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  1. E46 General
    Hey guys, I'm an owner of a 330i for about 3 years, first time poster. I've been trying to track down this rattling sound I've been having with my 2001 330i. It is an automatic and has about 180k miles. I have replaced the vanos seals and Rattle rings, all 6 sparkplugs with NGK laser...
  2. E46 General
    My machine shop told me my block needs 0.001“/0.5 mm over bore, and I'm having trouble locating pistons. Is this even a safe over bore on these engines? Thinking about sourcing another block. edit: Should have said I'm rebuilding an m54b30 engine for fun, I do not depend on this engine being...
  3. E46 General
    Ill start off by introducing myself my names Tom, I'm 22, still pretty new and naïve to mechanics but I decided to go ahead with trying to restore and rebuild a falling apart 318i engine swapped 330i touring. I love old BMW's and have had an e39 535i but insurance costs rinsed me, fast forward...
  4. E46 General
    Could someone please confirm for me if I can use a M54B30 block with M52B28TU internals, crank, rods etc. My M52 block is stuffed and I have managed to find someone near to me with a M54 block.
  5. E46 General
    I've replaced my entire CCV and cooling systems (-the radiator) and associated gaskets thinking I would be okay for at least a year and happened to end up getting several codes all at once including limp mode sporadically. I don't even know where to start as this is my third M54 engine and I've...
  6. Driveline
    After 350,000 miles my engine is done. I am looking to either rebuilt my engine, or put a new engine.
    $1,000 USD
  7. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Greetings, I have an M54b30 and I've been having an issue with the car behaving sluggish once reaching operating temperature, there's a night and day difference with torque output between driving it within the first 10 minutes of start up (when still running cold) and then once at operating...
  8. Electronics
    M54b30 (E36 Compact) Hey, I've had a problem with my battery bracket that recently led to the battery slamming into the DISA valve, partially unplugging it and causing my engine management to freak out, this happened twice whilst I was driving, I made it home, repaired the bracket and plugged...
  9. E46 General
    picked up my 2002 330i with a manual transmission back in May of this year, driving home from work tonight I went into neutral going down a hill and then as I went back into gear (third gear @ 35 mph) as I reached the next hill. As I gave her a little gas she stuttered and then she dropped to...
  10. Forced Induction
    Hi ya'll, I'm just gonna start this of by letting you know I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to these types of things, and I'm having a bit of a dilemma choosing between different CR's for the M54. Bottom end will be forged, turboed and aiming for about 6-700 at the rear wheels (I know, I know...
  11. Forced Induction
    Hey everyone I’ll first start off by saying I’ve been on this forum reading and getting much help from diagnostics to step by step diy’s for years now and I appreciate it all and hope one day I can help back the same way. I’ve got a 04 330 6 speed that I’m slowly turning into a drift track car...
  12. E46 General
    Hello, I am facing an issue and i am not sure what the solution is. I was having a long beep whenever i put the vehicle in reverse, after that i had no other sound, parking sensors wouldn't work. I scanned my e46 with a professional tablet and figured out that the issue was the rear left parking...
  13. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hello guys. I’ve got M54B30 in my ‘01 E46 and noticed that after I replaced the fuel pump, my LTFT on both banks are about -4 % to -7% which is almost rich condition. Now, i’ve already used the magic of reset adaptations, but after few kilometers, the LTFT readings are back to negative numbers...
  14. E46 General
    I am swapping am a production date 01/2002 engine to an 11/2002 engine (The first engine is dead). I know the valve cover is different and the A/C belt is as well. What else is different between the two? And is there a link to where BMW tells you exactly what is different? Thanks
  15. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hey guys, I bought a 3.30Ci 3 months ago. And it was converted from auto transmission. Now I have 3.38 final drive ratio and it makes my top speed about 230-240 km/h at 7000rpm. Besides, at my normal cruising speeds (90-100 km/h) my engine rev is so high (about 3000rpm @100km/h). Of course I can...
  16. E46 General
    Hello to everybody. I have a 330ci convertible And i dont know what is the problem With it. The car is slow the 0-100km/h is 10 second. I rebuilded the vanos, oxygen sensors are good, fuel 3.5bar, vacum is not leaking. There is no error codes And i dont know what to do. Anybody else had same...
  17. E46 General
    Hello, my name is Appie and I am a bmw e46 owner. Excuse me for my English. Recently I money shifted my engine by accident and my car didnt have compression since, I've bought a new engine which has only done 70k miles. The engine is bald which means I have nothing on it except just the...
  18. E46 Showroom
    Here is a quick GoPro compilation of my B30 project so far. I've got the front end off and started to take the suspension apart. My exhaust flange to section 1 is completely rusted, so I'll need to figure that one out next. This is my first engine swap and can't thank the community enough for...
  19. E46 General
    I'm just finishing up my 04 coupe project and I'm having a transmission/TCM issue hopefully someone can help me out with. The car is an 04 sulev M56 car. I bought it with a bad engine (no compression on #5). It ran rough but was able to drive on the trailer and around the driveway. No...
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