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  1. 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. 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. 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 - 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 - 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 - 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. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    What are the common 120d issue Sent from my G8341 using Tapatalk
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 - 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. Introductions
    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
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