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  1. Help with choosing the best OBD for BMW Exx series and first car advice for buying used Exx

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, so i’m looking to buy my first car soon. A BMW 3-series E46 or a BMW 3-series E90, i like the look of the E46 ones a bit better, and its gonna be a gasoline and manual one. I don’t know which model yet, probably a 316, 318 or 320 to begin with is good i think, and also it depends on the...
  2. Window going up and down while driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all not sure if anyone’s come across this before? I have an e46 330ci my passenger window keeps deciding to go down, go up, stop halfway etc etc When it goes down sometimes I can roll it back up with either the electric window button for the passenger window or the other button that...
  3. E46 320d DDE light on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi My 320d beemer DDE light has come on. Starts and drives fine all be it slightly down on power. This has probably been covered before but any info on this would be appreciated. Thanks
  4. Bmw 330D E46 Crank no start Help!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys i have a bmw 330d 2004 msport auto and i have a problem with the car The Problem is that the car was running fine the day before, next morning i started the car and drove about a mile when the car just cut on me, and has not started since So fari have replaced the in tank fuel pump...
  5. 2004 E46 318ci (N46), Manual - Crank but no start even after new fuel pump and filter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  6. E46 rear wheel alignment

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    A while ago, not sure how long could be two years or so, I had the nearside rear wheel bearing changed. This year's MOT car failed due to excessive tread wear at inside of wheel, so bad that the outside edge looked great but virtually no tread at inside. I've been told that this is probably due...
  7. 2004 E46 320d - Intermittent starting problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have an E46 320d with the M47N[150] engine, it's on 180k miles (Engine and turbo were replaced by BMW at 100k because of swirl flap ingestion). The car has a tune from TheEnd too, I don't think this is related to the issue but just some extra info. Every 1 in 50 starts it refuses to...
  8. e46

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    hi can any one help.I am in need of a 2005/6 convertable glove box lock and mech for my 325ci msport also a offside front fog for the same vehicle any help well app:lol
  9. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...
  10. E46 330 hr arb issue

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Seems my h&r rear arb is desperate to be in the stiffest setting [emoji3061] which adjustable rear drop links are people using? Cars a 330ci, lowered on gas gold coilys and only gets used on track days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. e46 330i Touring owner SW London

    Hi, My name is Ben, I own an e46 330i touring and I am based in SW London. I have started to do some of my own maintenance on my car and have found bimmerfourms a good source of information for problem finding etc. Anyway just wanted to say hi and see if there are any other e46 owners in the...
  12. 2004 e46 316ti, rough idle and difficult hot start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, My name is Sergei and i live in Holland. I recently bought a e46 316ti compact. After a few weeks i noticed the following syptoms: - Car idled rough, like it's got a big aggressive cam. Nice and steady at 700ish rpm, but rumbling. - Hot starting is horrible, there is some serious...
  13. BMW E46 M3 Convertible Fully Loaded Harmon Kardon

    BMW Cars for Sale
    For sale is my BMW E46 M3 SMG. Car is in a very good condition both mechanically and body wise. MOT till April 2020. It has heated, electrical seats which are in very good condition, sat nav, bluetooth, padleshift and many more extras! Everything works as it should: aircon ice cold...
  14. BMW E46 facelift halogen H7 headlights leveling incorrectly

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I bought 2 new depo (yeah I know they're not OEM, but I've read that they're okay) facelift headlights for my coupe model because the old ones were bad. After installing them, I checked if the headlights move up and down. When the headlights are on 0 and I turn the wheel to 1, 2 (that wheel...
  15. e46 rear wheel out of line since bearing replaced

    BMW Guides and How To's
    As in title, I had a rear wheel bearing replaced about a year ago and the car failed MOT due to uneven wear this year. It's worn almost to no tread on inside and virtually no wear on outside. Garage doesn't want to know after this length of time. Another mechanic says it's something to do with a...
  16. 2002 E46 318i - Occasional black smoke.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My 318i Touring (N42 engine) is generally running fine, also showing no fault codes. However occasionally it does belch out a big cloud of black smoke, then continuing as if nothing happened. It seems to occur mostly when moving off after having been stuck in traffic, idling for a while...
  17. BMW E46 facelift coupe headlight with LDR or without LDR?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking to buy new halogen H7 headlights for my car and found a lot of them but some of them has LDR motor, other don't. What exactly is that LDR and do I even need to buy a headlight with it? By the way... the car is not in UK, so the headlights would also be for right side drive roads (not...
  18. E60 MV2s on E46 touring

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys Have recently seen a few sets of E60 MV2s up for sale and a price too good to pass up really and I am wondering if they fit on the E46. They have a better concave look in my opinion. Apologies if this may have covered before. Thanks Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  19. 2000 m43 e46 318i Possible HG issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there, I am trying to diagnose a potential gasket issue. It's a 4cyl, but this kind of symptom probably doesn't relate to a type of engine. Pardon the long story, but trying to include as much detail as possible. Car was very recently purchased. Coolant temp gauge is pegged high even when...
  20. 2002 E46 320d selective mass adjustment shows 0

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Today had some problems with my car, basically at one point after pushing the gas the car started "shaking" and afterwards started sounding weird. Guessing it's injectors. Soon after checked it with INPA, no fault codes and only thing in the reds was the selective mass adjustment for cylinder 4...