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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi there, first time post from me. Hopefully i can call upon your experience and expertise. Yesterday i decided to familiarise myself with what's under the bonnet of my new 2018 1 series. What could possibly go wrong ? Well, basically the bonnet wouldn't latch shut all the way with a drop from...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can you really bent your front frame if you hit another car at like 20-25mph? Lets say you hit another car's side while it's moving less than 10mph and you're moving at ~20-25mph Here's a picture below (marked in red circles - not my car in picture, just an example there)...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I hit another car with my front-left side of the car - ~20mph. The bumper isn't damaged badly, it's just scratched and there's a little hole in it. So I removed it, and I can see that both of my shock absorbers look like bent a little... not sure if they should be completely straight or not...
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello All, I was driving the other night with some friends when we came across a ford. After accessing the ford (it's one I've been through several times before) I was happy to go through it. Water level was low. So, I went through nice and slow. Just as I came out the other side, the car...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    as above how much du reckon an indie garage would charge for job ?? cheers in advance..
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all bought an e46 328i for the wife as a daily and i think i bought a heap of ****. I didnt really pay much attention when buying it took it for a test drive went like stink drove lovely paid the man and left. Now the radiator went yesterday and after taking off some cowls and bits went to...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and was sent here by a fellow BMW enthusiast friend after recently purchasing a 330Ci. However... the front left wheel has about -2.5 to -3.0 degrees of camber and I cannot get to the bottom of it! It looked like it had some kind of impact on that side as the...
  8. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Yep, I made a terrible mistake. Came out of a parking space in BnQ, turned to early and CRUNCH, over the post... the side panel on the passenger side is crumpled. At first I though it was just the plastic side skirt that needed replacing, it was scratched and a little twisted (sorry, no...
  9. BMW Engine Conversions
    hi iv recently took the head off and found out number 6 piston isnt at tdc so i think iv bent a rod does anyone know a company other then bmw that could get hold of a new one as i would rather put a new one in other then a used one thanks tom
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Take a look at these photos, the locating pin doesn't locate properly into the strut top. I have installed reinforcement plates both sides and the N/S is fine (last pic) but the O/S isn't. Will it still be ok to run it like this?
  11. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    I have bent my crash bar on my e46 coupe, how do I know what new one will fit my bumper, are they all the same? I'm fairly new to this and any replys would be much appreciated.
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok so as title suggests ive a bent back left rear wheel. What I mean is that the wheel is sitting a slightly diagonal angle. Ive had the wheel off and can see no bushes off or any bent arms, all suspension parts have been changed 3000 miles ago as well. My brother took the car to his mechanic...
  13. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    As title says really, hit a pot hole on Friday night and now the cars vibrating at 70+! :( Any idea if wheels can be repaired etc and where i stand with claiming?? Thanks
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Had a spot of bother with a curb a few weeks ago. Cracked the alloy which has since been replace and had the tracking/camber redone. Although the front passenger wheel is within BMW tolerance in terms of camber, I can clearly see there is positive wheel camber which is doing my head in every...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, this is just a question to try and help out another member. Can you identify a bent valve by looking, listening and feeling the engine??? All help greatly appreciated
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there... I have a BMW 318i, recently i pulled up and my engine started to shake really bad and when i pressed the accelerator there was a loud clanging noise, the car couldnt pick up any speed at all and when changing from 1st to 2nd the car juddered(dont know if thats the right word) Any...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys my brother got his self an e36 318 saloon, due to weather its icy and usual brother out showing off! he was sliding around a bend and the back left wheel hit the kerb and damaged it, broke the wheel and the wheel has pushed in at the bottom and pushed out at the top? problem is i need...
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