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  1. Mysterious Oil Issue

    General E46 Forum
    I recently purchased a 2005 330i (my first car) and am aware a few issues with it (such as a coolant leak, of course) as I took my mechanic with me and had him hook his scanner up to the car to check everything out. Now, neither the seller nor my mechanic mentioned anything regarding the...
  2. Loud buzzing noise at ~2.2k rpm

    General E46 Forum
    Hello fellas, So a couple months ago i managed to acquire a 04 320i m-sport with 63k km's on the clock. Quickly after i got the car there has been a loud buzzing noise coming on at arround 2.2k rpm's. If i had to describe the noise in frequency i would say its like a bee but with a...
  3. Help with vert top

    E46 Convertible
    Hi all, posted a few days ago and only got one response. I have an 03 330cic and the top will not go down. I cannot get the top to go down manually either. I manually unlocked the front latches because that motor was not working correctly, but then when trying to put the other motor underneath...
  4. CCV symptoms

    General E46 Forum
    Hello e46 family! I know the ccv is a wery well known topic but i couldnt just find detailed information about how to spot a failling CCV system. In my case a have a pretty bad oil consumption in my E46 320i, M54B22. I have it for only around a month and i made around 1.6k miles with it since i...
  5. 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
  6. My s54 is making a scary noise. Need your help!

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello my s54 is making a very odd noise. The noise comes on in about 3-5 minutes of driving. When the noise comes I shut the car off for about a minute and it will go away once I start it up again for a bit before coming back. . I replaced VANOS about 350miles ago and just today I replaced the...
  7. DISA is getting on my nerves...

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, Just asking for some guidance in regards to what might be causing this noise. Yesterday I came across an unusual noise from the engine bay which I later found out to be my DISA. It was making a very loud whine but it stops when I pull out the DISA electrical connector. I've...
  8. E46 sunroof installment issue

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I have an E46 coupe facelift, recently I have to replace the sunroof. My main question is, is there a main difference between the sunroof on the E46 coupe and sedan? Thanks for any help ! :thumbup:
  9. Side mirrors problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I am actually facing a problem with my auto folding mirrors. When I press the folding button everything goes like it should, mirrors fold normally. But when I press the button again so mirrors should unfold into their default position, there is an issue with one of them. The right...
  10. Weird coolant issapearing issue

    General E46 Forum
    So after noticing a substantial coolant leak in my 330ci, I did the sensible thing and replaced the expansion tank, as the car has 110k miles and it hadn't been replaced yet. After a week, however, my coolant light turned on for about 20 seconds. After checking and seeing that the expansion tank...
  11. e46 power steering fluid won't go

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, I hesitated to post, but I've searched a lot and found very few folks who have experienced this problem. First post/recent member and pretty new e46 owner here. I got my 2005 330i e46 sedan with 110k miles back in December, and after helping my brother work on his car (same exact...
  12. Compatibility issue with original strut brace for E46

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello, I'm owner of BMW E46 318Ci with M43tu engine. I'd bought the original BMW strut brace - 51710395077. In ETK is written that it fits on my car, but when I trying to install it looks like incompatible! Strut brace rests on top of the motor, particularly on the plastic cover! It's not...
  13. What's wrong with my exhaust?!? HELP!! SOS

    General E46 Forum
    My car made a super funny noise today and I got under my car today to investigate the issue and found this metal part digging into my exhaust!! Now I'm really freaking out. Any idea what this part is? It definitely wasn't in my exhaust before, let alone recently. I must of gone over some bump...
  14. E46 ACM Location

    General E46 Forum
    I recently bought my 2000 323Ci from a mickey mouse self titled mechanic and I have been fixing it back to its original glory since all he did was use electrical tape and super glue for everything. Today was the first time I drove it in the rain and the transmission started flunking on me. The...
  15. Electrical system DEAD

    General E46 Forum
    Soooo, I was changing the General Module 5 in my BMW 328i 1998 and I didnt think of disconnecting the battery. :facepalm: And now, EVERYTHING is dead. When I turn on the ignition nothing happens, and no lights are working. Basically, everything is dead. Has anyone had this problem? If so, how...
  16. Please help me with my 325ci!!!

    General E46 Forum
    hello guys I'm new here and I really need your help. My 2001 325ci traction light and hand brake light are yellow, it just started happening today. Now when I attempt turn it on it has trouble starting like it takes about 2-3 seconds to start. Please guys help me out I greatly appreciate...
  17. Cruise Control and High Speed Stalling

    General E46 Forum
    *I DID try to search for this issue on a lot of forums but could not find one with this issue so I decided to post my own* I drive a 2003 325i e46 with a 5 speed manual. Okay so I am going to explain the scenario in which I first encountered the issue; I was driving down the interstate at about...
  18. Car won't start sometimes?

    ///M3 Forum
    When I go to start my car, I'll turn the key and it'll just crank over without firing, then I just turn the key back off and turn it back to the start position and it fires right up? Anyone had this issue before? It only does it sometimes, completely random...
  19. New Alternator. New Battery. Still having power drains/issues

    General E46 Forum
    Here is my previous post for reference, getting little recognition. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14674630#post14674630 Power voltage issue, not charging battery....:banghead: I just got a new alternator and battery in the car and i drove it today too. I was checking the OBC...
  20. **Many issues? Or just electrical??

    General E46 Forum
    Ok I apologize for this long post but I don't know where else to turn but you guys...I have a 2002 330i with over 120k. The car runs great and I have never had any real issues. Since I have had the car (4yrs) it has always had issues with the taillights, sometimes they would go out(non bulb...
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