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  1. E46 General
    Hey, I am currently chain fixing both rear wheel bearing/hubs, cab, and guibo in my car. I have changed the right side so far but on the left, I stripped a bolt in the diff flange. I need to drop the exhaust to cut and get it out, as well as for the csb and guibo. What tools do I need to cut...
  2. E46 General
    Discovered some rust underbody, so decided to remove the rust and rust proof. When I started I discovered more and more rust in areas where I couldn't reach to. After watching some youtube videos on underbody restoration and rust proofing by redish motorport, I am seriously thinking to...
  3. E46 Convertible
    Hey Everyone, I'm supposed pick up a late model E46 convertible tomorrow. After watching some E46 rust videos over the weekend, I'm getting anxious about the possibility of underbody rust. What expectation should I have for a car with less than 100k miles when everything visible looks to be in...
  4. E46 General
    Currently on the hunt for a 5MT 320i Sedan facelift and wanted to ask what the rust spots are, since I live in Germany and there's lots of rust here. Also would like to know common failures and issuses/problems on the E46 Sedan, esspecialy the M54 B22 engine and as a facelift. The cars I am...
  5. E46 General
    Hi, I am a new owner of a 323i E46 '99 since one month now. I have a problem with my hood and i don't know how it could have happened like this... Even the hood himself is not completly straight. As you can see by the photos : Sorry for my bad english, i am french. Thanks a lot for responses
  6. E46 General
    Hello, my name is Appie and I am a bmw e46 owner. Excuse me for my English. Recently I money shifted my engine by accident and my car didnt have compression since, I've bought a new engine which has only done 70k miles. The engine is bald which means I have nothing on it except just the...
  7. E46 General
    G'day fellas and possible ladies... I have a 330i project with a body in decent shape. I was just looking for some heads up on some of the more common rust points. I am no noob but not a vet either. Anything helps, thanks!
  8. E46 General
    I acquired a 2005 325ci about a year ago and I'm absolutely in love with it. The car had pitting on the hood when I purchased it, but still looked gorgeous when not up close so I forgot about it for the most part. Fast forward to today.. I noticed a tiny bit of bird poop on the car and...
  9. E46 General
    So I have rust on the rear underside of my car, behind the exhaust beside the fuel tank. It looks pretty bad and at some places, the metal is all rotten and falls off when I hit it. How should I proceed with this? I can't really tell what part of the car this is and how vital it's etc. I am also...
  10. E46 General
    I'm looking to buy a 325i 2004 and there's a couple of rust spots on the rear of the wheel arch and near the bottom left side seam of the trunk. Do you think these are just surface rust spots or could it be more severe underneath hidden in plain sight?
  11. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I've had my 05 M3 for just over half a year now, and so it's already been through a bit of snow and winter conditions. I was wondering if there's anything to protect the vulnerable parts of the car against rust and salt corrosion, in preparation for this next winter...
  12. E46 General
    I have two rust holes in the floor of the car, right in front of the fuel tank. I'd like to pull up the carpet and weld in steel sheet so I can pass inspection. Anyone know how to go about doing this? I'd assume I would pull out the rear seat and peel up the carpet from the back.
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    So the other day i was towed out of a snow back at such an angle that i guess led to the demise of my rear passenger side shock tower to blow right through the rusted roted out area how do i fix just so that its functional
  14. E46 General
    Hey guys, I looked around on the forum and online but it wasn't much help. I need your guys' help. I've recently discovered this rust under my fuel cover. I've had this 2002 325i since July 2017. You can see that there was rust here before. The reason that I'm coming to you guys is that...
  15. E46 General
    Hi everyone, my jet black e46 coupe had a bit of rust on it when I bought it, and I'd really like to fix it before winter so it doesn't get any worse. I've been looking into it and I think that I might have had some misconceptions about rust repair. I was planning on sanding down the rusted...
  16. E46 General
    I attempted to search but no one seems to have had this particularly issue (I really did try to search...). So long story short... 1. I attempted to replace the rear windshield weatherstripping/trim/seal (I've seen it mentioned as all of these) and unfortunately there was a lot of adhesive...
  17. E46 General
    Not sure if im posting this in the correct forum, however any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I purchased my 2002 330Ci last summer and I love it! however my last car was a Mazda 3 and rusted like crazy... and was hoping to avoid that with this car. I live in Ottawa, Canada just...
  18. Suspension, Brakes
    Hey all, I previously posted about a sticking caliper on my rear drivers side, attempting to figure out my best options for getting a new one. I ended up going to Autozone and picking up two new calipers for just 100 bucks after returning my cores. I also changed the rear rotors and pads along...
  19. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
    My e46 has some rust which started bubbling the paint above the back right tire and I'd like to get rid of it as well as some dents in the hood that require painting. Can anyone refer me to a shop in Northern NJ?
  20. E46 General
    Firstly, I love my car. Absolutely love it. I plan to keep her for the long haul and am not concerned with the "costs more to fix than it's worth" argument. I've got some rust that I'd like to get taken care of now before it's worse. This is on the rear of the car to the side of the tailgate...
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