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  1. BMW or 3rd Party Warranty?

    General BMW Discussions
    So the 1 yr Inchape Group extended warranty (administered by Car Care Plan) on my 2015 640d is coming to an end in 4 weeks time, and they currently do not extend it beyond this point. I have been looking at alternatives, mainly for peace of mind as in my experience when things go wrong it tends...
  2. 840ci Hard downshift 5th to 3rd

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, I have a 1996 840ci. Purchased from a guy in London(why I mentioned this will make sense later). When driving normally everything is fine. Upshifts and downshifts are smooth. However when cruising at around 50-60mph (5th gear at any speed really) and I accelerate hard, the revs jump up...
  3. 3rd Rear Light E64 Convertible 2007

    Hi, I am new to this forum. I wonder if someone could help me by explaining how I remove the 3rd rear light on my E64 2007 650i Convertible and replace it with the new fitting that I have ordered? Have now received the help that I needed from an American BMW 6 Forum.
  4. Back for a 3rd time in a BMW - F30 330d M Sport plus

    Hi As the title says I am back again in a BMW, in the past I have owned a 323i ( x reg) E90 320D and now my F30. It took me bit of time to trust BMW after the list of issues the other 2 caused me including, blown turbo / Steering column failure / central locking failure ( E90 ) Engine sensors...
  5. 525d 2010 f10 noisy timing chain 3rd party warranty

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all I have a 3rd party warranty and I have a noisy timing chain. From what i gather a noisy timing chain is not covered under warranty even though i have the top level of warranty with that company. They apparantly will put it down to wear and tear but a broken timing chain and resulting...
  6. 3rd party messing about after accident-credit hire a good idea?

    General BMW Discussions
    last tuesday i was greeted by a prius which failed to give way on a roundabout and i ploughed into it. took pictures of where my car was etc, started recording and went over to confront the driver, he admitted on camera that its his fault and his brakes dont work and he was very late to his...
  7. 2010 E92 330d - Doesn't climb the revs in 3rd onwards

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, first time on the forum so please let me know if I'm in the wrong area; I'm having an issue with my 2010 E92 330d. The car is automatic and drives completely normally with no warning/diagnostic messages and no rough idling/misfiring. The issue occurs when you attempt to rev over...
  8. My auto gearbox set 3rd gear as starting point when in sport manual shift mode

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
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  9. Bmw 320d e90 tensioner - OEM or 3rd party?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Car is going for a service next month, wanted also to get the tensioner replaced as it sqeeks like puppy on cold starts. Garage I use and trust said they can replace it no problem but I can also get a water pump replacement, trouble is the belt won't be OEM. I've scanned forums and it...
  10. F30 3rd detailing session

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all, Here are some photos - I know that Forsh amongst others were keen to see results - following the 3rd detailing session since owning the car. Between 6 and 7 hours work, plus another 5 hours yesterday on getting the interior (including all door seals, doors, literally everything)...
  11. N42 Low compression on 3rd cylinder

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    tried installing a catch can on the n42 but after having it installed the engine squealed like metal on metal contact after a few seconds i was trying to remedy the oil loss with increased vacuum just like you can on the 6 cylinder engines after that i released the vacuum and started the car...
  12. BMW E61 3rd brake light (2004 model)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have several Led's that have failed on my high level brake light, are replacements available from anyone other than BMW? I have had a trawl around and drawn a complete blank other than a s/h one on Ebay, and he wants close to £50 for that! I would rather fit a new one and know it will last a...
  13. 325 tds heater plugs relay...and adjacent solenoids...what do they do? 3rd post hoping for help!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    This is my 3rd post hoping for help on a starter 'delay' problem. The glow plugs come on fine, but often I have to wait for 25 or so seconds before the starter motor functions. I suspect a faulty thermostat function linked to the glow plugs. My question, is there a thermostat built into the...
  14. Drop in RPM on 3rd gear up to 6th for a second or two

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Driving in to work today and I noticed that when I put my foot down, there is a momentary drop in RPM and then it carry's on, I can slow down slightly and it does it again, I've noticed this intermittently only in 3rd gear and not that often for some time, but this morning it just started doing...
  15. New BMW owner. series 3 e46 convertable with 3rd brake light problem

    Hello. my name is John, I have just bought myself my first BMW, (mid life crisis according to my wife). I have a small problem with the 3rd brake light, the LED's constantly glow very faintly even tho the foot brake is not pressed, when the pedal is pressed the light works as normal. Has anyone...
  16. 3rd Brake light bulb replacement

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All. Firstly, is it possible to replace bulbs in 3rd brake light please? Secondly, "how the hell do you get into light unit to do it please? I have 3 bulbs gone to the right hand side and I like everything to be perfect on my car and this annoys me, even though I can't see it. I know it's...
  17. 2nd -3rd gear jolt 330d auto 2003

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I recently got the gearbox adaptive reset done to try to remove the issue I have from 2nd to 3rd gear where you can feel a bit of a jerk. It's not aggressive but it's just not as seamless as rest of gear changes where you can't even feel it change gear. The reset worked instantly but this has...
  18. BMW 320d E46 3rd brakelight removel

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Can any please advise how to remove on the estate version, some of the bulbs are burnt out
  19. 116i 2006 lagging when accelerating in 3rd help

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Wondering if anyone could help me with this problem. My car seems to lag when I put my foot down in 3rd any ideas what I need to do to fix it? Not sure if it's got anything to do with it but I should mention I keep getting a clunking noise as soon as I change gear and somtimes accelerating. Cheers!
  20. E46 325ci my 3rd gearbox

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Basically about 6 weeks ago my gearbox in my e46 325ci msport manual 52 plate went at 140k as a tooth chipped on my gearbox and pulled through inside causing rattling when in gear. This has since been replaced and now a similar problem has occurred in only 6 weeks with the new gearbox...