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  1. E46 M43TU Prep replacement engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    G'Day all, new to this site and first post. Looking for some subjective advise. My wife's 300k 99 318i requires a Engine and tranny replacement. (low on oil, long story). We have owned this car for 14 years and my wife still loves it as her daily. I have sourced a 140k m43TU engine and tranny...
  2. M43TU Missfire on cyl. 3

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good day, I'm new here, so please, if all of this has been answered or investigated already, point me to the right thread, I will appreciate it. I'm experiencing huge power loss when pushing hard on the accelerator. First of all, Check Engine Light comes on when my RPMs goes above 2,5K/min...
  3. M43TU (E36 compact) exhaust noise

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi! After changing O2 sensor, spark plugs, MAF sensor, CCV valve, cleaning ICV valve (and returned to the service several times) I hear this noise from exhaust (the water is only there because of condensation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JunIvemOJc Meanwhile I hear hissing noise from...
  4. turbo charge M43TU

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys, i want to turbo charge my M43TU(1900) so for the beginin im looking for some metal headgasket, can any one recommend? is m42/m44 gasket will fit? im also want to get ARP head stud, again, will M44/M42 will fit? i goona get an ecu, is haltech spprint 500 will be good? any large...
  5. 2000 E46 m43tu air pump

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Is it possible to fit an air pump from an E30 316 to my E46 318i I note that they have the same part number but wondered if there are any other differences that make them incompatable
  6. 99 E46 M43TU 318 Suspension Strut Question - Spring Snapped...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My front nearside spring snapped yesterday while cornering (fun), but it was low speed and the car travelled another 40 yards. I've got the strut off today and the spring definitely snapped and I have a new one to go on, but on inspecting the strut, should the two spring housing plates be...
  7. M43TU 1999 318 - Tapping after oil change.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The car definitely needed a change, the old stuff was black. First think I did after buying it was change the oil. It now has a new filter and around 3.5 litres (half way up dipstick) of Shell Helix 5w40, its been fine for a week, but this morning the tapping was quite loud and noticeable, and...
  8. 1998 E46 318i- Petrol mixing with engine oil on M43TU

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Please can anyone kindly assist me in a problem I have with my 1998 318i E46 BMW. I have observed consistent rise in the engine oil level(mixed with petrol,becomes lighter and smells petrol) for the past month. I've swapped the 4 injectors and spark plugs because i noticed wetness and black...
  9. 318I (2000) M43TU engine - Secondary Air Pump Valve?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title suggests. I have an issue with the valve (silver one at the front of the rocker cover) which I understand regulates the air from the secondary air pump to the exhaust. I suspect that mine is stuck open as the hose attached to it is full of carbon deposits and yesterday ruptured...
  10. bmw e36 compact m43tu 1.9 2000 strange running problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi everyone right been looking around everywhere and cant find an answer anywhere so the problem is that when you rev the car (full throttle) it revs sort of slow and say you rev it to 4,000 rpm let it drop to 2,000 and try full throttle again it will sort of bog for half a second and start...
  11. Yellow Oil Light on E46 318i 1999 M43TU Engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all Been a while since i posted, well here goes the yellow Oil light came on yesterday whilst driving and stayed for a minute or so, then did'nt come back for another hour or so and again stayed for about a minute. When I got home I let it cool down a it and checked the oil level which...
  12. 318i M43TU - no start ,not turning over

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi got some problem with my mates bmw e46. when i turn key notting happens. lights coming up everything works fine but there is no noise at all when i am tryin to get it started (when key goes in 3rd position). it happend after battery died when he was listening to the radio in front of his...
  13. 1998 E46 318i M43TU - Rough idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, This is my first time to this forum (to any forum) and first time to own the ultimate driving me crazy machine. My apologies for jumping straight into questions but I’ve been stressed out with my rough idle for months now. I Changed the CCV and the breather hose with slight...
  14. 318 SE 1999 E46 M43TU Noise from the front

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Hoping you chaps can help, I can't seem to pinpoint a noise that comes from the front left, initially I thought it was the fan blower so I tried switching this off but the noise is still there. The noise resembles the sound of crickets however its most prevalent when at low speed and high...
  15. 318SE E46 M43tu Steering/suspension noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all Hoping you guys can help me out here, I have the above and and recently noticed a knocking noise in the steering wheel/column. Looking up various forums I was convinced it was the infamous steering column 'guibo' I bought a used part which appeared to be in good condition, however...
  16. Newbie - 316i e46 M43tu

    Introductions
    Hi All, New to BMW Forum.... Not long ago purchased a 2000 (W) BMW 316i in Dark Blue, 90,000 miles on the clock with FSH, Leather Seats (Leatherette??) lol After driving off after my purchase the Check Engine Light came on :mad, Lots of play in steering Wheel, Coolant Leak and tappety sound...
  17. 1999 E46 318se M43tu Noise from the right rear

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Help Help Hello all as above the noise from the rear is driving me mad, a couple of weeks ago I heard a noise from the right rear as though somebody was shaking their keys as the car went over a bump. I had a look and realised that the right rear shock had siezed and that the top rung of the...
  18. 1999 E46 318 1.9 m43tu

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello chaps the above car was running very cool, so I decided to replace the thermostat. I realised the car was running without a stat that would explain why the car was running so cool. However installing a new thermostat appears to have made little or no difference when the car is idling it...
  19. 1999 E46 318 se M43tu Engine Temperature issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everybody I have the above and since I bought it 6 months ago the temp gauge would stay stuck in the blue zone. I live in South London and drive to Gatwick. Looking at the forums I decided to change the thermostat as I believed the stat was stuck open. When I took off the old housing I...
  20. 1999 E46 318 Changing gearbox and diff oil on M43tu engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello chaps can anyone point me to a thread with a DIY guide on changing the gearbox and diff oil for an E46 1.8 M43tu engine. I'm a bit confused as to how this is done and reading the forums some suggest not to bother as the oil in the gearbox and diff is lifetime oil. Does this mean that it...
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