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  1. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hello everyone, I’m new here, and I’m looking for a manual transmission E46 330ci or M3. Ideally less than 100k miles and in the south east of England would be great, however I would consider travelling for ‘the one’. Cheers, Ned
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    This car is my toy and LOVE IT. It has been mint for the last 5yrs and 30k. However, 6 wks ago I drove it into the garage, tried to start it last week and crank but no start. Wierd. Ok, so I can hear the fuel pump priming on key-on and switching off after 5-8 secs or so and a smell of fuel from...
  3. E46
    Hello! First post on here, I’m afraid I am not the most mechanic minded and I find there is so much information on google that it’s hard to decipher down to your vehicle. I own a 330ci E46 2002 sport in orient blue and I need a newOSF arch as mine is shagged. Does anyone know if for instance...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, So today i got the infamous lean code... I plugged in INPA and the error results are in German and seemed to have something to do with exhaust? It says fehler ist abgasrelevant, which google translates to error is exhaust relevant. ill attach a picutre of the error reading and any help...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, i was wondering if anyone knows if a kaaz 1.5 way lsd DBW3020 would fit in my BMW e46 330ci 2004 facelift 6 speed manual??? It's says on the site - "The E46 Kaaz LSD Does NOT fit axles with gear ratio lower than 3,38,E46 M3, MUST CHANGE FINAL DRIVE TO 3.460 (MODIFICATION NEEDED)" Thanks in...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a strange issue which I think relates to my auto box. At random times the car thuds when it changes gear but it only happens at low revs (around 1k) when you hold the throttle steady. All other times the shifts are smooth. It's almost like it's trying to shift too soon at too low a revs...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I need to remove my rear bumper cover to do some repairs on it, all the guides i've looked at have access holes in the rear bumper for the t50 bolts, mine does not (it does still have the bolts, but no way to get to them as far as i can see), perhaps because it has parking sensors? I was...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So, after the rear of my car fell off the jack… (don't ask!). The suspension was noticeably wonky - one wheelarch was a couple inches lower than the other. I replaced the springs, and it seems better but it's still not even - one side is still an inch or so higher than the other and I can hear a...
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Recently bought a 330ci and have an issue with one of the mirrors. Both mirrors fold fine but only the right one adjusts. Even if the switch is to the left, the right one moves! I thought it might be the motor but the left mirror still auto tilts when in reverse (which is really annoying). Any...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Evening - it's been a while since I last posted. I still have my car 13 years now and it's been surprisingly resilient mechanically though it's had new wings and some other rust treatment. Anyhow I have a power steering ATF fluid leak on a pipe that goes from the pump to the rack. The actual...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My car won't start :frown The dash lights up, aircon, windows, radio all work fine. It seems like it's immobilised but the steering isn't locked. It didn't seem like a low battery but I took it out to trickle charge it overnight to make sure. It won't turn over with a full battery. I also...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Evening all, I sent my Ecu to bba reman for testing purely to rule it out if it was or wasn’t faulty. After 3 weeks I finally revised a call from bba saying their equipment was unable to test my ecu, they then sent it to a “sister company” (I forgot to ask which company) who’s equipment was...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    OK, you all have permission to laugh at me - but only if you offer some useful advice afterwards…! Yesterday I was changing the DSC pressure sensor, but dropped the old one as I got it out (it's in one of those places you can't get a good grip). As it's now leaking brake fluid I tried to get...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The DSC light and an amber version of the handbrake light came on after my wife had to do an emergency stop. I've had a look for relevant codes under IPNA and found the following: Under steering angle sensor: 'keine asc2 botschaft' (see full error: https://imgur.com/a/SIY5xI2 ) Under ASC...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Any INPA experts around…? I'm trying to use it for the first time and not having much luck. I'm trying to read my DSC/ABS codes as I think I may have a faulty ABS sensor (traction control and handbrake lights have come on). I can connect and read engine info etc but if I try and read the...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi , first post ... recently bought an Avison sat nav from Netherlands to update my current day nav to touch screen , got a quad lock extension cable to reach the boot as directed but cables sent don’t match, mechanic fitting says I need a blue connector ?? Any ideas where I can get a cable (not...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    On two separate occasions now, I've had to pull over due to a sudden onset of really heavy vibration through the steering wheel - which is in time with the engine vibrations. Video of the second time it happened here:*https://youtu.be/jwGuTTyxxbo The vibration gets worse when I rev it, and...
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there anyone got a pic or diagram of the wiring on the back of the ignition please, im going to have a go at wiring a push button starter on my track car build Cheer James
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hiall. Recently acquired 330ci vert and starting to go through it - worth spending some on it just to keep that gorgeous exhaust sound going. Anyway one item I have to address is the drivers door seal, which is badly perished along the bottom (holed). Went to the local dealer where I found out...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My engine is misfiring. I've read the codes: P0313 Misfire Detected with Low Fuel P0160 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity B2S2 P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold P2272 O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean B2S2 I've tried running with MAF disconnected but it's still misfiring. I replaced...
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