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  1. Thermostat housing mating surface damage

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Thermostat housing mating surface damage/corrosion Sorry my first ever post is a question - I joined here coincidentally exactly ten years ago to the day but only finally bought a BMW a couple of months ago! 2001 E38 728i (M52 TU engine), 102000 miles. The thermostat housing was leaking, so I...
  2. Damage

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Had a bump recently and not sure how bad the damage is. Going to garage tomorrow to see what they say. Bumper damage is minimal, just light scuff marks. It’s the headlight thats been pushed in. You reckon it just needs bumper off and then headlight/bumper realigning or is something...
  3. Problem with Refurbished Alloys

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I had my alloys refurbished nearly two years ago. They were done by a reputable company and I am satisfied that they do good work. But the alloys have developed a problem. The rims of all four are showing signs of damage. Looks like corrosion and pitting. I have spoken to the company and...
  4. Buy e70 with k-can errors and water damage?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Considering to buy a 2007 e70 with k-can errors and water damage on a auction. Are what do you guys think? Is it worth it? Or is it a lost case? Car is only driven less den 100k mils. And had the engine replaced 10k ago. Are the k-can errors hard to lokalice? Did a scan on the car. Lots and...
  5. Damage Caused by Dealer

    General BMW Discussions
    OK - so I will try to keep this brief :). My F06 640d went into my local BMW Dealer for a dashboard repair, which involved removing all the dash. I collected the car just before Xmas and all seemed OK. However, very shortly after I noticed that there was a substantial scratch on the Odometer...
  6. Water damage to amp

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Just had my amp and the sub under the drivers seat replaced due to water damage. My car is a 2017 440i cabriolet. I noticed a problem last Sunday when there was a high pitched tone coming from somewhere in the car. This was accompanied by an occasional popping sound from a speaker. Later that...
  7. 2003 E46 330d possible valve damage, inlet noise, smoke, low power

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All My old 330d has done around 60,000 autobahn miles since a swirl flap problem 3 years ago, when I had a new piston in cylinder 6 and 4 new valves. Recently it started to lose power in the low revs and was smoking a fair bit under acceleration. Also had a rough idle. However, it cruises ok...
  8. Flood damage?

    Hello, on my way home this Saturday I rolled up to a deep puddle (possibly 3ft) and cars where driving though. I certainly didn't want to follow but traffic had built up behind me heavily and there was no turning point to back out. I drive through slow and everything was just fine. Drove home...
  9. E46 320CD, Body damage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello there, i have this 320CD but my concern is the rear panel, not the door or the from fender as that is a easy swap, but the rear side damage is my concern, any good bodywork placed anyone would suggest or if its even worth it?
  10. Can spilt oil damage ignition coils

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Further to my posts about my car cutting out and over reving and my garage stating that it could be my cat causing the issue they have now stated that they think oil has come into contact with a coil . They asked whether I had spilt any as they noticed that there was oil residue on the coil...
  11. Kerb damage n/s rear

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just posted this in the tyre sub-forum, but think that this is probably the correct place. I caught the near side rear wheel of my 2012 F30 328i on a high kerb in a dimly lit car park yesterday. Apart from the badly scarred alloy, it was quite a loud clout and I'm worried that maybe the...
  12. 330d polished with buffer shortly b4 slight damage

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Well i polished my car with a buffer but then shortly after as i was turning in to the school at around 5mph an old man on a mobility scooter did not stop at the end of the pavement the front of my car had already passed the drop curb he hit in to the side of the car and the metal gaurd round...
  13. Guide for checking and repairing Swirl Flap damage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anyone know if there's a guide or tutorial on checking for and repairing Swirl Flap damage. I have someone willing to assess and fix my damage but they normally only deal with petrol engines. Is there a guide or tutorial that can keep him right? Thanks in advance
  14. My E39 525D is now a Cat C. Opinions of damage needed.... (PICS INCLUDED)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My E39 525D is now a Cat C (Non Fault I may add!) and need some opinions of the damage: Nothing to see underneath, all looks alright to the eye but the upper and lower control arms are out of spec when measured I'm told. Obviously a new alloy and tyre to start with but I needed new rear...
  15. Can running without an engine cover damage paint?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As above really, started to get some fading on the bonnet of my E60 and was wondering if the heat from the engine can damage the paint on the bonnet?
  16. Could sytner bmw have caused damage to engine by replacing vanos unit etc

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi My e60 m5 has just had a new oil pan, vanos high pressure and new solinoids fitted under waranty at sytner bmw for £6853. They kept telling me it was ready then calling to say some bits had not arrived , then it needed new solinoids, then 1 solinoid didn't turn up and eventually over 3 weeks...
  17. E65 730D Sport (facelift) front bumper trim damage by hit and run

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    :mad:irked Look what someone did to my car? This happened back in November and was reported to the police. The so called driver has been 'identified' and contacted by mail, but no avail. Now I am left with a parking sensor that has dropped inside the bumper trim, and the damage as in the...
  18. Oil leak - flexi pipe damage and oil smell

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi I have a 2005 e60 530d and I've got an oil leak dripping from where the flexi pipe is and a strong smell of oil in the cabin. Need it diagnosed by a decent priced indy in Dunstable. Does anyone know one? Thanks Sent from Free App
  19. BMW E46 M47N Engine damage due to Swirl Flap dropped, need urgent advise please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi BMW forum My 320D 2002 Diesel Auto has engine 4 valves are damage in one circle. Mechanic suggested that by changing the inlet manifold and valves this should be fine. I need advice if this would be fine or not or i need to replace the whole engine. He says piston looks fine to him but i am...
  20. Bmw e61, airbag light, belt and active steering, some wire is damage!?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Bmw e61, airbag light, belt and active steering, did find some damage wires?! Hi ! On my e61 the airbag and belt light turn on at the same time when I started the car one morning. The day before I was driving some friends and no problem then, it came the day after. But when I took a quick...