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  1. Moneyshiftin'

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, im new here and to bmws. So i was on the highway and fucked up a doubleclutch and obviously, moneyshifted. only hit limiter once and didnt blow up but, it feels like its out of time. would it've skipped a tooth? or chipped? Thanks
  2. VANOS intake gear timing

    ///M3 Forum
    After owning my M3 for a couple months, I decided to do the valve shims and rebuild the VANOS since my friend, who also has an E46 M3, was doing his. We noticed that my VANOS had been removed before as we went along. The VANOS intake gear wasn't fully retarded when we pulled it out (they had...
  3. ZHP camshafts different for TDC alignment?

    General E46 Forum
    Doing a head gasket job, and I'm about to grab the camshaft alignment tool to lock them in place at top dead center. Problem is I placed the locking blocks on the camshafts but the center pin doesn't fit in place. The blocks are too distant to screw them down. This is while the flywheel pin is...
  4. FS - For Rent - S54 Timing Tools, and Beisan VANOS tools

    Great Plains & Rocky Mountains
    Sheared your exhaust hub? VANOS noisy when cold? Purchase the Beisan seal kit? I have a complete VANOS timing toolset for rent - including the custom tools for the spline gear bearing removal. $250 deposit. $220 returned when the tools arrive in acceptable shape. -(1) OE Camshaft bridge...
  5. New Radiator Blew Exp. Tank...Blown Head Gasket? Tried everything.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Alright so, I finally have to get some consulting. My 2001 Laguna M3 has had about half of its power for a couple of months. It's not ignition coils, it's not any of the sensors. A lot of the time when driving, especially in high heat and I accelerate too quickly (anything above 1 gear/10mph...
  6. Timing issues

    General E46 Forum
    Here's the gist: I was driving down the road with cruise control on and all of a sudden when I went to accelerate past a couple cars, I felt a rough rumble that shook the car and diminished acceleration/horsepower. Since then, It happens every once in a while and I haven't been able to pinpoint...
  7. timing chain broke ... damage?

    General E46 Forum
    this is my first time posting but hopefully people will still help. I just finished replacing the head gasket on my 330i. I started the engine and it ran, I then stopped the car to check the coolant and oil levels before starting again. when I went to start the engine again I heard a pop and...
  8. oil leak 325i

    General E46 Forum
    hey all, been hunting down an oil leak that was dripping over my AC compressor. as i did research forums were saying it could be the crush seal on the timing tensioner bolt. I finally got the car on a lift and could not see the leak coming from there. I happened to get my hands on a fiber optic...
  9. FS: 330ci Timing chain, Intake/Exhaust Sprockets

    Engine & Performance
    Hey all, I have for sale a 330ci timing chain, inake/exhaust sprocket with about 36k miles on them give or take 4k miles. They are in great condition, no cracks or nicks. They have been cleaned and oiled and kept in plastic bags. 330ci Intake Cam sprocket + Vanos spline shaft /disk's # 7, 8...
  10. Car jumped time, running retarded

    General E46 Forum
    I backed my 02 330xi up a small hill and pushed in the clutch to roll forward out of the driveway. I started rolling about 5MPH and was in the middle of a conversation. Forgetting to put the car in first I slowly let out the clutch and the car obviously came to a stop. Car cranked for a while on...