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  1. Introductions
    Hi I have a BMW 118d 2.0l, 2005. 135k miles. I have been told that I may need a new engine. However I feel the car may be salvageable if the problem is only a faulty Oil Pressure relief valve. I cannot find one does this model have one? Currently the area at the top of the engine is covered...
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys and girls, Just wanted to see if anyone could shed some light (good or bad I really don’t mind ?) about my purchase of an f25 2.0L diesel. It’s done 86000 miles and seems to be a cracking little motor but I keep hearing issues of timing chains and swirl flaps? Are they prone to...
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Banging along the M5 at 75 mph when the car seemed to lose power and although it maintained speed needed to be nursed along for a bit until it cheered up. I thought fuel filter issue as that happened to me in a P38 Range Rover with 2.5l diesel BMW unit that I fuelled with biodiesel. Mistake but...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all im new and could do with some advice please I have a 2003 2.0l tdi compact e46 I had the glow plugs replaced about 3 weeks ago as it was struggling to start, had them replaced so day one fine did about 60 miles Day two it would turn over but wouldn't start, had the battery replaced as...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I need some help with my machine - 318ci 2.0l engine. The issue first happened two week ago - sometimes when i started the car it idle really really rough and cannot rev the engine - pedal to the floor but nothing... When I turn it off and start again it seemed fine again... The issue...
  6. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hey all, Got an issue here which I can't figure out or find much info on. As some of you many know, in DISv57 you can set the the minimum valve lift in mm. There are two options, the standard which is 0.3mm and 0.8mm. The option for 0.8mm is not recommended but it offers a smoother idle at...
  7. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi, Looking for the correct camshaft/vanos setting tool kit. Must be for the 2.0L N46B20A engine. My car is 2004 facelift model E46 318ci, 2.0l convertible automatic. Cash waiting for the right setting tool kit. John. e-mail: [email protected] Similar to this as far as I know.
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Bought a 2004 facelift model 318ci 2.ol N46 engine, convertible last month, so it's my first bimmer. On first start up every morning, the timing chain rattles quite loud for around 5 seconds then quietens down to normal. It only happens on first start up the day after the car has been...
  9. BMW Tuning Forum
    I'm looking To increase the power on my bmw it's a 2.0l straight 6 petrol 320i 1991. Was wondering if anyone had done something like this an had any tips on the best way to increase power. Cheers
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I've just recently brought my first bmw and want to make it faster but not sure how to, I've looked into remaps but got mixed opinions on it, I'm not looking to spend major amounts of money but just want that extra kick to it, any suggestions ?
  11. Turbocharging your BMW
    Hi, I'm driving a 318ci with a 2.0l 4 cylinder, n42 b20 that has that valvetronic. Ive a few mods done to her, intake, exhaust, fully adjustable suspension, z3 rack, short shifter, welded auto diff and well now I wana plant a turbo on the side! My previous car I was so close to turboing it! I...
  12. Technical Guides for the E46
    Things you'll need to buy: Water Pump - BMW Part no. 11517511221 - Buy OEM here Thermostat - BMW Part no. 11537510959 - Buy OEM here O Rings - Buy here Gloves Coolant - Good deal here Copper Grease Multipurpose Grease Distilled or deionised water Tools: Socket set/spanners Screwdrivers Torx...
  13. BMW Guides and How To's
    Things you'll need to buy: Water Pump - BMW Part no. 11517511221 - Buy OEM here Thermostat - BMW Part no. 11537510959 - Buy OEM here O Rings - Buy here Gloves Coolant - Good deal here Copper Grease Multipurpose Grease Distilled or deionised water Tools: Socket set/spanners Screwdrivers Torx...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I did have another thread on the go regarding this issue among others but I figured a new thread would make the subject clearer. Had a coolant leak 5 months ago. Expansion tank cracked, tank and lower hose replaced. 2-3 months later, coolant leaking again, also no heat in cabin at all...
  15. BMW Engine Conversions
    We just finished swap engine for my friends e46 320 m54 he have 6pot petrol.. i would say not a lot of power. We get engine from 530 2004 m54 engine..and fit to e46 left original 320 gearbox just upgrade clutch stage 2.. second hand ecu from 330 and new airflow meter.... ..we left catalytic...
  16. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi peeps, I've got two warning lights intermittently coming up on the car, and the manual is pretty damn useless. Wondering if any of you knowledgeable people can help out? Thanks in advance! Alex
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hope this will help somebody with similar problem: Engine cranks but does not start engine (E46 2.0L petrol 318ci 2002) No voltage at the fuel pump, no RPM showing on tachometer when cranking. Solution to problem: Just spent 5 hours replacing the crank angle sensor (£32) which fixed the...
  18. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Im looking at getting my 2002 318i 2.0L remapped but im unsure who to use.... As im in Cumbria im looking for someone who is mobile and ive narrowed it down to EndTuning or eMaps... both are around the same price but can anyone help me out in which one to go for please as ive heard good reports...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ive had the problem with the revs cycling up to 1500 then dropping back before and then it went away.... Now its started climbing to 1200 revs and holding.... Anone any ideas???
  20. EndTuning Bimmerforums Shop
    Enda Can you let me know the cost of a remap for a 2002 318 2.0L E46 please... What sort of gains are expected, also is the driveablity be improved? Where about's are you in the uk as im up in cumbria traveling too far down south is a little impractical Thanks Jason..
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