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  1. General E46 Forum
    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...
  2. General E46 Forum
    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...
  3. General E46 Forum
    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...
  4. General E46 Forum
    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...
  5. General E46 Forum
    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!!!
  6. General E46 Forum
    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...
  7. General E46 Forum
    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?
  8. General E46 Forum
    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...
  9. General E46 Forum
    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
  10. General E46 Forum
    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...
  11. General E46 Forum
    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...
  12. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm about to order some P/S res hoses and clamps since mine is leaking. Question though, how worth it is it to replace the reservoir as well? Mine is mucky inside, but the outside appears fine and I recently replaced the O-ring which cured my top-reservoir leaks. I've read people...
  13. General E46 Forum
    I've searched online for an answer but nothing yet. So anyways I have a 2003 e46 that I bought 2 years ago and haven't done anything with the power steering since. I popped the hood and decided to check it and it wasn't even up to the dipstick... I haven't had steering issues but I've heard on...
  14. General E46 Forum
    Situation - On Friday the steering on the 2003 325i worked great. On Saturday it didn't. I've searched here and elsewhere online... The symptoms indicate to me a power steering pump failure. Alternator, water pump, a/c all work fine. Power steering fluid reservoir is full. Friday afternoon I...
  15. General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I apologize in advanced for the essay I'm about to write. I'm trying to be as thorough with my information as possible. I just bought a 2001 330CI Convertible in good condition for a really really low price, since it was not really drivable. Was looking for a project to work...
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  17. General E46 Forum
    A little bit of a story: I was driving home from chipotle and noticed that my battery light had come on. I thought this might be from my alternator, as I had been hearing a weird sound coming from the engine that would point to that. Then, I looked and my temp gauge was all the way in the red...
  18. Suspension and Braking
    My 330Ci has a headgasket illness and will not be staying with me :cry: So for sale I have the Luk LF-20 power steering pump! NOTE: if you buy it and it's not the right one for the car you either buy the new lines from somewhere else to make it work, or you sell it, sale is final! There were...
  19. General E46 Forum
    So I have run into a problem and from what I researched it leads me to believe my power steering pump may have failed on me. I have searched the forums but haven't seen or read anything quite like this. The steering is not stiff & the noise occurs whether I'm driving or at a stop. This is a link...
  20. General E46 Forum
    Hey all, I hesitated to post, but I've searched a lot and found very few folks who have experienced this problem. First post/recent member and pretty new e46 owner here. I got my 2005 330i e46 sedan with 110k miles back in December, and after helping my brother work on his car (same exact...
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