
    I am replacing my VANOS on my 325Xi and as I was tightening the left 30MM Torx bolt that connects the VANOS to the camshaft I heard a click and I think my camshaft jumped a notch. Is that possible? I didn't think I was going overly tight. Now what?
  6. E46 Compact 316ti cutting out / battery light on and off

    General E46 Forum
    Been on Bimmerforums and posted threads, but thought I'd create one here. From time to time, the E46 cuts out when driving. Sometimes it's just a moment, but the car jumps a little bit and then comes back. It's almost seamless driving. It also happened once when it was idle. It juddered and...
  7. Please help, intermittant problems with engine!

    General E46 Forum
    Good Afternoon everyone, I have a 2003 316ti se that I have owned now for 4 years. Yesterday when I went to start it it just cranked over and there was no attempt to fire up. I attempted to start it about 20 times but nothing. I left the car for an hour, went back out and it fired first time...
  8. Should oil change fix CEL?

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a 2001 330i and I've had an intermittent Check Engine Light for a couple of months now. I had a local part store scan the car when it first came on and it came up with a code the lead me to the exhaust camshaft position sensor. After a couple of starts the light went it...
  9. Camshaft timing problems after timing chain tensioner replacement

    General E46 Forum
    I just had my upper chain tensioner + guide replaced, and immediately after this was done, the car is sluggish and throwing the following codes (Peak description): - Intake camshaft VANOS, over-advanced or system perf. - Exhaust camshaft VANOS, over-advanced or system perf. - Exhaust...
  10. 2nd opinion?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys, I looking for some help, i recently had my intake camshaft sensor replaced :woot: BUT... Since being replaced the syptoms have became slightly worse inc.... low power under 2.5 RMP Herstation under acceleration Huge fuel consumption intermitent stalling when cold. I tool it to a...
  11. Cam Shaft Scoring - Oil Starvation or Worse?

    General E46 Forum
    On another thread re: VCGs, folks were posting their cam shafts and someone made a comment on mine. They said that the scratch or scoring on the exhaust cam shaft was indicative of running low on oil. This has me concerned. Does anyone know why this scratch/scoring is here and what it means? It...
  12. Camshaft Sensor Troubles please help!!!

    General E46 Forum
    I am having issues with my intake camshaft positioning sensor which i assume is camshaft sensor A. A few months back my check engine light came on and it was the camshaft sensor. i had it replaced with an aftermarket sensor. 3 weeks after i replaced the sensor the check engine light appeared...
  13. Camshaft position sensor exhaust error code: Failure on sensor or?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hi. Please I would like some quick answers. My motorlamp just came on, we read it and it said: " 0A: camshaft position sensor error code, wrong signal to crankshaft " or something like that. Car runs fine, no limp mode. Is this a sign of the sensor itself beeing bad or something else like a...
  14. FS: M54 stock camshaft

    Engine & Performance
    I have a set of stock camshafts out of a 2001 330xi roughly 90k. $350 + shipping
  15. Persistent Camshaft Sensor Error

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone. The car: E46 318i 1.9 - one of the first E46s For some time now I am having problems with the camshaft positioning sensor. I get faulty cam sensor error and even dough I erase it, every time I start the engine the error reappears. I have replaced it with an after-market one...