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  1. SOLVED - E39 525i 2003 dme 67&68 Vanos Intake and Exhaust camshaft end position not reached

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello fellow BMW enthusiasts, Bought my first BMW about 1 week ago, a '03 525i auto with the m54 engine,96k miles,this is my favourite BMW of all time, the car looks really well, almost no rust, few small dents, the interior in great shape, had all the common parts replaced, (Vanos seals and...
  2. Unknown cover

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an E46 2005 model with M54 engine And on the exhaust side of the engine there is a cover fixed with 2 nuts close to the timing belt tensioner does anyone know what this is ?
  3. 2003 - e46 - petrol m54 - rough idle and potential misfire - codes read

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Hope all is well. My e46 at c97k. It's a 2.2 petrol manual. Oil burning issues still ongoing, but this post isn't about that. I've occasionally on start up got a lumpy idle and then some rough driving for the first mile (?). Yesterday however it was more pronounced to the extent the...
  4. E39 - M54 Intake manifold runner control unit O-rin

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, could anybody please suggest me what kind of O-ring to use to seal this unit? I took it out and it looks like it needs a new one.
  5. 2005 330ci Timing is off by one tooth ,i need help?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Okay so I got 2005 330 ci 105k original miles . I got it started but when I went to put it in drive it would have no pedal. I replaced every sensor ,coil pack , changed oil 2x I kept getting code P0011 and P0014 . Today I pulled the valve cover and when I turn the motor to TDC the mark on...
  6. M54 engine rattle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I've recently bought a 330ci and there's a strange rattle coming from them engine when I rev it. I have removed the DISA unit and it seems to be fine so I don't think it's that. This is a link to a video of the noise: https://youtu.be/axjTA6AuvQI Any ideas what this could be? Thanks
  7. X5 - E53 - M54 - OBDII code P1513

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Could anyone help with pinpointing the possible issues for a P1513 OBDII fault code; ie- DISA Control Circuit Signal High. I have a cracked air duct between the Radiator and the Air filter housing, could this be the root cause ? I also recently fitted a new aftermarket Air Valve which didn't...
  8. 325Ci M54 fuel trims question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I’m getting some strange looking fuel trims at the moment and wondered if anyone could chime in on what could be going on. STFT’s are showing it’s on the rich side, but LTFT’s are showing lean? This is a screenshot of the readings at idle...
  9. n54 to m54 engine swap

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys, just woundered if any has done a parts list on what parts are needed for a m54 engine swap, i have a donor car so have pretty much everything
  10. M54 Vanos oil pipe washers

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Genuine or any old crush washer of the correct dimensions? Can get genuine ones off ebay for like £5 each, which is silly, or ten 14 x 20 x 2 crush washers for about the same.
  11. Oil leak M54

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    While tracking down a coolant leak to a cracked header tank I noticed that I also have an oil leak. It's on the right hand side of the engine if you're looking under the bonnet. It looks to be coming from behind the alternator and water pump towards the front upper side if the block. Is there...
  12. Bmw E39 M54 Engine - Filter Housing Oil return Valve Fault

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    An interesting one here....and one that may not be spotted easily. The car in question is an E39 525i with an M54 engine - but this should apply to any M54 engine'd car. There is approx 240,000 miles on my car at the moment as a guide. For some time the oil filter housing to block interface...
  13. M54 Overheat - Advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've had my 330 since September 2016, bought cheaply off a family member. Got caught up in rush-hour traffic in Reading where I noticed the temperature gauge rising. Managed to move off, where it cooled down again, but got caught again at lights where the inevitable happened. The red light of...
  14. 320i M54 fuel filter vaccum line - where does the other end go?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I have a facelift 320i Sport Touring with the 2.2l M54 engine. I had my mechanic replace the fuel filter & vaccum line (which attaches to the little pressure regulator & comes off at a 90 degree angle). It's the one in the top right with the the top green arrow in this pic (borrowed...
  15. E46 manifold! M54 3.0L 330ci

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    After the above. Northampton area, after the one closest to inside the car. Anyone got one for sale? Sent from my BLN-L21 using Tapatalk
  16. M54 injectors, interchangeable?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just looking at realoem.com and the injector fitted to my car was superseded in late 2004. As my car was built in October 2004 it could easily have either fitted. With both the earlier part (136414270240) and the later part (13537546244) work ok or will the engine management system notice and...
  17. 0W-30, 5W-30 or 5W-40 oil in my 2003 E46 320i 2.2l M54?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hate to ask, but I've just bought the car, it's my 1st 6 pot BMW & I'm being told different grades by Castrol & Shell's respective oil finder applications on their websites & I don't have an owners manual. Shell's is telling me 5W-40 & Castrol's is telling me 0W-30 1st choice or 5W-30 2nd...
  18. M54 Engine Swap

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok this is me being daft, there is nothing wrong with my engine (I hope) but just thinking out loud, if for some reason I did ever need a new engine would a 3 litre M54 be a straight swap for the 2.5 litre the car already has? Or would there be complications, I don't know - injectors, engine...
  19. 325Ci (M54 Engine) Sluggish as hell

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Okay, there's no EML showing. The only codes that exist are for: O2 sensor bank 2 post-cat insufficient heat output 7b activation map cooling I have a new thermostat ready to go in to solve the 7b error - however, would the o2 sensor really cause the car to feel so horriblly sluggish? There's...
  20. M54 Oil level light warning light coming on intermittently

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys and gals, I have a bit of a conundrum with my '03 E46 320ci. Back in April this year(2017) I fully changed the rocker cover gasket, plugs and coil packs (oil was leaking into the plug wells through faulty gasket, as well as doing a full oil change including the oil filter. for a short...
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