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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 07-26-2014, 09:32 AM
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Oooops sorry for that fast bob! Where can i post it? Thanks!
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I have a 325i the ac quits blowing ice cold then 10 mins later it blows ice cold . Help someone please. !!


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2002 745i had a small power steering fluid leak and I topped off fluid level and next day a large amount of fluid almost all fluid in the system was on driveway, but could not see where the leak was coming from. Removed the skid panels under rack and pinion to get a better view and all hoses were dry.
Where could a large amount of fluid have come from?
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This Wiki is awesome, and I would like to contribute to make it even better.
One thing I noticed is on the 'Edit' page, the link to":
(see BimmerWiki:Copyrights for details).
just opens up a new page for editing. It doesn't show any details of the copyrights.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:27 PM
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On the discussion tab of the wiki, there doesn't seem to be any way to add comments.
So I take it that this thread is to be used for discussion about the wiki.
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Thank you a million times over to KrisL and all the others that have contributed to this wiki! I'm buying an e46 to replace my (remarkably boring) infiniti, and this has been a singularly helpful source. Hands-down the best wiki I've ever encountered, and a testiment to tbd the power of a well intentioned, well moderated community! Thank you to the mods as well!

Has there been discussion around including a "how to inspect a used e46" sub-section under heading 3.1 (Buying an e46)? The common failures section is tremendous for general guidance (what should I look out for), though it would be wonderful to have the specifics of evaluating used e46s (eg. visual cues and observeable manifestations of the general problems), and info on purchasing a car from a distance alongside the rest of the wiki info. There are a number of good posts covering this (though perhaps they'd require summarizing), it just takes some time to find them (especially as a newbie).

Perhaps even a general (and minimally biased) overview of the biggest e46 online communities could be helpful too, though I realize that's likely begging for some sort of flame war.

Thanks again, looking forward to contributing!
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Thank you a million times over to KrisL and all the others that have contributed to this wiki! I'm buying an e46 to replace my (remarkably boring) infiniti, and this has been a singularly helpful source. Hands-down the best wiki I've ever encountered, and a testiment to tbd the power of a well intentioned, well moderated community! Thank you to the mods as well!

Has there been discussion around including a "how to inspect a used e46" sub-section under heading 3.1 (Buying an e46)? The common failures section is tremendous for general guidance (what should I look out for), though it would be wonderful to have the specifics of evaluating used e46s (eg. visual cues and observeable manifestations of the general problems), and info on purchasing a car from a distance alongside the rest of the wiki info. There are a number of good posts covering this (though perhaps they'd require summarizing), it just takes some time to find them (especially as a newbie).

Perhaps even a general (and minimally biased) overview of the biggest e46 online communities could be helpful too, though I realize that's likely begging for some sort of flame war.

Thanks again, looking forward to contributing!
The reason we stress the importance of trying to obtain the service records for any potential purchase is because there is really no way to tell at a casual glance what is or what may go wrong...even people who are experienced with BMWs can overlook certain things.

Study the Wiki, and read the archived threads here, and you will expand your knowledge.
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Agree, service records are very important, and even then, it's impossible to know the future (or at least ive yet to meet, see or hear of someone who could). However, it is possible to know what has already gone wrong on a car through observation.

For instance: http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho....php?t=1007722

Is something like this (or perhaps a more succinct version) already in the wiki? Or in the thread? Apologies if i missed it, or if my previous post was unclear.
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Iv'e read a ton of post where they point to the auto trans sticky...I can't find it????
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Iv'e read a ton of post where they point to the auto trans sticky...I can't find it????
It`s right smack in the middle of the Sticky Threads....there`s only NINE of `em, take another look !
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Sorry, still can't find it among the stickys, you don't mean the tranny poll thread, are you?
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Sorry, still can't find it among the stickys, you don't mean the tranny poll thread, are you?
That`s exactly what I mean....you`ll find a lot of info in there.
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Break sensors and speed sensors

I have a 1999 323 I. How many speed sensors and break sensors do I have and where are they located
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I have a 1999 323 I. How many speed sensors and break sensors do I have and where are they located
Look, you're supposed to use this thread to access the wiki where the answers are, not ask questions. If you HAD read/searched the wiki, you would know there are two brake pad sensors. The wiki does mention that they're front left and right rear, just not in the obvious place.

Logic will also tell you that, since you have 4 wheels, you have 4 speed sensors. The wiki mentions the location; in that same paragraph is the location of not only the speed sensors (inboard of the wheels/brakes), but the location of the brake pad sensors.

Please RTFM and wiki next time you have a question. One final thought: you need to be able to spell, or select the correct word when your device prompts you for spelling to be able to search. The correct spelling is "brake".
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Your really mean. Sorry this is my first time and I made a mistake. Thanks for the info
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Having just bought an E46 I know have a ton of homework to do reading this page to ensure I treat her right.
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whats up my bimmer heads it's me chillwill from tampa bimmer crew .just wanted to say what's up and dose any one know we're i can get a dl of the bently repair book on the e46 2005. i can't seem to find it ...rats
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whats up my bimmer heads it's me chillwill from tampa bimmer crew .just wanted to say what's up and dose any one know we're i can get a dl of the bently repair book on the e46 2005. i can't seem to find it ...rats
You`re posting in the wrong place....try starting a new thread on the main Forum page....
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Read the Post (#96) immediately above yours.

But, the 2006 is an E90, not an E46, so the floorpan is different....the seats most likely will not fit.
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Ty , was hoping it would fit , the ones in the 06 are much nicer than mine
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Ty , was hoping it would fit , the ones in the 06 are much nicer than mine
Check the wrecking yards for an E46 Sport Package interior. Here`s a photo from a 2000 E46....

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