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  1. 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...
  2. e46 316ti es rear wiper noise when engine starts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I am having issues with my rear wipers. When I activate them, they do not rotate, instead it makes a loud grinding noise for about 8-10 secs but no movement. This noise in the rear wipers also occurs every time I turn the engine on. Any ideas what could be causing this? Sounds like an...
  3. E46 316ti wheels on a E81 116i?

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi everyone! I have been using this site for a bit for trouble shooting and repairs on my 316ti compact from 2002 (CCV Valve, alternator, steering bushings, and now the MAF), and have been super happy with all the threads and knowledge available! But I have decided that I've needed a repair too...
  4. BMW 316TI Compact Coilovers issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. So I have a 2005 e46 compact. So I just installed coilovers on the back of the car and the whole left (passenger side) has dropped as soon as you put some wight on it. So I thought I’d screw the cup higher and it’s all the way up and still dropped. The drivers side is on the lowest...
  5. 2005 316ti COMPACT headlight strange occurrence

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I got in my car after work today and found that the headlights would not switch on. Sidelights OK but no headlights or main beam. I though perhaps I would be OK to drive home if I stuck to main roads which are pretty well lit. Anyway, after setting off I realised that I had left the...
  6. 316ti e46 to 323 e46 problems

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Recently done a engine change from my 316ti compact to a 323i e46,ive got the engine in and did a ews deleted ecu.the cars cranking but its not starting.there is one plug that doesnt connect to any of the plugs Any advise would help alot,thank you.
  7. Our BMW 316ti

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all! My missus and I just yesterday bought a 2002 BMW 316ti and we're really pleased with it. Like most (if not all) cars of its age, it has a few issues here-and-there, but it's solid otherwise. Anyway, we're looking to get this car back to pristine condition (or as close to it as is...
  8. Hello! 2002 E16 TI

    Hello - BMW 316ti Hi all! We're Mike and Tash, and today, we bought the first BMW either of us have ever owned. At the moment, it's your standard BMW 316 TI (2002, 1.8l), but we're hoping to add a little spice to it to take it from "stock-stylish" to "eye-catching". By posting this, we're...
  9. 2001 E46 316ti - ISTA+ disrupted communication when tryng to set Idle RPM

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello there, Mayday. Is there anyone with good knowledge when it comes to BMW ISTA+ (April 2017 version)? The ISTA+ Connects well to the ECUs and fetches correct data, reading errors, deleting errors, setting the VVT limits, testing wear of intermediate levers, deleting adaptations ....etc...
  10. BMW Compact 316ti 2002 rear brake pipes corroded

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Need some help. My wife's BMW Compact 316ti 2002 failed its MOT with corroded rear braked pipes offside and near. Garage said it was a big job to replace rear pipes as it was labour intensive and that the fuel tank may need to be dropped for the job. The amount quoted was comparable to the...
  11. 316ti (n42) to 325ti (M45) engine swap no start electrical issues please help lol

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Firstly sorry for being so crude and using copy and paste but ive typed this out so many times on facebook and other car forums and got nowhere so ive had to resort to copy and paste lol n42 to m54 engine swap issues please help Hi, i spent the weekend removing my 316ti N42 lump from my compact...
  12. Bmw 316ti non start / flooding / code P0370 where do I go from here

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi every one I have a Bmw 316 ti that won’t start ! Had this problem for a couple of days just before it would sometimes start on cold but soon as it was switched off it wouldn’t start again just continuously cranking no fault codes but would start with a bump done few checks the pump voltage...
  13. Bmw 316ti won’t start please help! N46b18a

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone I have a bmw 316ti n46b18a it struggles to start it continuous cranks after about 60 seconds it will coof then crank continuously again it will eventually start and it will sometimes start first turn of the key on cold and it bump starts straight away however it’s broken down 3 times...
  14. 2003 compact 316ti to 318ti

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi this is my first post hope im in the right section lol. Ive just bought a mint 2003 316ti compact for little money. Im happy with the car in everyway but one. Not enough pace. Now im not greedy not looking a rocket thats what my motorcyles are for lol. I would like a bit more though. My...
  15. 2003 316ti SE E46 Alarm & Dash lights Problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys, tearing my hair out with this today... Car woke me up this morning on the drive, alarm was going off so I went out to silence it, and the key fob unlock button wouldn't shut it up (has done in the past) so I unlocked it manually with the key in the driver's door and started the...
  16. Front & Rear Bumpers on 318i, 320i on a E46 Compact (316ti)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title states, I'm planning to jazz up the look of my 316ti so I was just wondering if front bumpers that fit on those models fit onto the compact model? If not, what body kits will. Thanks.
  17. N42 b18a Juddering idle - How to fix using DIS or ISTA+ ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello there, I am one of those victims of the N42 engine. Probably one of the worst shitpieces ever made by BMW. I cannot afford a new engine or new car now so bear with me please. Every mechanic who has no knowledge about Valvetronic swears the symptoms manifested by the N42 are Coils/Spark...
  18. 316ti Engine N42 Failing Vacuum Pump-any advice welcomed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dear All, Hope people are ok!. As title suggests think I have a failing vacuum pump, I am experiencing some oil leakage in the general area of this part and its dripping down on the undertray. I have been experiencing an on going issue, that has been looked at several times and not resolved. I...
  19. bmw 316ti

    Technical Guides for the E46
    location of the vvt control unit 2004 compact
  20. bmw 316ti

    Auto Electrical Forum
    can anyone help with the location of the vvt control unit on 2004 bmw 316ti