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  1. E46 General
    So about a month ago I found out that my steering rack was leacking fluid, it worked fine easy steering and all that just leaked, so a few week ago I bought a used steering rack from the same model as mine, which is a 2000 prefl sedan, and got it to the shop to replace it, after it got replaced...
  2. E46 General
    Is it possible to rebuild an lf20 pump that has a bad bearing ? I have 2 of the pumps one that is currently installed wobbles the whole pulley
  3. E46 General
    Hi all, I have a 2001 325 ci. Super hard to turn steering wheel. Here’s what has been replaced, serpentine belt, pump, hoses, reservoir and rack and pinion and STILL having the same issue. Really at a lose, if anyone has any ideas or advice , I would greatly appreciate it 🙏🏻🌞
  4. Motorsports, Track
    I've googled and not found a good explanation for this so thought I would share my experience in hopes that others don't fall victim. I track an E46 325CI RHD. After doing a rear end bushes upgrade and plates (preventative but turns out I already had three bad cracks and did it just in time), I...
  5. E46 General
    There's a good amount of oil residue on my power steering reservoir but I've ruled out the hoses as there is no oil on them and I can't see any cracks. There's also no oil on the top of the tank so I don't think it's the O-ring in the cap (I'm going to replace it anyway). All of the oil is on...
  6. E46 General
    Hi there, for those who didn't see my Old Post, my car was unstable above 50 mph. Changed my hub centric rings. No more vibration but my car is still unstable. I was thinking my strut bearing was dead but looks like everything is good. I am still going to replace my front struts cause they are...
  7. E46 General
    Hey guys, Am new here! Just after a little advice regarding this issue. I own a 2003 320i with the m54b22 on 210k kms. Had the power steering kill itself about a month ago (real sinister crunchy groan + heavy steering). I replaced the pump with a used one with 3 months warranty. After...
  8. E46 General
    Hey guys so recently i bought a m3 green tag rack but one of the line is crimp and need replacement. I went to the junk jard and pull one of the two metal line on top of the rack it self but the connecter seem to be smaller. So idk if its year specific or do i need to get the line specific for...
  9. E46 General
    Hi again! After swapping an M54 into my N42 2003 Touring with a blown engine, i've just managed to get it driving for the first time. At first, the power steering worked, but after ~5 minutes it suddenly seemed like it was completely gone. After shutting the car down and starting it again a...
  10. E46 General
    So my car (2003 330i) has been making a whirring/ whining noise that I can hear at idle and low rpm.the noise changes in pitch relative to rpm. it sounds exactly like this for reference. The car groans when accelerating out of slow turns and growls/groans when turning wheel in park...
  11. E46 General
    A few weeks back my dad told me the steering in my 325i felt very heavy. I've owned the car only 6 months and personally had never felt any significant problem or difference compared to my 328. After driving the car back to back with my 328i there is definitely a difference. After a little...
  12. E46 General
    Hi, What's your opinion on these two here? Is it safe to go for a cheaper one, or should I go for the pricer one? I haven't been able to find trustworthy sites except for EuroCarParts, but they don't do this part. Also, when I do an oil change is it recommended to purchase a new nut / plug...
  13. E46 General
    I just got done switching out my suction hose and return hose (the hoses that connect directly to the power steering reservoir) for my power steering system on my m54 330i. I’ve been having a bad leak and thought I switched out the right parts only for the leak to continue to leak lol. I found...
  14. E46 General
    I have a 2002 325ci 2.5l 5 speed manual m54 engine. What fluid should I use for replacement? A Link would be great!!! Thanks so much for your time & response!!!
  15. E46 General
    My 2001 e46 needs to pass a state safety and emissions inspection before I can get new tags. But the power steering pump (I assume) went out a month ago. It has the normal failure symptoms: fine one minute, then without warning, super hard to turn at low speeds. Like every BMW I've ever owned...
  16. E46 General
    The first one would not come off. Tried the tool, other tools, etc., and finally had to cut it off with a Dremel. I refuse to deal with this POS again in the future. Picked up some generic hose, but it doesn't want to bend nicely to clear the alternator and not twist the reservoir. Any advice?
  17. E46 General
    So I am a 19 year old female who doesn't know what she's doing & I wanted to take matters into my own hands when my car told me that my oil level was at its minimum. I had the right oil. I lifted my hood & looked around a little bit, saw "oil only" ignoring the CHF11S because like I said, I...
  18. E46 General
    Hi all, For the past few weeks I have noticed a whine coming from the front end of my 318Ci it starts at around 30mph and gets louder as the speed increases. The strange thing is if I turn the wheel left slightly while driving the noise eases off.. I would really appreciate some advice thank you
  19. E46 General
    So my current PW reservoir says "ATF". However, I am refreshing the steering lines and the replacement reservoir says "CHF11". I was tempted to return it, but I had ordered it specifically off the RealOEM part list, and when you look at the list, it says "CHF11, S" in the specification...
  20. E46 General
    Ok so I bought a 02 325ci last summer with a defective/used pressure hose. The car would drive just fine but at low speeds the steering wheel is very hard to turn (which makes parking very difficult). Now the pump failed (I was expecting it) and I decided it was time to change the pressure hose...
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