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  1. 318ti doesn't move forwards on cold start when in drive

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    On cold starts, my 318ti does not want to go forwards when you put it in drive - if you accelerate a bit it just revs in neutral (that's what it sounds like anyway). However if I put it into tiptronic manual mode and force 1st or 2nd gear the car does move forward and drives normally. Once the...
  2. 2003 E46 318ti (N42) - Vacuum pump broken

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everybody, i need some advice about replacing the vacuum pump, I noticed a leak coming from the back of the engine, i have read about the o-ring failing in the vacuum pump so i bought new ones. This morning, i've remove the vacuum pump but the vacuum pump has got a little surprise for...
  3. 2004 318Ti Compact power problem, please help!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, I'm at my wits end with my compact! About 8 months ago my EML light came on and the car started running really rough (intermittently) on start-up and idle but cleared once driving. I took it to a garage and was told there was a misfire on cylinder 4 (plugs and coils were changed...
  4. E46 2004 318ti coolant leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everybody looking for abit of advice,have a minor coolant leak from the plastic cover on the rear of the cylinder head under the vacuum pump,assume the profile gasket has gone hard or the cover has cracked or both.Is it best to remove the vac pump for access ? has anybody tackled...
  5. e46 318ti N42 engine rough idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So this is starting to really bug me now lol When i start it up it shakes and splutters and then will sort its self out I have changed both cam sensors and timing solenoids and no real improvement Anyone got any ideas??
  6. bmw e46 318ti fault codes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all New to this forum but looking for peoples help that may know more than me on this So i my e46 has started to run lumpy on idle since replacing the two cam sensors as it flagged up on the diagnostic, its actually running worse than before. These are the four codes its now flagging...
  7. 318ti M-sport 2004 transmission problems

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, My car shakes on every gear change, up shif and down. When in Park its normal until i engage to D then it shakes once, same on R. When I drive it shakes on every gear change then drives normal. When slowing down it shakes on every down shift. I usually put in N to lessen the shake when...
  8. E46 318ti compact 328 or 330 conversion

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi im new to the forum. Currently i own a 320d daily workhorse but have recently got a 2001 e46 318ti compact. Ive never been a compact fan always thought they were hairdressers car or girls bm but after driving the wee car i liked it and impulse bought it but i want to upgrade it. I can do all...
  9. E36, 318ti electical...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a '99 Compact and it has been brilliant, use it for competition etc. However, and this has started recently, the odometer back light is staying on all the time, all other dashboard lights work fine. Also it still dims when h/lights are switched on etc. The only way for me to switch...
  10. 1995 e36 318ti compact non start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    parked car over nite in the morning car would not turn over, no sound from the fuel. recovered car to work checked feeds to starter, no feed. no feed to fuel pump. any ideas
  11. 318Ti 2003 N42 starting issues - please help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Morning all, I will try and keep this brief, however I am at my wits end with my compact. It's a 2003 318 with the N42 engine, 91000 miles. Of a morning it just will not start. The car turns over, sounds like it wants to fire, but does not. You can try all you like. Then if you walk away for 20...
  12. Automatic Stalling? 318ti E46 Compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Randomly when I’m sat in traffic with foot on the brake and in drive, loses revs, judders and then stalls. Also have a whine noise random when starting the car. I believe this is the starter motor? Could that also cause the stalling sitting in traffic?
  13. Bmw compact cup wiring help (E36 318TI)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey, I’m pretty new to doing up cars altogether however most of the project is done except for wiring, and final finishes so the car doesn’t look like a mess. Wondering how I’d go about striping the cables, and what ones I should strip. I found a bmw manual of all the cables but so far not...
  14. upgraded my 318ti to 530i

    Finally got a 4 door car that i can also enjoy car history since i passed 1. bmw compact 316i e36 auto ( written off and got a cd10 plus 5 points) 2. bmw compact 318i e36 man ( did me well and was solid, drove back from Amsterdam on a broken water pump ) 3. bmw compact 318ti e46 auto ( this...
  15. BMW 318ti E46 compact for sale

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Year: 2002 Mileage: 69,508 MOT: 22nd July 2016 Colour: Titanium Silver Features: *Black Leather (with sport front seats) *Bi-Xenon headlights with front washers, *Electric folding wing mirrors *Smoked look side repeaters *Rear parking sensors *Carbon look front grill, Carbon interior trim with...
  16. help choosing correct coilovers for a 318ti compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    stuck amidst the eBay coilover minefield. I've just bought an e36 318ti compact, to use as a daily and for some amateur drifting at some point, but nothing too serious. What are the best sub £300 coil overs for a compact? Bearing in mind they have an e30 rear end... Shock Suspension Strut for...
  17. Bmw 318ti 51 plate. Multi coloured angel eyes??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys new on here. Have been thinking about getting angel eyes for my 318ti compact. I have seen videos on Youtube of Angel eyes that change colour and have different settings all by remote control. I do not know if it is possible to fit these to my car or are they limited to certain models of...
  18. 318ti 2002

    Camshaft problems 318ti 2002 Camshaft problems. Hi I'm completely new to this. I have a 318ti compact. It started to judder and lose power when accelerating. I had a coil changed and that initially worked. Now it started again and the garage thinks a cam shaft is worn and needs replacing for...
  19. newbie 318ti auto

    Hi all my name is dave i brought my 1st bmw on monday from a ebay auction it is a 318ti auto
  20. 318ti to 325 1999

    Morning All Picked up this compact yesterday drove it 100 miles back and all went well !! its got a few little mods already Coil overs welded diff is very under powered tho so went about finding a donor car. Managed to get my hands on a 325 saloon auto which brings me to my first question...