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  1. E46 General
    Hey guys I am doing an engine swap the engine its a m54b25 xi manual, and I found this conector in the transmision and I found out that, that’s the reverse light switch, since the automatic harnes that the car has doesn’t have that conector, is it ok If I just leave it as it is? Picture below...
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    Interior of my 01 330Ci 5-spd manual coupe ZSP Sport pkg.
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    01 330Ci coupe 5sp. manual ZSP Sport Pkg
  4. E46 General
    With all this spare time on my hands, I've decided to take the time and fix everything wrong with my manual 2000 328i: First thing, I have a cold start misfire (p0305, p0302, and p0456) that started about a month after I replaced the seals in my vanos. I went ahead and replaced the SAP vacuum...
  5. E46 General
    I've got a 2003 BMW 330XI with 170,000km/106,000miles and after driving for 30 minutes or so it gets difficult to pull the shifter out of gear. The time it takes for this to happen seems to go down when its hotter outside. It's never difficult enough that I can't continue driving but it really...
  6. E46 General
    Is there a kit for the manual trans version of the e46, or will the ones stating "for automatic transmission" still work? Looking for one that has the mount with it as well. When it popped, it took some of the radiator plastic and possibly parts of the mount with it. Thanks!
  7. E46 General
    Hey all, I currently own a 2000 E46 and I have just recently (4 days ago) began experiencing some vibrations throughout the car upon acceleration. To go more in depth, the problem occurs when I accelerate, and continues while idling at a less severe vibration. This is not just the steering...
  8. E46 General
    My 2004 330i with 6 sp Getrag seem to have developed a noisy bearing or two. When warmed up the bearing noise can be heard in the cabin, especially upon acceleration. Significant vibration also is felt through the wheel, stick and floor. I call this condition a "coffee grinder". I changed the...
  9. Mid Atlantic
    Hello everyone, I am new to this site, just bought my first dimmer ever a week ago. It's a 5 speed 330ci. I however have little experience driving a manual. I am having problems launching smoothly and I realized I can smell the clutch after I park the car (usually in reverse). I know this can...
  10. E46 General
    Hi all - I have the classic 3rd gear, worn syncro issue. It doesn't happen all the time, but occasionally the syncro won't grab and moving into 3rd can be alarming as it grinds like I've completely missed the gear. Is this a situation that just has to be lived with, or can the syncro be...
  11. E46 M3
    Hello guys, I've been thinking of trading my e46 330i SMG over an M3 e46 2003-2005 manual. Some facts: I'm a racing freak, i love racing of any kind and for me the M3 is the closest from a race car imo. The coupe design, Manual transmission, great power, handling, etc. My 330i works...
  12. E46 General
    If on a completely flat surface is it necessary to put the car also in 1st gear with the parking brake up. Is it bad to make this a habit and consistently put in 1st along with the parking brake. I believe this constantly has the pressure plate, clutch, and gear engaged with the syncros. which...
  13. E46 General
    Does anyone know the specific differences between an XI transmission and an i transmission? YES, I understand that the xi has a transfer case, but are there internal differences that make the XI tranny more robust than an I's. Does the xi have a special mount that the transfer case bolts onto? I...
  14. E46 General
    Hi everyone, the transmission in my 323i is almost shot, maybe has a few months left. I have been doing some research on swapping it for a 6-speed, don't ask why just accept that it's a possibility :D I am looking for a comprehensive parts list of what it will take to perform the swap. So far I...
  15. E46 General
    My 323i has a bad synchro in the 2nd and probably 1st gear as well. I am looking to replace the transmission but I don't want to buy the same transmission. I want to find one with better gear ratios for better economy. I drive 45 miles to work everyday and don't need a lot of horsepower but I do...
  16. E46 General
    I am a seventeen year old and I know a decent amount about cars. I have a 2004 325i with the 5 speed. It just started this morning, when I shift into any gear, right before it catches it shaky and starts to smell like its burning almost. As hard as this may be to believe I HAVE NOT dropped the...
  17. E46 General
    Hey guys, I could really use your help and advice. I recently moved to DC and left my car back home. My sister (who is inexperienced with manual cars) decided to take my car out. She barely knows how to drive a manual car, and learned on my car. I own a 2002 BMW 330cic. She told me while she...
  18. E46 General
    Hey guys/girls , I have a 1999 328i which runs perfectly but for some reason , everytime I do a complete stop , Im having a little bit of a problem putting it in 1st gear. I have to play the stick first before I can shift it and usually takes me 2 to 3 seconds to do that. I live in boston and if...
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