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  1. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello this is my first e31 v12 and I really want this car to work out for me. I am not a stanger to working on my own car but when it comes to the V12 I have no clue. this is what happened to me last week. woke up in the morning and got into my e31. hit the freeway before stop and go traffic...
  2. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    BMW E31 8-Series Auxiliary Fan Replacement Not too tricky - and while you are in there, clear out the leaves, bumblebees and small rodents I got the A/C regassed at the local garage and it stayed cold for all of ten minutes on the drive back from the garage. While I sat in the car, getting...
  3. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    My 850Ci (1995) has been humming/droning from the center of the chassis over the last 6 months and is slowly getting louder. It seems to do it after the car has warmed up for 10-15 minutes and from about 40mph and not at very slow speed. Notice it more so if cruising at around 50 mph, slightly...
  4. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, in just over a weeks time my now concrete drive is going to turn into new blocks, therefore I must repair my slightly leaking diff. (She who must be obeyed) The input shaft seal is the culprit. I've studied:-...
  5. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Looking at Realoem parts diagrams and the brake discs suggested on Eurocarparts I should have 324mm discs on the 850. The calipers are the ATE type and are stamped 60/28/302. Were there smaller brakes on the earlier cars??
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Recently had the car sorted for its MOT. Loving the V12... However, just noticed when testing brake performance that ABS doesn't actually cut in at all - the fronts just lock up. Not ideal really! No warning lights or error messages on the dash. Mechanic not getting any error codes...
  7. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Chaps Working slowly through various niggles with my 850. My 850 heating blows only hot air through the window vents (both windscreen and the driver and passenger door window vents). If I put recirc on the air coming from these is less hot. If I put air con on it is less hot (but still...
  8. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, The electric wing mirrors do not operate on both sides of my 94 850Ci. These are standard folding mirrors and non-sport ones. They are stuck in position and do not respond when using the control button in the drivers door. Does anyone know what I should be looking for? The car was parked up...
  9. Introductions
    Hello, My name is Joost, I'm from the Netherlands, so sorry if my English isn't great. I have a BMW E28 with a M20B27 BMW E12 with a M30B35 (still being build, engine is from a E34) BMW E31 with a M73B54 The reason I am on this forum is mainly for the E31, hopefully I can find a lot of info...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi all. Just bought a '91 850ci in Mauritius Blue. Generally tidy car. Sadly, the black rubber/plastic seal that is between the main window and the 3/4 window wasn't bonded properly to the rear 3/4 window and has flown off the car when I wound the window down. Anyone know where I can get one...
  11. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    BMW 850CI for sale/feeler Hi all, I am sure you are all keeping an eye on ebay, ph etc for e31's but i thought I will put in on here as well. Photos don't do the justice, obviously, but I dont fancy driving around looking for a techno industrial scenery for a photo shoot;) BMW 850CI COUPE...
  12. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Guys, I need some help here as I am stuck. I have an 1998 850CI platinum edition with 64000 km on the clock. Its in great condition except for the EML light being on all the time. Strangely it seems to have lots of power and it sounds like both banks are running fine. The sparks are black and...
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I'm trying to reset my airbag light after changing the steering wheel - I have a gt 1 diagnostic which i have used to reset all other fault lights but I can't work how to reset airbag light. my other option is buy a peake type reset tools but it say the R5/SRS only works on cars after 1994 ...
  14. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    check this out.... the old 850 id for sale again.. http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f214/neiljewells-850ci-back-grave-project-t50851/index32.html#post1073382
  15. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Today I was about to take out the radiator to get ready to put a new one in and I went into the shed to get a tool and the horn suddenly came on.... I cant get it to turn off.. even taken the fuse out and it just sits there blaring away??!! Any ideas? I dont even know where its located?
  16. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Has anyone got a passanger side headlight glass or headlight unit for sale, or know of any possible suppliers. Thanks.
  17. Hereford BMW - Bimmerforums Shop
    Need LHS (pop up headlight glass) for 1993 850 Ci, (last 7 digits CB57968) Cheers, DL.
  18. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Im attempting to do a top end overhall, how do i get the oil catch tray off. it wont budge?
  19. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Does anyone know where I can source an E31 brake master cylinder repair kit? My brakes have felt spongy since Ive got the car, i can hear a squelching sound on hard braking and Im getting regular bomb bonking sounds in traffic. I also had the ABS light flicker on today and I think my car is...
  20. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I am just starting to rebuild my engine after head gasket failed , but I need a little help with a couple of issues i.e. I have tested cylinder head for straightness as per manual (steel rule + feeler gauge) and it’s straight as a die - so does head need skimming? If yes does it need...
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