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  1. M54

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey guys, I was wondering if it would be worth it to slap on a turbo for my 2001 325ci. I really want to get more power and have been looking into engine swapping it but want to do some research on here first. Can anybody help me out please?
  2. Parting Out
    I’m selling off the remaining parts from a Titan Silver wrecked 530i sedan that I bought to harvest parts for my own wagon. Many of these parts will fit a wagon. The car had less than 70k and was hit low in the front, it actually hit a tall curb and sheared off a good part of the front...
  3. General BMW Questions
    Hi, people. It's my first time here. A nice place to know more about my dream car. Last night I was looking into my motor trying to identify my camshaft sensor when I saw what looks like a connector loose. I did not found nothing that appeared missing to connect it. I thought that, maybe, it's...
  4. Tools and Miscellaneous
    I'll ship anywhere in the USA..... OEM part: #12317501599 Item model number: #2-13882 TYC BMW Replacement Alternator TYC heavy-duty alternators are built brand-new, with no recycled internal components. The bearings, field casing, rotor, rectifier, stator, diode, regulator are all 100 percent...
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Should I preemptively replace the timing chain tensioner when rebuilding the VANOS or would it just be a wait of time and money? I have got a 330xi with M54 engine and 143K miles, manual trans. It came with only ok service records but the price was right and I do all my own work. I know the...
  6. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey guys im new to the forums, my name is German and i currently drive a 2006 x3 with about 82k miles on it. this being my first car i have a couple of questions/issues that maybe you guys could help me out with or have had. I recently changed the following liquids: front & rear diff, brake...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Just bought a 2003 e39 530i with the following codes! P0171 P0174 P0300 P0336 P1083 P1085 P1348 P1351 P1353 P1512. I thought I got a good deal until I took it home. The car is leaking oil, (not a lot) it idles okay when it wants to, however sometimes shuts off. Also, there are times when it...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello all, most people probably know how to change their own oil. That didn't stop me from making a DIY video. You can view it here -
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Can the Vanos make a little bit of noise when starting the engine cold or warm, I have notices as soon as the oil pressure light goes out the noise stops. But its a reall quick noise, and it doesn't do it on ever start up say its warm and let it sitcom 45 mins it doesn't make noise but maybe...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just noticed what seems to be a vacuum line missing from my 2003 530i. E39 ; M54. I have posted a photo of a vehicle that has the vacuum line where my does not have one and I cannot see where it would connect. Any help would be appreciated.:dunno:
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    EDIT: As per filon102 below, we should strive to locate a good BMW description, with fluid flow diagrams, of how the expansion tank works for all three major E39 engines (M52, M54, & M62). A recent thread got me thinking again, after about a year or two since I had autopsied my 2002 expansion...
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