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  1. Car Care
    Hello all can anyone recommend any product and methods to protect my arches, I’ve just had the rears filled and repainted to remove any rust. i want to avoid rust in the future so any preventative methods would be highly appreciated
  2. UK
    Hi, hoping someone can shed some light. Around a year ago my beloved 00' E46 316i se ran into a few overheating issues. Its a 1.9l Inline 4 from factory and from what I can gather these engines were created for the 318i e36's. The car was bought on 54k and was absolutely mint, around 6 months...
  3. E46 General
    Hello, first post ever because I'm stumped. I Drive a 2005 325i with the GM auto trans So a while back I had my serpentine belt slip and it cause the whole car to overheat. I overhauled the whole cooling system and then found I needed to do a head gasket job. So I went ahead did it, pulled the...
  4. Southwest
    I am in the DFW area, looking to rent a Time-Sert Kit locally if anyone around here has one they can loan me for a day or two? I’m, of course, willing to pay a rental fee, provided it’s far less than the cost to purchase one. I am ordering the inserts now which should be in on Sunday (Oct. 23rd)...
  5. 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...
  6. E46 General
    Sunk cost fallacy is real. Have spent thousands restoring/rebuilding my 1999 328i through this pandemic and I hope this isn't the end of the line for its M52TU engine. I only use BMW/OE parts. Engine has overheated multiple times now. Issues began with a failed expansion tank 10k miles/3 years...
  7. Europe
    Hello everyone, Just today I have noticed smoke coming out of the front of my e46 316i 1.9L engine. My mom, who frequently drives the car told me that she had been smelling some funny odors in the cabin for a week now. Anyways, I went ahead and checked the oil cap and dip stick as a result and...
  8. E46 General
    Hi everyone, I recently purchased my first BMW a 1 family-owned 2002 330xi automatic with 160k on it. It served me well until I decided to replace the fan belts and camshaft position sensor. To do this I made a mistake, I broke the plastic crosshair on the MAF taking out the aribox. This might...
  9. E46 General
    Preface this by saying my shop hasn't called me back yet, so I'm waiting. Had an expansion tank explode on me a month or so back. They replaced it. Also have replaced water pump and thermostat. Was driving and it overheated again, had it towed. They said they found a hole in the radiator so I...
  10. E46 General
    Hello, does anybody know if you have to retime your engine when you remove the timing components from a m52tu? I did a head gasket job and removed the timing components to pull the head but locked the camshafts so they wouldn’t move. I zip tied the 2 sprockets connected to the chain that moves...
  11. E46 General
    I drive a Black 2004 e46 facelift 325xi. I blew out the head gasket diving a little ways without an oil change. I i would fix it but spending 2500 grand just to fix a stock engine seems kinda pointless when I can spend a little more on something fun. Can anyone give me some tips or ideas on it...
  12. E46 General
    Hello, :hi: I'm having a very strange problem with my E46 328i(M52TU). Some might say it's a head gasket, others will say its a cracked cylinder head or block. :argue: The problem occurred before 4 months. When i start up the car it miss fired very badly for 15-20 seconds. After that the car...
  13. E46 General
    Hey folks, I'm new here. I've been doing a top-end rebuild on my 2003 325i--valve job, seals, head gasket, and the other goodies while I'm in there. Things were going great today as I started the timing procedure. Had to go back a couple of steps when I realized I forgot to insert two of the...
  14. E46 General
    Hi guys. Just looking for a little expert advice. 2005 330xi, 160,000 miles. I'm having head gasket replaced. Car started losing coolant, running rough, and misfiring after it had been warm for a while. Leak down test confirmed HG failure between cylinder 5 and 6. Apparently previous owner...
  15. E46 General
    Hi guys. 2005 330xi. 160,000 mi. Hoping to get a little expert advice trying to pinpoint this misfire problem I'm having. I read for hours but couldn't find matching symptoms. 2 weeks ago I started having these rough idle/random misfires right after i got gas somewhere. Maybe coincidence...
  16. E46 General
    Hi all, Sad story to begin with. I was on a highway doing about 95mph when a metal piece/ part of semi truck tire flew from underneath the pickup that was in front and hit my bumper,radiator and went underneath the car ripping apart the plastic shield and in the process took out the power...
  17. Australia
    Hi Everyone, I am having some trouble at the end of removing my cylinder head, so that I can replace the head gasket on my 2001, 320i. As opposed to telling you what I have done it will be easier to tell you what's left. The exhaust manifold is still connected - because no matter how I tried I...
  18. E46 General
    Hi, I bought a used 323i (2000) that had 164,000 miles. I have had nothing but problems. I replaced many parts (clutch arms and bushings, sway bars, transmission pan..) adding up to about 2K. Then the head gasket blew. The mechanic replaced a lot of parts, hoses, thermostat, water pump before he...
  19. E46 General
    Hi there, I've done a compression test on my 325xi with 171k miles. Hoping that the head gasket is not blown, the compression test results are so extreme. The other day I was driving in traffic and I saw the temperature gauge go to the 1 o'clock and I knew it was about to overheat so I pulled...
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