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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After reading countless threads about this oil consuption issue, and not really finding anything i feel that fits my scenario, i will ask. Every thread i have seen there has been external visible oil leaks, but not on mine. Car: 2002 BMW E46 316i, 1.8 L N42B18 engine, 180.000 km driven. My car...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello everybody, this forum has helped me allot but I can't find anything about the following.. I bought a 316i from 1996 last month, and on some websites with specs it says that the model is called 316i E2. What does the E2 mean? Thanks in advanced
  3. BMW Cars for Sale
    Hi everyone, I will keep this brief, the car was purchased earlier this year for my elderly father to use for popping to the shops etc, we jokingly said it would be the last car he ever buys, sadly this has actually proven to be true as a few weeks ago he was taken into residential care as his...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello Bimmerforums community, I hope you can help me out. I have had an annoying drivetrain error for the last couple of months which I was trying to solve and exhausted all the channels (including BMW dealership). The issue: Whenever accelerating from 30-40mph to 70-80mph, the drivetrain...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys I'm having some major issues with the barrel lock/central locking on my E36. The barrel lock on the driver side is completely jammed, and the passenger side one will only turn to lock the car; which obviously I don't want to do as I won't be able to open it again. My mechanic has...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all! First and foremost, I'm new to the forum but glad to have found you! I have just bought a 1996 e36 316i Compact as my first car and I'm excited to say the least. Everything seemed to run well on first inspection and the test drive went smoothly, I had a friend who has owned a couple...
  7. Introductions
    Having randomly found an old e36 316i 1997 saloon for sale. I decided to go ahead and buy it. Looks and sounds sweet, standard with 2 owners from new. Full bmw service history untill 6 years ago. Anyways long story short, what would u guys suggest if i wanted to fit a turbo to this engine...
  8. Technical Guides for the E46
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  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Compact 1999 E36 1.9 316i desperately need drivers exterior door handle....... Hi people Does anybody have or know anywhere that's selling the above mentioned part? Cheers :hihi
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I have an oil issue on a gasoline engine 4 cylinder(n46b18) in my facelift e46 (2002). The oil is escaping around the oil fill cap. Thing is, from where the oil is seen left to the oil cap, the oil slowly drips somehow on my exhaust from the cylinder closest to the cabin(underneath the cabin...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    As far as I can tell, the leak is coming from the 2 hoses: the fluid is leaking just above where it's clamped i.e. from where the hoses go into the PAS resevoir housing. The fluid then just drips down the pipe - it's not gushing out but over a few days it covers the hose. I don't see any cracks...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello im new please be gentle. im looking at getting an e36 316i either a coupe or a compact, i prefer the look of the compact but i heard they dont have as good rear suspension, can anyone tell me exactly whats different and any other notable differences between the compact and the coupe?
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I need advice about this: When I put into first gear it sounds like differential knocks and feels like car moves a little bit forward (just feeling, not actual moving...) , but this only feels when car isn't moving, most of the time this happens. When driving there's no problems with...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I had to remove the sump because it was leaking and the new MOT rules are that they only allow a certain amount of oil leak. I did replace the seal/gasket on the oil filter housing which was also leaking. No parts diagram showed there were an additional 3, Torx bolts (~60mm long) that were...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The dipstick tube coming from the sump splits into two: one side is the long tube where you insert the dipstick and the other side is very short and has a hose connected to it that goes to the oil separator (see pic). There is a small O-ring that goes onto the short end before it goes into the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    It seems to be a support bar, just behind the sump, running across the car, with two huge bolts holding it in place, one on each side. I can't find it any diagram unless I'm looking in the wrong place. I need to know the part number of the 2 bolts that hold it in place. Thanks
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just want to double-check that when I replace the oil filter, the only rubber seal I use is the large one that goes on the screw in cap? With the filter I also got a couple of small rubber seals and I tend not to use those. Am I supposed to use them? This diagram seems to show them...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm trying to remove the breather hose, as shown in the pic, from the dipstick so I can pull the dipstick out (I'm replacing the sump). No matter what I try, I can't remove it. As the picture shows, there's a plastic bit which has some tabs around it. No amount of putting a screwdriver there to...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Are there any alternatives to the Hella oil pan sensor? The number on the sensor is: 6PR008 324-00 (I've also seen a 6PR 008 324-101 type - not sure if that's compatible to the original). I read that if you step away from the Hella one, it might not work properly? Thanks
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've got to replace the sump as it's leaking. Should the sump bolts be replaced at the same time or does that all depend on their condition after they've been removed? How about sub-frame bolts? I don't know if I'm being too cautious because it's a 2002 car and these bolts have been not removed...
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