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  1. E46 General
    Hey there, I have a 2001 bmw 330ci manual. It runs great but sometimes after a pull the car will lose a few cylinders. It goes back to normal after I turn it off and back on again, this has happened twice in total and it has been months since the first time but tonight it happened again. I have...
  2. DIY Guides
    So there was a recent thread (Archbid?) about having to timesert (sometimes twice) threads during the course of an engine refresh. He had asked about the possibility of his torque wrench being bad or operator error? I've been using torque wrenches and drag meters of all flavors for decades...
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    Long story short, started her up, engine idles good but revs quite ”heavily” and takes long to start. After revving the engine it stalled and i just went home because i was as tired as possible. Any ideas what to check for tomorrow?
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    SOLVED at #5. Bought a 07/2000 323i Sedan in December. 108,622mi and not going up. Speedo is inop, dsc, abs, brake lights. Zero communication with ABS Module using MaxiDas diag. DME recognizes issue, 5200rpm rev limit. Cleared code, got rev limit back until I put the car through the revs in...
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    My goal is to give a reasonable survey of the types of clamps that are used, how they are used, their names, and brands. Over time I hope to assemble good non-BMW sources for reliable parts. All clamps become loose in time. One usually blames the clamp from unscrewing or the like, but this is...
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    Bimmer family, this is not what i wanted for a first post. I purchased a one owner (BMW salesman) manual 2000 328i with 177k (daily driver of 170 miles a day) last November and have no issues. The previous owner was up to date on everything and i wish more people selling cars would exercise...
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    I know the world likely doesn't need another torque guide but I have been keeping a doc on my iPhone that I use when I am restoring E46s. I have leaned heavily on these big efforts. The Ultimate e46 M54 Torque Specs Thread Ultimate BMW E46 M3 Torque Spec Guide Know your nuts? I added a bunch...
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