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  1. 1999 323i vert selling advice 50p or 5 grand....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all.. Looooooong time lurker Was after some advice please, I have a lovely 1999 Velve Blue Individual 323i convertible.. It is a great spec and only has 3 owners ( 2 being in my family...) . Currently on 82k miles.. full mot and new waterpump and thermostat all sorted, champagne...
  2. 323i stalling/sputtering on cold start

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there I figured I would reach out to everybody to get some advice. I have a 2009 323i and at times usually in cold weather the car struggles for power on Startup and sometimes stalls all together. To date I have replaced the coils I have cleaned the mass airflow sensor and have replaced the...
  3. Location of fuel filter on 2009 323i?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there I would like to confirm if someone can let me know the location of the fuel filter on the above car. I followed the video below but removing the cover in the video does not provide me with access to the fuel filter. I am based in Toronto so this would be the north American version the...
  4. 1997 323i convertible front windows not working

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, Im a bit stumped by a fault with both front windows on my 1997 323i convertible. Both front windows don't go up or down at all. This also means they don't drop and raise when opening and closing the doors. The rear windows work fine as does everything else on the car. I have scanned the...
  5. E36 323i convertible 1999 where to refill transmission fluid

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Just bought a project nice e36 323i convertible got it In the air . Than found oil all over the transmission pan . Has a life time green plastic plug on the bottom of the auto box pad a drain plug at one end . Bought a Mann filter and gasket kit drained the auto box as black as old engine oil...
  6. E36 323i Convertible for sale

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Hi all, time as come to sell my e36 convertible. Madeira Violet. Removable hardtop (with storage bag) Grey leather & Wood trim interior. Rear pdc (factory fitted). Cruise control. Electric adjustable & heated seats. Fully automatic Softtop (total closure system). M sport...
  7. 1998 E36 323i - Intermittent cutting out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Would be great help if someone can help me with this as I’ve noticed a few issues and not sure if they are linked. A couple weeks ago I noticed my car felt like it was bogging under acceleration normally if I was in 2nd or 3rd gear. It did this on an off sometimes the car would be fine but then...
  8. M20 323i valve train

    Introductions
    Hello BMW experts. Need a bit of advice. I run an M20 323i motor in my kit car. I am currently refurbing the head and replacing the cam and rockers. Valves are all good. Before I took it off the car I was experiencing valve bounce and loss of power well short of max revs so I thought I would...
  9. 323i Convertible Alarm Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I'm having a very confusing and annoying problem with my alarm system. So here it goes. My dad purchased the car a few year ago from a family he knew (owner passed away) and everything with the car was ok electrical wise (had an aftermarket alarm fitted but I don't have the fob, get to...
  10. 1998 E36 323i Cabriolet - Remote Central Locking Not Working

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys, I got my E36 in November, it came with 3 keys- all original with 2 of them being central locking remotes. My remote central locking hasn't worked since I've had it and I can't figure out why. I have tried initialising both keys (holding the unlock and pressing the lock button 3 times)...
  11. E36 323i - looking for radiator help.....

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    I’ve got a 1997 323i with 87k in it. The problem I had was the radiator blowing and dropping coolant. I put it down to either a rotten radiator or sticking thermostat. Ive changed the thermostat and radiator for new ones today. EIS radiator from Euro car parts supplied with no cap. I’ve...
  12. My 323i compression results. How do they look ??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I’ve got a 1997 323i on 84k. Decided to do a compression check today. Has anyone else got results to compare to or know if these are ok? Test 1. Cyl 1 - 195 Cyl 2 - 205 Cyl 3 - 200 Cyl 4 - 195 Cyl 5 - 200 Cyl 6 - 200 Test 2. Cyl 1 - 198 Cyl 2 - 210 Cyl 3 - 202 Cyl 4 - 200 Cyl 5 - 210 Cyl...
  13. '99 E36 323i Inner Wing Repair

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just canvassing for opinions on whether this inner wing is worth replacing or not? The car has been written-off for this accident damage, but my intentions are to get the car to track standard. I've had a go at hammering the worst of the creases out, but one particularly stubborn one is proving...
  14. 318i to 323i Engine Swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    I know the information I'm seeking may be somewhere on here but I've looking for hours and can't find anything leading me to where I need to be. I have a 2004 E46 318i facelift with N42 engine currently needing major engine rebuild. Now I just got a complete 1998 E46 323i pre-facelift with M52...
  15. e36 323i side light issue help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, I have a strange issue with my wife's new vert. the car is a 323i convertible on a R plate.it has a 18 button obc which works up until to a point. The day I bought it, everything worked fine. so this Friday gone I done a few modifications to bring it back to life. The mods were...
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  17. 1999 e46 323i Heavy Vibration at 1200-1300 RPM

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Just noticed this today, at all RPM's the engine is as you would expect, smooth, quiet etc, and rough running on INPA doesn't show anything out of the ordinary. A small amount of throttle in neutral to raise the revs slightly causes a lot of vibration as the revs go through 1200-1300 RPM...
  18. 1997 E36 323i Ruff Running When Cold Missfire sometimes underload on motorway

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, Ok here goes I have been having this problem for a while and my car has been in and out of two garages replacing sensors and CAT and codes saying x,y,z and still the same running. The last time time it was in the garage I was told that the MAF needed to be replaced and they were happy...
  19. 1999 e46 323i Exhaust Flap Rattle - Fix

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Applies to all e46 six pots I imagine.. If your exhaust flap rattles (its quite a common problem) I managed to fix mine by hooking a spring on the actuator shaft attached vertically to some bodywork above the exhaust outlets behind the bumper. Especially easy on an SE as the PDC cover just...
  20. 323i tuning?

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Alright guys I have just bought an e46 323i whats the easiest way to get more power from it? I already have a full system on its way.. any ideas appreciated and also where you can buy (uk) and about how much.. Cheers, Craig
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