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  1. Damn snapped bolt

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Anyone in the Nuneaton area that can help? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Stupid me dropped a bolt

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Stupid me was changing the grills on the front and placed the bolts from front bumper on engine bay ?‍♀️ Bolt fell onto fan but didn’t realise until looking for it and span the cooling fan it was in there then I think it dropped further down and isn’t catching no more would this cause any...
  3. Egr hex bolt stuck

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all got a bmw f30 2012 320d, had Eml come on which codes state egr stuck closed, I attempted to give this a clean but the 2 bolts attached would not budge at all, is there anyway of getting these loosened? They are so tight I bent a magnetic bit holder ? any info would be great thankyou
  4. Whats this big bolt

    General BMW Discussions
    Have an oil leak and have noticed it's coining from a big bolt head just under the pipe in the picture Anyone know what it is
  5. Serpentine Belt Tensioner Bolt Failure

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, new to the forum and my first post. I have a 2007 330d M Sport Coupe and recently had the serpentine belt changed due to failure. Problem I now have is that every time I replace the belt, the tensioner bolt fails. It's a new tensioner so can't work out why. Any help please.
  6. General: Head bolt torque and stripping

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm about to put my cylinder head back on, but have a bad feeling about just one of the 14 head bolts. Before I removed the head, I removed all of the bolts, cleaned and lubricated the bolts and holes, then torqued them back up to spec. Bolt 6 did not feel as tight as the others when I turned it...
  7. 1997 E36 316i - broken sump bolt

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I had to remove the sump because it was leaking and the new MOT rules are that they only allow a certain amount of oil leak. I did replace the seal/gasket on the oil filter housing which was also leaking. No parts diagram showed there were an additional 3, Torx bolts (~60mm long) that were...
  8. Crankshaft pulley bolt won’t loosen

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, so recently I posted about a problem with my engine rattling, after further inspection it turns out the head guide for the chain had smashed into little pieces lol, so with that I brought the new updated chain, oh before I forget I have a 318i 2.0litre manual petrol n42 engine, on...
  9. OIL leak - dreadful Alternator Braket with broken bolt in engine-block

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hey, who can help me? The issue I am facing is that I gave my car to a garage in Coventry to fix an oil leak. After getting it back I found out it was still leaking and the garage was not responding to my enquiries. So I decided to double check their work. They have changed the gasket (see...
  10. Vanos solenoid o rings and fastener bolt

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Looking for some O rings and fastener bolts for vanos solenoid for my 330i n53 but all I’m finding is O rings for n40 n42 n46 n45, will these fit? Also can’t find the bolts anywhere... Any help would be appreciated ??
  11. Flywheel bolt torque specs please?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys anyone know the torque specs for flywheel and pressure plate bolts on a 2006 318D E90?
  12. E90 320d MSport locking nut bolt missing

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a spare locking nut bolt, size ABC 31? A few days ago i noticed my rear bolt is missing and its the special locking nut bolt (I have no idea how thats gone missing as it couldn't have been opened without the locking nut). I have looked on ebay but cannot find...
  13. E46 320d 2003 tightening the crank damper pulley bolt

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Apologies, put this in the wrong sub-forum earlier!! Hi, I'm sure this is detail around somewhere already, but I cannot find it. Front damper pulley was failing, managed to remove by locking in car in gear, foot on brake, then using a 3/4 socket and 3 foot bar, plus some heat on bolt. Needed a...
  14. M47 engine - manifold bolt

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I had removed the manifold and when reinserting it one of the 10mm bolts had been overtightened and now will not tighten. Not quite sure what to do to get it to be seated? Would appreciate any suggestions.
  15. E61 (M47 Engine) Crankshaft Pulley Replacement and Removal of Jesus Bolt

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I would like to share my experience of this job as I searched long and hard to find a good (safe) method of removing the Jesus Bolt. My problems started when my A/C belt kept coming of and I noted a bit of wobble in the Crankshaft Pulley and subsequently the Serpentine Belt started to become a...
  16. M62b44 outer main bearing cap bolt setup?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well im getting ready to re assemble my m62b44 lump, but cant find any info on the outer bolts on the main caps, there is some sort of screw/coller adjustment?,got the torque settings but there must be some sort of setup for the adjusable collers?:confused
  17. Removing 320cd air filter housing bolt at back

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking for some advice guys. For anyone familiar with the 320d air filter housing, there is a very difficult bolt to remove at the back in an awkward position. Is there a special tool to remove this, i can't get enough leverage at the right angle to crack the bolt. I have tried a socket with...
  18. E36 325 TDS leaking bolt from cylinder head ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys A bolt on the front of the cylinder head has started to leak (see attached pic) seems like oil and water :jaw-dropping . Does anybody know for what this torx bolt is for and can i changed it :frown, I can not tighten it anymore because it will break, and the realoem is not helpful with...
  19. 330i M sport hub locking bolt seized

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The small bolt that locks the disc to the hub is seized up big time. To add to that whatever spoon that went at the bolt before me cba to use the correct size allen bit and ringed the bolt out completely. Tried cutting a slot with a dremel and using the flat head attachment from my impact...
  20. 2006 E90 320D TVD Bolt

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    For the impatient, my question is, can I use big ol' bolt #2 on this list, pt# 11237790922 again, or MUST it be replaced? Rheingold did not offer any advice on this that I could see: Reason being is that I need to minimise downtime, but I don't want to maximise collateral damage... Downtime...
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