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  1. 2002 E46 330i - Overheating after 30 min of driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! After a coolant expansion tank burst, engine got really hot before I was able to pull over. (OBD2 logger claimed 143C degrees) Tank has been swapped, coolant refilled and 100% free of air. Now it runs great, stable at middle of temp gauge (~80C I believe?) in dash, for about 30 minutes...
  2. £2k 2004 Z4 3.0 manual for sale

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  3. 2005 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0 - 80k miles

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Hi All I bought the car a couple of years ago on the Z4-Forum and I had a lot of joy with it but decided I need something with a bit more space. So I've bought an e36 and I'll be after something a bit cheaper to replace the Z4. From buying it in August 2017, the car has since covered just over...
  4. 2001 E53 3.0 strange oxygen sensor problem

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi, and thank for your letting me in to your forum. this is my first post here so please excuse my english and bad set up :) okay, so i have an 2001 BMW e53 X5 3.0L 6cyl automatic. whit 312000KM on it. it has been running great now and still does but engine management light comes on every now...
  5. late 2008 e61 3.0 managment light comes on under hard aceleration but resets on restarting

    Hi guys, ive just bought a late 2008 E61, i keep reading that the BMW diagnostic software is available to download and run from a laptop but although i can find loads of links none of them work, can anyone point me in the right direction for the download as i would like to have it on standby for...
  6. E70 3.0 D X5 no gears, stuck in road!!

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Go to drive car, starts fine, put into drive and it says ‘ gear selector fault’ and a few seconds later the yellow handbrake warning light flashes up and says ‘park brake fault.’ If I switch off & on again no warnings until I select gears again. Can go through ALL gears and indicator on dash...
  7. no 12v at pin 30 fuel relay 1996 316 compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Earlier this week I used my compact without any trouble, then went to go out later that day, and the car cut out by the time my seat belt was on. The things which are fine / tested ok: All relays, fuse 18, earth on fuel pump connector, The fuel pump works when connected directly to the...
  8. 2003 BMW Z4 3.0 Roadster In titanium grey

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Well. I bought this car after a Looooong search to scratch the itch of this fantastic 6 cylinders BMW engine, and to do a few road trips. Bought this specific unit for two reasons: 1st Was the cleanest one I found in UK with the lowest mileage (currently sits in 70k). 2nd Was the rarest unit I...
  9. E64 3.0 train fluid change and other maintenance

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all new to the site but had a read through a few posts. Ive recently bought a low mileage 67k e64 630i the car is in excellent condition the previous owner (who I know very well) hardly drove the car and when he did he never went above 3000rpm. I’m working through a few jobs service done, oil...
  10. X3 e83 3.0 dse

    Hi guys, New to the site and having a few problems so hopefully my problems might be able to be explained. Love my car but it is like a spotty teenager sometimes. Thanks
  11. 2009 E71 3.0 35Xdrive - Mobile Phone not installed message and SOS system malfunction

    Hiya, my X6 has been in for repair for various electrical and mechanical problems. It started when the car repeatedly went into limp mode due to a transmission fault, in the end after a lot of mechanics 2nd guessing what the problem could be and a lot of expense :jaw-dropping, the car went...
  12. New owner - happy for 30 minutes!

    Happy new year everyone. I just bought my first BMW - a 2009 530Dse Auto Tourer. Loved it when I test drove it, loved it as I drove away from the showroom then about 30 minutes later hated it when it went into limp home mode and oil pressure sensor failure warning came on! I chugged the last...
  13. 30 years since I owned a Bimmer

    Had a 316 or 318, can’t remember which, FOD231Y, sold it to a guy in Northampton who was on the railways (signalman?) Anyway, fast forward through a Vauxhall Chavalier, Pug 405, 306, Montego estate, Honda Accord, and a trio of Alfas and what should come around next? We shall find out later...
  14. e92 325i 3.0 misfire/rough idle

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, I hope to describe the problem as accurate as I can, so please forgive me if it might become long and boring. Here is how I my issues started, I bought the car ~June this year, it's been fine, sometimes rpm going up and down in the morning though no misfire. Almost straight away I...
  15. Z3 3.0, Potential purchase subframe advice

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I am interested in buying a really nice 2000 reg z3 3.0, low miles in what appears to be lovely condition. My concern is the subframe issues and being no expert I’m unsure if there is anything to be worried about. The kind owner has taken some photos of the boot flooring and the welds. I’m...
  16. 2005 x5 3.0 td turbo? gearbox?? help

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    i have an x5 3.0 m sport it has an annoying problem which i am hoping doesnt require a new turbo. it has an intermittant problem when driving normally there is a whistling from 1800rpm to approx 2200 rpm the gears change normally and it goes properly. occasionally like now itsquiet, no noise...
  17. E36 M3 Saloon 3.0 production numbers? Geek or insider required?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    As above really, I have a 1995 E36 M3 (3.0) saloon and need to replace the steering rack, I have a replacement rack from a 1998 Evo (3.2) coupe. I'm pretty sure it a direct replacement but just need somebody to put my mind at ease, is it straight swap? Is the evo rack any quicker ie. less turns...
  18. BMW Z3 3.0 2001 Starting issue.

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Right guys this is my first ever post. :-) just wish it was under better circumstances. i bought a BMW z3 about 2 months ago. having checked over it and only seeing some small issues nothing which could cause a problem for starting just small things due to its age.. last week i hit a non...
  19. M3 exhaust manifold - 3.0 vs 3.2

    BMW Tuning Forum
    I was wondering what the differences are between the exhaust manifolds from the M3 3.0 and the M3 3.2 as I recently bought a 3.2 midsection and backbox for my '96 323i. Now looking for manifolds to make it fit the car, and since 3.0 manifolds are found easier and cheaper, I was wondering if...