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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, can you help me with finding the correct way to connect the vacuum pipes? Removed the intake to remove the swirl flaps and found out most hoses are cracked and came out, have no idea which one goes where. I found a schematic, but it shows a splitter(the part marked with 4,don't know...
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  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello I've had a car in for breaking but it looks too good to scrap. 2002 320D auto 2002. The previous owner gave the car up due to a diesel leak which produces a lot of smoke. He was told by a garage that all the injectors needed replacing so looking at the price of injectors disposed of it...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Wright guys ive wrote about this in a diferent thread but i think it deserve a new one> So the thing is that recently i have taken out egr valve out to clean it, ive noticed that there is a lot of black liquid in it like oil or unburned fuel but ive read somwhere that this is normal in these...
  5. Introductions
    Hi, Im Frederico from Portugal. I drive an E46 320Cd 150bhp Coupe with M-tech II pack and sport suspension. I´m registering to exchange knowledge with our british friends about this car that we love.
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello gents, I want to change my alternator which is 120 amp. I have seen on realoem there is a 150 amp version too. On the pics from dr. google it looks the same (if I need to go specsavers just let me know) so my question is if it's possible to put a stronger one in.
  7. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hiya, have a new to me 55 plate 320i touring. Love it, even the abs unit has been good enough to die under warranty. But tempted by a remap. One outfit quoted me an extra 20 - 25 bhp. Is this realistic for a 4 cylinder non turbo petrol? It's a manual so I deal with 'flat spots' by changing down...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have noticed a funny thing. I usually drive rather slow and extremely economical. This is quite obviously not the best way to maintain good engine condition, so I clean the EGR valve and intake regularly. Every 2-3 months the car starts to emit a thick dark cloud somewhere around the peak...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys, does have somebody experience with this "trick" ? I want to change my injectors nozzles from 320d 136 hp version with nozzles from CR injectors 150 hp. They look the same but i didnt try yet to fit one..will work ?
  10. Introductions
    Hello, people. I want to swap engines between two BMW s, my 96 E39 520i manual with the M52 150 BHP 6 cylinder and my brothers 00 E46 328i automatic with the M52 193BHP 6 cylinder. I need more power, my brother wants a bit more fuel economy. What are the complexities involved and what do i need...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I have an issue with my 320d e46 touring when accelerating the engine makes a horrible tapping noise. Car just been serviced, oil is at correct level. Any info will be appreciated Cheers john.
  12. Map Databank, Remap software and Hardware
    Hi All, I am new to these forums, I've just bought myself a 320D Facelift E46, Love the car and almost everything about it but looking for a little more power/torque. I've already ordered a decat and EGR Blanking kit but working on a budget at the moment, I am looking to upgrade the injectors...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My turbo started to whine one miles from my destination today. When I arrived I was losing power over 1000 revs. It has a little power left, would it be ok to journey home at low revs for 150 miles (mainly motorway) or should I call the recovery truck?
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When the engine is warm, I only have to turn my key a bit to get the engine to fire up. However, I have noticed recently that when the engine is cold I have to turn the key fully round and hold it for about 5 or so seconds after the glow plug light goes out to get the car to start. This has...
  15. BMW Engine Conversions
    HI gays! This is my firs thread in this forum I bought i bmw 320ci e46 , 150 hp engine 2.0 , and made the oil service . After change the oil , air , petrol filter and refill with oil 10 -40 w , the yellow oil bulb turns on when i start the engin , and than switches off. I putt at firs 7...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hiya all Having some ruff running issues and car drinking fuel im pretty sure injector 2 is dead but please could you have a look and confirm, not sure if its more than 1 ext. Thank you in advance Ben Inpa screen shots Cylinder 2 is reading 3.79 Mg/h (not good)
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys, have been fed up with my 'fixed' 318ci N42's fuel consumption, it does what it wants, sometimes itll do good miles sometimes not, i think its still adjusting... anyway its doing approx 23 mpg which is pants... Im looking for a 320cd as i have read a lot and i know its got a turbo =]...
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