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  1. Need Help Identifying Rear Floor Grommet

    General E46 Forum
    I found a lake under my carpet today. I dubbed it Lake Xi and will be submitting information to NatGeo. Anyone want to go for a swim? After vacuuming the water up, the first 2 pictures are both sides of the rear floor. Notice the holes are completely rusted-out. In the last pic: I assume I'm...
  2. Tri-State Flooding - What Do You Do With Your Car(s)?

    NY / NJ / CT
    Hey guys, With the weather we've been having around my area (Central NJ) it looks like my hometown, Cranford, affectionately called the "Venice of New Jersey," will be having another rough spring. Many streets in my town are already underwater tonight (I live in suburbia) and people are...
  3. replacing waterpump (some info for DIY's)

    General E46 Forum
    so the other day i was driving to work and quite enjoying myself because the first nice day had arrived and i had finished all my finals. i thought the day couldn't get any better and of course it didnt... it got worse. As i was driving my battery light came on and because i have a new...
  4. Help! Crazy amount of water on the floor boards

    General E46 Forum
    Hello All, So, I have a very clean 02 330i. As any e46 owner I love my ride! I bought the car from my girlfriend's Dad and know the car was well maintained and was kept in the garage. So, heres the problem, I was getting a ton of water on the floor boards after hard rain. Strangely, I have not...
  5. I drove through some water and my car wont stay running now

    The Showroom
    I changed the oil and spark plugs removing each one at a time while cranking the engine to get any water out. Cleaned and dried my filter and ran a blow dryer to dry out any moisture in the intake. I got it driving again but it cuts out when gettin off the freeway or when idling. (I also just...
  6. I drove through some water and my car wont stay running now

    General E46 Forum
    I already replaced the spark plugs and oil after removing one at a time while cranking to get rid of any water inside. I dont have any codes coming up on my obd2 and my exhaust still spits little sprays of water when revving at high rpm. I got her driving again on the freeway, but when come...
  7. Is Boil over a big problem ?

    General E46 Forum
    i talked to a few guys about coolant in there cars, and I have heard a magnitude of things such as: water its plenty fine (distilled of course), "water wetter" helps but only in certain cars, anything gold (coolant wise) will work from german cars because it contains an oil additive such as the...
  8. FS e46 water pump

    Engine & Performance
    I have a new water pump that I was going to install on my old 330 but upgraded before I got to do it. Looking to get it out of my house! Selling for 75 bucks plus 15 bucks shipping. PM me and Ill give you my paypal. Shipping to US only.
  9. Dashboard Square with Liquid Flowing WARNING ?? 2003 325xi

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, so heres the deal... I just started putting some exterior mods on my e46. To be exact, it is a 2003 325xi with 105k miles. I was driving back home from school and when i got closer to home i noticed a warning sign on my dash. I decided when I park my car I was going to take a...
  10. :: ECS Tuning :: BMW E46 Cooling Maintenance Kits

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    Finally. Cooling system service solutions for BMW. Kits that fit your car, its needs, and your budget. Heat-hardened hoses and plastic pipes are a nightmare in the making on high milers. But piecemeal cooling system repairs are a bad idea and a costly mistake. Plugging leaks as they "pop up"...
  11. 2000 328ci Issues. Losing My Mind Please Help.

    General E46 Forum
    OK so here's the deal. Got water in through the CAI. :facepalm: I know, I know...that's why they make breaks, bypass valves, and splash shields, but moving on. I have pulled spark plugs, turned engine over to eject any water, replaced both o2 sensors, changed oil twice. Seafoamed the gas and...
  12. Severe coolant leak

    California
    Help fellow fanatics. I have a severe coolant leak. Replaced hot water valve, exp. tank in last few days. Thermo and pump changed 1-1/2 yrs ago. no visible leaks when dropped shield. all i know i cannot figure out why i am losing coolant. I put a pint to a pint and a half every morning. No...
  13. Solved: Water leak passenger side floor

    General E46 Forum
    Rained on Saturday and on Monday morning I noticed that the passenger side front & rear carpet was soaked. After damage control with a shop vac & dehumidifier, I spent some time on E46fanatics trying to figure out where to start looking for the source of the water entry. Started by checking...
  14. A Pillar Leak...

    General E46 Forum
    I have a lovely water leak in my driver's side A-Pillar. I'm about to take it apart for the third time, but I'm 90% sure its not the sunroof drain. When I use the hose with the A-Pillar off there is no leak, but right now there is a slight drizzle outside and it has caused it to leak. If...
  15. Any Idea what might be wrong?

    General E46 Forum
    So yesterday I was driving my 323i from work. It started lagging and wouldn't pick up speed at all. So i get home barley making it. And i turn off the car and turn it back on and when I would rev up the engine the car would like shake around 2 to 3 rpms. I go inside and get the obd scanner and...
  16. Metal scraping and strange noise from the Exhaust

    General E46 Forum
    Guys I know nothing about cars and this is my first car and I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I need your guys’ expert opinion and advice. Please help as I’m very worried. Thank you in advance. My first car since I passed my driving 5 months ago is a BMW 316i SE 1.8 Petrol...
  17. Water in 330xi inner CV boots

    General E46 Forum
    Hello All, Three months ago, I had an indy shop replace my front Inner and Outer CV boots. Upon inspection last week, the outer clamps (smaller) of the Inner Boots had come very loose. Took car back to shop. At the shop, the loose clamps were removed. Water dripped out when the tech wiggled...
  18. Water injection for more power in boosted engines

    Forced Induction Forum
    Hi guys, Has anyone ever looked into hooking up a waterinjection kit to their supercharger systems for more power and eliminating knocking problems ? If so, was it worth it, what did it cost how did you do it ? Maybe someone of ESS of AA can also reply ? Any feedback is appreciated ...
  19. Friday the 13th woes

    General E46 Forum
    I got home from a lecture and it was boiling hot (33 degrees, full sun). I decide to open both my cars sunroofs and windows so they wouldn't overheat inside. I go out to town forgetting to close them. Around midnight it starts pouring with rain. I get home at 3, fall asleep, then wake up in the...
  20. I like to go swimming, but not inside my car.

    General E46 Forum
    This has me thoroughly confused. Everywhere inside the red box is wet. Really, really wet. Almost standing water. Everywhere outside is bone dry. - Just replaced cowl cover at the base of the windshield recently. 2nd thought, vapor barrier in the door. Although, if it was this, i would think...
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