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  1. Mechanical Over-Rev

    General E46 Forum
    I was in 3rd, went to shift into 4th at about 5500rpm and I shifted into 2nd... Don't know how or why I have never done this and car instantly lurched and looked like it hit over 7k... Instantly pushed clutch in couldn't have been more than a second. I coasted in neutral and engine was idling...
  2. Right rear tire negative camber

    General E46 Forum
    It looks like my right rear tire is sagging in a bit and has more negative camber than my left tire. Could this mean damaged components or just worn out parts? I just don't want this eating away by inner tire. Thanks
  3. front end post-crash damage w /photo - what do I need to replace?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I was involved in a crash with a semi on the highway this week during a snowstorm in my 2002 330ci. I was luckily just clipped on the front end and lost my front bumper. Before I tackle this project I want all of the necessary parts in hand. I know I need: - Bumper - Fog Lights -...
  4. 2002 330ci- passenger window stuck down

    General E46 Forum
    I know a lot of times this is the regulator but I think this is something different. Last night my girlfriend spilled juice by the cup holders that spilled also onto the window switches by the shifter. Immediately after both front and rear windows went the whole way down, and got stuck in...
  5. Frankenstien E46 touring

    General E46 Forum
    Am a proud owner of a 2003 325xi touring 5 speed with 240,000miles that I purchased almost a year ago for 4k (it needed A LOT of work). I'm a car guy, have been since I was little and I take great pride and joy in taking care of my car and working on it. I have a pretty sweet car for a 17 year...
  6. Ghetto headlight reflector repair

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    If anyone has had their headlights get so dim they hardly light up the road, you may want to check the reflector inside the projector. Mine (stock HIDs on an 03) were the plastic reflector style and all the chrome burned off. Here is my half-ass repair to get the headlights functional again...
  7. Expensive panel damage on my 318i, just bought

    Hey guys, this is such an unfortunate first post :cry:. Bought a 318i two weeks ago, was very pleased with my purchase, I worked hard for it, had plans towards making it clean. Didn't get any insurance right away - a big mistake. I street parked it when I visited a friend last Saturday night...
  8. DIY: Aux/mechanical fan to electric fan swap

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Tools/parts: - Floor jack and one jack stand - Philips screwdriver - Torx 25 bit - 8" extension - 3/8ths ratchet - 8mm socket or 8mm wrench - 9mm socket - 13mm socket - Fan clutch tools - OEM electric fan: 17117561757 - Expanding rivet: 17111712963 (for the expansion tank side to hold fan to...
  9. Wrecked into by a Taxi Cab.....

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    Alright, so I was leaving my local mall yesterday when, of course, the idiot taxi-cab driver comes and slams into the back of my 325ci. The damage is honestly not as bad as it could be (it's still driveable) but in addition to the bumper damage, my airbag light periodically comes on when I drive...