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  1. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Looking to buy my first BMW - a 1.6L is all I can afford to run petrol and insurance wise. I've been drawn to the 2008 3dr 116i SE because of its looks, features and the sporty nature of a 3dr. I'm looking for a fun car for a year, nothing longterm. No need for a 5 door unless buying a 3dr is a...
  2. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I currently have a 116i sport but wish to upgrade to the msport bodykit, mainly the front bumper first but I am struggling to find any decent sellers of the msport bumper. Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to go about this? buying new and painting, buying old damaged ones getting them...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, My car has a misfire on the second cylinder. Changed the plugs and coil packs, that’s done nothing. Had the compression checked and that was all good. Heard it might be an ecu fault. Anyone had this problem before?
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I’ve bought a 1 series 116i f20 2012 for my first car. I’ve started doing aesthetic upgrades but now want to play around and get a more throaty sounding exhaust. I like the sound of the m140i and have seen the full exhaust systems on eBay for around £200-300. I was just wondering whether...
  5. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi I’ve recently purchased a bmw 116i sport 2014 plate but have quickly fell out of love with the look of the front bumper and grill and a bmw novice but I am very interested in mods and upgrades can anyone recommend some front grill abd front bumper upgrades that would fit this car as it is...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have a 1 series F20 116i 2012 and when the engine is at running temperature there is a rumble/grinding noise when I hit around 2000-2500 rpm. I can accelerate through this and it goes about but happens through each gear at the same engine speed. It does feel like I have a slight lack of power...
  7. F20
    Hello all, first post here, Hope someone can help. I drive a 2014 116i sport. F20. I have a judder/hesitation when accelerating hard. No issues when steadily cruising but when I ask a bit more from the engine the judder/hesitation is there. I do NOT have a rough idle. Nor problems starting. I...
  8. E81
    Low Oil Pressure Light- Doesn’t always happen but when it does it comes on after driving around 10 miles, not the timing chain or pickup pipe as BMW already checked that and replaced the strainer and pickup pipe. Light goes away after turning off but usually comes back on not long after.
  9. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi All, Recently purchased a Bmw 116i ES (2008) and I am having a problem where the car will be wobbling on idle but drives fine (possibly loss of power as well). Plugged it in with a diagnostics tool and I am getting codes back for the following: Misfire Cylinder 1 Nox Sensor Vanos Error...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Have a BMW 116i 2.0 lt 2010 with a no start issue. Car cracks over but doesn’t start have put it on the BMW diagnostic ISTA D and I am coming up with a 2F49 fault code have tried recalibrating the CAS and DME with ISTA P goes through the calibration no issues but when it comes to deleting the...
  11. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, Recently bought a bmw 116i, 2008 with the n43 engine. I believe I can hear a ticking sound from the engine and wonder if this is a normal sound or if this could be a indication that the chain or the chain tensioner needs to be changed? I have the link to the sound...
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everyone hope someone can help I have a whistling noise comeing from engine and was wondering wether anyone knew what it was it stops when I give it a couple of quick revs it’s near the front I’ve had water pump , pulley, and fanbelt tentioner changed the noise is quite loud I have a video...
  13. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My 1 series is causing me issues. It started after a decent 40 min motorway drive when turning into a car park, the amber brake fluid light(according to hand book its drive off assistant failure) and limp mode lights came on. I had the faults read by rac who said it was a nox sensor issue. The...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I am new here as I am a new BMW owner! I hope I have put this in the right section. The handle/lever on the driver side to open the bonnet is (somehow) missing from the car, all that is left is the mechanism inside. I can try and use my fingers to pull it but nothing seems to budge -...
  15. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi I am looking for some help from the experts with a fault that I have been unable to diagnose. The car has a very rough idle and stalls. At higher revs it stutters. There are also times that it will idle smoothly and there sounds to be nothing wrong. The car always starts easily. The engine...
  16. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    2011 F20 116i sport - Drivetrain error + BMW Specialist required Dear All, My 2011 F20 116i sport indicated a drivetrain error today. No other warning lights and the car has no other issues. Does anyone have any ideas and can any one recommend a BMW specialist (North / North West London), who...
  17. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Afternoon, I am in need of some advice I brought a 1 Series 116I Sport back in Feb last year no issues up until now. I have had the amber triangle with ! coming up now and again for a about a month it would just comes and go after a second but from last week the engine is going into limp mode...
  18. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    So I feel a bit of a hypocritical mug posting this, after years of advising folk on here NOT to buy 4 pot BMWs.. :hihi My wifes 116i N13 (43k FSH) engine has developed a cyclic rattle/growl on a fast idle, the cyclic rattle/growl can be felt at the back of the cylinder head on the vacuum pump...
  19. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello all, Bought a 3 door 1 series recently and the d/s front window is stuck in the open door position (it has dropped 1/4 inch). When I press the button on the door there is a clicking noise from the d/s footwell, not from the door. Checked all the fuses with no joy. P/S is working...
  20. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi everyone! I have been using this site for a bit for trouble shooting and repairs on my 316ti compact from 2002 (CCV Valve, alternator, steering bushings, and now the MAF), and have been super happy with all the threads and knowledge available! But I have decided that I've needed a repair too...
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