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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can it be done without removing splash guard completely, ie unbolt the front bit Just got replacement expansion tank and thermostat and need to drain system before refilling , weather is crap so don’t want to faff taking off splash guard completely, has anyone done this? Sent from my iPhone...
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys, Getting a xdrive 2.0D 2008 x3. It’s due it’s mot I know the cluster is going to be a pain to replace due to getting into it more than the part cost itself. I already know there’s an issue with having to top up the coolant and wondered what possibilities it’s likely to be if others...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Since owning my e46 the remote has never been able to lock the car After extensive research over past 6 months I can rule out the GM5. I bought another Diversity Module and replaced it no luck still wont work I have borrowed a friends spare key to rule mine out still no joys I then got the...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello. Sorry for my bad English. I have 2003/07 530D E60. Battery Overnight draining battery. I replaced 2 times with new battery. But same. Locking doors and after 50-60 minutes keeps off lamp on transmission box. When this light off , every minute some things buzzing. I think it's Leak...
  5. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Anyone else have this? I can't find a drain hole Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi I have probably done around 9 or 10 oil changes on my car within 80000 miles (I change oil every 7-8000 miles) But I have only ever used the pump method by sticking the tube down the dip-stick hole while the oil is hot and sucking it all out (5.5 liters). When the tube is pushed down the...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have a issue that when I start the car in the morning its taking time to build up oil pressure, we are't talking minutes, but about 4-6 seconds. im assuming that all the oil has drained back to the sump and it has to build it up again, its only when its been sitting for a good period...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hiya's, Bit of a curveball here ..................... I havd been suffering random battery draining, needed a new battery so got one, still had random draining Used to work at lucas so knew most about alt etc so these checked fine n dandy Now one thing from day 1 of owning the car...
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all since having a new alternator fitted within a day or so my battery is flat. After a jump start off she goes but within a day or so flat again. Battery is six months old. My local garage has had the car over the last couple of weeks investigating this problem they told me they had found a...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, I recently purchased a 2005 330cd convertible, battery was fine when I received it, I had the BM54 upgraded, added a 12" sub and fitted an ipod cable to the sat nav. Now after 2 days of sitting there the battery on the car goes totally flat, and I mean totally. Any ideas on what could...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, My 328 currently has no thermostat. I want to fit one as it takes a year to warm up, obviously. I'm wondering whether it's possible to replace the thermostat without draining all the coolant. The car has a fairly new water pump fitted by the previous owner so I'm guessing he would have...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My old man just filled his 02 plate 330d to the brim... Then decided the day after to trade it in so it goes on Tuesday morning but still has a full tank he was wondering if there was any way of draining the tank to store the diesel for his new car as it's about £80 of diesel the garage will...
  13. Introductions
    I'm new to this forum but I'm sure I'll be back again as we have three BMWs in the household (as well as the 530d Touring I have an S-reg 328i Touring, and a V-reg M Coupe). Just recently something has started draining the battery on my W-reg 530d Touring. The radio used to switch off with the...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi. My car can be parked for over 10 days and starts with no problem but.... every time its parked with open doors or open hood the battery goes completely flat within few hours.(I cant open hood for longer than 4 hours). Car makes weird noises while is off... like printer heheheh. I read...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, new to the forum, wish I had come here earlier, full of information! Got a small fault with my car. When I turn the ignition on, the heaters always kick in on low, i can turn them off, but if I turn the car off and start it the next time, they come back on again. This is very annoying...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Started getting this issue so here's the score , battery died on me over night had it jump started and used it the rest of the day it lasted about 6 days then in the space of 8 hrs it dies again it was showing 11.5v when I took it out , left it to charge over night and it read 12.9v went to work...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Hi people, My bmw 318is battery died all of a sudden after coming back to it after work, at first i thought it was just dead as a old battery so i got a bigger 72ah battery from a scrappy and the car was fine, 2 days later it died again. Called the breakdown twice to test the alternator but the...
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    My 2002 530i started draining its battery. I then noticed that when it was very cold, I could see two demisted circles, near the dash towards the centre of the windscreen. Others reporting similar symptoms concluded that it must be the hedgehog. So, I replaced my hedgehog on the 19th of last...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As in title when the car has been locked the electric mirrors keep operating back & forth / up & down,this has happened in the past when car is in motion,cannot stop same and eventually drains battery,anybody have any ideas of fault or remedy.
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I was wondering if it's harmful when you drain the coolant when the motor is hot after a ride. Because someone told me, when I was busing with draining the coolant with a hot engine. My question is why it's harmful? Draining coolant with hot engine?
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