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  1. E81 Actuator replacement

    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...
  2. 1 Series E81 steering problems

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    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...
  3. N43 Low Oil Pressure Light

    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.
  4. E81 118D Injector Seals/ O Ring

    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...
  5. E81 118D hesitation/ Jerking at constant throttle

    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...
  6. E81 120d clutch judder and dpf light

    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...
  7. Rear Subframe for E87 118d (E81 E82 E87 E88 E90 E91 E92 E93)

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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...
  8. Bmw 123d M Sport E81 Outstanding Condition

    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...
  9. E81 Electrical Seat Components - Retrofit

    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...
  10. e81 speaker issues

    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...
  11. 2009 E81 116i window stuck

    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...
  12. E81 120D, temperature sensor location

    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...
  13. 58 E81 Fog light illuminates o/s when brake pressed

    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...
  14. E46 316ti wheels on a E81 116i?

    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...
  15. Throttle behaviour E81

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi. Experiencing weird behaviour with my throttle on a 2011 E81. If you try and hold the throttle at roughly 1300/1400 it will suddenly surge and increase above 1500 even though no additional pressure is applied to the pedal. This can’t be normal surely as its making pulling away very...
  16. 2009 1 series e81 wipers won’t turn off

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My bmw all of sudden just went crazy. The wipers started going and won’t turn off at all unless the engines turned off and the keys out. The dashboard lights are on, abs lights, airbag light, traction control, steering light, tyre pressure light and my speedometer and fuel gage isn’t working...
  17. E81 radio upgrade

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi , has anyone upgraded their radio to one that has a screen and works well with an iPhone? I see a lot on eBay that are for Android conpatibility so I’m wondering has anyone found a good one that will play nicely with an iPhone for calling and Bluetooth music playing ? Cheers
  18. BMW 1 series E81 116D 2010

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    I have a bmw 116D 2.0 diesel 2010 with the n47 engine. I recently remapped it from 116hp to 181hp and since then when I put my foot down the clutch is slipping. The car is on 173k miles and still on the original clutch. I have a second hand good 320D 2011 n47 clutch and flywheel I’m just...
  19. E81 ABS /Speed sensor problem / driveshaft replacement

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guys, I have an e81 with the abs fault. I initially replaced the rear sensors but that hasn't fixed it. On close inspection the abs reluctor rings look like they need replacing. I've heard because of the corrosion that occurs underneath the ring it can then be difficult to get a new ring...
  20. E81 - Bank 1, is it left or right cylinder row?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Fault code P 0365 Camshaft Position Sensor B circuit Bank 1. Which side is that? I have decided to change the sensor (or both) without more troubleshooting as I don't have any technical manuals. What do you think? Best regards, Johnny