BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner


  1. F30 Xdrive problems and advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all a newbie here. After buying my first Bmw last week I’m having problems. It’s a 2015 320d Xdrive, when accelerating and Corning the car is juddering, after reading I’m convinced it’s the Xdrive transfer. The company I bought it from are covering costs, but I have no idea where to take it...
  2. N47 Timing Chain - Warranty Advise.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm hoping someone can advise me on this. I've got a E90 with the dreaded N47 engine. I've recently had it serviced (indy) and was told the timing chain sounds rough and I should probably get it sorted. I've taken out Warranty Direct warranty on it and they were quite good on the phone...
  3. Advise on parts

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi all I've got chance if having parts off a 99 523 auto saloon with a dead engine. Just wondering what parts I'd be able to use on my e36 323 auto touring. I know the simple things like coil packs but not sure if sensors, actuators, door locks etc are usable on my e36, so any help would be...
  4. E36 M3 EVO dealer advise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I have a E36 M3 Evo whichi I bought about a year ago now , its is in great condition and i am very pleased with it , I have done a lot of extra work on it to bring it back to the day it rolled out the factor, this is my pride and joy but by no means a garage queen as I do take it out...
  5. Spark Plug Advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All My 14 320i GT Xdrive msport F34 is 5 years old in March has done 50k and due a service soon , I was wondering when the spark plugs needs changing and does this have a timing belt or a chain if anybody knows please
  6. 2001 E46 330CI Making it Nurburgring ready, Advise needed!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi As stated in the introductions page, I recently bought a knackered 164K 2001 reg 330CI. Then after changing the oil and fitting a new air filter I drove it to the Nurburgring and did 12 laps and drove it back to Aberdeen. Now the rear shocks are leaking oil, the discs are warps (front and...
  7. 1 series tech problem please advise

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    hi My daughter in law has a 10 plate 1 series and at the end of January it stopped....... and would not go. They phoned the AA who could not diagnose the problem and towed them ended up in the local BMW garage to find the fault. This was before BMW went public with problems that...
  8. Looking at a 120d 2009 need quick advise

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    So. I have owned 3 bmw. E46 323ci. 325 m sport saloon and a 316ti. But never a diesel What do I need to look out / check when looking over it. Bmw said it doesn't need to timing chain as it's a model with the revised one on 2009. What do I need to look for? Thanks.
  9. dash cam with parking mode - recommendations? installation advise?

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    bought a bimmer a few weeks ago, paranoid about it being hit when parked especially. Can anyone recommend a dashcam for my 440i which looks roughly OEM, and will quickly activate and record if it detects a bump at all? how much would BMW charge to fit their own dashcam you reckon? if i shopped...
  10. Y Cable Advise

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi my E92 has the USB and 3.5mm stereo jack connection, the phone is an iPhone 7. I did buy a cable called Shine quite cheaply from Ebay which seemed to do nothing at all once connected, also all the cables I have seen seem very short, like my phone wouth have to sit inside the central console...
  11. BMW 520 se 2016 advise required

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey Bimmer Folks. newbie to the forum so here goes, need some advise if a 520d 2011 model parts would be fit my 2016 model 520. some one at a salvage yard has one but is unsure of what parts are different. things i need are: bonnet bumper nsf bonnet catcher air duct slam panel nsf light...
  12. Bmw m3 common problems/buying advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello All, I am looking to buy ~2010 BMW M3 (likely E93) M-DTC. I have tried using search, but it doesn't come up with any threads regarding E92/93 M3. I just wanted to ask what would be biggest areas to check on used cars, besides of obvious cosmetic condition and service history? I know...
  13. 1998 E36 318is - Nearside Rear wheel bearing advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Hoping I might be able to get some advice or a nudge in the right direction if at all possible... My 1998 e36 318is failed it's MOT due to the Nearside Rear wheel bearing. The garage trying to change it unfortunately had no joy in removing the driveshaft from the hub... well and truly...
  14. Advise on rear camera please

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi I am looking at putting a reversing camera on my 2015 f31 320d xdrive . Just wondering if the head unit takes them or it is much more involved Many thanks
  15. Upgrade bulb advise please

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys I am looking for some bulb upgrades for the front main, daytime running and fog lights nothing crazy expensive but do prefer white than the yellow halogen type ones that are in .Recommendations greatly appreciated Many thanks
  16. E90 2008 325d sport - discs and pads question / advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys, just some advise on disc and pads, I have 4,000 miles left according to the onboard comp. I’m looking at the Brembo discs front and back and pads, question is any benefit at all in looking at drilled or grooved discs? Is it better to stick to the whole solid steel? Cheers
  17. Advise on coolant type required

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've opened the coolant cap yesterday and noticed the coolant is below the min, to top it I didn't feel the need to bother the main dealer but after reading a few google searches, it may required "special" coolant. The car is a 2014 F11 and the coolant looks blue, I was intending to mix some...
  18. First post 2012 pre facelift 730d advise please.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I have just picked up on wednesday a 2012 730d pre facelift model. I'm wondering what Mpg you are all getting with this car. Driving round town I'm getting approx 32 mpg and on the motorway 40 mpg. Thats driving with a very light right foot. Is this...
  19. ADVISE BMW M5 E60 2006 5.0ltr V10

    Midlands Region Meets
    Hi All. Just jointed and wanted to say hi and seek some advise if possible. I have just put a deposit on a BMW M5 E60 2006 and have to collect it on Friday (haven't slept with excitement since put deposit down and only 4 more sleeps to go lol) I have moved to Birmingham from Manchester to be...
  20. Any advise

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi I am new to BMW ownership and have just bought an x6 40d 2011 with 60K on the clock. I drove the car home from the dealer and opened the bonnet to find oil spots and atomised oil in the engine bay. I cleaned it up and looked in the engine bay to see a leak from the bottom of the red charge...