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  1. E53 4.8 v8 trans fail safe ! Fixed

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    4.8 trans fail!! Had my car in for diagnostics today due to the dreaded trans fail safe coming on, the car would every now and then put its self in this mode but after turning the ignition off and on again it would clear, however a few weeks back I started the car and it said trans fail safe and...
  2. Stats fixed but now it looks like I have turbo and maybe crank breather problems?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2006 E91 320d - Today I changed both the EGR stat and the main stat. The EGR one was faulty but I think the main one was actually ok although it got replaced anyway. While I had bits off I also cleaned out the EGR valve and fixed the vacuum feed hose. After a 5 mile run it is now behaving a lot...
  3. 2005 E87 120D - rough running & smokey at low RPM (fixed by MAF disconnect???)

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello everyone, I'd really appreciate some ideas on how to diagnose this issue(s). Car: 2005 120D M47 engine. Issue: The car runs really rough (like a misfire) and creates lots of grey smoke from idle up to 2000 RPM, at 2000+ RPM it runs OK. A diesel engine specialist has tested all the...
  4. E36, rough idle (FIXED) but now oily oily smokey smokey! HELP

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys So ive been hunting down the cause of a rough idle on my 318is E36..... I cleaned the ICV and whilst putting that back into place under the intake manifold i noticed the oil breather pipe which goes from rocker cover to the intake manifold was split, and well just MUSHY!!! put abit of...
  5. 1996 E36 318is rear brake lights just not working??? (FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Well I have been trying to get my rear break lights working, they bulbs are fine, the connection seems tight and fine... but yet when I press the break pedal.. nothing? I have checked the fuses in the engine (fuse box) and can see not a single fuse broken. It worked before and now has just...
  6. 2003 E46 320d MAP Sensor (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I de-flapped my 320d at the weekend and it has been running like a dog since, i have had the maifold back of today to check that all the cables are seated correctly and found that the plug that goes in to the MAP sensor, one of the three wires that go in to that plug has come out, i have...
  7. 2003 E46 320d sport horn on whilst driving (fixed)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Evening all Just this evening had the strangest issue with the horn on my car. In a 2 mile journey I first heard a rattle in the steering wheel as if something was loose inside and then as I turned the wheel the horn started to go off. I managed to stop the horn by pressing the horn push in...
  8. 2001 E46 330i Saloon - Door Lock Repair Kit (fixed)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Has anyone used the E46 door lock repair kit on ebay? I have just received mine but they have forgotten to include any instructions :( Any idea's/DIY guides for pulling the lock/barrel apart? I have removed the lock from the car with it's colour coded front, but I can't see how I get the lock...
  9. 1996 E36 318is no start (urgent) (FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    ok i just took out my old head lining unpluged all the lights took it out fine..! opened the sunroof closed it fine..! put the new head lining back in , now the windows dont work?, sunroof dont work?, dont start? just clicks over? sterio comes on the obc comes on? i had sterio on while doing all...
  10. 2001 E46 320D ABS light on (FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Please help my ABS light is on and the one in the middle of the dash, I guess they are related. The brakes work fine, what can it be, some say a sensor are they easy to change. :confused
  11. 2001 E46 330d - vibrating at 80mph (fixed)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    ok guys this my sound silly but my car vibrates at 80 plus on certain roads only ? i mean i drive on the A43 to towcester every morning and the drive is terrible if i go over 80 ? the car vibrates and its a uncomfortable drive, this raod is in no way a bad road either,, yet when i get off...
  12. 1995 E34 525i help please auto not well - Fixed

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi i have got a problem with the car i just got home from work tonight and it sounds like a tractor now im unsure if its the exhaust as the engine seems to strugle on tick over ive just taken it for a run and there is no power what so ever the engine reves well but there is just no go i only got...
  13. 1997 e39 523i touring temperature gauge is this right?? (FIXED)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi could someone help me with this, where is the normal position for the temp gauge, as mine never rises above the first quarter, i only drive about 12miles to work but i would assume thats enough for the engine to warm up, today on the way home i cranked it up to a ton ten and still the gauge...
  14. 1999 E39 523i - Engine management light - (Fixed)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Evening all I've just had the 'lifetime' transmission fluid changed on my E39 auto and it is now chagning gear soooo much more smoothly that the changes are almost imperceptible - especially to passengers in the car. Unfortunately, during the time that this work was being carried out, some new...
  15. 1996 E39 528i - Wing Mirror replacement (*FIXED*)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Afternoon guys and thanks for letting me browse your forum. I'm after a quick bit of info for a guy I work with (who isn't really that computer literate!) He's just knocked the drivers mirror off his 1996 528i saloon and i'm scouring breakers and websites for a replacement. The question is...
  16. 2001 e46 318cise - temp gauge straight to red! (fixed)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    guys got my car back last night after having new engine fitted and cooling system overhaul (thermostat, radiator, water pump, coolant temperature sensor) Have to go back to him next week to get the expansion tank changed as I need a new mounting plate for it as well (I only bought the tank) he...
  17. 2003 E39 530d sticking bonnet (FIXED)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    i am unable to open the bonnett on my car. i pulled the bonnett release cable inside the car,the bonnett pops up a little,the lever in the grill pops out ,i pull it upwards and the bonnett does not open.:eek so how do i cure this one or does it mean a trip to a mechanic:confused
  18. 2002 E39 530d Air Mass Meter (Fixed).

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am looking to replace my air mass meter due to problems with lack of power at 3000 -3500 rpm. I have phoned a couple of suppliers and they tell me it will need programming at BMW or Independent can anyone please confirm before I purchase. Many thanks Sorted out now I found out there are 2...
  19. 2001 E46 330d sport - battery drain (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    My battery has been going flast overnight intermittently for a few months now. Local indy has replaced alternator, battery and starter in recent weeks and for 2 weeks i thought the problem was solved. Yesterday when trying to start I just got a clicking noise from starter however now the...
  20. 1995 E36 328i m50 manifold conversion help needed (FIXED)

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    hi guys well i am about to undertake this tomorrow, but on my quest i have come across this pipework conversation which looks far better than the ebay crap, what i dont understand is how and what pipe he is using between the round vacum value and where it meets the plug going into the intake...