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  1. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Looking at buying a Z4, I specifically wanted the 28i engine as its a great combo of power and efficiency (Upto 40mpg). However after I started looking into these, it appears the engine is identical to the 18i and 20i engines, and the only difference between these engines is that BMW have tuned...
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello, This is my first post in this forum. I was about to build X1 Xdrive petrol (2.0i) engine in BMW UK website, But surprisingly I don't see Xdrive option in petrol engines. So I am wondering does BMW stopped doing Xdrive in petrol engine for UK market? Because the Xdrive option was...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, new to the site and have read a few posts on various issues which have been a great help, so thank you. The car has had a lumpy idle on cold starts and misfire Cylinder 4 occasionally when driving for a while now. so I renewed 4 x New Plugs/ 4 x new coils and vanos solenoids cleaned...
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys this is my first post here and just looking for some advice please. I have ordered an X1 M sport 2.0i which is arriving in 4 days, it is the standard M sport model with no added packs, so I’m just wondering will it have the ambient lighting and will it have the paddle shifters on the...
  5. BMW Parts for Sale
    Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie to the forum, so please forgive any errors. Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm a 63yr old guy with very little income and have owned the car for two years. As stated in the title, I'm the owner of Z4 2.0i 56reg that has a problem. It needs an ABS Pump replacement...
  6. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello one and all, I recently used my 12v cigarette lighter socket for my tyre pump as I have done many times before, but on this occasion it ran for a few seconds and it stopped. Checked fuse F8 in junction box and it is intact. I think the problem may be relay...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello Folks, I plugged in my electric tyre pump as I have done periodically before to my 12v cigarette lighter outlet, and after a couple of seconds it stopped. According to the legend behind the fuse box cover, this is covered by fuse number 8. I Pulled the fuse and checked...
  8. Introductions
    Hello, people. I want to swap engines between two BMW s, my 96 E39 520i manual with the M52 150 BHP 6 cylinder and my brothers 00 E46 328i automatic with the M52 193BHP 6 cylinder. I need more power, my brother wants a bit more fuel economy. What are the complexities involved and what do i need...
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    I decided to change the engine and chose 2.8 only car I got the engine was automatic, and following me to put manual transmission, I put everything in place only does not start sketching anything but ews and chip on my old motor spins but still does not start, I know of in the engine eCU would...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Have had the above car for just over one month. When I first got it the oil level indicator on the i drive was showing full. Now after driving around 1500 miles its down to around the three quarters mark. I have added half a litre of oil but it still seems to show three quarters full!! As i...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All Apologies if this has been done to death. I'm looking for a guide outlining how to change the Air filter for my car. I have seen a few online but nothing appears to be the variant i have. Could someone point me in the right direction? Much appreciated J
  12. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Driving in slow traffic I have a noise between 1500 and 3000 r/min on drive and over run, it is a buzz or snoring sound like a pipe foul or heat shield rattle. Have driven another at the dealer with the same noise, dealer says it is fuel flow through the return pipe typical of N20 engines for...
  13. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    With both seats fully down and nothing fouling the front of the drivers seat base cushion will raise higher than the passenger one. Both sound as if they are hitting a hard stop at the end of their travel. Car has manual M sport seats. Is there an intentional limit stop and can it be removed?
  14. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi all Well I suppose this is a bit of an introducton as I just picked up my E89 this morning after trading in my E92 320d Msport Coupe. The more I drive the Z4, the more I am getting to like it. There is not that many on the road which I is a huge plus in my eyes. I will take a while to get...
  15. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    After driving 20.000 miles mostly on highway, commuting to work, my Dunlop SP Sport 01 tyres, 235/55/18 (front) & 255/45/18 (rear) need replacement . Living in Cyprus the info given by the tyre replacement shops is minimal or I'd rather say next to zero. I would like a tyre that would last...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I hope someone out there can advise me , i bought an 06 X3 , 69,000 miles . One coil pack went down then another until all four replaced but warning light kept coming on and staying on and the car would fail to pick up from a standing start on the odd occcasion , wife gets car to...
  17. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi All... I am new to this forum and have joint to get help on fixing an issue on my brand new Z4 Roadster sDrive20i (Sep 2011). The issue is that the break lights come on too late for my liking, i.e. only after the breaks already 'bite' (allbeit at very slow speed). I would prefer to adjust...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Help I have stupidly put in a spoonful of anitfreeze in the brakefluid container. What affect will this have? will it cause damage to my breaks?
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have mistakenly left the key in the ignition of my Z3 2.0 in the off position for about seven days. Now I have no electrics whatsoever although the battery reads full on my charger. Is there a re-set procedure?
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