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  1. 325ci "jumping! idle, sometimes stalls on idle

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    Hi! I just joined this forum because I have an BMW e46 325ci that has something faulty with the engine. When the car gets somewhat warm the idle will start "jumping". It goes from high RPM and drops quick to low RPM, then catches up again and rises RPM. Most of the times this jumping will...
  2. Chick w 1st e46 need a help

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    Hey I always am runnin into bullshit mechanics that try to jerk me off just because I'm a chick but little do they know I have some auto mechanic experience but now here are my questions.... 1.Do I really ALWAYS need to go to BMW to buy parts? 2. My coolant keeps leaking and every other day...
  3. Running rough/engine ticking

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    So I was racing one of my mates, just hit red line in 3rd, went to shift to 4th when I hear what sounded like tyre screech to me, but to my friend in the car next to me sounded like metal grinding. Anyway, problem now is my car is extremely un responsive. Idles rough, runs rough and is making a...
  4. HELP with 2 engine issues.

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    i have a 2001 330ci and im having two issues. 1. smoke coming from behind the engine. 2.leaking coolant fluid, just today smoke came from the Radiator Coolant Expansion Tank Bottle Im not sure what to do about issue #1, i think its either the valve cover gasket seals? or the entire valve cover...
  5. E46 engine problem?

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    Hey guys, I drive a 2001 E46 coupe with 130,000+ miles. I turned my car on today to find it made unusual "puttering" sounds and smelled of burnt plastic. Can anyone enlighten me as to what the problem may be? - Erika
  6. Blue Devil Engine Cooling Sealant

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    Has anyone ever use the listed product above? I may have Blown head gasket and currently I can't afford to ditch out 3,000 + dls to get the engine fixed. Symptoms of vehicle * (Cold Start) White smoke coming out of muffler for about 30 seconds or so about twice a week * Sweet smell * I took...
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