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  1. N42 engine - Has my timing jumped a tooth or tensioner broken?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Folks, I registered on here back in 2008 when I purchased my 2004 318Ci N42, which has been ultra reliable and never gave me cause to use the forum. That is, until yesterday... With 100k mikes on the clock, I was 5 minutes into my journey, when the engine cut out at 30mph. I wrestled the...
  2. 18 month ban for joker who left his car on autopilot and jumped into passenger seat

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  3. 2002 E46 318i n42 Engine faults. Timing jumped?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello,first i want to apologise for my bad english. After my bmw started eat some oil, we decided to change valves seals, everything went smoothly, we time valves without the tool. After that my bmw started fine, but engine havent all power. So we decided to try time valves one more time. After...
  4. 2001 E46 330CI Convertible will not crank except when jumped - replaced battery - no luck

    Auto Electrical Forum
    This is what I got. 2001 E46 330ci convertible. Background (not sure if related but I think it is)- Installing amp – in the final stages putting it all back together and the power lead on amp disconnects and hits negative lead to amp quick spark but no fuses popped on lead going to battery...
  5. Newbie here first 3 series and jumped in at the deep end

    330ci Very clean full history will be remapped unsure weather to touch the out side as its so clean
  6. E36 318 jumped with 24v

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just bought a e36 318 off a friend who jump started it with a 24v pack,As you can guess this didnt go down well!! The car started and ran until he moved it around his yard,once he turned it off it wouldnt start again!! he tried to start it with the ignition in the on position and he crossed the...
  7. 316 Compact N42 Jumped Timing Non Starter, Help Needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I posted here a few months ago regarding the situation but I have not progressed. Right... Basically my 316 Compact (1.8 N42) jumped the timing I then removed the rocker cover and seen it had snapped the plastic guide rail. I have since replaced this and replaced the tensioner with a...
  8. BMW 2002 316 Compact - Engine Problem, Timing Jumped Help Needed .

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, Right where to start..... I have a 2002 BMW 316 Compact with FSH 100K miles and recently the timing chain was making a ratling noise along with the EML light coming on but i never caught it on time, this allowing the timing to jump, so... I removed the rocker cover to confirm this...
  9. 2002 E46 318i N42 Rough Idle Lack of Power Codes P0011 - P0015 - P0036 Help!(FIXED,Timing jumped)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I have owned my 2002 318i with 75k on the clock for a few months now with no problems, but a few days ago i was driving along and with no warning the engine started to run rough and lost a lot of power. I managed to limp it home (about 1/4 mile luckily) and began to inspect it. It is idling...
  10. 2004 E46 316ti Compact - Timing jumped & hefty bill looming, help!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a couple of issues that I would be grateful for your thoughts on…. I had my car serviced (inspection 2) at a local “BMW Specialist” around 4 weeks ago, prior to that the car had been running fine. When I got the car back it felt little different to when it went in, except the handbrake...