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  1. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi Guys, This has probably been asked many times but i'm looking to upgrade my rear silencer on my 435i, whats your opinions on which one to go for? i'm swaying towards the Remus with black tips. Cheers
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi . I have 2006 x3 2.0 diesel, manual. About a month ago there was a bang from the rear of the car and the famous three dash warning lights came on along with the tyre pressure light. I turned the x3 off and ten minutes later started it, all the lights were off, so I drove home. Next day the...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, Hope you all are having a good day (even though it is raining here). I am in the process of reviving my car. It has been garaged for 8 months now. Battery will be installed by RAC Bosch S5 096(i called and they said they will reprogram it too. I hope this is true). I will need to get...
  4. BMW Guides and How To's
    I took out a stubborn rusted O2 sensor on my 316i yesterday so I thought I'd pass on how I did it. I could see it was going to be a problem. I could have cut the wires and used a ring spanner and hammer since I was fitting a brand new verified Bosch sensor afterwards. However, in spite of its...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Tires on the rear axle have heavy wearing on the outside half, front axle is fine. Winter tires are absolutely KO, summer tires bought last summer and been used for roughly 5k km have the same uneven wearing too. What might be the cause? Left RTAB was knocking for some while (several months)...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Might seem a silly question but I've checked several youtube videos and even asked a garage and I can see where the jacking points are, behind the front wheels, but obviously I can't jack up the car and put axle stands on the same point, (it's too small, and they say not to jack...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Where is the best place, to jack my car up if I intended to use the axle stands on the jacking points. My car is a 320d e90.
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, after some frustrating months and frequent visits to Sytner Coventry my car is back in the hands of Sytner Leicester due to persistent noises from the front axle. A facelift 325d it has now had (at 32k miles) pair front dampers (leaking oil) & a new lower steering column. These brought...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Changed oil today and now have a major sump problem, the sump nut is just spinning and won't tighten or loosen, it's also dripping enough to be a real problem. Now I'm looking to replace the sump pan as it seems the thread has been damaged. I usually stick the axel stand under the wish...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    rotational squeak from rear axle, forward only FIXED Got a bit of a funny one going on, got a light t rotational squeak from the offside rear axle. This is constantly there and is directly related to the wheel speed. This happens without any brake application. However this noise gets...
  11. Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    This is my first post so apologies for any errors in protocol. I have a 320d touring on which I am doing a rear brake overhaul. I have replaced the rear calipers and flexi hoses, and had to replace the rigid pipework (corroded and twisted when i tried to loosen the nuts) to near side and off...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Have had a leaking diff for a while. Cleaned it up on the weekend, took it for a drive and its evident that the NS axle oil seal is leaking on the diff. Is it possible to remove the 6 torq bolts, push the axle to the side and then remove the inner axles and replace the seal in-situ? Not mad...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I attempted to replace the rea wheel bearings but the rear stub axles are siezed. I have tried all sorts but they wont budge. I am now concerned I have damaged the bearings further by trying!! Anyone else had this problem? I also purchased some tools for this job based on various Youtube videos...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    It is often mentioned/recommended that always both shocks should be replaced. BMW says, not necessary under certain conditions: Service information 31 01 95 (006) Date 11/1995 Update: 11/2001 Update: 03/2006 All series Situation: If a shock absorber is defective on one side of the vehicle...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2008 BMW 316 auto petrol ,80,000 k .There is a slight hum from the rear differential ? . mechanic says it is the bearing inside the centre of axle , what do I need to do to fix ? . Only 80,000 k and fully serviced . hub is full of oil . Is this common? . would not expect this to give trouble as...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    In the last few weeks I started to hear what I was convinced was the beginnings of the infamous wheel bearing drone. It wasn't fully developed but was definitely maturing shall we say. I was so confident that it was a) the wheel bearing and b) the rears that I went ahead and bought the bearings...
  17. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi guys I'm after a complete rear axle for a bmw 1 series e81 (3 door). I can trade my old one but it's useless as one sides been badly bent as my friends borrowed it back ends slipped out and hit a curb at quite some speed. If anyone knows of any person who is breaking a E81 or has a Rear Axle...
  18. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Have bought a 120d SE with N/S rear damage, looking to repairs however rather than playing about and changing wishbone, hub and other parts am I better of purchasing a complete rear axle. Have been shopping around and quite hard to find. Is a E87 same as a E81 rear axle or is there any...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! Ive been driving with a ripped cv boot for I dont know how long... I cleaned it real good in petrol and put 1,5 packs of grease in it and then put on a new boot. If my repair proves to be unsuccesful: is it possible to buy just a new joint instead of a new axle? All I find on ebay is...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I I need to know the correct hub/axel socket size, thought its a 32mm the last time it came off but all my research online says 30 or 36mm. be really grateful if someone knows and save me wasting more time. 1998 e36 323i convertible. many thanks!!!
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