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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, New to the site. Just taken off my intake manifold to check that previous owner was telling the truth about swirl flap delete, luckily he was! However intake is caked (not bad for 200k though) and want to give it a clean, anybody done this first hand? Had a quote from local engine...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. Hope someone can help. Had abit of a nightmare time recently. I decided to take my inlet manifold of my 320d 2005 e90 to clean it. After putting it back on the damn thing didn't want to start. However, after many attempts cranking it finally jumped into life. But ran rough. So I...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Sorry for the images with the white section but I have to do it or they appear the wrong way up. The videos aren't displaying correctly, I think they need admin verification and even then I think there might be a limit on how many I can link for some reason? As promised, this is my how to guide...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I need my intake valves cleaned. I have quotes from popular walnut blasters at £300-£350 I spoke to Birds Tuning who say they clean them "manually" which they think is better. I assume they mean brushing and scraping with intake cleaner. I am also considering doing this my self. I can...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    I live in a hard water area, where my diriveway gets full sun, particularly during the summer months. When washing my car I use a good quality shampoo but despite a good amount of beading, I stil get water spots after rinsing if I don't dry the car quickly. I have found applying a detailing...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, just wanted to share my experience about successfully cleaning (regenerating) DPF based on information gathered from various BMW-related forums - as my big thanks to all those people who commit their time to help others. The car info: e60 530d (2004) 189K mechanical; rarely driven on...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, You may or may not have seen my photos from another thread but I am looking to try and clean my intake manifold and egr/agr valve as it is really gunked up. I cleaned as much of the egr valve as possible but left the intake manifold. I have watched many videos of people spraying...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I recently purchased a 2007 318D with M47 engine and following a bit of reading decided to give it some TLC by cleaning the inlet manifold and EGR valve. It's all back together and runs ok except for the nasty fault code - P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected. In my...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, have a '05 530i which has had battery drain issues for sometime. It's not used that much so just have an isolator on the battery but have spent the last week or so trying to figure things out...largely by searching threads on here. Have been looking at the current when sleeping (which it...
  10. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Yes... the clumsy mong here. Coffee rest on boot. ( Starbucks ) Opens passenger door leans in... Key in pocket opens boot! Steamer? I have one, or any other ideas? Just for the boot carpet?
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Want to run a quick situation by you. Removed the EGR from my car the other day to clean, badly caked in carbon. Cleaned with screwdrivers, toothbrush and lots of carb cleaner. I did the same process to the meeting face of the inlet manifold. When I started the car back up it knocked...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Any one cleaned there get valve ,do it have any effect on engine performance . Looking to clean mine but cannot find detailed removal instructions . Can anyone help with what’s involved for removal ? Thanks
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Recently had the throttle body off and noticed s**t loads of coking/carbon build up in the throttle body and where that meets the plenum on the inlet manifold. What is the best way to clean these up to remove the build up? I’ve taken a screen shot off real OEM just to show where I...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Now that I've found my existing intake has split I've got a replacement and want to give it a good clean. I've used a heavy degreaser on it with hot water and now intend to give it a caustic soda soak. But how long should it remain in the caustic soda bath? Using hot water what is the best way...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Any decent MAF sensor cleaners worth recommendation guys? Great if it’d be local to buy ie halfords (Just to not get stuck waiting for online postage) Cheers
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Mods - the Projects section is laced with Mis-posted technical questions about cars, rather than peoples projects. Most of these go completely unanswered and people leave thinking no one cares about their issue! Its probably a good idea to have a sticky at the top of each of those project...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    as above i no its been asked a million times over ! but does the car benefit from cleaning out this ?? and also is it an easy job whats involved ? much to take off to get to i have a 2005 535d cheers in advance..
  18. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi folks, just wondering what you all use to clean the inside of your windscreen. all the products I have tried tend to leave smears.....any recommendations. Cheers Phil
  19. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I'll be doing my bank 1 valve cover seals shortly, when I did bank 2 it was a real pain cleaning all the gunk from the inside of the cover so I'm considering using a steam cleaner. Question is can anyone tell me what exactly is inside the PCV in the cover, obviously I'll remove the CCV from it...
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