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  1. E46 General
    I recently did a full cooling system flush on my '99 328i. (Drained expansion tank, radiator, AND engine block. After draining the old coolant (not sure what it was but prob was the bmw branded coolant. I let it idle and for a little while with only distillled water 3 times and also put some...
  2. E46 General
    I'm posting this because I've seen a few people struggle with hard pipe corrosion recently. A while ago, someone inquired about replacing them WITHOUT removing the intake manifold. Is that even possible? When I replaced mine, I disconnected everything. I can't even begin to imagine replacing the...
  3. E46 General
    I discovered a couple days ago that both of the coolant hoses that fit beneath the intake manifold are leaking. Well, one of them is, but I'm replacing both just 'cause. Is there anything else that I should replace while I have the intake manifold off? (vacuum lines, for example) I don't want...
  4. E46 General
    I recently purchased my second E46 in the fall of 2020. One of the first things I took care of was bleeding the cooling system since I was getting an intermittent coolant light and little to no heat (I believe this gave me heat again for a short period of time). The previous owner had stated...
  5. E46 General
    Fortunately, my cooling system hasn't caused me any issues since my last post about it. However, I'm always wanting to learn more about these cars. I saw a thread somewhere on the internet about overfilling the coolant reservoir/filling it too high. My question is, where does the excess coolant...
  6. E46 General
    hey guys, recently bought a 330ci back in August and I finally saved up enough for some tools and a cooling system refresh kit. Now I originally saw mango's post and the FCP Euro kit which I was set on getting on but I recently came across the ECS Tuning ones and I'm wondering if difference...
  7. E46 General
    My ownership of my 2001 325i has been great, it's probably the most fun I have ever had with a car, and it has turned me into a car/BMW guy. However, there has been a glaring issue with the car since I purchased it back in October of 2018. Coolant is leaking from somewhere and after 2 mechanics...
  8. E46 General
    Hello, :hi: I'm having a very strange problem with my E46 328i(M52TU). Some might say it's a head gasket, others will say its a cracked cylinder head or block. :argue: The problem occurred before 4 months. When i start up the car it miss fired very badly for 15-20 seconds. After that the car...
  9. E46 XI
    Hey guys, I had recently purchased a 2003 325xi (Manual), a little over a month ago. Everything up to last week had been perfectly fine until I was sitting in some pretty bad stop/go traffic and looked down to see the temperature gauge rising rapidly. I immediately pulled over and shut the...
  10. E46 General
    Its a sad day for fanatics everywhere.. Earlier this week my sister's 323 suffered a catastrophic cooling system failure. Was not given any details as to what exactly went wrong however we have been told it will not start and will need a new engine.. This is exactly why we turn our cars off...
  11. E46 General
    So, I just replaced my oil filter housing gasket. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary, like coolant leaks or other oil drips. All the cooling system parts were in good shape. I did replace the water pump/alternator etc. belt, which was cracked. Soon after that, I started hearing a...
  12. E46 General
    I started my car (2005 325i) earlier today and the low coolant light flashed yellow on the dashboard. I shut the car off and turned it back on and the light disappeared. Fearing that it would overheat and leave me stranded if I drove it to work, I refused to drive the car until I had the issue...
  13. E46 General
    Just bought a 2004 330xi with 150,000 miles. From what I've read on this site and others, it's clear that the cooling system needs to be overhauled at least once over the life of the vehicle. Is there any way to tell if it's been done recently? The vehicle has been well maintained by the...
  14. E46 General
    OK, so I just got a price from the stealer for a cooling system leak. The tech states that the system is leaking from multiple places; he wants to replace basically the entire system, with the exception of the radiator itself. The price is $1278 +tax. 3 1/2 hours labor for $553 and the rest is...
  15. E90 General
    I have a 2011 328i xDrive with 125,000 miles. Last week a squealing began when the engine was hot and at idle. The squeal subsides with increased RPMs and disappears around 2500 RPMs. Also the engine seems to idle a bit lower and rougher than previously. It's idling about 500-600 RPMs vs. the...
  16. DIY: Do It Yourself
    hi everyone. i have a 2001 330ci with manual transmission. am in the middle of installing the master cooling kit. getting ready to install new radiator, hoses and expansion tank. in the box that contained the new radiator, there was a a plastic bag with three O-rings (two larger and one...
  17. E46 General
    Hello everyone! Now as you can see by the title, I'm looking for a good site to buy parts from. I'm actually looking for a cooling system overhaul kit for my 325ci. I've been looking for quite a while and always resorted to purchasing parts from a shop called Jarry Auto Parts here in Montreal...
  18. E46 General
    This question seems to come up daily, so I made what I hope is a simple, easy to follow DIY. https://gumptiontrap.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/bmw-how-to-bleed-the-cooling-system/
  19. E46 General
    Hope my video helps with getting out your stuck bleeder screw and save you money by just buying the screw and not the whole upper radiator hose. (80$) DONT BUY AFTER MARKET PLASTIC SCREWS! Only OEM, around 6$. https://youtu.be/4p0tep4D6kg
  20. E46 General
    Hello , My first post ever but just wondering if I need to replace the whole radiator or If I can just buy the part alone . It's the plastic part attached on the right side of radiator next to the expansion tank . Not sure how to post a pic on here . Any help at all is appreciated .
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