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  1. E46 General
    Hello everyone! Yesterday I replaced both inner tie rods and rack boots. After the replace I turned my steering wheel to the max. left and max right and saw ATF fluid pouring undernearth the car. I found the leakage being due to overflow of the reservoir and when looked at the tie rod boots...
  2. E46 General
    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone here had some insight on this sound I've been hearing from the front end of my car, which seems to be coming from the steering rack. I will include a youtube video below. The sound is most noticeable when stationary, and I move the steering wheel side to side...
  3. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello all. I am looking to upgrade my 325 with a new steering rack, as the old purple tag has begun to wear out and lose feel around the center at 200K miles. I am considering the yellow tag rack that was on the 330s and ZHP, but I am also wondering if it is possible to swap in an M3 rack...
  4. E46 General
    I've stumbled upon the threads about the "overboosted" steering feel for BMW 330s before April 2001. I have a 330Ci that was built in Feb '01, so I believe it has such steering rack. I'm looking to replace it, but I have some questions that I want to ask before I buy and install a new steering...
  5. E46 General
    Hello, I am looking at a '05 325Ci, there's one catch though it has an M56 engine in it, I see no real difference so to speak but just making completely sure. Is there any foreseeable difference in the m56? Is there significantly less support for the motor, or are the m54 and m56 interchangeable...
  6. E46 General
    I went to go and fit my new suspension yesterday, all going very well until 5 bolts in and the pinch bolt that holds the strut in the knuckle snapped :mad:. I have tried everything to get it out.... easy outs, easy out sockets, welding a nut to it and tried getting the bolt out both ways too all...
  7. E46 General
    Anyone know if there’s a part number for the wood panels on the steering wheel? Or where I can buy them
  8. E46 General
    So I have the 4 spoke wheel and I want to swap it out with the three spoke one, is this just a plug and play type deal or am I going to need to do any adaptations?
  9. E46 General
    My e46 is pretty stiff to steer, I can barely turn it with the palm of one hand, I read online that these cars have stiffer steering then usual but not really sure if it’s usually as stiff as mine. Can anyone confirm that these cars are actually pretty stiff to steer?
  10. E46 General
    Im looking for this black plastic part for an E46 steering rack. I have no clue where to get one, nor do I know what its called...which doesnt help. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  11. E46 Touring
    Hello. I am new to e46 and to this forum. I recently bought and fitted a 712 rack to my car. The pulley was making weird noices for like 2 months and it finally let itself go today. My car has a weird setup from myself with CNC made wishbone, angle kit, camber plate and coilovers. The thing that...
  12. Suspension, Brakes
    I am replacing the rack on my car and replaced the black cap that the giubo aligns with on the rack. I read the TIS and every post I could find, but wanted confirmation I have it correct. Can someone confirm these are the alignment marks?
  13. E46 Touring
    Hello. Few days ago i had an unfortunate accident and now i need to change my steering rack along with rods. But i struggle to find the exact steering rack. I see someone is selling one for 318i. But my car is 320d with 136hp engine. (i dont know the code but my cars model year is 1999). So the...
  14. E46 General
    Good day everyone, I recently replaced my heater core in my 2004 E46 330ci Coupe. When I released the 4 bolts that hold the steering column to the dash bracket (4 large bolts) this fell out from the back left side of the steering column. I did not see exactly where it came from and I didn't...
  15. E46 General
    I have just had the R&P replaced in my 99 328i sedan. I have noticed that when almost on full lock when turning left (when doing a u turn for example), sometimes it makes a strange (grinding?) sound from the right front wheel, like as if the R&P has reached the end of its travel. I have also...
  16. E46 General
    I have a 2001 e46 320D station wagon with a new steering problem. I`ve owned this car for about 8 years with little to no problems, until recently. It has 182,000 km and in the last year I have had to do many repairs (shocks, turbo, water pump, brakes and discs). The last problem was a ball...
  17. E46 General
    Introduction: * I have 2004 330i and I love it. I do my research on it if something happens, maintain it regularly, and try to keep it in shape as good as financially I can. Its my daily driver. Story: * On 07/22/17 (yesterday) I decided to go to Angeles Crest Hwy (its close-by to me), and...
  18. E46 General
    Hi, I recently purchased a 2002 BMW 325i manual transmission car and I was wondering if the best power steering fluid for the car is: "ATF Dextron III" I've looked around the forums and just wanted to make sure this one is right for my car. Also: is it okay to just add this in with the...
  19. E46 General
    Recently after replacing the control arms and bushings as well as steering coupler my car has a weird twitch in steering. It drives straight most of the time but as soon as you hit a bump or imperfection it sends a vibration through the steering column and the wheel rocks back and forth. Most of...
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