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  1. E46 General
    Hey guys long time lurker first time posting. I was thrown in for a real head scratcher the other day. I washed my e46 about 2 weeks ago just the exterior not the engine bay and was able to start the car when I pulled out of the self wash and drove about 15 feet to a spot to vacuum. Then when I...
  2. E46 General
    I got a 320d recently with no key(it had been lying up 6 years). long story short I have tried two ECU/EWS packs in it. In on position no voltage going to small black poles of starter but when I cross the starter it starts instantly and runs fine. Getting 8V on the large red pole and 12v when I...
  3. E90
    2011 BMW 335i (E90 N55 Automatic Sedan) 93,000 miles Replacing starter. Appreciate help on two items: (1) Clarify starter bolt material and (2) Add on things to do on the way? (1) STARTER BOLTS Looking for definitive guidance if these are aluminum or not. Have seen one post say that N55 are...
  4. E46 General
    Hey guys, First post here and in the coming days I’ll be a first time e46 owner. I'm about to purchase a 99 323i sedan with a starting issue and wanted to see if anybody here has had a similar issue before. Previous owner installed a stage 4 clutch and a lightweight single mass flywheel...
  5. E46 General
    Hey everyone - looking if anyone may have recommendations on a good portable jump starter for an e46. This past winter after sitting for two days in below freezing weather, my '05 M3's battery died. I first tried using a small portable jump starter (I'm not sure what it was called, but it was a...
  6. E46 General
    Hello, I have an 03 M3 that will not start. It is an SMG car. Turning the key to the start position will not crank the car. Battery is good. Car shifts from into neutral from first gear and back normally as indicated on the dash gear indicator (verified by moving car when in neutral and will not...
  7. E46 General
    I just finished installing the HG and studs for my turbo build. Put engine back together, and the starter solenoid just clicks when I attempt to start the car. Took it back apart and using a multimeter I found that the starter is not receiving voltage in any ignition position. It appears the 12V...
  8. E46 General
    Hi gentlemen, I did a starter replacement job a while back. Have an xi AWD so it was easier for me to get to it from the engine by removing the intake manifold than to go from the bottom due to the diff and other extras down there. I took off the manifold, replaced the starter, while I'm there...
  9. E46 General
    My XI-backed Joyride Yesterday NYC got hit with an enormous snow storm, and our “beloved” mayor decided to abandon any snow removing efforts until the storm is over the following day. Let's just say that while other sedans were either hopelessly stuck or moving along at a snail's pace, I was...
  10. E46 M3
    The starter was replaced and now idle works after a rev to 4.5 rpm and then a restart... what could cause this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCNXllyaL-I&feature=youtu.be_a_
  11. E46 General
    Hey folks, hoping to get some insights here before I shell out for underground towing. My e46 has been having issues with oil burning. I recently had the pan gasket replaced, car was checked and all plugs/seals were fine, no leaks anywhere. Mechanic gave me some oil to top up in case it...
  12. E46 General
    So this problem started a few weeks ago. When I turn the key, I hear one click and nothing else. I brought my 2 year old battery into Batteries Plus to get it tested and they said it was working like new. This lead me to believe that I have a bad starter. I understand that generally a bad...
  13. E46 General
    I'm trying to install a secret toggle switch that won't allow the key to start the engine unless the toggle switch is on, in case my keys get stolen so it's harder to steal. I have found nothing about which wire to spice into, best I've found is what I believe to be the starter wire (blue and...
  14. E46 General
    I have a 2003 e46 with a battery that is from 2007. I went to start it today and when I turned the key to the 1st position, everything was normal. All the lights came on, I could hear the pump going and the normal fans. But when I went to turn it forward to turn it on, nothing happened at all...
  15. E46 General
    Hi, I have 2003 BMW 325xi base model stick shift. I have a weird issue, and I need help. On sunday, my car was not starting normally (slow to crank). After starting I tested it, and the alternator was working and charging the battery. I tried starting again, and it wouldnt crank so I put...
  16. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a 2001 M3 and the starter had been giving me occasional problems. Recently though, it has become a real issue and currently I can't get the car to start at all. Money is a bit tight right now, but I really want to get this repaired so I can enjoy the car for the rest of the summer (it's...
  17. E46 General
    hey everyone... ran into a bit of a problem... ummm the cars not starting -_- was wondering what the problem might be? so ive noticed the car having a hard time starting for about a month or so but it wasnt anything soo dramatic that it caught my attention right off the bat but few days back i...
  18. E46 General
    Hi guys, I'm in the process of wrapping up a swap in my 325ci. Lower-mileage M54 due to abuse on the last motor from the previous owner... Got everything assembled and double-checked, went to fire, and I'm having issues with my starter after swapping it over to the new motor. I get a single...
  19. E46 General
    Ok geniuses, here's a head-scratcher for you. I recently began having a sporadic issue with my '05 330i. My wife and I went out to dinner, came back to the car, shut the door, stuck the key in the ignition, twisted the key to turn on the engine, and everything electrical turned off...
  20. E46 XI
    Hi all, my 2003 XI has been having trouble starting for the past month. When it turns over 2 or 3 times, the 4th or 5th turn over will kind of choke and make a sound like a bad gear shift (It's an auto). Today, it did it's usual rough start but I aborted right as it was about to take off, and...
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