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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, iv got a problem with 5th gear and only 5th gear I can't accelerate too hard or it just makes a slight thud and then struggles. No flare and only once did I get msg on I drive, All other gears work perfectly. The gearbox was serviced about 5000mls ago. Looking at towing a caravan so want...
  2. 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. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, i want to say hello to you all - im new here :) Sorry for my language, but im from Poland, and maybe i can have some problems with "specific car words". Ok. My car is 545i 2003 E60. I have automatic transmission named GA6HP26Z - its from BMW ETK, known by VIN decoding. I bought this car...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    ive done a search and not found anything relavent :( car seems to be running fine bar a slight misfire which is possibly an injector although INPA shows them being relatively spot on. turbo kicks in in gears 12 and 3 even though it doesnt come in hard it still pulls ok. ive ran injector cleaner...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, So I was taking my e92 320d M Sport for a nice spirited Sunday drive down some country lanes earlier today when I noticed a clinking/whining/grinding noise in 6th gear, I was doing around 60 at the time and it seemed to be speed dependant as to how loud it got. Once I realised that the...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    318 TDS fluctuating idle RPM & oily air filter & other stuff Hello, issue over there... When idling, after a while the RPM starts fluctiating (downwards), down and back, down and back. Didn't let it run like this too long, always imediatelly added a little throttle which fixed the fluctuating...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I'm recently experiencing a strange issue. When I hard accelerate in 5th and 6th gear at around 2500 - 3000 RPMs (as the turbo is kicking in) the RPM gauge is jumping back and forth as the speed increases. I can feel the car pushing back and forth as it gets past 3000 RPM. Also I can cruise...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    320d 100kw power loss in 5th gear at 3000 rpm Hello! When i accelerate from 1st gear to 5th and i will get to 5th gear and RPMs are at 3000 then car loses power, like when I flat out the RPMs stay 3000 or decrease slowly to 2800 and then i get power again but second time now when i tried fast...
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Anyone know if you can fit a standard 17" double spoke alloy in the space saver slot under the boot instead of the space saver?
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Long story short. 2-3 weeks ago had my torque converter fail on my 330ci auto. Had the converter replaced, new pump and flex plate. Car drives fine from standing and while in lower gears but when in 5th there is a distinct rumble when accelerating from the Middle/rear of the car. More...
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    One of our top sponsors David Sleigh from DSR has very kindly given us two pairs of tickets to the Final round of the 2014 Scottish Championship Car Racing series been held at Knockhill for Sunday 5th October. These tickets will give two lucky winners and their guess entry to the event where you...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. I have a 2003 530d with 130k miles. Had the car remapped about 6 months ago. all been fine but this problem started last week. when at approx 80mph cruising the revs drop to approx 2k which is normal, but then say for example, i want to increase speed, i press the throtle slightly and...
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  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ok guys, A few weekls ago, just out of the blue, my e46 320d started accelerating itself as I was doing 60mph, I stuck my foot on the clutch and it revved itself out past the redline and I had to turn the car of. It has been doing this ever since, once you get to 4th or 5th, as...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Evening, I am finding that my 523ise auto could be more economical if it decided to be in the correct gear? I find it seems to only change when I give it a bit of a rev. Just seems to like being in 4th when 5th would be better. I have a thermostat issue that I am going to fix. Can the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, I have recently bought a 2002 e46 330 convertible, lovely car however i have the sticky 5th gear problem. Having read into this i believe its a common fault and i understand bmw provide a repair kit. Just wondering if anyone can help me out with the part numbers i would need for the...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, Owned my 320d for about a year, i thought it was loud when accelerating but didnt think it was anything to worry about until i took my mate out who said it needs looking at it makes a loud drone (sometimes whiney) sound when on the accelerator.. its worse when in 3rd and 4th and it is...
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Everyone, My 523i has a steptronic auto box which has recently stopped changing to 5th gear. The changes between 1 & 4 are fine changing up and down smoothly with no clunks although sometimes it also holds 3 until it nearly red lines. If I move the lever across to the steptronic position...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title said i have a bmw 330d automatic and at 60mph in 5th gear there is a humming drone noise sounds like its coming from the rear or middle of the car, its just had a torqe conveter and new diff oil to try and cure the problem, its recently had a flex disc on the prop and prop bearing...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I am new to forums and proud owner of BMW 320d :D I got and issue after remap, cruise control works with gears 1 to 4, but not with 5th gear. There is nothing happening when pressing + or - from steering wheel, CC led is on. Is this because of a bad remap file or did tuning company...
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