Hi everyone. Decided to join this forum, after looking through reems of different bmw forums, decided this was the most helpful and easy to use.
I own a 2000 E46, Black, Saloon.
I brought it with 230,000 miles on the clock! Not a murmer out of the engine, changed the Head Gasket and Chain as a precaution because manifold was blowing, tried to remove to inspect further and ended up snapping a stud, so removed head to get drilled out, thought i might aswell do work while the head was off. Turned out after all of that the flange had a small hairline crack in it!
Anyway, decided engine, although running perfectly, was drastically underpowered (wish i researched the car before jumping in headfirst). I found a cheap complete 323 engine and box, and i am currently in the final stages of the swap. At the sametime i am facelifting the car using the m-sport bumper.
Hopefully i can offer some help on the forum as i am a mobile mechanic in the west midlands.