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  1. General E46 Forum
    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...
  3. UK
    Hello everyone, Just recently bought the BMW E46 2.2 petrol (170hp) from 2004. Atm got 97k miles at the clock. First day after I brought it for the diagnostics, there was no errors at the computer, but the mechanic discovered small oil leak from the top of engine which is causing that it sits...
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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...
  5. Regional Forums
    I have a 2006 325i and i have a very small coolant leak. I cannot seem to find where the leak is coming from, however I have been wondering if anyone has tried using any kind of "stop leak" product. If so, which one has worked for you guys?
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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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    I have an '03 330i, and I've bled the cooling system a few times now. Either I'm an idiot, or there's a leak somewhere in the system. I want to rule out any leaks, because I don't see any coolant on the ground and the coolant light doesn't come on. The cooling system is the only trouble I've...
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    Recently did some work to my diff including replacing the halfshaft/output seals. After a while I noticed they were both leaking but I can't figure out why. When installing them I used a bit of diff oil as lube and just slowly hammered them into place with a mallet and blunt piece of metal. Only...
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    Hi everyone, I took my baby home from my dad's house, approx 20-40 mins away from my house I parked in my garage and switched the engine off and had a panic attack because i started hearing a loud hissing air leak (like a tire flattening) that i was unsure about, and it wouldn't stop, knowing...
  11. General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone, Two weeks ago I bought a 2003 330xi and I have already replaced the spark plugs, and fixed rust and now I am working on the Ebrake (just waiting to find a kit for cheap) Anyway my car is leaking oil because one of the holes for the oil pan going into the block is stripped. Is...
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    hello, it recently rained for the first time and I found a small spot of water on the drivers side front carpet. In the following days all my windows fogged up very easily and there were even drops of condensation on some of them. I'm planning on checking the vapor barriers as I suspect this may...
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    Hi all, my first post here. I bought a 2004 325xi Touring about a month ago, and have read hundreds of useful posts here. Anyway, I dropped the pan on the GM tranny, replaced filter and gasket and refilled with Redline D4. I know that stuff smells bad, have been using it for years in my VW...
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    My 328i seems to defiantly have a coolant leak, but I cannot seem to find out where it is leaking from... I can see (what I assume is coolant) sitting in the bottom of the engine bay (on top of the plastic cover) I don't feel any coolant on the upper or lower hoses, so where could it be coming...
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    Pretty new to the E46 game. I have a 2004 325ci convertible. As I was driving back home today, I see white smoke from the hood, and smell as sweet burning smell, and the engine was overheating. So I pulled over and saw that the coolant was boiling. After I let the car cool down, I see that I was...
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    Hey Fanatics! After a long time I decided to fix my leaky doors on my sedan. I installed brand new Vapor Barriers on my front two doors, and cleaned the door drains. According to my friend who is a Technician at the local stealership; the design of the door on the E46 allows for water to enter...
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    For a while I've had a code for this, and finally got around to checking last night when the car was up on the hoist. I was quite upset, but couldn't stop laughing at what was considered a 'small' leak. I was expecting a pinhole or crack in the hose somewhere, instead I find this. The fitting...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys ... here is my problem. I had at first a small leak, then it got worse, and eventually I was filling up 1.5l of water before I drive anywhere, usually short trips. At first it was hard to see where the leak was but as it got worse, I eventually found it and showed it to my mechanic...
  19. General E46 Forum
    Introduction: * I have 2004 330i and I love it. I do my research on it if something happens, maintain it regularly, and try to keep it in shape as good as financially I can. Its my daily driver. Story: * On 07/22/17 (yesterday) I decided to go to Angeles Crest Hwy (its close-by to me), and...
  20. General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, Currently having a problem with my 2003 318i, which I've only had for about 2 months. After driving about 1700kms, I generally get a yellow oil light warning and need to top it up by a litre. I am always using 5w-40 LL-01 spec oil for oil change and top ups. To try and fix this...
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