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  1. Buying advice for a friend - 3 series

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, My friend is looking for a car to buy himself due to work issues. He had a company 5 series and likes the BMW cars. He's looking for a 3 Series maybe 9/10 years old, doesn't mind petrol or diesel but would like auto. Is there anything he should look out for or be aware of? I know...
  2. Hello all hoping for some advice before I sent it to the dealership

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Battery went flat in January, the aa came out and tested it and said it needed replacing . They got me going. I have since changed the battery after it went flat again . But now it won't start I've just had a friend look at it and he did a diagnostics on it . Cleared loads of faults apart...
  3. F31 320D Buying Advice!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Just put a deposit down on a 2014 320D estate. Will be my third Bimmer in a row. E46 325ci, E90 320d now an F31! Going to view and potentially buy on Friday afternoon. Anything I should be looking out for? Has 44k miles, pro nav, full leather, x-drive and auto braking cruise. Cheers!
  4. 320cd front suspension advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi , I have a 320cd 2006, on checking my vin I see that it came with sport suspension settings. WBABV52090PS75181 S226A Sports suspension settings does this indicate that the dampers i need are for msport chassis? will non msport types physically fit? Hopefully someone can tell me what the...
  5. E60 Buying Advice 2nd time round

    General BMW Discussions
    Afternoon all, I've had to create a new account as I can't seem to retrieve my old account :( spent a few years away with Audi's........I know I know but be glad that I'm coming back :D lol My last BMW was an 06 E60 530i M Sport (N52) that I only owned for about a year but have missed it ever...
  6. G31 2017: Swapping Alloys - advice please!

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi, I'm about to purchase a 2017 G31 5 Series Touring, which has the exact spec I've been hunting for. Trouble is the wheels are a bit bling for my taste, 19" M double spoke 664M finished in all gloss black. I'd like to swap them for similar wheels but not gloss black. I'm just wondering if...
  7. 2011 F10 520d - buying advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I'm a total BMW novice and am looking to buy my first BMW. I've finally decided on a F10 5 series estate with a manual gearbox. My budget unfortunately don't extend to the post 2013 facelift. So I'm on the look-out for one. I've found one on AutoTrader, a black 2011 520d example with...
  8. 2012 F11 - advice on wheels please

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    2012 520d (F12) - advice on wheels please Hi. I have an F12 520d touring, and it runs on 17" wheels. I've had an offer of some 20"s, but wanted to ask whether a) they would make the ride much more crashy and b) whether they would make the already ocean liner-like turning circle far worse. Can...
  9. New 3 series Colour combos question: I’m poor at picking combos so any advice is gratefully received!

    BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Sorry for posting this in a non G20 thread but I can’t see one yet and I think I’d rather ask experienced buyers/drivers anyway: I’m looking at a new G20 Sport (company car choice doesn’t reach to M Sport spec) but I’m not hugely inspired by the colour choice. Sapphire Black with Oyster leather...
  10. Advice required regarding E61 wing mirror glass replacement

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all - My Car is BMW E61 2009 (59) SE Business edition Step-Auto Strange one this (to me), but may be a simple explanation I had someone bust my driver side wing mirror glass. I went on ebay and purchased a replacement one, seller said it will fit. I get it home and it doesn't fit, the glass...
  11. Need some advice please. What year did the e60 530 change to the 268bhp model

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Looking at 2 on Ebay. Both 07 530s. 1 said its 248bhp and the other 258. I thought 07s were 268bhp. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303076489740 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382809415453 How...
  12. 2003 e46 320d - Advice for Cylinder Head Cover Gasket change

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, We need to change Cylinder Head Cover Gasket because of oil leak. It is 2003 e46 320d In case we have problem with the removal of injectors, what is the best way to remove them without buying some expensive tools. Do we need to bleed air out from the injectors' fuel pipe connection, or...
  13. Advice requested - buying an F10 525d 2010

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, My wife is due a car upgrade and we're looking for an F10 525d with 50k on it. The spec is high and the price seems around what you would expect - its and auto Serice was done at BMW @ 9, 15, 23, 29 and 46 K - the last service seems abit spaced out/late. Does anyone know the interval...
  14. Need advice for my n54 bmw

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello to all, I have a 2008 n54 335i (stick) with 90k and the front struts (dampers) are completely shot. I do not have active steering or the sport suspension. I'm looking for OEMs but struggling to locate New ones. Starting to think about having to look for an alternative such as Bilstein...
  15. Advice on this ebay e39 325d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I’m going to see an e39 2002 525d https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163463973865 It’s saying it has rough running at low rpm and reverse gear has a ‘mis sound’ but this started after the misfire. I was vaguely thinking an engine mount, but this...
  16. E91 ECU water damaged advice needed please

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Happy new year to you all! I hope some with technical knowledge will be able to help me out. My E91 Touring 320d ECU has been damaged by water, when the mechanic took it out it was dripping with water! The mech has told me that ECU's are beyond his depth and he will have a look at options for...
  17. Advice please

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    is this ok for my car ? (2006 525d se auto 6 speed 177 bhp) sorry don't know how to put a link up if you wouldn't mind having a quick look to see if the oil is any good. eBay item number: 162547490511 or if any one could give me a link to a good deal on a refurb kit for my auto box ? and...
  18. Buying my first ever bmw!! Advice on leather paint combo pls!!

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Just about to buy my first EVER BMW and plumping for the hybrid 740i.... Had been planning to go azurite black with the white/black nappa leather interior. But had a last minute change of heart and decided I have to go for the classic alpine white! However leaves me in a quandary as tend to find...
  19. Fuel economy advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Took a bit of a dip recently so after ideas where to look first, not going by the trip computer, as though that’s not good, real world is worse lol I have been topping up £10 at a time and using that as a measure, was getting 32ish miles from that but getting worse and fuels cheaper now too! So...
  20. Advice on M Performance kit

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, I wondered if you guys could give me some advice as I have a few questions about buying the M Performance body kit. My car is a 2018 435d Coupe M Sport in white. 1. Are there different kits you can buy as I've seen some advertised as entry level kits? 2. What parts come with the kit? 3...
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