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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 11-15-2012, 08:11 PM
2003BMW325XI 2003BMW325XI is offline
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E46 DISA Repair Options

Ok so with my 325xi warmed up I hit 120mph drove 15mi fine, parked and when I restarted it ran like **** with like 60hp and barely made it home. Blew the VCG (valve cover gasket) and oil on plugs causing 6 individual misfires and a lean and two o2 snesor codes. Replaced the VCG and plugs that had 177kmi and were fouledand the precat bank 1 (pass side) 02 sensor that was fouled.

Started the car and it idled like **** and ran with about 130hp. and then i noticed the DISA rattle that wasnt there before. Took it out easily and found it broken at the stem.

-New DISA approx $250 from Pelican probly similar at the dealer on this part.

-Ebay repair (two diff: 48$, 52$) kit includes fin and stem and and small metal clip for e46 models with 3.0 liter and old e46 like 98-02. I asked the company if they had one for a 325xi and they said no. I figured wth they're probly wrong and i can use the one for eht 3.0. well the fin is actually bigger for the 3.0 (Awesome) but the stem was the same so with my fin that was reusable I installed it wrong and broke the stem removing but was able to salvage it with super glue and epoxy and reintall at the correct position.

-Fixed a 250+ part for 52$ (just for a stupid little piece of plastic probly 1$ to make)

No sure how other people have repaired it or whać componenets broke on theirs
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:54 PM
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I got the kit from German auto solutions with an aluminum valve and the driver for it. Kit worked flawlessly on my 330ci
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:48 PM
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My DISA not too old at about 70,000 Km (44K miles)...and car now at 276,000 Kms (172K miles)..still running great, DISA O-ring leaky tho. I"ve always been concerned about failure of the plastic valve - this G.A.S. kit looks like great preventative maintenance (and includes the o-ring too).....I just ordered it, looks like easy DIY.

Once again, this site comes through with great advice and links to great sources of parts and solutions (thanks j_schroeder!)

Gonna try and make to 500,000 kms with help from this site
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 PM
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Ok so with my 325xi warmed up I hit 120mph drove 15mi fine, parked and when I restarted it ran like **** with like 60hp and barely made it home. Blew the VCG (valve cover gasket) and oil on plugs causing 6 individual misfires and a lean and two o2 snesor codes. Replaced the VCG and plugs that had 177kmi and were fouledand the precat bank 1 (pass side) 02 sensor that was fouled.

Started the car and it idled like **** and ran with about 130hp. and then i noticed the DISA rattle that wasnt there before. Took it out easily and found it broken at the stem.

-New DISA approx $250 from Pelican probly similar at the dealer on this part.

-Ebay repair (two diff: 48$, 52$) kit includes fin and stem and and small metal clip for e46 models with 3.0 liter and old e46 like 98-02. I asked the company if they had one for a 325xi and they said no. I figured wth they're probly wrong and i can use the one for eht 3.0. well the fin is actually bigger for the 3.0 (Awesome) but the stem was the same so with my fin that was reusable I installed it wrong and broke the stem removing but was able to salvage it with super glue and epoxy and reintall at the correct position.

-Fixed a 250+ part for 52$ (just for a stupid little piece of plastic probly 1$ to make)

No sure how other people have repaired it or wha***8224; componenets broke on theirs
My DISA just started rattling bad on my 330ci. I just ordered new part (OEM) from OEMBimmer parts for $199.50 shipped. I disconnected the electrical connector and the rattle stopped, of course, and surprisingly no codes were set while driving today.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 AM
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Another thumbs up for G.A.S. I did the DISA repair kit from German Auto Solutions this summer. It was easy and way cheaper than a new DISA. The part appears very well made and fast shipping was a bonus.
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