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  1. 2004 E46 318ci (N46), Manual - Crank but no start even after new fuel pump and filter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  2. 2004 E46 320d - Intermittent starting problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have an E46 320d with the M47N[150] engine, it's on 180k miles (Engine and turbo were replaced by BMW at 100k because of swirl flap ingestion). The car has a tune from TheEnd too, I don't think this is related to the issue but just some extra info. Every 1 in 50 starts it refuses to...
  3. 2004 e46 316ti, rough idle and difficult hot start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, My name is Sergei and i live in Holland. I recently bought a e46 316ti compact. After a few weeks i noticed the following syptoms: - Car idled rough, like it's got a big aggressive cam. Nice and steady at 700ish rpm, but rumbling. - Hot starting is horrible, there is some serious...
  4. X3 2004 2.5, creaky / squeeky noise from engine.

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, hope someone here can help. Drove home from work yesterday evening, everything was fine. Nipped out to shops about 90 mins later and my engine has started making a hell of a noise (see clip), along with a short 1-2 second hiss when it's turned back off. https://vimeo.com/362757191 Initial...
  5. 320d 2004 chugging

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi So as title the car all of sudden started to chug on tick over.power down fuel consumption up.no swirl flaps no work done although I topped a/c up which never worked but now does! Took off engine covers and there is vapour (oil?) coming from just behind or below vortex breather.took air...
  6. Brake fluid leak 2004 318ci

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    2004 318ci 2ltr So ill keep this simple hopefully.. I have brake fluid leaking from half way down underneath my car.. Has anyone ever changed the brake lines before. Is it a big annoying job or is there an easier option..thanks for your help guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2004 E46 330Cd Boost Problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2004 E46 330Cd Boost Problems - FIXED! Hey all, So I've not driven the car much the last few months because of a lower back problem I have, but it seems to have now developed a bit of a problem with the turbo not boosting properly. It's completely random. Sometimes it will boost fine...
  8. My 2004 e63 645ci rebuild

    E63
    Well where to start.... A while ago I bought my 645 as a near stock example with the exception of the Kahn alloys from a dealer. Long story short the car developed a few major issues which resulted in it being unusable for 18 months while court action was dealt with. Eventually won the case, but...
  9. £2k 2004 Z4 3.0 manual for sale

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  10. E53 2004 Whining noise

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, I tried searching online for a similar issue, but cant seem to find similar problems anywhere. The car makes a whining noise in the engine bay, cant put my finger on where its coming from. You can also hear it distinctly in the cabin. And it only occurs 1000+RPM, when its idling under...
  11. Wheels for a 2004 325 Ci Convertable

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi There, Can anyone send me pictures of the OEM 17-inch alloy for my 2004 325 Ci? The current 16-inch ones look pretty bland. Also, do the 17-inch or even 18-inch 'M' alloys fit? I can see that the 17-inch and 18-inch fronts are the same size wheel (width not diameter) as the OEM for this car...
  12. Looking for bmw 730d 2004 ecu,key & cas urgently

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    PlS i NEED HELP WITH MY ECU, CAS AND KEY FOR BMW 730D 2004, 160KW M0DEL. I LOVE THIS CAR SO MUCH BUT UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE PARTS MENTIONED ARE LOST SO I NO IDEA OF THE PART NUMBERS. THIS CAR IS DIESEL WITH VIN WBGAM21030DR62277 SOME HELP ASAP!
  13. 2004 E53 Battery drain

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, So I ran into this problem, I left my car sitting for close to 2 days, and it completely drained the battery. I used a multimeter and found that there was a 7Ah draw when car is off/everything turned off. I was able to stop the draw by pulling the glove box light fuse. Now the problem...
  14. 2004 bmw e46 325ci wheel bearing or something else?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can a bad front wheel bearing make noise and vibration on one side of the car but no vibration in steering wheel? Left side of the car vibrates (sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes no vibration at all) at highway speeds. Changed left side rear wheel bearing, still the same noise. I had...
  15. 2004 E46 318ci (N46) - Differential Oil change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I changed the differential oil today and thought to share my experience. First of all, I discovered that my car does not have a drain hole, only a fill hole. Luckily I have a fluid extractor pump so I used that to remove the old oil - about a litre. I then topped up with a Laser...
  16. BMW E53 2004 Sport lurch

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Hoping for a few suggestions regarding this. I believe Im having an issue thats commonly known as the 'lurch' - when coming to a full stop, theres a jerk as though someone has hit me in the rear. And from what I gather, this issue can be fixed via a transmission software update? Im...
  17. 2004 e53 3d black smoke on start up and when accelerating hard

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi . My e53 3d has a big puff of black smoke on first start of the day then clears pretty quick. Its enough to warrant a check i think . Also ive noticed that when i put my foot down a similar big puff of smoke appears then clears . Has anyone else had the same issue ? The car seems to run fine...
  18. 2004 e46 325i - DME problem causing single cylinder misfire?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have a persistent misfire on cylinder #4. I have pretty conclusively eliminated plug, coils, injectors, compression, or DISA as the cause. Spark plug tester indicates that there is no spark, but just on that one cylinder. 12v and ground to coil connector are good. I am not sure how to test...
  19. E63 - 2004 - 645ci - White Smoke From Exhaust

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, White smoke from exhaust, burning oil. For a e63 2004 645. Apparently has been doing it on and off for years (previous owner informs me), but never caused an issue persay. Smoke can occur at start of drive, or mid drive, or when idling for an extended period. The temp's of the engine...
  20. 2004 330cd starter motor diy advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I am trying to access the starter motor to change it but am struggling to see how the starter motor will come out when i finally get the 2nd E12 torx bolt off. I am working from the top of the car, do I need to remove any coolant/air-con plumbing, glow-plug stuff, or anything else in...
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