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  1. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all, Hope everyone is well. My partner and I have a 320d f31. The car is amazing and does everything we want, other than not having the amazing straight 6 sound. The car developed a knocking noise from the front off side area so took it to the garage I purchased it from (VW Walton in...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all BMW 530i E39 owners, the following may well apply to other models. If you have missing pixels on your display: - 1) Don't rush online to purchase the cheapest ribbon you can find. The fault is just as likely, in fact more so, to be with the LCD. 2) After having no joy with a...
  3. BFuk Open Topic
    Interesting but it looks old and I don't see why he didn't just do up an existing mobility scooter given how much he's spent on it https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.metro.news/whacky-races-inventor-turns-shoppers-heads-in-his-dodgem-car/1226166/amp/
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, For a number of reasons that I won't bore you with here, I'm quite interested in a very tidy but high mileage 318d SE E90 Saloon that is local to me. As you would expect, I have been reading up on here on the N47 engine and its numerous issues :jaw-dropping The car is pretty much...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there I've just got a 09 520d msport and I've read about the dpf faults , I only usually do 20 min runs local so I'm aware I need to take it for s good blast , how long should I drive it on the motorway and how often ? Any help much appreciated Carl
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    x3 2.0D suitable for towing & which N47 engines should I avoid for timing chain issues Hi all, I'm considering moving from an E46 3.0D (that's been written off) to an X3 2.0D manual (150bhp). Is there anyone out there who uses one for occasional towing? If so I'd be grateful to hear how you...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'm looking for an LCI 5 series, would prefer the 520 but I keep seeing horror stories about the timing chain. All the ones I've looked at are 80-100k miles, is this a sensible buy or would I be better to avoid it and get a pre-LCI model?
  8. BMW Tuning Forum
    Old (2002) e46 touring 320d. Can't afford a remap and given it's age not really worth it but are things like this actually any good ? Diesel performance chip tuning remap box BMW 320d 330d 316d 318d 325d 335d | eBay. Happy to spend around £150 if people have an experience with over the counter...
  9. BFuk Open Topic
    So recently I purchased a vader interior that was in pretty good condition but a little tired. I googled leather restoration and repairs in essex and leatherdoc.co.uk came up. There work looked pretty good so I gave them a call. i explained that I had a bit of a tired vader interior and that Id...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hi My LCM is not working, only 1 side light works on the car, no main, high beam, bulbs/fuses all ok. I've purchased a used LCM from the bay, however I've heard if I replace it- I'll get a red tamper dot (not good). I have a DKAN USB coding OBD II cable which I've never used. Apparently it...
  11. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi guys, Had a bit of a bad experience with the above dealer last week serving my e90 320D LCI. I won't mention that the Spire Ruislip dealer tried to rip me off by adding a scope charge of £20 which they did not quote and I refused to pay, I wasn't quoted for it, so I said I will not pay...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, I'm looking at getting a 318 CI in the coming weeks. I can see alot of them that I'd love to have but they have over 100k miles. Should I avoid a car with more than 100k miles? Would they have alot of problems? Thanks, Ben :)
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have an E39 540i and it had the classic problem of dead pixels on the lcd. I had a go at fixing it myself with a pixelfix cable but unfortunately couldn't get the lcd to work at all after going through the process, and I had also somehow damaged the speedo and fuel gauges too. So I sent it...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there. This forum is great btw. I nearly bought a 320d SE touring today (Manual, 57 plate, 94K miles, £6K) but decided against it due to general condition plus engine noise/rattle when idleing - as identfied by an AA inspection (it was a private sale). I also discovered that this car has...
  15. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I have 530d gt 2010 with 245/50/18x8 Uncurbable, been up down some monsters, nothing for last two years. So, thinking of 245/45/19x8 & 275/40/19x9 To keep the tyre overhang high, see above. Anyone have any experience of the above 19" combos ?? Tnx.
  16. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    So, I desperately needed brake pads and discs before a long drive the following week, I order the parts a week in advance of my journey from Mister Auto (CAR PARTS from Mister Auto - Your Parts at discount prices) - their website clearly states 48hr delivery at the top and their Terms and...
  17. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    My car went in to have the dpf internals removed and the i-drive light reset this is what they did instead, they would not let me have the old part or even see it this was because they had gas axed it out and made a complete mess of it. I had to go back 3 times for the i-drive to be reset and on...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    i need to get a few things for gen maintenance ,i need both rear discs ,rear pads and shoes ,i need front discs and pads as well but the rear is first ,any makes to go for /avoid ,theres a few on euro as its just down the road ,i take it oem is a fortune
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Ive been looking around for a 2L diesel car for about £3500 budget ideally under 120,000 miles service history etc. Ive heard bad reviews about the E46 diesels made before 2004/5 with turbo failures. Ideally id like a 2004> 320D Msport but i doubt i can get that within my budget. Just wanted...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys my car seems to make squeaky noises when driving. What's the best places yo lubricate apart from the door hinges of course. They have stopped substantially since I did the hinges but I just wondered what else I could do. Thanks. :)
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