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  1. Z4 28i engine identical to 20i and 18i?

    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. 2000 e46 2.8i stutters when engine is warm

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello, When starting cold engine everything is ok when the engine is warm, sometimes stutters when i press the throtle looks as if the engine does not get petrol but the pressure is ok, new filter and new pump, new crankshaft sensor sensor under intake manifold has also been replaced anyone have...
  3. M Sport 2.8i Manual Transmission

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can anyone tell me how many of the 5 series M Sport 2.8i Manual cars were produced? I have one in Imola Red. Wikpedia doesn't list a manual transmission only automatic for this model? The year is 2000 (W) Reg. Help Please? Thanks Charlie.
  4. Tuning box for Z4 e89 28i

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Any info, contacts, recommendations appreciated This isn't my area of expertise Thanks!
  5. e46 2.8i post cat o2 sensor question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Does my car need them. It is just for track use so don't have to go through a mot. If not is there a way to bypass the wiring to make it think they are there... Thank.
  6. e36 318ti to 2.8i coupe engine

    right hi people possibly been on here before about this same project ive been slowly working on. i bought a 318ti for cheap and i bought a crashed 328i striped out the crash car engine wring looms dash the complete lot scraped it as a shell, but the problem is i did this about a year ago. so...
  7. Coolant loss problem 2.8i M52 1997

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have had the head gasket checked today and it is OK. I can go a few days driving without any coolant loss and other days I will have to top-up a small amount. In-between this it can lose a lot more. Like tonight I topped her up with a small amount of coolant and within 12 miles it over heated...
  8. E36 318is to 2.8i

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi I start my conversion on Saturday I received all my parts including engine today il put pictures below of things I got and if anyone knows if I'm missing anything can you let me know thanks the pictures aren't the best as I received this at night and am excited about doing this but the...
  9. E39 2.8i 1997 heavy on fuel around town

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    E39 2.8i 1997 is only doing 17mpg driving steady around town. What could be causing the heavy fuel consumption? What should I expect the average mpg to be for town driving? Thanks
  10. E39 2.8i 1998 engine ticking noise help needed

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My son has just purchased a E39 2.8i 1998 estate that has a ticking noise coming from the engine. It sounds like a noisy lifter. But the noisy lifter on my E36 m52 1996 was only noisy on startup and then went quiet. The ticking on my sons car is the reverse. When the engine is first started on...
  11. E36 2.8i Strange starting issue - Assistance Required

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hya all, My 1st post on here despite using the site as a ready source of information for some time. In a Nutshell - My E36 2.8i No modifications 109000 k's on the clock, no issues that I'm aware of, then one day while the engine was warm, it just wouldn't start, it would turn over but just...
  12. Engine swap from 150 bhp 2.0i to M52 2.8i.

    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...
  13. 2000 e46 2.8i Rough idle when cold.

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Guys I have ongoing issue with my bmw z3 2.8. I did read many posts with similar issues, but I did not find a solution. Basically, every time when I start my car when cold, after initial higher idle speed it drops down to about 800rpm. - which is fine, but this is when the idle becomes...
  14. E36 316i is going to get a service, LPG install, 2.8i rear trailing arms n discs plus more...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi and hello to all beemer believers. I use an early 1994 316i to deliver pizzas. Over a year ago a decision was made to fit an LPG system. I fitted the wheel well tank and its more planted in handling but loosing about 10% performance. Bought a chip and next week, with a week off from Monday...
  15. 1997 E38 2.8i – Audio options advice please

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello Everyone, I have purchased, but not yet picked up, a 1997 728i. I have owned several 3 and 5 series before, but this is my first 7. My question is about audio options. I’ve had a quick google around, and options seem pretty stark for this car. I can tell that having DSP (or not) can make...
  16. 1990 E30 M52 2.8i Engine Conversion.. Help!

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello, Hope someone can help, I know its been done before but i can't find any info on here when i search the forum. I have a 1990' E30 316i coupe low mileage mint condition, and i'm really interested in doing the M52 2.8i engine conversion using the M20 318is/325i getrag gearbox. Iv read its...
  17. 1999 E36/7 Z3 2.8i - Courtesy light door switch - Onboard computer PPP error

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have two niggling problems that I would like to raise here: 1. When I set the courtesy light switch to light up on opening the car doors, the light sometimes comes on on it's own. I've had this sort of problem in the past and it is usually down to the door switch that needs fiddling with or...
  18. just got e36 compact with a m52 2.8i fitted god its fun but tell me more about em

    General BMW Discussions
    just got a compact with 2.8 fitted he said its got a m50 inlet s/steel manifolds had limited taken off chiped ecu got a cheap air filter on it thats crap tbh lol a pinned diff not to sure what this is tbh i think he ment a welded diff as car was ment to go driffting and it does just spin to easy...
  19. E36 325i to 28i (M50 to M52)

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, As I said on my introduction Im making a swap on my 325i coupe and probably any help is good now. I bought a M52b28 from your country ( you guys shouldnt sell things there , you should give it away its more less the same :rofl) and I manage to swap it mechanical and that part is ok , minor...
  20. 1996 E36 316i, 2.8i engine swap, E39 2.8i donor car help

    BMW Engine Conversions
    I have a e36 1.6 compact im looking till do a 2.8 conversion ive been offered a 528 e39 and i was wondering will the engine loom, engine, ecu and key ecu the same as a 328 as i no that would be more idel Thanks for any help in advance :thumbsup