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  1. Australia
    Hey guys I am having an issue with my 99 e46 323i.. auto when I start it I am getting a loud grinding noise! i bought the car with this noise (cheap) starter motor is new but I didn’t put it in... befire I pull the intake off and starter off has anyone had this issue and fixed it?? the flex...
  2. General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I recently purchased an 05 330i (sport and premium packages / non-zhp). Alpine white with the 2 tone interior with the Nat brown Montana leather. Just over 100k miles, exterior clean, shops have said it’s in really good shape compared to others they see. New brakes, wheels...
  3. Europe
    In the near future I'm changing my subframe and differential bushings, and while I'm at it, I was thinking of replacing the bolts and nuts that go through the bushings. The problem I have is, most of the bolts are non-standard dimensions, fine threaded and coated, and it's almost impossible to...
  4. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey guys, I bought a 3.30Ci 3 months ago. And it was converted from auto transmission. Now I have 3.38 final drive ratio and it makes my top speed about 230-240 km/h at 7000rpm. Besides, at my normal cruising speeds (90-100 km/h) my engine rev is so high (about 3000rpm @100km/h). Of course I can...
  5. General E46 Forum
    So the fuel filter I order arrived and the vacuum line nozzle thingy was crooked. I don’t know if it has been bent during transports or if it’s factory error. I can’t see any obvious cracks or anything. So is it safe to use? Or should I consider buying a new one?
  6. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, hope you are all doing well. I just have a quick question about the e46 320d 150hp. First, when I got the car I replaced the engine mounts as the original ones were gone and it somewhat fixed the violent shake when turning off the engine. However, the shakes are still there (quite...
  7. General E46 Forum
    Found a steal on 225/55/17 wheels and tires. Would they work on 2003 325xi wagon without modification?? Thanks guys
  8. ///M3 Forum
    So I slid straight into a curb sideways, snapped NSR rear trailing arm, upper control arm, driveshaft, and bent camber arm.. I've definitely bent the frame where the trailing arm connects as you can see a kink in the rear quarter, any idea if the frame is repairable? Also the rear subframe...
  9. Engine & Performance
    I installed a K&N Filter system and have the complete original Air Filter box and associated parts for sale. Make Offer. Shipping from Maryland. Let me know if interested.
  10. Europe
    Hey guys, I've owned an e46 coupe n42b20 engine bmw for the better part of a decade now, a few years ago i tried doing a burnout(like a f"in idiot) and because my drive shaft had a bad rubber bushing and flex disc cracked, the car shook itself stupid, and the major trepidation triggered a limp...
  11. General E46 Forum
    Just checked my oil and it looks like I definitely need to change it. What oil do you guys recommend I use for my E46 330i. What filter should I get to? A link to the product would be great too Thank you
  12. Suspension and Braking
    Hi guys, I know im new but I am selling my brand new airlift 3p kit for the e46 chassis. Never put it on and no longer need it. I am looking for $2400 shipped.
  13. BC, AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
    Ive had my 2004 bmw 330i zhp for about 3 years now, everything was running super good until one night when my headgasket decided it had enough. I got it looked at and found out the previous owner did work on it and messed up the tensioner threads and the headbolt threads. Machine work to fix...
  14. General E46 Forum
    Hello, i'm back, i have a sound that i dont know from where it is, i heard like an air that is passing through something. The car is an E46 320D coupe. First video is when the engine is cold from inside the vehicle...
  15. General E46 Forum
    Hi so I’ve done an engine swap from a 318 to 330. I have endless problems. so I started getting a miss fire and was showing cam shaft sensor so put a new one on code went but then I started getting 4 miss fire codes and it’s driving with no power. I then took it to someone who thought two bad...
  16. General E46 Forum
    My window on the driver side goes easily down but when i press it to go up it goes really slow and stops, but if i help it up with my hand it continues to go up and shut. I have taken out the regulator but it seems that it is fine(goes smooth both ways) and i wonder if the cable might need lube...
  17. General E46 Forum
    What is this switch for??It’s a black switch under the driver side foot well I just added a picture
  18. E46 Convertible
    My center console was wearing so I decided to replace it over the weekend. When I pulled the arm rest and everything out. I noticed a cable that wasn’t plugged into anything. I moved it next to the rear ash tray light cable. See pics attached!
  19. General E46 Forum
    Hey all, I’m the proud owner of a 2000 BMW 328Ci 5-speed manual transmission. Ive owned the car for 8 years. I’ve been looking around and I haven’t been able to find any cars like mine on the market that are manual transmission. It has made me start to wonder, could a somewhat limited edition...
  20. General E46 Forum
    Hello, long story short my key got desynchronized and it was the only way inside the car because of no lock cylinder on the door, now I am trying to get inside from the trunk using NavCoder, i got connected on the Kbus, tried sending various codes such as open windows, open all doors, remote...
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