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  2. No Crank + No Click after a Freezing 10F° Night [stay warm my fellow New Yorkers]

    General E46 Forum
    My XI-backed Joyride Yesterday NYC got hit with an enormous snow storm, and our “beloved” mayor decided to abandon any snow removing efforts until the storm is over the following day. Let's just say that while other sedans were either hopelessly stuck or moving along at a snail's pace, I was...
  3. Car revs automatically but cannot accelerate

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I am having an issue with my 2004 BMW 3 25 Ci. I was away for a few weeks and left the vehicle outside in the brutal Canadian winter. When I got back, I started the car and it started normally. However, the engine seems to be revving on its own in idle and when i press the gas, nothing...
  4. Cold weather 330i isnt starting properly

    General E46 Forum
    **note**due to someone elses stupidity I am recently disabled so my funds are low I have full intention of replacing everything but now its gonna take a bit more time. So my goal is to knock out the problems that will cause longterm or immediate damage first working my way down to the little...
  5. E46 323ci Steptronic question, Fluid coming out of transmission Breather, HELP!

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have a 2000 323ci 153k with an steptronic automatic Transmission GM built. I'm having a couple of issues with my tranny. First off, I live in Minnesota and it has been cold here and averaging 15 degree's out side. I'm not sure if the issues are because of cold. First Problem, when the car is...
  6. Erratic idle, worse in cold weather. Very unusual symptoms. Ready for a challenge?

    General E46 Forum
    Ok, I've tried my hardest to find info online and solve this problem myself, but I can't seem to get it. I hope you will be willing to read all of this and help me because I just CANNOT find the root cause. Just to put it into perspective, I'm a Mechanical Engineer working in the auto...
  7. How many Canuck fanatics do we have ?

    BC, AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
    Just like the title says. I've always wondered how many Canadians are on this site. Where you guys from? Who drives in the snow? Personally I live in markham, Ontario. I drive year round snow and all. And hate the amount of salt we lay down up here, along with working in a cold garage.
  8. E46 325 2004 325i sedan, black/tan, low miles, sport/premium/heat/bi-zenon, in VA DC MD area

    Complete Cars - Private
    A 2004 E46 325i sedan, 70,xxx miles, one of 2% of 325's with the SMG transmission option. I regularly get 28-30 mpg on pure highway miles and 24-27 on mixed city/hwy. She's in fantastic running condition. I have a walk-around and a bunch of pictures up on a photobucket...
  9. Really bad gas mileage

    General E46 Forum
    325Xi, 2004, 72K. My mileage has dropped from around 18.5 mpg city to just under 12 with this cold weather. Highway mileage ranges between 28-30 which is normal. No fault codes or gas smell. Any thoughts or suggestions for next diagnostic steps would be appreciated. New thermostat, plugs have...
  10. High Idle Rumble ???

    General E46 Forum
    Searched the forums for my high, rough idle gremlin and all the posts address a problem 180 degrees from my happenings. My 2004 325Xi runs at around 750rpm on startup in cold and maintains this rate even when the car is warm. When I turn off the sources of increase current demands (fan, radio)...
  11. Navigation start up blank screen cold weather

    General E46 Forum
    Just bought a 2003 330CiC with all the toys, and the navigation is a little strangely behaved. It can take between 15 and about 40 minutes to start up when the weather is below 50 degrees (f). The blank screen flickers a bit, but displays nothing. Radio works fine and unit is responsive to...
  12. Why does my car smell like gasoline when its cold?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, Just like the title states, why do i smell gas when i start my car and its cold outside? I live in Winnipeg and we got our first snow today :(. Soon as i started the car this morning, I could smell gas REALLY strong. My car did this last winter too and i couldn't figure out why...