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  1. Impossible to initiate drift with weight transfer on wet road with a 325i, Understeer before oversteer

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Greetings everyone, By this time it starts raining again "not much" in my country, and I try to take advantage of these days to drift a bit on safe roads or remote roundabouts at night. When I bought my e46 325I the previous owner got the M3 wheels, they are too big for my taste but I dont...
  2. what does these errors mean and how can i fix those?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i got high idles on warm and cold
  3. Straight 6 turbo conversion manifold cast iron

    BMW Parts for Sale
    I've got this cast iron exhaust manifold for sale. I've had it for a while lying at the back of the garage, it's better if on someone's car really. Not seen any like this for a while. Good for an E46 325 drift project?
  4. E65/E66 Power-folding Wing Mirrors to E46

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, Does anyone know if the power-folding wing mirrors with the ribbon connectors were fitted to the 7 Series E65/E66? Some tosser broke mine off but I am finding it difficult to find a replacement. I have noticed the E65 ones look/are the same but cannot identify if they were fitted to the...
  5. Yaw sensor location please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi new here, just joined. I've just got a 2003 e46 320ci and I'm looking for the yaw sensor location, it faulted on my obd reader. I've had all my carpets and front seat out today looking for it to no avail. Just found the airbag sensor. Can anybody shine some light on hownto locate this please...
  6. 318ti doesn't move forwards on cold start when in drive

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    On cold starts, my 318ti does not want to go forwards when you put it in drive - if you accelerate a bit it just revs in neutral (that's what it sounds like anyway). However if I put it into tiptronic manual mode and force 1st or 2nd gear the car does move forward and drives normally. Once the...
  7. Aux port installation

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Hi I have a 2003 320CI M Sport, I need to install an aux and adapter. I was wondering if anybody had a step by step guide and a list of all tools I’d need. Thanks in advance. Cheers
  8. Someone with the Knowledge about different wheel arches please help!

    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...
  9. Young BMW buying advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I am a young driver (22 years old) and I am looking to purchase my first BMW. I am looking for a convertible E46 or E93 as these are the models I grew up dreaming of owning. I am looking for advice on what engines are most reliable and possibly cheapest to insure for a young driver...
  10. N42B18 oxygen sensor Bank2 Sensor2 location?!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all! Help me please! My N42B18 fault codes: HO2S heater control circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 2) & O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 2) this location on 13? I pulled out a 13 oxygen sensor and it looks like this
  11. Bmw e46 rough idel

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just got the car. 18 years old, 40 thousand miles sat around for 4 years sorn. One owner, I did an oil change. I was wondering is it normal for the engine to run rough for 1 minute then smooth off or is this a sign something is needing fixed?
  12. BMW 323i Intake Manifold Pipe

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I had to use a rubber pipe I found to do a DIY fix within the intake manifold because a rodent decided to nest and chew it, was wondering on the actual name of the pipe I’m holding with pliers so I can get it replaced as the pipe I put on was only a temporary fix.
  13. E46 trim upholstery

    General BMW Discussions
    I've decided to go at adding some upholstery leather to the dash trim and gear knob/window switch trim. Just wondering if anyone else has done this and what you did for the gear knob trim around where the window switches sit, struggling to find a way to make it look neat as the switches sit...
  14. EL light strip install and how to wire it right.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Excuse me for bad wording since english is not my native language. Okay so i'm looking to by some EL light for the interior that runs right over the silver decorative pieces (image 1). I don't want any wires showing, so i need to tap the 12v from either the fuse box or the Light Switching...
  15. Hi all, can I get some help with my bmw e46 318i 2004

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have found a chopped wire under the cam shaft sensor but I’m unsure where it leads any ideas? It is a black and white cable and a red wire wrapped with mesh
  16. BMW E46 Track Car- Engine Swap

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, i am thinking about buying an E46 to turn into a track car and was wondering if you had any suggestions on what engine i should swap, if any. Thanks for your help
  17. E46 Drivers Side Much Lower than Passenger Side. (More than 10MM) BMW Spec.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone let me start off by saying we have all seen the many people saying about the car being lower on the drivers side in the UK by up to 10mm however what if your car is sitting lower on the drivers side by more than 10MM? The car is a 318CI SE 2005 cabri After checking the: Shocks...
  18. e46 saloon LED rear lights

    Technical Guides for the E46
    hi i have a 2003 saloon e46 and i want to install LED rear lighting ive found some online but just wanted to know if anybody else had tried them. many thanks...
  19. e46 exhaust

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi i have a e46 318i, what is the best exhaust stystem or cat back to give it the best sound?

    General BMW Discussions
    My intention is to buy the e46 330d 204hp manual. I'm wondering if its going to be a scary experience or I'll get good service that matches the good looks. I'd also like to know things I need to do or parts I need to check to ensure it gives me service without issues for as long as possible.