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  1. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    I have an idea/challenge for myself to build an 2.8 m52tub28 for as little as I can possibly manage. I don't have a set power goal or budget, its just a passion project for the next few months. With that being said, so far i have a m54b30 intake cam shaft i got from a junkyard for 40 bucks...
  2. E46 General
    Hi guys, frustrating case here, maybe I'm crazy. So I've done a significant amount of work on a 2002 325i Touring I bought some time back that I am planning on taking on a rally through Scandinavia in February (7500km round trip from Hamburg, Germany and yes, I know, maybe an e46 wasn't the best...
  3. E46 General
    Hey everyone. My cars coolant line bursted mid drive and i had to drive from that spot to a parking lot about 2km away in order to get towed home. I topped up the coolant as soon as i realized my pipe was leaking but when i got to the parking lot it was completely bone dry. There was no knocking...
  4. E46 General
    Hi all, I'm running into problem on my '02 330Ci, where I get BMW error codes 228, 203, 151 within a few minutes of clearing the codes. I initially had a lean bank one fault, but when I installed a new O2 sensor for bank 1, I got these codes now. Not sure what to do next and I do not want to...
  5. E46 General
    Vid of noise ^^^^^ Pls help me out here. This just started happening recently and i’m not too sure what it is. I’m thinking it’s my idler pulley? Could maybe be the alternator aswell? It doesn’t effect my driving at all so i’m not too sure what it is. Thanks
  6. E46 General
    Hi all, First-time poster, long-time reader. I'm having some issues with my 330ci (2003 reg). I'm currently pulling the codes P1345, P1351, and P0300. The car starts, runs, and drives fine, as long as I don't let it idle. If I leave the car idling for ~10 secs, whether that be hot or cold, it...
  7. Europe
    I was replacing the head gasket on my e46 320td(M47TUD20) 2001 bmw compact due to severe oil leakage, but when trying to unscrew the main head screws, 2 of them sheared off and were left in the engine block, I drilled them out over many hours and made sure to re-thread the holes so that they can...
  8. Europe
    Hi For some time now I`ve had issues with a terrible high pitched loud squealing sound. The sound seems to be from the engine bay or under the front/middle part of the car. The sound appears after driving the car about an hour or so The sound is constant with little variation The sound seems...
  9. Europe
    Turbo have blown up, filling the intercooler and intake with oil. Solution, hopefully only replacing intercooler and turbo. Hi.. This is regarding a remapped 320dat. 2002mod So, I am the kind of guy who drives his car with faults until it breaks down instead of fixing it in time to save alot...
  10. E46 General
    I am dropping my trans to service the shift pins and pilot bearing, things I didn’t do when I first dropped my engine and paid for later. I am dreading the bellhousing bolts considering I am doing this project in my family garage on jack stands. taking them out is one thing, but putting them...
  11. E46 XI
    reinstalling a new used engine in my 2005 325xi engine and trans together . Does the intake need to be off for install ?
  12. Driveline
    After 350,000 miles my engine is done. I am looking to either rebuilt my engine, or put a new engine.
    $1,000 USD
  13. E46 General
    Hey everyone I live on the big island of hawaii and it downpours almost every other day for a couple of hours. I started to notice that my cabin air filter box would collect a generous amount of water inside and then proceed to dump it all over my exhaust manifold while I'm driving causing a...
  14. E46 General
    Was changing starter on the car, took a break for couple of months now not sure how all the connections should be lined up (see image 1), there are also other hoses that need a connection. Looking for any information on what these different lines are. Thanks
  15. Australia
    Hello everyone I am new to the forum so apologies if I’m not familiar with the rules etc. My car is a bmw e46 318i 2004 M sport. It seems to have an issue.From what I have observed there is smoke coming out of the exhaust in the morning after a cold start up and when accelerating at times, very...
  16. E46 M3
    Hi everyone I’m new to posting on this but I’ve owned different BMW for almost 10 years. I bought a 2004 M3 in March 2021 and it was a auto to manual conversion. I am not 100% sure this is the reason of the problem I am having but I am hoping someone can help me. Basically when I am driving at...
  17. E46 General
    Hey guys, I own a 2005 325Ci and I’m getting to 250k miles soon so I’m doing all kinds of preventive maintenance. I’ve already done cooling, CCV, air and vacuum hoses, etc… I can’t seem to find posts stating particular issues with the timing in this engine but I heard some catastrophic failures...
  18. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I’m working on rebuilding my engine and I could not get the trans separated when I pulled it. A buddy and I got it to move about an inch back and I know there’s a ton of threads talking about that and what to do but none of them have said anything about the trans completely...
  19. E46 General
    Hey everyone my car recently has been running perfectly with no codes on a ebay maf sensor that the previous owner bought for $18. I decided to buy a new one from fcp euro (VDO) and now all of a sudden my car is throwing all of these codes. Any ideas? I also did a smoke test for any vaccum leaks...
  20. E46 General
    Hello Everyone, I recently rebuilt the top & bottom end of my m54b30 in my 330ci and during the rebuild I also swapped the GM automatic trans for an 5 speed manual GM trans. Upon finishing the rebuild & swap when I was ready to start the car up for the very first time it notice the gear...
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