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  1. engine swap--wont start

    General E46 Forum
    Hello gents, Thanks in advance for any help or direction you can point me in to get this thing running and out from under my wife's carport:D Looking for some help diagnosing a 2001 325i m54 that wont start after engine swap out of a 2004 325i m54. The 2004 engine was running prior to...
  2. Can I find out what code it's throwing (at home)?

    General E46 Forum
    My car, an 06 ZHP vert, started yesterday with an erratic idle and seemingly a great loss of power...it ran like sh*t. Decided not to drive it and by the time I shut it off, my "Service Engine" light came on. It sat overnight. Tried again this morning, same deal. Light comes on after about a...
  3. Car not starting, starts briefly only when pump disconnected

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, I have been trying to get a 2001 326Xi started after it sat for a couple months. When I first got to the car the battery was low so I fully charged it and went to start the car. The car started very roughly then sputtered and died. I have not gotten it to start since. I found the fuel...
  4. S54 Plasma Coil Packs

    Engine & Performance
    Set of 6 Ignition Solutions Plasma Coil Packs. Used for about 15k miles. According to RealOem these should fit any S54, N54, N62, N73, and apparently some Rolls Royce engines. In perfect working order when I pulled them. Had to switch them out when I went to stand alone. These coil packs plus...
  5. What spark plugs are you using and how are they working out?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    What spark plugs are you using and how are they working out? Any recommendations for someone looking to install new spark plugs? Is there a suitable upgraded or better performing spark plug to go with? I have read that for BMW's, the best way to go is with factory ones, could this be true?
  6. Seize or no seize?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I'm about to change my spark plugs on my 323. I'm fairly handy as i've successfully done a couple diy jobs under the hood (valve cover gasket, ignition coils) so i'm not too worried about my mechanical abilities. My only question is whether I should use anti seize compound or not. I've done some...
  7. P1347 CEL on 02 330i

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Let me first say that I have been searching this and other forums to see if I could fix my problem. I know that it is a cylinder #3 misfire. I just changed the spark plugs back in December when I had a cylinder #5 cold start misfire (cant remember the code). This started about a week ago...
  8. ignition coil replacement diy?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    so i just got the whole SES car shaking shabang and, after a few minutes of unplugging and replugging plugs a friend and i decided the issue was a bad ignition coil on my first cylinder i've searched the forum but couldnt come across a diy for ignition coil replacement-does anyone have any...
  9. Misfire, fouled plug, not ign coil

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a 2002 330i with 104,000 miles with a misfire and I think I know what it is after reading and searching this forum for hours but I wanted to get some input. I am pulling code 1347(and 0170) telling me the misfire is in cylinder 3. The car is not warmed up, but i turn the engine on and...
  10. Valve Cover Gasket Question & more...

    General E46 Forum
    First off, thanks for any info anyone offers up regarding any of my questions, it's greatly appreciated. I have recently acquired an 02 330ix with 60k miles and I want to spent the next few weekends doing a DIY fluid change/tune-up. First I am going to change the valve cover gasket due to a...
  11. Lean codes, Oil in Spark Plug, i think i need new Oil Separator + Valve Cover Gasket

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Fanatics! I've been searching long and hard through the forums for the last few days trying to diagnose my problem: Check Engine Light: a week ago, i got a CEL and it came out as a P0174 - System too lean (bank 2). it was still running okay, maybe feeling a little under-powered. after...
  12. The definitive answer about spark plugs torque

    General E46 Forum
    Many claim we should apply a 18 Lbf*ft torque with our E46 plugs As a matter of fact, BMW says two things about this, as shown below (1st pic from left) The information is extracted from BMW TIS (Troubleshooting system). Those figures apply to all BMW engines/models. BMW states we should be...
  13. Spark Plug Change on e46 M56 Engine

    General E46 Forum
    This weekend I decided to change my spark plugs so I looked over the DIY and found some great instructions and thank you for posting that. However, I have a M56 engine and I believe that the last (6th) spark plug if farther back in the engine bay than a M54 engine. My question is, how in the...
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