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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So Im looking to replace my turbo on e46 330cd (convertible) e46 2005 204bhp. Now I am getting conflicting information. Majority of places under the above information and registeration are saying its a garrett turbo with vacuum actuator. However, my current turbo is a garrett with electronic...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I've owned my 2012 GT 530d for 2 months now, very happy with it but twice in that time, the electronic parking brake has disengaged - a bit of an issue as my parking slot is a downwards slope.... Fortunately, the transmission brake held it on both occasions. When I unlocked the car...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I am wondering if anyone can shed any light / help me with my new M Sport ......its 2006 330i m sport petrol and have only owned it for 7 days and seem to have a worrying issue !! Basically I went out for a drive as you do parked up went into the shop came out and the yellow steering lock...
  4. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi everyone, Hopefully someone could shed some light on this matter. 2002 745Li has electronic parking brake issue. The yellow warning light stays on and the error message comes up when starting car. The brake will not apply when stationary however when it is fractionally moved forward in drive...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I have a new G31 Series 5 Touring. This version has a new feature which is an electronic boot lid that automatically lifts and lowers when one opens / closes the boot. After few days it stopped working. This is the second time it happened in 5 days that I've got this car. The first time I...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'd hoped my first post might have been a joyous one but it appears not.... I have owned my 05 535D e61 for 4 month. All has been fine up until a month ago when the radio or aux input kept cutting out. Then the airbag and restraints system warning light came on. Took it to my local Indy who...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi new to the site. I've had my 2011 (61) 520d f10 for 2 years now 103000 miles serviced yearly. I noticed recently that the oil guage is showing the level as high. I checked the dip stick and it is slightly high. The last oil change was Feb 17. Ive heard about diesel leaking into the sump. Not...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys, This morning for the first time there was an electronic type ticking noise. Can only be heard with the bonnet up. Thought it was timing chain. Took it to Quarry Motors and they said it sounds like an injector but of course they need to strip and inspect. Booked it for next Thurs...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    First time posting so hope I do it right! My much loved 850 has developed a fault with one of the front shocks that needs replacing / refurbishing (is this possible?) Unfortunately I don't have the cash to just get them from BMW - does anyone know where I might get some replacements or have any...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all! I have a 2012 Right Hand Drive F20 that started having some problems with the front passenger power window a while ago where it would not automatically go all the way up, I had to hold the window switch to bring it up. I didn't think much of it but a couple days ago when I rolled the...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks as the title states I would like to convert mt manual throttle to drive by wire, has anyone done this? And is there a diy for it? I have had a look on,Ines and cant find any info on it. TIA Jon
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, can anyone help. My wife's 2002 320d Compact has swallowed its swirl flaps, things I have been meaning to replace for years, and written off the engine. I have replaced the engine with a second-hand one from the local recycler and all's gone well except for the turbo. The original turbo was...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, can anyone help. My wife's 2002 320d Compact has swallowed its swirl flaps, things I have been meaning to replace for years, and written off the engine. I have replaced the engine with a second-hand one from the local recycler and all's gone well except for the turbo. The original turbo was...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I've removed my electronic swirl flap actuator from the inlet manifold this afternoon to unplug it due to intermittent boosting issues (swirl flaps already blanked last year). It's proper fiddly to try and refit back under manifold and I'm tempted to just leave the bugger off. Will...
  15. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi, I've recently purchased a 2012 F30 320d sport. Services are logged on an electronic key and as the vehicle is outside of warranty I was going to take it to an Independant. How is the service logged (outside of a bmw centre) and service counter etc reset? Obviously I'll have receipts for...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm looking for the best remedy to this fault as my 2007 E93 335i currently will not start and has been abandoned, The warning is amber but it will not disengage. Please help. Thanks
  17. Auto Electrical Forum
    Help! I recently suffered a flat battery (long story!). The battery is now fully charged but I permanently have a red steering lock symbol in the display and car won't turn over. Having searched through the forum it would appear to be something that may be sorted by having the faults cleared...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, My other halfs 2012 X3 is currently with local dealer for over a week now with an odd error. Started off with hancbrake engaging at 70 mph on the M6 after an emergency braking maneouvre, wifey pulled over onto hard shoulder and as she slowed a warning came up on dash saying not in park...
  19. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi all I was days away from trying to sell my immaculate, and until that point, very reliable 2005 320d (E90) when the turbo has blown! I am therefore looking for a Mitsubishi turbo, model 49135-05671 with electronic actuator as cheap as possible as I want to get the car up and running and...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Doe's anyone know the latest situation regarding the theft of keyless vehicles using an electronic gadget, as recently seen on the BBC news, and are BMW's still affected. Regards, Foyd.
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