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  1. Right tires on my wheels? How much PSI?

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    Hi all, I have these tires on my 2001, 330xi (see pics). They are 215/45R17 91H (see pictures). First, I am wondering if these are OK on my car ( I bought it quite recently and get now more into making sure all is fine). Reason I got started with the tires is that I wanted to pump them up...
  2. Long story short, need your professional opinion

    General E46 Forum
    Introduction: * I have 2004 330i and I love it. I do my research on it if something happens, maintain it regularly, and try to keep it in shape as good as financially I can. Its my daily driver. Story: * On 07/22/17 (yesterday) I decided to go to Angeles Crest Hwy (its close-by to me), and...
  3. 02 325i sputters and die first crank; Always starts on second start.

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys My e46 is currently experiencing this problem just recently whereas upon cold starting the car - car been sitting for a while - it always initially turns over to about 600rpm instead of the usual 1000rpm before promptly dying. Upon second turn over it always starts and idles perfectly...
  4. Coolant Bleed

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I have had my fair share of coolant issues with my old e46. I am pushing 240k and I love the car, it's just once a year just about for the last three years I have a coolant system failure. Tis the season and today I left my car running in between deliveries to charge my battery as...
  5. How Long Should The Oil Pressure Light Stay On At Startup?

    General E46 Forum
    So for the past two months, I have noticed my oil pressure light (RED) stays on longer than it used to (1-3 seconds). I have no trouble with the pressure once it's on. Once it's been started, when I start it again after getting gas or running in somewhere, the oil pressure light goes out...
  6. 325ci strange crank/no start

    General E46 Forum
    Okay! I drive a 2004 325ci with just over 160k on it. Great car, I love it. Yesterday, I drive the car to the auto store and it starts and drives fine, as usual. After being inside for a couple minutes, I come back out and my car will NOT start. It cranks forever, the battery is tested and good...
  7. 2003 E46 temporary oil pressure gauge install

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, first post here! :hi: I have a twelve year old 325xi and with what appears to be a common problem - flickering oil pressure light at idle after driving in warm weather. Applying a bit of gas extinguishes it and it only appears in Drive (automatic transmission.) I went to a...
  8. Oil Temp/Pressure from obd?

    General E46 Forum
    Anyone know of a way to be able to get the oil temp and pressure to show up on an app like torque from the obd bluetooth connector? I looked on the forum and it seems the answer is a no but wanted to double check and see if anyone had any other ideas about this? any help would be greatly...
  9. One quick cooling question

    General E46 Forum
    I am going to buy a 325i this weekend. I have a report from the last oil change - it says "cooling system is not holding pressure". Does this mean I should stay away? That's catastrophic and indicates a blown head gasket, right? But then underneath it just recommends a standard radiator drain...
  10. Random stall

    General E46 Forum
    Ok I'm getting a random stall where I have to prime the fuel system with about. 3 key turns and it'll start back up. Sometimes more severe sometimes starts right back up. It has a new fuel pump and fuel filter. Could this be the fuel pressure regulator?
  11. BMW E46 Cooling System: Improving on Expansion Tank and More

    General E46 Forum
    Without a doubt, the biggest pain in the ass in our cooling systems is the plastic expansion tank, which is fickle as a motherf*cker. I'm starting this thread with the intention of finding a solution to improve on the cooling system after my car decided to take a dump on me. Specifically, let's...
  12. Oil Pressure Sensor on M3

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a flickering oil warning light on the dash and was told that it could be a faulty sensor. What's the best way to replace it and where is it located? Thanks
  13. Aftermarket fuel filter and regulator install on 325i

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Car has new fuel pump. Original fuel pump was failing on initial engine starts. Installed an Aeromotive fuel pump and is currently overrunning OEM FPR. Converting stock system with AEM regulator and Holley inline fuel filter. Putting fuel system back to stock fuel pressure and will meet the...
  14. Urgent Help needed - Overheating... Please help

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, Im looking for some help in regards to my 2001 E46 2.5 manual coupe overheating. I have read lost of posts but no one seems to have the same issues.... My car has now been off the road for nearly 4 months and is now really getting to me :ben: The car drives fine,starts fine no issues...
  15. Tire Pressure Chart, Need help finding correct tire pressure.

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    I Have a 2003 325i. I bought a new set of Riken Raptor 205/55 R16 HR 91H M+S tires about two months ago. I'm trying to find the correct tire pressure for my tires/car. I found a tire pressure chart in my door jam but I'm not sure how to read it. I checked the tire pressure with my digital gauge...
  16. Red Oil Pressure Light

    General E46 Forum
    I'm having some difficulties with my 2003 325i sedan. The car has almost 90,000 miles on it and recently the red oil pressure light came on while idling at a red light. The light would turn off once I accelerated. I've done a lot of searching on here but don't know what else to do. I brought the...
  17. FS: Barely-Used BMW Original Mechanical Dial Tire Pressure Gauge

    Wheels and Tires
    FS: Barely-Used BMW Original Mechanical Dial Tire Pressure Gauge, see eBay links below. Portable and shock-resistant, the award-winning design features a release button to hold the pressure until you release it. This is a very nice heavy-duty pressure gauge in excellent condition, only minor...
  18. Oil Pressure Nut

    General E46 Forum
    This used to be a huge deal on the e36's, not sure but I have only read of one catastrophic engine failure (Tim's). Just wondering how many people red line their cars everyday? I here it is more common car that are driven more enthusiastically compared to average driving. My dad drives my car...
  19. Adj. Fuel Pressure Regulator

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Just out of curiosity, since most E46's feature a fuel pressure regulator built directly into our fuel filter (I was examining my replacement unit this morning and noticed it), is there anyway to hook up an adjustable fuel pressure regulator for situations where we have hit the stock limit?