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  1. Speedometer not working

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, and thank you for welcoming me into this community. Before you ask, yes I looked through the forums and tried to find the answers for this problem. So let's get into it. I have a 2000 323CI manual and I'm having an issue with the speedo not working. It also has 5 codes. P0500, P1510...
  2. Mechanical Tensioner replacement gone wrong!!!!!

    General E46 Forum
    Ok so while i was putting in the top screw of the mechanical tensioner on my 1999 e46 323i I heard a snap and there was a little oil seepage and i thought(stupidly) that it would be ok......got all the belts on and luckily the water pump and thermostat I installed don't seem to be leaking...
  3. O2 sensor HELP

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2004 BMW 325i base model and I want to DIY the sensors. I’ve bought some but it didn’t fit. I really need help finding the right sensor ✊🏾
  4. Beginner BMW owner lookin for info! (05' 330xi)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I recently purchased my first BMW, its an 05' 330XI and I wanted to start putting some money into it, but from everything to aftermarket to just basic tune up things I have no idea where to look, what to look for, brands to look for or anything. Im literally looking for ANY relevant...
  5. Leds for m3 headlights/ angel eyes / Code

    General E46 Forum
    im looking for leds for my 2003 M3. i order these Xenon Philips 6000K D2S because i found them for a good price, but i would like leds tbh...
  6. E46 making a noise and Shuddering when braking at speed

    General E46 Forum
    E46 325i executive auto. Just to start off I'm fairly sure I've got a bad front end wheel bearing. Makes a sort of grinding noise when driving that goes away when turning right (and only whilst turning right). :( The issue i'm trying to diagnose is that the steering shudders when applying the...
  7. Just bought my first BMW and it’s an M3

    ///M3 Forum
    So I've never owned a BMW. If actually never owned a sports car either. This is also the very first time get on this sight; so i thought I might as well start my own thread. Yesterday I just bought a 2002 M3 in Titanium Silver with the SMG. With 85,801 miles on it. Single owner that gave me a...
  8. Help identifying this problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hello. This is my first thread here and I am total noob with cars. I don't know what that is I have in the picture. Also sorry for my bad English. I got bmw 316i with 1.9l from 2002. I will attach a file where I have drew the spot where the hose has broken from the area I marked there. My...
  9. E46 clutch conversions

    General E46 Forum
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLATINUM-4140-CHROMOLY-LIGHTWEIGHT-CLUTCH-FLYWHEEL-95-99-BMW-M3-Z3-E36-S50-S52/332654694408?hash=item4d73c3d008:g:uqQAAOSwEZdaB4JP https://www.ecstuning.com/b-south-bend-clutch-parts/stage-1-heavy-duty-clutch-kit/k70280hdkt2/ Can someone tell me if this will fit my...
  10. Anyone in DFW want to help me install coilovers and rear LCAs?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hi, I'm looking to pull the trigger on coilovers, camber plates, and rear LCAs for my '04 M3. The shop I've been using for most of my work (subframe reinforcement, etc.), K3S motorsports, is really fantastic, but I'd like to save some money and gain the experience and knowledge from doing it...
  11. '02 325i making a new noise. YouTube vid included.

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all I think the "help a noob" tag is the most fitting for this one First time poster though have used the site a handful of times already. I had a quick search through the forums to try and find an answer to my question though there are a lot of posts about new weird noises so it was like...
  12. Am i being lied to???

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Ok so simple question. ( I think ) My friend claims he knows EVERYTHING about BMW's. As he once owned a 330 ZHP. Anyway, im a 17 year old student saving up for a 330ci. He tells me not to get a e46 because the Trannys suck. He told me the automatic tranny wont last past 120,000 miles... Is...
  13. subwoofers not as loud as they should be

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hello, i have problem with my subwoofers, they dont play low notes at all and higher notes are not that loud (talking about 35-50hz) I have 2 Gz15D2 subwoofers and AMP is alpine 1000w Box i have is 160 Liters with 2 4" Gates
  14. New Owner Questions

    General E46 Forum
    I just bought my first BMW, a 2005 325i black interior & exterior, and am very excited but have a few questions. The car has 125k miles; what maintenance normally needs to be done near that mark? All fluids are good and it currently has no leaks and is very clean (the car has been very well...
  15. My OBD is reset and I can press through to view other info

    General E46 Forum
    Last night my e46 323I sedan encountered a problem where the instrument cluster decided to not work where only the indicator lights would function (including the hazards) My fuel gauge, engine temp, Speedo and rev counter would display at zero and intervals I would get a light show of flashing...
  16. E46 Rearend Problem

    General E46 Forum
    I am new to the E46 world as I got a 2002 325i a few weeks back. Today I was driving and noticed a clunking from my right rear end. Also at extremely slow speeds it sometimes feels that it's trying to get over an object under the wheel or like a speed bump. It doesn't appear to have anything...
  17. My e46 just died while I was driving. HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, My 2001 325i was driving 'fine' til yesterday ('fine' as in i've been driving it with lean codes which I haven't gotten to still). JUST NOW, I took it out to my normal route but heard weird CLANKING noises under the hood while driving. It sounded as if a metal pole was loose under my...
  18. Help engine swap 320-330

    E46 Engine Swaps
    Hello so pretty much I want to do a engine swap from a 320-330 I have found a m54b30 engine that is in a 330 prefacelift (2001) with a ecu ews etc the works The car I am putting it into is a 2004 facelift e46 I was wondering will the body/interior loom still plug into the the 330 ecu and...
  19. 325i 2001 Transmission

    General E46 Forum
    So I need help here my fellow E46 bros and gals. I bought the 325i 01 for 1,000$ @ 128k has rough idle and recently started turning off while driving on cold start. I blew the transmission and won't go in reverse. I know the rough idle is fixable and I think thats why the car is turning off. But...
  20. HELP PLEASE! 330Ci WONT START

    General E46 Forum
    I am a happy owner of my grey 330Ci, do all my own maintenance and I do my best to make sure that everything is kept up the way it should be running to the best I can. Recently, I had a cylinder 2 misfire, and i drove on it for a bout 2 days and it went away. Then one morning, I was driving...
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