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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just a quick post to help anyone out with similar sympthoms.First noticed slight power loss and engine noisy especially on tickover.Diagnostics showed glow plugs 1 2 3 5 6 and glow plug relay My local indy has had it in today and changed all 6 plugs and the relay/controller.The car is now super...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. Have owned a BMW 318Ci with the N42 engine for about a year. Shortly after taking ownership the engine started playing up. Started ok, warmed up ok and then began to misfire / hesitate as the engine revs climb through the 1800 - 2000 rpm mark. Above that all was ok. Get OBD codes...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've read plenty stuff about curing a squeaky steering wheel involving making straw pipes and spraying lubricant onto parts of the steering column. Trouble is all guides I've read are American and perhaps the guides don't work for right hand drives. Just wondering if anyone has successfully...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Dear All, Well this has probably been covered on multiple threads.... But I shall share my experience. My conv was squeaky and noisy. Realised it was the seals on the roof for the windows. I used a sponge that was damp with some washing up liquid... Rubbed over the seals and dried with kitchen...
  5. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    My E38 has had a minor problem with the gearbox since I bought it 18000 miles ago. Sometimes it wouldn't change up automatically so I had to do it manually. The rear tyres were different makes and with different levels of wear. I changed them for a new, matched pair yesterday and the problem...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Well after getting tired of constantly turning off my EML with my cheap generic scanner following constant misfires I have now found the cause. I was getting P1341, P1345 and P1349 codes which needed constantly clearing. This was worse when cold but also started to happen at running...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, Firstly, many thanks for your help with some questions I had before regarding the very erratic behaviour of my car. It turns out the erratic idle and random poor performance was due to the throttle position sensor. My old man changed that and a couple of inlet/vacuum pipes and its fine...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, been away ages for a variety of reasons – none of which are terribly exciting. I wanted to post this because despite hundreds of Internet trawls, I didn’t find a consolidated answer to my query. My 320d has now gone and I’ve bought a 2006 (registered early 07) E61 520d. This has the...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, various power issues, last question, I think. My car is so close to being perfect, but...when it hits 3k, it slows right up, hills etc a small issue when pulling from start up hills. If I really hold it, will go over 3k, but will cough and splutter, like it's cutting turbo slightly, then...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I am sorry to bother everyone by this again but my 318is 1997 model is still overheating, we have replaced the water pump, the matrix and the radiator and the thermostat was replaced around 3 months ago however the hose conected directly to the thermostat remains cold and the other hot and...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys....my car has had this power loss problem for a while now,you know the drill...crawls to around 2500 rpm and then goes normally..and then just to really screw your head will drive perfectly normally on other occasions. Anyway I've cleaned the EGR which was virtually mint (surprising...
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