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  1. E46 General
    Hi all, I’m in need of some help! A week or so ago I got in the 330ci and started it as usual and it wouldn’t start. I changed the battery and had no luck so therefore changed the starter motor. The car now starts but I have the dreaded cog of death😭 When starting the car in neutral, the N...
  2. E46 General
    I’ve researched and read what seems like this entire forum but haven’t be able to figure out the root cause. Please help! My 2001 330i has about 150k miles. Last summer I had a vacuum leak and replaced the upper/lower boots, cleaned the mass air flow sensor, new air filter, new DISA valve...
  3. E46 General
    2002 325ci pulled off from a red light just fine. Hit 3rd gear very hard, then dropped to 2nd and wouldn’t come out of second. The car eventually tried to go into 3rd again and repeated the same problem. Eventually it went into safe mode (gear icon) and i drove home in 4th with low power. The...
  4. E46 M3
    Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I have been having some issues with my 2002 e46 m3 with the SMG that I am hoping someone might have encountered. One day I got to work and left my car in neutral, and when I went back to move it; it wouldn't go into gear. I tried to restart the car...
  5. E46 M3
    Hey, so my pump just went out took it to BMW, and got charged 1200 just to look at it 😔. Guy told me it was 9 grand for them to do it, he said to take it to a speed shop and look at a manual conversion. So everywhere else they charge like 6 Grand on the east coast around NY. I would just get...
  6. E46 General
    Hello, I have recently done some repairs to my 2005 325Ci SULEV (M56). For background, I had a fatal transmission (ZF 5h19) failure that involved the car having it out. Naturally, as any e46 owner, I took to the toolbox and removed the trans. Finally, I got it back from the repair shop and went...
  7. E46 General
    So I have been working on a b30 swap with a manual transmission into a 325ci. It’s been a tough swap after rebuilding everything etc lots of new parts and money time spent. the motor is finally dropped in and mounted up it took for ever, because of the headers. So now that everything is bolted...
  8. E46 General
    Ok first time poster, long time, and extensive reader. I have searched throughly, with no avail in order to find the answer to my question. Basically I pulled my B30 from my 2001 330ci automatic ZF transmission. And rebuilt the motor I pulled a Getrag 250 5 speed manual from a 2004 325i...
  9. E46 General
    I am dropping my trans to service the shift pins and pilot bearing, things I didn’t do when I first dropped my engine and paid for later. I am dreading the bellhousing bolts considering I am doing this project in my family garage on jack stands. taking them out is one thing, but putting them...
  10. E46 General
    I am doing a fluid change on a ZF 5-speed manual trans. I’ve seen a couple different people say that these transmissions take anywhere from 1.1 qts to 2 qts. Can anybody give me a concrete answer? I dont want to mess up my tranny.
  11. E46 General
    Hello, i own an e46 320cd 2005 and i've got an issue which bothers me a lot and can't find a solution to it. It has a vibration at 2.5k rpm in 3rd gear or 4k+ in 2nd gear, only these 2. The parts i've replaced so far are: -transmission mounts. -guibo. -All the rear bushings. -middle shaft...
  12. E46 General
    I searched for hours and could not find a straight forward answer for this case. I want to swap a ZF 330i auto trans to my 325i because I have one with extremely low mileage. more specific: I have a ZF 5hp-19 version 1060 000 011 on my 325i m54b25. I want to replace it with ZF 5hp-19 version...
  13. E46 General
    Hi all, I searched online and here on the forums and didn't find this particular problem. I went under my car the other day and noticed one of the four bolts holding the cross-member that connects the transmission mounts to the chassis was sheared. I recently did a transmission fluid change and...
  14. E46 General
    We're reassembling the transmission/drive train after getting it as a basket case. I've ordered the transmission mount bolts that are 12x90mm, but they don't seem to fit. I've read that there are different sized bolts for an 8cyl vs. 6 or possibly instead of 5 12x90's, that there are 4 of one...
  15. E46 M3
    I got a transmission in amazing condition to replace my super-notchy one. At the same time I put in a lightweight flywheel clutch kit, and used UUC's chatter reducing mix of Redline 75W140NS and MT-90. Sometimes it didn't really feel as smooth as other M3s specifically in 2nd which I know is a...
  16. Tools for sale or rent
    You'll see them featured the DIY videos. Deposit is 70 via Paypal. Return them in 30 days and we refund 35.00 of your deposit. The kit includes the BMW drift for 1-5 & Reverse on the ZF manual transmission. You want to refresh the detents while the transmission is out on any swap project...
    $35 USD
  17. E46 General
    This issue just started tonight with my car as I was driving home on the freeway. I tried to accelerate to merge on the freeway, and as I was accelerating, the car would violently shake in the rear, almost the same feeling as like a burnout or a launch. But, my tires were not spinning, obviously...
  18. E46 General
    Hi guys, I have been through pretty much every thread and youtube video out there on MT swaps (shop life, 50s kid, etc) but I can't seem to figure out if this will work the same on a 2005 330i – all these threads and demos are 323i / 325i. What I'm wondering is – for the flywheel conversion...
  19. E46 General
    2005 325ci with GM automatic tranny, I was driving to work today when I noticed this. Under moderate+heavy acceleration from a stop it oddly shudders/vibrates with and almost pulsing pattern. It only lasts a second, and When I’d stop at a red light and accelerate it almost feels like the rear...
  20. E46 General
    I occasionally get the transmission warning light (and limp mode) when I crank my e46. (If I restart, it goes away.) When the warning light comes on, it usually throws a P0705, which suggests a problem with the range sensor. Some have suggested that the problem could be a dirty sensor connection...
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