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  1. 3003 bmw 318ci coil-overs

    General BMW Discussions
    I just got a BMW 318ci and I am trying to figure out what coil overs I want to get. I have been looking at Ksport's and Eibach's. I was just wondering if anyone had opinions on which ones I should get or if there are better options out there for around $800. I am also looking into getting new...
  2. 2004 E46 318ci (N46), Manual - Crank but no start even after new fuel pump and filter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  3. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...
  4. Brake fluid leak 2004 318ci

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    2004 318ci 2ltr So ill keep this simple hopefully.. I have brake fluid leaking from half way down underneath my car.. Has anyone ever changed the brake lines before. Is it a big annoying job or is there an easier option..thanks for your help guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 2002 E46 318CI Coupe Automatic will not start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I’m new to this forum so not sure what info u need. Anyway here goes. 2nd January intermittent starting problems. Engine turns over but does not start. Took it to a garage, they changed crankshaft sensor (after market part). Car ran for 4 months no problems. Recently however it cut out on me...
  6. HELP BMW 318ci AUTO Richmond Area Major oil leak etc

    General BMW Discussions
    HI, I bought this BMW 318ci Auto e46 car 2006 99,000.00 on the clock I have been to 4 individual garages as i have been blowing out blue smoke from the exhaust, I know before you say it the pistons most likely. Im using 5ltrs of oil a week its not dripping on to the ground at all. also where...
  7. 2004 E46 318ci (N46) - Differential Oil change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I changed the differential oil today and thought to share my experience. First of all, I discovered that my car does not have a drain hole, only a fill hole. Luckily I have a fluid extractor pump so I used that to remove the old oil - about a litre. I then topped up with a Laser...
  8. E46 318ci n46 2004 MV946 DME

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi to any who reads this your going to laugh ok so i had a 318ci vert ? leaking oil like hell white stuff in oil cap so pulled the head of redone valve seals seated valves new compolite top end gaskit kit in the mist of this my bro good lad put the battery on back wards and blow the central...
  9. 2004 E46 318ci (N46) - Torque setting for deflection pulley

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I will be replacing the mechanical tensioner pulley, deflection pulley (aka idler pulley?) and the v-belt in my car. My question is about torque values. I have found that the tensioner pulley is 40Nm, but I cannot find the correct torque for the deflection pulley. I have looked...
  10. E46 318ci to 330i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello people, first post and first time owner of a BMW. Nice cars, I get why you like them. Now to the point of the post. These cars are cheap as anything now and have a good base for a track car 318ci but she has very to little poke in her. How hard is it to transfer the 3.0 lump into this 318...
  11. Horrible noise on cold start (2006 318Ci N46)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. This is a clip of my 2006 318Ci (N46) starting up cold: It doesn’t make the noise on a warm startup. It also has a tendency to idle fairly rough when cold, but I’m not sure it’s related. No warning lights or anything and the last time I had it read my mechanic didn't mention any codes...
  12. 2003 318ci. Intermittent splutter/misfire!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I've had my 2003 318ci for 7 years but has recently developed a strange splutter, any help with this would be much appreciated! When I start the car from cold, it drives perfectly for a minute or so, then it will jerk and splutter/misfire violently for a couple of minutes and stops...
  13. Crankshaft position sensor 318ci 2006

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi, I've just bought a 2006 318ci. But since buying I have found 2 issues.... 1, after around 5 miles of driving, the dashboard lights up and it goes into safe mode. It's happened a few times and in general,... I pull over, switch off the engine and then it doesn't allow me to start it again...
  14. 2005 E46 318ci oil sump gasket replacement

    Hi am new to forums, I am trying to find a Manual that covers my E46 with N46B20 engine as I want to replace the gasket on the oil sump which looks to be leaking. any one recommend the correct book. cheers, JohnD1
  15. 2003 E46 318ci - Cost of parts and repair - query

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I'm south-east London based and I've recently bought a BMW 318ci and after taking it to the mechanics for a vehicle check, they told me that it has the following problems: - Oil leak from rocker cover - Variable timing sensor and breather need replacing - nearside front right tyre...
  16. 318ci 2005 N46 vanos rattle rings

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Firstly, hello All, I've been looking to rebuild my vanos as it's developed that horrible rattle, my problem is I can't find anywhere that sells the replacement rings. I've looked through the forum but can't see any posts that can help due to the age of the posts, but if I've missed something...
  17. 2001 318Ci INPA error 171

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, last may I bought a 318Ci with M43 engine with a broken thermostat. Right after I fixed the thermostat the car threw a CEL so I plugged INPA in and the error was 171 (The error was in the car before I bought it but because the thermostat was broken the car never finished cold-hot...
  18. 2005 E46 318ci Auto- Stalling when slowing down

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, Already posted this on another section, but probably in the wrong section as I am new to this. Hope you are all well, more than half way through the week!. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this issue I have been having. My 318ci Auto has been stalling...
  19. Bmw 318ci oil advice/what to do

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello all hope you are doing well,earlier on in the year my car was leaking oil,turns out vanos seals needed to be replaced got it done and sorted. Was told at the time to get 0w30 or 5w30 castrol oil. Oil used in the car was Castrol Magnetic Stop Start 5w30 fully synthetic(a5) oil. Only after...
  20. 2006 e46 318ci cabrio- roof issues ?? Help please..

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Guys.. advice please from you BMW boffins.. i tried to put the hood back up on Saturday and it got to roughly 1 inch before fully closing and stopped ?? doesn't matter what i pressed it wouldn't budge, got the Allen key out and closed it manually so at least it was safe over night and still wont...