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  1. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Good morning, I have recently purchased a BMW316 SE 62 plate. I'm finding a lot of conflicting information about how to connect my music from my iPhone 5s to the idrive. The contacts works fine and i can make and receive calls. I'm reading that the Y cable is the only thing that works then folk...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me. Im not a very mechanical person so need some advice. Last night I was driving down the road when I turned into a road and did a 3 point turn, whilst performing the 3 point turn, I noticed something strange with the steering where for just a split second...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all I needed some help ive been looking on the net to try and get my airbag light to go off.ive had a friend to try and reset it after he hooked it up with his diagnostics.firstly the light did go off then came straight back on.there were a few faults buts hes not a mechanic hes a mobile...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well, this is embarrassing. In order to fund the purchase of my 318ci Coupe, i sold my mate my 316se saloon. All was fine until yesterday when his e46 broke down. He was on the motorway doing 70ish.... when the revs went high and he lost power. Then smoke appeared inside the car and out of the...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys I'm pretty new to this whole forum thing. I have a BMW 316se N42 engine and I'm starting to pull my hair out! When ever I turn it over it fires, starts, but idles really lumpy , almost like its running on 3 cylinders. As soon as I give it some throttle it sorts it self out and runs...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anyone have any idea of how to remove and replace the little quarter window on the rear? 2001 E46 Saloon Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys new to the forum and 1st post :) so brought a 2000 plate 316 se the other day. Buttttttt lol 3 of the windows dont go down only front passager does. Steering wheel multifunctions do not work Only the horn does. The battery went flat yesterday so charged it up and now the brake lights...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi i'm very new to bmw ownership & i've got this fault which is doing my head in on my 316se (e46) saloon after 30miles of driving my MIL light comes on with code 124 pre cat sensor fault! i've replaced the sensor same happens again, changed the MAF sensor the ,Air Filter, Spark Plugs, the Oil...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Just wondering is there anyway to check the engine oil level without using the dipstick? That is, the oil level is displayed on the dash board. I think most French cars have this useful feature. My understanding is that the yellow engine oil light only indicates low oil level. Is there a...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I noticed on my INPA that the temperature of the coolant was 103 degrees and when it comes out the radiator it is 42 degrees. That can not be true as the best radiator only knocks of a few degrees? If this is wrong would that cause my car to start difficult or not at all when it is warm?
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I just got my INPA working. it threw up a code for my camshaft sensor inlet . 2781 What is the very long error code? it says 01 27 81 04 05 00 00 0f 22 61 0E 22 4C 50 75 61 13 24 4E 45 74 61 C1 23 Also when I chose my engine it says "Versions do not match Malfunction possible" And at mu...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The starting problem started all over again. I have so far replaced : crank and cam sensors - spark plugs - inlet manifold - ccv valve and hoses - fuel pump and fuel filter. here is a video with the noise it makes, it sounds like it wants to start but it doesn't. Sometimes it starts at once...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Fingers crossed. Well after replacing the crank and cam sensors, ccv valve manifold and all filters I started to be desperate. What happened was that when I swapped my inlet manifold I saw that one of the injectors was not on properly. What I noticed when I did put it back properly was a...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I try to put in the new fuel pump but it doesn't seem to go down enough to fit the ring that screws on to grip. Any tip or tricks?
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Do you have to bleed the injection rails after one of the injectors has been removed? Or can I just start till it goes?
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    There are a few of my engine ights come on. It is the handbrake, ABS and one of the others, cant remember which one. I have had the car in for an MOT and service and there doesnt seem to be anything wrong. Anybody know what the best thing to do is or any tips?
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, So far done: Crank shaft sensor Cam shaft sensors Replaced CCV valve plus pipes (all of them) and inlet manifold (old one was full of muck) Spark plugs and filters. All went well for a while but still sometimes it just won't start. My wife had trouble starting it and waited 5...
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    I've just changed my 316se X reg engine to a 318ti P reg engine, i've changed all the electrics in the engine bay that are attached to the engine (ecu, coil ect), after getting it all back together it turns over fine but there is no spark, does anybody know what might be causing this, do i have...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I am starting to be desperate here, I have so far changed: Cam sensor, Oil separator, oil filter, spark plugs, air filter and even changed the inlet manifold. This all seemed to work for a while until this morning that is. The car took ages to start and when it did it stalled when I...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After a huge search to what caused my car to cut out all the time. I have found it thanks to all the great people on this forum. You all have pointed out that it sounded like an air leak and you were right. It turned out to be a cracked return pipe from the oil separator. I tried spraying...
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