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  1. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Looking to buy my first BMW - a 1.6L is all I can afford to run petrol and insurance wise. I've been drawn to the 2008 3dr 116i SE because of its looks, features and the sporty nature of a 3dr. I'm looking for a fun car for a year, nothing longterm. No need for a 5 door unless buying a 3dr is a...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    I’ve got an e81 which has the optional headlight washers. I need to replace my front bumper after an accident and can’t find a front bumper with the headlight washer holes precut with washer caps. As the headlight washers run on the same fuse as the windscreen washers, I can’t just simply...
  3. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, Noticed my rear wiper washer stopped ejecting fluid, thinking the nozzle was just blocked. However on closer inspection the fluid was coming through the trim and out of the boot shutline. I removed the trim inside the boot lid and noticed a pipe had popped loose. However I cant reconnect...
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    Hi all, I had an issue where my key fob would only lock my front passenger door. After living with that issue for a few days my drivers door start playing up and it wouldn't lock. I searched high and low for the answer, and having checked the fuses it all pointed to the Actuators. I watched a...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone (sorry for the essay) I’ve got an issue with my 2008 1 Series 116i M Sport (E81 I believe, 3 door hatch) that’s seriously driving me mad. I’ve had the car since February, bought with 80k miles, some service history (although nothing relating to this issue). I’ve browsed long and...
  6. E81
    Low Oil Pressure Light- Doesn’t always happen but when it does it comes on after driving around 10 miles, not the timing chain or pickup pipe as BMW already checked that and replaced the strainer and pickup pipe. Light goes away after turning off but usually comes back on not long after.
  7. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi I am after some information I recently changed an injector seal (Copper washer) and noticed a rubber 'O' ring type seal near the top of the injector/ cam cover. The recess is in the head rather than the injector body. Is this part of the rocker cover gasket? Or is it simply an 'O' ring...
  8. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guys i need some advice, I've owned a 2009 58 plate E81 118D since 2 years old, Over the past few years it started to hesitate/ jerk at constant throttle, so in other words if your doing 30mph the car will jerk back and forward, It goes away on acceleration but happens in every gear at...
  9. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi i have a 120d e81 57 plate i recently had the gearbox replaced for a second hand one as mine was making noises and had the clutch plate replaced this was 6 months ago now every now and again the clutch judders when setting off . Also the dpf warning light the (yellow one) has just lit up i...
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    Looking for a rear subframe for an E87 118d. I believe the subframe from any of these models are all interchangeable: E81, E82, E87, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93. Preferably with all the other bits attached - hubs, discs, arms, suspension etc etc all in good condition. Diff not required. Would...
  11. BMW Cars for Sale
    58 Plate Bmw 123d Bi Turbo M Sport E81. Drives Faultlessly Like New, No Faults, No Knocks Bangs or squeaks, Accelerates hard in all gears with a good power surge, No smoke, Mechanically perfect. Full M Sport, So better Suspension, Bodywork, Interior Etc. Harmon Kardon uprated stereo system...
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, Swapped out my standard, manual light grey seats for half leather sports seats in my E81 2008. Apart from the airbag warning lights which I hadn't anticipated on (I disconnected the battery and waited 6 hours...) it all went hunky dory. The seats have the electric bolster...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello everybody, this is my first time on Bimmerforums! Can you help? I have an e81 2008 3-door hatch (118d mtrim) and the speakers on oneside of the car (drivers) seem to have stopped working. I have looked to see if there is an amp i can replace on the left hand side of the boot compartment...
  14. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello all, Bought a 3 door 1 series recently and the d/s front window is stuck in the open door position (it has dropped 1/4 inch). When I press the button on the door there is a clicking noise from the d/s footwell, not from the door. Checked all the fuses with no joy. P/S is working...
  15. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello guys, I am a noob admittedly. The E81 120D (N47 engine(?) -the one with 170+bhp) shows high temp dash warnings and the radiator fan spins at insane speeds constantly. did the hidden menu thing, the KTMP-MOM thing stays on 79C upon startup and drops to -10 if engine is killed. Not...
  16. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Evening all. I have a 58 plate 123d m sport which pinged up with the bulb out warning. The rear clusters have the Led bars. The passenger side led strips go brighter when brake is pressed, The Drivers side doesn't but the fog light on that side illuminates (lamp in top outside corner). The Led...
  17. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi everyone! I have been using this site for a bit for trouble shooting and repairs on my 316ti compact from 2002 (CCV Valve, alternator, steering bushings, and now the MAF), and have been super happy with all the threads and knowledge available! But I have decided that I've needed a repair too...
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