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  1. UK
    Hello everyone, Just recently bought the BMW E46 2.2 petrol (170hp) from 2004. Atm got 97k miles at the clock. First day after I brought it for the diagnostics, there was no errors at the computer, but the mechanic discovered small oil leak from the top of engine which is causing that it sits...
  2. E46 General
    I’m planning on replacing my oil pan gasket on the 330i 2003, I’ve heard you need to drop the subframe. If I’m going to replace my rack and pinion as well do I still need to drop the subframe?
  3. E46 General
    Hi, I'm curious to know if my BMW E46 320CI 2005/2006 is due to an oil change? The service interval display is showing 7625 and the colour of the oil is a greenish and brown colour: (not my pic) The colour of the oil before it's in is a 2...
  4. E46 General
    Just checked my oil and it looks like I definitely need to change it. What oil do you guys recommend I use for my E46 330i. What filter should I get to? A link to the product would be great too Thank you
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    330ci 2003 Hi all, Couple weeks ago I noticed the low coolant light. I bled the system and topped it up.. probably half a litre. Today I had the same light, expansion tank is almost empty.. havent topped it yet. There is pressure on the rad hoses.. I checked the oil cap and its not...
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    My cousin was doing my spark plugs and he thinks this is an indicator of a blown head gasket. Has anyone ever seen this? I checked my dipstick and there’s no coolant in the oil it seems it’s just brown. I actually just got my oil changed on tuesday, and the guy didn’t say anything about seeing...
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    Hello, I just bought my 325i and it has around 190k miles on it, should I just change the oil right away? There's a sticker in the window and it says that I have like 3k left until a change but I was wondering if I should do it anyway for peace of mind There's a little bit of sludge visible...
  8. E46 General
    Hello, I was just curious if anyone can relate to burnt oil smell from engine bay. I am experiencing this in my 2003 325i m54. There are no visible oil leaks on the engine. Smell is quite significant and sometimes goes into cabin. It probably has something to do with oil consumption which is...
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    Hello, I am feeling pretty guilty as I recently added 1 quart/litre of engine oil to my m54 while the engine was running. I know it is probably stupid thing to do, I was in a hurry and did not realize it. The car is 2003 325i Touring. Right now I feel pretty bad about it and I would like to ask...
  10. Driveline
    Well if you haven't kept up from my other FS posts. Next I have a OE CSL Dipstick kit. I know, reaching, but it's located in the engine bay lol Brand new, never installed, only opened to take pictures. SOLD
  11. E46 General
    Hi all, first post here as a brand new poster (very exciting, i know). Been a fan of E46's for a while now and im finally looking to pull the trigger and pick one up. One particular car for sale at the moment caught my eye... A manual 325ci with just over 80k miles. The car is being sold rather...
  12. E46 General
    I know this is going to be a highly opinionated topic but which oil weight do you guys use/recommend? 5w-30 or 5w-40? My indy recommended moving to 5w-40 as he said it helps with oil consumption on these cars and also that the slightly heavier weight will help reduce wear, keep oil in the...
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    I recently purchased a 2005 330i (my first car) and am aware a few issues with it (such as a coolant leak, of course) as I took my mechanic with me and had him hook his scanner up to the car to check everything out. Now, neither the seller nor my mechanic mentioned anything regarding the...
  14. Driveline
    Lightly used ECS Tuning oil catch can (8oz version). https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-parts/ecs-tuning-baffled-oil-catch-can-8oz/003779ecs05-02~a/ Picture: https://imgur.com/a/XAmnSQb I ran this setup from April through November and only had to empty the catch can a couple of times during the...
  15. E46 General
    Hi I am planning to do big overhaul replace all vacuum lines, o rings, swirl flaps blanks, boost hoses. What would be the best way to clean all the oily/carbon crap from the intake? The other day I cleaned the EGR and it was pretty nasty, so I imagine the intake is gonna look similar. Its 320d...
  16. E46 General
    Hey All I've just got a 2004 e46 and I've been told I should get gaskets replaced to stop oil leaks. I know about the rocker cover gaskets - is there a thread or a list of things I should definitely get replaced please?
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    Tried to get my oil changed the other day on 05 M3. The drain plugged is stripped, however, and we didn't proceed with the change as we didn't know if the bolt would securely fit back in. I called dealer who said that the whole pan would have to be replaced which is over 2k.... Anybody have...
  18. E46 Touring
    I apologize for this being so long, so there's a summary near the end, as I tend to add too many details. So I bought a beautiful 2004 325xi Sport Wagon last November, and shortly after my purchase I would notice a slight to moderately bad burning oil smell coming through the AC vents with the...
  19. E46 General
    Hi, Time to change my oil and need some advice. Last oil I have used was the Liqui Moly Molygen 5W40. Should I stick to that? Or should I go for Red Line 15w15? I currently have a couple of leaks: Main seal and valve cover (again for the third time 14 months).
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