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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I just recently acquired a BMW x3, that has the 6HP21X Automatic Gearbox, when i bought it I new it had an issue with the gearbox, but thought it was still a good deal even if I pay for a having the gearbox overhauled. So after shopping around for a decent garage, I finally bit the...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I replaced the starter the other day and now the car starts fine, idle is ok for a few seconds and then it starts going up and down as if it's about to die. When it starts this mood swings, a yellow warning indicator in the middle flashes. The EML light is constantly on, but only the text one...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I currently have the standard 16” alloys on it, but i was wondering if I’ll need to change wheel bolts when I put the 194’s on? Also are these less prone to cracking than the MV3’s? Thanks
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, My 2007 E90 320d is now at around 150k KM's, and never did the diff oil change. So, I changed that. Afterwards, I noticed a very small leak around the drain plug. So, I bought a new plug (plug + O-ring combo) from eBay. The new plug, not sure if OEM or not, came with a new green...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Any reason why I shouldn't change my tyre profile? Needing some new rear tyres and wanting the rainsport 3 but they don't seem to do my tyre size, 255/40/r18 They do a 255/35/r18 so wonder if I can use this instead?
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I know you can push the auto selector left and then you can manually change gear but is this the same as when you have the paddles on the steering wheel? On the E60 I have seen a sport button next to the selector and this was always accompanied by the paddle on the wheel. On the F10 though...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    hi all, new around here, and unsure if this is the right place for this post:confused also new to the world of coding and i've hit an annoying blocker, if somebody can help pls. below is a presumably standard coding, to enable comfort opening/closing with remote. I need to set this to...
  8. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Can changing alloys from 225/45/17 to 225/50/17 be done on a 1 series 116d 2 litre sport e81? What’s the difference between the wheels and would this cause an mot failure or not? Answers would be great thanks
  9. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    2004 730d I'm doing some maintenance on the car after picking it up recently. Is it worth getting the automatic gearbox fluid changed? The cars on 160000m and doesn't seem to have any gearbox issues. I don't know the cars history so unsure if it's ever been changed. Sent from my SM-G935F using...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Started to change the hvac motor on a uk (rhd) 2001 e46 330ci convertible. Things were going fine up to taking the motor out. The plastic wheels were brittle so the motor came out relatively easy as they snapped off. Following the UK version of TIS it stated the motor goes in from the...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I would like to share my experience with the N53 engine and how I dealt with all the troubles I had so far. Lumpy idling and rough running were the first symptoms of the bad injectors in my case. For the first few months car would sound like a bag of nails on the cold startup for the first few...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Ive been having a recurrent issue with my 2015 330D Automatic M Sport gearstick for the last 3/4 months. Everytime I shift between park > Drive, or Park > Reverse and even on engine stopping when idle, I get 2 bleeps and flashing around the gear on both the gearstick and dashboard...
  13. Introductions
    HI all, Please if anyone can help I seem to be having an issue with my 2010 F10 520d SE where the language keeps changing on its own to German. I can start the car, the iDrive displays English menus but then changes to German This used to be every so often, but now its everytime i start the...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Just got myself a low mileage 2004 series 3 M Sport. The ride is a bit of a shock coming from my previous Skoda Superb. It has the original 18 inch wheels Avon ZZ5 and just wondered if changing to 16'' wheels would soften the ride a bit. I know it would affect the handling but I am not...
  15. E60
    on a 04 525i with a m54 is it possible/ok to change the oil filter without draining/ changing the oil? my oil is only 1500+/- miles old but I used a cheap filter when doing the last change and lately I have noticed a leak coming from around the oil filter housing so I wanted to first start with...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, The window mechanism on our 320cd convertible 2005 on the drivers side was crunching itself until it died. I changed the mechanism and all went ok. However since doing it, the window doesn't drop when you open the door. You can push it down manually the half inch that it goes, and...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    hi, not sure if theres somewhere specific i should post this? i had a look and got confused, i dont internet well. i'm having the juddering ABS/DSC/DTC issue that i now understand is as common as bmw 1s. took all four wheels off today and inspecte the ABS sensors and found that the front 2 are...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello everyone, So let me start by saying i bought a lemon! The Car: BMW E92 320i 2007 Montegoblau Current Problem: The car reports low fuel pressure. I have changed the fuel pump, the fuel pressure regulator and the high pressure pump with sensor (the rail). I have also tested the battery...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    has anyone changed the timing chain or has it failed on anyone resulting in catastrophic engine failure? I heard it happened and some recommend chain change at 130k. any thoughts on this? Can you share what milage you have?
  20. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi All My 4 Series 420D M Sport has OEM Bridgestone Potenza S001 Run Flat tyres. 255 x 35 x 19 on the rears, and 225 x 40 x 19 fronts The rear tyres will need replacing soon, and I have been offered a great price on a pair of new Potenza RE050A Run Flat tyres , but these are 255 x 30 x 19 (a...
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