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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My E46 325i is losing somewhere in the region of a litre of oil every two months or so. A couple of years ago I replaced the oil filter housing gasket, as there was oil around that side of the engine block. And that seemed to make an improvement. It was still losing oil however, and I think it...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
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  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I recently purchased a BMW 320D 2008. I got the car at a cheep price but it came with some problems. The Mileage is 175,000. When I purchased the car it had black smoke coming out the exhaust upon acceleration and was a little...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys/girls, Was wondering if anyone could share their thoughts before i start to delve deeper into whats wrong with my car, a 1998 136hp e46 320d (i believe this model actually didn't have the 'swirl flaps'). A few weeks back i started noticing loss of power on boost and a clunking sound...
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Chaps, Appreciate any help. Is there anything you think that might be causing the following issue, hopefully something I can sort myself: My X5 4.4i 2000 plate a good few months back just one day didn't want to change gear if you put the foot right down (engine properly warmed before doing...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    i have started a thread specifically for this as i would really like to fix it. 2006 e90 320d bmw manual gearbox, anyway the ABS orange light has appeared on the middle dash beside the clocks and it beeps every wee while, also the flat tyre sign comes up in red, however i have 19" m3 wheels...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hello I am hoping for some help to diagnose a NEW problem I have with my 2005 X3 2.0D 4WD (E83). When I put the engine under load it appears to choke with a jump on the rev counter. It sits steady fine, just a kick under acceleration. Is there anything obvious to look for that may be a common...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I posted something similar a while back but will be slightly more specific this time. When left to idle my car will start to smoke a lot, when I eventually pull off a ploom of white/grey smoke will come out then it will clear. no smoke in normal driving, only when left to idle. my thoughts are...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Okay guys, super weird one here, my old engine (m52B28) started running rough (and i mean rough) revving slow and sounded like it was running on 3 cylinders. Here is a short video, So we changed the the Crank, cam lamba sensors and the maf but it got worse and then eventually it dropped a valve...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I've been lurking the forum for a while in the hope of finding someone that has resolved a similar issue. I didn't really want to post as I imagine loads of people make accounts just to beg for knowledge and then disappear forever, but I don't really have anyone else to ask. The car...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hey, my name is Marcos and I live in Brazil, this is my first post, sorry for my bad english! my car is making an strange noise, coming from the front of valve cover, I think it can be the vanos but I'm not 100% sure in the idle I dont have any noise but when I rev the engine to ~3000 rpm the...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi , i hope someone can help with this I recently removed the boot lining to work on the rear wiper motor on a E46 tourer. I disconnected the boot light but didnt touch any other wires. Now when I turn on the ignition I get a car symbol (the same one which tells me a door is open) but with two...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi! I have bmw x5 e53 m57 3.0d 2003 model. It was blowing out much white smoke, engine was full of diesel. Drained it empty and it came over 20liters oil-diesel mix. Then i was filling right measure of new oil and tried that is the engine going around and it did. I was reading that it can be...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I cant seem to work out where this coolant leak is coming from.. everytime i drive it appears to spit some.. It seems to be fairly focused towards one point (which looks like its running down onto the fan?)
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Wasn't working when I bought it, but car runs fine otherwise. Nothing happening at 2.5k revs or higher, no noise, no smoke, inlet pipe doesn't expand, so no turbo. Pulled off the inlet hose, it's clean, turbo spins freely with your finger and vanes seem to be ok. All the pipes seem to be...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I have a BMW X3 3.0i Automatic (2005) which I got converted to LPG by a recognized/recommended LPG convertor. Have had nothing but compliments from any engineer who looks under the bonnet as to what a high quality conversion was done (including an AA guy who gushed over it!). It's about 3...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    A big hello to everyone on here, I'm a new member, and this is my first BMW. Right, a little explaination, bought a 1998 E36 323i a few weeks ago. Car seemed OK, had a couple of issues that have now been corrected. The main issue is the ABS, and ASC dash lights have been on permanently since...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all hoping someone can help me, for the last 4 months or so very infrequently my car has developed a short lived problem, sometimes it starts fine but then feels like somebodys taken 1.8 of the 2.2 litre engine as it just barely moves when i accelerate, also this is sometimes happening if it...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hy everyone! I'm new here and I post here thinking that someone could help me with some infos. I have a BMW E39 520D with a Thermo Top Z/C-D WEBASTO as standard. I want to know if the PCB or entirely Webasto could be started without KBUS's car. I want to test my heater away from car, somewhere...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, this is my first post and I really hope I can get some advice on this one........... 2004 320cd M Sport - 121K miles I have owned the above car for over 6 years now and I have put the majority of the miles on it over a 3 1/2-four year period, my wife has been driving it for the past...
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