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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Very occasionally on cold start, my 160k mint 330ci misfires. Sometimes it will clear on a switch off/switch on. When cleared, it is smooth for as many miles as can drive and never messes around when warm. DISA ok and Vanos ok. V smooth engine - when not misfiring. Changed No4 coil as I thought...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi when i install the rear coil springs, do they have a direction, or it doesn't matter What way i put them in? i mean, they only go in one way, but what direction the top/bottom ends should be? or it doesn't matter
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have recently purchased a 2008 X5 E70 3.0d M SPORT 7S. The passenger side is sitting around 12mm higher front and back. My mechanic has checked the air suspension and it looks OK, but the Coil Springs on the front are both different and the passenger side like like the shock and spring have...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    So the last month or so I’ve had an intermittent combustion misfire on cylinder 3 (29CF), initial thought was start with the obvious then work from that. Anyway 4 x new NGK spark plugs didn’t solve and over the last week the misfire was starting to get worse, especially when trying to pull out...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a 1998 328i with broken coil spring. From what I have read, Eibach springs are a good bet and would obviously buy 2 but I dont want to lower the car as it is an original saloon in excellent condition and low miles so want to keep it original. Can I buy springs from them that will...
  6. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hello all, I have just purchased a 320i cabriolet from a sole trader dealer and within hours it started what I have seen described as doing the Lambada, so much so that my 4 cyl. just stopped. The first thing I read about on the forum was to investigate the coils. I don’t have any testing...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi guys couple of real amateur questions. Car passed its mot today it’s a 645 but the guy advised that the rear passenger coil spring is “ about to go “ so questions are : do all springs need to be replaced together.(or at least both back springs)? Will just replacing the bad one feel obvious...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Forgive me if this is a stupid question, it’s highly likely to be, but this is the first petrol engined car I’ve owned in about 20 years. My last was a 1989 1.8 Ford Sierra Sapphire so things have moved on a pace since. Are coil packs a service item? If I’m changing my plugs do I need to...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I believe the boots on the mentioned coils are serviceable. Given that I cannot find replacements other than the dealership. Any ideas where these can be had from ?
  10. BMW Parts for Sale
    1 x used Bosch Coil which was taken from an N53. The coil is known to be working. Can get pics if needed £10
  11. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, have just found out that Ive got a broken rear coil spring. Does anybody know if it makes any difference if you have a tow bar as to what spring you need ?
  12. Turbocharging your BMW
    Hi people Just a quick question. Are the BMW f20 116i and mini r56 cooper s coil packs the same as I'm wanting to upgrade my coil packs as I've had a few go down on me when driving. Cheers
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Are US parts the same as UK when it comes to ignition coils? I found Eldor 12138657273*Coils from the US at half the price I can find them over here, does anyone know of compatibility issues with using parts cross continent?? I just figured there might be differences in fuel quality etc and...
  14. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
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  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have received my coil overs for my bmw e46 convertible, however looking on the box it says for touring... I rang the company who explained that they are the same fit due to weight or something... i just want some reassurance here? they are only temporary ones until i can afford some higher...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So much conflicting information on the internet it's hard to get a straight answer. My question is: Will a coil either work or not work? No inbetween. I don't have any misfires or problems as such, I'm just curious if I was to replace all six coils, would I notice any difference? Would I regain...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, long for some advice. My car stutters sporadically on idle, it just drops in revs. And also stutters/misses from low revs in a high gear when driving. I have no warning lights . Just wondering what it could be. Cars an e90 325i m sport
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I need to replace mine as they are corroded. Do i need to be careful to select the m-sport spec springs? I have been told lemforder are the best option. Also found these on ECP - | Car PartsRetailer Seem a bit cheap. Does anyone have a link to the lemforder ones?
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can anyone confirm whether rear coil springs on e46's are the same throughout the range. I need to replace mine on my convertible and BMW don't list them.
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Guys. I need your sage assistance. It's a little long winded but I know every little detail adds to a diagnosis. Vehicle Information: 2001 E46 1.9L M43 Engine(M43B19) 174,950 KM Brief History: For the past 3 weeks my check engine light came on and my car developed a rough idle on a...