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  1. E46 General
    I recently had to replace my OFHG, belts, idler pulley, and a few other small items. This post serves as more of a maintenance journal. At first, it was pretty daunting because I've never done the OFHG before. Turned out to be very simple. Just a bit time consuming. The entire project lasted...
  2. Motorsports, Track
    Any input is welcomed I will keep updating! diy angle kit e90 inner tie rod extended control arm (cut&weld) modified knuckles (cut&weld) or lock adapters (loosen overtime) slr adj control arm bushing (caster adjustable improves self steer) wheel spacers&lugs (prevent rubbing) drift welded...
  3. E46 XI
    2003 330xi with a 6 speed manual at 110k miles. I don't know if the trans oil has been changed before but I wanna change it since the shifts aren't very smooth. I don't know what oil to use and different existing threads across multiple websites say to use different oils. The common...
  4. E46 General
    Hello, this is my first post on a forum ever… I’ve slowly been working on maintenance for my E46 and I still have some codes/issues to take care of. I have a little knowledge on some of these but I thought it would be better to ask someone more experienced for advice. For codes 202, 203, 227...
  5. E46 General
    For all my e46 techs any opinions or responses would be greatly appreciated as im completely lost rn. Heres the back story. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this The winter months of canada - Recently ive noticed that my cars heat from inside the cabin has been blowing cold...
  6. E46 Introductions
    Howdy yall, I am looking the first car of my own. I had a ford fusion which was totaled and I have ~$8,500 budget to work with from insurance. Since owning the fusion, I will never again own a vehicle, so clearly designed for people who HATE driving. This brings me to a relatively clean...
  7. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
    Hi ALL! I'm Richard and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am the proud owner of a beautiful 2003, 330i. I got her in 2020 the day before the lockdown started. I've done some work on her but it's been mainly cosmetic. I have very little experience with working on cars but I have been actively learning...
  8. E46 M3
    I'm so happy to finally have my dream car. It's a 2003 6-speed with 134k on it for about $16k. I'm excited to be a part of this community and I hope you guys can help me order my list and fill things in where you think they're needed. The car seems like it was taken care of. I can tell by the...
  9. E46 General
    Just bought this car. Everything drives fines no dents or scratches very clean and sleek. Car has exactly 92,000 miles and want to do the basic maintenance myself. What do y’all recommend I change/flush and consider looking at in the future for failure ? Can y’all also drop some websites down...
  10. E46 M3
    I'm looking to purchase a M3 and have found a used one with 120k miles. However, the dealer says that the following maint items have been done. --- VANOS REBUILT w/BEISAN KIT --- ROD BEARINGS REPLACED --- VALVE ADJUSTMENT --- MOTOR MOUNTS REPLACED --- CLUTCH REPLACED --- FLYWHEEL REPLACED ---...
  11. E46 General
    When I bought this car I was warned about it Heavily concerning cost of ownership. I considered the options with my desired wants / needs in a car. It fits me perfect for what I wanted in a car, and still does, I bought it with 165,000 miles at 5,000$ from my local used car dealer. The car is in...
  12. E46 General
    Just removed the Transmission on my automatic 2001 bmw 330i and removed the flywheel and I do not know what this Blue plastic piece is? I have looked at OEM part diagrams and can’t find it, mine seems to be slightly cracked when I removed the trans should I be concerned? photo attached:
  13. E46 General
    Greetings all. I had a 01 330i auto with 109k miles, but found a 330Ci ZHP auto with 36k miles that has been sitting at the BMW dealership for 10 years, so i decided to upgrade. Paint is horrible, but interior is clean, and runs as nice and smooth as my brothers 2017 honda civic. I have done...
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