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  1. Hello! 2002 E16 TI

    Hello - BMW 316ti Hi all! We're Mike and Tash, and today, we bought the first BMW either of us have ever owned. At the moment, it's your standard BMW 316 TI (2002, 1.8l), but we're hoping to add a little spice to it to take it from "stock-stylish" to "eye-catching". By posting this, we're...
  2. Bmw e46 318 ti n42

    Hi im new to this forum im having issues with my cooling system ive fitted a new rad new water pump 2 new temp sensors new expansion tank cap and removed the thermostat and still keep getting washing up liquid type bubbles in the system and when i start the car and remove the cap water pushes...
  3. 325 ti compact hard cold / first start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks Hoping someone can help me out. Recently bought a 325ti compact sport (2003, m54 engine, 103k) with this issue that only occurs if I try to start the car once it has sat for about 3 hours or more, and makes no difference then if it sits a day, a week, or whatever. It will crank but not...
  4. E46 325 Ti M-Sport Compact Front Bumper

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Want to replace front bumper on my wife's 325 Ti M Sport. Its the later facelift model bumper with round spot/fog lights and has Headlight Washers in bumper. Its in Topaz Blue but any colour will do.John K 07799145076
  5. PLEASE HELP! 2003 E46 Compact, 316, TI SE Flashing engine light, missfire

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone, I was driving yesterday and all of a sudden I felt no power, looked down at the dash to see the engine light flashing and the engine was running quite rough. Pulled over, stopped and started the engine and its been fine since although I have read the codes using my code reader and...
  6. 2004 e46 ti 316 with all sorts of issues, central locking, radio reception etc.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The central locking started to play up on the car ages ago. the remote locking would start to only work the closer I got to the car, then it was intermittent. then it stopped all together. The next thing was the car would no longer start with the key, it did crank but wouldn't start. Luckily I...
  7. BMW 316 TI SE Compact 1.8cc Petrol Manual

    Hi everyone just acquired this my first BMW,okay it's not new,can't afford new,was fairly cheap,anyway there was no MOT,and had a few issues since repaired by myself,dash lights,fitted a new pre cat lambda sensor and a new camshaft position sensor,bought a second hand CD Player bmw of course to...
  8. E46 325 ti M sport, changed clear to facelift tail lights

    BFuk Open Topic
    I just finished replacing the tail lights on my old girl. I have always been a bit meh about the clear tail lights so finally took the plunge and bought a pair of facelift red items. Being a bit lazy, I couldnt be bothered ripping half the interior out to get to the bolts so did the job through...
  9. 2001 316 ti

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello I recently got my 1St BMW and it randomly cuts out when driving and will not start for a good few hours so I leave it till the next day it's back to normal and for a few days it's fine then it happens again so I called recovery (now getting annoyed with leaving it in random places) and...
  10. 316 ti boot wont open!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I've just bought a BMW 316 ti and the boot wont open and wondered if seasoned members/owners might know the reason, if it's a general fault. thanks
  11. 316 TI (2002) Standing still for 7 years. (more or less)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone. I am new on this site, but I believe I have come to the right place for some good advice. I have had a 316TI Compact (2002)[/B] standing in a garage and untouched, for 3 years. It was moved on to the drive way for a further 6 months, then driven about 4-500 Km to Denmark, where it...
  12. 325 Ti Sport Seat Lever

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 325 Ti (2002), the seat lever which moves the back rest forward to let a passenger in the back of the car has just snapped off, does anyone know how to replace this? I have seen instructions for doing it but they relate to a different model. Thanks
  13. 316 ti rear wiper

    General BMW Discussions
    Rear wiper and water jet not working on my 316 ti 2001 Think the motor has gone. General consensus, new motor or remove and fill in hole ?
  14. 2002 e46 316 ti

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I'm new on the forum so to begin with I want to say that it's really nice to be here with all of you BMW fanatics :) I was crazy about these cars since I was a kid but never got one because everyone was saying that they are really expensive to maintain. That was until now recently...
  15. New owner 316 ti se lumpy idle 2002

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, New to the forum and new to the BMW world. I've been a jap owner (evo 6) for years but fancied something a bit less harsh on fuel for the ride to work. I have purchased a 316 ti se 2002 which is in cracking condition. She runs like a dream but has a lumpy idle. sat at the lights or...
  16. Loss of power / Engine Cutting out (316 TI 2002)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Wondering if anyone could help me out here. Recently bought a 2002 316TI Compact, 115,000 on the clock (when bought, now at 117,000). The car has run faultless since I got it until yesterday. I've done 2,000 miles in it since buying it. Anyway, whilst driving along the motorway yesterday I...
  17. BMW 316i TI SE Mods?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there, New to forum so hi everyone. Got a 2001 BMW 316i TI SE and looking if theres any good websites or information for mods? Currently previous owner claims he fitted full leather interior, it has the M sport interior (so plastics are blue to match car colour, gear knob and leather is M...
  18. BMW e46 318se ti compact wing

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi i was if a 316i compact wing would fit a 318se to compact any help would be nice
  19. renovate your ti compact parcel shelve

    Technical Guides for the E46
    hi guys and girls, the wife wanted me to have a go at re-dying her ti compact parcel shelve as it was badly faded, i hope these pics will help out others who want to do the same thing. as shown the black has faded out to a purple colour, and is looking really tatty. she ordered this dye from...
  20. 316 ti se E46 Stalling

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just changed the o rings on the vanos solenoids on my 316ti compact after noticing they were leaking.Re connected everything and started the engine,no sign of any leaks so rev'd the engine to 3000rpm, took my foot off the accelerator engine revs dropped then engine rattled and cut out.Tried this...