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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, Just today I have noticed smoke coming out of the front of my e46 316i 1.9L engine. My mom, who frequently drives the car told me that she had been smelling some funny odors in the cabin for a week now. Anyways, I went ahead and checked the oil cap and dip stick as a result and...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I’m not quite the type to be actually writing a thread about anything but this 318i n46 has done it for me. to begin I should state that I bought this car with a freshly failed set of con rod bearings. These have quite the distinctive sound and I knew off the bat what I was getting my self...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there, Hope this is the right place to ask- I previously had my heart set on an E46 3 series, but theres nothing on the market that exactly suits my needs in my price range, so started broadening my search and found a few E39's (looking mostly at 520i / 525i) that do suit my needs, and I'm...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    E46 FL Just installed MFL retrofit, CC seems to be working (light turns on, havent tested yet driving), but radio controls arent working, all buttom lights work. Any ideas? I connectwd pin 9 (steering) to pin 21(LCM) and pin 10 to pin 27.
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys, new to posting here. I have been Reading about and not seeing my issue. I have a 2002 E46 Coupe 320ci that when I unlock my car the alarm goes off until I re-lock and unlock it. as well as the lights no longer blink when locking the car. Another thing that is happening is that the...
  6. E46
    Hallo, My first post. Recently purchased a 320td compact 02 off a drive, MOT ran out summer 19 so presumably been stood a while. Got DDE error, says all glow plugs. Presuming is relay? Anybody know exact location and if any guides anywhere? Had a look but can't find owt. Seems plenty of info...
  7. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    I've found this BMW forum through a search on Google and in hope that someone on here may have the answers. I have a 2006 E46 Convertible 320CD which on the near side rear LED cluster about 75% of the LED lights have now gone out. I've asked my local garage if they can source one, however...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hello can anyone tell me if a 2004 320d 6sp manual zf gearbox will fit into my 2003 330d, it's an '03 184hp version?? Thanks
  9. Motorsport and Drifting (BMW related)
    BMW 3 series 318 1999, starts easy runs well cold ticks over fine - however when at hot or normal temp splutters and misfires, any ideas please, doing my head in, done the usual new plugs, mas air, cam sensors, still not solved, cannot see any faults with vac pipes but ?, cheers Mike
  10. BMW Cars for Sale
    Manchester based. I’d welcome anybody to come have a look before buying. Feel free to ask any questions.
  11. BMW Tuning Forum
    Brought this beautiful e46 316ti for £500 as a project car. It is smoking alot when on Idle at traffic lights. Possible valve stem seals? If so can anyone help with advice on putting a 2.5 or 3.0L engine in? Don't want to scrap the car
  12. E46
    Hey guys and girls, My E46 320Cd with M47 engine is getting very poor mpg/fuel economy. I am only getting around 25-27mpg with me driving very sensibly, this is round town, I have been told by my tuner that I should be seeing at least mid 30's to low 40's for mpg. The car is stage 2 mapped by...
  13. E46
    Just wondering about how many cats it has got and how much they are worth?
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hello I recently bought a 2003 330d msport with 160,000 miles on the clock. It was running fine but soon developed a fault with the gearbox (no cog warning) it seemed almost like clutch slip where driving it hard it would rev higher than needed then drop back to where you'd expect for the...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! About the car 136hp made in 2000 had the vp44 pump swapped by the previous owner. I removed the EGR completly (bypassed). Swapped pressure converter numerous times (still bad performance) new vacuum hose, cleaned maf also disconnected maf and cleaned breather also no CEL. One moment to...
  16. BMW Cars for Sale
    New to the forums and BMWs, decided it's time for a proper car. Trying to source an E46 330i or d in Black, Silver or Grey within 80 miles of Derby (03 to 06 models).. preferably 4 door but appreciating cannot be too picky nowadays as not many about 🙆‍♀️
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Been having this problem for a while now. The case is when i start my car abs/handbrake (yellow)/dsc lights are on, as i start moving slowly they go away and whenever i press brakes ABS is activated, when i hit about 20 mph they come back on and abs brakes and dsc gone. All sensors have...
  18. Introductions
    Hi all, Few months back I picked up a BMW e46 325ci, I have never owned a BMW but I have fallen in love instantly. The car has had a lot of work ie coil overs and roll bars etc. However my engine has given in and I’m up for a challenge. So I wanted to do an engine swap to a 330 Just a few...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, So recently my 320d just died on the Motorway, as in lost all engine power. (No issues with the electrics). And then would crank but no start. (Will fire with starter fluid). So I'm pretty confident it's a fuel issue. ISSUE NO. 1 - No power at pump I checked all the fuses and 54 in...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi! I am Digitus Art - I spread the beauty of cars by illustrating them! Here are some of my works on BMW cars - mostly commissions, but there are some of my favorites which I wanted to just illustrate. Let me know what you think!
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