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  1. E90
    I looked everywhere for info on replacing the messed up material on my wife’s 2011 328i M-Sport. Nothing came up, so I braved it alone. By myself. In the dark. On a moonless, rainy night. A few things to note; 1- After breaking my index finger on my right hand, I decided to break my index...
  2. E46 XI
    I have an '05 325xi and I am most of the way into take-apart to replace the oil pan gasket - doing it at same time as axles and wheel bearings. Axles are out, everything ready to lower subframe except front drive shaft. Bentley does not cover how to properly release the ends of the FRONT...
  3. DIY: Do It Yourself
    How to remove a fender on an E46 sedan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoRJWS4wj74
  4. E46 General
    So I've been surching around for probably an hour now. Does anyone have any information or a DIY link on how to remove the back folding seats. The bottom pieces easy I know you just have to pull up on both sides and the bottom comes out. I'm not exactly sure how the backseat comes out. And all...
  5. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Here's something i fixed on my 2001 320i. Rust was getting serious, on the front driver's fender, actually the previous owner tried his best (and failed) at concealing the accumulated rust on the inside of the wing, and it was starting to bubble up. In this guide, instructions are always just...
  6. E46 General
    I've seen how to remove fog lights on the pre facelifted cars. What I'm trying to figure out is if anyone know how to remove the fog lights on a 2004-06 330ci non zhp. I've been searching, trying to figure out how to remove them but came up short.
  7. E46 General
    Hello everyone, I want to start off with saying I'm not new to modifying cars, however, I'm having a pretty hard time stripping out everything I want behind the dash of my 2000 e46 sedan. I have seen this DIY for stripping down to the dash, and I have gotten more than this far...
  8. DIY: Do It Yourself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4W5XJjV2Lo
  9. E46 Convertible
    I'm new and need help! How do I remove the console cover to get to the sunglass compartment, ash tray, etc. to remove them? Thanks:banghead:
  10. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey i am looking for a e46 m3 head removal DIY im looking to do it this weekend would like to know what im getting into any advice/tips greatly appriciated. Thanks
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I don't know if anyone else has ran into this problem but one night I was working on a head gasket replacement with I*do*Werke on an m52 engine and we had to fully dissemble the head before it was sent to the machine shop. This involved removing the cams, cam trays and valves. Removing the...
  12. E46 General
    Okay, so dumbass me decided to try and remove the back window tint on my 2000 323i that the previous owner left on, of course my ignorance lead to me scraping some of the defroster wirings, but not completely so my first question is: Why am I so dumb? Second: Is there still hope for my...
  13. E46 General
    After a struggle, I got my alternator out using various DIYs on this site. I need to remove the pulley to use on the rebuild. How do I remove the pulley (without using the "special BMW tool")?
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Tools/parts: - Floor jack and one jack stand - Philips screwdriver - Torx 25 bit - 8" extension - 3/8ths ratchet - 8mm socket or 8mm wrench - 9mm socket - 13mm socket - Fan clutch tools - OEM electric fan: 17117561757 - Expanding rivet: 17111712963 (for the expansion tank side to hold fan to...
  15. E46 General
    So I just ordered some M-Tech bumpers for my 02 330ci. I plan on changing it myself, but my question is, what happens to the fog lights when I remove the bumper. Do they just disconnect in the back? I have new fogs that I will put on with the bumper.
  16. E46 General
    OK, I have gotten dozens of pms over the last couple months regarding the muffler delete and "how does it sound...". So, I figured I would just take a few vids under different circumstances so you could get a decent representation how it sounds and hopefully, settle some of the confusion. The...
  17. Suspension, Brakes
    Its my first thread so bare with me, I already bought a top-end fire suit. Yes, my car has recently light up the DSC crash mode in which, DSC and Brake lights turns on to indicate a ABS malfuntion, it is due to a module malfunction, not the speed sensors like every else solves it with. My2001...
  18. E46 General
    Whats the easiest way to get the window trim off to paint it? I searched and the only thread was no longer available... THanks!
  19. DIY: Do It Yourself
    After scouring threads about battery problems and checking voltage and grounds I decided my problem lies in the alternator. I go through the process of removal in the Bentley Service manual and I get to the part where I have to turn the alternator belt tensioner release lug, and it tells me to...
  20. E46 General
    does anyone know how to remove the pillars that your seat belts connect to? i already recovered the front and rear pillars but i couldnt figure out how to get the middle ones off
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