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  1. 318i E90 2006 - Electrical issue after changing headunit

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My friend has recently bought a new headunit for his e90 3 series and installation seemed to have gone well...... until. The headunit stayed on for about 5 minutes, it shut off and wont come back on. The rear parking sensors have also stopped working. He seems to think it could be the...
  2. Changing F20 seats need advice

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Been trying to find new seat for my F20 2013 and found one on ebay the description said its from f20 2012-* but when I check ebay's compatibility car it said it doesn't fit my car. So I'm kinda confused whether its compatible or not as I thought F20 seats will fit other F20s. Also my current...
  3. 2009 E92 - Tyre Ratio - Changing to 255/40/18 & 225/45/18

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody has ever gone for higher profile tyres? I've been offered a set of Bridgestones S001s runflats for a steal. I can get 225/40/18 or 225/45/18 for the front, but only 255/40/18 for the back. They're BMW runflats but obviously not the ones recommended for...
  4. Timing Chain changing?

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a 2014 1 SERIES 2.0 118D, M SPORT 5D, Its now got 52,000 miles on the clock... when would I be wise to replace the timing chain? Do they have a recommended life span for changing?
  5. Changing underseat sub in Harman Kardon system in F30

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi folks. I have just got a couple of these (Focal IF-BMWSUB.V2) as a pair of direct drop-in replacements to the OEM HK underseat subs. In the US, they mainly buy Bavsound subs which are a small shop that commissioned their own design, got 'em made in China and took off from there. Luckily...
  6. 2010 E60 520D - Changing tyres

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi I currently own a 2010 59plate 520d E60 and am considering changing the run flats for normal tyres. I'm looking for any help to decide which brand of tyre is the best option, tyre size is 225/50/17. Thanks in advance Ali
  7. E31 840 Auto screeching noise when changing gear at high revs

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys, I'm getting a loud screeching noise from somewhere when changing gear at high revs...looked through other threads, people say could be belts or tensioners...but which one?! Anyone else had this problem with an M60 Auto engine/gearbox?
  8. Change glow plugs when changing glow plug module?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My Carly app tells me I have a faulty glow plug module, which correlates well with my car having a rough idle when cold. My question is whether or not to change the glow plugs when I have everything taken a part anyway? The car has 200.000km on it and as far as I know the plugs in the car are...
  9. Changing wheel sizes to accomodate winter tyres

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I have a F10 5 series and I am looking to fit winter tyres on the car. The problem I have is that on the front of the car, the wheels are 245 45 R18 and on the back they are 275 40 R18. The cost for front winter tyres is reasonable, but for the back tyres, it is almost 3 times the cost of the...
  10. Changing Tyre Size

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi, I have a 2008 E90 325i SE. It has 17 inch wheels with 225/45 tyres. The ride is poor (the steering fights me) and noisy and I have already changed the runflats for regular tyres. I now want to change the 225/45 R17 tyres for 205/50 R17 tyres assuming this will improve things. It's clear...
  11. Fault codes after changing radiator and water pump. 330Ci

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone. At the weekend I changed the radiator, water pump and expansion tank on my car as the Radiator was shot, and the other items had no record of being changed. I bled the coolant using the proper cold bleed method detailed here and I am sure I have no air in the system. However...
  12. Changing crank shaft pulley 320d

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all new here. I'm changing the cranshaft pulley and belts on my 2002 320d. A mechanic friend said it's easy and he'd help now he says put in 5th gear and foot on the brake. I did that once before and came undone. So I'm on my second pulley and bolt. He now says he doesn't know where to lock...
  13. E82 123D - Changing outside brake light

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I was trying to change the outside brake light bulb, the one that's inside the rear panel of the car accessed via the boot and not the main light cluster. I can reach in and turn the bulb holder as described in the user manual in one position it has some movement and in the other it feels...
  14. 2001 320i Saloon - Tried Changing My Sprins to Eibachs, Ran into a Few Problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The pinch bolt on the knuckle hub has unfortunately snapped. I have chosen to grind it off and replace both the bolt and the knuckle hub. Looking at this diagram, is it both items 2 and 4 I need? - Online BMW Parts Catalog - Also, the rear droplinks bolt and nut are corroded quite...
  15. 2001 320i Saloon - Tried Changing My Sprins to Eibachs, Ran into a Few Problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I bought some pro-kit Eibach springs to replace the original springs that are on the car, as well as Meyle HD droplinks all round. But unfortunately, I've ran into a few problems..: - The first problem is, the nut/bolts that hold the rear droplink in place are completely shot. I could...
  16. Changing keys e46 320 d no throttle responce

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi here's hoping you can help? I have an e46 M sport 320d tourer with only one key that has now stopped working. I also have a 320d SE saloon as a donor car, the donor car has a full set of keys that I would like to change over as they all work fine. So, I have took the barrel out, DWS out and...
  17. Key Fobs unrecognized after changing ecu

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello everyone, If anyone could shed some light on this would be greatly appreciated would like to see my 320i back up and running. Long story short my 320i has not been running for a while after much time spent I found out that the ecu had been sat in around an inch or 2 of water. A company...
  18. Bluetooth pairing button location when changing to cup holders

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    E46 Bluetooth pairing button relocation when changing to cup holders Hi all, I'm new to this forum and read quite a lot on here before buying my car so thought I'd return the favour by posting how I dealt with this. As many of you know, if your car comes with factory-fitted Bluetooth, the car...
  19. e63 changing from old to new key fob ?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Has anyone have done that and what info can I get >?Thanks
  20. Changing HUD functions (E63)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Is it possible to programme a 2007 E63 650 HUD to have the rpm functions found in the M6? I'm wondering if it's that simple? Thanks!