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  1. UK
    Hi all, New to the forum and owning an E46 (54 plate 330CI M-Sport). Looking for trusted specialist garages around the London area. Thanks for your time.
  2. 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...
  3. E46 General
    In the past, I was lucky enough to know someone working at my local BMW dealership who would give me BMW oil for close to 70% off. Well now he moved so it is up to me to find the best alternative to BMW oil. I know a lot of this can be opinionated, but what is the overall best oil for BMWs...
  4. E46 General
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for some advice on fixing up my 2001 BMW 325xi. I just bought this car off craigslist for a very fair price. I've been going through the hoops of getting registered in the state of NY and the last step was to get it inspected. I was on my way to my local Pep Boys and...
  5. E46 General
    Recently I picked up a 2002 330i with 137,xxx miles for $3,800. When test driving it early in the morning everything checked out and was perfect so I decided to go ahead and purchase it. Then a day later the car goes into limp mode so I take it to a Indy shop who specializes in euro cars and do...
  6. E46 General
    Hi guys, I bought a 2003 330ci M-Sport a few months back and the guy had it serviced at 149,500 + kms just before I bought it from him. During the early periods the car would display oil service for 176,000kms. I was intending to do it at 160,000 anyway. But I've only driven the car for 1,500+...
  7. Australia
    2004 330ci convertible A/T. I travel around 500-600kms a week. I have used 5L to top up on oil after driving 10,000kms / 6 months. I top at least 1L every 2-3 weeks. It also just so happens that my service intervals are also every 10k or 6 months. I rarely drive the car hard but do travel along...
  8. E46 General
    Looking at an 05 Oxford green2 325i with 68k on it and this i right around the time that the cooling system is done if I'm not mistaken. The last service record (carfax) at 67k said that: Engine electrical system checked Body electrical system checked Washed/detailed Recommended maintenance...
  9. California
    APEX is excited to introduce our new Performance Services division, with our first location now open in Dublin California. As with our products, we are concentrating on Street, Track, and, Race services. With our experience in complex fitments and car setup we saw an opportunity to develop...
  10. E46 General
    The automatic transmission on most BMWs is said to have lifetime fluid... we here at ECS as well as many transmission manufactures recommend service every 30k miles. Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced...
  11. Suspension, Brakes
    I have a 2004 ZHP 330i sedan. The lower control arm bushings as well as the rear differential bushing need to be replaced. I want to make sure that the ZHP performance package does not require a different bushing from other e46 330i's. Also, if you have had this serviced on your car, about how...
  12. E46 XI
    Okay, I feel pretty stupid even posting this but here it goes. I consider myself a fairly competent DIYer. I've been doing my own work almost as long as I've been driving. All my previous experience however has been on domestic vehicles, this is my first BMW. I am working through the inspection...
  13. E46 General
    Does anyone know if their is an online factory service manual for the BMW E46 I use the www.realoem.com which is good & have used the great DIY here:idea:
  14. E46 General
    Ok so before anyone bashes me, I did just join E90Fanatics and I searched, however, nobody knows how to reset the damn service indicator light:thumbdwn:, so my background is that my buddy has an E90 330i, and he needs to know how to reset it, he knows nothing about cars or modding or DIYing, so...
  15. DIY Guides
    I spent the weekend replacing my wife's 2001 325XI master brake cylinder, brake pads all the way around and rear disk brake rotors. Key Notes: Master Cylinder: I ordered an "off" brand from a company in CA and when it arrived they sent me the wrong master cylinder. It was missing a critical...
  16. Pacific Northwest, Hawaii
    On my way up to Portland the unthinkable happened. 3/4 of the way up here my Service engine soon light came on. My car seems to be running fine, what could this be? I took my car to auto zone, and schucks and a few other local part stores and their readers all came up with Error when trying...
  17. E46 General
    I Have an oil leak from my oil filter housing(need to replace the gasket). I also need to replace my tranny mounts and replace the rear bushing next to the Diff. People are quoting me mad crazy around $600-800. The lowest I can get was my regular shop who told me he would do everything for $400...
  18. California
    I'm a Uverse manager for the California Bay Area. My boss just gave me 20 $250 visa gift cars to get my friends and family to sign up over the holiday season. I'm not going to push this on anyone on I-club but $250 is a great was to help with the holiday season out and you get a great...
  19. Australia
    Hey hey, We are selling genuine Bosch fuel filters for E46.... RRP of $202.00 each from BMW. We selling them for $120.00 each. This is the proper E46 filter with the pressure regulator and all. BMW do not have a set time for replacement of the fuel filter, I think that is a bit silly...
  20. E46 General
    I am not sure if any of you are aware of this or not but NAPA Auto Parts has available many OE parts for your BMW. Genuine Parts (NAPA) has bought or partnered with a company called ALTROM. Altrom Group is one of North America's leading wholesale distributors of OEM import car parts and top...
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