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  1. checked fuse now car wont run properly?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have an 2008 e82 135i and today I decided to wire in my dash cam and a boost gauge. I had wired up all the relevant connections to the "add a fuse's" I had bought and removed the fuses I had identified for them plugged them back in and thought I would test the dash cam before I routed all the...
  2. Coolant light came on - checked exp. tank level , all gone.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So took car out for a drive today, checked coolant level before leaving. Was well above minimum. On the way home, the coolant warning light came on. I continued driving as temp gauge was normal and I knew level was good. So let the car cool off for a few hours, and just checked level, its...
  3. 20d facelift - Fault on all glow plugs - recently changed controller and checked plugs

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! As the title states, I get fault on all four glow plugs although I have replaced the controller module and checked the plugs (I put in one new and tested the rest with a multimeter). Is there a fuse that may be blown or something? Thanks!
  4. 2009 E87 118d - Rear parking sensors checked and working but no audible warning in car.

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I bought an e87 118d SE 2 years ago and found the rear parking sensors have never worked. I have checked the PDC unit which is bone dry & no damage to the board. All sensors checked and give off an audible click... but no sounds in the car. I have checked the 'gong' setting on the...
  5. E93 330d 2008 poor mpg all common problems checked with little improvement

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello guys I'm new to this forum I hope you can help. I am averaging 22mpg in my 330d with mixes driving where others are averaging at least 30mpg even with heavy town driving first thing I checked was my stats which was both shot. Got them replaced with genuine parts from bmw and since then...
  6. Er...just checked my EGR valve.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Picked my new 2007 M sport 320D and its a bit down on power so decided to check the obvious. Checked the EGR valve and found this!:eek When I removed it the opening of the inlet manifold was worse! Just spent an hour at work soaking the valve in floor stripper and its like new after breaking...
  7. 2011 E90 335i - Waiting for delivery but just checked VIN on bmwarchive.org

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I've ordered a 61 plate 335i saloon as mentioned and just trying to clarify some of the extras it has (it's pretty high specced). How accurate is a VIN number check on bmwarchive.org. The dealer seemed to think the car had the bmw professional stereo but the listing on bmwarchive.org is...
  8. 2004 320d e46 car does not start but checked everything?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I need some urgent help. Car was throwing up a code 4B90 rail pressure monitoring at engine start, in addition it was showing glow plugs. As the weather has gone cold, it was struggling to start and eventually started, but then cut off (stalled whilst moving off). It would then not...
  9. MPG not great, coolant temp checked

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    320D E90 2007 - MPG not great, coolant temp checked (and low) Hey, I've read a bunch of stuff about getting crappy MPG and checking the coolant temp in the hidden menu to see what it is, I've just taken her out and basically went as fast as legally/safely possible up and down duel carriage...
  10. 2005 E60 PDC Park Distance Control issue - other threads checked!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, My E60 530d has had a scrape and since then the PDC hasn't worked :( I've read as many threads as possible before posting this and I've noticed/tried the below: - I haven't once received the PDC Failure notice - 'CHECK' shows no faults - When activated by selecting reverse or pressing...
  11. 1996 E36 328i - Heater blower issue (Usual faults checked further help needed)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Basically my cars heater blower used to work intermittently then decided to stop altogether. Done the usual reading up online and found out about the final stage resistor common issue. Anyway turned out my car didn't have the usual resistor but a small square item with 3 coiled springs inside...
  12. 1996 e31 840. So I checked the power steering fluid...

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    The good news is there's plenty in The bad news is its Red! I'm sure I've read somewhere about changing it out with the green correct stuff,removing it a bit at a time? Am I right in this? Is the correct stuff best bought from the dealers? Makes you wonder what else service garages do wrong...
  13. Checked air filter box to find this !

    BFuk Open Topic
    As above really,the car felt like it was'nt getting any air so i thought i would check and clean the filter and could not beleive what i found in the box !! looks like it had'nt just been the car strugglin to breath :(
  14. m52b28 rattle/knock 2-3k rpm new vanos seals, new spring plate, checked lower tensioner :(

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me, I've got a horrible noise coming from my engine when warm. The noise (a rattle/ knocking) started a little while ago and I could hear it on part throttle/deceleration between 2000 - 3000 rpm. Thinking it was just the vanos seals I bought a set and also...
  15. 2006 E46 325Ci MSport - Get it Checked...??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All... I have had my car for about a month now and loving it..especially when the roofs down... Thing is , when I start it up from cold, its starts fine.. purrs... then literally seconds after only for a couple of seconds there is a high pitch squeal , like its a water pump noise, then its...
  16. 2005 E60 530D - Advice please, Gasket stripped cleaned and checked , Coolant still has oil

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    pls delete it was just excess oil in expansion tank! thanks
  17. 1992 E36 320i SE - ABS Light On Checked Most Things (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Gents, I lend of your expeirence please. I found out that my ABS light wasn't working when took it for an MOT, so I decided to change the bulb to pass it. Problem 1: Previous owner, moved the ABS light from its socket to the Air Bag socket (don't have a air bag). Problem 2: Seems that there is...
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