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  1. 2004 e46 325i - DME problem causing single cylinder misfire?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have a persistent misfire on cylinder #4. I have pretty conclusively eliminated plug, coils, injectors, compression, or DISA as the cause. Spark plug tester indicates that there is no spark, but just on that one cylinder. 12v and ground to coil connector are good. I am not sure how to test...
  2. Piston rings causing oil spray into spark plug chamber

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    OK first of all I apologize if my terminology is not 100% accurate as I am not a mechanic. So I was driving my 2009 323i on the 401 highway in Toronto on the way home Friday night, felt a vibration and then the engine light came on. I pulled off the first exit at which point the car definitely...
  3. E61 'jolting' auto gearbox causing concern...

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So, back to this niggling issue I've been having. My '54 plate 70k E61 525i has a 'jumpy' auto 'box. The car is great on the motorways, but take it into town - Milton Keynes for example, where there are fast roads and roundabouts every mile or so, then the 'box starts jolting. Usually this...
  4. 2003 E60 530d problems with air flow causing power loss after 2500rpm

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    After getting all 6 glow plug showing faults, the glow controller, maf sensor and ibs all coming up with faults. I changed the gp controller, then after plugging the laptop back to the car and using inpa the only fault is the ibs. the power loss around 2500 rpm is still there (sounds like the...
  5. BMW 320D E46 fault 37 Gear monitoring 5 causing limp home mode.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Fault is Gear Monitoring 5 car drives great but when on open road in auto car will occasionally go into limp home mode (stuck in 4th gear) until I turn ignition off then on again to clear fault, it will drive around town fine. whats interesting is that when on open road using manual (tiptronic...
  6. E36 Possible Lambda Sensor Fault Causing a Whole Host of Problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, My car has recently taken to running very rough when up to temperature, intermittently stalling and overheating whilst being down on power. I think I know what the problem is, but I wonder if you guys agree. If my Lambda sensor/sensors are broken, this would cause the car to run lean...
  7. 535d: EGR valve causing engine stalls but ok when unplugged

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all... I just started having some trouble with the EGR valve on my '04 535d. When idling, the car will almost stall, then kick back into life, then stutter again, etc, until eventually it just dies. Every time it's doing this, I can watch the EGR valve opening and closing. No fault...
  8. 2007 320i Coupe - fuel Injection Failure causing Catalytic Collapse

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2007 320i - 33k miles - had fuel injection failure resulting in the "collapse" of the Cat Parts fixed - 4 Fuel Injector,spark plugs , coil all replaced to get car up & running to see if that Cat had collapsed, £700 got that work done and took it to another garage , they confirmed it was &...
  9. dash lights on & off causing drain on battery

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hi can anyone help please ... i have a 2003 bmw 318 ci convertible and am having a problem with the dash lights.They flash on and off and when they come on there is no charge to the batteryso the battery keeps going flat cant seem to find a mechanic who can find the problem any ideas please ...
  10. E46 330D Front Wheel Bearing Causing ABS Light?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi There, Apologies as a newbie to start out with a question. I have searched but cant find a specific answer or a solution to anyones problem. I bought a e46 330d Touring with 160k miles on it. I had a sticking front caliper so decided to rebuild the calipers, change discs and pads and...
  11. 1996 E31 840ci PAS fluid swap causing leak??

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    As noted a few weeks back,i have gradually changed over my incorrect red fluid for the green CHF stuff. However i think ive got a leak.My garage floor is tiled so its hard to be 100% on the colour,but murky green seems about right. Its just a small patch and seems to be around the area of the...
  12. Does anyone know what could be causing engine tapping noise?

    General BMW Discussions
    BMW 525d engine tapping noise - YouTube Hi All, This is a tricky one, here's the history... Engine had a slight misfire on startup. Injectors were sent away, tested, refitted and misfire cured but now had tapping noise. Car taken to another garage who removed and inspected cams and fitted new...
  13. 2003 330D EGR Valve bypass causing worse mpg!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all is this the norm? the gauge on the dash seems to fly over to off the scale rather too easy now!:frown
  14. 1999 e46 323i binding brake causing thud - fyi for others

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I saw someone else mention this too but couldnt find thread - apologies - thought it worth mentioning though. My n/s handbrake was binding, exacerbating a thud on gearchange from rear. Since fixing the brake, the thud is much improved. Anyone with a thud on going into gear at rest or when...
  15. 1992 e34 535 new alloys causing judder!!

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi all I put some e39 alloys (bmw) on today i fitted some spigot rings to the hubs when I was driving i got a shocking judder a couple of time driving at about 50-60 mph it happened a couple of times but at higher speeds is fine, do I need spacers on them? got 235s on the front and 255 to the...
  16. 2004 E46 325Xi - Push fit coils breaking contact and causing misfires?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Is it possible that push fit coils can move and lose contact with spark plugs and cause erratic misfire problems? Thanks Are
  17. 2002 E46 320D - Fauly Thermostat causing poor MPG?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Most of you guys have probably come across my posts lately regarding my 320D smoking badly and drinking fuel! Anyway long and short of it, the specialist said it was the Turbo Boost Sensor causing my faults which he replaced! He said it will take some time for the soot to clear out of the...
  18. 2006 E87 118d - BMW One Series DSC fault causing brake failure.

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, This is my first post. On Thursday 29/04/10 the the Dynamic Stabilty Control (DSC) Warning light illuminated on the dashboard of my Wife's car. We consulted the manual which stated the car was still safe to drive. As the car was under warranty I booked it into my local BMW dealer to be...
  19. 2005 x5. 20" wheels causing diff failure??

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys, a mate of mine has a 2005 diesel x5, when he bought the jeep few months ago he got 20" alloys fitted, think that rear diff lasted around 4 months and then broke, sine he has fitted 2 second hand ones and they have both broke.. it has been in 3 garages and hasnt been sorted, the story he...
  20. 1998 E36 316i compact.New alloy wheels causing handling problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a 1998 S reg E36 series compact 1.6i and have recently replaced the 15" steel wheels that were on it with 16" BMW alloy wheels that I believe are 5 years old,they were bought second hand. Since then the car does not handle nowhere near as well as it did, in fact feels very poor...
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