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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone - my first post as I am thinking about buying a 635d or maybe a 640d I have been through as many of the reviews on the internet that I can find and also looked at the Utube vids I am retired and this will be my "hobby car" - but I would still expect to do 8,000 to 12,000 miles a...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So my timing chain has become rattly after 125,000 miles on my three series diesel. So question is it's been rattly for about 20,000 miles. Is it worth the risk or do I sell it? Thinking of upgrading to a 2.5 diesel five series? Is this engine any more robust than the N47 in my 2010 model? Help...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    I'm in a position where I'm having to sell my current car. I'll be trading in my Discovery 4 and will be going for a 5 series. I'm doing this as the wife was made redundant last year and I need something cheaper to run. Due to having high milage and can't afford to put much down on another car I...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    We have a 3 series (2015) and were thinking of getting an X3 which would be our first SUV. Just wanted to hear from other people who have made the jump from family saloon to Mid Size SUV and what were their thoughts ? What is the the everyday drive / parking / practicality by comparison. Did...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, newbie first post. I'm looking to buy tomorrow or latest on Wednseday. I'm looking at 335i M GT and 535d M GT, both 2015 model with 10k miles and same price. I'm leaning towards 3GT at the moment because the new headlight, longer life cycle and the petrol engine (sounds way better IMO)...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I am looking into a 520d, and I understand pre 2007 engines (M47) were less prone to timing chain wear/snapping, but had various other electrical/mechanical problems, however 2007-2009 ish was overall a better engine (N47), more reliable etc, however prone to a horrendous repair bill if...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, New to the forum so hopefully this is in the right place and everything. Basically, I'm 20 years old and have been driving for 3 years. I've owned a E81 118i M Sport for the last year but am now looking for something with a little more power! Budget is around £6.5k or whatever I can...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All Many thanks first off all for your help in advance. I have a 320d at the moment which 58 plate and my turbo charger is gone 2 days ago. I was quoted around 2 grand to fix this. Then mechanic said my clutch and dmf like to be gone soon as it judders a lot... And a few others problems...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Currently driving an Audi TT V6 3.2 and have been looking at 330i M Sport 57 plate, full BMW service history 49K miles with all the toys and immaculate inside and out. I know they are different styles of cars so not trying to compare as such, I do a 40 mile round trip commute daily on a mixed...
  10. Introductions
    Hi all, thought I would join a forum as I know nothing about cars and have a few things in mind to do to my motor. iPod integration Xenon lights New alloys But I may need to save a tad, :( Let the fun commence :D
  11. General BMW Discussions
    I'm looking at buying a 320d compact, Its on 160,000 miles its up for £1999 at first i didnt want to look at the advert becuase of the milage but i thought i'd give it a look. On the advert it says that the turbo has recently been replaced with reciepts to prove work, it has full service history...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi! I've been reading the forum and generally researching the net to help me decide which BM i want. I know some of the features i really want and know which id like if possible. I just keep changing my mind on the car. I'm considering 320,325,330,335 in either coupe or saloon. Just through...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    Guys i have just sold my Bm, an looking to buy another one, but cant make my mind up on which of the 2 to buy. The 2 cars is an e92 coupe (alpine white or black) OR a 630ci Both in M sport, an i was a bit scared of the mpg of the 630ci but there isnt much difference between it and a e92 325i...
  14. Motech Performance Shop
    Hey guys I am looking into buying a performance chip or remap this week for my 2003 e46 BMW 318D ( 116 bhp ) ( 280 NM ) I have been doing my research everywhere and the best result I found for a tuning chip will be this site https://www.tuningkit.de/tuningkit-c...18d-328-r.html Is this a good...
  15. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hey guys I am looking into buying a performance chip or remap this week for my 2003 e46 BMW 318D ( 116 bhp ) ( 280 NM ) I have been doing my research everywhere and the best result I found for a tuning chip will be this site https://www.tuningkit.de/tuningkit-c...18d-328-r.html Is this a good...
  16. Bwchiptune Shop
    Hey guys I am looking into buying a performance chip or remap this week for my 2003 e46 BMW 318D ( 116 bhp ) ( 280 NM ) I have been doing my research everywhere and the best result I found for a tuning chip will be this site...
  17. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Just need some help as ive got mixed comments from friends over which i should do, so thought id see what u guys think. Had a quote from a painter who's very quite at the mo and said he'd do everything apart from the roof for £800 inc extra laquer. Theres little bits on many of the panels so...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Alrite people, Long time no pseak to some of you.:hihi We are looking into another car and liking the idea of a coupe 3 series e46 probably diesel. (i want m3 but suzy dont):mad just hoping for some ideas / advice on what to look out for and/or if anyone knows of anything decent. Looking to...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Well as the title suggests, today I had to make a tough decision, whilst my road going BMW MINI Clubman Cooper S was again in the BMW workshop, waiting for the technicians to diagnose the rhythmic rapping noise from my engine, I sat in a 135i M sport coupe, and after a few questions to the...
  20. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi guys, I blew 1 or 2 head gaskets on my E32 750i. with much stress and rounded bolts we decided it wasn't possible to change the gasket whilst in situe in the engine bay. So I bought another one as a donor car and started an engine swap. The stage i've got to now is on the broken engine I...
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