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  1. Question on 5 speed removal

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I'm hoping some of you can help me out here. I'm swapping a new engine into my car and I get started on removing the transmission. All the bolts are out, the tranny is loose and can turn all the way around. I can pull it about 3 inches from the engine, but that's as far as it goes. No...
  2. 2002 e46 330ci | Stiff Clutch

    General E46 Forum
    Hey what’s up guys, I’m new to the e46 community and hope you awesome people can help me out! I have a 330ci that was not going into gear and the clutch felt very soft during idle. I eventually turned on the car while in 1st gear and somehow got it into 3rd gear skipping 2nd on the freeway to...
  3. PLZ Help if you know trannies

    General E46 Forum
    We bought an early 03 coupe 325Ci & want to install a manual tranny. I understand most of how to do that, but I am not a BMW tranny encyclopedia. We found in a 96 E36 in salvage but the tranny says "BMW" on the side. at 1st glance it looks like it will work .. but I checked at RealOEM and...
  4. E46 M3 6Speed Transmission (420G, 115k miles, 850 picked up)

    Engine & Performance
    This will be coming off my 2002 E46 M3 as I convert to a 5-speed for track duty. Transmission works great, just don't need the 6th gear, and the 5-speed is 25 or more pounds lighter. Once I have a buyer lined up, I'll book time with the shop, and when the transmission comes out, it will be...
  5. What a Nightmare! Help

    General E46 Forum
    (2002 325i 5spd) Good job Josiah you wanted you work on your car and now look at you, smh, On Tuesday I decided to change my transmission fluid. I went under the car and strangely there was some hard pink rtv/cement like stuff smeared around the drain plug and fill plug. Hm, maybe it was leaking...
  6. Transmission Parts: what is this part called?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have an e46 BMW 320i 2002 with an automatic ZF Transmission. I noticed the tranny had a leak and took it to an auto garage. The plastic part in the attached images was found to be broken. What's its name?
  7. 2001 BMW 325xi automatic transmission in gear won't go

    E46 Xi Forum
    Driving along and without warning drive seems to have quit. No matter what gear no go. On Jack stands all wheels and drive lines rotate freely. No noise, no disconnect. Could this be an electrical issue? Fuse (F102=TCM)? I seen this topic before but never resolved. Thx. One note, for about a...
  8. P1611 on SMG 325ci

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  9. 2000 323CI Reverse problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone I have been searching the threads forever and cannot find anything. I have a 323ci with 180 thousand miles on it. Sometimes the car will not engage into reverse, most of the time it will but sometimes not (say 15% of the time). Im also am having troubles with the car having a very...
  10. Trouble with bell housing bolt

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey guys, was hoping to get some advice, I'm having quite a bit of trouble right now - currently doing SSK, clutch, and flywheel on my 2003 6spd 330xi and I cannot for the life of me get off one of the top bell housing bolts. I've already taken off the transfer case. Facing towards the front of...
  11. E46 325xi lightweight flywheel

    General E46 Forum
    I just purchased myself a 2002 325xi with a lightweight swap and new front suspension and it is very different than my auto 325i haha. I just wanted to say to anyone wanting to do a lightweight flywheel swap that they should highly consider it. This car is very quick now! yes it does have some...
  12. Auto to Manual Swap Orlando/Tampa/Lakeland/Bradenton/Sarrasota

    Hi All, If anybody here is mechanically inclined to do a automatic to manual transmission swap with all parts provided please let me know. Will pay for labor and time. PM me for fastest response. Time is not an issue so the person willing to do this can take their time.
  13. Transmission Oil Cooler

    General E46 Forum
    I got a new coolant tank bracket and fan because my fan got ripped to pieces on the freeway and broke the bracket but not the tank, also I got a new oil cooler sensor. Come to find the transmission cooler does not seat on the fittings, it is a crappy doorman product from autozone. Anyone run...
  14. Transmission problem - Sometimes will engage then it will not???

    E46 Xi Forum
    I have a 2001 330xi and while driving it I lost power to the wheels and had it towed to a mechanic. He is trying to diagnose the problem and he told me sometimes the transmission works and sometimes it doesn’t. You’ll shift it into park and you’ll hear a grinding noise like it’s trying to shift...
  15. 5 Speed Auto Trans Leak

    General E46 Forum
    I bought my 04 325ci with 267k miles (i know it's a lot but the engine still runs beautifully) for $1200. With only one problem. It's been leaking ATF, and I'm not sure where from. I knew this before I bought it, and have done some research and observing the car. Here's what I've found. It's...
  16. e46 325Xi manual trans versus 325i manual trans.

    E46 Xi Forum
    Sorry this somehow got posted a few times
  17. e46 325Xi manual trans versus 325i manual trans.

    E46 Xi Forum
    Okay so this is a bit of a long story, but I purchased an 02' e46 325xi last year, and I have been working on converting it to electric. I also spent time removing all of the xDrive components to convert it to RWD, as the all wheel drive system required the engine to support it. I've made my...
  18. Clunk coming from rear only when shifting into gear

    General E46 Forum
    First post on this site, and I'm sure 100 people have posted this exact same thing (so my apologies in advance), but i find the search function in all forums frustrating. Even if someone can link me to good threads i'll be happy :) Brought my 2000 323i (175k km)(manual tranny) to about 3...
  19. Auto transmission jerky on all up and down shifts

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have a 2000 pre-facelift 318i E46 with M43TUB19 engine and GM 4l30e steptronic transmission, Suddenly a week ago while cruising at 100 km/h, I left my foot off the gas, and a jerk into the car body while tranny was down shifting occured, since then all shifts up and down are jerky as if...
  20. Will a 2001 325Ci 5speed fit into 2001 330ci? (Manual swap)

    General E46 Forum
    So i got 325ci 5 speed getrag transmission with everything included for a swap. From what I researched already the tranny should bolt up fine. I've noticed where the flex joint meets the transmission is smaller than the 330s. is this ok or should i have gotten a 330 transmission and driveshaft...