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  1. Awful squeak when setting off. Help!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I'm in dire need of some help please. My 2010 316D is making an awful squeaking noise everytime I set off and then suddenly dispears a few seconds after. It may then reappear when I'm driving in low gear the odd time. I have noticed that it doesn't squeak when I put the car into...
  2. E36 2.5L 1997 Vert - VERY slow and MPG awful? Reasons why?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, Ive had a few 36s across the years, not massively mechanically inclined but some knowledge. I grabbed a monteral blue vert the other day, great body inside and out but the 2.5 is incredibly sluggish and slow at picking up speed. Sadly its a auto so not great from that front but what...
  3. 2002 E39 520i - Replaced standard headunit and front speakers and still sounds awful!??

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I have a pretty basic 520i Touring, which had the lowest business tape radio unit. I replaced it with a single DIN pioneer - basic but should sound fair to good in comparison to the original. I also replaced the front speakers with new JBL ones I had knocking about. So why does it sound...
  4. E60 523i awful idle, loss of power, mngt light on

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Dear all What started as an occasional rough idle for 5-10secs has now materialised into something more serious. Idle is very rough, acceleration juddery and gutless and the engine management light is on. Is barely usable. Is still under warranty of which includes electrics. Any clues...
  5. E92 2010 LCI N53 325i (Petrol) Engine sounds awful - worse than my mum's diesel!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I've just joined the forum as I purchased an E92 325I Manual with 54k on Saturday. Checking out the car before I bought it, I didn't really notice this diesel like engine sound. As I got home I heard a diesel type of sound that might even be louder than a new type of diesels bmw has...
  6. e46 325i 2001 - awful burning/dusty smell in car

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per title I have this nasty smell in the car which I thought was unique to my car for some reason until I sat in my friends car that smelt EXACTLY the same! The smell is in the boot and in the cabin area. Any idea what it is and how to get rid of it?
  7. 325 TDS awful running problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone, this is my first post so I'm hoping I'm in the right place. I have bought an old 325 TDS SE Auto which I've had lots of stuff to do to get it running. Reading other posts helped alot, especially getting rid of air in the fuel line etc but now I'm stuck. The short story is that it's...
  8. Awful MPG, Not Happy 530d

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I just purchased a Automatic 2002 530d Touring e39 BMW. Having completed my first tank driving the car I've only achieved 32mpg worked out on the brim to brim method. I was expecting something closer to 38-39mpg if not abit higher. I do very little town driving, and my foot is not very...
  9. 1996 M3 3.0 Steering- pretty awful in every aspect- ways to improve?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi guys, Been using the M3 track car over the last few days, day in day out for reasons I won't bore you with but something I think that lets the car down hugely is the number of turns lock to lock. Even going round a fairly minor bend the amount of steering wheel turn required is just silly...
  10. 2001 E46 318i - Please Help: Awful performance and intermittant issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    2001 E46 318i - Sluggish Intermittent - UPDATED 28/07 Hi all, I am new to the site and own a 318i e46 touring with the N42 engine. I have owned the car for 6 months and has 160k on the clocks. Since I have bought it there has been an intermittant issue with some sort of sensor, (I have been...
  11. 2002 E46 320 i How is your clutch ???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2002 e46 320i - cut out twice now The other day on the way home from work as i left the motorway and slowed to a halt the car cut out, started right back up again no probs so thought no more of it, anyhow earlier today was stopping at traffic lights and as i came to a stop it cut out again?car...
  12. 1996 E36 328i Touring - Awful Speakers Positioning

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I've had this 328i for about a year now and when I first got it I had a new headunit and replacement speakers installed by John Kleis in Reading, they said the big problem with the cae was the small space available for speakers and the awful positioning, rears up in roof liner and fronts...
  13. 2000 (w) 316Si (1.9 Petrol) Black 4 Door Saloon Paintwork Awful!

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi guys After spending a lot of money on my car already under the bonnet....I have decided that I might as well go that little bit further and get the paintwork to the same level....or as best as it can be. I have been told about DA Polishers by SlowTech.... Does anyone know how to use one of...