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  1. 2004 e46 316ti, rough idle and difficult hot start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, My name is Sergei and i live in Holland. I recently bought a e46 316ti compact. After a few weeks i noticed the following syptoms: - Car idled rough, like it's got a big aggressive cam. Nice and steady at 700ish rpm, but rumbling. - Hot starting is horrible, there is some serious...
  2. Sat Nav Dull Colours, Difficult to Read?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, need some advice on the colour scheme showing on my SatNav. 2008 E92, Pro-satnav, 2018-2 maps. The colours of the roads etc are lightish grey on a grey/blueish background and not that easy to see. Does anyone know whether these colours are set or whether they can be changed to colours...
  3. Fuel filter difficult?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So my 320d has gone 30k and 2 years so time for a fuel filter change apparently. How difficult is this? Do i need to bleed the fuel system? How do you do that?
  4. 2000, E39, 530d, difficult starting when hot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi My 530d will turn over on the starter and struggles to fire up or won't fire up only when hot with less than half a tank. It runs well normally, starts ok always when cold but will shut down during hard acceleration but will start straight away. Error codes initially were: 1). 1E25...
  5. 2007 E87 118d - Blue smoke, difficult start when cold only and slight shake when first start

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi everyone, I have 2007 118d Auto 150k miles that has recently started to give off blue smoke on cold start. The ignition was a little hesitant when cold and the car would shake a little when started ( the rpm moves about a little). All of these symptoms go away when the car has warmed up...
  6. Just how difficult is changing a front brake calliper (if your a noob)?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My lovely E46 has turned in to a money pit the last 8 months, with literally something going wrong every month and i'm running out of cash to throw at it. This month its the turn of the front driver side brake caliper (actually the 2 front Harmon Kardon mid ranges also disintegrated and...
  7. Rear right spring may have gone if something how difficult to replace how long today do and how much?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per title Bmw 320 ci coupe 2002 e46
  8. help e36, 323i difficult start, no start.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a problem with my e36 323i 1998. I'm at a loss and hope someone might be able to help. Its a 2.5 m52t with ms41.0 dme. It basically starts with great difficulty, and sometimes not at all. The only fault that keeps coming up is a cam position sensor. Things that I replaced cam and crank...
  9. 20% Rear tint - How difficult is it to see at night?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hey guys, I have been looking at getting a 20%/35% rear tint and keeping my fronts with no tint (still debating with this looks good from an aesthetic point of view). In my opinion, the 20% looks a lot better than the 35%, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me how difficult it is to see...
  10. 1990 E30 316i Auto,Rough idle and difficult starting,after going thro' engine believe to be electrical fault .

    I brought this E30 316i it was difficuct to start but body was sound. Sometimes starts OK but lumpy idle. Believe now it must be electrical fault as it is just the same as before I did a lot of work on the engine, as reset service lights but still come on occasionally, and econometer on dash has...
  11. How difficult to remove turbo actuator from e46 330d (2005) model?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, Having a bad time with my e46, it's developed an intermittent loss of acceleration (feels like turbo not kicking in every now and again). Took it to my bmw indy and he said it's a problem with the electronic turbo actuator and i'll need to stump up around 1400 uk pounds :-( I asked...
  12. Timing chain replacement - is it difficult?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The timing chain on my 2007 320i has jumped and the car will not start. Is it difficult to replace and do I need any specialist tools to do the job or reset the timing?
  13. Difficult gear selection on '01 330d 5 speed manual touring

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, New to the forum, managed to pick up a reasonably priced 2001 330d se touring. Obviously a few minor niggles with a 117k mile 13yr old vehicle but what's spoiling an otherwise nice car is the gear shift. It's the 184bhp model with a 5 speed manual box, when shifting from second it's hit &...
  14. Difficult changing entire audio system in a E46 Convertible ??

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    My cd changer, sat nav and radio/amp got flooded. Each part is too expensive 150 for sat nav, 100 for a changer and 100 for the amp. Id rather just change to an aftermarket touch screen front head-unit, with a built in sat nav. isit easy to change as i heard the wiring for the convertibles is...
  15. E36 2.5 TDS Difficult To Get Into Gear After Clutch Change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I recently changed the clutch on my 2.5TDS manual saloon. Once we reassembled the car, it was very difficult to get it into gear and you could feel the car being pushed forward when selecting first. It felt like the clutch was not being engaged fully, so I replaced the clutch fork, the...
  16. 1995 e36 318is difficult to start when cold

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi and i'm very happy to be a new member of this forum. i have recently brought a 1995 318is right hand drive manual box. when cold its a real pig to start sometimes there is like popping noice coming from the exhaust, once warmed up runs like a dream. i have put new plugs, checked hoses for...
  17. 325i difficult start ........

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here so i hope ive placed this in the correct place. Right, i have recently purchased a 325ci convertible. Drove it home and around that night, no issues, no warning lights, engine magement lights etc. Come to start it in the morning and it was having...
  18. Very difficult morning start - any ideas?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, Our car has developed another problem over the last 4-5days. It basically is very difficult to start in the mornings - we have to keep turning it over for 30-40 seconds before it fires up - its the fine for the rest of the day (although it turns over a few times before starting - its...
  19. 2006 E90 320d - Difficult Gear Selection

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    can anyone suggest a possible cause why it is quite difficult to select reverse on my 2006 320d manual, i,ve only had the car for 3 weeks and was wondering if anybody else experiences similar problems, also all other gear selections need to be quite forcefull, it makes no difference if i pump...
  20. 1997 E39 523i difficult to re-fuel

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Been having this problem since i got my car but it's really starting to peeve me, filled the tank up today and it took forever! The problem is when i put the fuel nozzle in if i squeeze the trigger it immediately cuts out, having tried filling up at numerous stations its definetly a...