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  1. 320Ci oil leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Had an oil leak for some time coming from the front of the engine, I replaced the valve cover gasket yesterday as I know this thing leaks a lot. I’ve taken some pictures of where the oil is in the engine bay and on the drip tray (hard to see but it’s reflecting in the light in the picture) so...
  2. BMW E46 320ci Individual Convertible

    BMW Cars for Sale
    BMW E46 320ci Convertible Individual Very sad to be selling my BMW Convert but the time has come. I have been using this everyday and it has never let me down. It is very special being a BMW Individual with a rare paint colour and bespoke interior. The vendor when new selected some of the very...
  3. Bmw e46 320ci misfire issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I’ve been working on my bmw for a while now and I can’t seem to figure out the problem with it When I start the car up I have to turn it over 3 times and then it will start it will run fine and rev fine for 2 to 3 minutes and then it will start to missfire and when you rev it it won’t go...
  4. 55 Plate E46 320ci ‘M-Sport’

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, new on here, recently bought the above car and just wondered how I can go about getting a bit more power from the car without spending £1000’s. Ive upgraded the filter, am looking at custom exhaust system, have been told that i can only expect about 7bhp gain from a remap, i realise...
  5. E46 320ci oil issues

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I've had an e46 320Ci for a few months now. I've changed the valve cover gasket with the top cylinder seals, the oil filter housing gasket and the ccv system, the cars done a 105k mileage now and uses 5w40 oil. It's using up almost a liter of oil in 3/400 miles. I've had it checked...
  6. Hello - new user - BMW 320ci Clubsport Owner

    Hello all! I'm new here and have never posted in forums before. I own an E46 (03) BMW 320ci Clubsport (face-lift), manual, right-hand drive and have done for around 9-years. I have been told that my car is very rare and I'm interested in tracing the history of my car and working out if it...
  7. Tyre width change on my 2002 E46 320ci Convertible

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I am thinking of changing from the original 205/55 R16 tyres to 225/50 R16 tyres for my E46. Does anyone think there would be a problem with this change as far as handling or safety is concerned??
  8. 2005 E46 320ci Steering Play

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I've bought a 2005 e46 320ci today. As I've been driving my new car today the steering seems to be off. When driving around town on flat roads the steering is perfect as well as under heavy braking. When the camber of the road is off the car seems to pull to one side and almost jump across...
  9. E46 320ci se Convertible

    Hi all, just bought myself a 2004 E46 Convertible but seem to have a few problems, so hoping someone can guide me in the right direction! It has an aftermarket Satnav unit, running igo mapping software, when I switch it on all is good but I have no idea how to make the radio part of it work...
  10. 320ci pusher fan

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I've been looking on ebay for a pusher fan for my 320ci and came across this, it says it is for my car but it looks different in as much that it doesn't have the large plastic moulding with it. My question is, is the moulding in two parts. ie:- the part listed on ebay(401456578614) and the...
  11. E46 320Ci (possible swap to M54B30?)

    Introduction Greetings. I am new to these forums and would like to introduce myself. Pardon my English, there I live in Belgium and English is not my mother tongue. I used to work as a mechanic and have good knowledge about cars and engines, although I still want to learn more about stuff like...
  12. E46 320Ci & E32 730i from Belgium

    Greetings. I want to join this forum to 1. show my rides (& projects) 2. want to get some more technical knowledge about certain technical things (engine swaps, ...). I live in Belgium and own a E46 320Ci and a E32 730i. Both will be shown in the designated sub-forums very soon. Pardon my...
  13. 2004 E46 320CI SE Android head unit

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I just bought my first bmw as a stop-gap until I get my insurance payout from my Nissan Juke write-off. They are taking their sweet time as I wrote it off in France. I really miss the Bluetooth and Sat-nav as well as the Nissan Connect which shows local fuel stations and cheapest prices up to...
  14. 320CI Convertible roof wouldnt close - diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just thought i would share my experience with the issue with my convertible roof not working. Two weeks ago when we went to close the hood it did about a third of the travel and then stopped, i did manage to move it back towards open slightly but then it completely became unresponsive...
  15. 2001 320ci wheel type

    General BMW Discussions
    Having just bought a 2001 e46 Coupe 320ci I'd like to get a spare wheel as it came without.. Being a bit of a car noob I don't know what size to buy... Looking here a list of wheels - are all these compatible? As it's the spare, do I really...
  16. Et number 2003 320ci se

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I know this will have been asked before but Can someone advise what size, et ,width 18 inch wheels should be on an e46 facelift vert se one site says 18" x 8" et34 front and deeper 18" x 8.5" et37 rear. And another saying 18" x 8" et47 front and 18" x 8.5" et50 rear. I wanted to keep the 18s...
  17. Alex's 320ci Vert

    Hello all, This isn't my first BMW but it is my first E46. I went to view the car on the spur of the moment on Sunday and picked it up on Wednesday. I'm pretty pleased with it and have a few ideas I'd like to document and share with you along the way. I've found this site is great for tips and...
  18. e46 320ci window wiper metal pipes preventing air con blower fitting

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys im replacing my air con blower in the bulkhead and im having problems getting the blower through the gap ,the pipes that go to the wipers are the issue. so my question is if i remove the wipers will the pipes just come down or is there something i need to remove to get it out the way...
  19. 2005 320CI Sport Loud Squeal when hot... Help!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone I'm scratching my head and could use some direction if anyone can help. Maybe coincidence... I had an engine management light come on around the same time as my engine started making a loud squealing sound. I have a Creator C310+ which doesn't seem to give codes but does say E4...
  20. When do injectors need to eb replaced on e46 2002 320ci sport - car done 111000 or so?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Also can this be done by yourself easily? Most complex work I have done was removing and reasemble of radiator system and cleaning of ICV which took me a few hours!