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  1. Noise like blown exhaust and smell of burning rubber.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2007 E91 330i As the thread says, after standing for two weeks while on holiday, I started the car and it sounded for all the world as if there was a hole in the exhaust. After a short while there was a strong smell of burning rubber too. The noise faded after a bit, but the smell remains. I've...
  2. E61 520d turbo blown. Replace with standard or upgrade?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi all, As above, my turbo has given up. Don’t know whether to replace with standard or upgrade.. any suggestions? Currently running 195bhp remap.
  3. F30 blown headlight bulb - now aiming high

    Auto Electrical Forum
    After recently changing the off side front dipped beam bulb I have noticed that the beam seems to be shining a lot higher than the nearside one. Before I changed the bulb they were both shining as they should. TIA for any help
  4. 2011 E91 320d Angel Eye Bulb Blown - replacement required feeling confused!!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Good morning, I have had one of my halo ring bulbs go (the nice yellow version!) and I am a little confused about these angel eye bulb upgrades? Everything I see about them mentions them being fitted to Xenon lights, where as my 320d E91 LCi (2011) has halogen lights and angel eye rings...
  5. 2011 x5 40d blown turbo

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi just waiting for the garage to get back to me, think the turbo has gone on my car- any idea how much ill be charged for replacement:confused
  6. 2003 E46 330D won't start blown fuses

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Everyone, Recently had a turbo swap and all related preemptive work to stop future turbo failures. Mechanic is 100% sure everything is ok as did everything step by step and to the book. Pictures provided. The problem is I picked up my car it started fine and started to drive home. About...
  7. Turbo blown or pipes not connected???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Exhaust gasses coming from area zoomed in on, sounds like the turbo is blown. Lack of power when driving it. Any ideas on what it is ? The reason I'm asking is because I don't feel comfortable investigating that side of the engine bay. As I've never done it before. Link to video...
  8. Replacing Fuses Not Blown

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Does replacing your fuses improve performance mines all have never been changed?
  9. 2005 E46 330d - blown turbo - garage recommendation Bromley

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, Thread title says it all really. My brother in laws 330d touring, which is one of the last E46s being an 05, has suffered a turbo failure. He is not into cars at all but does like this car. It is an M-Sport and only has 90k miles. I am trying to persuade him to repair it rather than...
  10. 2004 e46 320d Intercooler hose blown off

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi any suggestions twice within a week the hose on the nearside on my intercooler blew off. The first time the garage just shoved it back on and it blew off again 3 days later so they fixed it on with about six cable ties. Both times it came off there was a huge backfire and a cloud of black...
  11. E46 blown turbo, so many options, what to do

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, After 125k miles, 60k odd after a remap and a solid thrashing on Sunday my turbo inners have gone. I think I avoided any motor damage but the impeller is knocked. options as I see them: 1-Refurb replacement 2-Stock with stronger internals 3-Hybrid A firm in Leeds say def get a...
  12. 08 X3 2.0d Suspected Head Gasket Blown!

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Right Gentlemen, I've recently picked up a bargain with a unknown issue(issue found) owner was afraid of the car costing big bucks to fix, so sold it quick and cheap, I'm the sucker who bought it, Here are the details: 2008 BMW X3 2.0d 6speed Manual - 150 000 Kilometers(93 000 Miles) with a...
  13. 2004 E61 530D - Blown Turbo?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey there im fairly new to BMW's and turbos as ive always had Type Rs. im pretty sure my bmw has blown its turbo. i was driving to go on holiday and i had a little bit of power loss when i put on foot on the throttle just before i got to a roundabout. then i went to pull away from the...
  14. 2000 E38 740i - Blown crankshaft seal?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Evening all Whilst taking apart my M62TU to replace the timing chain guides I have come across a couple of issues : 1. There appears to be a bolt holding the torque converter to the flywheel in the way of the flywheel locking pin hole when the crank pulley has "OT" at 12 o'clock position...
  15. 2002 E46 320d - Blown Turbo? (Wooo noise from engine)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    OK, so I've had a lot of fun as a new owner of an E46 320d. I've never owned a turbo car, or a BMW before. I think this one is not happy with life. I don't know much on the history of this car, however so far I've dealt with the following - Excessive black smoke under acceleration (fixed via...
  16. FML! 4 Dipstick Orings and counting. Blown orings

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    ANyone have any idea why I keep blowing dipstick orings? A few months ago I replaced my CCV with a cheapo from ebay, replaced the dipstick oring too. Within a week the oring had blown so I replaced it, few days later it blew and I replaced it again. I thought it might have been the CCV has...
  17. Cam cover gasket blown AGAIN bmw 320d e90

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys, I've had my cam cover gasket replaced about two months ago because it was blown. Brand new part from euro car parts. However I've gave the car a booting earlier and have had the same oil smell again & smoke from the burning oil from the engine bay & vents(like before). How is it...
  18. 330d turbo blown ?.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi was going about 50 when I a heard rough sound from turbo area so I slowed down stopped and it was in sync with engine speed. No smoke at all, oil full, started up drove slow then accelerated but no boost just noise .So turned off and a mate towed me home only a mile . Has my turbo poped but...
  19. Head gasket blown...???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Further to my cooling / overheating problems i took off the filler cap and noticed that there was some white mush on the underside of it and some water droplets inside the cam cover.....i take it that this could be the head gasket blown...would a compression test be the way to veryify this..???
  20. E46 Blown ECU

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I just thought I would post this lest anyone else experiencing similar. ECU blowing, turns out was the A/C front condenser fan motor. Situated right at the front of the car in the front fan housing, an easy place for water to leak. looks like mine was damaged by stone then corroded helped along...
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