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  1. E46 M3
    Anyone know if the following will fit ok to replace my oil drain plug? The size looks the same as OEM. https://www.amazon.com/M12x1-5x12-Billet-Aluminum-Magnetic-Motocross/dp/B06XXW4Z9D/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1525449336&sr=1-3&keywords=M12x1.5x12
  2. E46 General
    Hello everyone! I am trying to convert my 316i engine to a 318i, and I have stumbled into a little problem. Where should the disa connector plug be located? I simply can't find it.
  3. E46 General
    Hello E46 Fanatics, My 2002 E46 is having an issue that I can't seem fix. After my car is warmed up after about 15 minutes or so, it starts to run rough with some minor shaking. My service engine light switches on also. At first, I figured that my spark plugs needed replaced. Maybe one was...
  4. E46 General
    I have a 2000 323i. A few weeks ago I noticed water dripping from under the car about half way back. I looked underneath and found a hole in the bottom of the car. Parallel to this hole on the other side looks like another hole with a rubber plug in it. When I put my finger in the hole it feels...
  5. E90 Sponsors
    The Fumoto 12mm oil drain valve replaces your OE drain plug for fast, easy oil changes. Its spring-loaded valve has a quick release tab that makes changing oil a snap. Just push and turn to drain. All metal construction assures years of trouble-free service. Includes a threaded brass...
  6. E46 General
    [/ATTACH]I lost the little stopper that goes in the door. Does anybody know where I can get another?
  7. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    What spark plugs are you using and how are they working out? Any recommendations for someone looking to install new spark plugs? Is there a suitable upgraded or better performing spark plug to go with? I have read that for BMW's, the best way to go is with factory ones, could this be true?
  8. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I'm about to change my spark plugs on my 323. I'm fairly handy as i've successfully done a couple diy jobs under the hood (valve cover gasket, ignition coils) so i'm not too worried about my mechanical abilities. My only question is whether I should use anti seize compound or not. I've done some...
  9. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Let me first say that I have been searching this and other forums to see if I could fix my problem. I know that it is a cylinder #3 misfire. I just changed the spark plugs back in December when I had a cylinder #5 cold start misfire (cant remember the code). This started about a week ago...
  10. E46 General
    I accidentally broke it off the battery connection <p> :facepalm:
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
    so i just got the whole SES car shaking shabang and, after a few minutes of unplugging and replugging plugs a friend and i decided the issue was a bad ignition coil on my first cylinder i've searched the forum but couldnt come across a diy for ignition coil replacement-does anyone have any...
  12. E46 General
    ok first off I DID SEARCH. i searched for hours today. found lots of infor and DIYs Heres whats going on. no.1 small coolant leak at top of radiator where around where you pour it in at. possivle crack or hopefully something easily fixable? no.2 (the fun part) so Ive owned my BMW for a...
  13. E46 General
    So yesterday I was driving my 323i from work. It started lagging and wouldn't pick up speed at all. So i get home barley making it. And i turn off the car and turn it back on and when I would rev up the engine the car would like shake around 2 to 3 rpms. I go inside and get the obd scanner and...
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a 2002 330i with 104,000 miles with a misfire and I think I know what it is after reading and searching this forum for hours but I wanted to get some input. I am pulling code 1347(and 0170) telling me the misfire is in cylinder 3. The car is not warmed up, but i turn the engine on and...
  15. E46 General
    Many claim we should apply a 18 Lbf*ft torque with our E46 plugs As a matter of fact, BMW says two things about this, as shown below (1st pic from left) The information is extracted from BMW TIS (Troubleshooting system). Those figures apply to all BMW engines/models. BMW states we should be...
  16. E46 General
    This weekend I decided to change my spark plugs so I looked over the DIY and found some great instructions and thank you for posting that. However, I have a M56 engine and I believe that the last (6th) spark plug if farther back in the engine bay than a M54 engine. My question is, how in the...
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