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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:12 PM
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Is it better to have straight pipe all the way from the cat to the back with no muffler? Will I get better performance?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:42 AM
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:28 AM
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Comment on the Owner's Manual for the Radio: The radio in my 2001 330I configured a bit differently. If you look at #7 on the radio face diagram it reads "Mode". Whereas on my unit it reads "CD". Everything else is the same between the maunual diagram and my unit. The question is, how do I get to "Auxilliary" mode?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:52 AM
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Comment on the Owner's Manual for the Radio: The radio in my 2001 330I configured a bit differently. If you look at #7 on the radio face diagram it reads "Mode". Whereas on my unit it reads "CD". Everything else is the same between the maunual diagram and my unit. The question is, how do I get to "Auxilliary" mode?
The business unit went through few small changes in the E46. Auxiliary mode only shows up on cars that have the BMW aux input kit installed, and the aux input kit is not compatible with the business CD from a 2001, sorry.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:16 AM
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The business unit went through few small changes in the E46. Auxiliary mode only shows up on cars that have the BMW aux input kit installed, and the aux input kit is not compatible with the business CD from a 2001, sorry.
Thanks for the info! Based on that, I have an iPod compatible cable extending thru glove box. Connecting my iPod or iPhone to this does not omit any sound, music or otherwise. Is this just there to torment me? Or I'd there something I am missing to get my iPod to operate thru my sound system?
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the info! Based on that, I have an iPod compatible cable extending thru glove box. Connecting my iPod or iPhone to this does not omit any sound, music or otherwise. Is this just there to torment me? Or I'd there something I am missing to get my iPod to operate thru my sound system?
If you have the BMW iPod adapter, you'll want to press the CD button until "CDC" shows up. (CD Changer. The BMW sees the iPod adapter as a CD changer accessory, not as an aux input).
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:18 PM
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Good Morning,

I recently purchased a 2004 330i sedan, automatic, and I'm having a few issues so I'm looking for a good shop in Greensboro,NC. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:43 AM
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Good Morning,

I recently purchased a 2004 330i sedan, automatic, and I'm having a few issues so I'm looking for a good shop in Greensboro,NC. Any suggestions?

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Jay, you'll get more responses if you start a new topic thread vs. posting here.
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wiki has bad link

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...6#Wiper_Blades

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BMW dealers sell an insert at very low cost ($2.80 each) which allows one to simply replace the worn rubber element. BMW Part No. 61-61-0-154-440. Installation indications can be found at the end of this thread
which leads to a discussion wherein Nate hits a bird at 85mph in 2003.

what is an installation indication anyway?

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I think I found an example of someone's strange sense of humor.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:28 AM
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what happened to wiki???
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:39 PM
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:08 AM
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I just get one page with a one paragraph statement with two links at the bottom.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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I like to install a 10.5 lbs flywheel with a kewlar clutch disc, but i understand that will make gear noise or a noise like a Disel car, my car is a 2002 M3...Its there a way to scape from this noise?? ahhhh using the Hi performace Clutch set
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:07 PM
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I like to install a 10.5 lbs flywheel with a kewlar clutch disc, but i understand that will make gear noise or a noise like a Disel car, my car is a 2002 M3...Its there a way to scape from this noise?? ahhhh using the Hi performace Clutch set
Running an UltraLight flywheel on the street is usually a mistake (unless you are deaf ).

One function of a flywheel is to absorb vibration in the drivetrain....any time you go below 16 pounds on the `wheel, you`re gonna get a racket, especially idling in neutral....all the gears & shafts are banging around inside the trans....for the track, this type of anti-social behavior might be acceptable, but I guarantee you`ll get tired of it in about 2 days on the street (so will your neighbors ).

Another downside is, with an UltraLight, you have no kinetic energy being stored, which is what makes it easy to launch the car from a dead stop....with the UL setup, you have to rev the piss out of it and slip the clutch to get under way....THAT gets old fast, too....

Stick to a 16-pounder, and you`ll be OK, while enjoying improved performance, but you won`t kill the everyday driveability....
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:10 AM
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Where to find the e46 Wiki:

Link above the thread list and post list sections of each page in the e46 forum, and linked in the sticky thread at the top of the forum thread list. The top section of the wiki is a hyper-linked index, and the bottom section is the content. It's all on one page so it is searchable for keywords like any webpage or document (by keying "Ctrl F")
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:57 AM
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Thanks! i'll run this by my partner today when he comes over and see if he is willing to tackle the wiki.
i looked at the sticky yesterday.

It's a treasure, but... i am not a good technical reader and i need to know what to do by tomorow.
If partner is mystified... sounds like a 7 am garage might be a great thing to find, they might be able to do a quick fix!

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Old 07-25-2014, 12:57 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm new here. I'm planning to buy this 316i(2002). I just noticed that it still has a 4 spoke non-multifunctional steering wheel.
I'm considering retrofitting the tail lights with the LED tail light or should i stick with the OEM one? I don't want it to look like a ricer. lol







These are the tail lights that i'm considering....





As you can see, i'm here in the Philippines and most cars here are JDM inspired. So your help will surely be appreciated! Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:01 AM
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http://www.ebay.ph/itm/BMW-E46-M3-LE...1ed7217&_uhb=1

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/E46-BMW-NEW-L...1ed5b60&_uhb=1

Here's the link of the tail light instead....

And one more thing, is it ok to put the m sport bumpers? Would it look ricer or anything?

Here's the link for it...

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/E46-BMW-MSPOR...1ed7081&_uhb=1



Thanks a lot guys!

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Old 07-25-2014, 10:13 AM
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http://www.ebay.ph/itm/BMW-E46-M3-LE...1ed7217&_uhb=1

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/E46-BMW-NEW-L...1ed5b60&_uhb=1

Here's the link of the tail light instead....

And one more thing, is it ok to put the m sport bumpers? Would it look ricer or anything?

Here's the link for it...

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/E46-BMW-MSPOR...1ed7081&_uhb=1



Thanks a lot guys!
You are posting in the wrong place !
Post to the General Forum area, NOT to the Wiki thread !
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:21 PM
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:26 AM
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Oooops sorry for that fast bob! Where can i post it? Thanks!
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