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  1. Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    Follow Tim's great DIY for clearing the drains then if you don't want to have to worry about the front's again create these. I'm afraid I don't own a convertible so I can't create anything for the rear drains though. Tools used: 2mm Stainless Steel Mesh 10mm Rubber Edging 0.2mm Marine Grade...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I came from having a focus st which could be stolen with a piece of Swiss cheese. I've got a disklok but that's about it for the e92. Does anyone else bother with aftermarket trackers immobilizer or OBD protection? Cheers
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks, Getting a tow hook fitted next weekend. Will be towing a light-ish (1400kg max weight) caravan. Does the 530i Auto need a larger cooling fan, or a transmission oil cooler fitting or anything? I seem to recall reading somewhere that the 520d needs a larger cooling fan fitting or...
  4. BMW Guides and How To's
    E60 E53 E65 550i 545i 530i 525i X5 745i Auxiliary Water Pump heater system- fitted to most 5 & 7 series E60 and E65 This is an ac induction motor, 12volts DC applied to connector is converted with electronics in end of motor. Its design is similar to a house central heating pump, where impeller...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Just wondering if someone can help me with a few problems. Firstly, a few months ago I bought a myCarly fault code reader and iPhone app. It was showing all 6 glow plugs as failed so was advised to replace the plugs and control unit before winter. At the time, I tried to clear the...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello! I have a problem with my rest heat. It blows hot air when starting the rest heat but only for 10-20 secounds. Then cold air. I checked the pump and it seems to work but only for 20 secounds then it stops. I can't understand why it only works for those secounds. If it were broken it...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Greetings my friends, I have a question to all pro and non-pro DIY masters. :) My car is a 520 e61 M47 2006. I know that on most of them there is a 12V cigarette lighter socket on the passenger side in the legroom area, however my car unfortunetley don't have it there :(. I am using sockets in a...
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello all. As title, it does have a mode button is this possible? Thanks in advance.
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, What is the water pump used for on the HCV P/N 64118374994 and at what point does it switch on and off? Mine is leaking. Do they wear and leak like the mechanical water pump or can I repair the leak? If yes how do I repair the leak? Thanks
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, my turbo is pushing oil so will need replacing i plan on taking the car off the road for a few months to fix it and plan to do a complete overhaul on the air and fuel intake system and don't want to miss and parts that may or should be replaced. i know i need new gaskets for the...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All Last year i identified the Webasto additional heater had a pump fault. I loaded INPA ran the Additional heather option and it allowed me to try and start the heater, it then failed and reported water pump failure. I purchased a new pump and got round to fitting it this morning.. All...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks About a month ago I bought a 2004 530i SE Auto. The car has only had 3 owners (one of them for 7 years) and under 24k miles on the clock with a FSH. Overall I'm very pleased with the car and can see myself keeping it for a few years. In the past I owned an E46 328i which I enjoyed...
  13. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Additional info on Alloy Wheels and offsets, etc. In reference here is a quick link to Ronnie's ET/OFFSET guide. He has been kind enough to keep this up to date, so please refer to this for details on your specific bimmers specs. BMW Wheel Hub Sizes/Hub Centre Bore Sizes and ET/Offset Here...
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