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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, my cousin has just bought himself his first BMW and at first he absolutely loves it and then 2 weeks down the line the car won’t start and it won’t let him put it into gear and it pops up on the iDrive “start assistance inactive” I didn’t have the tools to pop off the cover to check the...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I have a BMW E46-318i-M43/Sedan. It was fine all along till day before yesterday. When I turn the key to start I can here the starter rolling and not engaging the flywheel via the solenoid. I then took out the intake manifold to bench test the starter and guess what, on the bench with...
  3. 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...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    For no reason the gear lever wouldn't engage drive and I found by going up and down the 'gate' 2 or 3 times it eventually went in and drove perfectly. When it was in BMW for the air bag recall I asked if they could check to see if there was any apparent reason and the techie said he thought the...
  5. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    When refilling my screen bottle recently, I had difficulty closing my engine bonnet. It looks well lubricated. What could be wrong?:confused
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I need some help in terms of disgnosing a clutch problem I think... Basically I bought the car about 3-4 months ago with a slight whirring from the release bearing but thought it should be fine for a little while... Until the other day... After being in stop start traffic I noticed the...
  7. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi there, I'm new to this site, but really like it. Hopefully someone can help me with the following issue I've got with my 760. Bought this car 18 months ago, and love it. Have had a few minor issues but nothing you can complain about given the complexity of these cars. It was driving fine...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a big problem: The AC was working perfect until the auxiliary fan (AC fan) burned out and the Ac stopped working. I replaced the fan with a new one (OEM) and now the ac fan clutch is not engaging when i turn on the AC ! I checked the AC compressor and it`s good. (If i run another wirere...
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a big problem: The auxiliary fan (AC fan) burned out and the Ac stopped working. I replaced the fan with a new one (OEM) and now the ac fan clutch is not engaging when i turn on the AC ! I checked the AC compressor and it`s good. (If i run another wirere and give it 12 V it will work...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello guys, I have a slight worry as my 323i clonks when I put it in first, second and third, maybe the rest as well but I cant here the other gears. any info on possible problem would be great thanks
  11. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Morning all, have tried to search this to see if any posts already but can't find any, so hopefully this isnt a repeat! I've just got a 98/99 1.9 Z3 and within 50 miles the ASC light has come on and it feels like at times it randomly cuts in when i'm driving along...which makes for a somewhat...
  12. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Folks, I am wondering if I can seek some advice (I have already searched and come across similar problems - but still unsure). After a week of my car being parked on the drive and not driven (because I was away on business in Europe), I came back yesterday and had the car cleaned etc ready for...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Afternoon folks, Went to start the e39 today and got the above problem on the starter. I only start and move it on the drive every couple of weeks to stop it seizing up as its going to be used just for spares. Anyway, if i move the key to number 2 i get all the dash...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I have a 2001 318i. One issue that sometimes bugs me is that when the clutch is down and I select first gear (i.e. when I move the lever there, not when I actually lift my foot off the clutch) there is a clunk coming from the rear of the car. I did a search and a lot of threads suggest...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, new here, nice to meet you :thumbsup - looking for a bit of advice if possible I've just bought a 2007 335d Saloon. Bit of a dream car for me, saved up for ages and am keen to make sure everything is perfect with it. Now I've not worked out a pattern with this yet, but sometimes, when...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, Im a little confused, when I have the adjustment switch set to the drivers mirror and I engage reverse, the Passenger mirror goes up? :eek Now I know that it should go down to improve curb visability, but, its going up?:confused The car came with the "M3 Style" OEM Eliptical mirrors...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all! My first post and I need help. I have a 1996 316i. When I am coming near to a stop, the pressure on my brakes all of the sudden drops and I hear a clunk in the front brakes and then I have a bit of vibrations like the ABS is kicking on. Any info would be appreciated. Doesnt happen if...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I've asked about this before, but not got any replies on previous threads, plus noticed a couple more things. I'll be really greatful for any answers, as always. Before I carry on: I've had a few touchy remarks on previous threads, and just want to say, if i say/do anything to annoy anyone or...
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