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  1. Camshaft Position Error Causing Engine to Die?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, My 2000 M52TU 323i started running extremely rough and stalling a few days ago. It would only stay running if I gave it a lot of gas. If I push in the clutch for example without giving it extra gas the engine will immediately die. I scanned the codes and I got: P1523 - 'A'...
  2. Engine noise, dieseling, could recent valve cover replacement be a factor?

    General E46 Forum
    Friends, I recently replaced the CVV, associated hoses, valve cover, and spark plugs. Shortly thereafter I noticed a new engine sound, sort of like a diesel engine. No dashboard lights, but it does seem to affect performance. My oil level sensor has never worked, but I check religiously...
  3. 2001 330ci Engine Noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hoping someone has heard this noise before and can help me diagnose it. It sounds like the old retractable antenna electric motors do when the cord breaks and they keep spinning. Thanks for the help!
  4. E46 no power to starter

    General E46 Forum
    I just finished installing the HG and studs for my turbo build. Put engine back together, and the starter solenoid just clicks when I attempt to start the car. Took it back apart and using a multimeter I found that the starter is not receiving voltage in any ignition position. It appears the 12V...
  5. Random Stalls

    General E46 Forum
    Hello dear e46 owners i have a problem whit my 2004 e46 318i (1.99l) I bought the car a year ago and boy was it full of problems first VVT was faulty now random engine stalls . So first things first when i bought the car it had engine chek light so i pluged in a scanner and it showed 8 VVT...
  6. Delete! Double posted accidently!

    General E46 Forum
    Delete, double posted accidently.
  7. Coding after engine Swap

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi. Short story long, i have a friend that bought manual 2000(pre Facelift) 325 with a blown engine in which we have now transplanted the engine from an 02(facelift) Auto 330i. Before planning the swap i did some research and came to the conclusion that with the DME, EWS and key from the 330i...
  8. Before I Let It Go

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello fanatics just want to get a bit of an input from knowledgeable people about an issue I have that does not really make any sense. To make a long story short I have a 2002 330XI stick shift with almost 200K miles on it. One cold morning as I was gently pulling out of a parking spot my car...
  9. Engine Module Plug Layout

    General E46 Forum
    I recently pulled my engine wiring harness module for some refreshing as I was also pulling the intake manifold for a pass of cleaning, CCV, OFHG, Vacuum hoses, coolant system etc etc from the "I just bought a craigslist E46 task list" I am experienced with both cars and custom circuitry but...
  10. Running on low oil/inconsistent dipstick reading

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, Very new to owning an E46 so I had some questions. I checked my oil not too long ago (just a few days or so) and the level was fine so I was a little worried when my oil level sensor light came on when I turned my car off in a parking lot at school today. Even though I know that my oil...
  11. Engine oil for M54B30 in the blazing Middle East?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, Time to change my oil and need some advice. Last oil I have used was the Liqui Moly Molygen 5W40. Should I stick to that? Or should I go for Red Line 15w15? I currently have a couple of leaks: Main seal and valve cover (again for the third time 14 months).
  12. E46 M3 2003 BMW M3 - 93,000 - SMG - Part Out

    Parting Out
    Hey guys, yeah... I bought another one This one is a pre LCI, 2003 BMW M3- sorry guys no LED tails. Its titanium silver on black and has 93,000 miles. The car is absolutely mint, and no expense was spared for maintenance. Its been dealer serviced all of its life and was enthusiast owned...
  13. P0014 and P0102 codes after VANOS fix

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    I just installed the Besian system Vanos and after a few start-ups I started getting rev bouncing on startup and I got the P14 and P102 codes. When I drive the car it idles better than before the VANOS fix but it has issues on start and also has a check engine light with those codes. It did have...
  14. Parting out 2001 330i sedan

    Parting Out
    Please see link. Parting out due to Diff blown. High Mileage engine. Located near Toronto. Please email via Kijiji.
  15. Is your high milage E46 caked in oil?

    General E46 Forum
    Don't worry. Mine was as well when I first got it 5 years ago. Since then, I've replaced every oil seal imaginable and have a squeaky clean engine. Not only is it much more enjoyable to work on, it greatly helps with PM as leaks can be more easily detected. With very little time and $$, you too...
  16. Help me diagnose this weird code

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    Hi everyone, I've googled around and the only results I found for these were some vague and inconclusive descriptions from 2009, so hopefully you can help. My SES light came on (because it had been off for a week, and it missed me), and I pulled the codes on the Peake reader. 2002 M3 Coupe...
  17. 2004 325i - Tapping sound from left-side of engine bay?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, Bought my 325i a month ago, drove and felt absolutely perfect. Only done 3 long journeys, the last one being a couple of weeks back - it's at 78K miles and hasn't had any previous issues regarding sounds or performance. About a week ago, I noticed an odd tapping sound when I was...
  18. Trouble codes...

    General E46 Forum
    Can anyone tell me what these mean?
  19. Do i have rod knock?!!

    General E46 Forum
    About three weeks ago my car started making a whistling sound. It sounded like a jet engine. At first it was RPM dependent. Only did it when around 1800-3000 rpms. Over the course of the next week it became almost constant. I heard it at start up. Just about all the time when I drove. Yesterday...
  20. 330i sitting up for a year, what should i expect out of it?

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    So right now I have had this 01 330i for about a year. It has 298k miles on it and it still pulls hard and drives exceptionally smooth (Ive only had one case of the tranny slipping from first to second). But i havent replaced the tires, spark plugs, or anything major on it. The only thing that...