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  1. Not sure where e39 530i 2002 plug goes

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hi everyone. first time poster here looking at a great diagram i found online, the connector comes out of roughly the circled area however this diagram doesn't account for the cable in question I was removing the intake manifold and upon re installation I came across this plug that I can't find...
  2. Trouble Running need Pointers (and i need the car to work) :

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello all (please read) Our story begins 5 months ago when i bought my X3 3.0 Xdrive (M54) for $2500. I knew it had a bad CSB and u joint but the engine ran great aside from EVAP codes and lean bank codes (vacuum leaks that were soon fixed). I replaced the staked in ujoint, CSB, and guibo for a...
  3. 4 Misfires

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Okay so, last time I posted on here requesting help, I had just bought a non-running 03' 530i for an extremely cheap $350. The only issue that stopped it from running was the fuse box under the passenger seat. It was completely fried, lots of water had gotten down there. After I fixed that, she...
  4. F/S Various BMW Parts - Cheap

    Interior
    Have quite a few BMW parts for sale that need to go. Prices are in Canadian $$ Buyer pays for shipping Blue BMW E28 rear headrests very good condition came from E23 7 Series ($40) M30/S38B35 Distributor cap Part Number - 12 11 1 715 905 ($5) E36/E46/E39 various switches for windows/sunroof...
  5. What would you choose, repair or swap?

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I just picked up a 2004 325ci with a blown head gasket, other than that, it's a beautiful car and I plan to keep it. I also have a 2001 330i which is not much more than a parts car but it has a strong motor, good compression, low miles, an ideal motor for a swap. Oh, and both are automatics. I'm...
  6. Hello !

    General BMW Questions
    Hi ! It s the firt time i post on this site although it gave me a helping hand on many ocassions. i really need your help,i ran into a problem with my bimmer (2001 BMW e39 m54 B22 sedan manual) that i just can t slve,maybe someone can help me my car has started running really rough about 3...
  7. RPM gets stuck or rise when accelerator released

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, My '02 e46 with M54B22 and auto transmission started to drive sluggish and and i can feel severe loss of power especially at lower rpms (that's why i suspect VANOS seals). When engine is cold it is somewhat driveable . When it is warm it barely starts to move until 1500 rpm. The main problem...
  8. Where to start with fault codes

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey guys long time forum user usually able to find the info I need without having to create a post. However this time I'm not quite sure where to start. 05 325i m54 manual trans No mods 130k on odo CEL EML DSC BRAKE Lights are illuminated on the dash Started her up after sitting for the...
  9. Cylinder 4 Misfire ???

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    So I use this thread for all things X5 that I need help with and it hasn't failed me yet so here we go. I have a 2005 X5 3.0i with 138,000 miles. Recently, the engine overheated and led to a full head replacement. After ordering a used head on Ebay, I had is cleaned up and everything was good...
  10. Cooling System Mystery - 2006 (E83 M54)

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Vehicle: 2007 X3 3.0i (E83, M54). 142,000 miles currently. Symptom: The little radiator image idiot light would come on for a few moments a mile or two after starting of a new trip (from cold), then go out (the temp gauge was still rising to normal at this point). Later in the drive...
  11. Poor Rare Idle on cold M54 e60

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Last few weeks I have random poor idle when I start car on cold. This idle happening like every 5 seconds when rmp goes down and after that goes up a bit. Also, I have engine check on ignite but not after car starts. Will report all my car errors asap. I read on Internet that it could be o2 or...
  12. 320i -> 330i swap with dme reflash

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi i got this LL 2001 e46 manuel stock 320i which ive rebuild with an 330i engine from a 2002 RL e46 aut. my plan is as shown on the picture attachment. i want to be using only the engine and driveline and dme from 330i and then code it. will it work? did i miss out on anything please let me...
  13. SMG Transmission on Non-M car

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Okay, So as the title says I want to put an SMG transmission on my 325ci. I know that it will physically fit (the M54 and S54 have the same bolt pattern). Now how hard will it be to program the DME? Can i get a DME from an M3 and use that? Now Please i don't want any hate over my choice to want...
  14. Adaptive Headlight Question

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, this is my first post but I have been an enthusiast for several years now. Recently on my way to work a deer jumped in front of my car (keep in mind I always keep an eye out for obstructions in the road and animals.) The damage could have been severely worse and thankfully I am...
  15. At my diagnostic wits end. M54 engine cooling conundrum

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi everyone, My wife's 2004 E83, with M54 (3.0i) engine has an odd cooling problem that I can't get to the bottom of. I've got to the end of my diagnostic tether with this one, so am wondering if the collective brain can help. When the engine gets warm enough to activate the fan, everything...
  16. 2005 X3 3.0 Cold Start Stalls

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi. Long time viewer (so thanks for many helpful posts) and first time poster. Have a 2005 X3 3.0 with 145,000 miles. Bought it used with 69,000 miles. Vehicle is running well but having some trouble with starts on cold mornings. When it's between 20 and 30 degrees fahrenheit the car will...
  17. Engine Operating tempature (m54) is this too cold?

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Couple days ago, I decided to check how warm my engine has been running, and it reaches up to 85.c in 30-50 degree weather... I remember back in the summer time of 2016 before I completely flushed out my (green / old) coolant it was operating at a normal 97.C which is normal for m54 engine...
  18. Cylinder 6 not working

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I'm new to this so please be patient with me. I have a 2004 bmw x3 2.5L manual transmission. I was driving 75mph on highway when all of a sudden I lost total acceleration capacity. The vehicle sounded like it was running rough and was not able to fully accelerate unless dropping to 5th gear and...
  19. Vanos Unit Installation (m54)

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    When installing a brand new vanos unit or (rebuilt unit) for a m54, is it all of just unscrewing it out and putting in the new one, or, is it more to it ? If I can remember, I asked one of my indy's, to do this and he said, you need to re adjust the time chain or something in the engine, can't...
  20. Compression Test DIY for BMW X3 E83 3.0 M54

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Okay, I don't have the answer but I didn't find a page searching for the X3 so I thought maybe I'd ask and next person who searches for this could benefit from the answers. I know there are other similar models with instructions but always nice to find exactly what you're looking for. What is...
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