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  1. Europe
    Hello, my e46 318ci with the n46 engine gives sometimes the fault code 2a61 vvt teaching function at stop, i searched the forum but i cant find a solution, when i delete the error its working again but sometimes i cant delete it so i need to relearn it again with inpa, after this i can delete...
  2. 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...
  3. Australia
    I recently found metal shavings that almost look like stainless steel wool in my oil filter in 316ti with n42 engine. Any thoughts where they might be coming from? I wondered if the ccv system had steel wool in it to help catch the oil vapours and maybe a breaking down ccv system may have...
  4. Europe
    I have a 2003 318i with a N42B20 141hp. I need to replace my DME. I verified the DME was causing my trouble, not wanting to read the crankshaft sensor. I tried a new DME, but upon further research I found out it needs to be programmed. Now my question. How? The VIN, ISN (Rolling Code), and...
  5. Europe
    Bought my first car 2 Weeks ago. It is a 318Ci with N42 engine. The problems started the first day. My current problem is that the car feels like it has 30 HP less then it should. It builds RPM, doesn't stutter, and has great gas response, but just doesn't go. It is my first N42 and I don't know...
  6. E46 General
    hello! so i got a question. i own a n42b20 143hp (105kw) (2001) e46 with 230k km on clock. its eating fuel like crazy, when fuel light came on, i put in 10l of fuel. car idled alot, sumed up around 1 hour. and i drove 35km, with couple of pulls to the redline, and fuel light came on. so yeah, i...
  7. E46 General
    Hi all, I have been researching all day about how to install an oil catch can in my e46 touring 2L 318i n42. However, all I can find is reference to the 6 cylinder engines. has anybody actually fitted a catch can in the 2L n42? If so, have you got any photos or guidance on whether it’s worth...
  8. E46 General
    I bought a 2002 318ti (N42) last month. After purchase I discovered the engine will randomly cut out multiple times until it warms up properly. This would be unpredictable and would occur both driving and stopped but once the temp gauge is in the 12 o’clock, this no longer occurs. I ran...
  9. E46 General
    Hello everyone! After getting my jumped timing chain fixed I now have some problems on my car. The idle is unstable, and i can feel vibrations in my cabin. Also when I am taking off from a stop, or press the accelerator >50% i can feel it stuttering and almost choking so I have to take off...
  10. E46 General
    Hi all, Although this is my first post, I have been using this site as a reference for a while now! I have a 2002 318ci (n42 engine) automatic. I’ve got an issue that’s now really bugging me! The problem started about 2 weeks ago when my alternator packed up whilst driving home along the...
  11. E46 General
    Well, eventually - I have just about totally rebuilt this GODFORSAKEN motor and it works fairly well BUT I am unable to get my Snap-On Verus Pro (Or a MODIS Edge) scan tool to do a VVT Relearn. The scanner has the facility and it all runs fine right up until I try to carry out the relearn...
  12. E46 General
    I have a problem on my 318 that I think is related with valvetronic operation. Car stalls sometimes when warming up. power and MPG are pretty bad. Actually I'm not sure valvetronic works at all, because I was driving few days with disconnected sensor and didn't feel difference. Today I...
  13. E46 General
    So this issue has been happening for maybe the last 6 months or so, so definitely not a sudden thing. But I thought I'd finally ask for an answer. On a cold startup, about 3-4mins after the engine has been running (so the temp needle is just lifting off the blue) the engine starts to smoke a...
  14. E46 General
    hi recently noticed that i have a snapped wire. and im wondering where does it go and what is it for. engine works fine without it :D does someone knows what is this wire for?
  15. E46 General
    Hi all This isn't my pic but I have the same question! I replaced my timing chain tensioner today, and i broke off the hose in the pic. When i say broke off, it's actually the connector that has snapped. Can someone please tell me what that hose is what you call the connector piece? It's an N42...
  16. E46 General
    Hi! I hope i´m posting in the corect section. (FYI, I have limited experience with engine mechanics). I recently bought a BMW 318 -03 with the N42 engine that seemed to be in good condition with only 13800km (22000 miles) on the clock. Engine running fine on idle and no powerloss on...
  17. E46 General
    Hi Need peoples views on my engine trouble would be grateful for some feedback. I have a 318ti 1995cc Engine N2b20A Engine. Timing Chain was recently changed( before I owned the Car) I now have a knocking noise very quietly when idle but when you apply throttle to above 2000rpm the knocking...
  18. E46 General
    My car has developed a problem where on a cold start the engine will idle around 1100 RPM before slowly dropping to around 1000 and then after a few minutes to the normal idle. When the engine's warm it idles normally and I've scanned it but it's not giving any fault codes. :thumbdwn: Here's a...
  19. E46 General
    My car has developed a problem where on a cold start the engine will idle around 1100 RPM before slowly dropping to around 1000 and then after a few minutes to the normal idle. When the engine's warm it idles normally. I've scanned for codes but its giving none. :thumbdwn: Here's a video of the...
  20. E46 General
    I have a 318 SE 2003 facelift with some frustrating symptoms. It feels like the slight loss of power when you have the air con on, also when accelerating from start it seems to bog down. If you do accelerate hard when you change gear there is a massive loss of power but only briefly. Other...
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