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  1. Driving without alternator running

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm just wondering how far could I have driven my 2008, E90, 320D last week, after my crank pulley failed? No damage was done but, as I did not have the knowledge, and, with electric steering, I chickened out and got recovered. Could I have driven the 20 miles home on the battery (it was...
  2. Driving Other Cars On My Policy?

    Car Insurance Discussion
    My insurance allows me to drive other cars 3rd party only I checked the policy as this is not always the case My niece is looking to by her first car at the weekend - we'll tax it at point of purchase - can I then drive it home on my policy WITHOUT there being any other insurance on the car...
  3. 2002 E46 330i - Overheating after 30 min of driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! After a coolant expansion tank burst, engine got really hot before I was able to pull over. (OBD2 logger claimed 143C degrees) Tank has been swapped, coolant refilled and 100% free of air. Now it runs great, stable at middle of temp gauge (~80C I believe?) in dash, for about 30 minutes...
  4. Drivetrain warning driving me mad!!!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. I’ve regularly used this forum for information & advice in the past but have only recently joined. I have a 2015 (65 plate) F30 BMW 335d saloon. I have owned the car since January 2019 and it has covered 38k miles. During the last few months a warning has been appearing on the dash...
  5. E90 Passenger door leak is driving me crazy! Vapor Barrier = failed fix!?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey Guys, Basically about a year ago my 2007 E90 320D starting leaking from the passenger front door, and making the foot-well soaking wet! Everything I have tried has not worked, and i continues to leak, and honestly it's driving me CRAZY! It's currently chucking it down with rain, and I can't...
  6. Children driving 600 miles - good effort!

    BFuk Open Topic
    https://news.sky.com/story/australian-children-caught-by-police-after-driving-600-miles-on-suv-11763339
  7. Are autonomous vehicles going to replace conventional driving?

    General BMW Discussions
    Folks, I am doing a research on autonomous driving and its social impact and I'd love to hear/read what you think. Is it going to replace traditional driving and how is it going to be regulated? What about driving for pleasure, are we going to have to use virtual environments for this? If you've...
  8. DPF regeneration - rural driving and EcoPro mode

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I recently bought a BMW diesel and I'm curious about DPF regeneration, never having had it in a car before. I realise it's a question that crops up quite a lot and I have done some googling but I seem to have found everything from "You can't miss it - as soon as it starts you should rev its nuts...
  9. e60 is driving me quackers

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    e60 530d 2006 started quacking so bought a eBay special pressure converter and fitted it , I now get a slight hesitation then a p0401 code so removed and cleaned the egr valve but still getting the code. its all gone wrong after fitting the replacement valve ,I have now ordered the pierburg...
  10. BMW n42 dies when driving

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a BMW e46 316i with the horrible n42 engine. A while ago the engine died while driving, but started right back up when I pulled over. This happened again today, this time the engine didnt start back up, just cranked. I tried starting it again after 30 minutes and it started right up, but...
  11. New key making doors locked when driving

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I recently got a new key for my 2003 e60 520i, and when I drive it with the new key it now automatically locks the car as soon as I start driving, then unlocks when I turn the engine off. No idea what is causing this. If I unlock the car using the dash button when driving, it will...
  12. 120i P0012 driving me crazy

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    The wife has a 2008 120i, it has been running fine until a couple of months ago she loaned it to her son to take away for the weekend. We are in Auckland and there is an island out in the Hauraki Gulf, so it was literally a drive to the ferry terminal, a few kms, then a few kms at the other end...
  13. 2017 335d xdrive - multiple impossible faults after week of not driving (including convertible fault for a saloon!)

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi - hoping someone can help... I haven’t driven my 335d for about a week. When I last drove it, there were no issues or warning lights at all and all servicing was up to date. When I turned on ingnition this evening after a week, I got multiple warnings etc and the dashboard showed all the...
  14. Driving with a ‘quacking’ ERG Pressure Converter on LCI 535d?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a ‘58 LCI 535d, and it makes a light 'quacking' noise when you lightly blip the throttle (check video). After some research, it seems like the EGR Pressure Converter needs to be changed (however some videos show that as a regular sound at idle and not related to the throttle)...
  15. Coolant issues driving me up the wall

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    A few years ago when I replaced the water pump, did job, filled and bleed and that was it but not now, after replacing the expansion tank a few weeks back all was well apart from level sensor didn’t work, permanently on, so when radiator started to leak everywhere, I replaced both expansion tank...
  16. 2017 F30 340i - LED Headlight Adjustment for driving in Europe

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Is there anyway that I can easily adjust my LED headlights so that I can drive in Europe without putting stickers on the lenses? Thanks and all the best
  17. Tailgated for driving a BMW?

    General BMW Discussions
    Does anyone else feel they get unwanted attention just for driving a BMW? I swear whenever I go out in my 1 series, I always seem to have someone get up my arse in some pretty bog standard cheap car. Never seems to be from people in comparatively nice cars (apart from some mk7 gti’s) but the...
  18. Anti trap warning driving me insane

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Morning all, this is my first post, I have owned my 2007 e91 (78k) for just over a year and for the first 6 months I absolutely loved it, but since then it has become the bane of my life, firstly the rear window wiper motor failed (no biggie) then the rocker cover gasket needed doing (again no...
  19. X3 driving me insane!!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys. My girlfriends car is literally driving us insane. The engine management light came on around a year ago. Since then it has been into the BMW main dealers who couldn't find any fault. They reset it and a couple of days later it came back on. We have repeated this process with 3...
  20. rear wheels braking when driving

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi guys. i searched on internet and i couldn't find a solution to my problem. i have a f10 2010 2.0,i replaced the rear disks and brake pads and i did more than 2000 miles with the car. at first, the parking brake was getting stuck when the car was parked over night. it was happening like, after...
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