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  1. Idle issues

    General E46 Forum
    I have searched and read as many threads as possible and haven't seen anything that quite details what my car is doing, so I hope someone on here may be able to pinpoint it or at least point me in the right direction. On my 2001 325 xi wagon, I have idle issues no matter what temperature it is...
  2. RPM don't fall down

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, My '02 e46 with M54B22 started to drive sluggish after driving it 30 minutes. When engine is cold everything is fine. When it is warm sometimes engine rpm won't fall down when braking or releasing accelerator.It just keeps slowly coming down like if i would releasing gas pedal very slowly...
  3. Shuddering at low RPM

    General E46 Forum
    I first noticed the issue about a week ago. At low rpms (lightly pressing the gas), the car shudders and doesnt deliver much power. At higher RPMs, it smooths itself out. I want to say that when I first noticed it, my gas tank was rather low. Today, my gas tank is low again and it is acting up...
  4. Noise when accelerating at higher rpm

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, i have 318i , 2000. prefacelift , m43 engine . And i have strange loud noise when accelerating it starts at about 2500 rpm and it gets louder as rpm go higher,it also happens when stationary in neutral, the best way is to show you is in video that i recorded ...
  5. E46 323ci wierd engine noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hello :hi: I have Got this wierd problem/Sound that i cant figure out where comes from.. It appears when the car is idling and i Press the break, going to 1. Gear and the just release the clutch till the rpm lowers.. :hmm: Can be done without using clutch when rpm is lowering but its the easiest...
  6. 325ci problems

    General E46 Forum
    hi, i have an 02 325ci, manual. purchased it about a months, has been driving well up until today. As i was driving to school, it suddenly felt like i was driving through quicksand and the gave was giving no power. I pulled over, put the car in neutral and the rpms immediately shot down and...
  7. Grinding noise when building revs

    General E46 Forum
    I drive my car relatively calmly but I discovered a while back that I'm now financially ready to take care. Whenever I do brake and gas at the same time, there's a heart wrenching grinding noise. It sounds like two metal pieces grinding together. I tried it today to see if the issue was still...
  8. Wierd vibration... Help!

    General E46 Forum
    I have done a good bit of searching but haven't found anyone with specifically my problem. Im taking my 04 325xi back into the stop tomorrow. I get a high frequency vibration at 60-80 mph and worse when the car is in gear. I feel it in the clutch, throttle, steering wheel, seat and shifter...
  9. Weird Signal Keeps Popping Up In Console?

    General E46 Forum
    I'm noticing that sometimes this signal keeps popping up on my center console when I am driving. I could not find any description in the Owner's Manual, and didn't know what to call it to search on the forums here. What is this icon meant for? I thought it related to my passenger-side tail...
  10. Cold Start Rough Idle M54

    General E46 Forum
    Heya fellas, was wondering if I could get a look at a weird problem that recently reared its head. Here is a video of what happens Weird idle: As you can see (and hear if you listen closely) the idle starts out about right for a cold start, and comes down nicely at...
  11. Grinding RPM drop while driving

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, first post on here. Recently, my amazing grandmother handed me down her 2003 BMW 325i. I have noticed that while driving at normal cruising speeds (40mph) there is a dump in the RPM and a very rough grinding noise. Auto transmission and new spark plugs as of 3 days ago. Sound seems to...
  12. Faint Whistle/Whine Coming from Inside The Cabin?

    General E46 Forum
    Yes, another whistle thread. Been looking through and I've heard that a whistle could either be the idler tension pulley or the air intake boot, but it doesn't exactly sound like that. I came out from work tonight and heard it start to whistle as I got in the highway. It's extremely faint -...
  13. RPM problem when engine cold

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi all! I have BMW e46 328i 1999y. In cold weather. When I start engine, I get problem with RPM. ( RPM is jumping from 400 to 1200. Sometimes go to 0 ;( and after start again get a 1200. When engine overcomes 80°, engine work normal 700RPM Can you...
  14. UUC: Synchro Grind at High rpm Shift

    ///M3 Forum
    I just recently had a UUC short shifter installed last week. When i shift normally at about 2500-3500 there is no problem and the shift is smooth. when i shift at 6k plus i hear this grinding noise. it is not as loud as a gear grind and i dont feel any vibrations in the shifter but it happens...
  15. Tachometer is off by 700 rpm, but still functioning

    General E46 Forum
    Hello. The RPM needle is off by about 700 rpm in my car. However it is still functioning. By functioning i mean the needle moves up and down with the revs of the engine. I have ran the test 2 on the instrument cluster. The needle moved all the way from 700 to almost touching the MPG needs on...
  16. Throttle headaches!!! Please help!!!

    General E46 Forum
    I recently purchased a used 02 325ci.. Since then it seems it's spent more time being driven by a mechanic than myself.. I have this problem.. Well, my car does.. Driving to work on a steady/light THROTTLE also UNDER LOAD at around 1500-2000 rpm I'm experiencing a vibration/shudder/noise and its...
  17. RPM Automotive Festival - Chicago, IL - 7.10.2010

    Great Lakes
    RPM is the next generation automotive lifestyle festival. We will be having our premier event in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 2010. With hundreds of different show cars, IMPORTS and DOMESTICS be sure not to miss out! FIRST EVENT: CHICAGO VENUE: SOLDIER FIELD ADDRESS: 1410 MUSEUM CAMPUS DR...
  18. FS: Matte Black RPM 19" 505s

    Wheels and Tires
    245 front 255 rear, pics on request, wheels are in good condition. B.O. same as link without white lip
  19. WTT: My Black RPM 505 19's for your 17' lightweight aggresive setup.

    Wheels and Tires
    Title pretty much says it all, look like these without the white stripe: Pics of my actual wheels sent on request. 245 front 255 rear. Cash may need to be added on top depending on offer.
  20. Rev Problems - HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2002 320i with a mechanical/technical problem that has yet to be properly diagnosed (despite significant effort). Symptoms are as follows: - While driving with RPM between approximately 1500 and 2500 the tachometer will bounce up and down between approximately 1200 and 2000 RPM. This...