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  1. 320CI Gearbox Difficult shifting when sitting still

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Recently started to have some issues shifting gears when at a standstill, originally this was only apparent when cold but recently it happens regardless of engine temp. Following some of the other threads online I changed the tranny oil using a 50/50 mix of redline mtl & d4 atf oil...
  2. 2004 330Ci GM auto transmission gremlins

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    Hi. My gearbox has a difficulty going into 4th gear. when i say difficulty , its only when i am going up the gears while more than 50% throttle, the rpm goes all the way upto 6000 rpm and nothing happens, its like it goes into neutral (or the torque converter unlocks and locks after the gear is...
  3. Transmission Swap on my E46?

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    I have an 2001 E46 sedan with the standard 5 speed transmission i have heard that this transmission and gearbox isnt the best around so i was wondering whether or not its a good idea to do a transmission and gearbox swap? Should i just keep the transmission the same or swap it out for a 6 speed?
  4. Can I use an E36 Gearbox in a E46

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    I have a 2000 BMW 323i Auto with the GM ZF transmission and I was wondering if I can use an E36 gearbox from an earlier year? My car has an E36 engine (M52TUB25) common in the E36 years so the question is worth a shot and if so where is a good DIY on it? Thanks guys.
  5. Fuel Issues or Autobox?

    Hi there, Since purchasing my E46 I have become not too happy about its power delivery! Starting the car it is fine as I purchased a new battery as a precaution but when pulling off it again is ok up to about 3000 RPM. At this point the car it is a little reluctant to go above 3000 RPM but...
  6. Help Required: Auto to Manual Conversion

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    Hey there guys I am from Sydney Australia and I have owned my 2002 320i Touring (M54B22) for a year, the owner before me was my father since brand new. I love the car and have invested time and money into it, most recently buying all the parts to do the manual conversion. I am currently...
  7. Wierd behaviour below 1k

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    Hi All, Just got my E46 just joined e46 fanatics did some searching and could not find a solution for the problem im having. First of all its an automatic and here is the problem im having, i only experience this at low speeds. It happens when i accelerate from say the lights, and i slow...
  8. E36 gearbox in E46?

    Is it possible to fit an E36 gearbox into and E46? I have been trying to find an answer but can't seem to get any info. Mines the early E46 so its got the M43 which is similar to E36 M43? and gearbox model numbers are same but part number is different. I did speak to someone and he says "Even...
  9. WTB: Wanted BMW 318i E46 GM Dual Sump Auto Gearbox

    I am after a gearbox for a BMW Year: 1998 Model: 318i Badge: E46 Transmission: Auto Gearbox model: A4S 310R GM Dual Sump Let me know if you got a working second hand one or if can get hold of one, Need it ASAP as my current one needs to be replaced or rebuilt, thinking replacing would be...
  10. Gearbox Pops Out of Gear

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    The car is a 99 323i with manual gearbox. I have a problem similar to this one. If the RPM are too low, the shifter just pops back into neutral. If I try to hold it in 3rd gear position, it feels like the gears might be grinding, so I let go and it pops back into neutral. If I increase the RPM...

    E46 illuminated M3 GEARSHIFT ASSEMBLY / GEARBOX The main part numbers associated with this piece are: 25112229428 25111434100 61131378106 25112228710 25117527255 Price for the entire assembly $150 SHIPPED OBO
  12. E46 M3 Gearshift Assembly 6-speed / Gearbox Shift Knob

    Engine & Performance
    NEW PRICE POSTED!! $130 + shipping E46 M3 GEARSHIFT ASSEMBLY / GEARBOX The main part numbers associated with this piece are: 25112229428 25111434100 61131378106 25112228710 25117527255 This is in excellent condition and is from a 6-Speed M3. This is illuminated. This will fit the...
  13. How to drive a steptronic BMW 330Ci??

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    O.K now I know everybody who will read this post is probably going to burst out laughing at what I am asking, but I really dont know and would like to know. I just recently got hold of a 2001 Bmw 330ci with 35,000 miles. The car was barely driven. Can somebody please give me a walkthrough on how...