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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello there, I bought 2003 325xi 3 months ago, nice ride, good looking, quite low kilometres somewere around 135 000, car was fine, it only had dead battery recharger, so it was replaced and car runned smoothly, but recently I noticed a problem and would like to ask if maybe someone had this...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, Last night I went to get into my car and I unlocked the door using my fob button, the door opened fine. After starting the car, I got out (since I live in Canada and was letting it warm up) and I tried to shut the door but it would just bounce back at me instead of actually...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone, Been having problems with vanos system. First would like to mention, that no cold start problems. When i bought this car it had 2a87 error - Variable camshaft timing (Vanos) exhaust, mechanism. NO EML was on. Then turned EML on, checked with INPA and had a 2a82 code also stored...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone. I keep getting this error code stored and cant find what it really means, and what does it affect? signal or value above threshold Test satisfies conditions Error not currently available, but already saved Error will not cause warning lamp to turn on Thank you in advance
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I had a colleague riding with me the other day and indicated there was a vibration in the car. I thought he was crazy because I hadn't felt anything from the driver's seat. The car has 165,000 miles with an entire new rear suspension, bushings, control arms, shocks, axles, bearings plus guibo...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Typical 3 dash lights indicating an ABS problem are showing on my car. The lights are not always present, but very intermittent, showing up together in a random way, possibly over bumps and when cornering, but on other occasions they will show from startup. A local garage says that on the move...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I searched the forums and was unable to find any specific answer to this question/issue... I have the auto dim mirror option on my 325xi and have preformed a few tests because I believe it isn't working correctly. In a fairly dark garage with car running, I put a flashlight in front of the...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2001 325xi that did not come equipped with the fog lights or option on the switch assembly. Is the wiring already in place for the front fog lights and in the harness of the switch assembly to simply add fog lights?
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2001 E46 325xi, 208k miles, automatic. Drives and shifts fine and I want it to stay that way. Should I have the transmission fluid changed and serviced? Just bought from an individual and dont know the history of or if it has ever been serviced.
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2001 325xi...is there a way to activate on/off the daytime running lights? If so, step by step how. Thanx.
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, the DISA valve has been removed previously without problem, but now there is no obvious way of disconnecting the electrical lead. Pressing, pulling, twisting does nothing, and there is no release spring clip. Can anyone advise please? Thanks, Are.
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The pulleys, tensioners, water pump, and belts have been recently renewed. From cold the car starts quietly enough, but during the warm up period a loud engine speed noise develops in the alternator area, and then after a few minutes the noise fades and the engine runs quietly! The noise is hard...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey all, Just picked up a 2005 325xi last week and installed a new head unit yesterday. Everything works great, but when I reconnected the battery after installing, the brake, ABS, and a caution triangle with a circular arrow lit up on the dash. I looked in my manual and it says this means...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    On depression of the clutch pedal there is a noise like a dry bearing, presumably this is the thrust bearing. The noise stops as soon as pressure is lifted a slight amount from the clutch pedal, but I suspect that although the clutch works properly with no indication of slip it is on the way out...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Coolant pump replacement. It is very difficult to push the pump into place because of resistance from the rubber O ring, the fit is very tight. The last time the pump had to be knocked into place with a rubber mallet (lubrication with antifreeze diluted did not work), as this method may well...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The A/C belt tensioner pulley on my 325xi is secured to the tensioner mechanism with a large head 10 mm torx screw, and is quite easy to remove. Is there a replacement part for this pulley without having to renew the complete tensioner unit? If there is, and there is also a known supplier it...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello, i am looking for an exhaust that will give my car a little more growl, i dont want something thatll wake up a neighborhood or make people think that i have a small pecker, i just want an nice low growl , does anybody have any ideas or know of any systems that will get me what i want ?? thanks
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I just replaced my heater hose that is directly under the intake manifold gasket and I can't get it to seal properly. When I squeeze the hoses that come off the expansion tank coolant just leaks out. Both O-rings are on and I bought the part directly from the closest bmw dealership. I can't...
  19. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, My 325xi has a console unit with GPS, radio and CD player, this has become jammed with the elevating screen in an open position. This occurred when a CD was pushed in when a CD was already in place! but very little force was used. The CD player will not now accept a CD, there is an error...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The oil separater has just been replaced, and the car is more responsive, but after some moderate driving with the car parked I heard a very loud "popping" sound from the engine, its not a clicking or whirring, or sucking, but a very definite rapid pop pop pop......related to engine speed, as if...
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