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  1. Buying my first e46 330xi

    General E46 Forum
    Okay so i just bought bought my first car and it happened to be a e46 bmw. Now the car seemed to run good and everything.. drove it on the highway and no problems. Not even a week later im driving home and white smoke is coming from the front of my car also from my exhaust as well. The...
  2. Swapped Spark Plugs and now it won't start

    General E46 Forum
    This morning, I sent my brother to go grab spark plugs for our 2004 325xi. We swapped them following a tutorial step by step (I've also done the same procedure on another E46 with no problems) Long story short turns out we didn't have the correct plugs. What made me realize this was the fact...
  3. Repairs

    General E46 Forum
    I just wanted to know what everyone's opinion of my situation regarding repairs is. 1. I have a coolant leak so I plan on a cooling system overhaul. Already replaced et but have a radiator crack. What all should I buy? 2. When I got my pads and calipers changed last week the guy broke the...
  4. To Fix or Not To Fix...that is the question

    General E46 Forum
    So it's come down to decision making time. I have a 2002 BMW 325xi, which I bought about a year and a half ago. I feel like I've fixed a million things on it in the time frame that I've owned it. I bought it for $6,500 with 104K miles, and now it has about 134K miles or so. Since I've...
  5. buying a 2000 328i 5 speed

    General E46 Forum
    So my dads friend is selling me a 2000 328i 5 speed with 157k for $3500 (it was a $4500 but since he knows us he dropped it $1000). I took it to a mechanic i know that owns 2 5 series from 2000 and he only did a quick check and said that these are the things that are wrong - radiator is leaking...
  6. Top ten things that break at 100k

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Just wondering what the top ten most common things that break on an E46 at around 100k. I bought my 02' 330i with 91k, it just rolled over 100k last week, and since i have bought my car i have had to replace the fuel pump and filter, water pump and thermostat, and just yesterday the...
  7. Naperville-Ill. GREAT Shop for service Performance Werks

    General E46 Forum
    I just wanted to put up a thread for anyone looking for a Great Service shop. Performance Werks, Naperville, IL. is by far the most impressive shops I have used in years. This is my 4th Bimmer and I have spent Thousands of $ on services I couldn't do myself in the garage. This is my 1st e46...
  8. Referral needed: Top-quality body shop for Littleton, CO (Denver area)

    Great Plains & Rocky Mountains
    I need some body work to make my e46 look like-new. Does anybody have a recommendation? (Littleton/south burbs of Denver)
  9. Fault Codes Popping Possible Solutions?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a 2000 328i Titan Silver. The other day I did an oil change, and followed the Bently's to a T. While I was driving home the Service Engine Soon Light came on. I pulled the code reader (BavAuto) out and let it do its work. It popped 15- O2 Sensor pre cat cyl 5-8 and 96 Injector 1 and...
  10. A girl who needs answers!

    NY / NJ / CT
    :eek: My car wouldn't start today and I'm probably going to have to tow it to a shop and have it looked at. Think it might be one of many things... maybe the starter? or the fuel pump? tried jumping it but its not the battery. So heres the problem...I got recommendations to two places and...
  11. BMW Repairs

    General E46 Forum
    So I have on 04 330i with about 65k miles on it. I took it in the service center today due to the driver side window being slower than usual when it's going down, and half way when it's going down, it makes a popping sound. I wanted to get the car tinted soon so I thought I might as well get...