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  1. What Tie Rods to use on Drift Car???

    Suspension & Braking
    I went drifting last night and sheared the threads off my oem E46 outer & inner tie rods, but I managed to get home by duck taping the tie rods together and driving extra slow ;) I have a 2001 BMW 330i I use primarily use just for drifting, I have extended lower control arms & modified...
  2. E46 clutch issues

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I have a 2001 325i with 141k on it. The car has been driving nicely until a few days ago I noticed some grinding at the end of the clutch pedal when starting the car. When the car is on if you press the clutch fully down you will feel some grinding against the clutch. Also this...
  3. E46 Coupe can't decide on front bumper or color HELP (Need Photos)

    General E46 Forum
    So, here's the deal guys, I'm painting my PRE-LCI Coupe sometime early next year but I can't decide on the right color and (believe me) googling or roaming the forums doesn't help at all. Everything's filled with ''magazine'' style photos and that doesn't get you the right idea about what the...
  4. Pre Purchase Inspection

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, new to this site. Really, really good, giving me lost of information! I am going to be buying a M Sport 318i E46 style (Obviously) and I have went to see it, it looks great ! and really like it ! but sadly it has the check engine light & Eml light, along with the GM5 door issue...
  5. help

    General E46 Forum
    So I just recently got an LED blue halo light for my BMW trunk emblem and I'm trying to hook it up to my license plate light but don't know how to get into the wiring for my license plate light..if anyone knows please help..to which wires are ground wires and which are the license plate ones.. I...
  6. White Smoke

    General E46 Forum
    I just recently purchased my first BMW. Two days after I got it tons of white smoke started coming from the exhaust pipe. I had been driving the car for about two hours when the low oil light flashed. Soon after this, white smoke came out of the exhaust pipe when I pushed the brakes. It was...
  7. Possible blower fan issue

    General E46 Forum
    For the past six months (maybe more) I have been noticing a strange chirping sound coming from behind my dash on the driver side, kinda behind the wheel/the far left vent. I've been doing my research on here and everything I have read sounds like its the blower fan but I just wanted to be sure...
  8. E46 Headlight TOP Tab, Repairable or not..

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, so i'm here trying to find an answer to my question. I have done countless searches on this particular topic and have yet to find an answer. Well I found some answers but they led me to think otherwise.. Situation : Car got into a minor fender bender [ during the wonderful winter we...
  9. please help i need advice and guidance! first BMW needs some work!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, My name is Mazen and i just bought myself a 2000 BMW 323i automatic with 125,000 miles on it. From what im told it has the limited edition red leather interior and the premium sound system. im very excited since i got it for so cheap but it does need some work, well here are the known...
  10. A couple of questions. Radio and bodywork.

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a 2001 BMW 330CI and want to install an aux because i've gotten tired of CD and radio. Ive heard,read,seen that you can install an aux pretty easy but only on the 2002 and higher radios. So my question. Can I install a 2002 OEM radio in my 2001? Will it be compatible? My second...
  11. Help! *Smog* Please

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello Everyone! I Just failed my Smog Test Visual inspection because I am missing the catalytic converter in one of my exhaust pipes I took a look under my car and I believe it's my section 1 pipe. I had no knowledge of this as this is my first time Smog Checking it. :( I passed the emissions...
  12. HELP with 2 engine issues.

    General E46 Forum
    i have a 2001 330ci and im having two issues. 1. smoke coming from behind the engine. 2.leaking coolant fluid, just today smoke came from the Radiator Coolant Expansion Tank Bottle Im not sure what to do about issue #1, i think its either the valve cover gasket seals? or the entire valve cover...
  13. I need help with this car!!

    General E46 Forum
    2003 330i msport m54 auto. Ok so i was driving and stopped at a red light. took off normal and noticed my car wouldnt shift out of first. so i pull over and shut her down. Turn the key in the on position and all lights came on normal, BUT no range selector on the dash. turn the key....no...
  14. I got PROBLEMS!! Electrical & now emotional

    General E46 Forum
    Here is the blow by blow and I am praying there is someone in here who can help!! PLEASE 2003 330i was driving in bad ice snow storm 2 days ago. had to disengage DSC because car would have got stuck on hill. while driving thru this mess, the dash started blinking on and off then 3x this...
  15. 2005 330ci Thermostat Problem

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2005 330ci Convertible and recently my thermostat has been malfunctioning. When my car is idling, the thermostat gauge climbs in between "cold" and "hot." But when I start driving, the gauge starts moving backwards to the "cold" side and it stays like that until I idle again and then it...
  16. 2002 m3 49k miles. Car all of a sudden lost aprox 60% of its power. Any advice?

    ///M3 Forum
    I was driving my m3 on the freeway and I wads accelerating and all of a sudden I feel the car lose power. The gas response is lagging and I'm hearing a rumbling noise. No smoke whatsoever. Sounds like noise is coming from under the hood. Power steering pump has been leaking for a while. And the...
  17. Battery Light - Causes?

    General E46 Forum
    Ok, I'm frustrated. 2001 325 ci. Driving home at night and battery light comes on. car makes it home, starts up next morning, but light remains on. I charged the battery overnight then I took the battery up to my local auto parts store, tests normal. Took the alternator up and it also tests...
  18. Buying BMW E46 M3 2004 Convertible HELP NEEDED

    General E46 Forum
    Hello I'm looking to buy an M3. For now this particular car is beautiful, but :banghead: I need your pro help forum-mates please take a look and tell me your opinion! link::read: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/3055658753.html it's on the craigslist, has a Salvage title, the owner...
  19. 323ci misfiring now won't start

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 323ci causing me some headaches. The problem started as I was driving. I could feel the car misfiring. I wasn't far from home so i made it there then parked it started again but misfired. I tried to turn it on the next day and it wouldn't crank. The battery is fine as well. I had...
  20. HELP PLEASE - heater not working

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    A few months ago the computer started telling me there might be a problem with my thermostat. So I figured I would do a couple of things while I was in there. I upgraded the water pump to one of those with a metal impeller, replaced the thermostat, and replaced the valve cover gasket. Today...
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