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  1. Changed fsr - fans still dead when too cold (over -5)

    General E46 Forum
    I had hoped this particularly annoying problem would be solved as it's all kinds of problematic when the car doesnt get warm inside. I noticed that when it's real cold the fan would not start. New fsr - problem remains. I've noticed that the fans have a whirring/whining sound when on. This is...
  2. Slow cold start, gauges stopped working, car jerking, burning smell in trunk sddsfkl.

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    Started the car up new years day after a night of sitting, it didn't sound or feel like the normal startup, I could tell the cold weather had some effect on the battery. The battery light came on and went out after driving for a couple minutes. Then I noticed that my radio had shut off and all...
  3. E46 Climate Control - Blows Cold

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    I set my climate control to 23°C (England) and select auto. The heater starts blowing warm air and the air temperature in the cab raises to what feels like 23°C which is great. But.... After about 10/15mins all the heater vents start to blow cold. Including foot vents and the centre vent. If...
  4. Cold start sound 325i no power issues

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    Today it finally hit below freezing in Maryland. My 2002 325i is in a garage so it's not as cold. When I started her up today, it started just as fast as regular but with a sound I can only deacribe as a fan blowing at full blast. Its was very sudden as she drove fine with no sounds yesterday...
  5. hesitates when cold

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    Hi, I know this is a common topic among the fanatics of this forum and I have searched and read a lot of threads with the same title but I am not getting the answers I want. So I just recently bought myself a BMW E46 1998 318i M43 automatic. The car generally runs fine and not giving me much...
  6. bmw 325i - 2005 -Driving in Snow

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    I have a 325i - 2005. I live in Houston and have to move to chicago for 3 months. I will be driving up there- December 1st week. Mine is a rear wheel drive and I have heard it's not safe to drive a rear wheel in places where it snows or sleet. Does the in-built traction control,ABS in the BMWs...
  7. Cold Start Rough Idle M54

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    Heya fellas, was wondering if I could get a look at a weird problem that recently reared its head. Here is a video of what happens Weird idle: As you can see (and hear if you listen closely) the idle starts out about right for a cold start, and comes down nicely at...
  8. Multiple issues all at once? 2001 330ci

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    Hey everyone, I'm new here and in desperate need of help with my 2001 330ci 5 speed. Recently it's been throwing lean codes(both banks), but bank 1 O2 sensor is reading .10v constant while bank 2 is fluctuating like it should. It has misfire on startup on cylinders 1,2,3(bank1). And now is...
  9. How to prep for -40C weather

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    So ill be moving to one of the colder parts of Canada where the winter is generally in the -40C kind of temperature, so the question here is how do I prepare my e46 for this sort of **** storm of cold weather?
  10. Headlights Flicker and Cold Engine

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    Hey all, New member here! Just bought a 2002 325CI as my second drive and a bit of a project car/fixer-upper. I'm sure I'll be posting a lot of questions and problems about it here soon, but had two I wanted to run by the forum that have me stumped as I'm new to the E46: #1: When I turn the...
  11. Intermittent Cyl 6. Misfire - Possibly Cold Weather Related? Where to start?

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    Hey everyone! So my 2003 325xi with 85,000km (53,000 mi) has developed an intermittent misfire, which seems to have coincided with the recent cold snaps we've been having in Canada. 1. Seems to only occur when I start the car in the morning after it's been sitting overnight and there's been a...
  12. Oil cap yellow froth HELP?

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    So my oil pan gasket is bad, but I don't have the money to get it fixed right now, and it's not a big issue because I only have to put in a quart every month or two with the slow leak. Yesterday I had to add a quart which I no big deal, but my oil cap was covered in this little yellow bubble...
  13. E46 Cold Start - Engine Not Starting - Initial Start Failed & Second Start No Crank!

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    E46 Cold Start - Engine Not Starting - Initial Start Failed & Second Start No Crank! Hello All, The week has been bitter cold with record temperature reaching at -40C. The car was sitting in the driveway since Monday afternoon and upon starting on Thursday morning got initial crank which...
  14. Dinan vs aFe Intake

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    I know that a Cold air intake probably won't produce a significant HP gain or anything like that but its a affordable simple upgrade I am considering. I've done some research and the two that it comes down to are linked below...
  15. Cold start problem YouTube video in message

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    I should get the oil change and coolant filled but can't until I get my car insured, first car just got it two weeks ago. Any advice on this problem and my car would be much appreciated! BMW 328i 1999 160,000 more info in video description
  16. Air Conditioning only cold on one side.

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    Hey everyone, the title of this post is pretty self explanatory. My air conditioner only gets cold on the drivers side. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks a lot!:bow:
  17. RPM problem when engine cold

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi all! I have BMW e46 328i 1999y. In cold weather. When I start engine, I get problem with RPM. ( RPM is jumping from 400 to 1200. Sometimes go to 0 ;( and after start again get a 1200. When engine overcomes 80°, engine work normal 700RPM Can you...
  18. K&N 57-series Cold Air Intake BMW 3-series (non-M)e46

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  19. 2001 318ci m42 cold start problem. - see YouTube video!

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    My 318ci has trouble starting from cold. Itll start, die, then have the problem shown in the video. Will start if I persist but will run on 2 cylinders, then 3 then eventually 4 when it's warm. Once warm, she runs beautifully. These problems seem to...
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