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  1. 04 e46 coupe - Retrofitting bluetooth ideas/solutions

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi folks, I'm trying to retrofit bluetooth into my business cd C43, as using the cig. lighter devices look crap so trying to maintain an OEM look. The options my car came with: S650A - Radio BMW Reverse S661A - Radio BMW Business (C43) S692A - Preparation, BMW 6-CD changer I-bus There is no...
  2. 04 E46 330ci auto - Gearbox Thud

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a strange issue which I think relates to my auto box. At random times the car thuds when it changes gear but it only happens at low revs (around 1k) when you hold the throttle steady. All other times the shifts are smooth. It's almost like it's trying to shift too soon at too low a revs...
  3. 04 645 20inch wheels, max front width

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    will 20s fit with no issues or will the arches have to be rolled?, would like pretty wide tyres on the rear, what are the maximums front and rear width/diameter/tyre size? , my car knowledge is very little
  4. Please help me use the BMW Computer Diagnostic Software- e63 04 645ci

    BMW Guides and How To's
    I have an 04 645ci with a lot of electrical problems. Prior owner had subwoofers and amp in car which I believe contributed. I purchased the diagnostic software for my laptop. I think it was ISTA? Anyway, I got the full kit with the plugs for my car and everything. I have check engine light...
  5. E46 320D 04 Intermittent power loss

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I bought my 320d a few weeks back now with the knowledge that it had a boost issue and a few other little niggles that’s needed sorting. The syptoms i am getting seem to vary every time I drive it. Mainly in first gear WOT I rarely get boost, and if I do it kicks in around 2200rpm. When I...
  6. 04. 120d front discs and pads

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi what's best value and performance cheers
  7. 04 120d front discs and pads

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi what's best value discs and pads to fit cheers
  8. 04 320d needing scan/reset...anyone in Edinburgh?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, as above.. any fellow members in Edinburgh, or Stirling/Perth, that could do a comprehensive scan/reset after fitting new sensors, see if can track down why idle ropey when cold? Or recommend someone who could? Be greatly appreciated, cheers.
  9. 04 320d.. New lambda sensor and air mass sensor..stange revs!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, as says above, just fitted 2 new sensors. I was getting bad jerky acceleration between 1-2 thousand revs, which kicked in when car heated up, and other posts seemed to point to these 2 sensors. Fitted them yesterday, and now, when i start the car and ticking over, every 5 secons there...
  10. '04 318i - CCV parts suppliers

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an oil leak that looks like it's coming from the return pipe (cracked). As the car has a spotted history, I was thinking to get the full CCV kit rather than pulling the inlet manifold off again in a few months. What options are there for suppliers apart from BWM? So far the only kit...
  11. 330cd 04 egr& swirl flap

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys just done the EGR&S FLAPS it seems the car is running worse then standard. Any of u had this situation?? And should I now DYNO and MAPPED please.. Thank you
  12. 04 330CI - Exhaust Flap Valve on Replacement Exhaust

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My Exhaust back box is completely rusted, and in need of replacement. I have discovered I have the Golf Tee Mod from one of the previous owners (screw in the Vacuum hose). However, there is no exhaust flap valve on the exhaust. My guess is, this must be the 2nd exhaust installed. Has...
  13. Limp /slugging from warm start up 04 316i E46

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, wondering if anyone could help?, bought a 04 316i E46 in Feb and to be honest had nothing but issues!, main one being, car seems to sporadically go into limp mode / slow mode from start up, it seems to be after the cars been running well for a while, park it up from anywhere from 10 mins...
  14. BMW 120d 04 plate

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi my rear subframes failed mot it's corroded would a petrol subframe off same year fit mine ? Cheers in advance
  15. 04 318ci ac hiss from center vent..??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys I have been having many problems with my ac.. so at first the ac was not working as the ac pump was not engaging at all but I have managed to sort this after changing the dryer and the pressure switch and re gassing the system the ac pump now engages however the air is not cold...
  16. BMW 318i 04 my heating is absolutely cold just changed the ET

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I bought the car 2 weeks ago it had a hole in the ET so I replaced it with a new one how ever I couldn't BLEED it because of the cold weather and snow so I let it chill because all the pipes were frozen when I got back to it and all the ice melted I tried to bleed it I filled it up with water to...
  17. 04 330ci e46 stalls

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Had a new fuel filter a week a go. Now the car starts but then cuts out. Disconnected the MAF. Car starts and runs albeit very rough. Plug it back in and it stalls. Any ideas what I can do it’s done 140k Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 5W 30 LL 04 Oil Half Price at Tesco

    General BMW Discussions
    Just noticed in my local Tesco store they are selling 2 litre bottles of BMW approved LL 04 oil for £6. It's Tesco branded but its not like they will have made the oil, it likely a major brand so there shouldn't be anything wrong with it, it's LL 04 at end of day!! Definitely handy as a top up...
  19. 04 316ti radio reception poor. Some help

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    The reception is crap on my car radio. It's a bmw standard fit. I get radio 1 ok but the rest are fuzzy and struggle to get reception. What can I do? I need to boost the signal or get a different antenna source. What can I do? Anyone had this issue and fixed It?
  20. Saying Hi with my 530d 04

    Introductions
    Hi everyone, Currently been driving a 530d from '04. Love to work on the car (usually when something breaks :hihi). Had a few BMW's before, starting with the e36 318IS, 2 times a e46 318 and then on to a e46 323 (imported from Germany). And now finally my 530d. Been coding lately using INPA...
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