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  1. E46 General
    Hi all, So I have started doing my engine oil pan gasket as it has been leaking alot of oil from a ll around most likely due to age of the car. I have the car up on ramps and the engine lifted up a few inches with an engine support bar in place. As I unbolted the K Member and lowered the jack...
  2. E46 General
    Hi, ive been replacing the OFH gakset today. I had a couple questions that I didnt see in the couple threads I was using. Do I need to drain the oil out of the oil pan? Or do I just loosen the oil filter on top? Also, I only have the gasket and I dont have the vanos seal crush washers. I have...
  3. E46 General
    I need help, I bought this 2006 325ci Coupe with a blown head gasket for $800. It has a M54 engine and I pretty much have everything I need to repair it and the potentially stripped threads but I am seeing two options for head bolts on amazon. There are 95mm head bolts and then there are 110mm...
  4. E46 General
    I took my 323i to my mechanic and was told I had a valve cover leak. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as to which parts I should purchase to replace the cover and gasket. I understand OEM is always recommended but will after market parts that exceed OEM specifications...
  5. E46 General
    Hello, yesterday I did a much needed service. I changed the oil from 5w30 to Mobile 1 5w40, oil filter, cabin air filter, spark plugs and air filter. After the change a strange ticking noise started coming from the engine. I think it is coming from lifters but I am not sure. Also my old spark...
  6. E46 General
    Dealer shows heavy oil leaking from oil pan gasket. Independent M specialist inspected and shows same. Dealer wanted $ 2000 to replace BMW $75 gasket. M specialist sort of didn't want to do it, but wanted $1500. Oil was all over under carriage when I viewed it. car runs GREAT, still gets an...
  7. E46 General
    so the other morning i noticed a lot of smoke in my cabin (it was dark out and saw it when i opened my door and the lights came on) and milky, yellow looking residue on the oil cap, which makes me believe i blew my head gasket, but unlike the typical blown head gasket, i don't have any thick...
  8. E46 General
    Quick question about the valve cover on a 2004 BMW 330ci. My cover was recently damaged at it cracked. I have a new one to replace it but I was wondering if I needed to replace the gasket if I removed the valve cover. The only reason I am hesitated to replace the gasket is because I replaced it...
  9. E46 General
    This seems completely bizarre to me. Could my exhaust actually be louder after the exhaust gaskets were replaced? I just had my Guibo, CSB, and Trans Mt. replaced today. When I picked it up they told me they also had to replace the exhaust gaskets (exhaust must be dropped for access). As...
  10. E46 General
    Hi, I have a 2002 325i and I noticed some oil dripping onto a hose into the engine. I opened the oil cap and noticed some black sludge on it. I drove the car and then opened the cap again and this time white smoke came out and it smelled really bad like it was burning. I just had the head...
  11. E46 General
    Having an issue with my E46 Compact. It coincides with the air conditioning blowing, but blowing cold air and then sometimes hot. The coolant level kept showing low and had to be topped up. Had it in the garage, they checked the head gasket, etc. and everything was fine. Ironically, the car...
  12. E46 General
    Have a 2000 BMW 323ci changed the lens gasket becuase I had moisture in the headlight took everything off properly changed the gasket in the house so it was warm but still having moisture in the headlight!!! Please help really brings down the appearance of the car
  13. E46 General
    Hey guys, just wanted a third plus opinion on something regarding my 2000 328i... Pre-story: Overheated a few times on a drive to LA through the grapevine (30min wait between going again, I know I ****ed up here). Months before this, noticed coolant was continually low, so kept topping up...
  14. E46 General
    Car began steaming from radiator cap & fan. Immediately dropped car off at mechanic. After a week of diagnosis informed today that my gasket blew & fluid was leaking into radiator. Stated cost would be a whopping $2,600! I came on forum for some verification. Although I trust my mechanic in the...
  15. E46 General
    Hello fellow fanatics! So, I seem to have been losing oil for the past year or so. Every 200 miles I'm having to throw a quart in! There is no dripping on my driveway. Sometimes I can visibly see oil dripping from my oil filter housing. It seems that no matter what I do the o ring comes out of...
  16. E46 General
    I am going to buy a 325i this weekend. I have a report from the last oil change - it says "cooling system is not holding pressure". Does this mean I should stay away? That's catastrophic and indicates a blown head gasket, right? But then underneath it just recommends a standard radiator drain...
  17. E46 General
    Hello fanatics. Problem: The last few months, my car has been very unstable when it's coasting(ranging from 250-1000 RPM). But that's not all. I am also experiencing loss in my water level, up to 0.5 Litres per week (wich is a lot i know) and also up to 1 litre of oil per month! That is not...
  18. E46 XI
    Hi all, So my car had this problem when I would turn the heater the radiator light would come on and then turn off after turning the heater off. (I was planning to take it for a leak test....) I was driving it on freeway and turned on the cooler and the radiator light came on and stayed on...
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    Does the E46 have a gasket that runs the whole length of the front bumper or just behind the grill?
  20. E46 General
    Gasket is replaced so thats good. While reinstalling I sheared the center stud in the front. (Pic 1) Nearest BMW shop is 65 miles away so can I get away with driving it with it missing? If Not can I seal it with RTV and drive it? Second this little brittle tube next to O2 sensors decided to snap...
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