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  1. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello guys, Could you please advise me on yet another issue in my E31? The black bracket/window guide got detached from the rear side window: I have attempted to push it back with some force but it just gets detached every time I lower the window now. Based on RealOEM, the rear side window...
  2. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hey all, im sure this has been covered but i struggled to find a definitive answer. Reading online it seems INPA with the correct leads is the way to go. I have already bought the 16pin to OBD and i was planning to use my VCDS RossTech OBD to USB with it. Now which version will definitely work...
  3. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hey All :cool: Noob here, after many years of dreaming of an E31, i have finally made this come true. I recently picked up a 840Ci Sport Individual, and left a massive hole in the bank account. I have decided to change the Viscous fan, as it looks like it hasn't been changed for a while, and i...
  4. Introductions
    Hi I'm new to the group, I've owned my 840 since 2001 and used it daily until 2006. Now the kids have grown I am returning it to the road and would like to open with two questions... 1. Does anyone else have an 8er in Kasmir Beige? I believe there were only 5 imported to the UK and a total of...
  5. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I've had lots of problems with my 1996 840Ci drivers door locking mechanism. The door can be locked and unlocked and can be opened from the inside but not from the outside. I have to enter via the passenger door. I got this fixed at first by replacing (at vast expense!) a cast metal bar which...
  6. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hello, I have for sale my 5 pc set Alpina alloys from my 850CSi. 5 x Genuine and super rare Alpine Classic 18” wheels for E31 fitment with correct and unique offset’s (As fitted to the Alpina B12 5.7 litre E31) 4 of 5 wheels and centre caps have been refurbished at Lepsons (via Munich Legends)...
  7. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    Hi guys, Can someone please let me know how sunroof lifting gate arms can be removed from the trolley I have it completley removed but would like to weld cracks in plastic since price for new ones is :jaw-dropping but I am not sure how to detach and have it separated like this Any...
  8. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    For years the common advice regarding testing of the viscous-coupled fan is to poke it with a newspaper - well, stop it! Here's how to test it, how to replace it and how it works:
  9. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    The microfilters (cabin filters) are often completely ignored until you continually steam-up - then you find they are over eighty quid! Here's a cheaper alternative and the method of replacing them:
  10. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    Got a droopy Pop-Up Headlight with weedy light output? Here's how to get it all lovely again:
  11. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    Both the V8 and V12's are self bleeding - that's great, but the heater system isn't! Here's how to get the bleeding done without the normal problems:
  12. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    Well, mine lasted 21 years before it popped - but it did pop in the end. Here's how to change it:
  13. Introductions
    Hi, I have an 840CI. The on board computer which had pixcel problems!!! I fitted a replacement unit which worked ok but pixcel prob came back in about half an hour running. Swoped my old unit back but no improovement. Then my comp went off and now I cant get iether unit to work at all. Any body...
  14. BMW Cars for Sale
    4.4 Litre V8 Auto, M62 engine . Top quality sequential Prins"VIS" Generation 2 Autogas system fitted. 70 Litre tank fitted under the boot floor.System switches automatically between LPG and petrol. I normally achieve 30mpg on the motorway and early 20's round town with fuel costs approaching...
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    Look at this on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264330115545 Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  16. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Having followed the recent correspondence on sourcing rear tyres, I am currently sourcing replacement Front Tyres and am looking for advice. I've already had a conversation as to whether I'd favour performance (Grip) over Fuel Economy (at which I laughed) - so Grip it is. I currently run on...
  17. BMW Parts for Sale
    Look at this on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264330115545 Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  18. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Can anyone help me with location of metal sheets. I had them left in the trunk after m60 engine being rebuilt. I would like to put them back but not sure of location. Thanks
  19. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, I have my outer right tailight lense broken. I would like to replace it with used one from Europe. Were there any differences in lenses color? USA version has no rear fog lights that I know. Thanks
  20. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi, I have a couple of issues that have just started so any help will be greatfull 1.. every now and then I get a 'brake light out' message coming up but when I checked them they all work..? 2.. passenger window, again every now and then goes up and down but only about 5 or 6mm..? any one had...
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