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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, just looking for some advice. I've put a deposit down on a 2.0d X3 M Sport, it's a 2017 plate and only done 15,000 miles. I know that you can have DPF problems when diesels aren't run regularly on the motorway. Would you steer clear of a low mileage diesel? This one has obviously...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have recently bourght an 06 520d m sport. Whilst filling up with diesel I noticed that it had biodiesel additive written on a red label around the fuel cap, does anyone know what it means? Iv been looking for a garage near me that sells v power or ultimate BP but no joy yet! I'll keep...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I'm new to the forum so excuse if I posted the question in wrong place or something... So the problem is when i'm driving my car and floor it from about 1.8-1.9k rpm, doesn't matter which gear ( i don't do that on 1st gear) the turbo spools up fast and starts pulling good for a 2l 100kw...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Any ideas on what to change next? It's a 2015 BMW 530D F10 (M-Sport). Curently has a racechip tune (giving it supposedly 314bhp). Matt black kidney grills. Had some minor ECU changes to settings (nothing to noticable). I always wanted to do more mods but every now and again I look at it and...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has someone been through this - I feel like I am in a very annoying massage chair that's got a bad motor. When idling, I can feel a vibration in the steering, driver seat, floor, and peddle, umm and the gear knob. When I rev the car between 80 and 120km it feels bouncy as if the wheels are not...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    When I hit 2-3revs a vibration appears right through the middle only when I'm accelerating. I've had a new clutch kit, dualmass flywheel, gearbox and its not fixed the issue. Tried the engine mount not that. Wheels are all balanced. Loosing my mind on what else to do!
  7. General BMW Discussions
    I'm a proud owner of a 63 plate F30, 320d M Sport however I would like to have your views regarding a possible new/used car (BMW why not). I'm struggling wherever I should go either petrol or diesel this time as my annual mileage is not likely to go over 9k. My driving profile is quite awkward...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi- 320d N47 is haemorrhaging diesel from under the engine bay when engine running. First noticed a bit of a whistle when turning engine off after it had ran for a while. Then I noticed loads of diesel pouring out from underneath the engine. Any ideas if the two are likely to be related??
  9. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, I'm thinking about buying a BMW 5 series but wondering whether to buy a petrol or diesel? I don't daily drive long distances but we do travel long at least once a month for places. Please, could you give me some ideas which one to look at?
  10. Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I own a BMW 520d 08 LCI but with the M47N2 engine. Looking forward to getting to know the community!!
  11. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello. For some time I have had a dream, I call it the E38 dream. The dream is a late E38 M Sport with the engine from an E39 530d. I have recently purchased a nice dark blue 2001 ‘51’ plate 728i M Sport with black leather and a 2001 ‘51’ plate 530d. Production age is only 2 months apart...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2006 diesel E91 320d which suddenly started running rough, then wouldn't start. It has a fault code 3EC1 showing. I have seen videos of the camshaft sensor being removed on the petrol engines but can't find the sensor on my diesel engine. Does anyone know where it is located?
  13. BFuk Open Topic
    Just finishing my first tank of Tesco diesel in my 640d GC and wondered if it was worth the extra £4 a fill to use a premium performance diesel from a branded station rather than the supermarket. Thoughts please would be welcomed on the pros and cons
  14. Introductions
    Just tried to fill up after car laid up for 6 months, and when pump nozzle put into filler and trigger pressed, diesel flooded back out of the filler tube
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all My rocker cover is leaking oil, and I've been looking for a diy guide/video to replace it. I've been through scores of YouTube video, but all of the diy guide are for petrol cars. I will appreciate your guidance expertise to assist me in getting this task completed. It's the m47n...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I've got a 318tds, and I believe the timing chain is making noise. Here is a video to show the sound is coming from the lower front half of the motor. https://youtu.be/oN6I_R34kQs I've tried to pull on the chain through the oil filler cap, and it seems nice and tight on the cam sprocket...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, as well as my 2013 520d, I own 3 Rover P6 V8s. My father in law had carried out a lot of work on his one prior to his death. As I had two many cars at the time I gave the car to someone else with the promise it would be put back on the road, which it was briefly until it was raided for...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Finally I made it here, very slow site, could make a cup of tea while each page loads. Anyway I have been dump on by my son who’s walked away and left me with this car and loads of faults. Car has been looked after, abused would be the right word. I took it to my mechanic who reluctantly agreed...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    hi, new here i'm looking to fit a 2.0 diesel engine and (manual) gearbox from a 320d into my Reliant Scimitar, it currently has a 3.0V6 ford essex engine which is ok (sounds nice) but not very economical for a daily driver, i'm not after mega power 150bhp ish would be enough coupled with...
  20. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi Im considering buying a 530 diesel (year 2000) here in Morocco where i live and wanted to get some views from anyone who had some 'watch out for' tips. the one i've kicked the tyres of seems to have a good engine but has a number of repair issues. I noticed that when engine is hot, when you...
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