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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, thinking of getting a 2013 320D, but this will be my first auto car. My question is, are they all 8 speed standard or are there 6 or 8 options? Cant seem to find an answer anywhere online cheers
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, My current car is an E46 M3. It is 15 years old now and I have had it for 6 years and it is time for a change. I have been looking for a replacement and want something much newer with lower mileage and want to buy an approved used car for piece of mind/warranty. I have been looking at...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi sorry to ask this as bound to be asked before but cant seem to find a blunt answer. Ive got a 318i on a 2002 plate. The propshaft centre bearing was shot to bits which i replaced and i know it was put on correctly, the guibo was in good condition so didnt replace that. Its all back together...
  4. BMW Tuning Forum
    So is it possible to fit e46 m3 cams into a 330ci engine with any improvement on power?
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all I have just bought my fist BMW! I am now the proud owner of an 09 E61 M Sport. I had an issue where I could not get my contacts to appear in iDrive. I hunted the web and after a couple of days I found the solution which I thought I would share. The symptoms are the phone would connect...
  6. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I have a 2007 pre facelift/LCi E92 coupe. Will LCi/facelift bodywork, ie bumpers and skirts fit my car? Reason - I'm looking at changing my SE parts to M sport to include a future exhaust change to twin or quad exit. Thank you .....
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have spent quite a bit of today searching the forum but cannot find a definitive answer to my problem. It's the old N46 smoking after idling and poor idle etc issue rearing its ugly head again. There seems to be 2 schools of thought, 1. CCV oil separator 2. Valve Stem Seals Is there any way...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NoRAeL8qgSM Bi turbo petrol M3 or 173 mph alpina 3litre D3????
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I've just taken delivery of a new 520d MSport with Sport+ package. It replaces a 2011 F10 520d SE which I loved. I had a problem with the SE in January this year and it had a software update when in the dealer. Since then I noticed that I could connect an iPhone 5s into the centre USB...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I bought an E36 two weeks ago with fully electric hood. The hood mechanism worked but the elastic was slack so I replaced it with flat bungee. In replacing it and maximising access, I pulled the lever under the rear seat, dropping out the two motors. Now I can't get them to work again. So, I...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Thought i would make this thread rather that bringing the old ones back to the top; Battery replacment has solved my mystery drain Rear shocks installed, suspension is now bang on New rear diff fitted, whine has gone Eonon installed Full engine service Car is now running as it should with no...
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Guys I know there are many threads about getting the right Sat NAV set up and what one is best ect but from all the searches i have done i cant really find a definitive answer anywhere Ideally i dont want to pay the £700 for a Dynavin set up. I would like it to have.... Android system...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, my cam chain has slipped and the chain guides are wrecked. The parts, new chain and guides are cheap but how hard is it to change the guides and chain? Does the cylinder head have to be removed or is it easier than that. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  14. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everyone I have e46 320 manual and a gd friend has an e46 330 auto now im wanting to put that engine onto my gearbox so im after some info!! I will list some questions and if anyone can answer them I would really appreciate it! ! Would this engine run on my wiring loom?? Would ecu plug in to...
  15. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hello all, Got the chance to buy a 1998 mz3 3.2 manifold seen as I carnt source an aftermarket one question is will it fit my 1997 z3 2.8? Il be getting the rest if the exhaust made after the manifold so thats no prob. Anyone know if it will clear the stearing shaft? And will it have the sensor...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys new to forum been a vw gti turbo guy 1 year then 2.8 v6 bora 5 years always wanted and dreamed of 335i coupe in black found a 1 owner full service history for £9250 in glasgow only probs few scratches and rear brakes need done got for 8900 and already done brakes love the car upgraded...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone :) Can anyone give me some advise about my car i got a 320d touring year 2000. my car will not start on first start of the day it turns over and kicks a little slight grey smoke out when turning over the glowplugs are not that old and work perfectly the car will bump start on a...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys! I am having a couple issues that I can't seem to pin down to a specific problem. First up a "simple" one. When turning left the car is perfect no noise nada, when turning right when parked or moving it screechs like hell on the right side front. I have had a quick look but can't...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, just got a e39 520ise , just got a couple of questions about the auto box when i am in drive but then push the gear knob to the left is this still auto but in sport mode? then if i manually choose to gear up or down does that switch it from auto sport mode to manual ? Just wondered as...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi! Im about to make a complete set of stainless steel wheel stud conversion on our CNC Lathe, but im very unsure of the alloy/material. I was gonna use SS 1.403 / AISI 304.. One guy told me this was gonna break in the winter? Thanks.
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