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  1. E46 General
    so i replaced my head due to bending some valves on my e46. just bought the car as a project and dude before didn’t impress me too much with what all was done to it haha. but all my wiring seems right and went to go turn the car over and it started for abt a second and died and so did my...
  2. E46 General
    I recently tried to do a headgasket job and pulled all my head bolts out but none had threads from the block in them when they came out. I put in the new ones and 2 stripped out at the first torque down of 30 ft lbs. it was the first and 11th head bolt if your going by the torque pattern. My dad...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. E46 General
    Thought I'd share my experiences trying to replace the cylinder head for under $1,000 in case anyone is thinking about doing this. This was the first time I'd ever even re-timed an engine, my background is mechanical engineering. If you're at all mechanically inclined and can follow...
  6. 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...
  7. E46 General
    I needed to remove the cylinder head and was having trouble removing the exhaust manifold the way the Bentley manual described, so I was able to remove the head with the exhaust manifold still bolted on. You need to be pretty strong to lift the whole thing out at the awkward position you're...
  8. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Before anything, I did try searching for a bit before posting this. Car is a 2002 325xi sedan I had my headgasket let go on me yesterday, and the car is currently in the shop. As long as the head bolts don't strip in the block and the head is not cracked we will just resurface the head and be...
  9. 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...
  10. E46 General
    Hey guys, new here, just got my e46. Traded my s13 for it. Last owner didn't spark plugs down all the way so cyl 5 spark plug came loose, broke ignition coil and stripped the threads on the head. I was retaped the head (14x1.25) and the tap fell down the hole, after the threads and is no longer...
  11. E46 M3
    Hey Fellas its been a while since Ive posted but have run into a small issue with the 05 M3. I know there are lots of threads about condensation on headlights but this goes further than that bare with me! We have been getting quite a lot of rain for the past week or so here in Memphis. I came...
  12. Electronics
    I just purchased my new to me '04 330i and its got a deck in it which looks great with the way the dash flows into the display however I've been extremely frustrated with it. I believe from the research online that its the following product...
  13. E46 General
    Hi all, I am having difficulty breaking the head loose from the block. The rear is loose when I push up on the exhaust manifold, but the front is very stubborn. All head bolts and the two bolts/screws under the timing chain are out. I have used a block of wood and hammer but no luck yet...
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey i am looking for a e46 m3 head removal DIY im looking to do it this weekend would like to know what im getting into any advice/tips greatly appriciated. Thanks
  15. Lighting
    So i just noticed that my passenger side xenon project head light is dimmer than the other side. I have been searching the forum and came upon to discover that the bulb could be the culprit. Is there anything else that could be causing this? And inputs will be appreciated! thanks!
  16. E46 General
    this is my first time posting but hopefully people will still help. I just finished replacing the head gasket on my 330i. I started the engine and it ran, I then stopped the car to check the coolant and oil levels before starting again. when I went to start the engine again I heard a pop and...
  17. E46 General
    I purchased my car from an auction, the car had over heated and we figured out that the head was cracked and the head gasket was blown, there was a milky residue and smoke was coming from the exhaust. We replaced the radiator, all the hoses, oil separator, all thermostats, we replaced the head...
  18. E46 General
    About a year ago an indy shop changed out my expansion tank. Unfortunately the hose to the radiator was on crooked. Within seconds of blowing the coolant(visable smoke in the front end of the car) the car overheated and was turned off. The car was towed back to the indy shop who fixed the hose...
  19. E46 General
    ok first off I DID SEARCH. i searched for hours today. found lots of infor and DIYs Heres whats going on. no.1 small coolant leak at top of radiator where around where you pour it in at. possivle crack or hopefully something easily fixable? no.2 (the fun part) so Ive owned my BMW for a...
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