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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. Just looking for some experiences when getting your new car handover. We collected the wife's new X2 yesterday and she mentioned that she felt completely underwhelmed with the experience. Just a basic sign here, here's how it works thanks and goodbye. Based on it being a new model and to...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I've had a good trawl through the forum looking for some real world experience of running an E46 on 18" with Koni FSDs and either Stock MSport or Eibach Pro Kit springs. I'd like to know how the lower setup with the Eibachs handles UK roads, in particular the front nose clearance for speed...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, (I'm not 100% sure this is the right subforum - I am truly sorry if I messed up) I know that EssexTurbo is under the Vendor-section in here, which should be a good sign. I still want to ask, though - does anyone in here have first hand experience with them? I'm having some issues...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I have had a look through the forum and have couldn't find anything about this so wondered if any of you had had experience. I have an E46 320d SE facelift and I'm thinking about uprating the anti-roll bars and leaving everything else as it is. The idea behind is reduce roll without...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all My company car is coming up to change soon and I discover that within the budget allowed I can get a 1 series Currently I have a "specced up" Ford Fiesta (parking sensors, keyless entry etc) but quite fancy a BMW as the wife drives a 1996 E31 840. Just wondered if you could share...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all Not a technical topic I know (apologies) but my company car is coming up to change soon and I discover that within the budget allowed I can get a 1 series Currently I have a "specced up" Ford Fiesta but quite fancy a BMW as the wife drives a 1996 E31 840. Just wondered if you could...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning everyone, looking for some experiences so I can go forward with my eyes open. I've just sold my kit car so looking to replace my 530D with a 550i so I can get at least some of the fun back. I need a 5 due to family and being 6'6" tall and think the M5 is pushing it a little too far...
  8. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hello! I need new engine mounts for my car and the ones that are not extremely expensive and not fra a bad manufacturer I found were from OPTIMAL - Optimal-germany As I am having trouble finding reviews of their parts I am asking here before I buy some trash I will have to raplace agin next...
  9. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi, New to the forum and was wondering if anyone has had experience with this product: http://www.crdtechnology.com/select-a-map-diesel-control-ecu/ I can't find any reviews of the product or the company. I previously had a Superchips remap on my E90 335d and the main advantage for me was...
  10. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    So after discovering our new to us 320td needs a lot of TLC, I took it down to Cooks Ferry Engineering today, and booked it in for Friday. Now, has anyone had experience with them? Workmanship? Sorry if this is in the wrong section, would like views on this. Cheers.
  11. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Appealing for your info & experiences with OBD scanners. I did a search and I've looked around the net to try and get an idea of a good one to buy but would appreciate your experiences & recomendations. I have an '07 E92 320i I'd like to be able to scan & clear error codes and do some basic...
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Red ELV light on car started steering unlocked driveable ! At garage software update cas counter reset all good no lights for 3 whole weeks --same again red light so back at garage for another reset==lasted six days same scenario. So bought an emulator fitted it all ding dongs and light still...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, long time BMW fan and owned a few E36's in past but had to part with them for cheaper to insure and fuel motors, current wheels now aged and getting unreliable so now looking to get back into a BMW again (spend a LOT of time in my car for work) and got my eye on the E46 320D. They...
  14. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, Has anyone found their car to be down on power, particularly at low end revs (<2500 rmp), after they got the swirl flaps blanked off? I have a 2007 535d and have noticed a difference and it really annoys me! I am thinking of buying a new inlet manifold from the dealers for €600 just to get...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, Looking to get my 318 sport convertible wrapped. It's currently silver with a blue hood. Any ideas on places to get it done (within the surrey area) anyone had there's wrapped? Thinking as close to estoril blue as poss! Any advice much appreciated!! Cheers
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi There All, The girlfriend has just got a 2009 E90, which has iDrive but no iPod adapter or aux in. I did not like it at first, but it makes my E46 look and feel old and dated !! I have done a quick web search and found the MoBridge adapter, from caraudioexpress. Does anyone have any...
  17. BFuk Open Topic
    Hiya all just put my m5 and astravan on SWAPZ an getting some mad offers. Mondeo for the m5 gives you an idea. Anybody else done any deals??
  18. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hey all, After spending a half-a-day reading debates on this forum about 'LED vs. CCFL' angels. After going to my local shop, I saw that the 80LED rings where just too bright, and they appear yellow when 'off' . The CCFL's have less brightness but the ring gives this 'natural' feeling about...
  19. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Now... I am looking into better some brakes as I want to stop better... Which ones are the best? Pads EBC Yellow Stuff EBC Red Stuff EBC Green Stuff Or others? Discs EBC Turbo Groove Or others? Feel free to share your experiences or recommend some... As The last time I got some Brakes I...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hello there, I've recently moved house and now have a twice weekly 400 mile commute to do. It's not nearly as bad as it sounds as a) I love driving b) I've been flying 60 times per year for the last 5 years for work and c) I love driving. Anyway, I've been reading very good things about...
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