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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi there I would like to confirm if someone can let me know the location of the fuel filter on the above car. I followed the video below but removing the cover in the video does not provide me with access to the fuel filter. I am based in Toronto so this would be the north American version the...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Think I’ve finally got to the bottom of this annoying vibration on idle (worse when selecting drive). After having another look the other day I noticed the engine covers and air box on the slam panel move a lot on idle and even more when I select drive. Not much I can do about the engine cover...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Has anyone replaced a leaking oil filter housing gasket on the N57 engine? Mine is weeping - I've got the new gkt and o-ring, just want to know how easy/messy the job is. Access is one of my worries...if I just take the air intake pipe off can it all be reached? 6-off M8 bolts I believe...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Anybody managed to do this job on my model? Eg. remove the oil filter housing to change the gaskets. I attempted this Sunday and failed, wasted at least 5 hours and gave up. I searched the net and forums quite extensively and did not find any information before taking on the task. In my...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, just having some issues with the DPF filter, the amber light came on the Dash advising to have it checked, the light in the Dash is yellow in colour, took it to my local Indy Garage, he plugged himself in and Error codes are 00480A - Particulate Filter System 00481A - Particulate...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I just did one of those "while you're in there" moments and thought that it might be useful to report back. Most of the information comes from here, but not all together, so it may help others to see what worked and what to avoid. Car is a 2009 320D with N47 engine. N° 1 on the things to...
  8. Technical Guides for the BMW X Series
    Embarrassingly I have to admit defeat on this one. Can someone please point out where the oil filter is on my 2013 BMW X6 XDRIVE30D N57 3.0 - google searches bring up a different (older) engine. I've always done my own servicing so pretty versed in these things but on this occasion I am...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Engine 2.0 318i n42 Oil filter gasket Could someone tell me torque settings for blots..? Some people mention 18NM other say 10NM
  10. E60
    on a 04 525i with a m54 is it possible/ok to change the oil filter without draining/ changing the oil? my oil is only 1500+/- miles old but I used a cheap filter when doing the last change and lately I have noticed a leak coming from around the oil filter housing so I wanted to first start with...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So my 320d has gone 30k and 2 years so time for a fuel filter change apparently. How difficult is this? Do i need to bleed the fuel system? How do you do that?
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello to all you sages out there. Hopefully simple answers to my questions. Just has an front brake pad, oil, micro/air/oil filter service done (mileage, 81,400). On checking the service book, I noticed that the fuel filter has never been changed on the car. A little research indicates that...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just want to double-check that when I replace the oil filter, the only rubber seal I use is the large one that goes on the screw in cap? With the filter I also got a couple of small rubber seals and I tend not to use those. Am I supposed to use them? This diagram seems to show them...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi looking for some help diagnosing a problem with my 318D I bought last march. The message I'm getting on the dashboard is "Particle Filter". So far I have took the following steps to try and resolve the issue: 1. Had the Particle Filter (DPF) regenerated The DPF blocked up again a few weeks...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’ve been quoted the below to get my filter housing gasket replaced. Is this excessive.... UK, Southampton Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, so basically i bought a cone air filter for my BMW 316Ti B42 engine. I took the old one off and installed the new one but the MAS sensor had to be plugged in so i decided i will take it off and put back the original one. I have esentially did the same proces when taking it off but reverse...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Internet says 36mm but when I went to change today though neither had large enough bit or tape measure with me, I had a 32mm spanner which seemed just a tad too small, so 36mm seems to large, car is 1999 and stored 20 miles away so can't just nip out and measure So what do I buy? Sent from...
  18. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all I'm getting a slightly unpleasant smell in the cabin when i turn fan or ac on, dealer suggested to change polin filter and nearly quoted £200!! Can't be a rocket science to change them? Question is polin and cabin filter is it the same thing, second does anyone have any instructions...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As in the subject - most DIYs do it though I can't see why it's needed and therefore would try to get away without doing it
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