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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 09-05-2012, 04:26 PM
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Maybe, maybe not

So I am about to order my parts to overhaul and one of the issues that I'm hoping to rectify is the slight bog when I take off in first gear. After giving it gas it doesn't want to hold the rpm (were talking 1-1.5) unless I give it a significant amount more while letting out the clutch. I will be ordering another fuel filter along with my coolant overhaul kit but I'm just hoping this isn't something more. The car doesn't even idle at 1000 not that it has trouble taking off it idles steady and when I get on the gas she's ready to go but I inquired about the cars service records and they said three years ago they replaced the fuel pump (all they would tell me about the vehicles history). So what are thought on what this could be if changing my fuel filter doesn't clear it up. Possibly bad plugs, dying vanos, or clutch-which feels like quite a bit of life left. Thanks for suggestions and advice.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:29 AM
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If you have over 60K miles on the clock then your bog is most likely due to vanos seals that are shot. The seal kit from Beisan should fix that issue for you and the DIY is rather simple, albeit a bit tedious.

http://www.beisansystems.com/
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM
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I watched a video on what this looks like and the power transition isnt anything like the one i watched however my car is also not an automatic if this makes any difference. I will just add the seals to my list of things seeing how they seem pretty cheap. Is besian the best place to order them from due to better quality or are they just a distributor and i can order them along with all my other stuff through oembimmerparts.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:39 AM
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They are the manufacturer and sole source, I believe.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:09 PM
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Good to know i will order direct from them....Love the fact they have an awesome write up and pictures on this procedure.
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