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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Advice on G20 suspension/options

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey, I'm new to the Forum but am considering ordering a 330e as a company car now that they've been released to order, given low BIK benefits. Definitely going to go for an M Sport to get the goodies but would love to get feedback from people who own or have tried wheel/suspension options...
  6. Recently bought 335D - advice needed from users

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi! I bought a bmw m sport last week and was very happy with it. It is 2008 and has 113k miles on. I paid 6100 from a private seller. I've never owned a BMW, or an auto before so these may be normal problems I'm having. I have noticed some issues and would appreciate if somebody could give...
  7. F06 New Brake Disc issue, advice

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all I have fitted new front disc and pads over a month ago from a main dealer because i was getting shake though the steering while braking, issue is fully fixed after the replacement but I have noticed a line going though the disc on passenger side, something I need to be worried about...
  8. Any advice on my cic idrive please

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Wondering if anyone can help with a question please. I replaced the battery in my 2011 e90 like for like (and got it registered shortly after etc at a garage) but as soon as I replaced the battery my cic idrive packed in. The controller or buttons are not responding at all although my screen...
  9. Looking to Buy first Bimmer

    Introductions
    Hi all! I am a noobie On her and just signed up. I don't currently have a BMW but am looking to buy one and just thought this would be a good place to get some good advice on which particular engine etc to go fore. So I am looking 2 or 4 series Coupe's around 2014 - 2016 or possabily a...
  10. 2008 E90 320d Advice about repairs

    Introductions
    Hi Guys, New here, following the recent recall for the battery cable and heating connector my local BMW did a vehicle safety check. They've identified the following as advisories: NSR driveshaft out of shape, corrosion and abs sensor required. Gearbox leaks; output shaft seal, selector shaft...
  11. Intro/buyingX2 advice

    Introductions
    Hi, New to the forum but not BMW's! About to take the plunge with an X2 (moving from X1 and 1 series before that) and would really appreciate some advice/opinion to my dilemma. I've always had diesels but mainly to shortish journeys and have run into trouble with the DPA and Stop/start not...
  12. timing chain advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    so how do i know for sure if my timing chain has jumped? i have had the rocker cover of to change the vvt motor and all the chain guides were fine not broken etc but is there a way of telling if it has jumped? Also what does a bad timing chain sound like? that might be a silly question but i...
  13. Buying advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all. It's been a long time since I've been on here and I'm looking for some advice in buying a used 3 series. I owned an E46 320D MSport a few years ago before it was written off by a taxi driver running a red light. I was gutted as I had just spent a bit of money on it refurbishing the...
  14. lumpy idle really doing my nut any advice pleasenow

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    right guys so i have now changed both cam sensors, both timing solenoids and the VVT motor, also changed one of the pencil coils as even when clipped in you you pull it out with ease It still judders and is a bit lumpy on starting but then a few seconds it sorts its self out and idles the best...
  15. E61 LCI auto gearbox advice please

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My car is a 2008 E61 520D SE 5 series Touring LCI with N47 engine, 6HP21 auto gearbox, silver gear lever with button on top and side. I have an issue with the car when it has been running for around an hour or so, generally on motorway type driving. The car appears to lock in 5th or 6th gear...
  16. Replacement battery advice please

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    2006 E64 Convertible I only do 3000 miles a year, used about 3 times a week Battery seems to be the original S 61 21 8 376 456 BMW 110Ah 850A Indicator on Battery:- Insufficiently Charged Spurious electrical faults:- SOS, Clock, Date, Vehicle inspection, others, which have been getting worse...
  17. BMW Buying Advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there, in the next few months i will be looking to buying a BMW as a first car. I am looking at a 2015 118d M Sport. I am just wondering if there is anything i should know before buying this car? such as any common issues, must-have modifications. Car will be on HP so i'm free to do whatever...
  18. Selling (sadly) and in need of advice

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi all, I am a recent edition to the forum on some rather unfortunate terms as I am having to sell my beloved 04 reg E46 330i M sport. Basically I am 4 days deep into eBay and auto trader adverts and am already sick of the scammers and time wasters! Wondering if any of you guys had any bright...
  19. Front suspension advice

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    The car has just passed 132k miles and for all of that it still drives and feels solid and tight. However, on some occasions, most noticeably over speed humps (and I tend to baby the car over traffic calming measures so it’s not had a hard life), I hear a bit of a creak and a groan from the...
  20. Hi, advice on a 2006 335i needed

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, 1stly I am sorry you must get these threads all the time but I after countless google looking I am not sure so I'm looking for tips from people in the know. I am looking at buying 1 of two, bmw 335i. Both have the auto box, both similar specs and price both late 2006 models, From now on...
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