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  1. General E46 Forum
    After a long day of cuts, dirt, bruises, cramps in my legs, feet, back, hands and even a** (i'm 20 and I drink a lot of water >:( ) and only having hand tools, I finally got off both of the cats and here's what I found. The bank 2 cat was indeed clogged, I'll put a picture down below and my Bank...
  2. General E46 Forum
    I know this is a time consuming job... but I got my magnaflow catalytic converter yesterday and Im a little tight money now so i can't really go out and get charged $500 for labor when I'd rather spend less than that on tools and do it myself. I have a jack and 2 jack stands... im not going to...
  3. Suspension & Braking
    Installation of MaXpeedingRods coilovers for the e46 chassis Part 1 In this comprehensive guide, I will be covering the installation of a set of MaXpeedingRods adjustable coilovers. Following the installation process will be my personal review. This guide should be consistent with the...
  4. General E46 Forum
    When I replaced spark plugs last time, I noticed that two of the ignition coils have a funny-looking surface. At first I thought they were caked with greasy oil, but the uneven texture is the surface itself and is rock hard. It looks like the plastic has melted or been attacked by a chemical...
  5. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello E46 Fanatics 🙋‍♂️ Here is a DIY video tutorial about replacing glow plugs on a BMW M47N engine, 318D and 320D in European market. This 4 cylinder diesel engine can be found in 318D and 320D e46 models from 2001 to 2005 (European Market only if i'm not mistaking?) and also in X3's 2.0D up...
  6. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello everyone ! If you are interested, we posted a tutorial on how to restore your center console, famous for their shitty "soft touch" coatings ! English subtitles available :) There is plenty of ways to restore them, like plastidip for example, but we went with plastic primer and Matt black...
  7. E46 Convertible
    What part is broken so I can order that first? Thanks in advance to anyone who has the time to reply. Rehabbing my daughter's new 2001 E46 330ci vert has so many priorities that I haven't taken on the power top yet. But Spring is Coming....
  8. Australia
    Hey guys, I bought a valeo single mass kit off Amazon for my e46 320i A couple of weeks back. It came today and the box was torn to shreds. There was no padding used anywhere and all the bolts were rolling around in the box (amazingly I still have them all). Theres a small amount of damage in...
  9. New Member Introductions
    First off I’d like to say I’m glad to be joining this new community and hoping to grow and learn with all of you about cars and bmw knowledge in general but my question today is an e46 a good first car to get ? I have no car knowledge but I feel confident and able to do the basics and work my...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Hi guys I want to retrofit the reverse tilt feature to my E46, Please note that I don't want the power-folding mirrors. Just the reverse tilt feature! Please guide me to anyone who knows how to do it. My car specs as follows, Manually adjustable seats, no memory, no power-adjustable...
  11. General E46 Forum
    A light, white vapor starts coming from behind the engine on the exhaust manifold side everytime car gets to an operating temp. It's a 318i 4cyl so it cannot be vanos, doesn't have one. Cannot be vcg, had all the gaskets replaced around the head. Smells like burning plastic or rubber. It doesn't...
  12. General E46 Forum
    A light, white vapor starts coming from behind the engine on the exhaust manifold side everytime car gets to a operating temp. It's a 318i 4cyl so it cannot be vanos, doesn't have one. Cannot be vcg, had all the gaskets replaced around the head. Smells like burning plastic or rubber. It doesn't...
  13. Forced Induction Forum
    Hi, have been reading through the forums and cant find the exact info I need. I have a project car which is a 2003 auto e46 325 m54 engine, I also have an Eaton m62 A1110900380 S/c. What other parts am I going to need in order to fully install the S/C? The kits are too expensive and would like...
  14. General E46 Forum
    Told you I'd be back with another problem! Already done so much to this car to get it in good condition so the list is definitely becoming rather short now however. I have a kind of knocking/grinding noise (more similar to knocking than grinding) that seems to be occurring at the rear right...
  15. General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, Recently took my propshaft out to replace the rather old flex disc and CSB. The rear CV joint on the propshaft was pretty stuck on the diff and after 3 hours of trying, it finally came loose, but had fallen apart. Ive tried every combination possible to put it back together but I seem...
  16. Car Care & Detailing
    Hey all, I have bought a black Nappa leather interior for my E46 m3. The seats are in overall good condition with the xception of one tear in the driver seat bolster. I’m getting quoted around $400 for a lot of places. I’m here to see if there are any other alternatives I can take. I have...
  17. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    So, I’m doing a transmission swap and I understand that there is a lot of information about people doing already. I’ve done two months worth of research and I couldn’t find the answers I need. I have mechanical experience so I have no problem with the work I just don’t want to spend $1500 plus...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hi all, first post here as a brand new poster (very exciting, i know). Been a fan of E46's for a while now and im finally looking to pull the trigger and pick one up. One particular car for sale at the moment caught my eye... A manual 325ci with just over 80k miles. The car is being sold rather...
  19. General E46 Forum
    Hello Everyone! Hope you all are doing well. I am thinking of replacing my windshield on my 03 330xi, I go to the junkyard a lot for many parts. If I go and I find a good windshield, how hard would it be to take out of the junkyard car? And then take out my cracked windshield and put in the...
  20. General E46 Forum
    Here is my solution to the DSC/ABS/brake warning light issue. It began with the DSC/ABS/brake warning lights suddenly turning on, along with the speedometer and mileage counter not working. And the ABS rattle in the brake pedal would come on at low speeds. After doing some online research...
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