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  1. Bottom end rebuild using crank and pistons from old engine

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all I just need some advice on using my old crank and pistons in my second engine as I've found that 5 rod bearings have been rotating and knackered the crank and rods my problem is when I disassembled my first engine I never kept the pistons in order and I'm having trouble finding what...
  2. Strange piece of metal rattling about in the bottom of my driver's door-Identify anyone?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The title says it all, does anyone have a clue as to what this is? Found the washers and bits of plastic in the piccies as well, not too concerned about them. Cheers, Tony
  3. Door bottom corrosion

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Anybody have any idea if there is anyone supplying new door skins for an 8-series? I have some corrosion problems at the bottom of my passenger door along the seam and do not want to buy a complete new door. Used doors are in short supply, it would seem, and even if I found one, there is nothing...
  4. 325i Oil leak on the bottom

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I have another thread here with more info about the car but wanted to start a new one as i need more people to see it and possibly someone can help me. Basically i had a use of my friends garage today so i changed the oil and filters but i noticed a pretty large amount of oil on the...
  5. Front wing bottom repair panels?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys, My daily driver (E36 coupe) has started to rot at the very bottom of the front wings, below the swage line. The rest of the wings (and car) are pretty solid, so can you buy a lower wing repair panel instead of the whole wing? It would be great to just weld in a couple of these and then...
  6. 2011 120d M Sport manual vibration at the bottom of clutch pedal travel

    General BMW Discussions
    My 120d M Sport developed a clutch judder at about 8,000 miles but has now done 130,000, trouble free, juddering miles since then without a replacement clutch or flywheel, it has now developed a strange vibration that I can feel through my left foot when the clutch pedal is depressed about...
  7. E46 N46 318ci coupe radiatorand bottom hose cold

    Have got a e46 n46 318 ci coupe 107k radiator and bottom hose always cold, if car is idling for 5 minutes or so the car will smoke (white ish) temp gauge always in middle and never moves any further, fitted new thermostat and waterpump seems ok fan never comes on. any ideas
  8. bottom end block

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    e39 530i , having given car to garage to sort out head problem , finding head eventually , getting it skimmed , , valves done etc , put it on car and head bolts wont torque up tight , threads are ripping themselves out , not sure if i want to helicoil , so i think i will go or a bottom end ...
  9. For sale - e90/92 m power alcantara flat bottom steering wheel

    BMW Parts for Sale
    As title says, I have the flat bottom alcantara wheel with the blue top band for sale. It's been in my loft for about 18 months, had it fitted to my E90 coupe, during my brief ownership with one, in an attempt to try and like the car. It didn't work, had to get rid of the car. Anyway, they...
  10. Soft spot at bottom of clutch

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Aa the title says my new 330ci almost feels it has half a tennis ball when i press the clutch pedal all the way to the floor, it feels fully pressed before i get to the 'softspot' and i can change gear without hitting the bottom Also my gearstick gets sort of stuck to the right when i take it...
  11. BMW 530d e60 rear window bottom rubber

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, can anybody help me with where to obtain the rear window rubber trim for a E60 saloon please.The piece that goes under the boot lid and bottom of the glass.In the UK.
  12. BMW E39 1999 Pre facelift 530d Oil coming out of filler cap and bottom hose splitting

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    morning all, I have 2 main issues with my car at the moment. 1 being a fair amount of what looks like bluish smoke coming out of the oil filler cap. Now I know this normally means crank case pressure is to high however I however oil breather is pretty much a new genuine part Oil is Castrol...
  13. Bottom of the engine cleaning

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an oil leak i think.. The garage said could have been old oil filter leaking as it was battered beyond belief..or may be oil filter gasket I have got myself some gunk engine degreaser i was going to jack the car up and put it on some axel stands and then spray the gunk and hose it down...
  14. E36 328i - Bottom End Rattle? Getting quite concerned!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So these past few weeks i'v noticed a rattle that sounds like its coming from the bottom end, it isnt a constant sound more random and sounds like something is loose or like a stone in a can. It seems to happen more when the engine is warm also. Car seems to pull fine altho i think the noise...
  15. Coolant light on, steam from front end, top of rad hot bottom cold...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Was driving to work last week and noticed my coolant light come on. Came to a set of traffic lights and it went off, thought maybe needs topping up a little, but before I got a chance to pull over I noticed steam coming from the front of the car, I pulled over and had a look, but couldn't see...
  16. Bottom osf ball joint

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When I bought the car the MOT advice note stated slight play was present in the osf suspension. Whilst cleaning the car over the weekend I discovered this play was more than "slight". When I put the wheel brace on a nut and push down to undo it the wheel moves back about half an inch or so...
  17. E36 coupe eating bottom ball joints

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a nice Coupe E36 and have knock at the left front this occurred about a year ago and the bottom ball was absolutely shot , I replaced the whole arm aftermarket and all was well But now the noise is back and the ball joint has movement in it. I have heard that some earlier wishbones of the...
  18. 2000 E46 318ci very occasional clicking/ticking noise from bottom rear of engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi to all, I have recently purchased a 2000 W plate 318ci which has done a meesly 185000miles. 1 owner from new and he described it as the "longest and best relationship he has ever had!!:D" Overall iam very pleased with what i have bought and have spent a few quid on it to bring it up to...
  19. 2001 E46 330i - top blowers not working but bottom blowers are fine.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    The blowers to my windscreen and other blowers around the dashboard stopped blowing but the two blowers below worked fine. All displays on controls were fine and the fan was functioning also. After a week or so I booked the car into a garage for them to have a look and would you believe it...
  20. HELP! replacing worn bottom steering wheel trim- Worried about disconnecting Neg- on Battery

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Good morning all ............. just joined here so new :O) I have a BMW 645CI -2004 and as usual the bottom of the steering wheel trim has the rubber covering peeling away in the corners very unsightly ..... I ordered a new replacement, I have googled about removing the Air bag and removing the...