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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, After picking up a E46 Coupe Facelift for a good price, the previous owner has 5 spoke E90 rims on it. I'm interested in picking up some CSL Style/Reps for it, can anyone advise me what would be best for 18s on this vehicle? 8 x 18 front + 8.5 x 18 Rear? A BMW Indy I recently had...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The hose on the left hand side of the engine block has snapped off, whats the best way of fixing this?
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I have a 52 plate BMW E46 330d msport the clock is on 135k. I was wondering what is the best oil to use for this car? Iv read thicker oils is good for Cars over 100k but again I'm not entirely sure about that? Also if anyone could tell me how much oil my car should need in Litres that...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys. I have a 318i from 2004 and I have mostly rebuilt the engine, I just need to know a bit more regarding the rocker tolerances as at this point I am stuck and cannot progress any further until someone can point me in the right direction. Some are marked 2 and some marked 3. I have...
  5. E46
    Hi all, Sorry if this has already been covered etc! I've had a right nightmare and need some sound advice from the experts! I've brought an aftermarket Sony stereo which I've fitted with no issues in my e46 compact (2002). I can't work out how to connect the steering wheel audio controls...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I have this rattling noise comming from front engine (M43B19) which is low on idling, when i rev above ~1500 it start to become noisy and more high pitched but still like a rattling. The sound is definetly coming from the engine, cause it doesn't change if i'm driving or stationary...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Everyone. I would really appreciate some advice here. I have a bmw e46 330ci sport 2002 with an aftermarket headlight kit. I do apologize first off, I do not have a clue what I am doing in terms of lights. ( any many many other things 😅 ) my car has failed it’s MOT today because a bulb...
  8. E46
    Hey guys, just wanna know is it possible to fit retro pre facelift 2001 headlights to a 2003 325i sedan if i replace the hood bonnet, side fenders and headlights? sofar I ordered the headlights they bolt in just fine but the bonnet is sitting slightly raised above the headlights and its kinda...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! Im new to this with cars and stuff haha. So i have owned a 320d e46 2003mod for over a year now, What i have just Discovered is that i do not have reverse lights at all, so i went under the car to check if it the sensor is plugged into the gearbox wich it was, but no wires attached to it...
  10. Technical Guides for the E46
    Just replaced the throttle cable only my 323i and I’m having major issues . The cable is routed correctly however it is still too loose and does not allow full opening of the butterfly in the throttle body even with the cable adjuster adjusted all the way . Has anyone experienced this before . I...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! I own a BMW e46 2004 318d The engine suddenly shuts off as if someone turned the key for me and will not start for a good while. I wait for a couple weeks and when i get back to it it starts right up again when cold, but dies if you try to give it fuel when cold, if you let it warm up...
  12. Introductions
    I am having a few issues from my car it a 2003 e46 tourer, I have recently replaced the shocks, NOT the springs, and changed tyre profile from 205/50/17 to 205/55/17. All was well until it started to knock and make a grinding noise from the rear drivers side, had a look underneath and had a...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My 04 320d has been sat for over a year, charged the battery up today and tried to start her, she turns over but not starting. I dont have icarly etc atm but will sort one out. Im guessing my problem could be a pump or diesel related since the diesel has been sat in the tank since i dont know...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Do I need to remove the axle shaft in order to remove rear hub on e46?
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Bought this car in July had it for 3 days before it struggled to start would take me 10 mins in the morning of cranking and not starting, for some reason decided to fix itself but I was driving the other night and it started jolting pulled over and it died now it will not start it will try to...
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Purchased a E38 on these wheels and just wondering if anybody know what wheels these are?
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys, Last night I took an hour drive to the coast, and left my E46 on the top deck of the car park for 4 hours, the rain was very heavy all day and 15 minutes into my journey home I heard a distinctive sound. The sound doesn’t occur all the time, it tends to happens randomly and only...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. E46
    Ive got a BMW E46 M3 that is at 71,000 miles and is in excellent condition for its age. It has fully refurbed wheels, has just been detailed at a professional detailing studio so the paint is near perfection ( minus a few stone chips on the front bumper), full service history with all the...
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