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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Been driving 20 years or so, this is my first experience driving an auto transmission that isn't some terrible rental car and just trying to get to know it and understand what is normal. When the gearbox is in standard Drive mode, if i am in and around town and wanting to keep the revs...
  2. E34
    Hey everyone !! I am new to this forum, I recently just got myself an e34 BMW, it needs a lot of work. I am looking for shops maybe online to but little bits for it. I am based in the UK anyone has any ideas ? Thanks guys
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    On cold starts, my 318ti does not want to go forwards when you put it in drive - if you accelerate a bit it just revs in neutral (that's what it sounds like anyway). However if I put it into tiptronic manual mode and force 1st or 2nd gear the car does move forward and drives normally. Once the...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All! ZF 6HP 26 now at 107k. Not had any issues with codes etc. Been serviced a few k ago. Again with no issues. I provided an excellent post on the subject if anyone is looking to service their ZF transmission. Some pics of the fluid etc. As title say really... had a few moments at...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I just recently acquired a BMW x3, that has the 6HP21X Automatic Gearbox, when i bought it I new it had an issue with the gearbox, but thought it was still a good deal even if I pay for a having the gearbox overhauled. So after shopping around for a decent garage, I finally bit the...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    I know lots of people hate the auto stop/start system but I quite like it. One issue I have with it though is that if I don't come to a completely clean halt (e.g. creep forward a bit before a full stop) the system seems to conclude that I'm in stop-start traffic and it leaves the engine running...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm having a problem with the gearbox (I think) in my 320d. When accelerating at motorway speeds a loud knocking noise starts at about 90mph and stops then once I ease off. I first thought it was a suspension noise but then the conssistency of the speed it starts at it must be in the box...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everybody, I wonder if someone could tell me what is the time interval to change the belt on a 2011 bmw 330i auto e92. Currently, the car has done approximately 85000 mile. Do I also have to change the tensioner?
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, Sometimes when I’m in sport and using the paddles on the downshift the engine will auto blip between gear changes. It’s really cool and sounds ace on the over run. Trouble is it doesn’t always do it. Is there a method or setting to ensure this happens? Many thanks in advance
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    So about a month ago, I drove to my 318i (2008 Auto) to the shop as usual. It’s never given me any issues or shown any signs of. I’ve only had it for 3months as 2nd hand though (145K). When I got back in the car after less than 10mins in the shop, the car wouldn’t start! Cranked up but no start...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, This is my first post and I am about to buy my first BMW soon however I couldn't find anywhere if E60 525D LCI Automatic has swirl flaps? I found some people here say 525D LCI manual does not have them but nothing about 525D LCI Auto. Thanks
  12. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Giving my car a nice detail this weekend, it’s got a few swirl marks but I haven’t got time to machine them out. I’m planning on using Auto Glym Super Resin Polish then applying P&S Beadmaker ontop. Just wondering if the P&S properties would still work or is it a waste of time. I know P&S would...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    HI, I bought this BMW 318ci Auto e46 car 2006 99,000.00 on the clock I have been to 4 individual garages as i have been blowing out blue smoke from the exhaust, I know before you say it the pistons most likely. Im using 5ltrs of oil a week its not dripping on to the ground at all. also where...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all as above I get an error message saying auto start stop malfunction or something like that . What could this be and what are the usual fixes ? Cheers
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a strange issue which I think relates to my auto box. At random times the car thuds when it changes gear but it only happens at low revs (around 1k) when you hold the throttle steady. All other times the shifts are smooth. It's almost like it's trying to shift too soon at too low a revs...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all My son has a 2002 320i coupe auto. He's asked me to do the autobox service on it. I have a few questions... 1- Does it need any mechatronic sleeves or similar? I don't know which ones- if any- his will need. I've seen the tube ones, the double square and the one that goes over...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My car doesn't move immediately when I change the gear from P to D. When I put it to D, car stays stationary for about 3 or 4 seconds, then starts to move very very slowly, and gradually it reaches to normal speed. If I press the accelerator, same things happen in less time. It is a...
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there My dad has a e39 2003 520i M54B22 with only 60K, recently it has started experiencing some issues with the gearbox and starting. It has been hot here in London and I have noticed the problem generally occurs in the heat. About a week ago it would not start, no crank nothing at all but...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Anybody any idea Why my automatic takes a while to engage into drive especially in morning when has not been in use? I have checked the obvious gearbox fluid level.
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    Wanted gear shift lever assy or just the yellow slide sensor for 740 e32 with 5hp30 gearbox
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