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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Long time lurker, never really had too much bother with my 320D E90 but its failed it MOT today on: Subframe mounting prescribed area is corroded significantly reducing structural strength nearside rear (front mounting) Its an 06 plate. Now I'm not sure if they have been over zealous...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Need some help. My wife's BMW Compact 316ti 2002 failed its MOT with corroded rear braked pipes offside and near. Garage said it was a big job to replace rear pipes as it was labour intensive and that the fuel tank may need to be dropped for the job. The amount quoted was comparable to the...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All just failed mot on corroded osr jacking point other 3 are perfectly ok,most of its covered by plastic covers so when these as removed think it might be quite bad. This is on a vehicle which has had an easy life owned by us since it was a year old no accidents always...
  4. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I have an E90 320d efficientdynamic... just over 6 years old (3 years as a company car and then I bought it when I was made redundant) ... 73000 miles... Recently, I have been loosing pressure on OSR tyre with the red warning light coming on appx 3 weeks after inflating to correct pressure. On...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, The old tractor is due its MOT the end of next month, so I have been mulling over whether to put it through before I try and sell it (make it easier to sell, better price hopefully), or sell it now as is and avoid the potential hassle and expense of the remedial work. I mentioned to a...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello experts, First of all thank you very much for looking into my post. I have question on a MOT advisory which is regarding the break pipes. The Car I am having is BMW 320i E90 model and had following advisory on MOT which was done on 2015. Nearside rear brake pipe slightly corroded...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Sooooo as i was servicing the new car ive noticed pretty much all the fuel lines into the inj are badly split so much so i cant remove them to get the diameter ... Also there's a pipe coming off the air intake going down under the intake behind the head somwhere that has completely snapped...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all My car has been for MOT and it has two advisories.. Both front ball joints slight play. And all rear brake pipes slightly corroded. The first one is easy, just replace both control arms. The brake pipes are slightly more difficult as I have looked under the car and it look like...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all Looking at another E36 project which has failed its MOT on the above. Where on earth is this anchorage?? I don't think I've ever seen it on an E36? I'm assuming its the outer seat belt bolt or something from underneath? Anyone failed on this and had to repair? Any pics? They would...
  10. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Folks.... looking for a bit of advice here as I've seen two things which might correlate to each other.... when we moved to the UAE my mum took the Mrs 118d (2005, ~120k) and its now crook. Feel a bit bad but it is an ageing motor and she got it for a steal but being a good boy I've agreed to...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, Came across this beaut when trying to remove the exhaust. The nuts are so corroded that they have fully melted into the studs so that none of the nuts are even visible! I understand the best way to tackle these are with Oxyacetaline or a Mapp torch and then give it a go with a...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    ...it doesn't fit!!! This is the second time this has happened! This is the one I bought: BMW 3 SERIES E46 SALOON BOOT HANDLE TITANIUM SILVER 98-01 | eBay It clearly says it is from a 98-01 E46 Saloon, which mine is (2001 pre-facelift). Here's a few pics of the new one and mine side by...
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, My car will be 2 years old come the end of Feb. I've had issues with the battery lately....actually its not working! So last night I took the battery out the boot as I had been waiting 3 weeks for a call back from my dealer with regards to warranty on it as I didn't expect it to be dead. I...
  14. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    I'm just in the process of replacing the shocks and springs on my car, one thing that has really surprised me is the level of corrosion on various parts/bolts under the car. I removed the rear shocks and started to dismantle the bump stops, the old ones were a horrible mess, holding water like a...
  15. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    hi guys, my rear offside brake pipes has corroded, how much of a job is it to repair myself? does the petrol tank really has to be removed, is the another route? cheers in advance
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