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  1. Need Help Diagnosing Misfire and Lean Condition

    General E46 Forum
    As a New Yorker who suddenly cannot use public transit for health concerns (please don't take this political) I actually need my car. Of course, it developed a sudden problem on Sunday while I was away checking on my parents. The car seemed to struggle at idle and actually stalled as I pulled...
  2. First cold day (~30 degrees), M3 stalling itself at idle/in neutral

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey guys. So I have a manual 2006 M3 (~110k miles, VANOS and timing system replaced 1k ago) and it was our first cold day here in North Carolina with temperatures being around 30-35 degrees. I started up my car and waited about 10 minutes for it to warm up (coolant temp ~65c). I then drove 15...
  3. Random Stalls

    General E46 Forum
    Hello dear e46 owners i have a problem whit my 2004 e46 318i (1.99l) I bought the car a year ago and boy was it full of problems first VVT was faulty now random engine stalls . So first things first when i bought the car it had engine chek light so i pluged in a scanner and it showed 8 VVT...
  4. E46 M3 Stalling at Highway Speeds

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have found a 2002 manual BMW M3 for sale close to me for $7000 Canadian with 220000km. The car is in mint condition aside from one issue. The car stalls when put into neutral at highway speeds. The owner has not provided any other details other than a full walk around of the car idling for 5...
  5. low-speed still going to the mechanic has no clue

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everybody. My name is Maria and I'm the new owner of a 2003 325 CI with the sport package in a gorgeous orient blue metallic. I'm really happy with the car, even though it has a problem the mechanic and dealers are clueless to. My car stalls at slow speed, less than 5 miles an hour and...
  6. E46 start, idle, running problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, I have done my research in terms of my problem but nonetheless found inconsistencies so essentially I want to ask what to do next? The Story: I have a project-ish e46 sitting in the garage that I am turning into my summer daily. The car has o2 sims (which I'm still trying to...
  7. Loss of power, weird stuttering, rpms bouncing.

    General E46 Forum
    I have an 03 325xi manual with 125k miles. Used to run pretty nice. A couple weeks ago while driving up close to the top of a couple mile hill in 5th gear, the car seemed to lose power and jerk for a second, sending the rpm way up to 5000, down to 0, and back up to normal 2500 in a matter of...
  8. Diagnosis/Help Needed: Misfiring...Terrible Engine Rumble

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Guys. I need your sage assistance. It's a little long winded but I know every little detail adds to a diagnosis. Vehicle Information: 2001 E46 1.9L M43 Engine(M43B19) 174,950 KM Brief History: For the past 3 weeks my check engine light came on and my car developed a rough idle on a...
  9. Help me narrow these issues down please

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a 2003 325i. It ran very well until the last few months when it began having small intermittent issues that are now happening much more frequently. Occasionally I lose all power and it feels as the engine is gonna stall. Its usually after putting a heavy load on the engine ( large hill...
  10. 330CI, misfiring, very rough idle, stall

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I apologize in advanced for the essay I'm about to write. I'm trying to be as thorough with my information as possible. I just bought a 2001 330CI Convertible in good condition for a really really low price, since it was not really drivable. Was looking for a project to work...
  11. Transmission Cog Wheel

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I was hoping someone could give me help with my e46. Let me give you some info on the car before i tell you whats exactly wrong. It is a 2003 325Ci with 117k miles on it. well maintained oil changes at the dealership every 7k miles. I put angle eyes in 2 years ago and led taillights and...
  12. Fluctuating revs after a certain amount of freeway driving until stall

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys! My e46 325ci is having one weird issue at the moment! This all started happening about 2 months ago where I would come back from the city (I live in a rural town) and about 3/4 of the 50 - 60 minute trip the car started dropping revs and then increasing them shaking the car, I pulled...
  13. Misfires and more misfires

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 323i 4 door with 102,000 miles. Last week I got off the freeway and a couple lights down the road I stopped at a red. My rpm gauge went crazy and it stalled out. I cold start it but when I put it in gear it would stall out again. I had it towed home and now it won't start at all...
  14. Engine Shut off/Stalled at high speed

    ///M3 Forum
    4/25/2015 Both of the camshaft sensors for the exhaust and intake have been replaced. The valve seal let oil through and onto the sensor thus causing the problem. The engine runs fine, but now the problem is that about half of the time the engine will take a while to start and turn over. I have...
  15. cold idle dips/stalls, minor shifting hiccups...vanos?

    General E46 Forum
    Experiencing cold idle dips/stalls and minor shifting hiccups that have been present pretty much every since I bought my car a year or so ago. Quite a bit of work has been put into the car ever since I took it over. It is pretty darn clean and has 114k miles now. Brief overview of repairs done...
  16. Car stalls

    General E46 Forum
    Hey there. I have an automatic 01 E46 that I bought about 9 months ago. It was all fine until recently. My service engine soon light came on. When I cold start my car it will shake pretty bad and the rpms will drop and rise from 1k-3k. I'll let the car warm up a bit before driving and when I...
  17. Strange Stalling situation

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, Bit of backstory, skip if you want About two months ago I bought a 2003 BMW 330ci with 133,000 miles on it. The car has been taken care of very well for the most part. I did however buy it knowing it had the p0171/p0174 infamous lean vacuum leak. The seller told me it was a...
  18. 330i misfire issues.. Help a noob out!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I just brought home a 2001 BMW 330i Sedan, and then engine isn't too happy at the moment. Cruises ok, but idles rough and stalls after taking it out of gear and lifting off the throttle from high rpms. Also doesn't want to rev past 4k, but I didn't try it much since I don't want to do...
  19. New owner facing problems

    General E46 Forum
    I recently purchased an 02 e46 M3. it has an after market AFE intake, front and rear struts, H&R lowering springs, and a short throw shifter along with some minor visuals. While driving it has cut off on me twice so far randomly; once while on the highway and once will idling in neutral in a...
  20. 328i convertible. great when cold. stalls when warm

    General BMW E36 Forum
    Currently having a problem where when cold starts great but once warm stalls. usually waits till I'm stopped before stalling. wont start again until cold. she runs smooth when running with no problem. no juddering, great idle. I've recently installed new fuel pump but not solved. the only...
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