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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just canvassing for opinions on whether this inner wing is worth replacing or not? The car has been written-off for this accident damage, but my intentions are to get the car to track standard. I've had a go at hammering the worst of the creases out, but one particularly stubborn one is proving...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Have had a lot of bmw's, but this is my first oil burner. This applies to an E39 99 525 TDS M51B25TU Manual 270000 ish Km There are several things that do not seem to be correct. -Hard idle. The car is running hard on idle and it resonates and vibrates throughout the car. When I turn off the...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a '99 328i Touring auto, only 54k on the clock, belonged to a little old lady etc. The car has had loads of service, an oil change every year (every couple of thousand miles) and the oil is fresh and clean. The car is pre OBD so just has the big round diagnostic terminal under the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Need a recommendation as to where to buy one as there are quite a few on ebay at various prices and so I want to buy once and know it will last as I heard of someone bought one and it went a few weeks later. I see one from the uk which I was going to purchase but also ser them under £20.
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm ordering service items today and I see the fuel filter is a second inspection 2 item. I've looked at the manual but watching youtube is always more informative and easier to understand. It looks very straight forward but is there anything I should be looking out for or be careful with? I'm...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, Can anyone tell me the part number for the hose labeled '11' in the diagram? No part numbers listed for parts 8-12 in the diagram. Keeps slipping off the plastic connector when I put my foot on the floor.
  7. 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. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi folks, I have a 1999 e36 323 convertible with an abs/TCS light intermittently on on the dash. Bought one of those Creator c310 diagnostics/code readers - supposedly they will work with 96-on e36s with the 16pin to 20pin adaptor. However, I am just getting a communication error. Has...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I will ask this shortly. Can leaking (from engine part) EGR pipe cause power lost? I disabled egr few weeks ago, I did block the pipe but it cracked. So i decided to remove whole pipe (egr and so on) -> both bolts cracked (damn). I do have a plate to block it from engine side but bolts was...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'd really appreciate some insight please. Having had trouble with my car overheating a lot and loads of gasses being pumped into the cooling system and after a compression test that showed low results for all the cylinders, I have removed the headgasket. I checked with a couple of garages...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My rear brake pipes have bad corrosion close to their ends at the hoses. I have never done more than replace whole lines or hoses, but am thinking it should be easier in this case to cut the existing pipe, and replace with new pipe to the rear hoses. The pipes look fine except for the last few...
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    hi guys, could use your expertise to diagnose the source of the current drain in my wife's 1999 318i (4dr manual, e36 i think...). first chilly night deaded the battery, so i bought a new one, which is now a spare... because that went flat the next night. both have been fully recharged and seem...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Had the usual input seal leak and also a driveshaft seal leak from the diff, as I also had a blow from the exhaust that came off which made the job possible but I`m not sure I could have done it on ramps etc. pretty straightforward despite having been given the wrong output seal be the...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So whilst I was doing some other bits to the car today I decided to swap the fuel filter. The original was still on the car from 99 despite it having a full service history! Mostly BMW too. WARNING ! The bosch replacement I already had doesn`t fit on the M3 as it as some snap on connectors...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys, I recently bought a e39 525tds, the car lost power when uphill and less thank half a tank so i guess the in tank pump needs replacing, however even with a full tank the car sometimes hesitates in the following situations: - accelerator fully depressed on uphills (only 2nd gear up...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi chaps, odd issue with my 99 Evo. Blipping the throttle quickly when at a stand still almost causes the engine to stall. Pressing it slowing it seems fine. Any pointers? There are no stored fault codes. Cheers, Mark
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Afternoon, Just returned from a 600 mile trip in my 1999 E46 323 (manual), about an hour from home my coolent light came on then went off (10 seconds). Got home ok but this morning found the below - When I undid the coolent cap, there was quite alot of pressure which expelled around a pint...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I'm new to the forum and new to bmw could anyone give me some advice on this I brought c110 to wipe air bag light and found few codes just wondered if any one could help with them 1) 1a seat occupancy recognition sensor we all know what this is. I wipe this and then get 04 passanger air...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I have this 'work in progress' manual 1999 m52tu coupe. I'm no stranger to NCS Expert, usually I just manipulate the trace file in notepad but I tried NCS Dummy and after coding the KMB I now have no speedo or MPG readout. There are issues with the car, one being no wheel speed pickup...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi folks, ('99 e36 BMW 328i Sport, with ASC) Recently found I had no ABS or ASC lights so I pulled out the cluster to find some empty holes where the bulbs used to be. Just replaced the bulbs and on comes the ABS and large central ASC light. My car is stripped out so the first thing I...
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