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  1. Heat pouring into cabin

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    Hey everyone, I'm having an issue with my e46 where after the car has been on the road for about 30mins, it turns into a sauna. Heat radiates from the cd holder box and cig lighter area, making the interior cabin really uncomfortable. Touching the inside of the cd holder box with your hand...
  2. Failing Clutch? Worse When Warm

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    My vehicles clutch has finally begun to slip and it appears that replacement is imminent. However, there is something odd about the symptoms. My car will operate normally with no slippage on cold days until I've put about 30 miles on the vehicle. Everything I've read seems to state that a...
  3. No coolant flow to heater core, not the control valve

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    Hello, I come to you all with a desperate plea. I have absolutely no clue what is wrong with my E46 right now. (2003 325xi) It has no heat in the cabin. I first tried to see if the ac worked, which it did. Then the heater core control valve, which was fine. Flushed the core, and it was...
  4. Idle drop with heater on.

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    I'm trying to figure out what's up with my car. I had an idle issues many months ago I fixed doing the fuel pump/filter. Now I'm having a new issue with the idle dropping to 550 thru 500 ish with the heat on. Normal cold a/c isn't an issue. It's just when I turn the control to the red dots near...
  5. Transmission 5hp19 overheating 130C

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    Hi gays that`s my first post here , and i have a really big issue with my transmission. My car is e46 m54b30 with ZTF 5hp19 tranny. The car was driving and shift perfect , but 2 days ago started to going in limp mode(the gear with (!) sign). I been checking couple times a week the car for errors...
  6. No heat and intermittent coolant light

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    Recently I have been experiencing two issues with my car. I feel as though they could be related. 1. The heat pretty much does not work at all. Its been a gradual decline over the past month or so to the point that I'm not sure if it works at all. It definitely does not work when the car is...
  7. WTB: Hood Insulation

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to replace my shrunken hood insulation for '04 325xi. Part #51-48-8-193-941 I know I can just take it off and be done with it, but maybe there a few out there in need of a good home. I'm looking for a price shipped to Boston, or local pickup. Thanks!
  8. Enginge temp OK, no heat at all

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    It's been getting pretty cold and usually I don't have to drive my car much, as I can walk to school. Unfortunately, I got in my 2002 325i last night and while driving I noticed the engine temperature needle was dead center, meanwhile the air blowing from my car was extremely cold. I had the...
  9. E46 Heating Problem

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    Hi all. New to site, and was hoping to get a little help. My E46 heaters have a mind of their own & at the moment the heaters will NOT give hot air but will blow cold air even if its set to 32c and 3-dot red. The heaters will simply not warm up if left in idle at optimum temperature. They'll...
  10. Heat only hot while driving.

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    Hello everybody I am new to the group. I have searched old threads but just couldn't find exactly the answer I was looking for. I have a 00 323i my heat only gets hot when I accelerate, The anti-freeze is full and the car only over heated one time I have left it just sit and idle with heat on...
  11. Help installing headers/removing heat shield!!!

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    I recently purchased eBay headers and am currently installing them. How do I remove the heat shield in order to access the existing ones? [/IMG]


    I'm installing headers on my 2005 330ci and wanted to know how to remove the heat shield, given that there are no visible screws holding it in place.
  13. Intermittent overheating issue. Please help, i've searched a lot and have an idea of

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    what to check. So first off- 2000 323i 4dr sedan. No cruise no vol control on steering wheel. Lever seats. (Just for an options idea of the car) Manual trans - 5spd Okay let me know if you guys need any more info on the car. Some PO jackoff used regular antifreeze in the car.... FML...
  14. Complete tan coupe interior/ sport package/ heat

    Up for sale is a complete tan interior out of my 2002 330Ci sport package with 48,000miles. Includes dashboard, center console, carpets, floormats, front power/heat/lumbar/sport/leather seats, rear seats, door panels, and all trim panels that are tan in color. Interior is in excellent condition...
  15. WTB: Black sport seats/ M3 seats

    Looking to purchase a complete set (front+rear) of black seats for my 02' 330 coupe. Seats must have full power and heaters. Looking for sport seats or M3 seats only. I have a set of fully loaded tan sport seats if anyone is interested in a trade plus cash. Please PM me prices shipped to 07045.
  16. Getting little to no heat

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    2000 323ci 160k miles. I'm getting little to no heat from any location on the climate control (top, panel, floor). Also, when I have the panel vents blowing the air flow is greatly diminished when I turn the dial (in the center of the center vent) to max hot, with the blower remaining on the...
  17. HVAC Issue

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    I know theres tons of threads on the a/c and heat in our cars, but I havent found any that really match my issue. My heat and a/c went out over this past summer, and since then, the only time there is anything blowing is heat, and it seems to blow at different rates depending on the speed I am...
  18. Engine temp getting hot

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    I've searched extensively and haven't found anything matching my problem. My car is an '02 330i 5spd. I've had it since July and haven't had any problems with it at all through the hottest summer days. Now that it's getting cool, I noticed the first time the heat came on, my temp gauge went...
  19. 2nd New Thermostat, STILL NO HEAT!?!?!

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    I got a new thermostat, thinking that was what the problem was, as that was what the code said, so I replaced it. I still had no heat...... and my engine was still running cold. I got a new thermostat (under parts warranty on the other) and now it seems that the engine is running cooler than it...
  20. PLEASE HELP! Brand New Thermostat, Still a problem....

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    Hey, I replaced my thermostat because my car threw a SES about low coolant and the thermostat. I replaced it, hoping it would fix that and fix my heating problem. However, my heat problem remains, and as I drive my car, the engine temp goes from mid (12 o'clock) headed back to cold. I was...