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  1. Completed e46 318 to 325 engine swap. Need AC to work.

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello, I’ve successfully removed a destroyed N42 engine from my e46. Ive installed an M54 325 engine and box. After a little work with the gearbox linkage, front anti roll bar, exhaust etc, it’s running perfectly and has been for a while. The only thing left for me to do is to get the air con...
  2. E46 318 coolant leak dripping on guibo

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, Well after selling my E46 (330D) for an X5 (to tow) I realised how much I missed the former, so I've got my hands on another one, this time an 1999 E46 318. Over the weekend I've had a couple of coolant issues, which I'm struggling to cure. The first was the adapter that sits at the...
  3. Bmw e91 318 n43 help

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I’m having troubles with my 318 n43 2009. It has a ruff idle and sometimes a misfire. When the car is cold it starts and idles fine after a short drive or long drive the idle is erratic. After restarting when warm it idles shit and sometimes I drive off and it misfires. If I turn it off then...
  4. 2007 E91 318 Error

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All Have the following persistent error, cant seem to find much out about it, looks to me like an injector has been changed and some followup testing has not been completed, any ideas? 4909 4909 Mengendriftkompensation zurücksetzen Error counter: 1 Logistic counter: 40 Mileage...
  5. BMW 318,seat belt locked up

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hello guys. I have an F30 with the safety belt locked. I did not have an accident. The car has not suffered any shock. It just stuck after the last use. I can not run it. I tried to change his position, to pull it slightly, but he does not want to get out of his support. Is there a solution to...
  6. 318 N42 knock sensor voltages

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    What are healthy voltages for knock sensors? I'm getting between 3-5 volts across all 4 cylinders showing on DIS, and I'm thinking this may be a little high? Richard
  7. 318 coolant system

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, just putting a question out there as I need some help. I have a 55 plate 318ci coupe. Since I have had the car I have just problems with the cooling system. It’s had a new expansion tank and coolant temp sensor. However whilst driving the coolant light decides to flash on and off when it...
  8. E46 318 N42 engine smoke

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    E46 318 n42 2001 sedan So now my problem is that it smokes at takeoff after idle or stood idling at a trafic light so i disconected the vacuum line from the CCV on top of the intake manifold and plugged the intake manifold i saw some oil in the hose,so F-up CCV valve i started the car and out...
  9. Aquirement Day

    Aquirement Day

    The day i got the car, this is completely stock apart from the wheels. Lots of minor restoration jobs to be done before the tuning starts.
  10. 1993 E36 318 Noisy steering

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Just got my car back from paint and the steering is making a slight noise and vibration when i turn. Didnt do it 3 weeks ago when i took it to paint. The noise will only happen if the car is on but i dont have to be moving for it to sound. It Sounds like there is air in the power steering...
  11. 1996 E36 318 TI - Doesn't seem to warm up

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just a quick one, I've had a quick search but not found anything. My compact never seems to get up to temp, my old saloon sat on halfway on the gauge, and engine would be rather hot to the touch. But on my Compact I rarely see it above the blue. The needle does move, jumps to the start...
  12. 1995 E36 316 to 318 conversion info needed

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 1995 316i compact with a knackered engine, it is an M43. I have been offered a 1995 1.8 M43 for a good price here, and was just wondering what else I will need for the swap? The engine is complete with wiring loom and ECU, does anyone know if this will be a...
  13. 2005 E90 318 SE Passenger Door Lock

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi guys, i just brought a 3 series 318i es first bmw. Proud:hihi anyway the passanger door lock does not work with the the remote control? i can open the door by opening the handle from inside, the rest of the locks are fine. what do you guys think im worried, got a rough quote from a garge...
  14. 1995 E36 318 cabby-need a alarm but not to much

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Well like it says i am looking at putting an alarm in the car one that unlock the doors as well but as money is tight ,what should i go for for around £80 if anything is available thanks
  15. 1999 E46 318 1.9 Loss of Power???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I was wondering if anybody could help me? I have a 1999 E46 318 1.9 Petrol Manual that is losing power when driving at revs of 3,500. Up to this point it is slightly sluggish, but the problem is really noticable at 3,500. The engine power seems to just disappear and once that has happened, it...
  16. 1992 E36 318 remote central locking kit

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello Everyone I have searched this forum already but still having difficulty wiring a locking kit I have so hopefully someone can help. I have a 1992 318 and want to fit a remote central locking kit I have bought from ebay. I have removed the glovebox and found a black electrical connector...
  17. 2003 E46 318 CI SE convertible-haynes manual

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title reads....can anyone confirm wether or not there is a haynes manual in existence for this model? I want to carry out a few small service jobs on my car but i cant find a haynes manual for this particular model. There seems to be a manual for the non convertible but nothing for my...
  18. 2000 e46 318 Brakes - Southeast london

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi Guys Im new to south east london and was wondering if any1 can recommend a reliable garage to change brake pads/discs? My brakes on my 318 coupe have felt weak lately and my brake light came on today so hoping its just the pads and not the discs.
  19. 2006 E90 318 M Sport Stereo display problem

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    While driving, the factory fitted business HU lost 1/4 of the display entirely and the rest appears as orange back lit. The stereo itself continues to work as normal but with no display, any ideas?
  20. 1999 E36 318 m43 turbo

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I have a E36 318 and wish it had a little more power. I have seen videos of this engine turbo but they all seem to be left hand drive is it possible to turbo a rhd car as the lower steering rod runs next to the exhaust manifold? I have searched the net for info on this and when ever any one...
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