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  1. 1 series common issue

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    What are the common 120d issue Sent from my G8341 using Tapatalk
  2. Common Oil Leaks

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just been to look at an 05 320ci Coupe with a 2.2 in it, the only thing im concerned about that there was a lot of oil on the crossmember and suspension arms, couldn't get underneath to see how far it had spread back. The rest of the car was good, its just the oil leak, so my question is do the...
  3. Common faults

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey there, I'm deciding between a 325i 2.5L or an Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Quattro and to be honest I prefer the styling of the A3 as well as the weight savings, but I will most likely be test driving both anyways. Before I start to properly decide though, could I get some info on what to expect in...
  4. Bmw m3 common problems/buying advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello All, I am looking to buy ~2010 BMW M3 (likely E93) M-DTC. I have tried using search, but it doesn't come up with any threads regarding E92/93 M3. I just wanted to ask what would be biggest areas to check on used cars, besides of obvious cosmetic condition and service history? I know...
  5. How common is N47 timing chain failure?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Just wanted to get an idea of how common this is, especially on 120d 2008/ 2009 models.
  6. 320d 150 common rail 2002 - diesel leak/lots of smoke

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello I've had a car in for breaking but it looks too good to scrap. 2002 320D auto 2002. The previous owner gave the car up due to a diesel leak which produces a lot of smoke. He was told by a garage that all the injectors needed replacing so looking at the price of injectors disposed of it...
  7. Looking at a 2012 325i with 174,000 miles. What are the common problems on these cars?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, as the title states I'm looking at buying an absolute top spec 325i on a 2012 plate with a full BMW Service history BUT it has 174,000 miles on the clock. Am I insane? Or am I worrying too much? I'd love some advice as this would be my first BMW if I bought it. Thank you!:hihi
  8. Common oil leaks on N42 engine

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys and girls Could anyone tell me the common oil leaks on the n42 engine please. Mines leaking but can't quite pin point where from. It seems to be at the back halfway up. My friend jacked the car up today at the drivers side to look underneath and we noticed an oil leak the belly pan was...
  9. Common problems with a 2007 (E60) 550i?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, First post so I hope I've put it in the right forum. My apologies if I haven't. I'm currently car shopping and one of the options I am considering is a 2007 550i with 125,000 on the clock. My most recent BMW was a 2006 330i (US spec as I was living there at the time) that had 157,000 on...
  10. My experience with common issues on 2002 E46 325i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, i recently got myself a 325i E46 auto, it's a 2002 and the car looks lovely inside and out (better then most 2 or 3 year old cars) had it for about 2 weeks now and had a few common issue with it... I have sorted them out so thought i would give some advice on what to look for / how to fix...
  11. 520D M Sport 2014 Common Issues

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I am looking at purchasing a 520D 2014 reg with 77k as mileage. I have test driven the car and cannot really fault it + it is still under warranty until October 2017. 1. Is there anything I should look out for now? For example when would i be needing to change the timing chain? 2...
  12. No Fuel in Common Rail e46 320D

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So ive just got everything back together and i was ready to turn the key prime the rail and get my e46 started after a long time of being apart so i turned the key let the pumps prime and i did tthe a couple times jsut to make sure no air was in the system right here go nothing and it turns...
  13. E46 skirting falling is that a common fault?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The skirting at the front end of the car is dropping a little is this a common problem and are there any easy fixes I am guessing without removing there are broken clips and the entire lot would have to go?
  14. E60 530D M Sport - 56 Plate Parking Sensor Problem - Not the common fault

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have as above a 56 plate 530D, long story short parking sensors worked when I bought the car, stopped working i.e continuously beeping at nothing, started working for a few weeks then back to not working for the last month. It beeps as if there is something there but is moving...
  15. E92 325i petrol 2010 - Common faults?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I test drove this car last night and heard a slight ticking on idle and felt that it was quite slack in the power dept with what felt like lag on acceleration a lot like turbo lag. I checked for ticking online and apparently this is a common thing on this engine due to economy idle? I'm keen...
  16. 320d e46 136bhp boost lost not common

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello guys i have read many post about that common problem but myn it looks little diferent i have a boost gauge so i can see my boost pressure.. the problem is that when i start accelarate my boost its going 1.4 a few times and the most of times in first and second gear 1.2 then its drop after...
  17. Breather and common stuff - 2006 e60 525d Auto

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Good Morning people I've read stuff about a breather than one should change but don't know if my engine has it. My engine is the M57N engine. I have already replaced glow plug and controller, swirl flaps etc... but wanted to ensure if there is a breather in my engine to get it replaced...
  18. BMW E90 touring common problems?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys, a newbie here! Admittedly I'm not currently part of the BMW family as I've got a VW, but my dad is with his E46 325i. He's looking for an upgrade and we have seen a fairly priced 318i M sport touring business edition 2010. Any common faults to look out for? I've actually owned the...
  19. BMW 325i SE - New Owner help - Common issues?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone just signed up here as purchased a new to me BMW 325i SE on an 03 plate, automatic, with full history and only 32000 miles. I was wondering if someone with experience can tell me how reliable these cars are? I was tempted by both the 2.2 and the 3.0L engines, but hoped the 2.5 would...
  20. 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...
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