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  1. E46 General
    There is a leak in the newly replaced hard water pipes. We changed it here and with the help of youtube. The hoses are original, 20 years old. After cleaning the intake holes, I lubricated the o-rings and installed them. But after about 250 miles it leaks very little. It wasn't there the first...
  2. E46 XI
    Hello everyone, so I've got an e46 2002 325xi with a smoking problem. Whenever the car is started and occasionally when driving an abundance of smoke blows out of the exhaust. The smoke is usually pretty white in color which I know points to coolant but I don't believe it is burning coolant as...
  3. E46 General
    Work has slowed down so I can finally focus on some maintenance. This may seem like a stupid question, but in what order should I do everything? Here's what I've got: New belts Idler pulley & tensioner Thermostat housing Lower ET hose that goes to the engine OFHG Oil change
  4. E46 General
    I recently replaced my thermostat with a mahle branded one and I’ve noticed my temps hover around 213–215 Fahrenheit When I’m at a stop light or slow driving and usually goes down to 194-205 F when I’m on the freeway and just wanted to see if that’s normal or if I should be worried. -thanks
  5. E46 General
    Hi all, long time/first time Been reading through the threads and I thought I figured this out but still having some troubles. Recently replaced thermostat after car wouldn't keep @ temp, monitoring from OBC highest I would get was around 86 degrees C (it's been cold here in Seattle). Also...
  6. E46 General
    When I bought my car 3 years ago, it had red coolant. No idea why. Since then ive had literally ALL the common cooling system problems, including a blown head gasket. I have since fixed/had everthing fixed but kept the red coolant because I coulnt be bothered to fluch the system and replace it...
  7. E46 General
    I really enjoy this car. The cooling system, though, really could be better. Am I doing this right?
  8. E46 General
    Earlier today I did a coolant flush and removed the upper radiator hose in order to help the fluid drain, (read about it helping on forums, owner before me had used the wrong coolant in the car.) Got the hoses back on although the one in the photos below never clicked on, we tried pushing on it...
  9. Europe
    Hello guys i have a bmw e46 316i n42, about 1 month ago it got a little warm because there was no coolant in it. On the temp gauge it only went up very little before I turned it off, let I cool down, and filled it with coolant. Now it drinks about a full coolant container pr day but uses no oil...
  10. E46 General
    I have been a long-time reader of this forum for a good while, outstanding information! I know there are a billion posts about cooling issues however despite hours and hours of reading I have yet to be able to solve my issue. So I am going to do my absolute best to describe my issue and see if...
  11. E46 General
    Just as the title states, upon going to the store and back home (roughly 10 miles) my exhaust/trans/resonators are soaked. At first I thought it was coolant or trans fluid but while I was taking photos what looked like oil kept dropping on my phone/hand, so I'm not sure if it's coolant or trans...
  12. E46 General
    I recently have come across a coolant leak on my 2003 e46 325i. It only leaks once it’s built pressure. After taking a look from underneath the coolant is quite literally everywhere. And the highest point of the leak is on the upper radiator hose. I replaced the hose, still the same issue, I...
  13. E46 General
    Pretty simple and straightforward question - Do I need to bleed the system after replacing the upper radiator hose, or do I just top it off?
  14. E46 General
    Okay as part of my cooling system overhaul, i'm wondering if the Mishimoto Performance Aluminium Radiator Non-M (MMRAD-E46-323A) is worth it. I'm all for performance mods and I have already gotten their CAI kit installed. Although, i'm not sure if it is truly worth the money compared to the...
  15. E46 General
    Hey guys, lately I’ve been gathering all the supplies to do a full cooling system overhaul as I feel it would be a good time to do it because I have the car stored away. I got everything put together and all went well until I went to fill my coolant back up and noticed a small drip from the...
  16. E46 General
    Looking for input and recommendations due to the location of this coolant leak. I'll have to pull the intake manifold. That being said, is their anything else y’all would recommend I replace while im at it? 2001 330i 233k miles Also have a massive number of codes coming up so all that is on...
  17. E46 General
    Hi everyone, I have a automatic 2003 325i sedan that has been giving me non stop issues since i bought it just over 3 months ago. Constant repairs almost "EVERY" day. I have so far replaced 3 hoses because they all blew at some point in the last month, all seperately. (Part numbers 11531436410...
  18. E46 General
    So I was driving on the freeway and randomly the coolant light came on, I pulled over and checked the level and it was full. I got back on the freeway and the light came off, the car didn’t over heat or anything. Could it be because it’s extremely hot today or something serious?
  19. E46 General
    I have a 2002 325xi. I noticed it is leaking coolant, and a lot too. The wierd thing is, it only leaks it a while after I turn off the car. I can see coolant around the top rim of the coolant reservoir tank. I have a hard time finding the source of that though. Any ideas ?
  20. E46 General
    Preface this by saying my shop hasn't called me back yet, so I'm waiting. Had an expansion tank explode on me a month or so back. They replaced it. Also have replaced water pump and thermostat. Was driving and it overheated again, had it towed. They said they found a hole in the radiator so I...
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