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  1. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all I hope someone can shed some light on this air con issue. I have been all over the internet and have not been able to find a solution. The air con has stopped blowing cold!! It was re-gassed and ice cold for about 2 weeks at the end of March and since then nothing... I have checked...
  2. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    hi folks Hope I'm in the right place here. I'm getting a oil pressure fault ( flashing oil light) it appears after driving for about an hour, and the light flashes intermittently when sitting at idle. once I drive off the light disappears. I have renewed the oil pressure switch and also the oil...
  3. Introductions
    I have name e60 3.0i petrol my temp go's to 3 bars before the red, I did a compression test & they was all over the place I then noticed the rocker cover gasket & oil filter rubber leaking would that affect the compression test? Thanks for your help guys
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    My rear PDC started returning a continuous tone when reverse is engaged. I first cleaned all the sensors then progressively replaced each sensor so that all 4 are new. To no avail. I then replaced the control unit underneath the spare wheel followed by the exterior sensor wiring loom. Nothing...
  5. BMW Parts for Sale
    I have 2002 X5 3.0i on LPG that is suffering from loss of compression on one cylinder. Due to time and financial constraints, I am looking to either sell this car as a non runner, or breaking it? I am enquiring whether there are anyparts that people on here need? There are a number of parts that...
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks, My local indy quotes that a repair on my 2004 E83 3.0i is not possible to swap the gear inside the transfer case actuator and that a whole unit will need to be replaced; is this true? Cheapest price I've seen on ebay £799. BMW themselves quotes £2,250 for the part alone!! I know some...
  7. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I have a 2003 Z4 3.0i auto with 62k on the clock and have recently been getting an occasional safe mode warning light (gear cog) coming on after start up when putting car in reverse. This can be eliminated if I switch of the car and re start. The warning light only comes on occasionally...
  8. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi everyone Im new here and this is my first post i have a 3.0i E53 2002 so pre-facelift (my car is RHD if it makes a difference), i have no factory gps in the car just the cd and radio, i really want a gps unit and rearview camera for my car, most importantly what is a good unit to buy, i want...
  9. BMW Cars for Sale
    My Z4 up for sale take a look please call for more info BMW Z4 3.0 i SE Roadster 2dr Used 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster Z4 ROADSTER for sale in West Midlands | Pistonheads BMW Z4 3.0i ROADSTER SPORTS CONVERTIBLE | eBay
  10. BMW Cars for Sale
    Well it was short, sweet and so much fun owned since January 2016 I'm looking to sell my 2003 E85 Z4 3.0i M54 engine Car had about 78k miles when I got it, used daily on motorway so it gets a good run with no signs of condensation in oil around cap etc. I've literally done nothing to this car...
  11. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys after a 400 mile drive my wifes X3 has started making a metallic noise in first when crawling and is knocking when throttling off in traffic, Also when on WOT it seems to "hesitate" or "slip" a bit in gear, could it be the dreaded transfer box ??? Car has done 100k miles and this...
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  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    Long story short. New head on engine last year, oil failure at xmas, camshaft on inlet side now marked and scored due to no 2 bearing cap failure, out of warranty on new head parts. Can you swap the inlet camshaft from an 520i petrol motor straight onto my 3.0i?. Are they the same cams BMW use...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Im looking to get a X5, around 2002-2005 but am not sure what one to go for? whats the tax and mpg like on the diffrent models? Thanks Stu
  14. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks I just bought a x5 3.0 petrol e53, because I'm in the motor trade I wanted a something a bit different, the x5 is in realy good condition 61k on the clock passengers seat and rear seats have never being sat in, it's a m sport with a lot of extras, I'm thinking of doing a few mods I was...
  15. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
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  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi everyone, im in the process of tracing a vacuum problem on my car, the rear exhaust flap has no vacuum to it when the engine is running. i comes from the solenoid in the nearside rear boot accross the car up the right hand side ive got as far as the rear seat now after removing a tonne of...
  17. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    2001 X5 3.0i E53 Self-levelling Susp Inact - Stuck in Lifting Platform/Wheel Change mode! Hello everyone, It's my first post on here. My Audi A6 2.5TDI recently developed major fuel issues so I decided I fancied an X5 and found one in lovely condition inside and out from a bloke in his early...
  18. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi my system is damaged due to an accident got rear ended :( car was ok but exhaust got bent up so need centre and rear boxes im based in Gloucester so can collect dependant on distance let me know the rear silencer has the flap for reference many thanks
  19. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi there, i have a 2002 e53 that wont go higher than 4000rpm. In city driving for example it hits 4000rpm and changes gear fine, however on motorway if you floor it theres no power above 4000rpm. Could this be the gearbox as its automatic? Thanks
  20. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Everyone ive a 2004 X3 with a 3.0i petrol engine with a auto transmission, ive had the car a couple of weeks and its going well but the HDC button doesn't do anything press it nothing, if I press the DSC button light on dash lights up and so does the tyre pressure one too so pretty sure its...
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