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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and first time looking for the BMW, I would like to buy a nice example of 3 series. Today I have checked one, this was the 2006 330d: Link. I have had a look under the bonnet and found a leak Question 1: Do you have any ideas what it may be? The car has...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Been searching for the right petrol estate for a few months now and I'm hopefully going to see one of these tomorrow. Anything I need to be aware of beyond usual MOT History, Service History checks ? I've asked if the ZF oil has been changed as its on 85k so waiting on that and I've also read...
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    Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help me please... Two things which I've never been able to fathom on my 3 series. 1) The drive mode defaults to 'Comfort'. Is there a way to get it to default to something else, e.g. Sport+, Eco etc? Without having to manually change it every time... 2) Every...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    just bought a 2013 F10 520d SE, the Sat Nav doesnt seem to work. Press the Nav button on the iDrive and nothing happens. Whats the first steps to troubleshoot Sat Nav not working? Also, I noticed in the menu system an option to do a software update by USB - whats this for / how do you go...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have the F31 330D M-Sport with factory fit brakes. I was looking to upgrade the brake calipers to 2nd hand Brembo 4 pot 340 mm front and 2 pot 340 mm rear, with matching rotors. I have contemplated the 370 mm front set up but the initial cost would be more and as this is a 330D may not really...
  6. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, Do you have to remove the headlight to replace a headlight bulb? Regards Joe
  7. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I have recently had my car remapped and the gain was more than i was expecting. On the Dyno it showed a 71% power gain now pushing out 189bhp. I needed to get some new brakes for the car anyway as they are squeaking quite loudly and worn down. I'd like to get some better looking...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello Bimmerforums community, I hope you can help me out. I have had an annoying drivetrain error for the last couple of months which I was trying to solve and exhausted all the channels (including BMW dealership). The issue: Whenever accelerating from 30-40mph to 70-80mph, the drivetrain...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, General question that hopefully someone can advise on. Having just chucked on new Zimmerman discs n textar pads (made in GB now???) on the front, plus a new wear sensor as the old one was a bit crumbly and didnt allow a brake service reset. Anyhow when I rest it, it only gave me 10,000...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, apologies in advance if it’s poor form to post this here but I’ve been trying to sell my 2013 740d M Sport for sometime now and gotten nowhere. I’m 99% sure the price is more than reasonable and I’m very flexible on it at this point but I’m amazed that it’s not gotten more interest. It’s...
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    BMW 740d M Sport in Titanium Silver with black leather interior & huge list of extras. MoT until end Sept with no faults, 84,xxx miles. Bought from Ocean BMW 2017, Full Service History from BMW & 1 from a specialist next not due until Feb. 20. M Sport alloy wheels with Bridgestone non...
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello, I recently bought a 116d F20 and have noticed that the cigarette lighter does not work. I have looked at it, and everything visually appears to be all in order, a connection is being made. Is it most likely going to be a fuse that needs replacing? If so, any instructions would be much...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, I hope someone can help. The channel cover,exterior,door, front left on my bmw f10 (chrome trim) on the passenger door is coming away/sticking up by 3mm ish towards the door handle on my 2013 F10, I would like to know can this be fixed without replacing it? I don't wish to spend a...
  14. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My car has been making a metallic scraping noise from the rear driver's side wheel. Yesterday, the car had the brake pads and discs replaced both front and back. When I collected the car, the noise was louder and now on both rear wheels. When applying the parking brake when moving, the noise...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey, I have quite strange problem, maybe someone heard or has some clues of where to start with this. I have BMW F30 318D - model from 2012. I noticed that when driving in following conditions: - low rpm - 1500-1700 - 6th gear - slightly uphill Car experiences brief (fraction of the second)...
  16. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have just got a 2013 E82 which came into me with some parts missing on the front. Has anyone got any pictures of what should be behind the bumper? I have had to buy a pedestrian sensor with bracket and foam, along with a new bumper etc but I can't figure out where a small sensor lives that I...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all Does anyone know if a 2013 320d F30 has more than 1 earth strap . i have found the one from the transmission to the chassis , but cannot find the one from the engine to the chassis (if there even is one). Any help appreciated , starting issues , changed starter and battery and still have...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all advice needed. I have this issue where sometimes (not always) when i try to start my 2013 uk 320d F30 the battery voltage drops to between 8-9v before the starter turns the engine. I have fitted 2 second hand starters and the problem went away for a short while then came back. I then...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Hello all, Just bought a 2013 330d M sport and I love it. one issue I have is that I cannot send/Receive SMS. Android phone is paired put under settings the only clickable option (connected phone ) is for calls .Ive had a root around the forums for an answer and it would seem that there is a...
  20. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all I am going to get the oil changed in 640D Gran Coup 2013 to fix jerky downshift while in cold temperatures, and dealer said while doing the oil change they cant drain what is there in the torque converter, is that true as I have zero knowledge about this? Thanks Sal Sent from my...
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