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Titan_Omega 12-05-2012 11:27 AM

any common issues with the 2002 325i
 
i am a newer E46 owner went from my 86 E30 325 to this and i know A LOT about the E30 but not much on the E46. It runs fine as of now and I replaced all fo the fluids with synthetic Top quality fluids replaced the Brake fluid with ATE Blue DOT4, Brake Pads, Tires, Belt, Spark plugs, and performance coils from BavAuto, a aFe Stage 2 intake the coolant.

if there are any issues that may arise please let me know i doubt it because BMWs are the best i just want to be prepared.

And any insight on how to get more HP without tearing into the engine the only other thing on my to do list is:

Performance Tuning ( suggestions more than welcome )
Exhaust system ( id like a german manufacturer, Suggestions? )

stilover 12-05-2012 11:40 AM

^read the wiki at the top of this page, it will cover everything you could imagine about the e46, 90% of your questions will be answered in that magical document

Titan_Omega 12-05-2012 11:46 AM

so from what im reading the Vanos is the Achilles heal of the E36 and E46 would anyone recommend a Vanos Elimination kit i found one from VAC. Keep in mind this car is my daily driver as well as a little bit of weekend racing and i am a spirited driver.

Fast Bob 12-05-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Titan_Omega (Post 7232679)
so from what im reading the Vanos is the Achilles heal of the E36 and E46 would anyone recommend a Vanos Elimination kit i found one from VAC. Keep in mind this car is my daily driver as well as a little bit of weekend racing and i am a spirited driver.

I think you`re confused....VANOS is an integral part of the engine....

Titan_Omega 12-05-2012 12:03 PM

QUOTE=Fast Bob;7232702]I think you`re confused....VANOS is an integral part of the engine....[/QUOTE]

Yeah I know that but there is a aftermarket part vac makes to eliminate it I guess here is the link

store.vacmotorsports.com/vac---m52tu--m54-vanos-elimination-kit-p2197.aspx

Fast Bob 12-05-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Titan_Omega (Post 7232723)
QUOTE=Fast Bob;7232702]I think you`re confused....VANOS is an integral part of the engine....

Yeah I know that but there is a aftermarket part vac makes to eliminate it I guess here is the link

store.vacmotorsports.com/vac---m52tu--m54-vanos-elimination-kit-p2197.aspx[/QUOTE]

Now, THAT`S a stupid-ass product for a street car if I ever saw one....it essentially gives you a situation similar to having bad VANOS seals, i.e., you have to lock the cams in the fully-advanced position to take advantage of it, thereby causing a "runs-like-sh!t" condition below 3500 RPMs or so. This is a product for engines that live *strictly* in the top half of the tach, not for street cars.

Titan_Omega 12-05-2012 12:54 PM

That's why I'm asking I do not know much about the e46 so keep that in mind man

Fast Bob 12-05-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Titan_Omega (Post 7232834)
That's why I'm asking I do not know much about the e46 so keep that in mind man

Jou goddit, Mang ! :)

Titan_Omega 12-05-2012 02:59 PM

so any common issues?

MalibuMafiaV 12-05-2012 03:54 PM

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instanc...x/24649201.jpg

Fast Bob 12-05-2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Titan_Omega (Post 7233058)
so any common issues?

Read The Wiki, then start reading back through older threads in this Forum. Draw your own conclusions....

GLOK1132 12-05-2012 06:28 PM

When people say "Read the Wiki" they mean READ THE WIKI. It will answer your questions.

heztheone 12-05-2012 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GLOK1132 (Post 7233413)
When people say "Read the Wiki" they mean READ THE WIKI. It will answer your questions.

seems people have troubles when other people tell them to read around here :eeps:

Fast Bob 12-05-2012 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heztheone (Post 7233726)
seems people have troubles when other people tell them to read around here :eeps:

My dear old Grandma was a supremely wise (and strong) person, who had a lot of great sayings, among them: "Life is tough....especially if you`re STUPID !" :rofl:

stilover 12-07-2012 08:28 AM

Yeah I know that but there is a aftermarket part vac makes to eliminate it I guess here is the link

store.vacmotorsports.com/vac---m52tu--m54-vanos-elimination-kit-p2197.aspx[/QUOTE]

Hey man, install it, post some pic's of the install and let us know what happens/how you like it.


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