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  1. Injector seal replacement e87

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, one of my injectors decided to spring a leak today. Just wanted to know if it’s a diy job? I’ve done a bit of research but haven’t been able to find videos with my exact engine. Some people are mentioning coding the injectors, is that something I would have to do? Thanks
  2. Failed Injector Seals - DIY Job?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My local garage has diagnosed failed injector seals/leaking combustion gasses on 2 of my injectors after investigating burnt oil type smell in the cockpit. A local diesel specialist has quoted £320 + VAT minimum to remove, check, re-seat and refit injectors with new seals, but they have said the...
  3. Power steering pump DIY job?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Just turned around a corner and now I have strange sound from engine bay when steering. I was lucky enough to be near a car lot and the bloke says quite matter of factly itself the power steering pump on its last legs. Is this sound that sounds like when you blow through the lips closesd...
  4. Foglight DIY Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've got everything I need for a real shot at installing foggers on my broombroom. One big problem - every tutorial I've seen is about LHD models where the electrics conveniently route to just one side of the car - the side where all the fuses are. On my RHD E46, the wires go towards the drivers...
  5. 2004 330cd starter motor diy advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I am trying to access the starter motor to change it but am struggling to see how the starter motor will come out when i finally get the 2nd E12 torx bolt off. I am working from the top of the car, do I need to remove any coolant/air-con plumbing, glow-plug stuff, or anything else in...
  6. 320 Diesel Compact Rocker cover gasket diy

    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...
  7. Is coding AUX into an e63 a diy job

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    As per the title. Is this something that can be done using software available on eBay or is it a lot more specialist? Is there potential to mess up parameters and settings that will affect the car?? I would pay to have it done but I’m in Northern Ireland and no one seems to be able to help!!!
  8. N53 valve cover replacement DIY problem

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, so I realized that my valve cover is leaking so I got to the point where I can move it, I removed fuel lines, fuel rail, a bracket with harness held by 2 aluminum blue top bolts and the strut tower. Now when I attempt to lift out the valve cover I got injectors on my way, the...
  9. Steering Wheel Change E36 any good DIY Guide?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    About to change my steering wheel, I’m going from airbag to a non airbag wheel. Got a -95 328i Cabrio. I’m having trouble finding a well made guide for this conversion. Like, people are using 2.0ohm and 3.3ohm 0.5watt resistors for the airbag but which one is it? How do you install a...
  10. Johan & Sean's E32 DIY site is back again

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Maybe some of you have noticed, the site was down for some weeks, now it works again A special thanks to Mike Oswald, who hosts and maintains the site since many years
  11. BMW N54 2008 Engine block rebuild overhaul DIY

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am now in the process of rebuilding my engine block. Shooting videos to show the process (for those who might be interested). The long story short… Had oil leaks problem (bad, very bad). Corrected a few: - Recently changed oil filter housing seal (few months ago) - Oil cooler flange seal...
  12. e46 DIY Instrument Cluster Illumination colour change

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello everyone, I want to change my 2003 e46 320d 's Instrument Cluster illumination colour. Before I do this on my car, I bought one from ebay and now trying to set it up for operation at home. I found cluster's pinout from and applied positive +14 volt to pins 4 - 5 - 6 of...
  13. Winter protection - DIY and very proud + Pics!

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    So spent the day getting the car for the winter. Deep clean (TFR), Clay, polish using t cut colour magic, don’t normally use the t cut but car needed it. Finished off with Meguiars ultimate carnuba wax. Before and after Gloss levels I’ll be adding more layers of carnuba just so it’s got...
  14. F20 F21 116i N13 Auxiliary/Turbo coolant pump DIY.

    BMW Guides and How To's
    I couldn't find any DIYs online for this pretty common issue, so I thought I'd create one on Bimmerforums. I'm sure this guide will apply to any BMW model that uses the N13 engine setup. Right so over the past month our F20 116i has intermittently shown us a drive train fault message on the...
  15. E90 Full Service - DIY or Not?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have recently purchased an E90 with 95k and is due a full service. With all the other money I'm due to spend on it (glow plugs, stats and gearbox service), I'm wondering how difficult a full service is and what it consists of? This is purely an attempt to keep the costs down. I've never done...
  16. E92 2012 Rear Brake service - DIY or not?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, my car (330D Sport Plus) is telling me that it needs a rear brake service. I know that will mean new pads, I'm not sure whether it'll need new discs. Comes to about £350 from BMW. I'm more than capable of doing the job myself, but which brand of pads/discs should I go for and how to...
  17. 2003 E46 Headlight upgrade

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, I'm looking to upgrade my headlights to HIDs but I havn't the slightest idea on what way to do it. I've googled it and it threw up a lot of information and I just got bogged down:confused When I turn on my lights they move up and down then level out, don't know if this is relevant...
  18. Restoring power - diy tuning

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hello there, I hope I'm posting in the correct way in the appropriate section... I'm a bit duffy when comes to forums! I'm (very) new to the BMW world, I bought few months ago a BMW 320d E46 from 2001 (138pk). I love this car. I had her checked by a trusty mechanic, looks like I was lucky and...
  19. F31 DIY Screenwash bottle clean .. how easy ?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, has anyone here tackled their own removal of the wheel arch inner etc. To clean the washer bottle filter On a F30/F31 .. ? I have the dreaded blocked filters on the washer bottle and nothing coming thru to the nozzle.. I have seen guides but these tend to be for other models .... Thanks !
  20. E46 Business cassette - Aux input DIY

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello everyone My 318i touring, when I bought it in March, came with the cassette radio and cd changer in the boot without oem aux input. I fitted a Pioneer Head unit to be able to play music from a USB stick as my iPod got stolen from previous car a while back. This turned out to be less than...