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  1. Newbie from Perth, Scotland with 51 320D Touring

    Introductions
    Howdy folks. Title says it all really. Just picked up a 2002 (51) 320D Touring, auto. FSH and every piece of paperwork conceivable for £900 with 140k miles. Usual rust on arches and tailgate but nothing a bit elbow grease n time won't fix. Has intermittent dash light issues, but I'll post in...
  2. e39 530d m sport 51 plate Trip counter zero,s itself.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, any help would be much apreciated I like to keep an eye on my fuel consumption, but just recently the trip counter resets itself to zero for no apparent reason, also the clock keeps going back to 12.00 oclock. Anyone got any idea WTF going on ?. Cheers guys.
  3. 51 plate 530i m sport = how do i know which engine it is - i.e m5?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As title, i have seen that there are different types ofengine but how do i know which one my car has? Ash
  4. Bmw 318ti 51 plate. Multi coloured angel eyes??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys new on here. Have been thinking about getting angel eyes for my 318ti compact. I have seen videos on Youtube of Angel eyes that change colour and have different settings all by remote control. I do not know if it is possible to fit these to my car or are they limited to certain models of...
  5. e46 318i '51 coolant boiling over before thermostat opens

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and completely throw by a fault with my cooling system. I arrived home from a approx 13 mile journey from work to find coolant gushing from the expansion tank (common crack down the side of the tank). I replaced the tank and replaced the thermostat since the bottom pipe...
  6. 51 plate E46 330ci convertible - lumpy idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I am currently having issues with my engine and the way it is running particularly at idling. It is running particularly "lumpy" and the exhaust burble sounds like it's running a V8! It is prone to stalling when stoping and it is self idling between 500rpm and 1500rpm. I've had a couple...
  7. 2001 (51) E46 318i Touring - AC Not Working

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi, I have read many specific threads on individual items below but my query covers the lot in respect that I don’t want to start ripping everything out to test if fault codes exist that will be able to pick up on something. 1. The 2nd coil failed, AA replaced roadside after having trouble...
  8. Bmw e46 coupe 51 plate tramlining.

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Took my car out for a spin two nights ago,and noticed it tram lines bad,especially at higher speeds,done some reading and have found out it could be bushes,i did have a couple of advisories which i think will be part to do with it,but have also read that tyres play a big part,i do have 3...
  9. 51 reg 320d no power/flat spots/turbo non existant

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi hopefully someone can point me in the right direction as to what is wrong with my car as I am now at a loss at what to do::frown.I have replaced maf sensor,cleaned egr valve,cleaned map sensor,replaced old style oil breather with new,replaced air filter and removed swirl flaps,now I have no...
  10. 2001 E46 320CI - Not firing engine but all dash lights etc 51 plate

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all -Just got first E46 home and cleaned and went to start again and it wont fire up. No probs all day start stopping etc and now it doesnt even crank - the ignition lights etc all light up /car locks/opens no probs The headlights come on and dim when turning key the last click but just...
  11. 330d auto 51 reg diff allen key size

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can anyone tell me the allen key size to change diff oil Also oil type needed. Thanks. Sent from AutoGuide.com App
  12. 51 reg 330d se,, radio

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    HELLO guys, can anyone tell me why the radio in my car only works now n again? usually its just white noise i get,, sometimes it works as normal, Then if i turn car off the radio wont work after ive turned it on again , cheers Tam
  13. help please 51 plate 318 coupe

    General BMW Discussions
    hi all i have a 318 coupe when cold it runs terrible 40 max speed i bought a code reader and once started if i clear the codes it seems to run ok maybe little down on power but alot better than with out clearing them i have cphanged the mas and messed about with the coils the codes comming up...
  14. E46 2.2 Coupe 51 plate

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi People I have just got myself a bmw e46 coupe but its standard. I was just thinking if anyone has done a m3 replica ? Could anyone give me a bit more information about how to come about this ? Thanks
  15. 51 plate E46 316Ti (1.8 petrol) Compact - EML & excessive oil usage?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    51 plate E46 316Ti (1.8 petrol) Compact - Engine Light & excessive oil usage? Hey guys, I bought a '51 plate compact a few months ago and it's been ok... but lately have been having a few issues. Not sure if they are related or not. I'm hoping for some advice before I cough out the dosh to...
  16. replacing a fan belt on a bmw compact 51 plate 318

    Technical Guides for the E46
    hi does anyone have a diagram on how to replace the fan belt please
  17. 2001 51 318ti - noise in engine bay when idling and driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title says really, I have had this noise from theengine bay of my compact for a couple of weeks now and doesnt seem to go away when at normal temperature, and is still present when driving and idling alike provided the revs are low enough to hear it, anyone know what is causing the noise...
  18. bmw 330d 51 plate. knock from the rear under engine braking,

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys could do with your help. i have a 2001 bmw 330d manual. i have a knock sometimes under acceleration in 1st and 2nd but i always get a knock when i the car is under engine braking in 1st 2nd and sometimes 3rd. but if i put my foot on the clutch the knock isnt there. could this be a diff...
  19. 2001 E46 318i - need help with a key fob?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i just bought my first bmw,wen i got there he said the key fobs needed new batts i thought was easy but wat a tit looked on youtube and where the fudge do i start please please can and peeps help me,no remote central lockin atall,1 works every now and then but wen i lock it it takes me ages to...
  20. 2001 E46 316ti compact, Alternator light flashing up.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all happy new year to you all. any body help my bmw started to cause me problems. you drive the car and when hot car battery light flickers car cuts out,then will not start ,go back after 30-60 mins starts fine. somebody said crankshaft sensor,had that replaced,car is excactly the same. no...
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