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  1. General BMW Discussions
    I don't post on here a lot and to be honest I even stopped following a while ago... But this just a warning to anyone who is looking to buy used BMW Fxx or even Gxx.. Cutting long story short I found mileage blocker in my car which I had for 4 months. Apparently some are activate by auto start...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    During my recent long search to find a bonafide M140i, i encountered all manner of questionable stuff out there my biggest shock is when I became good friends with a guy call Adrian who owns a website www.vcheck.uk, which is the only company out there that cross references car registrations...
  3. BFuk Open Topic
    Went see my MOT garage owning school buddy and he has had his first casualty diesel DPF failure for missing or nobbled DPF he said the news to the guy was catastrophic the guy was in bits only owned it 6 months and no idea where to go with it or what to do with it... If your buying Diesel...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Gov.uk says MOT changes effective from 20th May will have "stricter rules for diesel car emissions" ...and... "Your vehicle will get a major fault if the MOT tester: can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust and/or finds evidence that the DPF has been tampered with"...
  5. BFuk Open Topic
    Well i tried to warn him when he bought himself an old miler S4 V8 DSG but he didn't listen the net is littered wiv wallet emtying stories of these veteran and complicated wheels.. Yup my work buddy has been right royally rogered up the @RSE and in the wallet of late...:cool The story...
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi to all I commented on another thread that i needed to replace a split cv boot on my 840. So i decided to crack on with it and take a couple of photos along the way. Not a hard job ...... but messy and I'd definitely had enough of rolling around on the floor by the end of the day. First...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    So I noticed one of my angel eyes wasn't working last night and opened the bonnet to find this: This is the connector wire from the angel eye converter that runs to the light ring itself. It was still smouldering away, looking like it was about to set on fire! It was a good job I noticed or...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    I'm new here, so apologies in advance if you already know .... . Spent Easter Bank Holiday with family up in Yorkshire . Fresh air . Open spaces . Lovely place . Then again, I suppose the devil's a/hole is a lovely place when your journey starts from Southend . My attention was drawn to longer...
  9. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    IF you thinking of buying from BImmian.com and you are in the UK, think carefully. I bought a pair of Weisslicht LED bulbs from bimmian and had it shipped to the UK. First there are custom charges to pay.... Then it all starts to go bit wrong. First one of the bulbs dies completely, then...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    So I traveled 100 miles each way to see one on Sunday. What a waste of time and fuel. The guy had put on the advert 146k, 1 owner from new, immaculate condition etc. I had several conversations with him before I went and he assured me everything was good. He said there was no rust anywhere...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    MY first post on the main forums... I was looking over the weekend for a nice 100k-ish miles e46 330d with the 204 bhp engine and manual six speed box. I came across this one: BMW E46 330D SPORT BLUE 2004 | eBay Managed to agree a decent price with the seller subject to satisfactory viewing...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    111355877268 This e60 is a dodgy car on eBay guys so beware and hold on to your hard earned cash.
  13. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    DPF deletion Hi, I just thought i'd share my experience with the above company. This company advertise that they can physically remove the DPF and also remove the software functions for £250. This sounded like a good deal to me so I went ahead with it. I really wish I googled for some reviews...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Folks, Posting this as a warning for all owners of DPF fitted cars (Diesel Particle Filter) Took my E92 335d Auto for it's first long journey in 6 months, after 100 miles noticed my car was feeling a little sluggish and Cruise Control was struggling to keep a constant speed. Soon after I...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Just had a very animated conversation with the DVLA. Here is the scenario which you should not do... 1. Take your car off the road 2. Apply for SORN 3. Cash in the tax disc 4. Transfer the personal plate to another car (or put it on retention) OOPS! You can't it's not allowed. The car MUST...
  16. BFuk Open Topic
    There is a group of scammers out there at the moment working very hard on the telephone. They call you at home on the land line and try to gain access to your PC remotely. If you allow them access, they will continue to monitor all emails and bank activity etc. They have various methods...
  17. BFuk Open Topic
    At around 11.00pm ish last night my mrs was walking back from her mates house which is 2mins away from our house and fully lit ! a dark blue E36 BMW pulled up near her, at first she thought it was me due to the car but realised it was'nt as it was an R reg.The driver asked for help and as she...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Beware of eBay user bmwe36bits A heads up for everyone. The above user is dishonest and I'd recommend not doing any business with him. Two months ago I purchased a bootlid from him that was described as in good condition. On two occasions I specifically asked him if there was ANY rust or ANY...
  19. BMW Tuning Forum
    From another forum - but I know someone who's been stitched up.......this should be a sticky because there's a rip off artist on the loose! The more folk that are aware of this scam, the better. "Looking around four breakers in the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire area last week, I noticed that...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys anyone going to see this car be very careful its clocked same car i saw on autotrader 6 weeks ago with 235,000 :jaw-dropping on the clock now only 90,000 and service history?????? item number is 120686741496 its on con bay.
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