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  1. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...
  2. Tyre Size Advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Advice needed ! I have a BMW 320d Touring 2016 with 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 tyres which are standard. I want to fit all season tyres (Michelin crossclimate + or continental all season contact) there are no options for the rear 255/40/18, the fronts are not a problem. Both brands do 245/40/18 or...
  3. Advice? N53 on 2007 E61 LCI 523i - EML light on - High & low fuel pressure errors & lambda sensor/probe warnings?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Advice? N53 on 2007 E61 LCI 523i - EML light on - High & low fuel pressure errors & lambda sensor/probe warnings? Looking for advice on the most likely cause of this EML light. My 2007 E61 LCI manual with N53 engine has covered 199k km (123k miles) The EML came on a few days ago on...
  4. Help -Advice E38 728i

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello, I have an E38 728i, which we've had since it was 6 months old with only 4.400 miles when we bought her. It has been with 19 years and has done about 132k miles. Unfortunately 4 years ago it was rear ended by some kid who had taken his parents car without their permission while they were...
  5. F36 420d remap advice

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi, I'm looking for someone who can remap my 420d (x-drive manual gearbox). Of course I'd like it to perform like a straight 6 diesel if possible!:) but I'm not too concerned about the power/torque or economy. I'm more interested in removing/reducing flat spots at low revs to give a smoother...
  6. Car insurance/accident advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Long story short, while on holiday I hit a boulder. Mostly superficial damage; underside panels ripped, slight paintwork damage to sill and a fair amount of paint damage to underside of front bumper. Took it to bmw as wanted an inspection just to make sure no severe damage as its a 330e. They...
  7. Recall Buying Advice 320d E91

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, New to this forum and new to BMWs. I'm looking at buying a used 320d touring, possibly 2008/2009/2010 reg in the next 6 months or so. I want a reliable car as I would be driving it to Europe and back. I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of them on Autotrader, for example, that have...
  8. Advice needed on weird noise

    General BMW Discussions
    Afternoon All, Have recently bought my first BMW, a 2016 525d (automatic). Ive had it for just over a week and was bought from a local BMW dealership. Today has been the first day I have drove the car without the AC/Radio on or a window undone and I have notice a noise. Im really not a 'car...
  9. Advice anyone?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello gents, Over the years I have owned 4 BMWs, an e30 1.8, then 3 M3s (e36, e36 Schnitzer, e46 cls) then I joined the dark side and for past 7 years own a JaguarXF portfolioS to tow my caravan, yes, sorry I have a mobile villa! ( my mates threatened to knee-cap me if I put a tow bar on my...
  10. Selling advice for 2013 740d

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, apologies in advance if it’s poor form to post this here but I’ve been trying to sell my 2013 740d M Sport for sometime now and gotten nowhere. I’m 99% sure the price is more than reasonable and I’m very flexible on it at this point but I’m amazed that it’s not gotten more interest. It’s...
  11. 1999 323i vert selling advice 50p or 5 grand....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all.. Looooooong time lurker Was after some advice please, I have a lovely 1999 Velve Blue Individual 323i convertible.. It is a great spec and only has 3 owners ( 2 being in my family...) . Currently on 82k miles.. full mot and new waterpump and thermostat all sorted, champagne...
  12. Screw in runflat, no leak - Advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I've spotted a small screw in the tyre which I have successfully unscrewed and done a soap and water test and there is no leak, should I be worried and get it repaired or ignore if there is no leak, tyre still have 4mm of rubber left. Thanks Sal Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  13. E93 Read Windscreen Seal Water Leak - Advice Sought

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
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  14. 523 2010 advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Looking to buy my mother a 5 series and seen a nice 523 2010 plate. Are these engines ok to buy or are they best avoided?
  15. Advice !!!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi currently have a 2007 335i which have probably spent the best part of £12k in modifications and paintwork! I'm just gauging what it would be worth as considering selling it and getting M4! The work carried out is turbo's done at around 80k by previous owner with injectors as well. Car...
  16. 435d xdrive alloys/tyres advice

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi all, sorry if this is in the wrong section! I have been offered a set of ISR8’s for the 435d! They are 9j front 35 offset and 10j rear 45 offset! I have lowered the car on h&r springs also! Is anyone able to advise if these will fit, if they do what are the correct tyre sizes i should be...
  17. 2016 420d - Internal electrical wiring advice needed.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Everyone, Here looking a bit of advice. I'm wanting to install an electrical appliance into my 2016 BMW 420d in such a way that it turns on when all the other cars electrical components turn on. I undestand I can use the power from the cigarette lighter but I want to conseal the wiring in...
  18. F33 440i Remap Advice

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi Guys, new to the forum. Me and my pal both have F33 440i. He has the coupe and I have the convertible. Would a stage 1 remap give me a big kick to get away from him on a straight even know mines weighs more due to hard top. Thanks Max
  19. 2004 330cd starter motor diy advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I am trying to access the starter motor to change it but am struggling to see how the starter motor will come out when i finally get the 2nd E12 torx bolt off. I am working from the top of the car, do I need to remove any coolant/air-con plumbing, glow-plug stuff, or anything else in...
  20. E36 front subframe reinforcement advice

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    I have a 98 328i sport coupe and am currently doing a complete suspension, brake and drive train upgrade and overhaul. Thanks to various threads on here I have sourced all the second hand parts required to upgrade to M3 most things. Thanks everyone. M50 manifold will be going on as well. The...
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