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  1. X3 2004 2.5, creaky / squeeky noise from engine.

    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. Initial...
  2. 325i 2.5 ltr oil consumption

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 325i 2.5ltr 2006 with 94k miles, does anyone else's engine use a fair bit oil? No leaks that I can find and no smoke when either started or accelerating hard so doesn't seem to be burning oil. I estimate about 1 ltr every 1 to 1.5 thousand miles? Is this right as I have read some people...
  3. Z4 2.5 si rattling noise when idle

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi guys, Yesterday I noticed that when the engine is idle there is a rattling noise coming out of the bonnet. As soon as I press the clutch it might keep doing it, but when I release the clutch with the first gear and the car starts moving the rattling disappear. I didn't noice any sliding when...
  4. Second day driving my new (used) Z4 2.5 2011 and noticed rough idle and clunking

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi. I need your advice. I picked up my second hand Z4 yesterday and took it of a longer run. On the way back there was clunking noise at lower speeds (1st, 2nd gear, it's an automatic, the 6 speed one). Then I noticed rough idle. It gets pretty bad and the car is shaking. I stopped the car and...
  5. First BMW for 25 years

    Hello all My last BMW was a black E30 318i. I think I paid £850 for it from recollection. Yesterday, after a 25 year gap, I picked up my second BMW; a metallic fern green E36 328i manual cabriolet. Only 60,000 miles on the clock and completely original, I'm planning to get it as close to mint...
  6. How do you get to the Shift lock solenoid connector on a 2.5 auto

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am still trying to get my warning cog light off on the dash and couple of colleagues have said to try cleaning the shift lock solenoid CONNECTOR , before changing the Solenoids does anyone know how to get to the connector for the SHIFTLOCK can you access it from the centre console or is it...
  7. E92 M3 2.5 OEM Exhaust Mod, where can I get it done?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi all, does anyone know anywhere I can get the 2.5 oem exhaust mod for an e92 m3. There is a chap quite popular called Paul (PCW Pauls car welding) but he does not answer his phone or his messages at all. Any one know a shop, within 80 miles of london would be nice :)
  8. 2015 X1 2.0D Would some kind person tell me the difference between 2.0 and 2.5 (both 2 litre engines)?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have a 2.0D in my 2015 X1 which is fine but drove a 2.5X1 (I think same engine but significantly more powerful) and was blown away. Intrigued: what is the difference? if they are both twin turbo 2 litre engines is it simply engine mapping or has the more powerful one got bigger turbos etc...
  9. 2004 2.5 X3 - Check Engine Light on after giving another car a jump start.

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks, pretty much as the title says. My wife's car has power drain issue, so if it's not been used for a few days, it often needs a jump start. This morning was one of those times, so as I've done multiple times in the past, I hooked the jump leads up to the engine terminals on my X3 and...
  10. 2.5 TDS Cutting Out When Warm

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, So the touring is back on the road now and I've taken it out for a few good runs in city, B-road and motorway driving. The engine seems to start and run fine until it is upto full operating temperature, when it starts to cut out intermittently. Sometimes it just seems a bit hesitant...
  11. E36 318is converted m52 2.5

    BMW Cars for Sale
    E36 318is with m52b25! Mot till march 2017 Lowered all round on springs and shocks Bigger brakes up front with drilled and grooved discs M3 steering wheel Stiffer arb up front Stripped interior Full msport kit (front bumper has been cut) Dtm exhaust Hid kit with angel eyes Full harmon...
  12. M54b 2.5 to m52tu 728 conversion done

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all. i have only a few posts up, super charged a 325ci done! and engine conversion from 316ti N42 compact to 525i m54 swap... Now!! RIP my little M54b25 in my coupe is no more.. NOT super charged related!!!! must stress that.. I had that engine on the limit for a year solid she finally...
  13. Used E90 what motor for relaxed driver: 18,20,25,30? i or d?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, First post here (and hopefully not last)! If everything goes as planned I'll be an E90 owner in the following weeks. I haven't decided on the motor yet and would like to ask for advice from the experts. The car is going to be auto and touring (missus requirement), as for the motor I...
  14. Ecu remap to 3.0 from 2.2 or 2.5

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys new to this site I just fitted a m5b30 in my car and can't find a ecu ews and key is it possible to but a 2.2 or 2.5 and have it mapped to a 3.0?
  15. BMW e92 2.5 coupe Fuse box and B+ Cable help

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I am new to the forum or at least writing. This may have come up before, but if anyone can advise would really appreciated. I have a connection issue with the fuse board and the B+ cable, it’s been a re-call in the Usa/Japan/Canada but unfortunately not here in the UK. In the last 3 months the...
  16. E39 530 vs 2.5 V6 Mondeo running costs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    In need of some advice please! I currently have a 2003 Mondeo 2.5 V6 24v (167bhp) Everything works and being a Ford parts are readily available and cheap......But I miss owning a BMW. I have only owned 3 series in the past, E30, 36 and 46. There is a bloke who wants to swap his 2000 E39 530i...
  17. F10-Engine dies for around 25 mins.

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, First post on this forum, any forum in fact! I had a 2012 520d for about 9 months now and all was well until yesterday on way home from work. Lost all engine power. Dashboard showed "Fuel" and continue to drive moderately. EML was on as expected but weirdly showed tire pressure loss...
  18. E36 conversion to a 2.5

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all new to this forum and jist got my e36 to play with so looking for some friendly advise please. :) Ok so just got my e36 318i saloon after searching and failing for a coupe. Now I'm wanting to get an engine to put into it. I don't have a massive knowledge on cars and first time I've even...
  19. E46 2.5 Ci battery drain problem

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a problem thats intermittent I lock the car return the next morning unlock the car with the remote try to start it and just get the clicking and flashing lights hook up to a spare battery and it starts on the button drive 2 miles to work and park up when i return after work it starts no...
  20. E30 2.0 to 2.5 engine swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi I need some advice I have an e30 2.0 auto with a brocken engine And I want to put 2.5 engine with the gbox from e39 would it fit straight?