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  1. General E46 Forum
    Hello, I just bought my 325i and it has around 190k miles on it, should I just change the oil right away? There's a sticker in the window and it says that I have like 3k left until a change but I was wondering if I should do it anyway for peace of mind There's a little bit of sludge visible...
  2. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I was just driving to the store today and noticed some smoke coming from the engine bay, pulled over and traced it to under the intake manifold area. I figured just some oil leak from the valve cover gasket and didnt think too much of it. After coming out of the store, the car was...
  3. General E46 Forum
    2005 330xi w/220,000mi. Car is in perfect condition, so would like to repair if I can. Short story: drove car to airport end of December - car was fine. Went to start car on return 5 days later (single digit temperatures for days), and as soon as car was started, it was producing EXCESSIVE...
  4. General E46 Forum
    I just bought a 03 e46 (owned 2 others and an e36 so I'm not new to bmw) -- really tight car but it was stumbling a bit around 2k rpm and threw a misfire code that moved with a coil so I replaced the plugs, bad coil and MAF sensor and now it's a very happy feeling engine. Silky smooth, plenty of...
  5. General E46 Forum
    So this issue has been happening for maybe the last 6 months or so, so definitely not a sudden thing. But I thought I'd finally ask for an answer. On a cold startup, about 3-4mins after the engine has been running (so the temp needle is just lifting off the blue) the engine starts to smoke a...
  6. General E46 Forum
    Hi all Been driving my e46 318i with loving care for the last 5 years. I have been experiencing engine smoke coming from the engine bay during driving. It generally occurs when the car has been running for a minute or two, and happens for about 10 minutes and then goes away. It does come...
  7. General E46 Forum
    Hi folks, I have a 2001 318ci (E46, with N42B20 engine). Recently I was performing some routine maintenance on the car (droplinks, brakes, springs etc), and after a short drive, it felt as though it had entered the dreaded 'limp mode'. Sounding as if it was badly misfiring, I hoped it was...
  8. General E46 Forum
    2005 BMW 325i with 124k on the Odo. I was driving at about 35mph along a back road and had to pass a slow truck in my lane. I must've sped up to about 55mph very quickly and passed the truck safely. A mile down the road, I stopped at a light and turned the climate control on(it was off since it...
  9. General E46 Forum
    So just got done driving to school. Its really hot, like 95 degrees F and the humidity is up and UV index is high as well. I'm slowing down for a stop light. I had the fan on max with the A/C on and re circulation. I also had the radio on blasting some Rush. Then I smell a sweet chemical smell...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Hi my car has a smoking problem when I turn my car on it throws out a lot of blue white smoke and it's not just when it's cold when I drive it for a bit and turn it off for like 20/30mins it's trows smoke out agen and when it smokes and I try to rev it struggles to rev up but when the smoke gose...
  11. General E46 Forum
    After week holiday and not driving, last night when i turned my car on to go to the shops i could smell something wrong under the hood. Opened up and this is what I found. Is this a VCG issue or something else. Whats bothering me is that the oil is leaking underneath the screws not around the...
  12. General E46 Forum
    I just replaced my VCG today and still have a smokey smell, and can see the smoke(albeit very little) burning in the top left corner of the engine(That is looking at it from the front with the bonnet open) I can see smoke coming up. This is where it was coming from before the VCG replacement...
  13. General E46 Forum
    So my car needed a new valve cover gasket, so i put a new one in it today. Afterwards, the car drove normally until i got it up to 60 mph then stopped at a redlight. Smoke appeared to come out of the engine. Once i got home, i opened the engine and noticed white smoke poring out from the...
  14. General E46 Forum
    About 3 weeks ago I noticed a funky burnt smell come from under the hood of my 2003 325i after I turned the car off. I noticed the smell a few more times but thought it started to go away so I kind of forgot about it. Just a couple of days ago I noticed the smell again, opened the hood, and...
  15. General E46 Forum
    So I won't profess to know very much about cars, and have a potential problem I need help diagnosing. I have a 2002 320i, and I drive this little beast about 45-60 mins each way to work and back. For a couple days in a row I've had a strange problem where I see a puff of smoke about 1/2 way...
  16. General E46 Forum
    Been a while since I've been here but I thought I'd give it a try. Just recently had to garage my e46 due to smoke and misfires. These are the symptoms: 2002 bmw 325xi, 2.5L inline 6 cylinder -smoke from tailpipe -very low power and erratic idle -cylinders 1,2,4 misfire with fuel cutoff...
  17. General E46 Forum
    i have had my 330i for 2 months now and all has been ok until i popped into the town the other day for some shopping and when i got back in the car ad started it i got quite a lot of smoke out the exhaust and a really strong lingering smell of burning oil! after a few secs it cleared as if it...
  18. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    i have had my 330i for 2 months now and all has been ok until i popped into the town the other day for some shopping and when i got back in the car ad started it i got quite a lot of smoke out the exhaust and a really strong lingering smell of burning oil! after a few secs it cleared as if it...
  19. General E46 Forum
    My 2003 330ci is starting to act strange. I have pretty heavy oil-consumption lately, about twice what BMW says is "normal". And almost all the time on low rpms (below 2500) when I use full throttle the engine "rips" forward (misfires). I never drive with full throttle in low rpms, but it...
  20. General E46 Forum
    hey guys...this will be my first post so have a little mercy...i have several symptoms that i think may be related to one issue based on the research i've done so far.....i picked up a 2000 323ci with 134k miles..it ran fine until a few days ago when my oil light came on on startup (i've since...
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