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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 06-09-2009, 10:21 AM
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I guess it was oil, and yes, I am referring to the clicking sound that occurs when the engine shuts off, and the aluminum starts to cool. My wife says she's heard it before, so I'm not too worried. She's driving like a champ! Thank you all for your help.

I did have one more question though, the old CPS had scratches and scuff marks on it. Is that from normal wear?
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:35 AM
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...and if not, could I be looking at a bigger problem?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:50 PM
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I guess it was oil, and yes, I am referring to the clicking sound that occurs when the engine shuts off, and the aluminum starts to cool. My wife says she's heard it before, so I'm not too worried. She's driving like a champ! Thank you all for your help.

I did have one more question though, the old CPS had scratches and scuff marks on it. Is that from normal wear?
Could be that you just hadn't noticed it before? Every car I have ever owned (or paid attention to, mechanically) ticks after a nice, extended drive.

Glad to hear it sounds like changing the cam position sensor might have done the trick for you. Wouldn't hurt to pour a bottle of fuel injection fuel system cleaner into your tank, or run a few tanks of premium gas through it too. I've yet to see my car dip below 500 RPMs (unless I turned it off ) but I'd imagine that would be a pretty rough idle, and on the edge of stalling. I wouldn't be worried about this happening while in traffic since the RPM's will usually be well above 500 RPM.

Grats on your new Bimmer and welcome to the 'fest
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:22 PM
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There are two Camshaft Position Sensors on an E46. Intake and Exhaust! I would recommend changing both sensors! I had the same problem few months ago! Now fixed! My car used to stall at almost all stop signs. Don't panic.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:44 AM
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...and if not, could I be looking at a bigger problem?
After the sensors, you may consider replacing your fuel filter if you have not done so, a cheap insurance that you have clean gas.
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