BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner


  1. BMW E46 323ci 2000. RPM drop on acceleration. Engine stalls.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Good People, After receiving my free BMW 323ci build year 2000, dual Vanos, manual transmission, stock. I've noticed it has a few issues after sitting for years. The battery was dead. Battery and the filters is the only thing i have replaced so far. 1 right side door and window will not...
  2. E46 323CI complete Bush kit Front/Rear

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, Been a little while since I have posted here, which only means I have not had an issue *Touch wood* I am looking to go back from coil over suspension to standard spec and also do the bushes (every one). I have sourced a complete new oem suspension set for about 500 quid (dont know...
  3. 2000 e46 323ci check engine light eml light tc light rough idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi everyone new to this site just thought id share if anyone has had similar problems I had the check engine light and the eml light and the asc light come on the other day:eek didn't have code reader so investigated myself I found that the throttle body boots were split with holes in so removed...
  4. E46 323Ci with a hint of rising sun

    Hi all, I thought I'd post up a time line of my E46, I hope a few find it interesting. In 2011 I got my mitts on a 323Ci, it was a tidy but very standard example: It was a nice enough car but not exactly the fastest, having been a veteran of 200sx's I was used to turbo power, after a year or...
  5. Help! 2000 E46 323ci Coupe - Water pipe burst during MOT emmissions test, now problems!

    General BMW Discussions
    I wonder if anyone can help me here. First of all I am female, so in easy to understand terms please. I took my pride and joy in for MOT testing. During the emissions test the top water pipe blew - water everywhere. This was replaced and on driving the car it had lost all power. The AA...
  6. 323ci Airbag Indicator and "Input Time" computer message???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I disconnected the battery while replacing passenger window. Now the Airbag Indicator light stays on at all times. How to fix? Also, the on board computer message says "Input Time". This message stays on at all times. What does it mean and how can it be fixed. Thank you, Arnie
  7. Bmw e46 coupe 323ci CONVERSION 3.0

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Im looking to do a Bmw e46 coupe 323ci ( 2.5 liter ) year 1999 CONVERSION for a 3 liter how easy would it be and what eles would have to be changed to make this work? Many thanks Jake.
  8. E46 323CI - Is there sub frame still looked at by BMW or have they washed their hand with support?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good evening fellow bimmer fans, I have noticed my back right suspension dip very low last couple of weeks and get a squeak noise when getting in/out of the vehicle. I am investigating this a.s.a.p. but there are the two obvious issues. Suspension failure or to my mind the subfram has cracked...
  9. E46 323CI - Plastic rattle on engine top and aircon fan not working.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Everyone, Looking for some advie on a new fault I have got today. After a little spirited drive I noticed my Aircon fan wasnt working and after pulling over and inspecting the engine bay I noticed during 3k revs there is a loud plastic rattle sound coming fom the engine cover area. This...
  10. E46 323CI DE CAT and Torque/Eco map.

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Looking for a place in or around Shropshire that will do a Map to remove the Engine warning light following a De-Cat and also smooth the torque out and add some economy. Anyone got any ideas?
  11. 323ci New Key Advice

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all As title suggests I need a new key...... I have 2 questions if anyone could help please Can you get a new key from anywhere other than the stealer a If so how easy are they to get cut and programmed to my baby ? Or is it the god forbidden stealer and an a*#e Raping ? Thanks in advance
  12. VIDEO - 2000 E46 323ci Engine noise help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all :) I recently got this very loud very annoying sound coming from my engine bay, I am hoping someone here with previous experience or a mechanical background can let me know what's causing it. Below i have provided a 2 part video of the noise. thanks in advance for any assistance.
  13. Auto Electrical Guy/Gal in Shropshire? E46 323ci

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I am looking for an Auto Electrician in the Shropshire region to come and do a fix and rewire job for my 323Ci First issue is the Cd changer has died and would like a diagnosis/Fix Secondly i want my Angle eyes wiring into the main system so i dont have to use my side light connectors (Come on...
  14. E46 323ci Removal of Coilovers, back to Stock with Eibach's

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone :) After a few months with coilovers i am not happy with the ride quality as it feels like I am shacking my baby to death slowly. I want to reverse the process but my stock items were shot that's why I changed them in the first place. I would like to know if anyone knows a...
  15. 2000 E46 323CI Brake Disc's and Pads

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, Have not posted here in a little while as my baby has been running well. I am having a problem with squeaking noises coming from my front wheels on each rotation of the hub. This is eliminated by applying a small bit of brakes. the noise is more pronounced if i have driven spiritedly...
  16. bmw e46 323ci 10 error codes please help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I'm new to this forum. I recently bought a bmw e46 323ci coupe with eml on. It was running ok when I first got it but gradually developed a misfire and power loss. When the car is just started it runs perfect for about 2 mins then it starts misfiring it has a rough idle aswell I have put...
  17. 323ci power increase possible to 200hp without supercharger

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi i have a 2000 e46 323ci 2.5 170hp coupe ive had this car for 3months now and have fixed a lot of problems, the thing is it bothers me that the 325 2.5 has more horse power but iam unsure what can be done to match the 325 193hp or reach 200, does anyone know how to get this great car quicker ...
  18. Hi all! new member with e46 323ci

    Hi everyone! been a member of the forums for a while so i thought i'd finally show myself and say hi! heres a few pictures of my e46 i've had since march this year, still a lot i want to do as yet, but she's coming along quite good so far, being my first bmw
  19. Bmw e46 323ci - clunking when disengaging the clutch

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I've got a continuous clunking when I disengage the clutch when pulling away from stand still but perfectly normal when driving and changing gear. I've changed the guibo and centre bearing plus the diff mounts. Also cannot see any issue with the boot floor ie subframe mounts. Cheers
  20. Help needed - 323ci won't rev up, has fault codes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I could do with some advice to get my 323ci MY1999 back running. The car has been stood for a while and it won'trev over 2500 rpm and is down on power. The fault codes that have come up are; P0505 Powertrain Idle Control System P0340 Powertrain Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank 1...