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  1. Help with choosing the best OBD for BMW Exx series and first car advice for buying used Exx

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    C110 handheld or INPA and a cheap laptop for full BMW diags see INPA thread in diags section...
  2. Strange misfire!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    missfires are either electronic in nature or fuel ratio miss match usually
  3. Attention SPAM via PM

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    source is a Russian federation bot with a morphing IP by the looks of it...
  4. Attention SPAM via PM

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    Can they not be banned via the IP if it is the same source IP? Usually come in under a proxy morphing IP tho...
  5. Is this what this forum's become?

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    must be some kind of bot....
  6. Steering wheel shake 2001 325i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    if the steering feels notchy check the inner (cabin) and outer (under bonnet) UV joints on the steering column shaft are not partially seized. prone to it gives notchy and stiffer steering.. shaking either inbalanced or buckled wheels and or poor allignment...
  7. Radiator fan issue

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    usually a multi variable speed fan and very hard to notice them operating, if it aint got cooling issues then forget about it obviously working if it overrides with AC on...
  8. Heater Control Valve Solenoid LEAK

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    will throw a grounded to earth code and not function eventually as they are normally live fed IIRC....
  9. Discounts for car parts 4 less?

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    Used Autodoc.CO.UK/onlinecarparts.CO.UK a few times really cheap on somethings especially BMW mini stuff and usually OEM too..
  10. The £400 2002 745i e65

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    missfire likely vacuum leaks unplug MAF or MAFS quick diagnosis see if it stops missfiring unplugged..
  11. 330d fanbelt

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    going on a 330 petrol where some had the extra alt jockey wheel and a lot did not it created more belt contact surface on the alternator pulley than one where there is no extra wheel.. Not sure of the BELT config on a sludger...You need soft sprung tension tho or it will wreck the bearings...
  12. 2002 E46 318i overheating

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As above need bleeding properly but water pump needs to be checked too make sure it is pumping...
  13. Massive power steering leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hoses can rub through on the under tray or other equipment if they sag a bit..
  14. Fuel pump getting no power

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    there is no fuel pressure sensor on an E46... pump only runs briefly every cycle of the ignition switch...
  15. Will these fit an E46?

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    they look like reps... BMW wheel style 220 | BmwStyleWheels.com
  16. Tank Vent Valve fault

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    eml or engine emissions light?
  17. 2005 E46 330ci Intermittent Misfire

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    doubt its fuel related...mine used to splutter and fart now and again in cold n damp and it did it for the 15 years i owned it but it did not throw codes though... Run it with MAF unplugged see if missfire clears..
  18. Tank Vent Valve fault

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    you sure its not the valve under the manifold that pumps fuel vapour into the manifold from the collection cannister on the tank... what codes and which engine light?
  19. Wheel Refurb Recommendations

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Be very wary of some cheap refurbishers i had a set of MV wheels years ago done cheap with a quick turnaround, they didn't even last 12 months before the lacquer started peeling on them and by 2 years they were a total mess and goosed... You ain't gonna get cheap powder coating you may get...
  20. Careful with those potholes....

    General BMW Discussions
    blimey...
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