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  1. E46 2000 323ci Overheating

    General E46 Forum
    Afternoon/morning to whoever is reading this. I’m new to this forum and I was wondering what are the possible reasons my car is still overheating. I’ve changed out the entire cooling system with new parts. I’ve replaced the radiator, auxiliary fan, fanclutch, coolant reservoir and Radiator cap...
  2. BMW E46 Heater Valve

    General E46 Forum
    Hi I have a BMW E46 2005 The air conditioner in my car was not very cold in the summer The mechanic said there was a problem with the heater valve And when he bypass the heater valve completely The problem was solved and the air conditioner cooled Now I don't want to buy a new heater valve and...
  3. Camber work?

    Suspension & Braking
    I just got 4 new tires put on this thing, 2001 325xi and the front left tire is almost bald in the inside of the tire.my guess is the camber is messed up or something? Because it's just that tire and it's on the inside of it. Does that sound right? How much does that cost, approximately in a...
  4. 1999 328i Speedometer Stopped Working, ABS AND DCS LIGHTS ON.

    General E46 Forum
    As a 16-year-old kid who got his hands on a 700 dollar beamer, problems are bound to happen. Recently I just did the shifter bushings on my beamer. Then took out a Sirus XM Transmitter thingy. After that, I didn't touch the car for about a week, then when I went to drive it, my speedometer...
  5. E46 frame damaged? Totaled? Help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I was driving home the other night, when 2 Hondas wanted to race. Knowing that I've easily beaten SI's before, I ignored the temptation to race. I was then cut off and brake checked causing me to slam on my brakes and swerve to the right, causing me to hit a curb. I cracked and popped...
  6. DIY Windshield Replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Everyone! Hope you all are doing well. I am thinking of replacing my windshield on my 03 330xi, I go to the junkyard a lot for many parts. If I go and I find a good windshield, how hard would it be to take out of the junkyard car? And then take out my cracked windshield and put in the...
  7. What a Nightmare! Help

    General E46 Forum
    (2002 325i 5spd) Good job Josiah you wanted you work on your car and now look at you, smh, On Tuesday I decided to change my transmission fluid. I went under the car and strangely there was some hard pink rtv/cement like stuff smeared around the drain plug and fill plug. Hm, maybe it was leaking...
  8. Instrument Cluster VIN / Mileage Coding - Anyone provide a programming service?

    General E46 Forum
    Just want to preface this thread with the standard "I've done the research" disclaimer and that I'm familiar with the process of making a used cluster match the mileage and VIN of one's own car. Two great tutorials can be found here...
  9. E46 330xi 2005 oil pan leak

    General E46 Forum
    Dealer shows heavy oil leaking from oil pan gasket. Independent M specialist inspected and shows same. Dealer wanted $ 2000 to replace BMW $75 gasket. M specialist sort of didn't want to do it, but wanted $1500. Oil was all over under carriage when I viewed it. car runs GREAT, still gets an...
  10. [Solved] E46 '01 Compact Cluster Change

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, The instrument cluster in my car recently failed. I have already tested the fuses and taken the cluster apart and measured all the capacitors and couldnt find the fault, so I reached the conclusion that the cluster is shot beyond my ability to repair. Now I want to get a used...
  11. FS: Besian Systems Double Vanos Seals Repair Kit

    Engine & Performance
    I purchased this kit new from Besian for $65 a few months ago with the intention of rebuilding my VANOS system. Discovered that it wasn't necessary so now I'm selling. Kit is brand new, only took it out of the packaging for pictures. Asking $50 shipped
  12. Help me diagnose this weird code

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, I've googled around and the only results I found for these were some vague and inconclusive descriptions from 2009, so hopefully you can help. My SES light came on (because it had been off for a week, and it missed me), and I pulled the codes on the Peake reader. 2002 M3 Coupe...
  13. Keep or ditch? How to decide whether to keep an older E46 or not?

    General E46 Forum
    My 1999 323i (E46) manual was recently heavily dinged by hail. My insurance company sent me a check for $2700, the body shop’s estimate of damage. But when the shop revised its figure upwards to around $5000 the insurance company balked, declared the car salvage, and left a voicemail message...
  14. e46 convertible fabric 'C' pillar repair

    E46 Convertible
    This is my first post, but I've owned / bought / sold several BMW's since the 1990's. Stumbled on an ad for an '01 330ci convertible with 64k by the original owner. I don't think they had any idea what they were selling. It's now my wife's car, and I frequently walk into the driveway at night to...
  15. Airbag recall - light still on?

    General E46 Forum
    Looking at an 01 330i which was affected by the airbag recall, however the airbag light is still on. Seller says it might be a bad censor however it's suspicious that it was recalled but the light is still on. Also requires some force to get into second or third gear which seller also says is...
  16. Exhaust vibration reducing gum broken

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, so i have a problem with my exhaust [E46 05 touring].. From bottom of my car I could see "thing" attached out like cable or something. Later I checked it and it seems it was from exhaust, it's "gum" which reduces vibration. Now its detached because of corrosion. I took this gum out. I don't...
  17. Mechanic blew my headgasket

    General E46 Forum
    Wassup dudes. I'm new to this forum and was wondering if anyone knew how likely it is that i'd win this court case. A year ago i took the whip to Markert Motorworks and got a full coolant system overhaul. It is insured for 2 years. Recently, my secondary expansion tank hose came loose and i had...
  18. Hood/Bumper Advice

    General E46 Forum
    Back again for some advice, or interesting ideas for some body work i'm doing on/for the car. First 3 attachments: So the inevitable fan failure occurred a few months back, unfortunately it exploded 2 weeks after I had just put on the pristine black hood I had bought for...
  19. Fair cost estimate?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys! So I had a leak in my system and not having much time on my hands, I took my 2000 323i to a local shop that specializes in BMWs. This shop told me that it will cost $813 to replace the radiator and tank, along with the broken sensor for it (with labor of course). Does that sound like a...
  20. Snapped the top off MAF

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have searched for a similar situation but couldn't seem to find any posts on it. It seems like it would have happened to someone else. While diagnosing my coolant leak, I removed the air box. I'm doing so, I accidentally broke the top off the MAF. To where you can grab the plastic...
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