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  1. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi there, I've recently found out that my rear alloy has cracked and in unrepairable. Been looking on the BMW direct sight and the cost of a single alloy is £450. Was just wondering if anybody had any ideas where I could pick one up cheaper than that. Been scanning Ebay and there doesn't seem...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    About 6 months ago I replaced the heater matrix, all going fine and nice to have heat etc in the winter :) I noticed last week the coolant level started to go down every day, then it seemed to be more and more every day, I just topped it up and watched the temperature gauge, no overheating...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    good evening i have put a new engine in my car and in doing so i managed to break one of the three wires that go to the cam sensor so its showing as a fault but i also have a misfire on cylinder 5 and cylinder 6 could this be caused by the cam sensor ??? or do i need to do something to the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    over the last few mornings ive noticed that my exhaust or what sounds like my exhaust has started to sound tinny, like a hollow rattle, i think the sound may be coming from front end of car but cant find any holes. any idea what it could be ?
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I cannot to install m3 mirrors from us spec. If I change about m3 mirrors ground-plate uk spec. Can I install it? thank you
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    General question, hope someone can help! Starting the process of rebuilding my 328i and just have a question before I get that far Is there a easy way of locking the camshaft and crankshaft separately so when I take the head off and strip it, I can just put it back assuming correct timing, or...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys im new to this and urgently need some assistance,everything on my soft top on my 328 e36 works fine the only problem that i have is when my top is down and i start the car the tonneau cover lift up by itself about 2/3" and then i have to press the switch to the down posision,its rather...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    vert failed mot on Lca's all bits removed but i cant get the lolly pops on the lca...... help must be a diy ;) hitting it. also fitting it on car and hoping that would work. its about 3mm from being on perfect:thumbsup on fitted side and other side is awaying to be fitted:thumbsup lol
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi i have a e36 325 and after a hard days motorsport it seems so struggle to idle especially after a really good ragging, if u drove it up the road after it would improove but not much. now its hunting alot from 1500 revs to very low and sometimes stalling. any suggestions. clould the idle...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, my door lock has just decided to stop twisting to open, its used to be fine and will lock the door no problem but it has become stuck and wont open the car. I have to open from passenger side ?:( /whats wrong with it?
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys recently got a real shed of a 328i and im trying to sort a few things out the old battery was dead so I put on in from my 318is, a bit smaller 600watts instead of 700 watts but still 12v, and others use this too now when driving, the car sometimes decideds to turn itself off.. rather...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, This one could be a biggie... Parked up my e36 320i and as you do you turn the key to the off position... thing is it would not turn at all.... fiddled about with it and got it turning freely 360degrees round and round... but the car would not switch off! So stalled the car and...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys I just need a few questions answered asap please, first of all, the vanos tick, is it really a huge deal? second, when releasing the throttle, and it holds throttle for a second, is that a bad thing? also a little whining sound from the engine, sounds like a belt, very light sound...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys just the other day I decided to go out and buy an e36 318i.. will get some pics of it up soon, hopefully tomorrow as I got a long day at work today, its on stock suspension and I have been offered some meister R coilovers, and my question is simple, anyone had these? are they any good...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, first post:thumbsup Background: Picked up an unknown bmw 318 saloon from an associate. First assumptions were the FB M3 front bumper must go (Im a purist and like as much OEM as poss) and the chrome bits are all going. Luckily the original bumper has come with the car as that will be...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Retro fitted an 18 button into my 323i a few weeks ago. The range never worked (just flashed ---) and i have just got a temp sensor so trying to get both working now. Range- After a search i found i needed to check pin 6 on the obc white plug is connected to pin 21 on the white speedo plug.Is...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Guys can u help me got friend with a e46 320i auto which does not start when u turn the key it has the motion to start but does not fire on the dashboard has the engine light on and Quatar of a tank of petrol u can hear the pump in the back and the relays clicking but does not fire Can sameone...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi people i'm having a problem with my power steering i think as when i turn hard driving it starts to whine you no like you get when you full lock on older power steering setups but this does it alot and its really starting to pee me off:mad, i did notice on the last mot they put down on the...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello Again, I am about to remove most of the unwanted things from my car such as back seat, AC radiotor, AC, Dashboar, Windows Motors, and .... I am asking for some opinion on how much weight do u think the car weight will be reduced by ? In ur view that is equivelant of adding how many hp...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Its an e36 323 coupe Recently the handbrake really messed up, i took drivers side rear hub off and all the springs inside had been broken in to bits, there was a screeching sound coming from the car and a noise in the handbrake area in the car.. So got mechanic to replace the handbrake shoes...
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