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Old 10-25-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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master of bmw 325ci 2002 m54 genius tips

i have mastered the e 46. some of my mods headers of course but need rear o2 turned not worth headers unless you get tune stock airbox due to two blown engines sucking up water intake manifold mods weight reduction pulley system only running alt. and water pump. no thermostat due to constant sticky thermo. active autowerke tune which is badass and worth it
any way these are just a few any advie questions just messag eme trust me I know evetrything besides engine rebuilds and tearing inot
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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Wtf did I just read.


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Old 10-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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Re: master of bmw 325ci 2002 m54 genius tips

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #4
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all I am offering is any knowledge I have learned in the past six years of owning two bmw's first 325i 2002 and then 325ci 2002.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:03 AM   #5
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It's difficult to comprehend what you wrote.lol


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Old 10-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #6
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I blew the forst motor from cai and going through a big puddle sucked up water and crunch engine blown. second motor blown from wate rleak again blown engine and my last engine same thing I deleted the ccv oil air separator and routed a hose from my ccv close to the ground so it wouldn't blown inside the cab and I thought that the ccv doesn't suck but apparently it does blow and suck anyways a little water enter crank case eventually going into cylinder two and bam hole blown in the block.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #7
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yeah I know got dang word correction. it says. 2002 bmw 325ci m54 inline 6 2.5 liter engine stock air box active autowerke tune ebay headers stock exhaust lowering struts in front stripped out cab two solar panels for trickle charge no front sway bar no power steering no a/c no thermostat on both engine and transmission cooler electric fan cooling. in my experiences with bmw I have found that your main enemy is water and being able to tune the computer. you can do all sorts of mods but if you don't get your computer tuned its pointless. I have tried conforti shark injector and I barely noticed the difference. then I tried active autowerkes computer programming where oyu have to mail in your dme and wow. you could really tell the difference but one downside is my maf had to be unplugged or else would cause to die immediately or at random times. one regret is not paying the extra two hundred to get rear o2's deleted which has caused all sorts of problems and limp mode triggers. I would never recommend a cai not because they don't work but because the risk of sucking up water during rainy days isn't worth it so I stick with stokc air box and a better drop in filter/if you want to mod your bmw remember one thing it costs money not because you have to buy parts and for programming but because what can go wrong will and eventually you will burn your engine up. so just remember if you do not want to lose your wheels donts mess with it if oyu are like me and live for the hunt well go ahead and roll the dice
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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Punctuation is a good thing. It can actually save lives.

For example:

Let's eat Grandma!

Let's eat, Grandma!

Sorry Bud, you have some stiff competition from Mango with the E46. I can actually comprehend what he posts.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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I don't know what just happened. A couple hundred commas would really help your posts!

Plus as mentioned above, there are some people on here who have actually "mastered" the e46 and they can put it in a way that is easy to understand.

It sounds like your car would resemble something that my girl would never step foot in and something that would piss off the neighbors. Search on here for riced out e46's and post this there.

I'm also not trying to hurt feelings/ depress anyone. Just my opinion and that alone.

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:00 AM   #10
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2002 bmw 325ci genius

Well you all are exactly right, my grammar is pretty bad. All I am offering is help to someone who is looking for advice on anything pertaining a 2002 BMW 325ci.I am not bragging I am being truthful. I have been to hell and back with the e46 m54 bmw 325ci and 325i and I figure maybe it could help someone one day. besides what else am I suppose to do with this useless knowledge. i never said i know anything about engine rebuilding engine vanos repair or anything pertaining to head removal or rebuilding an engine. now if you want me to pull the intake manifold give me five minutes done pull the tranny 30 minutes done pull engine give me four hours done install headers done basically i know the easy **** but i know it better than anyone else. i am confident and would challenge anyone who thinks they are better than me bring it suckers. i am a spoiled brat and basically have access to a five door shop with three bays that fit eighteen wheelers and it is packed with tools jacks only the best brands snap-on tools. my uncle owned and operated his own mechanic shop along with his best friend and built this shop after he returned from being drafted into Vietnam war. he recently passed and has been two years since his death. my dad was left with everything including shop and i have pretty much been the only one cleaning and maintaining it. me being single no kids living with mom this place is my escape and i never work on anyones cars except mine or those rare occasions when a bmw 325ci creeps along with problems. doubt me if you all want but the main key to my knowledge is having this shop. i know i am lucky and i just want to help.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:53 AM   #11
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Ok, how did I miss this with your other two posts. Sadly, I can't even assume you're trolling, but you are FAR from a BMW genius. And anyone that comes on and says they know better than anyone, well...yeah, no. There are countless people's advice on here I would take over yours, a hundred times over, and twice on Sundays. And really, you've done nothing to show it. You've posted about your mistakes, what you've "learned" from them, and assume we're going to listen to someone who made those mistakes in the first place? If I were you, I'd stop posting for the time being. Go through the forums, and read probably the most recent 10 pages at least, if all the applicable sub-forums. And THEN, if there's something that you believe you know that hasn't been covered, and that you can explain succinctly, then humbly make a thread about it. And you ARE bragging, by your own admissions. And I don't think anyone that's read the posts would give you any credit to do so. Sorry, total truth. Hell, I've probably learned more in my driveway on these cars than you have in your shop. Key to MY knowledge? Search button on this forum, and the vast wealth of knowledge by many members here.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:37 AM   #12
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sorry

I am so sorry I have offended you and would officially say I am sorry. yes geniuses are often mistaken for crazy retards but it is often because they are misunderstood. I have always had trouble explaining myself but I am sure I could help you if you have a 2002 325ci bmw. I have no life and some nights I spend looking for hours at helpful bmw 325 posts. if I could try and win you over with some helpful knowledge I would offer you this suggestion. if you ever have to take your intake manifold off get yourself a good extendable magnet those pesky little nuts fall and are pretty hard to find. another trick is to use some bearing grease on the socket when reinstalling so they don't fall. I appreciate you all taking time to reply. I really do. time is precious and we should all try to enjoy the time we have. thank you and good luck. jeremiah Pacheco aka sherm
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #13
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I think this may all be a big misunderstanding. I can see that he is just trying to help and that's awesome! All that CharlzO is saying is that most of these helpful hints when diy'ing can already be found if one looks through the forums. Maybe a thread labeled"helpful tips" that is thoughtfully created and represented well could prove to be helpful. Designed over a couple weeks and clean looking with pictures. All of his posts are late as hell at night so I don't know if he can stay awake all the time but sleep may be a valuable addition to your daily routine.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you come on here saying you're the master, then people will think you're trolling. I think he's trying to help but has a hard time with words, and doesn't realize how some people will take his words.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:06 AM   #14
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you are so right

dude are you a mind reader for real. a lot of nights i don't sleep so my thoughts sound good in my head but like crazy rambling on paper. you are right i really am trying to help and i really do feel i have learned some helpful hints that could really help people. i think when you say pictures would help you inspired me and everyone expect some got dang pictures tomorrow for sure. i appreciate you all and enjoy these lovely debates. i have worked dead end jobs all my life due to my lack of confidence and drug habits. i am the stoner kid that everyone said when he got older would be a loser. so through learning the hard way and having to deal with some not so polite people i have learned that if you can control your anger and bite your tongue this will take you far. meaning that most times i have gotten fired was because i explode and lose my temper. with that being said i appreciate your politeness and honesty. i am a very spoiled kid and i know that. i enjoy every day and love you all. thank you and like my uncle always says watch your back in a good way. he was a Vietnam veteran.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:51 AM   #15
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Just so you know jfp, the m54 325 and 330 are very similar engines, so your knowledge isn't just limited to one engine type in the platform.

I have to agree with Charlz, a lot of the info you have posted in these threads have already been documented countless times on this forum. If you use the search function. I appreciate your willingness to help others on this forum

I would love to see you and mango duke it out on knowledge
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:21 AM   #16
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thank you

yes I purchased a 330ci engine one time with a hole in block and was amazed how similar. I put the bigger throttle body on my 325ci bmw and the intake manifold to match. really didn't do much but I was excited for a little bit. I know the crankshaft is like slotted and not sure if the stroke was different but very hard to notice the difference. yeah wouldn't be much of a fight though. just joking but really in all honesty his layouts are amazing and so is his car he deserves respect. I could still teach him a thing or two lol.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:27 AM   #17
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master of bmw 325ci 2002 m54 genius tips

So did you become an expert before or after going through all those engines? If before than I guess it was just all those bonehead decisions you made with your modifications.

I'm glad you feel you have a wealth of knowledge about this car you want to share. However, this is a forum and we are all successful together thanks to the collective knowledge placed forth by all who chips in.

If you want to be helpful, start first by typing slower and using punctuations and paragraph breaks. It makes it easier for people to read. Next, bless us with that knowledge of yours by visiting new threads posted by new members with problems that need help resolving.

So I am guessing that we should be seeing you posting on practically all the new threads started from here on out answering other peoples questions right?


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Old 10-29-2013, 03:50 AM   #18
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good idea

huh I never thought about that. I am new to site and am still figuring things out. i get bored at night can't sleep and i need something to do. i am taking your advice and am starting right now. you seem like a cool dude and thanks for the tip. to infinity and beyond we will go.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:49 PM   #19
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Welcome to the site. You seem to have overcome a lot of adversity in your life (apparently self-administered, but that's okay). I won't challenge your BMW knowledge, but I will offer a couple grammer tips. It's not that difficult:
  1. Write like you talk. When you pause in your speech, that's where you put a comma or period. If you are done with your statement, (I'm not, so I put a comma here) put a period and space two times to start a new sentence.
  2. After typing 3 or 4 lines, hit the enter key twice and start a new paragraph. You're actually supposed to start a new paragraph like this when you change thoughts, but that can be a bit difficult to know.
Here is one of your posts, and how I would've written it. Hopefully you can see how I apply the two "rules" above:

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I am so sorry I have offended you and would officially say I am sorry.

yes, geniuses are often mistaken for crazy retards, but it is often because they are misunderstood. I have always had trouble explaining myself but I am sure I could help you if you have a 2002 325ci bmw.

I have no life and some nights I spend looking for hours at helpful bmw 325 posts. if I could try and win you over with some helpful knowledge I would offer you this suggestion.

if you ever have to take your intake manifold off get yourself a good extendable magnet those pesky little nuts fall and are pretty hard to find. another trick is to use some bearing grease on the socket when reinstalling so they don't fall.

I appreciate you all taking time to reply. I really do. time is precious and we should all try to enjoy the time we have.

thank you and good luck.

jeremiah Pacheco aka sherm
Hopefully, this helps. I know how hard it is to read one long paragraph, and you don't want people to give up on your posts before they're finished reading them.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #20
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This thread is incredible. Mod advise and grammar lessons all in one! Make this a sticky
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