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  1. E46 General
    I have a 2003 330i with the ZF steptronic transmission and I go between regular drive mode and sport mode often. What exactly does the sport mode do? It obviously feels more connected and sporty. I know it hold revs higher, but is there anything else aside from that? Thanks!
  2. E46 General
    I am currently having a problem with the automatic shifter on my 03 330Ci. I have no problems shifting into P,R,N,D, however when shifting into S or Manual mode, it does not always engage. The S does not always appear on the dash and no gears change when I push the shifter up or down. Sometimes...
  3. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    Hey all, Ive got a curious question regard the auto trans across the ENTIRE E46 line up. More specifically what determines wether a car has a steptronic trans or not. Based on this site: (within the year) https://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/bmw/3-series_e46/3-series_e46-1_sedan/1999.html...
  4. E46 General
    New to the forum, but I've been a BMW owner for over 15 years. I'm having an issue with the GM steptronic transmission in my 328. No, it's not the usual "no reverse" problem, as I've already replaced the TCC solenoid. The issue I'm having is with the kickdown switch activating. (or lack of...
  5. E46 General
    Hello, first post. I was curious if anyone has ever done something like this (haven't found anything after days of searching) and was curious if anyone may know what needs to be done if it is possible. If I'm correct the auto uses the same tranny as the steptronic, so I assume all that would...
  6. E46 General
    Hi all I'm currently stationed in Germany, driving a 2000 320CI. I was wondering about how the steptronic works, specifically this : Is the car only in sports mode if I flip over into M/S and not shift up or down? Or does it disable sport mode if I do use the steptronic to shift? I've...
  7. E46 General
    My first BMW 328i SAL E46 Sedan, Feb 2000 MFG 185,000 miles Green with Tan upholstery M52TU MS42 Engine Management System GM Steptronic Automatic Transmission Purchased in October 2014 Work to date 1. Restored headlight lens 2. Replaced both front control arms including bushings 3. Replaced...
  8. E46 General
    2001 325I w/steptronic Are steptronic shifters repairable, or do I have to buy a new unit to replace my broken shifter? And are they interchangeable? If I buy a used one from a salvage yard, is it going to work if it's not from the same year and model? Son's car won't shift into any gear...
  9. DIY: Do It Yourself
    2001 325i Automatic/Steptronic won't shift. Got under the car and had son sit inside and move shifter back and forth, with key on, but motor not started (it won't start). He was driving it and when he stopped the car in our driveway and moved gearshift lever into P(ark) it didn't go into...
  10. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Looking for any assistance on how to remove/install steptronic shifter. My main concern is the cable that is attached to the front of the shifter at #1 in the picture. Please help
  11. E46 General
    2000 BMW 330ci Did a 0-100 Km/h test for the first time a few nights ago. Had a passenger using iPhone as stopwatch and half a tank of gas of 98 octane; traction was turned off and steptronic tranny was in manual mode; I took off from idle (didn't hold the gas and the brake before launch like...
  12. E46 General
    So firstly this is my first thread not sure if it ended up in the right place i think it did but yeah Anyway title basically says it all. Just bought the car off my Dad its been well looked after but is high mileage at 211 xxx kms. I always drive in manual mode otherwise i get a bit...
  13. E46 General
    Hey everyone, hoping someone can shed a little light on my situation.. I have a 2000 323ci Auto/steptronic trans throwing code p0735 - gear 5 ratio incorrect I know what it does and all, but i need to know what needs to be done to solve the problem ): Havent tried anything yet, but if anyone...
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I really need help, I did a engine swap on a 2000 323 with the steptronic transmission and the transmission range switch got pulled out flush at the connector and I don't know which wires go to which on the other side of the plug? They are different colors for some reason. This is really...
  15. E46 General
    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. E46 General
    i have a base e46 323i 1999 and have the old shift knob my question is can you look at the pics i posted and tell me if it is possible to make this upgrade this is what i have i want one or the other is it possible because of how the gears work?
  17. E46 General
    Well I recently purchased my 2003 steptronic 325i with 85,995 miles on the odo and Its been a dream ever since. The car handles amazingly, the power is sufficient, and the ride is smooth. The original owner babied the car from day 1 when he bought it with 13 miles on the odo. The car feels brand...
  18. E46 General
    O.K now I know everybody who will read this post is probably going to burst out laughing at what I am asking, but I really dont know and would like to know. I just recently got hold of a 2001 Bmw 330ci with 35,000 miles. The car was barely driven. Can somebody please give me a walkthrough on how...
  19. E46 General
    All, I have called a recommended euro car shop in the area and asked how their transmission flush process works. The service guy stated they hook up a machine to both ends of the transmission, start the car and gradually change out the fluid. It is not a high powered flush like other people...
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