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  1. General E46 Forum
    So I'm going to check out an '03 325i wagon in the next couple days which is a car I've had my eye on for a while (I'm glad I was able to find this community first!). I was just wondering if you guys had some tips for what to look for and what to watch out for before buying. In addition, the...
  2. General E46 Forum
    Hello. I have a problem with my e46 320ci. The car wont idle and it feels like it doesnt have any power at all. It also runs very rough when i press the throttle and the rpms jumps up and down. I diagnosed the car with an OBD scanner and it said it was a bad mass air flow sensor so i changed it...
  3. General E46 Forum
    I've searched and read many posts and have gotten a ton of information but I'm still lost on certain specifics. For starters, I have a clean title 03 325i sulev with 216k miles. Reverse is out with a ZF tranny and motor is garbage. Interior and body are perfect. The other car is a 325i 03 m54...
  4. Engine & Performance
    PLEASE READ I don't want to sell this on ebay or the lot because I don't like ebay's sale system that encourages scalping/ sniping. I don't want it to be bought for cheap just for someone else to resell it immediately for double the price. I'm posting here because I want to make sure it's going...
  5. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey, does anyone have a euro2 flash file that has the EWS disabled for an M54B25? Can't find anything online that would help me combine the two. I've tried flashing euro2 and changing the hex values to the 512 file according to Siemens MS43 Immo Off Guide [430037, 430056, 430066, 430069] , but...
  6. General E46 Forum
    Hello, on my 2003 325i touring I have recently changed original power steering pump because of it’s broken driving shaft. I’ve replaced it with new aftermarket one and turned the wheel back and forth to get system rid of the air, however the steering still feels heavy once at idle and when...
  7. E46 Xi Forum
    First post here - wanting to say hello and thanks to everybody for such an awesome site and community. As the title states, I'm looking to hear anybody's thoughts on the possibility/feasibility of swapping engines from my 325xi with a M54 with an N55 out of a 535i. A bit of backstory:my...
  8. General E46 Forum
    Hello, I was just curious if anyone can relate to burnt oil smell from engine bay. I am experiencing this in my 2003 325i m54. There are no visible oil leaks on the engine. Smell is quite significant and sometimes goes into cabin. It probably has something to do with oil consumption which is...
  9. The Showroom
    How are we all doing? Welcome to the e46 RHD turbo build. For too long has there been a blanket of information about turbocharging a RHD model of these cars, and if you did you always missed out on something. Often it is the AC, or you cant fit a full 3" dump. Some even going as far as to cut...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Hello, I am feeling pretty guilty as I recently added 1 quart/litre of engine oil to my m54 while the engine was running. I know it is probably stupid thing to do, I was in a hurry and did not realize it. The car is 2003 325i Touring. Right now I feel pretty bad about it and I would like to ask...
  11. General E46 Forum
    Currently dealing with an issue after a new Valeo Single Mass Flywheel Conversion clutch kit was installed in my 2002 330Ci. For additional information regarding the clutch kit, this is the part number and link Valeo 52401220. Before I go into the symptoms I want to preface that I'm fully aware...
  12. General E46 Forum
    Bought a 2002 330CI that started but didn't run. It was previously broken into from the trunk, and it only has one key. It had a known low oil pressure issue when I bought it. 1. Dropped the oil pan and sure enough the oil pump nut was backed off, I tack welded it back on. Checked one...
  13. General E46 Forum
    Hello, so I bought a wrecked 330ci m54 and I'm rebuilding it. I put it all together and after some time of driving it, I noticed a rattling noise after 2k rpms. It does it both in neutral and drive. It definitely isnt the lifters. It's coming from the rear of the engine itself (towards the...
  14. E46 Engine Swaps
    Ight so im going to jump straight into it. Ive just purchased my new pride and joy, a very clean 325ci with only 140,000KM on the clock. Car cost me just under $2k but has a blown head gasket. I'm on a strict budget for this car. The old lady i bought it off only babied it and never went hard...
  15. General E46 Forum
    Hello guys, I'm a first time poster, but a lot of threads here helped me and my friends solve some problems on our BMWs, so I wanted to thank all who share their knowledge. Now, to my problem, I have the dreadful P0014 error code. When i bought my E46 320i FL (2.2l M54 engine, 2003) the vanos...
  16. General E46 Forum
    Getting ready to install new plugs in my '05 325Ci. Should I be thinking about coil packs too? I bought the car 2 years ago this week, and it's been running smooth as silk until about a month ago, when I started sensing that there just might be a touch of a miss when I start it from cold. No...
  17. General E46 Forum
    Hi, guys i have a wierd problem and need your help. My e46 with M54B22 and auto tranny vibrates on warm engine. When i disconnect MAF it stops vibrating. I've tried 2 working MAFs but no difference. And no IT'S NOT ENGINE MOUNtS. Also fuel trims are around negative 7-8. MAF shows 12-13 kg/h on...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hello, Will the M54B30 intake camshaft fit on the M52B28TU intake side with the standard timing procedure? Do I have to turn the cam a little different than I would have to do with a standard cam? I know that this swap has been done but I couldn't find answers to my questions Thanks in Advance
  19. General E46 Forum
    I've not been on this forum much recently, but I picked up a neglected 2001 330Ci with a 5 speed swap and some other goodies (M3 rear end, Konis, headers, etc.) and it's having issues... Anyway, I've been reading a lot on here and it has helped some, but I getting some very bad performance from...
  20. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi. Short story long, i have a friend that bought manual 2000(pre Facelift) 325 with a blown engine in which we have now transplanted the engine from an 02(facelift) Auto 330i. Before planning the swap i did some research and came to the conclusion that with the DME, EWS and key from the 330i...
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