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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I’ve got a 2004 e60 530d and I am having a devils own job trying to work out what headlights I have - are they pre lci or no, what the hell is lci anyway?, are they xenon, bi-xenon, halogen argh, I am so frustrated that this is driving me round the bend. Please help, anyone?
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I've recently purchased a 325CI automatic from 2004. I've never bought a car so old, but I always wanted this model, and I was delighted when I found this one, which is in excellent condition with only 76.000 miles. The problem is that about two weeks after buying it, I've noticed oil...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have an E46 320d with the M47N[150] engine, it's on 180k miles (Engine and turbo were replaced by BMW at 100k because of swirl flap ingestion). The car has a tune from TheEnd too, I don't think this is related to the issue but just some extra info. Every 1 in 50 starts it refuses to...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, My name is Sergei and i live in Holland. I recently bought a e46 316ti compact. After a few weeks i noticed the following syptoms: - Car idled rough, like it's got a big aggressive cam. Nice and steady at 700ish rpm, but rumbling. - Hot starting is horrible, there is some serious...
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, hope someone here can help. Drove home from work yesterday evening, everything was fine. Nipped out to shops about 90 mins later and my engine has started making a hell of a noise (see clip), along with a short 1-2 second hiss when it's turned back off. https://vimeo.com/362757191 Initial...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi So as title the car all of sudden started to chug on tick over.power down fuel consumption up.no swirl flaps no work done although I topped a/c up which never worked but now does! Took off engine covers and there is vapour (oil?) coming from just behind or below vortex breather.took air...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    2004 318ci 2ltr So ill keep this simple hopefully.. I have brake fluid leaking from half way down underneath my car.. Has anyone ever changed the brake lines before. Is it a big annoying job or is there an easier option..thanks for your help guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2004 E46 330Cd Boost Problems - FIXED! Hey all, So I've not driven the car much the last few months because of a lower back problem I have, but it seems to have now developed a bit of a problem with the turbo not boosting properly. It's completely random. Sometimes it will boost fine...
  10. E63
    Well where to start.... A while ago I bought my 645 as a near stock example with the exception of the Kahn alloys from a dealer. Long story short the car developed a few major issues which resulted in it being unusable for 18 months while court action was dealt with. Eventually won the case, but...
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  12. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, I tried searching online for a similar issue, but cant seem to find similar problems anywhere. The car makes a whining noise in the engine bay, cant put my finger on where its coming from. You can also hear it distinctly in the cabin. And it only occurs 1000+RPM, when its idling under...
  13. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi There, Can anyone send me pictures of the OEM 17-inch alloy for my 2004 325 Ci? The current 16-inch ones look pretty bland. Also, do the 17-inch or even 18-inch 'M' alloys fit? I can see that the 17-inch and 18-inch fronts are the same size wheel (width not diameter) as the OEM for this car...
  14. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    PlS i NEED HELP WITH MY ECU, CAS AND KEY FOR BMW 730D 2004, 160KW M0DEL. I LOVE THIS CAR SO MUCH BUT UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE PARTS MENTIONED ARE LOST SO I NO IDEA OF THE PART NUMBERS. THIS CAR IS DIESEL WITH VIN WBGAM21030DR62277 SOME HELP ASAP!
  15. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, So I ran into this problem, I left my car sitting for close to 2 days, and it completely drained the battery. I used a multimeter and found that there was a 7Ah draw when car is off/everything turned off. I was able to stop the draw by pulling the glove box light fuse. Now the problem...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can a bad front wheel bearing make noise and vibration on one side of the car but no vibration in steering wheel? Left side of the car vibrates (sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes no vibration at all) at highway speeds. Changed left side rear wheel bearing, still the same noise. I had...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I changed the differential oil today and thought to share my experience. First of all, I discovered that my car does not have a drain hole, only a fill hole. Luckily I have a fluid extractor pump so I used that to remove the old oil - about a litre. I then topped up with a Laser...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Hoping for a few suggestions regarding this. I believe Im having an issue thats commonly known as the 'lurch' - when coming to a full stop, theres a jerk as though someone has hit me in the rear. And from what I gather, this issue can be fixed via a transmission software update? Im...
  19. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi . My e53 3d has a big puff of black smoke on first start of the day then clears pretty quick. Its enough to warrant a check i think . Also ive noticed that when i put my foot down a similar big puff of smoke appears then clears . Has anyone else had the same issue ? The car seems to run fine...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have a persistent misfire on cylinder #4. I have pretty conclusively eliminated plug, coils, injectors, compression, or DISA as the cause. Spark plug tester indicates that there is no spark, but just on that one cylinder. 12v and ground to coil connector are good. I am not sure how to test...
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