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  1. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    The microfilters (cabin filters) are often completely ignored until you continually steam-up - then you find they are over eighty quid! Here's a cheaper alternative and the method of replacing them:
  2. Gapinsurance.co.uk
    If you bought a GAP insurance policy underwritten by LAMP insurance in Gibraltar, from our competitor Warranty Direct / GAPcoverinsurance.co.uk, you should note that LAMP insurance has applied for liquidation. You may need to source alternative cover. See our blog article here for more...
  3. BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Hi Folks, I have recently curbed the diamond cut wheels that come on the M2 as standard. I had no idea how much of a pain getting them repaired is. I have been looking at alternative wheels for two reasons... 1. I need some to swap on while I get the curbed one fixed. 2. I live in city and...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, As the title suggests, I'm thinking of swapping my beloved E46 for something a little larger and more suitable for towing long distance on holiday and as a practical family wagon around town. So far my shortlist is the following, which will all X3, a late 1st generation 3.0d (none SD...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Are there any alternatives to the Hella oil pan sensor? The number on the sensor is: 6PR008 324-00 (I've also seen a 6PR 008 324-101 type - not sure if that's compatible to the original). I read that if you step away from the Hella one, it might not work properly? Thanks
  6. General BMW Discussions
    What's the best Carly alternative now a yearly fee is required ? I'm interested in basic coding such as disabling the Stop/Start etc Something that is user friendly also ! Thanks for any replies
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi guys im new to this forum and to bmw :thumbsup i have a 2003 3 series with the 5 cd player in the back . id like to covert it to a mp3 play . the grom audio bluetooth/usb unit looks good but i dont want to pay that much (there about £140 on amazon). im not interested in the blue tooth option...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi ive got a problem with the first gear violently jumping out of gear all the time,i believe this to be the first gear synchro worn or cracked,my gearbox code according to realoem.com is gs645dz th6g,ive tried looking at the label on the gearbox but cant make out anything,does anyone know which...
  9. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    What's a good alternative to photobucket? I only use it to put pics on here but it's gone wierd again and won't let me log in. Some easy and reliable alternative must exist. Roy.
  10. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I have just bought a F30 which will be on 18" rims. I have a set of E90 16" rims. Would it be possible to use the 16" rims on the F30, for winter use, with a suitable tyre size? If so, what size tyres would be required? Maybe somebody knows of the existence of a comparability chart? Looking...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello peeps. My 320d needs an oil change. Rather than using fully synthetic Long life oil, could I not just use normal oil? Reason is I tend to change my oil every 6 to 8 month anyway. Don't fancy a 35/40 quid bill every time I change. I've always been a believer of using cheaper oil but...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi there. My Mrs has a 1 series convertible.Anyway I am wondering if there are many specialists out there as the cost at the main dealership seems ridiculous. The problem I see is that the car will have to go somewhere which has the key reading facility to read what service is due etc. I suppose...
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys Came across this rear diffuser for the E31 while browsing youtube. just wondering if anyone have heard of these before? https://youtu.be/J5Z91Wmpyjg Cheers Prav
  14. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all, I'm looking about for a spare set of alloys for winter tyres when the time comes. Don't want to be spending a fortune, so planning on picking a set up on eBay or so. Do I have to stick with f30 wheels or will 5 series wheels fit? Not sure about offsets etc? I have 17s at the...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello - I'm considering to skip the oil catch can install I did 20.000km ago (drawn in red on the picture below), and instead just cap off the intake boot and let the crankcase breather vapors exit, maybe through a hose away from the engine compartment (drawn in green on the picture below)...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Ok so Im starting to retrofit a cruise control into my e36 318 First problem is with the location on the cruise actuator. Originally the actuator goes between air filter and wing but at the moment my siren is there (both won't fit). Unfortunately I need to keep the siren because the alarm...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Can someone please recommend an alternative to the BMW I wallbox charger? BMW's charger only has a cable length of 4m which is not long enough for me. Many thanks.
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Found this place when opie could not source the correct castrol oil for my 330d manual box , they best opie hands down on price even shipping from Germany...... oil arrived in two days http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-10-Castrol-Syntrans-B-75W-3-x-1-Litre-Gearbox-Oil-BMW-Mini-MTF-LT-2-/161621318535
  19. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    First thing I did was swap the BMW tape unit for a Becker indianapolis in red to match the dash... However as it gets older it's getting more temperamental reading and ejecting CDs. Has anyone found a suitable 'matching' headunit for the BMW E31 dash, which plays MP3s? No chrome, no metal, red...
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Everyone. I hope all are well! First real issue I've had on my e92 335i since I bought it 18 months ago or so. After sliding out (slightly) on a roundabout I got the ABS/DSC warning lights come on which disappeared after I restarted the car. But then before long they popped up again and...
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