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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    20 years ago my parents bought a 2003 BMW 325i right before I was born, they drove the car and took impecable care of it until it had an issue in 2014 and they decided to park it. The car has just over 200,000 km on it and overall is in fairly good condition besides it not running obviously...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Did an oil change maybe 200km ago, thinking head gasket might be blown.. Filled er up and now shes not making that nasty ol’ sound anymore. Video W/ Sound What do we think, is the engine done for?
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey everyone, I own a 320i 2.2L M54 I believe I have a bad Camshaft position sensor, when I checked the symptoms online all of them fits perfectly to my car. Also with a scan I got Camshaft position signal intake, I am not sure why it says "signal" instead of sensor. I already found the part...
  4. X3 M, X5 M, X6 M, Z3 M & Z4 M
    Hey all, someone recent worked on my 2006 X3 and somehow misplaced the engine oil dipstick. I found a grommet to seal the top of the guide tube. Will someone please measure out the length of an original dipstick so I can adapt the universal one I got today. I have ordered an original but...
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello fellow BMW enthusiasts, I'm wondering how much it will cost for a cooling system overhaul if I buy a kit and do it myself? P.S: I'm looking to buy an E46 or E9X and I'm wondering how much it'll cost to carry out the overhaul on an E46, (I will also post a similar thread in the E9X section)
  6. General BMW Questions
    Hello fellow BMW enthusiasts, which engine do you consider to be more reliable, the M54 or N52?
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm in the market for an E46 or E9X 3 Series (preferably manual) and decided to check the auctions... I stumbled across this manual E46 320i... It may look good at first, but the car supposedly has 32,690.96 miles (52,611km) with no service history, dodgy looking repair work and an overall...
  8. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Hello fellow BMW enthusiasts, I'm in the market for a 6 cylinder E46 or E9X 3 Series (preferably manual) and would like to hear your opinions on which car is better to drive, more reliable, etc... My budget to buy the car will not exceed $7000 as I'd like to have some money aside for the...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey, I have M54, I have been driving the car for a while without any problems, but lately (just sometimes) it gets to shake rough idle and vibrate, with an engine light but other days I can drive with no problems. Scanning gave; Vanos Intake Camshaft end position not reached, Misfires on all...
  10. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, I have just replaced the starter motor in my e53 x5 3.0i, for which I had to take off the intake manifold to access. Now I have put the manifold back on, and I have the TC, ABS, and brake yellow warning lights. I plugged in code reader and got codes P1508, P1504, and P0102. I also get...
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi! Since i buy the car, i have a problem with can modules, but today the car went to limp mode, so i want to figure it out what's wrong. CAR: 2003 BMW e60 530i - M54B30 My error codes after limp mode: 28DD - DME: Air mass system - Existent 28AE - DME: Torque limitation: Monitoring - Existent...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    My obc says the temp while sitting says 99c with ac on but when driving around it goes from 93-97c. Without ac it can be a tad lower then that usually sitting without ac is 97c is this normal
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    recently i have deleted the fan clutch for space and ease of access. i want to know how i can make it run at a low speed all the time. it comes on but turns off and then comes back on when the obc reads 97c. usually driving around it stays at 93c and it never goes above 99c even sitting for...
  14. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey everyone, I have a 320i M54, Today I've changed the plugs, oil and disa valve, cleaned the ICV as well, car were making some white smoke before, hoped this maintenance would fix that but I am having the same problems, car idles rough and sometimes come to dying, engine gives misfire codes...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey everyone, I just bought my first car and joined the BMW club, It is a 2003 320İ with a 2.2lt m54, I bought the car a little cheap so expected a few problems, but while doing the test drive never realized a white smoke. After I brought it to home realized this problem, It's not only on cold...
  16. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Greetings, I have finally found some time to begin working further on the tear down of my M54b30, I have recently broken the plastic timing chain guide when hand balling the cylinder head off the block and now need to pull the timing cover off to replace it. I have a big concern, the only tool...
  17. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Greetings. I am currently in the process of replacing a head gasket, I'm just about to get the head bolts off but have thought it would be a wise idea to chase the threads through before I put it all back together to save screwing the threads up anymore (engine was overheated and lost...
  18. General BMW Questions
    Couple days ago I bought a OBD to test my coolant temperature, and find it takes about 10-30minutes to 80C and never reach 90C. Environment temperature is about 20-40F. When I drive 70mph, it even decrease to 50C. I am not sure this temperature is the engine coolant temperature or water tank...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello guys I am looking into upgrading my intake manifold (m52b25) and i want to ask which manifolds would you recommend m50 m54b30 or m52b28 and what does each of them need to be fitted anf what the gains and losses would be from each one ? Thank you in advance.
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