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  1. F30 4wd engine choices

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I fancy a 4wd f30 as my next motor, however I'm not too sure on the best engine option. Currently I have an e90 330d manual with a remap which makes a great daily driver. It's the only derv I've ever owned as I've never been the greatest fan of them. Ideally I'd like a petrol with a manual...
  2. Tyre choices for my new 19s

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Just fitted new 19" alloys to my z4. Car sits on m sport suspension. New sizes are 225/35/19 on 8.5j et35 265/30/19 on 9.5j et 38 Fronts look ok however the rear has a bigger gap than i expected. Will upping the rear tyre profile to 35 make all the difference or will i need to lower the rear...
  3. e60 alloy choices

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all - e60 530d black 2004 - 18" alloys ideas ? - currently on nice 17s but not staggered as id like - are 19s an option ? tried suggestions welcome please:thumbsup
  4. e60 DPF removed, oil choices LL01 vs LL04

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Had DPF filter removed from my 520d 177hp. Was using LL04 Mobil1 5w30. After DPF removed is it safe to use LL01? LL01 seems to be better oil as it doesn't have additives that are in LL04 for DPF filter maintenance. Any suggestions, experiences?
  5. Diag software choices

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all Can't find what I'm looking for on the forum so I'll ask ;) I have MacBook and want to plug into my BMW 09 330d/07 320i/11 118D I'm a dab hand with computers and quite handy on the tools so what should I buy/get cable and software wise? Thanks guys, without forums pfffff
  6. 2006 E90 330D - Diagnostic Choices?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, Was recently looking to get something to run a diagnostic scan and maybe something that can programme (depending on price difference) originally Carly on the playstore seemed like a good choice, but after reading some reviews it just seems that it has a lot of issues (connection issues...
  7. E60 520d Headlight choices?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello! I have a 2005 E60 520d with halogen reflector lights, and I want to be able to see more in the dark! As far as I am aware, from google and scrolling this forum, the choices are: High performance halogens for £20-30 Decent LED's for £100 HIDs for £50-100 in reflector lights. Will annoy...
  8. Choices and Values

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I'm hopefully a future BMW owner. I currently own a focus St which I'm planning on trading in for a f30. I've been looking for the past few weeks and have a bit of a quandry. I'm looking at 320d's I have a budget of approx 14-15k including my car. I have been looking at low milage...
  9. Front spoiler / splitter - going mad with choices

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I pick up my new F30 330d M sport this weekend - pics to follow. It's mineral grey with 19's, and lots of other lovely things. I am trying to get 3 vital things ordered now so they can go straight on in the next few weeks. They are: black kidney grills, rear lip spoiler, and the front splitter...
  10. E39 530i touring brakes - choices, choices, choices.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Evening All, This one's been done to death a bit so its more for moral support. The bus needs new discs. The choices are: DIY using Mtec discs (drilled options) with EBC pads. circa £300 DIY using Pagid discs, pads TBD. circa £300 Local indy who will do the whole job (sensors as well) for...
  11. Help with E92 335i engine choices - N54, N55

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I am looking to buy my first BMW, a used E92 335i but needed some information regarding the engines that were available while they were in production. I have done some research and found threads on N54 vs N55, but nearly all are focused with the aim of tuning and increasing power...
  12. E93 330i & 330d Auto & Manual choices

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I have reseaeched extensively, and am nearly there, but a couple of questions for you guys Choosing between a E93 330i & 330d Spend around £15k for a sub 50,000 mile example ( I do about 15,000 per year, open roads about 20% motorway) I'm 50/50 so will probably decide on condition and...
  13. 125d or 325d choices choices...

    General BMW Discussions
    So the time of year has come to change my current company car (a 420i M Sport) and I'm thinking of going for something a bit different (and the petrol is bankrupting me...:frown ) I have had a 116d and 320d before but I'm after people's opinions on the 125d and 325d, practicality etc doesn't...
  14. E39 530i Rocker gasket choices

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all Been noticing a slight burning il smell when stop the car and turn her off I have noticed a sligh drip of oil from the rocker gasket I presume and it's going onto the exhaust heat shield and I gather that's why I am getting burnt oil smell Now I have looked on ebay and seems to be a...
  15. Newbie - Buying a BMW, 2 choices

    Hi There I've just won an auction for a 2003 330CI M Sport Auto Coupe. 2003 Minor dents on the bonnet ( caused by a brick that fell off my garage roof in high winds. 113k FSH NB Remote central locking works fine when locking the car but does not unlock the passenger door. should be something...
  16. Bmw no3 choices so many?

    General BMW Discussions
    Whats best for bmw no3 ? Started with a 2001 silver 318ci coupe (should have got 320ci) Currently got 2002 silver 330ci e46 convertible To buy next either Another e46 330 convertible (but facelift >2004) E46 m3 E60 630i or 645i E92 335d or 335 petrol Or very big or audi A5 3.0 tdi (yes...
  17. Low control arms - choices

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Since getting my 02 330d in Jan I have been putting off sorting out the lower ball joints. I have been getting used to the exciting steering characteristics lets say. Anyhow, time to change them. Has anyone got experience of the 'q-drive' arms available on Euro? They're much cheaper than the...
  18. 330ci m sport e46 backbox choices?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    well got car remapped now and induction kit is in the process of being sorted. the valve is seized open but the noise is a little dull, so looking for an improved backbox and pics of tailpipes. i thought if just going straight through and into an upswept box type tail piece, but is there a well...
  19. BMW 330ci sport 2003 tyre choices

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi i know this question might have been asked but obviously as new tyres come out all the time, previous threads won't be much good to me. I'm changing my 2 front tyres (partly because there worn a bit but mostly due to tram-lining). Having trouble deciding between these lot: Michellin Pilot...
  20. E46 2002 318ci Cabriolet - Which ODB interface to buy? So many choices!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there, I plan to set up a diagnostic system so that I can read error codes on my car, partly to help diagnose a problem I'm having (15mpg around town, not much higher on a run!). I'm not afraid of electronics or software, but I haven't got the time free to build an interface at the moment...