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  1. Hole for oil pan stripped - need opinion

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone, Two weeks ago I bought a 2003 330xi and I have already replaced the spark plugs, and fixed rust and now I am working on the Ebrake (just waiting to find a kit for cheap) Anyway my car is leaking oil because one of the holes for the oil pan going into the block is stripped. Is...
  2. Vapor Barrier DIY

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Fanatics! After a long time I decided to fix my leaky doors on my sedan. I installed brand new Vapor Barriers on my front two doors, and cleaned the door drains. According to my friend who is a Technician at the local stealership; the design of the door on the E46 allows for water to enter...
  3. Oil Change Help Please!!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi everyone, I'll try to make this as concise as possible. Yesterday I was changing my oil (2005 325ci), and the oil plug broke. I did not realize it was broken until I went to but it back in. I didn't think much of it, and bought a new plug and put it in. Today I noticed some leaking and...
  4. Snapped the top off MAF

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have searched for a similar situation but couldn't seem to find any posts on it. It seems like it would have happened to someone else. While diagnosing my coolant leak, I removed the air box. I'm doing so, I accidentally broke the top off the MAF. To where you can grab the plastic...
  5. Just Bought 330Ci

    General E46 Forum
    Hi I just bought an 2002 330Ci. There's a few immediate things I want to get done and I was hoping for some help. Firstly, I posted prior but did not really get a sufficient answer... I want to add music playing to my car. Sadly I can't just get the simple $40 solution since I don't have the...
  6. Oxygen Sensor Prodlems

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have just replaced my o2 pretty cat sensor on my first bank after getting a fault code. Reason I only replaced on is because the other one was the wrong type. But now since I replace it the new o2 sensor is throwing miss fire codes for 1 and 3 and 2 fuel trim malfunctions any help would be...
  7. door lock cylinder issue/need part #

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Fanatics, I ordered a door lock repair kit and had trouble with the spring. I put the lock back in (broken) just so it could look like the car was locked to thieves. Well little did I know that if someone put a key in, the lock could come out. My sister did exactly that and I have all the...
  8. Dr. Color Chip - Steel Blue Metallic - Road Rash

    Exterior
    I accidentally ordered the wrong color code, and the return policy at Dr. Color Chip sucks, but this is for an e46 - maybe other models too... The bottle is SEALED. Color is Steel Blue Metallic - 372 I will part with the Kit for $50 or sell just the bottle of unopened paint (1oz), for $20...
  9. Steering Wheel Rip

    General E46 Forum
    Hey My steering wheel has a nice little tear in it. Surely this has happened to a few others out there, has anyone discovered a decent fix?
  10. 330xi sunroof problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, so I bought my 2003 330xi a week ago and the sunroof does not work. It will go up and down in the back but not forward and when I try there's a lot of loud repeated clicking. The drivers side of the sunroof appears to be higher than the passengers side leading me to believe that the...
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    ECS Tuning is proud to offer Genuine BMW Touch Up Paint Sticks!!! Direct from BMW to ensure the proper color matching. Touch up those nasty rock chips, or left over markings from a careless car door and get your bimmer looking good again! Alpine White I Touch Up Paint Stick - 146 Alpine...
  13. Good indy repair shops in DMV

    General E46 Forum
    Does anyone know a really good indy repair shop in the Washington , D.C. , or maryland area. I used a shop (Rossi's) in SilverSpring, MD for years but was finally cheated to many times. I live in Washington and need to find a shop that can diagnose my car problems or just somewhere that I can...
  14. Indented leather.. PLEASE HELP!

    Car Care & Detailing
    I recently swapped in an imola red m3 interior into my car and found that both rear seats have indents in the leather from shipping. What can I do to remove the indentations? I have heard hot water or alcohol but would like to hear from a professional first.
  15. Car Diagnosis

    General E46 Forum
    Could anyone elaborate on my recent car diagnosis. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABS/DSC Diagnosis Status: ERROR -> Read the error memory...! Fault Code : F152 152 DSC button Fault Code ...
  16. Help!! Window Pops

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    When I roll my driver side front window up and down it makes a horrible popping sound and moves around. When the window is halfway down it is very loose, I can move it around with my hand and I can't do that on any of my other windows. It moves like it is out of alignment with a guidance track...
  17. Whistling sound at high RPMS

    General E46 Forum
    My car is auto (if it helps, I would rather be driving a manual but I'm stuck with auto :tsk:) but to be more specific, it's Steptronic. As I'm accelerating and my car reaches about 6,000+ rpms, it makes a loud whistling sound that's easily heard from my friend while he's driving his E46. Also...
  18. **Subframe Fix, Dealer Thread**

    California
    Hey guys i'm scared my subframe is gone *looks at sig* I thought it'd be useful to post up what dealers you've used to check your subframe & what mods you had on (if any) so people can figure out what dealers are more mod 'friendly' and what aren't. Car: Dealer: Mods: (if any) Comments: I...
  19. Please convince me to keep my e46

    General E46 Forum
    Ugh, I'm thiiiiiiiis close to trading my baby in on a used Mazda3. Crazy, I know. But here is the breakdown: 2001 BMW 330Ci 5MT Steel Gray, red leather, sport package, xenons 130,000 miles Has (recently fixed): - Front Control Arms/CABs (10k miles ago) - Complete cooling system overhaul (7k...
  20. Help!!!! 04 330ci headlight problem!!!!

    Lighting Forum
    My driver headlight is out. my high beams work on both sides and my corner ones do too. i have an error code on my dash that gives me a red symbol of my driver side headlight. How can I fix this???????:cry::banghead: Ohh and it makes a sound when I swith to auto mode like its trying to come on.
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