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  1. m52B20 -98 e39 overheating

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello! I changed my engine. So my cooling system is working right. Problem have to be in engine. So water pump, thermostat or headgasget. I havent beed driving much cause car is not inspected. I let the car run idle, heat went middle of the gauge. Then in some time 8 to 12min it started rising...
  2. e38 728i 98' headlight washing doesnt work

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Guys - I've problem with headlight washing system. It doesnt work at all , it is supposed to activate after every 5 windscreen wipes when the lights are switched on , but it doesnt. Looking at the electrical diagrams I noticed there is a relay between lcm and the motor , but I cannot locate...
  3. '98 E36 1.8 Acceleration hesitation

    General BMW Discussions
    This is my old car I have recently re-acquired after selling and then a period of standing. It has been recommissioned and put back into daily use and in general is working well enough. I bought this car some years ago and it always had this hesitating issue. When accelerating, mainly when the...
  4. '98 M Roadster Installed new stereo system (Head Unit, Speakers, Amp) Car Won't Start

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello, New member, first time post. I'm restoring this M Roadster after being in storage for 10 years. I've gotten past all the storage crap like fuel, fluids, brakes, and needed new clutch (reason it was put up...along with getting married and having a kid driving a 2 seater lol). The first...
  5. 98 m3 evo misfire/ popping from exhaust after converting from SMG to manual

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello! Long story short. My e36 m3 with s50b32 engine has been standing still for the last 2 years because the SMG stopped working. I now got it converted to manual and the car finally runs again! But it misfires alot when hanging on gear. And it doesnt run perfectly clean when under 3000 rpm...
  6. M44 swap on a 98 e36 car wont start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right Bere with me on this, theres method in my madness. Had a 99 318is mint factory m sport, bought a 98 328I, see where im going with this! Lol Ive swapped both engines over straight swap with all auxiliaries etc The 99 now 328I runs perfect except not traction control, oh well ha But the m44...
  7. 98 m52 to 99 m44 wiring nightmare

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Was just stripping the car down when something dawned on me, my m44 is ob2 the same as the 98 m52 but it doesn't have 2 connectors next to the fuse box doesnt have any just the battery. How do I over come this?! As alot of wires are connected to these 2 ports. Cheers
  8. 2004 e60 525d auto. Radiator flaps closed at 98 degrees

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I WAS TESTING THE ELECTRIC RADIATOR FAN THE OTHER DAY AS IT NEVER SEEMED TO SWITCH ON .... LEFT THE CAR IDLING FOR 15 MINUTES AFTER A SHORT TRIP AND IT FINALLY KICKED IN WHEN TEMP. GOT TO 98 DEGREES (ON HIDDEN MENU) .... SEEMS HIGH WHEN ENGINE IS SUPPOSED TO RUN AT 91 TO 93 DEGREES. THE TEMP...
  9. '98 E39 528i Air Con not working

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys, I have a problem with the A/C on my E39 5 series. Last year I fitted an air conditioning hose and a new receiver dryer. The system was then vacuum tested and recharged and it was working extremely well blowing ice cold air. However now I do not seem to get cold air at all, the...
  10. Rear window 98 323i install confusion

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have installed my rear window but when fully zippered part of the top is not closed. It may be that I have started the zipper on the wrong paper of the top. I feel like an idiot but after looking at a lot of pictures it is still not clear where to start the new window so it follows the top...
  11. 98 E36 M3 alarm siren acting up

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have what i believe to be the 3G MK1 siren, it is relative small and, tennis ball sized and round. It has a key to disable it. My fob has a grey and red button. It started making random chirps a while ago whilst driving and whilst stationary and locked. I left the car with the battery...
  12. 98 R reg e36 323i convertable been sitting for 2 years.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    my e36 has been sitting on the drive on the drive for about 2 yrs it was started about 6mths ago and was moved about 10 feet left to run for a bit then back[which some say i should not have done] and has had a cover over it since then. i want to put it back on the road for summer and am looking...
  13. E36 316 -98, bad handling and no heat.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys! Bought me an E36 316i last fall, with the M43-engine. Bought it in September-October, and have rolled since then, worked well. Now in November (before it got cold) I checked the anti-freeze, sustained only -5, so I dropped the lower radiator hose and filled with 50/50 and bled the...
  14. 98 840Ci - Shimmy and Brake Discs

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys I am starting to see signs of the dreaded shimmy on my 840. :( I had slight vibrations at 55 on breaking from high speed before, but its got to a stage where the steering is shaking violently now. the disks/pads were replaced less than a year ago and the car has done less than 3K miles...
  15. 98 840ci door sill cover removal

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys My passenger side door sill cover (scuff plate) has slightly popped up on one side where it connects to the part that goes up towards the latch. Does the bottom part just pop off or is there a technique to removing it? Having looked at the price on realoem I don't want to risk...
  16. 98 840Ci - Tail Light Wiring Help

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Need your help guys! I need to take a feed from the brake light wire for a mod I am doing, but not sure which one to splice :confused Does anyone know which wire on this connector is for the brake light please?
  17. 98 840 Ambient Lighting

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    A numpty question for Timm really. I too have difficulty in seeing the temperature controls and have ambient lighting on my E61 which works very well. I am thinking of doing Timm's Ambient Light Modification. Looking at Timm's document I have some questions; if I use 12v LED's should they be...
  18. 98 840 Boot Seal

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    The boot seal was split when I acquired the car so have now bought a new one (seal not car) to replace it. Having pulled the old one off there appears to be the remnants of some sort of adhesive on the bodywork. Has anybody replaced their seal and is it just a case of cleaning up the bodywork...
  19. 98 840Ci - Wiper Query

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys First off... Happy New Year to all of you and wish your the very best for 2015! Does everything in this car stop working properly if its not used :D. I had my car back from the body shop after some TLC/some minor mods and got my XcarLink installed to the becker. So thought will take...
  20. wanted - 98 E36 323i M52 - injector/CCV/ignition barrel/rocker cover/bonnet badge

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi Guys, After a few bits to fix some issues with my 323i coupe; Injector - I think I have a leaking injector which is messing with my LPG conversion - if anyone has a good injector CCV - I removed my inlet manifold and on checking my CCV found the diaphram was split then the case plastic...
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