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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey everyone, I just bought my first car and joined the BMW club, It is a 2003 320İ with a 2.2lt m54, I bought the car a little cheap so expected a few problems, but while doing the test drive never realized a white smoke. After I brought it to home realized this problem, It's not only on cold...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I've just received my new head gasket it's a multilayer steel gasket and I'm having problems understanding the tightening sequence I can understand the original bmw gasket sequence but not this I'll post a pic any advice would be appreciated thanks
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi is there any how to guides on replacing a 6pot n53 headgasket ive got yellow gunk on the coolant cap and ive just performed a test on the coolant tank and the blue liquid turned green and also do i need any special tools apart from the timing jig and also does any body no what i would cost...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey so I bought my second E36 this weekend. It's a 1997 328is auto with 200k+ miles. I knew it was shabby but didn't expect these issues!.. If anyone could please give any advice, I will list the issues below: - The car is not getting upto temp unless sat in traffic for a while - i do a lot of...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'd really appreciate some insight please. Having had trouble with my car overheating a lot and loads of gasses being pumped into the cooling system and after a compression test that showed low results for all the cylinders, I have removed the headgasket. I checked with a couple of garages...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm fairly sure my headgasket has gone on my car (E46 318i T reg). I posted previously about massive pressure build up in the coolant system. I'd looked for leaks and splits in the expansion tank, but found none. I realised the fan wasn't turning on, so I configured it to run all the time...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to the BMW scene after being into my performance fords for the last 10 years. I have recently acquired a 2003 330Ci coupe with a blown headgasket. I'm swaying towards heading down the road of just swapping the lump out rather than attempting a repair. What model year engine...
  8. Technical Guides for the E46
    Lads, In a fooken muddle!! recently got an engine rebuild done about 4 months ago - prior to this the car was misfiring every two weeks with oil found in the spark plugs, got the engine rebuilt for a hefty price and now my god dammned self is in the same mess as I was before - the car is...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I have a bmw 320cd that is using litres of water in a matter of hours, I changed the headgasket a few weeks ago and thought that something may have gone wrong so I took it all apart again and took it to the engine shop and he said it hadn't warped and the gasket was ok, so im totally...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi (This is a long post, so if anyone doesn't bother to read the whole, just scroll down to summary ;) ) My problems started when I noticed there was not coming any heat into the cabin, and the coolant temp never would reach 12 o'clock mark in the dash. At first I thought that the termostat...
  11. Introductions
    Hi, During the summer, i purchased a E36 328i Sport in blue with grey leather. Its a good clean car, interior is in decent condition and the exterior is alright. Body of the car seems good enough, it does have a bit of bubbling spot on the P/S rear arch and the same just under the boot. My...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi im new here not had the car long an think my heads just blown :( Its a 51 plate 316ti an i have just been driving home pulling away from some lights an i got massive amounts of white smoke and a slight loss of power from the car. I managed to limp it the last mile home an discovered mayo...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey Guys Having huge problems kinda making me stressed and worried, the last couple of days when starting the car up ive been getting a puff of thick smoke coming out of the exhaust. Secondly when im driving and revving over 2000 rpm on and of and let go of the gas i hear a noise like a...
  14. BMW Tuning Forum
    After reading some 1s post the other day i noticed my car was steaming more than usual. so i decided to look under the filler cap, loads of white gunk, and also a tiny bit on the dipstick. no it was noted that the car had oil all down the back of the exhaust and all over the bottom of the...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2002 e46 318 coupé, n42b20 engine, since owning it for the past few months it has been going through a liter of oil a week. Whilst topping the oil up today i thought id check the coolant level and noticed the coolant was a thick consistency, and when you touch it, it feels like it has...
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Contemplating getting this done on the e34 after xmas etc, does anyone know how long a decent garage would take to do this job? Trying to work out if itll be worth it Anyone had this done allready? Is it a worthwhile fix? Im not confident enough to do it myself like Appreciate any feedback...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Allthough i love the drive, this car is the most problematic car i have ever owned. :mad Looks likely to be head gasket (cylinder to cooling jacket) Symptoms: Small loss of water without any visible signs of a leak. Missfire from cold after being stood for a couple of days. Top hose...
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