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  1. E46 General
    I replaced the tail light gasket but the batter compartment is still getting filled with water. Today I climbed in the trunk and had the trunk showered with water from the hose and waited to detect where the water was coming from. I found only one possible cause. Please see attached photo. I...
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    Turned car on and drove down to the gas station earlier. About a block from home, it reached 106°C. Needle never reached the red zone or got anywhere near it. Pulled over and found that coolant was dripping from the bottom of the ET. No coolant light came on, yet. I'm back home and waiting for...
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    Recently changed my coolant return hose and ET as I've had two Rein hoses fail within a short amount of time. Long story short, I buttoned everything up and the car drove fine. A couple weeks ago, I discovered a puddle underneath my car. It's coming from the smaller port on the ET. I'm sure it's...
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    I have a coolant leak seems to be leaking alot although my level hasn't dropped below “full”. I drove the car yesterday for about an hour and let it sit for an hour after… no leaks. I started the car til it got to operating temperatures and the thermostat was opened still no leaks none visible...
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    Hello, today I went to move my e46 sedan after getting back from a few day trip and I noticed my gas gauge was a little low even though I filled it up less than 10 miles before, I thought nothing of it and moved the car but while doing that I noticed a pretty big leak stain in the ground from my...
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    There is a leak in the newly replaced hard water pipes. We changed it here and with the help of youtube. The hoses are original, 20 years old. After cleaning the intake holes, I lubricated the o-rings and installed them. But after about 250 miles it leaks very little. It wasn't there the first...
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    Hello everyone! Yesterday I replaced both inner tie rods and rack boots. After the replace I turned my steering wheel to the max. left and max right and saw ATF fluid pouring undernearth the car. I found the leakage being due to overflow of the reservoir and when looked at the tie rod boots...
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    Earlier today I did a coolant flush and removed the upper radiator hose in order to help the fluid drain, (read about it helping on forums, owner before me had used the wrong coolant in the car.) Got the hoses back on although the one in the photos below never clicked on, we tried pushing on it...
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    2003 330Ci. Ive been having a problem maintaining a consistent oil level for more then 100 miles. Id like to preface that the car has no leaks and I’ve never noticed blue exhaust. I know m54 engines are prone to burning oil because of their piston ring design, but the oil drain Im experiencing...
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    Just as the title states, upon going to the store and back home (roughly 10 miles) my exhaust/trans/resonators are soaked. At first I thought it was coolant or trans fluid but while I was taking photos what looked like oil kept dropping on my phone/hand, so I'm not sure if it's coolant or trans...
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    I recently have come across a coolant leak on my 2003 e46 325i. It only leaks once it’s built pressure. After taking a look from underneath the coolant is quite literally everywhere. And the highest point of the leak is on the upper radiator hose. I replaced the hose, still the same issue, I...
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    Hi everyone, I have a automatic 2003 325i sedan that has been giving me non stop issues since i bought it just over 3 months ago. Constant repairs almost "EVERY" day. I have so far replaced 3 hoses because they all blew at some point in the last month, all seperately. (Part numbers 11531436410...
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    today I had the rear light error come on the dashboard. I've looked into it and found that one of the 2 left rear light bulb connections has corrosion on it. I've noticed in the past water pooling in the plastic tray below the light, however it wasn't excessive. Just looking to find out what...
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    Hello, I have a 2000 316i that has a coolant leak from the top of the expansion tank. It was replaced a while ago and ran fine for a while. Now I have the same leak as before. It only leaks after I shut the car off and let it sit overnight. However it sometimes leaks enough to trip the coolant...
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    Hi Guys, I'm a little lost on this one. I've installed two new rear diff bushings (along with new front ones the first time) in my e46 320i over the past year and both have leaked after only a few days of being installed. I used a bushing press tool which I'm confident wasn't pressing on the...
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    Hey guys, Couple days ago I noticed my oil level was very low (blue arrow), so I added some fresh oil (around 1.5 L, or 1.59 quarts) to the engine (red arrow). Then the following days I immediately found very large oil stains on the floor, so I went under the car and spotted that oil was...
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    It's weird. Im just going to spill what was done and things that appear wrong for me. Everything started with leaks and I figured maybe engine is overheating and has too much pressure in the cooling system. When engine is warm upper hose is stiff and hot, lower hose is cold. INPA readings are...
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    I just got done switching out my suction hose and return hose (the hoses that connect directly to the power steering reservoir) for my power steering system on my m54 330i. I’ve been having a bad leak and thought I switched out the right parts only for the leak to continue to leak lol. I found...
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    Hi all, I have a 2004 E46 convertible with the GM transmission. We have been tracking down a tranny fluid leak and it appears to be coming from the connection between the tranny Oil Cooler and the hose that goes to the Transmission. There are O-Rings in there that are likely the source of...
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