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  1. E46 2002 330CI spark, cranking, no start

    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...
  2. E46 325 2001 Silver xi 140K 1-Owner 5sp-Man Princeton NJ

    Complete Cars - Private
    Exellent Mechanial Condition - One owner throughout. Color Titan Silver (354) Premium Package Sports Package Engine M54 All Wheel Drive 5 Speed Manual Montana Leather Seat Adjustment with 3 memory Glass Electrical Roof. 6 CD Changer ( not working ) Harmon Kardon Multifunction Leather Sports...
  3. e46 rattle / knock noise at 2000+ rpms

    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...
  4. M54 to M52Tu swap Urgent

    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...
  5. M54 Vanos Problem

    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...
  6. Service life of M54 coil packs

    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...
  7. Vibration on idle when MAF connected

    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...
  8. M54b30 Intake Cam in M52B28TU

    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
  9. '01 330Ci running lean and misfiring, no power

    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...
  10. 2001 e46 325i - Donor Car for swap

    Complete Cars - Private
    I have a damaged - Car year, make and model 2001 BMW E46 325i - Full vin number WBAAN37461ND47921 - Mileage 132,000 chassis ( engine was replaced 2 years ago with a drop out that had 80,000 on engine) - List of options/packages not sure on options - Length of ownership 2 years -...
  11. Coding after engine Swap

    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...
  12. e46 325ti Lean Codes/Volumetric Efficiency 64%

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I've just picked up a e46 325 Compact in the last month as a bit of a project. I've been wanting to learn how to work on cars and I also needed a bigger boot as my last car was an MX5. I got this car cheap and it came with a couple of faults which I've been working through. I've got...
  13. Help please: Is this engine an M54B25 or 30 ???

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Seller says its out of a Z4. I can't find a cross-reference for any of these numbers on the sticker above the flywheel:
  14. E46 Various Parts - Cooling, Lighting, Suspension, and Misc.

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    Everything came off of a 2002 330ci.. parts will fit most E46ers, I will provide part #s and you can check on if it fits your vehicle... I did preventive maintenance to my Ci, all the parts are still good and in working condition. Listing will correlate with the pictures shown below...
  15. M54 engines compatibility

    General E46 Forum
    I'm looking for a used M54 3.0L for my Spec E46. There are a lot of them but I want make sure the engine I choose will bolt in with the 5 speed trans. If the M54 came from a Z4 will it bolt in? What about an Xi, can the transfer case be removed from it?
  16. MISFIRE 03 330i HELP.

    General E46 Forum
    Yes, yes I Know.. Another misfire.. I've couldn't really find my exact problem while looking for answers so here it is. 2003 E46 330i 258k km. CODE: P0140 o2 Sensor circuit no activity detected bank 1 sensor 2 CODE: 0171 System too lean bank 1 O2 sensor? MAF Replaced INTAKE BOOTS CHANGED...
  17. 325ti

    The Showroom
    Not the best looking e46, but found this compact in a good condition and I bought it in early 2016, with 82000km on it (MY2001). Engine is the 2.5 M54 192cv.
  18. How I dominated the beast or how I avoided that my M54B30 to overheat

    General E46 Forum
    Long time without write in the forum but last week my e46 it almost overheat and I want to share my history, all was good until a few days back when I return to my home from work, two blocks before my house my car start to rise temperature by one grade by grade in a very slow way, I mean one...
  19. ZHP wagon

    E46 Engine Swaps
    I have an '00 323i wagon, 5mt, sport trim and have sourced an M54B30 from a ZHP car that I am preparing to swap. This will replace an M52TUB25 so I'll be merging wiring across three ECU versions and I'll end up running a stock tune on MS43. The car is a daily driver but also an HPDE trainer...
  20. Bmw 320i e46 missfire cylinder 2

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I got a bmw 320i e46 - 05 (m54 engine) i got a missfire on cylinder 2 and I have done a couple of tests, i swapped places with the sparkplug module and sparkplug with another cylinder, i also swapped places on the fuel injector but the missfire does not swap cylinder. Any help would be Great.