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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello everyone I'm new here and I'm not very familiar with the common issues that this car has it's my 1st bmw. So this car has N42 engine with around 220k km it's problem that engine oil is disappearing like crazy. At first i thought it had a leak somewhere but the engine is clean all around. I...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    E46 318 n42 2001 sedan so now my problem is that it smokes at takeoff after idle or stood idling at a trafic light so i disconected the vacuum line from the CCV on top of the intake manifold and plugged the intake manifold i saw some oil in the hose,so F-up CCV valve i started the car and out...
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  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, all there~ Greeting from Perth, Australia~ I'm a owner of a 2002 BMW 318i E46. Recently my automatic gearbox turns faulty as I cannot drive it over 50km/h. The mechanic guy quoted over 1500 AUD to recondition it. Meanwhile, he suggested seeking a second-hand gearbox to replace it, which...
  4. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello Bimmerfest, I have a BMW e46, year 2002, engine n42. I think that my engine is dead because when I start the car the engine doesn't start and the rpm is below 200 also the compression ratio is between 8 and 7 bars for each cylinder. So I decide to change it with M52 as it is more powerful...
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi. I have owned my 2002 318i with 75k on the clock for a few months now with no problems, but a few days ago i was driving along and with no warning the engine started to run rough and lost a lot of power. I managed to limp it home (about 1/4 mile luckily) and began to inspect it. It is idling...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, Maybe someone can help me - how can I change the air filter element on E46 N42 engine? It looks like this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/l/a/137.png I haven't still figured out how to open it up and replace the air filter. There are good DIY's, but all I've found are for a...
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