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  1. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I have performed a Smoke Test to my M54 engine, I did the test many times and only place I could see smoke coming from was the end of the intake, I feel like there gotta be a hose connected to this exit, but I couldn't find any hose lying around. Is this supposed to be like this or...
  2. E46 General
    Greetings everyone, Looked online with regards to this issue and almost everyone says this is A/C relate but nobody provides a definative solution, funny thing is in my case I have an AC delete and the issue they describe is identical to mine. For 30 odd seconds after shutting down my m54...
  3. E46 General
    Hey, hope all are well. Just done an engine rebuild on an M54, time came for first start. Engine used to take 10 give or take minutes running through the gears lightly, to actually reach operation temperature. Now reaches near operation temp within 2 minutes idle.. I filled the rad...
  4. Engine Swaps
    n42b18 okay so my friends blew up the n42 and since the car's body is in very good condition they decided to build the car for the rally-rally sprint. since we are quite young and don't have much knowledge about the car and cars in particular, we can't decide what to do with the engine. My...
  5. E46 General
    Hey my car has been running lean for a bit now and i looked at the f tubes coming off the intake boot and noticed the small one was broken so i tugged a little and the whole thing came out. I was wondering what it goes to and if that could be the reason for my car running lean?
  6. E46 General
    Ok first time poster, long time, and extensive reader. I have searched throughly, with no avail in order to find the answer to my question. Basically I pulled my B30 from my 2001 330ci automatic ZF transmission. And rebuilt the motor I pulled a Getrag 250 5 speed manual from a 2004 325i...
  7. E46 General
    I am planning on replacing my headers with catless headers, and I am kind of tempted to start the car once the old headers are off, and without the new ones installed yet, just to see how extremely loud it would be. Would I do any damage by running the car without any exhaust connected to the...
  8. E46 General
    Greetings, I can't find anything on the Web about this problem so I thought it would be a good idea to open a discussion to hopefully help others eventually too. I've come across an issue I've never had before with setting the timing compenents, I begin the process by locking the cams at their...
  9. UK
    I have a m54b30 with m52 manifolds. Could I run a full exhaust from a 323i or 328i so I could have cats then?
  10. E46 General
    Greetings, whilst the head was off the block I noticed these strange cracks when cleaning the head bolt slots on the cylinder head, is this a normal occurance or will it need to be filled? On the images you can see on the walls of the slots what seems to be tears or cracks, certainly doesn't...
  11. E46 General
    Someone posted a while ago something about this product: EPR Engine Performance Restoration, an engine flush and carbon deposit remover and I decided to give it a try. Amazingly it reduced or controlled my engine oil consumption. Here are the details: My car is close to 300K miles and I was...
  12. E46 General
    Greetings, I have finally found some time to begin working further on the tear down of my M54b30, I have recently broken the plastic timing chain guide when hand balling the cylinder head off the block and now need to pull the timing cover off to replace it. I have a big concern, the only tool...
  13. Forced Induction
    I have a m54b25 na-t making around 400 crank. I am pairing this to an Getrag 420g which I just picked up and I need to order a clutch and flywheel. I know the 420g uses a different spline than the 250g that originally comes one the m54. I am thinking to use the m54 flywheel and pressure plate...
  14. E46 General
    Other day the engine started to stall all of a sudden and threw out a code (P0344) Obviously I google this and check it out, no damage to any of the wires that I can see. So I replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor. Car runs for a few minutes, I give it little throttle and it dies again throwing...
  15. E46 General
    Greetings. I am currently in the process of replacing a head gasket, I'm just about to get the head bolts off but have thought it would be a wise idea to chase the threads through before I put it all back together to save screwing the threads up anymore (engine was overheated and lost...
  16. E46 General
    I have been a long-time reader of this forum for a good while, outstanding information! I know there are a billion posts about cooling issues however despite hours and hours of reading I have yet to be able to solve my issue. So I am going to do my absolute best to describe my issue and see if...
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