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  1. Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi All, I was driving my E46 320i auto tourer 6 cylinder M54/M52TU back home the other day when the engine cut out as well as the power, roadside assistance said the top hose was dripping coolant on the drivebelt and that had made it slip cutting the power. They were right, the O Ring in the...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Morning all. I recently bought a E46 330i Touring. Love the car and goes like a rocket, so all the power is there. It's pretty old on a Y plate but only has 126k on it, and partial service history. I've had it serviced and recently replaced the radiator, Coolant pump and thermostat as they we're...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, this is my third post on Bimmer Forums. I hope someone can give me some idea maybe.... To cut a long story short - I had a problem with my timing chain, it had jumped. The usual on an e46 n42 engine, so had the mechanic out to fit a new kit...... The head had to be taken off to check if...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I have just bought an E46 BMW 318ci 2003 Auto. Its a rare color - light green/blue and so far so good...I'm really pleased with it. (Sorry about poor quality photo) Oil service was done when I bought it about 800 miles ago, driving to work yesterday and the yellow oil light...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys justed wanted some advice as on my BMW 2002 Compact my oil light came on the other day and so went to top it up and found some white mayo on the dipstick. I have read some past threads on this and as i only do short runs thought i would take it for a 50 mile drive and check it again but...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Checked oil at weekend and noticed mayo on oil cap and slightly on dipstick,just need reassuring that it is not serious. Have enclosed pics (sorry not the best from my crappy phone). Car is used everyday but mainly for journey to work and back (10 miles total) have checked coolant level and...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Ive just put a new rad on my 2001 e46. The car has been standing for approx 1 week while waiting for new rad and time to do it. All fitted ok etc, once done I started the engine to bleed the system and noticed a lot of water vapor from the exhaust. I then check the oil and noticed some...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys and girls this morning taking my boy to school, upon reversing i noticed that the engin was making a whining noise, also just recently when starting the car she feels very lumpy and smoking from exhaust even when the temp is normal. After stopping car this morning looked into oil cap...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, this morning I was toping up water and found Mayo like substance inside my expansion tank. Can anybody tell me what it could be. Many thanks.
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi, ive recently bought a 323 e46 coupe with 115k and noticed on start up it smokes alot when i give it some beans this does disappear after about 10-15 minutes but theres also a mayo in the filler cap just round the top, none on the dipstick and its not using any water so unsure of a headgasket...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    the other day i went to top my oil up in my bmw 318ci e46 and to my horror there was quite abit of mayo on the cap i then checked the water level that was all fine the car doesn't overheat ,i do do a quite alot of short journeys however the day before i had done quite a long one... i then...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi All Thinking of purchasing an 03 plate BMW 318I sport. FSH with 45,000 miles.. Went to see the car and love it.. However, when pulling out the dipstick, i notice a few specs of white creamy residue..Nothing on...
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