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  1. 318i M Sports engine problems

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My dad has just handed down his 2008 318i M-Sport to me as he has ended shelling out over 5,000 for various problems. He was driving it down the motorway and it came up with low oil pressure warning so he pulled over on the hard shoulder, then the battery preceded to stop working...
  2. e46 exhaust

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi i have a e46 318i, what is the best exhaust stystem or cat back to give it the best sound?
  3. 318i e46 stock- x5 - brake upgrade

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hello i am new here and excited to upgrade my e46 318i and i'm stocked with questions here are a few. I am wanting to swap my stock brake set up to a stock set up from an x5 (front and back). Is there anything i need to look out for in this swap / is it a good idea? Will the ecu from my 318i...
  4. 2002 E46 318i - Occasional black smoke.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My 318i Touring (N42 engine) is generally running fine, also showing no fault codes. However occasionally it does belch out a big cloud of black smoke, then continuing as if nothing happened. It seems to occur mostly when moving off after having been stuck in traffic, idling for a while...
  5. 2000 m43 e46 318i Possible HG issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there, I am trying to diagnose a potential gasket issue. It's a 4cyl, but this kind of symptom probably doesn't relate to a type of engine. Pardon the long story, but trying to include as much detail as possible. Car was very recently purchased. Coolant temp gauge is pegged high even when...
  6. 2005 E46 318i (N42) rough idle after changing starter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I replaced the starter the other day and now the car starts fine, idle is ok for a few seconds and then it starts going up and down as if it's about to die. When it starts this mood swings, a yellow warning indicator in the middle flashes. The EML light is constantly on, but only the text one...
  7. 2008 318i (Auto, 145K) cranks up but won’t start

    Auto Electrical Forum
    So about a month ago, I drove to my 318i (2008 Auto) to the shop as usual. It’s never given me any issues or shown any signs of. I’ve only had it for 3months as 2nd hand though (145K). When I got back in the car after less than 10mins in the shop, the car wouldn’t start! Cranked up but no start...
  8. BMW 318I Cloth seats

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I hope i have posted this the correct area. I am looking a complete drivers seat, passengers seat or rear seat. To find the material to repair front drivers seat. 52 10 8 166 521 0389 SILBERGRAU. They headreast photo shows the weave of the material on the outside of the seat clearer.
  9. E90 318I Opinions Please!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi folks, I am just looking for some advice/opinions regarding the BMW 3 Series 2.0 318i M Sport 2dr (2011). Is this a car people would recommend purchasing? The research I have found is that perhaps it is not with VANOS issues along with with timing chain guides sometimes breaking leading to...
  10. 2003 E46 318i.

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    Hi all. I'm Zozo. 2003 E46 318i cranks no start. No fuel pump sound when switching on. No blinking red light at rear view mirror for alarm/immobiliser. Checked all fuses and electrical lines. Yet to check fuel pump relay and filter. What else could be the cause?
  11. 318i pre cat sensor no volts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hell guys, I am facing horrible issue I measured my o2 sensors (car has only 2pcs) with ELM 327 scanner and pre cat o2 sensor was showing 0 volts no movement at all. So I thought it is faulty I replaced it with new one but ELM still shows 0 volts, I do not know what to do I think I will ring...
  12. 2007 318i

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  13. 318i misterious engine power lost

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello friends, I am experiencing severe engine power loss on highway (also going uphill) with 2002 N42 318i engine. When I floor it on highway it goes only 85 mpH even you foor it for 5 minutes. Today I went on highway and after flooring it 5 min engine check light came out and car started to...
  14. 2002 E46 318i overheating

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. I'm new here so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section or if this has been answered before. Last week my expansion tank split, pouring coolant everywhere. I ordered a new one, fitted it today, filled with 50:50 coolant, bled the system correctly and checked the...
  15. 2003 e46 318i no compression on no 3

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi after some help after usual tensioner going on 318i there is no compression on no 3, not sure if it's valves or the timing motor already bought head gasket and 4 valves ages ago, got time to do it now, have the tools for it as well, just wondering if someone has had same problem. Thanks Adam
  16. 318i compression test results

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hey guys, my car has been consuming a liter of oil every 1000 kms. smoke comes out every now and then from the pipe but not consistent. i'm assuming it's from the valve seals so we did a compression test first. methodology: used a cheap engine compression tester kit. removed fuel pump fuse...
  17. 1995 E36 318i idles badly

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I was driving my 318i and pulled up at a junction when it cut out. It was difficult to restart and once it was running again it would almost cut out when I tried to set off. I managed to get it home. It is difficult to start and needs some throttle to get going. It idles badly like it isn't...
  18. E46 328i engine into 318i chassis ecu issues

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hey all I've just finished putting my m52tub28 into an e46 318i chassis, however I'm having issues with the ecu (car won't start). I've put the m52tub28 ecu and loom into the new chassis but some of the plugs don't connect, does anyone know what I can do? Thanks
  19. 318i cylinder head screw plug

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    so i'm about to start a little project to change the valve stem seals on the N42. i'm putting together a list to get all the other gaskets replaced along the way. saw this little plug (#7) 11128648649 https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AY79-PHL-10-2001-E46-BMW-318i&diagId=11_3177 and...
  20. 1998 E46 318i- Running on only 2 cylinders...RILY need help!!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The car, 1998 318i auto transmission 1895cc E46 M43 engine. The engine is not firing on cylinders 2 & 3. No spark from cylinder 2 & 3 whatsoever. I have replaced the following: *The coil pack (Comes as a complete coil pack). *Spark plugs. *Camshaft Sensor. *crank sensor *DME Module & EWS...
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