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  1. Failed mot due to excessive smoke please help code 2a88

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m close to defeat here guys so any help is very much appreciated, il start from the beginning so please bare with me. And sorry in advance. I bought a e90 2005 n46 320i that had a broken chain guide which put the timing out. So set about replacing this and removing the sump to recover the...
  2. excessive smoke through crankcase breather

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I am experiencing some difficulty with my E90, M47 120kW, 2006. The problem is excessive smoke (not oil) on the cranckase brather hose which goes into the engine. I recently, maybe 2k miles ago changed the oil, oil filter and air filter. While I was taking the engine plastics of from my...
  3. e65 Excessive Smoke on idle

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Greetings and thanks for a really informative forum. I have 2007 E65 730d which has done around 200k km. The car runs very well, idles perfectly, no real lack of power but may be a bit lazy on take off. The problem i have is that it smokes a lot when idling or in heavy traffic. The smoke is...
  4. Front anti-roll bar has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.g.2)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Going through list of failures, been three years so can't remember what this is, is it drop link or d bushes? The other side is described as this... Nearside front anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.4.g.2)...
  5. 2011 BMW 318d m E91 - Excessive engine vibration and squeaking

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    https://youtu.be/_fyIpv08dKA Hi guys, Fault as described in the video. I first noticed an excessive vibration through the gear stick, pedals, steering wheel and seats (whole cabin really) mid journey when stopped at traffic lights. When applying a few revs the vibration disappears. Anyone...
  6. 2008 E61 520d - N47D20A - Excessive blowby, normal?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My engine breathes really heavy if I open the oil filler cap. It was like this both before and after a full rebuild. All parts, hoses etc cleaned thoroughly to like new condition, so I’m not sure if this is normal for this engine, or did I miss something ? I also spent ages finding a good EGR...
  7. 116i auto excessive oil usage

    General BMW Discussions
    I have an early 2013 116i auto. I purchased it with 36,000 miles on the clock, serviced by BMW. After 6 months and 6000 miles I needed to top up with a litre of oil. I’ve now done a further 2000 miles in 4 months and today had to top up with a litre again. I took the car back under warranty...
  8. Excessive travel + Squishing noise from brake pedal !?!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey all, So something very strange an unnerving just happened. I was slowing down for a red light on the way home and suddenly the brake pedal goes all spongy feeling. :eek Luckily the car still stops but with excessive pedal travel, and when you apply any real pressure it makes a weird squishy...
  9. 2009 525d Excessive Emissions and loss of power at the top end.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, First post on this very informative forum but have been lurking for a while now. I just wanted to ask for some confirmation on some symptoms my newly purchased 525d is showing while its still under the 3 month warranty I got with the purchase. So - owned the car 1 week, only really...
  10. 2003 E46 318i Excessive oil consumption and blow by?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, my missis has a 318i seems to be using a LOT of oil. Cant see that its leaking anywhere so presuming the engine is munching it all. Its got a healthy steady flow of blue smoke from the exhaust (its not billowing or anything like that but its there) and when the oil cap is removed...
  11. Excessive tyre wear

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I have a E60 520d 2009 saloon. My tyres are wearing excessively on the outer and inner of both front tyres. The rears the same but slightly less. I have on the rear 275/30/19 Pirreli and 245/35/19 Continentals on front. This is not an under inflation issues as I check the tyres and top up weekly...
  12. 2005 318i E90 - Excessive oil consumption ?!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey everyone. I have a 2005 E90 which seems to be drinking oil ! I am having to put in a litre every 300 miles or so. Sometimes less , usually around every tankful. I am 100% certain this is normal. I have owned the car for about 2 months now and at first there were no signs of leaks or...
  13. Excessive travel - e46 rear top mounts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    What failing or failed part(s) would cause excessive movement in the rear top mounts? So far I have changed the shocks, springs and top mounts; but still seem to be experiencing excessive travel in the top mounts. I ask this question because my top mounts are ‘thudding’ a lot. This thudding is...
  14. Excessive engine noise @ idle and accelerating upto 30 mph

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone, New to the forums, but have been a browser for tips and help since I traded in my 3 series for my current 5 series. Issue I am having is that recently, as I accelerate up towards 20-30mph the engine makes a whirring noise. It increases in frequency as the engine revs are...
  15. Excessive Soots by 525d creating frequent Regeneration

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Forum Members, I got a car 525d 2007 and last year spent around £ 3000 to fix dpf issues. This includes new dpf along with few sensors also. Car regenerate when it hits motor way every time. I keep an eye on dpf and regen using Android based apps BMWhat , now they renamed it carley BMW. This...
  16. E36 Tie rod excessive extension - is this safe?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    New to the forum, Just aligned my cars steering after fitting new tie rods. I have a E36 328 with coilovers, 3mm rack spacers and e46 lower control arms. Just want to know if this is safe with the amount of thread that is left in the tie rod end? Would it be worth getting e46 tie rod ends and...
  17. 2006 E90 330D Excessive Smoke

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Recently new to the forum & BMW. Picked up my E90 330D just over a week ago, love the car but have come across a slight issue that some of you may be able to shed some light on. When starting the car from cold and left to idle after a short time it tends to 'rock', emit a lot of...
  18. How to diagnose excessive smoke on idle

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I posted something similar a while back but will be slightly more specific this time. When left to idle my car will start to smoke a lot, when I eventually pull off a ploom of white/grey smoke will come out then it will clear. no smoke in normal driving, only when left to idle. my thoughts are...
  19. 2005 E60 530D Newbie with Excessive Emissions !!!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello All First post so go easy .... hope you guys can help me out 530d E60 Msport Saloon, 70k, 2005 - 218bhp model Chipped by MoreBHP in Crewe and DPF removed Car went well for the first 3 months or so, but has now started to chuck out loads of smoke and I'm getting intermittent...
  20. Excessive negative front camber on my first BMW (not bent strut, hub or strut tower)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and was sent here by a fellow BMW enthusiast friend after recently purchasing a 330Ci. However... the front left wheel has about -2.5 to -3.0 degrees of camber and I cannot get to the bottom of it! It looked like it had some kind of impact on that side as the...
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