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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 12-01-2012, 09:15 AM
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325i Ignition Coil Issues / Flashing Service Engine Light

I have a 2004 BMW 325i that I recently had checked because the service engine light was on.
It read that I had cylinders that were misfiring. However, the car was running fine with no issues.
I changed the spark plugs first to see if that would cure the misfires and reset the light. It did not. I then changed all the ignition coils as I noted a few of them had wear marks.
After replacing the coils, I started the car and it ran rough and shaking and the service engine light began flashing.
I then shut the car off, checked all the coils to make sure the coils were properly secured, and restarted the car. Again the car was running rough and shaking with the check engine light flashing. The car seemed to want to die so I immediately shut it off.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:32 AM
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Pull the plugs and see what they look like.....
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:21 PM
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They look like this.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:44 PM
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:30 PM
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Oil fouled, which would point to a failing CVV....(they ALL die sooner or later, it`s just one of the many sh!tty systems bestowed on us by BMW....)
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:38 PM
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That is not good...nor fun.
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