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  1. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Can anyone advise me the best solution for a scan tool for my E34 518i 1993 BMW please. I'm assuming I'll need the round to square adapter plus either a hand based tool or a bluetooth adapter (for a suitable app on the iPhone) or a cable and suitable software for a laptop. I imagine the...
  2. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    I've tried searching but I can't quite find a similar problem to mine... I've bought the above car today (M50 engine). I didn't realise when I bought it that the transmission programme error light is illuminated as the display is a little pixelated, but it is! Driving normally, the transmission...
  3. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, All How do you remove the SEM switch please? Some say just prise it out but I don't want to break anything. My dash shows a Trans program error but the gearbox works fine through the gears and it doesn't go into limp mode either. I do notice the gear selector display is working with the...
  4. BMW Engine Conversions
    Just dropped a M52B28 (1995 engine from an auto convertible) into my manual 1993 saloon, The car is cranking but not sparking and not injecting fuel (fuel at rail) tried a second crank sensor from a known working vehicle and that didn't rectify it, don't really know where to go with it. Any...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi there new to the forum hope ive posted in the right place i recently purchased a 1993 e36 325i and i noticed the OBC wasnt working (8 button) however when i removed it there was no wires or connectors that go to the OBC, there is just a messy bundle of wires that goes to the head unit am...
  6. E36
    Hi there. I'm fairly new to the BMW world, I just finished rebuilding my 98 m3 and I'm looking for another project. I'm currently looking into buying a 93 318 coupe that comes with a donor m52 to swap into it. However, I'm looking to build it into a high performing car, so I'm looking into a...
  7. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi all looking to see what oil everyone is running as looking to change oil as getting it back on the road last change I did 5 years a go was Castro 15w40 edge as recommended on there site now it is recommending 5w40 edge Comma 15w40 semi synthetic Euros recommend Castro edge 10w60 Opie...
  8. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Help Has anyone had trouble with ASC light coming on (top of cluster) As I have been rebuilding car for MOT over the last 6 months sometimes when starting her up the ASC light wont go out, now it wont go out at all. last problem to fix so I can get her back on the road. I have replaced all...
  9. BMW ECU articles and standalone tech guides
    Hello, My ECU had died and let the smoke out, water is the cause i believe opened the ECU and saw a water stain and the smell off burnt PCB. And now the engine is only running on 5 cylnders ive swapped coil positions checked plugs and the problem remains on the same clynder. So im comming...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I am in a dilemma whether or not to keep my 850 CI, I have owned it for 10 years now and barely use it. Although I keep it serviced, MOT'd and taxed, the miles I put on it are negligible. These machines are meant to be driven, and to be honest I do feel guilty neglecting this. My question is...
  11. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi from Turkey. Firstly sorry my bad english language :D My car model; 1993 e34 525i non vanos touring auto my problem is Engine ecu is not running ( moisture, Water runaway) my repairman said; we need new ecu for my car. okey. my broken ecu foto my question is which one should I...
  12. E36
    Engine wont turn on cold start Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi all, Thought I'd get round to fixing the power window switches on the drivers door as don't do anything. The problem is a control fault as windows drop when you open the door, passengers window switch controls Ok and can drop & close all windows with the key fob. Has anyone got a circuit...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    The electric auxiliary fan has a cracked hub and vibrates badly on high speed. I am searching for a replacement unit but without success so far. It is 16 inch diameter, 2 speed with a 3 pin connector and the local BMW dealer wants £440 for a new one! Needless to say I'm not paying that sort of...
  15. Supercharging your BMW
    Hi guys. I've got a 1993 E36 M3. Obviously RHD and euro spec. It's my weekend fun car and odd track day car. Have done a lot of mods to the suspension, drive train and engine in it's current NA state. I'm now after a bit more power as I've basically done most of what I can on the NA side. There...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I just bought my first M3. The owner says it ran great prior to me buying it, unfortunately that is no longer the case. On the 9hour journey back home the engine began quitting randomly. It happened once at the very start of the journey...
  17. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hello Firstly sorry for my unprofessional english. I am not a mechanic and i do not know specific words to describe the problem but i will try my best. In Poland for this moment i did not find anyone which can help me. I have found in polish forum`s milion version but no anyone did not tell me...
  18. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hello , this is a question for The end tuning I'm looking for a chip for my e36 320i vanos left hand drive car from 1993. The car has 170000 km (105000 miles). What kind of results can I expect? On which parameters has the influence? Does it affect the emissions, because in Belgium they are...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi! I hope I'm not being incredibly stupid here, but I need a new fuel pump for my 1993 E36 316i Sedan/Saloon and I'm slightly confused. A lot of the fuel pumps I've seen online all look very similar to mine but I'm not sure if they will work with my car. They all seem to have different colours...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, My rev counter needle has started playing up and it keeps sticking. For example, if I drove to 60mph it would jump from 500rpm to 2000rpm to 2500rpm (random number just as an example). Has anyone else had this issue or can anyone recommend some troubleshooting steps to fixing it? Thanks
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