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  1. E46 General
    Hey all, my first post of hopefully many on this forum so thanks for your time! Has anyone ever an had issue with their 2003 BMW's idling? To explain: there only seems to be a problem when it starts up & while idling. I'll crank it up and it'll chug a bit trying to get to idle rpm. Sometimes...
  2. E46 General
    Hello gentlemen I am new to the forum as I have recently purchased a 2005 325CI , sadly while doing some maintenance I.E a new thermostat and a purge valve replacement. I had the two bottom bolts of the thermostat break in half inside the engine block. It is being towed to the shop now to be...
  3. E46 General
    Recently, I picked up the 5MT 330i sedan while knowing it needed some work on the fan/fan control. I was told it was only the ignition needing replaced as the fan wasn’t shutting off. On the drive home the fan control module (the little silver box?) was smoking. We unplugged it and got home...
  4. E46 General
    Hi there - long time lurker (the DIYs here have been fantastic - thank you), first time poster. I own an 2003 Imola Red E46 M3 Convertible 6 speed that is due to get the engine mounts replaced next week. What I'm hoping for is any input on to other maintenance/pattern failures that should be...
  5. E46 M3
    Hi folks - I just got an inspection done on a car I’m looking to buy and the dealership says there are no issues but all these fault codes came up. Would anyone be able to help me figure out if these are anything to be concerned about?
  6. E46 General
    Yesterday the problem began on the drive home I heard a weird sound kinda like the belt was worn out and barely slipping but its a new one I put on a week ago, I parked my 46 and just had it idling it began to bog out like the battery was getting no charge the car turned off and died. I took out...
  7. E46 General
    Hey everyone. New BMW owner here. I have some trunk pictures of my 2002 330i and i have a couple questions. I’m not sure if there was supposed to be an interior panel on the roof of my trunk because it seems bear. I got the car used and i’m not sure why there are wood planks attached to the car...
  8. E46 General
    Hey everyone. I’m quite new to cars and i decided to buy this 2002 E46 330i. I checked underneath my car today after going down a driveway way too fast.. and found this hose just hanging there. Any clues on what this is and how i would fix this if it’s broken?
  9. Australia
    Hey guys, I bought a valeo single mass kit off Amazon for my e46 320i A couple of weeks back. It came today and the box was torn to shreds. There was no padding used anywhere and all the bolts were rolling around in the box (amazingly I still have them all). Theres a small amount of damage in...
  10. E46 General
    Hi my alternator recently died on me while driving and I have to replace it. I was searching online for some and noticed there was a 155 amp option that goes onto the 330i. I personally drive an 325xi but recently, I installed some aftermarket headlights with led angel eyes, this was last week...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. E46 General
    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...
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  14. E46 General
    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...
  15. E46 General
    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...
  16. E46 General
    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...
  17. E46 General
    (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...
  18. E46 General
    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...
  19. E46 General
    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...
  20. E46 General
    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...
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