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  1. E46 General
    I'm planning on making 400-450whp on my 2000 328i and I was wondering if anyone knew how much power the stock trans could hold before it breaks?
  2. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Long story short moving towards a manual swap and am not 100% certain that the 250G will hold up to the torque of the 328i (M52tub28). Stock motor no bolt on... yet. Anyone know if that will hold up, factory the manual 328's came with the ZF S5D 320Z. Anyone have any input?
  3. E46 M3
    I'm so happy to finally have my dream car. It's a 2003 6-speed with 134k on it for about $16k. I'm excited to be a part of this community and I hope you guys can help me order my list and fill things in where you think they're needed. The car seems like it was taken care of. I can tell by the...
  4. E46 General
    So about a few weeks ago, I was driving up hill about to take the highway and I noticed that I wasn’t getting enough power from my clutch Im guessing? Then Boom I heard a noise when I went into netural to upshift. From there I got stuck and my gears were grinding when I tried to shift even with...
  5. Engine, Driveline, 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...
  6. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I have a 2001 325i with 141k on it. The car has been driving nicely until a few days ago I noticed some grinding at the end of the clutch pedal when starting the car. When the car is on if you press the clutch fully down you will feel some grinding against the clutch. Also this...
  7. E46 General
    Hello, I was hoping someone could give me help with my e46. Let me give you some info on the car before i tell you whats exactly wrong. It is a 2003 325Ci with 117k miles on it. well maintained oil changes at the dealership every 7k miles. I put angle eyes in 2 years ago and led taillights and...
  8. E46 M3
    Hey, My rear main seal has been leaking for a little while, so I decided to replace everything that I can in one shot. I drive 2005 m3 cupe, with manual stransmission, the car has 104K miles. I am planning on replacing the following: Clutch with pressure plate. Flywheel Rear Main Seal...
  9. E46 General
    Long time lurker, first time posting... I am a GM tech, so cars are not new to me but BMW's are. I recently bought a ACT (Advanced Clutch Technologies) BM6-HDSS clutch kit for my 2004 E46 325Ci loaded sport model, as my clutch was slipping REAL bad! (OVER 1000 rpm if you step on it) The plan...
  10. E46 Sponsors
    The automatic transmission on most BMWs is said to have lifetime fluid... we here at ECS as well as many transmission manufactures recommend service every 30k miles. Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced...
  11. E90 Sponsors
    The automatic transmission on most BMWs is said to have lifetime fluid... we here at ECS as well as many transmission manufactures recommend service every 30k miles. Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced...
  12. Driveline
    6 speed transmission from a non-M or M3 is WANTED, shipped to NY. Must be in good working condition. Let me know what you have!
  13. Driveline
    I acquired this transmission with 65,000 miles, and since have added 10k. What I'm including: transmission, crossmember, tranny bracket, mounts $1300+shipping driveshaft $250+shipping uuc short shifter with dssr sold! dssr and sled still available, pm me if there's interest will consider...
  14. E46 General
    Here is a quick post on an issue i have had recently, and its conclusion. My car randomely went into "limp mode" and the red cog of death appeared, could not change gear and seemed like it was stuck in 3rd/4th. Also the ABS, brake, traction control light were all illuminated. It was working...
  15. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    I am doing a auto to manual swap. I have for the most part found the parts list for everything I will need to do it. I called the bmw dealer near me to ask them if the ECU needs to have the software changed on it after the swap. I was told that the DME is what will need different software and...
  16. E46 General
    I have a 2000 323ci with steptronics. I am going to do a fluid/filter change, What fluid should i go with ? Thanks 4 the help !!!
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