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  1. Spark Plug Removal

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys! I may sound a bit stupid here, but Im stumped as how to remove my spark plugs. Ive tried pulling the silver 'clips' at the end of the coil wire but they're not budging. This is the first BMW I've owned and theres a suspicious tick coming from the engine and Im trying to diagnose. Its a...
  2. what you think of my saloon?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    hi guys thought id put a few pics up of my 316 auto saloon, any thoughts on how to improve it and what you think of it. next plans are twin exhaust and to lower it 40mm and tint the front windows.:sarcastic
  3. 2000 E46 316 SE - Reverse lights / parking sensor

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello, when I engage reverse the rear lights do not illuminate and neither do the parking sensors. I have taken the bulbs out and the dash doesn't tell me that they are missing! Also checked the sensors and none of them are 'clicking' when reverse is engaged. I think the car just isn't...
  4. 2000 E36 316ti SE - instruments not working

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I was driving home from work yesterday and noticed all my instruments (speedo, rev counter, fuel gauge and temperature) weren't working. Does anyone have any advice as to what the problem may be and how this can be rectified? Thanks Dan
  5. 2002 E46 316i manual, 82,000 miles- No compression mystery

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I broke down a couple of days ago. This is the sequence of events: As I entered a motorway slip road, the battery warning light came on. I immediately slowed down and checked the temperature, which was fine at that time. I had to move forward to clear the motorway slip road before parking up...
  6. E46 316i SE 2002 Seat Covers

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi Sorry if it’s a silly question but I have bought a car for the first time and then bought seat covers from Halfords which were universal and said would fit 3 series size. Now, I somehow managed the front seats and top cover of back but I am unable to figure out how to apply the cover on...
  7. 1995 E36 316i SE - Cylinder Pressures

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Pretty much as the title says, just wondering what sort of readings I should be looking for when I start servicing it in the next week or so? Borrowed a compression tester off the mothers fella, seems like its seen better days, so will no doubt be purchasing one in the next couple of weeks to...
  8. 1994 E36 316i SE - Headlight Warning Buzzer

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Having got the wonderful spirit of xmas well and truely white spirited off of my skin, I feel now is the time to post a few questions, the first of which follows shortly. Firstly, the car is a 1994 E36 316i SE, in Black with what looks to be the wrong block in it, but thats another matter...