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  1. mounting point failed due to corrosion

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi has anyone ever came across a failing mount point? One of the The plastic blocks started to push into the sill underneath. Is this something fixable or is this the end of the car's life? i doubt it would pass MOT in 3 months like this.
  2. Service Due?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    My 2014 M6 is now just a few tens of miles short of 30K. I thought the engine oil and filter ought to be changed at that mileage, but my local BMW approved garage says oil change and filter is not due yet under the BMW (5yr) Service Plan. So I assume they no longer go on mileage...? For the...
  3. Failed mot due to excessive smoke please help code 2a88

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m close to defeat here guys so any help is very much appreciated, il start from the beginning so please bare with me. And sorry in advance. I bought a e90 2005 n46 320i that had a broken chain guide which put the timing out. So set about replacing this and removing the sump to recover the...
  4. Mechanic claims turbo failure is due to swirl flaps removal!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi! I just had a total turbo failure on my 2006 320d. Loud bang, and black smoke. A couple of years ago i did a swirl flap delete on this car. Now, the mechanic claims that this is why i had the turbo failure, and it had to do with turbo pressure fully open :confused I dont believe it, but i...
  5. This big E9x recall due to electric power loss risk...

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I know there are around 300k cars recalled in the UK, much MUCH less on the continent. According to my local BMW, my E91's VIN is not in the range of cars affected, however the build date is spot on and (which is much worse) the actual fault happened to me. Obviously BMW does not recognize my...
  6. E46 318i Manual 2004 Undriveable due to hesitation/dies U0103

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone, First I will tell you what I have done and my thought process. Bought this car for my son with running issues, drives with MAF disconnected. New Oil and Filter New Fuel Filter (made a difference ) New CCV and hoses (were gunked up) made a huge difference Tried a used VVC Solenoid...
  7. Help - CBS unclear, do I have a service due? [F21]

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, thanks in advance for reading this and any help you can provide. Sorry if I'm asking a really dumb question! I have read up about CBS and especially this thread here LINK I'm just not clear whether my car has a service due. Last service at 9500 miles, current mileage 19500 miles = I would...
  8. X5 Stop Engine Oil Pressure!/Flickering oil lamp (Could it be due to faulty AUX fan ?)

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    My 2001 E53 X5 3.0d gives me the dreaded "Stop! Engine Oil Pressure" warning and flickering Oil warning light. It does it once the engine reaches normal operating temperature (usually after 15-20 minutes driving) and is worse on hot days. In winter it hardly does it. It mostly does it when...
  9. Cooling System Overhaul... fitting a new radiator due to leak.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi... I have a slow coolant leak which I think is the common radiator bowing problem. I am looking at replacing it with a nissens one. While they are at it is it worth considering also a cooling system overhaul what other parts ? My car is a 2002 330ci sport auto convertible with 92K miles...
  10. 1 series E87 parasitic battery drain due to CAS unit?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi new to this forum so bear with me. I have a 4 amp parasitic drain on my 1 series battery. I have been doing an LED change on my instrument cluster, radio etc and seem to have caused an issue probably from forgetting to disconnect the battery negative on the last part of the modification...
  11. When's my service due

    General BMW Discussions
    I rang a BMW specialist garage to book the car in for a service and she told me that the car will tell me when the service needs doing. This is fine . The car has done 9k and was seviced just over a year ago but the car idive says July 2017! Here's what I don't understand , I can click on that...
  12. E90 320i loss of all power due to electrical issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys Please help me! I've got a e90, 320i M Sport saloon and it's ready to be driven off a cliff. The problem..... Occasional Electrical cut off of the engine, every single part of it including abs, power steering, lights, the engine....EVERYTHING Using the key fob to lock it will set the...
  13. Clicking sound due to catalytic converter

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi lovely people, I have recently replaced my bmw 2006 320i e90 catalytic converter, I have noticed a small clicking sound when the car is turned off, there is like 2 minutes interval in the sound, I was reading online this could be the catalytic converter cooling down, can someone please...
  14. Multiple warning lights - MOT due

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey all, Previous research has told me I need to replace the DSC unit and a garage can do this as a refurb for around £140. Here are the images of my warning lights: It's due for its MOT and I'm worried that it could just be sensors, or something completely different and that a garage will...
  15. E61 535d LCI need to resync DDE and CAS due to attempted theft

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi and thanks for reading. Some tealeaf tried to take my loverly 535d Friday Night, punch hole by mirror obd etc etc Now the DDE is issue the codes 4A41/42/62 which mean what ever happened that nite the two modules need re syncing Now issue i can get INPA 5.0.2 to talk to all modules but...
  16. 3 series 2010 power spike due to battery disconected no wipers no lights no windows no indicators

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Car ecu has gone to sleep car runs drives but no lights wipers eelctrical windows.
  17. NEW BMW 3 series Touring delivery due today, Options I ordered are not there, what should I do?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have lurked here in the past and it has been very useful source of info on BMW's. After much deliberation I went ahead and ordered a BMW 3 series Touring last year. I travel a lot with and without kids so all the options were geared around comfort as it is important to me. Active cruise...
  18. Please help. Problem due to worn shock absorber?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys. I drive a 2006 730d and want to post here because of how active this forum is. Please help me identify the problem with the following 3 symptoms below. I think it might be the shock absorber but not sure. - Every time i floor it in the wet or damp ground, the rear left wheel loses...
  19. E61 2007 Panoramic Roof - Removal and Service due to worn / damaged cables / and idiot owner

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Before I start this - Pending a couple dry days of weather.................. was wondering if anyone has had or done similar - My E61 Moon Roof is playing up - Wont fully retract - Wont Tilt / Vent - The Blind only go's back half way - its royally Goosed - Had the drive motor out and the teeth...
  20. F11 bike rack recommendations - limited due to split tailgate. Currently no towbar.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    We're currently research bike rack options for our 520d sport touring - F11 I think. Do we go for: a) roof rack, or b) retro fitting a towbar, if so, which? We have rear parking sensors...so a detachable swan neck? And should we go with BMW, or is Thule ok for the rack and any...
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