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Forum: BMW 3 Series Forum (E46)

Discussion forum for the BMW 3 Series.
Model years: 1999 - 2003
Chassis code: E46

  1. drivers mirror needs to be replaced

    328i/2k How common is it for the driver's side mirror to deteriorate around the borders. I need to replace it. Can one just replace the mirror...

    Started by jayb‎, 03-31-2011 04:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-31-2011, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Typical failures?

    Hi, I am new to E46's, and am wanting to know typically what to expect to fail. I have an older ('04 ZHP) E46 now, after owning a couple of E39 5ers....

    Started by ultdm8‎, 03-16-2011 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-29-2011, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  3. E46 production years ??

    Roadfly show the production years for the e46 to be 1999 - 2003. What is the e code for the 2004 - 2006 models then? Not E90

    Started by TCACEK‎, 03-29-2011 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-29-2011, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Need Help on a bmw 232i

    I have a bmw 323i 1999 i get this codes p1189,p1188,p1510,p0101,p1770..so the EML,ASC+T/DSC,ETCM. come on!! i have to reset the system i do have a...

    Started by bmw323ii‎, 03-27-2011 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,872
    03-29-2011, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  5. secondary air pump code P1411, P0700, P0710, P1892

    Recently bought a 2003 325i with a M56 engine with automatic. Check engine light was on. Scanned with OBDII, it came with P1411, P0700 and P0710 as...

    Started by rl540i‎, 03-24-2011 02:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-25-2011, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Unexpected Benefit of Clutch Change

    To All, We have a 2003 330ci which we bought as an executive demo in 2005 with 38,000 miles. Ever since I drove it off the lot, I would experience...

    Started by PKile‎, 03-25-2011 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-25-2011, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  7. ABS, Traction Control (yellow) and Brake Light all ON

    Hey Guys - I have a 5 speed 2001 328ci with about 145,000 miles on it. When I left this afternoon to drive home from work the ABS, Traction...

    Started by amarz99‎, 03-21-2011 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-23-2011, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Morning misery, need rear bumper repainted (help)

    It sucks when people try to squeeze through spaces not big enough for their cars. Some fine upstanding citizen clipped my passenger side rear bumper...

    Started by toronto328ci‎, 07-25-2001 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-22-2011, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Wide angle side mirrors?

    I received an email from the good folks at BMW promoting their wide-angle side mirrors. This seems like a nice idea, but I don't know if they are...

    Started by Paul328Ci‎, 03-10-2011 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-17-2011, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Electrical short after Window Regulator repair

    Anyone have an idea where I might be getting a short/ground problem inside the door shell? I just did a regulator repair and an hour later my...

    Started by michaelgvh‎, 03-14-2011 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-14-2011, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  11. OIL DIPSTICK MARKINGS???????HeyH

    Hey I did get the dipstick out. But, how do you read the markings on it???? I have the owners manual, but the picture has a different dipstick...

    Started by SHauschild‎, 03-11-2011 09:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-13-2011, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  12. part number for E46 OE clear lenses

    Has anyone purchased OE clear lenses (front, side & rear) for an '03 325? I've been working with parts department at the dealership and they can't...

    Started by Pete McDonough‎, 03-12-2011 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-13-2011, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Repair advice

    Going to replace CCV system and perhaps vanos seals when weather becomes warmer. Anyone have advice as to what else to replace while I have the thing...

    Started by TCACEK‎, 03-08-2011 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    03-12-2011, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  14. where is the oil dipstick on my 2002 325i?

    I want to check my oil and am asking a stupid question here for a female. Where is the dipstick and exactly where is the oil compartment to take my...

    Started by SHauschild‎, 03-10-2011 08:06 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    03-12-2011, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Significant reduction in mpg

    Folks - I have noticed over the last 2-3 months that my 2001 325i is giving a much lower mpg than normal. During my regular commute I was able to...

    Started by bigk‎, 03-08-2011 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,332
    03-11-2011, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  16. forum maint. and vBulletin move this weekend (March 12-13)

    Folks, we're going to do a lot of system maintenance and hopefully complete the move to vBulletin this weekend. Some of the work will start this...

    Started by charlie‎, 03-11-2011 11:05 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-11-2011, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  17. throttle delay

    I've got a 1999 328i with manual trans. When I put in the clutch before shifting, there is a delay in the throttle before it drops off so the it...

    Started by bmwojv‎, 03-09-2011 01:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-10-2011, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  18. WATER PUMP SHAFT CAP! I got it!!

    Who was looking for the water pump shaft nut I mentioned that I bought for my car? I couldn't remember the source, but just now it came to me. ...

    Started by Stinger9‎, 03-10-2011 01:45 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-10-2011, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  19. If you've considered KONI FSD's ever, take a look

    at the best price I've seen in years at tire rack as they have them on sale now. For my car: KONI

    Started by Stinger9‎, 03-08-2011 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-09-2011, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Just replaced the apron that is on bottom of winds

    on bottom of windsheild. Looks great, big impovement. Followed someonew DIY instructions for E46 and worked well except one person who responded to...

    Started by jayb‎, 03-06-2011 07:15 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    03-07-2011, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  21. For those of you not on the Turner email list,

    they sent out some interesting news today about their wins over the weekend. Testimony to the fact that these guys can answer your BMW questions....

    Started by Stinger9‎, 03-07-2011 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-07-2011, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  22. Wow, looks like they finally started to make

    an Aluminum thermostat housing for our e46's. Took 'em long enough. Cost is not exorbitant to avoid cracking plastic. Here it is

    Started by Stinger9‎, 03-04-2011 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-05-2011, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  23. Rough idle in cold and outside temp sensor related

    I have very rough idling when in extreme cold but only when in gear which makes me think it is transmission related. However my gas milage plummets...

    Started by TCACEK‎, 03-04-2011 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,343
    03-05-2011, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  24. Fast Acting Directional

    I have a 2001 330xi with 106,000 miles. I have had the batter and alternator replced, that was about 6 months ago or so. Lately I've been noticing...

    Started by dan03833‎, 03-02-2011 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-02-2011, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  25. front swing arm support broke

    Ok, just received new Bilstein Shocks under the warranty. They have 95K on them and one is badly leaking, the other one has too much bounce on it...

    Started by jayb‎, 02-26-2011 09:19 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 5,697
    03-02-2011, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  26. Oil Change

    Was told by the BMW dealer shop that my oil should be changed by them? And not another lube shop? Said they will not use the correct filters. I am...

    Started by J Micineo‎, 01-29-2011 07:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,432
    02-28-2011, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  27. Oil question - capacity

    Changed oil this weekend. Bentley states 8 US quarts. I put in 7 and the oil level was at the top of the dip stick. I only drained out 5+ quarts but...

    Started by TCACEK‎, 02-21-2011 10:41 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    02-26-2011, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  28. No high beams

    I did a search, but didn't find an exact set of symptoms like mine. So, I bought this car and it has obvious electrical rewiring issues. Car was...

    Started by michaelgvh‎, 02-24-2011 10:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-26-2011, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  29. need a big alignement after adjusting coilovers?

    so I bought a car with coilovers with the intention from the start to raise it up from the lowered position it was in. I took it to my BMW shop and...

    Started by michaelgvh‎, 02-04-2011 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 11,059
    02-25-2011, 12:16 AM Go to last post
  30. Fuel filter cost

    Just got a new fuel filter from the dealer. I figured I would get the BMW filter rather than an after marketeven though it might be a little more...

    Started by jayb‎, 02-22-2011 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,084
    02-23-2011, 01:52 AM Go to last post
  31. Valve tick when warm

    I have an interesting problem with my 05' X3. M54 engine. I has a valve tick but only after the engine warms up for a few minutes. The story...

    Started by sixpack_7‎, 02-17-2011 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-18-2011, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  32. xenon bulbs

    one of my xenon bulbs is out, actually its....... broken? do you think i need to replace both? the drivers side one is still nice and blue....maybe...

    Started by corys530‎, 02-05-2011 10:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,042
    02-18-2011, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  33. Great buy on Mobil 1 oil at about $6 quart

    For those interested, Autozone has a deal that you can buy Mobil 1 0w-40 for about $6 a quart, I think there was a maximum of 4 or 5 quarts in that...

    Started by jayb‎, 02-17-2011 07:59 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-18-2011, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  34. 2001 convertible not working

    I can't get the automatic convertible to operate. The last time I tried to open it last winter the front popped up normally. The back usually pops up...

    Started by Sydneytiger‎, 02-16-2011 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-17-2011, 04:07 AM Go to last post
  35. Still leaking washer fluid

    I am about to rip all my hair out over this. I noticed I am leaking washer fluid a while back and have tried everything I know of to stop it. I...

    Started by ohdaveplease‎, 02-13-2011 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    02-15-2011, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  36. And another thing..........Manual trans issue?

    Manual transmission seems to be very balky lately. Hard to put in gear.Reverse is exceptionally difficult, more so in cold temps. Has anybody run...

    Started by ohdaveplease‎, 02-13-2011 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,664
    02-14-2011, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  37. E-46 Fanatics

    Bunch of smart arsses over on that E-46 fanatics board. Some poor guy just now couldn't get his spark plugs loose. Boy... did they, and I mean...

    Started by redgold‎, 01-18-2011 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,675
    02-13-2011, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  38. Premium Gasoline

    Must we be using the high priced premium? How about alternating?

    Started by SHauschild‎, 02-11-2011 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,136
    02-13-2011, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  39. wow - Therm is E-A-S-Y on a manual

    It took me forever to do any cooling system parts on my E36 when I had to remove fan. (Eventually I did the fan-delete mod.) On this car the...

    Started by michaelgvh‎, 02-13-2011 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 741
    02-13-2011, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  40. another noob DIY question...

    I need to send my rear shocks back to Bilstein for remanufacturing. I am confident I can get them out. It's a 2-week turnaround with shipping from ME...

    Started by michaelgvh‎, 02-08-2011 10:09 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,529
    02-08-2011, 06:55 PM Go to last post

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