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  1. E36 316 -98, bad handling and no heat.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys! Bought me an E36 316i last fall, with the M43-engine. Bought it in September-October, and have rolled since then, worked well. Now in November (before it got cold) I checked the anti-freeze, sustained only -5, so I dropped the lower radiator hose and filled with 50/50 and bled the...
  2. Loss of power / Engine Cutting out (316 TI 2002)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Wondering if anyone could help me out here. Recently bought a 2002 316TI Compact, 115,000 on the clock (when bought, now at 117,000). The car has run faultless since I got it until yesterday. I've done 2,000 miles in it since buying it. Anyway, whilst driving along the motorway yesterday I...
  3. e46 316 bmw MUTILATION

    BMW Tuning Forum I saw lots of tuning parts that were heavily priced and was wondering if its quality stuff? also wanted to supercharge my beema but then I heard some nonsense about the high pressure engines not being as efficient with turbos and superchargers? I'm also thinking of upgrading the...
  4. 316 won't start after clutch change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone I'm new to this forum Recently purchased a 2002 e46 316 manual with a 1800 petrol engine for the wife knowing it needed a clutch so yesterday changed pressure plate friction plate and release bearing, boxed everything back up and now it turns over but won't start I had a mate plug...
  5. 2004 316 E46 - steering & general vibration

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there, I'm apologising in advance for the lenght of the post, but at the moment I feel like getting rid of the car all together. I took my 316 to kwikfit to have the steering wheel properly centered. They advised me that I needed front rear bushes replaced. Their price was too dear at the...
  6. All N42 and N46 4-cyl engine owners (316, 318, 320) - read this - CCV problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    This applies to most 1-, 3- (E46 and early E90), X3 and Z series with 4-cylinder N42 and N46 engines. My dealer told me it's a common issue. N42 and N46 engines use a little piece of rubber in the CCV loop, which is prone to severe deterioration. It's the rubber tube wrapped in foam that goes...
  7. e36 316 to 328 help

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, all the conversion is done got the car running fine only problem is rev counter. On gental acceleration the revs go off the clock when im sure im only doing about 2-3k. Do you need to change the clocks when doing this conversion? Any help welcome Thanks
  8. BMW E46 316 1.9i SE misfire on cylinder 2.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all have a misfire have read the codes with the bm software and its saying 146 misfire by cylinder 2 have changed the plugs at 8000 mile's back with bosch one's.I have not replaced any of the ht leads since i have had the car only the one today to so if it was the fault. I changed the ht...
  9. 1995 316 Compact crunching from engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I had a crunching noise coming from the engine for a week or so. I couldnt pinpoint where it was coming from initially but i checked today again and i see where it is coming from. I am not in any way mechanical minded so dont know what the new part is i need to replace. I have took photos of...
  10. 3 Series Compact 316 smoke from oil tank

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I went to see a used 2002 3 series Compact today and after taking it for a 20 minute test drive I inspected the oil. Upon pulling out the dip stick smoke started to come out, not black fumes but more like white/grey smoke and it wasn't a huge amount either, it could well have been...
  11. 316 map

    Map Databank, Remap software and Hardware
    hi got an old e36 316 1.6 1997 , has anyone got a bin file to put the rev limit up or take it out as it does my nut , its only a run about car thought i might try for a laugh to program a chip. or does anyone have original ecu file and know what xdf file to use for this car in tunerpro, any...
  12. Overheating 2001 316

    Hi everyone new member Just lost my job along with a company car so I have bought my first BMW. I picked this up as a run about at auction for £400. Really impressed with the way it drives but the temp is in the red. The electric fan kicks in when the a/c is turned on but still blows out warm...
  13. 316 ti se E46 Stalling

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just changed the o rings on the vanos solenoids on my 316ti compact after noticing they were leaking.Re connected everything and started the engine,no sign of any leaks so rev'd the engine to 3000rpm, took my foot off the accelerator engine revs dropped then engine rattled and cut out.Tried this...
  14. 2002 N42 316ti Idle Problem (Self Revving)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys im having a slight problem with my 316ti and wish for some input before i go spending lots of money on parts. This week my car suffered a few problems which have i have since sorted. However the only problem i have left left is once the car is warm, when idling the car self revs. When...
  15. 1988 316 radiator

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi can anyone advise as to where I can get a radiator for e30 316 1800cc 1988 have looked everywhere!!! Found part number of bw2111 but no joy.thanks
  16. Bmw 316 ice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, new to this forum! I have hired a car for Athens airport through Enterprise rent a car. I am expecting a BMW 316 and want to know how i can play music in the car. My Golf has an SD card slot, does the bimmer have the same/similar? What different ICE system are available on the BMWs? Is...
  17. Clutch kit for a BMW 2001 316 1.9

    Time for a replacement clutch, can somone reccomend me a kit for a 316 1.9 2001 with a link please ;)
  18. E36 316 Coupe suspension swap to E36 316 Compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey all, I've been searching around and apparently I can't straight swap my coilovers I bought for my Coupe to my Compact. The front's will fit (apparently) but I hear the rear has an E30 set up? What exactly would the difference be? Can I still use my shocker and get different springs or vice...
  19. 1986 E30 316 - New owner with no experience and a few questions

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I recently bought a 1986 316 e30 which had been dry stored for 4 years, it had somehow passed MOT. The car was running very sluggish when I drove it home which was a 10mile journey, I was told the auto choke needs fixing something about the choke solenoid (I am not a mechanic or have a lot...
  20. Crashed my 316TI - what to do!?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys, Sadly my first post is a bit shite. Had an accident the other day when the car in front stopped on the dual carriageway and has damaged my car :( Hardly any damage to the bumper, but the bonnet + slam panel are fucked. Do you guys reckon it's a writeoff? Should i claim on my...