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  1. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi All I am new to this forum and looking for some help with regards to tuning M43 and M44 four cylinder engines with TunerPro. The problem is I can't seem to find any XDF or bin files for these engines online. I think the reason is that most people only care about the six cylinder engines...
  2. 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...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The above car alternator went suddenly. Reasonably for a 15 year old car. Bought one from Ebay from a 1999 year car. The car braker/seller said it has only done 40,000 miles. So, thought it is a good buy. I replaced the alternator and put everything back. Started the car and bingo...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, please help, where I can find Engine number on M43 318i. Thanks
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Good day Guys I'm new to the thread and I have this major headache belingering me. I have an e46 m43 engine that is giving me 119error code (throttle potentiometer) I changed it 3times and tried to change the code but to no hope.i think the is power to the harness but nothing happens.the car...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, just recently got my e46 m43 back on the road(garaged for 4 years), going well but one annoying issue. The revs are stable at around 750rpm in park or neutral, but once in drive or reverse they drop to around 500rpm and a vibration is felt through the car, this vibration gets worse...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Spark plug change on the M43 1.8 engine on the E36. Had a look on the internet and couldn't find any guides for this particular engine - relatively simple task, however if you don't know you don't know! Tools required: Socket handle with extension Long 16mm socket (preferably with rubber...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello I have strange problem. After cold start idle is rough for like 10-30seconds, dropping to very low and also if im starting it, it takes some seconds to start. When engine is getting warmer/driving it only drops when i press clutch down and it goes to idle, sometimes it drops to like...
  9. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello. I have 96 year E36 with M43B16 engine and i would like to replace it with 95 year M43B16. Im having currently EWS 2 and "new" engine should be EWS 1 (only got complete engine and engine wiring loom). Do i only need to change ECU to non-EWS or is there like different pins and connectors...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Need some advice on the above car, I'm losing water and as a result I have replaced the pipe on the back of the block the top and bottom hoses, expansion tank and the pipe underneath the inlet manifold and the waterpump/thermostat The only place I think of now is the radiator, could...
  11. Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi all Need some advice on the above car, I'm losing water and as a result I have replaced the pipe on the back of the block the top and bottom hoses, expansion tank and the pipe underneath the inlet manifold and the waterpump/thermostat The only place I think of now is the radiator, could...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guy, just wondering what i can replace my factory m43 with? Iv googled and searched the forums but cant find many, if any ideas to swap it with. Would an sb20det fit? I thought there would be quiet a list for m43 swap outs but everything i can find is just swaps with a m50 or other similar...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone! I am interested in retrofitting cruise control in my 316i with the M43 engine, and I have read that it isn't as simply as just plugging it in, and that I would need some extra parts. I have been searching around and found that the parts I would need is: A cruise control actuator...
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Could you please take a look at the picture included, and tell me if this is my Final Stage Resistor. Thanks
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    HI I have a e46 318i m43 that i have turbocharged It runs with kms motormanagement It runs good, but we have come to the conclusion that my standard injectors aren't good enough, that they dont deliver enough fuel Can u help me with which injector i could use that would fit?
  16. Turbocharging your BMW
    HI I have a e46 318i m43 that i have turbocharged It runs with kms motormanagement It runs good, but we have come to the conclusion that my standard injectors aren't good enough, we think that they dont deliver enough fuel Can u help me with which injector i could use that would fit? It runs...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello,i have strange issue and need help.few days ago mine cooling light comes few seconds and comes when driving around 180km/h.never comes on when driving slower.checked coolant lvl several times when its cold and is on max lvl.no leaks or anything.any suggestions?engine is m43
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! I have a 318i with the M43 engine, and it suffers from poor acceleration and high fuel consumption. The diagnostic tool gives me error code 77, which is the signal from the throttle position sensor. I have gone through the test procedure for the TPS itself, and it seems fine - even change...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys,have some strange issue usually when start car and driving and when getting for example to red light press clutch and release gas my rpm drops around 500 engine shakes little and rpm gets back normal.that happening every time when start car and first 5 min of driving(when engine is cold...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    In order to cure a vacuum leak issue at normal running temperature, I have started dismantling the throttle body and the Intake Manifold System. Obviously the gaskets for the throttle body and intake manifold should be replaced and all related areas cleaned. What I am not sure is whether or...
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