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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys i need help please. This pipe isnt on fully which I had noticed so it has been spurting out little amounts of oil hardly anything but enough to make it wet. Will this cause actuator problem because of air drawn in and oil leaking out and is it normal to have a little amount of oil in...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, To tell if you thermostat is shot you can try to blow through it.. sure enough when I purchased my thermostats from Cotswold BMW I made sure they where air tight (showing they're completely closed) now the main thermostat is completely locked off and you cannot blow any air through, but...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. Only had my BMW for about 8 weeks and regularly check the oil about twice a week. Habit from previously owning an Alfa. Usually I find so white/cream stuff right at the end of my dipstick but really it's hardly noticeable and really a very small amount. I am aware this can be...
  4. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    My friend needs a pair of tires on his MV3 18s rear. Looking to avoid paying the full price of a new set so if anyone selling a pair with min 6mm thread and decent brand. Must be run flats please. No puncture repairs and would collect reasonable distance in east london Thanks
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, I've looked into this on this forum and another and it would appear I need 5.5 Litres of the stuff? Can anyone confirm for sure? I've seen conflicting reports saying 6+ which is annoying me as I've just bought a 5L + 1Litre Shell AML Helix Professional 5w 30
  6. BFuk Open Topic
    Is it me or is there a huge amount of posts on the forum of people having all sorts of problems with their newish bmw.I know there is posts for the older cars too but that is to be expected. But im surprised at the amount of problems people are having with the newer cars.# It doesn't inspire me...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    my usual mate who looks after my car doesn't have an appropriate bush puller for doing the E46 RTABs, as such I was thinking about taking it along to my local indy. I was just wondering how many hours labour would you expect to incur for changing the RTABs, assuming they had the correct...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    HI All, The other day whilst out the low coolant light came on ,because i hadn't checked it for some time i thought my fault should have checked it sooner so refilled the level to maximum. That was last Sunday,today Thursday got in the car to go out as i drove out the garage i...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, For a few months now the windows have been playing up. They used to drop fine when opening / closing the doors, but something happened... and now it seems that neither side want to drop properly. I don't think it's the door lock, as you can hear them try and drop every time, the...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Hope someone has some ideas. I have owned this car for 5 years and use it very rarely. The car drives fine, but I seem to get a small amount of oily deposit in the water. Its small and I don't see water in the oil, neither do I use any oil---any ideas, just want to sort this before any real...
  11. Introductions
    Hi does anyone know of this code had a snap on code reader on and it comes up with 68 magnetic valve fuel amount tried a lot of garages and no one knows of it all help appreciated
  12. General BMW Discussions
    So i went to sytner to check my coolant since the warning lights come on every 2~3 weeks. i asked them if the dimmed foot panel (the one says 'BMW' in orange) can be fixed under warranty, and told her i need a new connector for the rear numberplate light. the lady told me she's not sure if the...
  13. BFuk Open Topic
    YouTube - The Biggest truck in the world (must see!!!!) :jaw-dropping :jaw-dropping :jaw-dropping :hihi
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello Had my E91 325d serviced by BMW, they only put 3 litres of oil in!!! i drove for 30 miles before light came on on a bend, and had car recovered. do you think any damage could have occured? much appreciated if you could help Dan