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  1. Knocking Noise and brake pulse 323ci

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi can anyone help with this issue, My car 1999 E46 323ci has been left on the drive since august last year and im now trying to get it back on the road again. Here is the problem.. When I drive it I can hear a knocking sound, this sound is very even in timing and increases as I speed up the...
  2. 323ci 1999 Brake Lights Always On Fuse Issue.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    323ci 1999 Brake Lights Always On Fuse Issue. **Solved** Hi All, I have aftermarket LED rear brake lights they have worked well I have had no issues with them. However my car have been left on the drive since last August and now they are always on. I have opened the wiring loom on the boot lid...
  3. e46 323ci intake manifold swap for more power

    General BMW Discussions
    Hope this goes into the correct section. I have an e46 323ci 1999 and was advised that a swap of the intake manifold and throttle body from a 2.5 engine would give the same hp as the 325 engine? Anybody done this mod? prices , problems, correct manifols ect!!?? Is the hp increase...
  4. 1999 E46 323Ci intermittent electric fault, cut-out?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Shortly after starting off the ALB yellow light and Handbrake red light come on, the radio goes off and then everything returns to normal after a minute or so. It may happen a few more times and the car seems to run well, with no other lights displayed. It is as if the battery were being...
  5. e46 323ci Cam Position sensor issues.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So i have been having problems for a while now with car running badly when turned on while warm. Eventually i got the car plugged in and was told it was cam position sensor but the machine didn't say which one. Keep in mind i cannot afford to buy brand new genuine sensors atm as i lost my job...
  6. 2000 e46 323ci rear convertible window

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hi everyone, i have a problem with one of my rear windows on my convertible, window goes down, but will not go back up, have tried replacing the switches, so at the moment when i want to put the window up, i have to use a battery from a drill. thanks in advance
  7. 2000 e46 323ci n/s mirror not working

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hi all, the passenger side door mirror dosent work, i removed the door card and found a module , i think its the memory module. there appears to be a connector that is absent, i also found the wire that is connected to the mirror, but it isnt connected. it looks like it requires cables that...
  8. New BMW Owner 2000 E46 323ci

    Hello, I am a first time BMW owner just having picked up a 2000 E46 323ci. I have wanted a BMW for a while, but never taken the plunge before. I bought the car off ebay. I went and collected it a few days ago. On my way home I started to think I had bought a pup. It was making a slight knocking...
  9. 2000 e46 323ci Problems after started when warm.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, i have my 323 4 months now. When i purchased the car it had the usual lower intake boot problem which was causing the exact problems i have now, fine starting from cold or when temperature hand is below the quarter way mark, but if turned off when warm and started again it would sometimes...
  10. 323CI E46 strange steering noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, i have have a problem with my car (2000 E46 323CI), it's not a major problem I don't think but it's annoying in the very least. My car makes a 'whirring' noise whilst in the cabin and it appears to be coming from the steering area. This is a video I took earlier today to see...
  11. My 323Ci project with shiny things, custom bits and maybe turbo thrown in

    Hi All I've recently acquired a 323Ci, which hasnt given me the greatest introduction to the BMW experience The original drive home was sketchy, it had been stood 3 weeks. So I gave it the benefit of the doubt with poor running expecting bad fuel and the super stiff throttle cable. The very...
  12. 2000 e46 323ci control arm

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys was swapping out my knackered control arms today with the meyle HD's. Did the passengers side in 30mins moved into the drivers side but just can't get the inner ball joint nut to budge. Tried from in front of subframe Ben and subframe above from engine bay. A ring spanner won't sit on...
  13. 2000 e46 323ci rear light grounding

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys sounds like a dumb question but what size/gauge of wire should I use to to do the ground fix on my rear light? Also does it matter where the cable comes from? I have some old cable lying around my garage that I was thinking of using. Thanks in advance
  14. 2000 e46 323ci service fluids

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I need recomendations for the following fluids on my car Power steering fluid (think it's aft) Transmission fluid Differential fluid
  15. 2000 e46 323ci throttle cable

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, New member, recently purchased a manual 323ci 72k miles. Cars in good order apart from needing thermostat replacement and the accelerator which is quite hard/stiff to press throughout the pedal travel, it's not notchy or gritty feeling though. The car idles and drives fine, I just end...
  16. 2000 e46 323ci newbie

    Hi all New to the forum and making my way across from my mercedes w124 coupe to the BMW side. Never diy'd on BMWs before so looking forward to learning something and contributing on the forum. Nb: do people have BMW meets in the Essex area?
  17. 2000 E46 323ci - in desperate need of some rims

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi Guys I'm in desperate need of some rims here, I'm praying that one of you can help me out. I am begging here, anyone that has a spare set of rims that'll fit an e46, please get in touch!! Left my car at my parents on Christmas day and only went to collect it yesterday. Found my NSR tyre...
  18. 323Ci (E46) Coupe 2000 Reg - Pressure in engine - Losing Coolant

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi Can anyone throw any light on my present problems please? I have a BMW 323Ci (E46) Coupe, 2000 Reg. And much loved it is too! I've been losing coolant for a while - constantly topping up. Last week car overheated, went into the red with steam from under bonnet whilst trying to find a...
  19. 323CI Remote Central Locking

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys... So im picking up my first ever BMW tomorrow which im very happy about. The car is a 2003 325CI, 90,000 miles, just had a service and MOT, new suspension bushes, new discs, all 18" MV wheels redone, it really is a lovely example (i think anyway) The only thing that doesn't work is...
  20. Hamann Motorsport 323CI

    So I popped up on this forum a month or so ago having bought an E36 318i loon. To cut a long story short, diff was welded, clutch melted, flywheel burned out, diff blew. It stood me at a lot of money at this point for a 4 pot 8valve. So I decided I needed more. A friend needed to sell his Hamann...