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  1. DIY: Do It Yourself
    This thread is to discuss the E46 manual shift lever bushing (Part number 25117507695 or 25111221822) Installation? The OEM bushing that BMW uses for the shifter lever is this rubber piece that I found impossible to install. In this video: YT Link, the 50's kid just sprays silicone grease over...
  2. E46 Touring
    I have 2001.09 facelift M54B22 manual. I know its a very common quieston but even i cant fix the problem. The (difficult) problem in short: When i shift beetween 1-2-3 sometimes 4-5 i hear a clunk noise somewhere around differential or cv but i dont know exactly. Not just hear i feel the kick...
  3. E46 General
    I was driving for a while the other night and everything was good. I stopped in a parking lot and went to move and I could barely get my car into 1st gear. The entire car moves forward when pushing on the shift knob. Its bad almost through every gear but the odd shift goes smoothly. I have no...
  4. E46 General
    I was in 3rd, went to shift into 4th at about 5500rpm and I shifted into 2nd... Don't know how or why I have never done this and car instantly lurched and looked like it hit over 7k... Instantly pushed clutch in couldn't have been more than a second. I coasted in neutral and engine was idling...
  5. E46 General
    Ah, haven't had to create a thread in a while. I've been quietly asking myself if my auto is shifting differently due to my bad VANOS seals that I refuse to replace. This is all pertaining to light/slow acceleration, like around town. I drove my friends 330Ci and that thing shifted really early...
  6. E46 XI
    Hello everyone! My name is David. I recently purchased my first car and my first BMW, a 2001 325xi with 119k miles for only 2200$ !!!. It was love at first sight considering all of my friends are JDM fanboys :thumbdwn: I replaced all my filters and spark plugs and now I have a proble . When I...
  7. E46 General
    1. Is the Bentley repair manual worth it? 2. Is there anything a first time owner of a used BMW should check first or make first priority? To the actual problem, 3. It is very hard to shift into and out of every gear. When you do the side to side neutral check and push it into the neutral spot...
  8. E46 General
    I drive a bmw 325i e46 with about 160000 miles. I kno is a lot of miles but the car has just been redone with new coils, sensors,vanos fluids etc and has no codes. When I'm driving, aside from a lack of speed gain, the car will get to high rpms and only shift if I let off the gas pedal and baby...
  9. E46 General
    Hey gang! My 2001 330ci with 215k has developed a nagging issue: I can feel that there is power going through the tranny when I've got the clutch at it's stop. For example, when I am at a light and about to proceed, I push the shifter (against some resistance) into gear and I can feel my diff...
  10. E46 General
    We are fixing up my son's new-to-him E46 and the LEDs do not move with the gear shift. P, 4, 3 are always lit. When we pulled the cover we found two very thin black plastic strips about 1.25 cm wide hanging from it. I realize that a new cover is likely needed, but has anyone seen this before...
  11. E90
    So I like to have fun everyonce in a wile and throw it into semi automatic, but one thing I dont like is that I'll be building up speed, not very rapidly, and ill be in third or fourth gear and be at about 3 or 4k it will just shift on its own up 6th gear. Like when i'm going 45 I dont want to...
  12. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
    i recently bought a brand new M3 ssk from BMW. the fitment is not what I expected for my 330i so I wondering if anybody would like to pick it up for around 50 or best offer. Willing to meet up within 20 miles and will consider shipping
  13. E46 General
    Hi, so long story short, I never owned a BMW so i don't know how high the shift lever is, so i took pictures and someone more experienced could tell me.. I'm asking because as you can see from the pictures the lever looks pretty beat up, and I replaced the shift knob 2x already, and they keep...
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I know many of you might also have this problem... 2 of the 4 tabs on my OEM BMW shift knob broke off over time. The shift knob would still stay on the shift lever, but it was a bit loose, sometimes even coming off on hard/fast shifts. Today, I removed the shift knob, wrapped the bottom of...
  15. E46 General
    I have the regular gear shift knob, its all leather and black but i saw two on ebay that really cought my attention and their not that expensive. So should i keep the leather one or get the ebay ones? im worrying if it will be a kind of a downgrade, or just "too much"/ Here are the links for...
  16. E46 General
    Counter intuitive I know.... but i've been looking into some longer shift knobs, such as the ones used on rally cars, club cars etc. I've heard that people like them for more spirited driving, but they can be cumbersome around town and such. I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with...
  17. E46 General
    My 2004 325Ci is slow to go into drive....transmission problem? When my 325Ci sits overnight and is "cold" it takes a little RPM / time to slowly shift into Drive. After the initial "Slow Shift" everything is fine until the next day. Anyone else have this issue?
  18. E46 General
    I have searched and found something of interest, but didn't directly answer my question. So here it goes... I have a 1999 323i Automatic. I have taken apart the shifter trim (window switches and gloss black trim) and shifter plastic surround (where the PRND432 & where the manual shifter boot...
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