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...
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...
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...
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
x3 2.0D suitable for towing & which N47 engines should I avoid for timing chain issues
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
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?
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...
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...
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 ??
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...
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...
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
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.
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. :)
They really don't know what they are doing.
I asked them to skim a head (and remove/refit cams to do so) and pressure test it as I'd warped the head. So they removed cams & pressure tested it, then measured the warpage. They then phoned me to tell me the warpage was too large to be able...
I've not posted to often but felt I should share my MOT experience from today.
Basically my car had its service and MOT today at a national chain (not sure if I can name and shame?)
It failed on the O/S headlight beam pattern pointing to far to the other side of the road and not being...