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  1. Can not get a diagnosis anywhere!!!!!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys, im getting a horrible sound coming from somewhere under the bonnet of my 2010 320d msport 72000 miles and im getting mixed messages from verious mechanics. When im driving around im getting a whilstle/screetch and the sound is amplified when driving past parked cars and when i go over...
  2. E46 getting through oil - is it all over?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I am new to the forum, signing up because i'm at my wits' end and following the advice of my brother who says he has used these forums countless times in the past for help with his old e36. I would really appreciate any advice you guys can offer about an ongoing problem i'm having with...
  3. 318D E90 2010 hunting issue

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I have been trying to diagnose a fault on my BMW for a long time now and have had little to no luck. The engine hunts/revs by itself and causes lots of white/blue smoke to come out of the exhausts. This problem is not consistent, sometimes it does this and sometimes it does not. The car...
  4. Rac diagnosis

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Well following on from my previous post increased emmisions come on, cars been running rough lots of flat spots reduces power etc The RAC have just been out and unlike my little cheap generic scanner his only come up with GLOW PLUG CYLINDER 2, Am i safe to say i only need to replace this for...
  5. 320CI Convertible roof wouldnt close - diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just thought i would share my experience with the issue with my convertible roof not working. Two weeks ago when we went to close the hood it did about a third of the travel and then stopped, i did manage to move it back towards open slightly but then it completely became unresponsive...
  6. ISTA/D Diagnosis of HPFP or LPFP failure

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello friends, Is there a guide or can anybody help me diagnose the fuel system using ISTA? The car won't rev up more than 2000 rpm. It shows the following errors: 29F3 - Fuel Low Pressure Sensor Electric 2A2D Fuel Low pressure, fuel pressure 2AAF Fuel pump, plausability Engine: N43B20...
  7. Heater fault - very difficult but successful diagnosis.

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Just rectified a heater fault that I thought would be a really easy fix. Other garages have tried unsuccessfully to rectify it. Simple at first I thought, car heater does not work when stationary in traffic but blows warm when driving. Very simple I thought, electric heater pump failure...
  8. 325ci 2002 diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    This is what my diagnostic reader is detecting has anyone else had these and know what they mean did how I can fix them?
  9. DIS Error 200.13 Diagnosis Bus Error -

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I recently started getting Error 200.13 - Diagnosis Bus Error when trying to use DIS No data could be determined from the vehicle. Auto identification was terminated. Any ideas on what may be the problem? Thanks
  10. Roof paintwork issues - Diagnosis

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, Just preparing to sell my 330i and have noticed a lot of strange marks on the roof, kind of looks like a sponge has been left in the middle of the roof and streaks come from it across the rest of the roof. Got a pretty good feeling this is when my partner had it cleaned in Tesco car park...
  11. Garage Liability for wrong diagnosis?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. I have been having a bit of a saga with an intermittent hot starting problem on my E46 330d which culminated with it not starting at all. Local garage recommended by a friend(in rural France) turned out within the hour & took it away. They identified it was the fuel pump under the...
  12. e46 325 01 - help in diagnosis

    General BMW Discussions
    I would appreciate help in making a start to diagnose an oil consumption and smoke issue. Please view the video below and advise what the smoke could be related to and what colour you think it may be. Thanks.
  13. Looking for a 2006 520d - Errors after diagnosis

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, First of all I do apologize for my English. I'm about to buy a 2006 520d (only one previous owner), with 108.000km (all revisions stamped in BMW service). I know the car since the owner bought it and it's accident free. I'm 100% sure. The only issue with the car is that the idle is not...
  14. E90 Oil sensor circuit fault diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My oil CBS wont reset. I have replaced the oil condition sensor as this is said to be a common cause, but this did not work. DIS says check for a wiring issue in the circuit. Has anyone done this and can give me some guidance? OR does anyone know if you can code out the sensor? My car has...
  15. 2005 E91, Next to no Radio Reception - Diagnosis Help Please

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Evening ... The latest issue with my 330D E91 is now a huge lack of Radio reception both FM & AM ... Infact i can only just get one Local FM station which is preset & that drifts in & out but is very faint .... Now i have read about the water entry in the diversity unit so took the spoiler...
  16. 2003 e46 turbo diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Folks,was wondering is turbo on way out,boosting fine just notice as release throttle from 3k say you can hear turbo slightly woo down or whine down,I'm not sure is this totally normal or is it related to vaccum hoses rather than turbo bearing internals?any help appreciated?
  17. DPF monitoring and Diagnosis in DIS

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have had issues with my DPF since my remap on my 2008 335d at the end of May which I have resolved with much help from DIS. I got it for registering my battery and have used it on a few things, but mainly to diagnose the issue with my DPF. So I thought I would pass on what I have learnt. 1...
  18. 2004 E46 320d - Faulty Injector Diagnosis & Leak Back Test

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, what was an intermittent problem with my car has now turned permanent and I need to sort it. Intermittently, the car would develop what is best described as a misfire, this was typically after a long run where the engine was nice and hot but it would usually clear itself either after a few...
  19. Lumpy cold running BMW 330d E92 - diagnosis required please

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi. My first post will be a long one. Sorry. I have an E92 330d 2007 with the M57 engine and have had it a year putting 21k onto the clock now standing at 124k. Everything was running really smooth but it came up for the major service and I took it to a Dealership. This included changing the...
  20. Reverse Parking Sensors / Self diagnosis and the correct tools

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I currently have a 2002 318i saloon, the reverse parking sensors give off the 5 second warning when selecting reverse gear. I have replaced two sensors that weren't clicking and I still get the same warning noise despite the fact that all the sensors are now clicking. I have had a...