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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Another bug has developed with my car, anyone experienced this? I'm having trouble starting the car when it's warm. When it's hot (up to 30 mins) it starts instantly. When it's cold (usually upwards of 2.5 hours) it starts instantly. But when it's been say for between 30 mins and 2.5...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone! I am a new member. I own a 1994 E36 318i. Lately I encountered difficulty in gear shift at E mode. The car has 2 other modes namely S and M. Even when I floor the padel the transmission won"t kick down. I need to shift to M to get the transmission back to normal. Wonder anyone got...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    For no reason the gear lever wouldn't engage drive and I found by going up and down the 'gate' 2 or 3 times it eventually went in and drove perfectly. When it was in BMW for the air bag recall I asked if they could check to see if there was any apparent reason and the techie said he thought the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title suggest, it has become more and more difficult to select reverse, first, second and sometimes third. .I have already had the transmission fluid changed which didnt fix the problem. My old E36 328i was difficult to get into reverse when cold but with this car no matter how long ive...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I need some help in terms of disgnosing a clutch problem I think... Basically I bought the car about 3-4 months ago with a slight whirring from the release bearing but thought it should be fine for a little while... Until the other day... After being in stop start traffic I noticed the...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    New to the forum so firstly hello to you all, As the title says over the last couple of weeks the car has every now and again taken 2 or 3 goes to start, its now about 50/50 whether it will start on its first go. The starter turns fine not slow or laboured just not catching, (every now and...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, Looking for a little help or guidance...I trawled through the all the forum chats, here and elsewhere but haven't found anything exactly relevant. I have a 2005 320D 6 Speed MSport that is perfect is nearly every way...thanks in part to guides from this forum or from parts supplied by...
  8. BMW Engine Conversions
    engine installation all looking good - standard bmw engine bay configuration in my classic car, other than the turbo outlet hose is a bit tight against the steering column-I have already rotated the hose as much as I can - Ideal would be to rotate the turbo slightly more `down`- current outlet...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I recently used BG 44K Power Enhancer/Engine Cleaner (http://www.bgprod.com/products/fuelair.html) in my 2004 320d Touring. Up to now there have been no problems regarding power/turbo. Could be a coincidence but since using BG 44K the turbo spools up late and with difficulty. When in the...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everybody, I'm fitting an after market kit of Angel Eyes and it all seems to be going swimmingly bar one point...they don't work! When I plug the side light into it's respective connector it lights up...ergo, everything up to that point is working... When I touch the angel eyes (through...
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