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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, There is a booing noise coming from the area around the alternator (right side in the video) on my car. It's most audible at ~1100rpm. I started it for the first time in a couple of months today and drove to and from the gas station where I washed the car. The noise appeared when I was...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    About 6 months ago I had an issue with the battery dying, had a garage check everything out and nothing was wrong, just figured that the battery was about f****d, Anyways replaced the battery and everything has been fine for about 2 months, come out this morning and it’s completely dead again...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When the camshaft position sensor goes bad, does it happen immediately (for example one day it's good, the next day is bad) or it just start to fail slowly and one day goes bad completely? Also, at what stage check engine light would come on, if let's say the sensor starts failing slowly before...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So the irony is that after buying everything to do a full fluid change on the gearbox, including all mechatronic seals etc, I have reason to believe the torque converter is on its way out. Revs seem to spike every second or so at low engine speed, they blip from about 1500 rpm to about 2000...
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    My dads car is showing a strange issue after recent maintenance done. First of, a tech removed the dpf and coded out the regeneration and egr. Car worked fine. Then took it to ZF transmission for servicing where they replaced the oil and cleaned the brains. After this service the car...
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I'm having issues with my X3 battery. Twice I have woke up to start it within the last month and the battery is dead. In both occasions, the day before I've had central locking issues (the buttons on the key won't lock or unlock the car temporarily (it returns to normal later in the day)). I've...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, been a while since i posted, must be a good sign lol Anyway my e36 blower motor is dying i think, Its been chirping and squealing for a while on low speed at whatever temperature with or without a/c on, and the power of the blower has dropped considerably, on clear windscreen mode its...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So a couple of months ago after high revs near the redline the 328 engine would die for a second and be forced back to life by momentum and feel a little slight of power. Keeps happening until a minute ago when it completely died coughed and spluttered yards from my drive and made a metallic...
  9. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have had a strange issue with my wifes 116i. I have noticed for a while it was a bit stuttery when moving off, but it's always been great other than this. It did have the cam chain recall fix a few years after buying (done by BMW). Perhaps this is related to this issue, or maybe not? Last...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Right well here goes got a 1997 bmw 525tds e39 p reg and its aquired quite a complicated problem. I had problems with the alternator and where it was getting hot and not producing power so i replaced that so now i have a cutting out/dying/not start and when it runs it runs like a big. Ive had...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have read around a few threads on similar things to what i am experiencing, but nothing seemed quite right. I have a 1995 BMW 328i with around 100,000 miles on it. In the last week, my car has died (it stalls but doesn't jump) when i have had the clutch disengaged and am coming to a...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i bought a 1997 tds and when i have been driving it now when the brakes are applied the car starts to hunt up and down the revs and when it is warm it dies immediately. i have checked a few things and am currently getting the injectors refurbed and took the catalytic convertor out off the...
  13. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    i want to get some leather dye and something to keep it in good condition. ive seen a few posts with before and after shots with the scuffs pratty much gone. my leather is in pretty good condition so i wanna keep it that way. what are you guys using and where are you getting it from? ive seen...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Occasionally it will fire up and then cut out straight away; Other times it'll fire up fine and the revs will fluctuate between about 800rpm and 1600rpm, i can be driving along and then all of a sudden no power, it'll either cut out completely or if you drop it down and gear and power in on revs...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Here's the story - my 530D has 141K on the clock, and has had an intermittent shudder at low idle which I have presumed to be a pending injector failure for some time (have changed fuel filters and used injector cleaners etc - the injector cleaner seems sometimes to fix it, then it reappears...
  16. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi. Just got back from dealers after a diagnostics and been told the ECU is shot. I am taking it out on Saturday to see if I can open the unit up and then I can look for any dry joints or corrosion from water ingress. My brother in law is an electrical whizz so he will resolder if a problem...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys I've finally fitted my subs an amp, done a pretty good job on the wiring an it sounds quite heavy for a convertible aswell with not many vibrations on the outside aswell which is a bonus but I jumped into sim simmer today to do the school run but all I got when I turned the key was two...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everybody, it's now officiel, my headgasket is dead, the car still runs but lubricated with a mixture of oil and water. it's a 1992 318is M42 with around 85,000miles. which I bought £700 6 months ago. So the question is: is it really worth it to change the headgasket myself? knowing that...
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