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  1. Change Spark plugs or not

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    e46 330i had it for 12+ years and I can't remember ever changing the spark plugs. I only do about 6000 per annum. It's just done 144,000 miles and runs perfectly, no issues, starts easy, good fuel consumption. So do I change the plugs or leave them alone on the basis that modern plugs just run...
  2. Oil change

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m currently doing approx 10k miles per year, some round town stuff and some motorway stuff as well. The CBS is showing there are 3600 miles left till the next service. I have done 8000 miles since it was last serviced. Would changing the oil after travelling approx 6k miles do anything for...
  3. BMW E31 - A cheaper alternative for the Microfilter - and how to change it

    Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    The microfilters (cabin filters) are often completely ignored until you continually steam-up - then you find they are over eighty quid! Here's a cheaper alternative and the method of replacing them:
  4. BMW 330i Auto (E92) Serpentine Belt Change Interval

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everybody, I wonder if someone could tell me what is the time interval to change the belt on a 2011 bmw 330i auto e92. Currently, the car has done approximately 85000 mile. Do I also have to change the tensioner?
  5. Can we disable the need of braking to change gear

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, In my old car I liked to switch between drive on tick over and neutral when I wanted it to slow down again in slow moving traffic however in the bimmer I have to put the foot on the brakes to switch to drive, is it possible to stop this?
  6. BMW 1 Series E87 high mileage gearbox oil change

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all.. Have a 1 series 120d E87 manual with 157000 miles on the clock and will be doing a gearbox oil change as the guys in the garage when replacing the clutch & DMF came up with it not needing changing as it was a sealed unit and didnt need it wtf? Anyways I'm doing it as I think it needs...
  7. Gearbox & Diff oil change

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I want to do a gearbox & diff fluid change on my 320d 6sp manual, & would like some recommendations for the best Brand & viscosity. I can't find anything in the BMW owners manual about viscosity & capacities either! Am i right thinking Castrol Syntrans V-FE 75W-80 2 x Litre 75w-80 GL4/5 for the...
  8. 2004 E46 318ci (N46) - Differential Oil change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I changed the differential oil today and thought to share my experience. First of all, I discovered that my car does not have a drain hole, only a fill hole. Luckily I have a fluid extractor pump so I used that to remove the old oil - about a litre. I then topped up with a Laser...
  9. Do I do a gearbox oil change?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello all, I have spoken to BMW, ZF and other experts in the business. Everyone apart from BMW say that the gearbox oil needs to be changed. The statement I got from BMW was that the gearbox does not like new oil being put in and it can cause problems down the line, at which point they are not...
  10. I want to swap my 118d to a 330d in my 1 series, is that possible and what will I need to change

    General BMW Discussions
    I want to swap my 118d to a 330d in my 1 series, is that possible and what will I need to change Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 1991 e36 m40 engine change

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hello everyone. I am going to attempt to install an M40 out of a E30 into a 1991 E36 which also has/had an M40 in it. The sump looks different, the E30 M40 sump is low at the front. Does anyone know if this engine will go straight into the E36 or will I need to change parts to make it fit. I...
  12. X1 E86 manual transmission fluid change

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, Could someone enlighten me on how the transmission fluid is changed on an E86 xdrive manual X1 and how much fluid is needed? Thanks in advance. Deee-blue
  13. gearbox oil change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I recently bought a 2004 BMW e46 320i with automatic transmission and would like to change the gearbox oil. Does anyone know how much oil I need to buy (preferably in liters:thumbsup)?
  14. Brake pressure sensor change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi, i have to do brake pressure sensor bank 1, which is the front one and on a right hand drive i can't really fit the 27mm spanner or socket on it, what tool should i use? how could i or can i disconnect the vacuum line from the brake servo?
  15. E64 3.0 train fluid change and other maintenance

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all new to the site but had a read through a few posts. Ive recently bought a low mileage 67k e64 630i the car is in excellent condition the previous owner (who I know very well) hardly drove the car and when he did he never went above 3000rpm. I’m working through a few jobs service done, oil...
  16. Oil warning light comes on after oil change

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi People could really do with some advice on this one. My car is a 2004 E64 645CI convertible it is currently at 132K miles and has had full services done with BMW up until last year. I don’t use the car much only really on weekends when the weather is nice. There have been no problems with the...
  17. Gearbox oil change - torque converter? 640D 2013

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all I am going to get the oil changed in 640D Gran Coup 2013 to fix jerky downshift while in cold temperatures, and dealer said while doing the oil change they cant drain what is there in the torque converter, is that true as I have zero knowledge about this? Thanks Sal Sent from my...
  18. Running of of parts to change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, got an issue with my M54 3.0 So bear with me.. This is like clockwork always the same every day weather irrelevant. In the morning start the car all is perfect idle normal sounds great sits there ticking over with total obediance, then... After aproximately 2minutes of tickover she...
  19. Need some advice please. What year did the e60 530 change to the 268bhp model

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Looking at 2 on Ebay. Both 07 530s. 1 said its 248bhp and the other 258. I thought 07s were 268bhp. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303076489740 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382809415453 How...
  20. F30 320d - Post oil change problems

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, New to these forums so sorry if I'm doing something horrendously wrong by asking a question on here as I tried to use the search function although it seems pretty intense. My car is a F30 320d ED Sport with 70k ish miles on the clock. I've had it for 6 months and just did a routine...
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