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  1. Tear in chassis under rear seat

    General E46 Forum
    Went to remove the sound deadening in my 2005 330i today and was surprised by a tear in the body itself. The tear is a few inches above where the bottom seatbelt mounts are and pretty much stretches for the width of the interior. I was pretty concerned when I saw this and was wondering if anyone...
  2. Does my intake boot need replacing?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Was just looking over the engine bay (no car problems that I can tell, runs nice!) but I’ve heard cracked intake boots are common so looked at mine while I was poking about. To me it looks pretty damn cracked. But like I said, no issues. Common to look like this or is it on its way out...
  3. Possible SubFrame Crack? / Undercoat Scratch Touch Up/ Rear Bushing Replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Among other things, I pulled out the rear diff tonight (I'm doing all the rear bushings) and managed to drag it / rest it against the front of the spare tire well on its way out. It left a few small scratches in the undercoating and in one little spot I can see a bit of shiny metal exposed...
  4. Help! 325ci misfiring and distinctive crack sound

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, so my 2002 e46 325ci has been sitting in my garage for around a 2 weeks and has not been driven because I am waiting on my new clutch to arrive, so today I decided to turn it over and let it run for a few minutes to check everything was okay. Well, everything was not. It started...
  5. Bad CSB Bolts Ripped Out Cracking Undercarriage

    General E46 Forum
    So this is the 2nd time my Center Support Bearing has gone bad. The first time was about 4-6 months ago. Since then I've had a few other issues causing me to replace my entire cooling system, battery and starter. After replacing the starter I hit up auto zone and had them test it as well as my...
  6. Urgent Hatch Glass Replacement - any ideas?

    E46 Touring
    Hey there, Unfortunately the worst window that could have possibly broken on my touring, broke on the freeway the other day. I don't know how it happened but my rear hatch glass just shattered on I90. So, I need to replace it and FAST, does anybody have a website or possibly a spare I can...
  7. What can I do about these couple of spots on my car? I'm a newbie with auto detailing

    E46 Convertible
    Here's a link to the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/bJN4I The first two pictures are of the hood that has the regular exterior finish. The last couple are of the convertible opening lid (made of fiberglass maybe?). I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to clean these spots up or prevent...
  8. Cracked oil pan?

    General E46 Forum
    Yesterday on my way home after a 300 mile trip I managed to bottom out on an especially tall speed bump at low speed (my 330Ci isn't lowered from stock). It didn't sound particularly bad so I didn't think too much of it. After about 3 miles I got home and as I was finished parking I noticed my...
  9. DIY - Fixing a cracked engine cover (?)

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Okay guys so I had a look under my hood the other day and noticed that my plastic engine cover (is there a real name for this guy?) was cracked. So naturally I ran out to Home Depot and got some sticky stuff to fix it up all nice. Here goes. You can see the crack here where the oil cap screws...
  10. Coolant leak help. (Pics)

    General E46 Forum
    Oh dear, it seem's my 01' 330ci has a coolant leak. Now I've found the source of the leak, to be honest it looks me right in the eye when I open the hood. There seems to be a small crack in the piece connected to the side of the radiator near the expansion tank, and plenty of coolant around the...
  11. Passenger window not lowering when door is opened

    E46 Convertible
    So normally when you open the door the window is supposed to drop ~1/8" so that it doesn't catch on the weather stripping. For some reason it didn't one of the times the door was opened, and when it closed the forward corner of the glass gouged up my a pillar and chipped the corner in the...
  12. Subframe Bushings help.

    ///M3 Forum
    Im pretty sure the bushings need to be replaced because i hear the clunk noise when shifting at low speeds. I know usually with this the subframe causes cracks, but i dont hear any of the noises associated with a crack. could it be i only need the bushings and not welding, or does bad bushings...
  13. E46 subframe crack

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I own a 1999 323ci and yes, I now join the many others with a subframe crack, mine is in the left on the rear. I'm in the process of working out what is the best way to repair the crack. BMW have told me the best process is to cut out the section and to replace it, $6000-$8000...
  14. Crack on Intake Elbow causing SES (Service Engine Soon) Light

    General E46 Forum
    I was getting an SES light on my car saying that I was lean on banks 1 & 2 and I was previously blaming it on my Conforti intake, but after some advice from @mkodama I decided to disassemble the entire Intake for closer inspection to see if there might be a vacuum leak. I ended up finding a...
  15. OEM Expansion Tank Questions/Concerns

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    In preparation for completing an overhaul to my cooling system, I was wondering, what is the capacity of our OEM expansion tank? I plan on replacing it with an aftermarket aluminum unit of some sort (hopefully that way i won't have to worry about cracking). Also, what size fittings does the...
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