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  1. YATG - Yet another Torque Guide

    General E46 Forum
    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 the two big efforts in the past: The Ultimate e46 M54 Torque Specs Thread Ultimate BMW E46 M3 Torque Spec Guide This is also...
  2. Compatible Bluetooth OBD2 adapter

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 320D, the year 2000 with rounded connected in the engine bay. I have ELM 327 Bluetooth adapter and when I'm trying to connect with torque app, it does not connect to the ECU. Can you please name a compatible Bluetooth adapter for my car? TIA
  3. 330ci convertible auto to manual swap questions.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi, i decided to sign up and post this thread because i could not find the answers to my questions anywhere. I currently have a 2003 320i 5 spd manual. I've found a good deal on a 330ci convertible however it is an automatic. I've done my research on the threads and basically know how to it. As...
  4. BMW 328 mystery!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys! I've had my 2000 E46 328ci for just over 2 years now with around 115,000 miles on it. For the majority of my ownership, it's had the roughest idle, along with a big loss in bottom end torque. Along with that comes the crap MPG and intermittent P0170/P0173 code, which only happens on...
  5. oil drain plug to torque or not to torque

    General E46 Forum
    First of all I apologize for even asking this but I probably spent nearly an hour looking through the oil change posts on the forum. I want to do the best possible job and there is clearly a risk of over-tightening the bolt. Some people say "don't use a torque wrench" other people say to use...
  6. E46 5.0 engine swap

    General E46 Forum
    5.0 e46 why are they not common? the 5.0 produces more power than most of the engines excluding the s54, but is dirt cheap in comparison. the cost of maintaining and moding is so much cheaper. Torque! lol but for real is it possible? whats the major issues? cani run 2 ECU's one for the motor and...
  7. Torque Values Needed

    ///M3 Forum
    I am slogging through replacing the bushings on my differential (e46 M3 2002) but cant find the torque values for.... - The Bolts that hold the differential into the subframe - The bolts that hold the back cover onto the differential - The bolt for attaching the rear axle (output shaft) to...
  8. 328ci MPG halved and completely gone low end torque!! Completely stumped!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi there! Iv got a problem which has gotten alot worse over time where my 328ci mpg has gotten almost half, only on motorways do I find it barely hovering at around 29, which even then sucks because it usually sticks around 34. In the city iv been getting 16 mpg which is crazy! My low end...
  9. How much to tighten intake hose clamps?

    General E46 Forum
    I searched around a lot, and really surprisingly couldn't find any discussions about this anywhere, so figured I would ask. How much would you consider to be the correct amount to tighten the factory BMW hose clamps on the intake boots (Throttle, ICV, MAF)? I figure its between: A) With a...
  10. Oil Temp/Pressure from obd?

    General E46 Forum
    Anyone know of a way to be able to get the oil temp and pressure to show up on an app like torque from the obd bluetooth connector? I looked on the forum and it seems the answer is a no but wanted to double check and see if anyone had any other ideas about this? any help would be greatly...
  11. just got a bluetooth obd2 scanner, and i dont have a code but i have a failing part

    E46 Xi Forum
    like the title says i just got a scanner and i dont have any codes, but i have a failing part and im not sure what it is. i think its n o2 sensor. i ran the monitor tests to get this result. Thank you in advance for any help.
  12. 2000 BMW 323i Sedan Torque Specs

    General E46 Forum
    Hello need help please. Changing out rear bearings on 2000 BMW 323i Sedan. Had a few questions: First does it matter what direction the rear wheel bearing goes in? Axel nut is 30m what is torque spec? Half axle re-tension bolt to differential E14 what is torque spec? Also is there a torque spec...
  13. Valve Cover Gasket - Part Deux

    General E46 Forum
    Threaded Studs (11121718856) have been ordered; Cap Nuts (11121738608) have been salvaged- using a small screw driver I was able to thread-out broken studs. Props to my mechanic for this trick; & I have the proper torque settings. Now my *final* question: Gasket has been sitting on car for 2...
  14. Loosing Power?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys I was driving my car today 1999 323i E46 auto and I have noticed that when I am stepping on the accelator that especially when it passed the second gear that I felt like I have no torque power it drives okay and the engine seems like there is nothing work however but it felt like...
  15. Tightening Torque Spec For Lateral Sensor

    General E46 Forum
    I'm trying to install a replacement lateral (yaw) sensor but I'm not sure what the tightening torque spec is. The DIY manual says 34 52 3AZ and 34 52 4AZ for 2 sets of screws. Does anyone know the actual N.m or Thanks in advance.
  16. Maybe i'm just paranoid... maybe NOT!?

    General E46 Forum
    I have this transmission/TC problem....I think... I'll try to explain it the best I can. 2001 325i A/T When turning a corner at about 10-20mph, and then easing into throttle, the car does not shift down a gear, even if I give it 1/2 throttle. I'd say it down shifts if I give it 3/4 throttle...
  17. The definitive answer about spark plugs torque

    General E46 Forum
    Many claim we should apply a 18 Lbf*ft torque with our E46 plugs As a matter of fact, BMW says two things about this, as shown below (1st pic from left) The information is extracted from BMW TIS (Troubleshooting system). Those figures apply to all BMW engines/models. BMW states we should be...