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  1. Hi! Im new BMW owner, have some questions too :-)

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, Just purchased my first BMW, ( 120D SE 2005 ), REALLY happy with the handling and tech (for the age) However I do have some issues: 1 - I think it sounds like the DMF is starting to fail = Im just going to wait until this gets worse before I replace due to costs I think. 2 -...
  2. Convertible: 3 series vs 1 series

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a budget of £5-6k and want to buy a second hand convertible. I have 2 kids (7 and 3 years old) and my commute is 18 miles each way. I want a car that's reliable, fun to drive, with decent economy.. and love BMWs. So far I've been considering 3 series (probably petrol, 2l) from around...
  3. BMW 1 Series E87 high mileage gearbox oil change

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all.. Have a 1 series 120d E87 manual with 157000 miles on the clock and will be doing a gearbox oil change as the guys in the garage when replacing the clutch & DMF came up with it not needing changing as it was a sealed unit and didnt need it wtf? Anyways I'm doing it as I think it needs...
  4. BMW 1 Series Shadow Edition 2019

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    i have just ordered this and i have questions which aren't clear from the people i got this from i am hoping you experts can help me on. the alloys are they as standard in Black? what is the current standard technology included? i.e. music apps etc.
  5. BMW 1 series soft top

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello everyone, New to this forum so I want to start by saying hello to you all and thank you for having me on here. Im not sure if I have an issue or not. I noticed yesterday my car sits a little lower on the back driver side then the back passenger side. I measured it and its half an inch...
  6. 2009 1 series M sport professional radio fault.

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, My 09 1 series M sport went into the garage the other day to have new drive shafts fitted, only to find once i had it back the radio wasn't working properly. My car is a 2009 e87 118d m-sport with a professional CD. No radio, nothing, blank screen and no illumination. Also no warning...
  7. Rear driver side reverse issue (1 series 116d urban)

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, Newbie here and first post on this forum.. I've been dealing with an MOT garage from hell for a couple of days now. TL;DR - Driver side reverse light stopped working, possibly due to a short circuit. Garage mentioned something about having to download a file ("from Germany!") to clear...
  8. 2007 bmw Series 1,120d Fire

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, 2 months ago I bought a 2nd hand 120 series 1. Last Thursday on the M62, the engine mgt light came on, the car went into limp mode, and I realised that it was on fire!. Managed to get onto the hard shoulder, tried to stop but no brakes. Used the hand brake to stop, and the car...
  9. 1 series door actuator fault

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a e88 1 series my driver door has stopped opening via central locking the door actuator makes all the right noises but plunger won’t move up or down, I plugged it into my passenger side and it works perfect, this has me baffled any ideas anyone, I’m thinking wiring, but could it be the...
  10. BMW 1 Series 2018 Fuel Value Noise?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guys, First port here. Hello :) I have a 7 month old 68 plate BMW 1 Series Shadow edition. Its manual 118i. I have a had a problem with a noise that comes from the right side it happens when revving and when driving for example accelerating in 2nd and letting go. Does seem to be more...
  11. 1 series common issue

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    What are the common 120d issue Sent from my G8341 using Tapatalk
  12. I want to swap my 118d to a 330d in my 1 series, is that possible and what will I need to change

    General BMW Discussions
    I want to swap my 118d to a 330d in my 1 series, is that possible and what will I need to change Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. bent bonnet (2018 1 series)

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there, first time post from me. Hopefully i can call upon your experience and expertise. Yesterday i decided to familiarise myself with what's under the bonnet of my new 2018 1 series. What could possibly go wrong ? Well, basically the bonnet wouldn't latch shut all the way with a drop from...
  14. How to instal a boost gauge (1 series e87+)

    BMW Guides and How To's
    I decided to write a quick guide on how to install a boost gauge in a 1 series (e87, e82 etc) because no one else on any forum I could find has. Its also the same procedure for hardwiring a dash cam which I did at the same time but the wire routing is different. Q: Why would you install a boost...
  15. 1 Series car mats

    General BMW Discussions
    Can anyone recommend a good set of tailored car mats for the E87 1 Series 5 door please. I also need fixings to stop the drivers mat from moving about. I know Ebay is littered with mats, but just thought one of you guys might be able to recommend a set. Although not genuine BMW as I'm not paying...
  16. Help in Choosing 1 series - timing chain worries

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I've had a search on the forum but it seems to respond mega slowly so finding info is a bit problematic.... We're considering buying a 1 series, petrol, 116/118i. Budget around 10K so 13 - 14/64 plate vehicles with reasonable mileage. There's a lot around about timing chain issues with the 1...
  17. e46 316 1.8 2003 91k 279D error and !120 stuck value crankshaft adaption bank 1

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hey guys i bought a e46 316 1.8 with the n42b18 engine i am having a few issues with the car since buying it 1, inlet crankshaft bank 1 adaption is stuck fast at !120 doesnt move at all bank 2 has no reading whats so ever included pictures as reference the car blows white smoke little bit of...
  18. From cold start to warm start misfires. Or, why I hate cylinder 1

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Hope someone can help... I have a bmw e91 2010 lci n43 engine. When I bought it it suffered from a rough idle at cold start that vanished when it warmed up. I didn't notice as dealer had warmed it up everytime I went to see it. This got progressively worse and began throwing a...
  19. BMW 1 series Rear Wiper issues.

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello all, looking for a bit of advice/help. I have recently bought my 57plate 1 series and love it but I'm having issues with the rear Wiper and washer not working. After a bit of research with numerous forums I have made sure the boot shuts properly and the rear brake light and rear demist is...
  20. Hello all,new BMW 1 series owner.

    Hi all,I hope I find you all well.Just like to introduce myself before I start posting. Hope to speak to you soon. Jae