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  1. fixing the dreaded filter oil leak and glow plugs

    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...
  2. Exhaust fixing bow [emoji35]

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello everyone, My car for past couple weeks has been making a rattling noise and after investigation i found out this clip - called the fixing bow is missing so must have snapped off. I went to the dealer today and pick up the fixing bow part, only £5. Thought it’d take 5 min, well wasnt i...
  3. Big scratch needs fixing

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, Walked to the car other night to find some animal (cant think of anything else without screaming) had drove into my car and then buggered off with no note. I paced up and down car park trying to locate this animal and gave up 30 mins later. How can i fix, please help!? Ive tried...
  4. Help on fixing handbrake

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I've just purchased a bmw 320ci convertible and the handbrake isn't working would changing the rear brake pads fix this or would I need to purchase new handbrake shoes aswell as pads thanks Luke
  5. Restraint systems fault after fixing electric passenger seat

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi guys, my 04 645 had a faulty passenger seat, the electrics weren't working, the fuse had blown, easy fix....changed the fuse, still didn't work started looking at the wiring under the seat only to find the wiring (black and brown) had I been chopped in Half I'm assuming it must of got stuck...
  6. Floor mat fixing point position

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, I was wondering if I could get some help from all the E36 owners out there. I am trying to buy some car mats, but I do not have any confidence that the mats from online websites will have the hole for the fixing point in the right place. Please see link below for one website that urges...
  7. Number plate light corrosion (E46) - dismantling and fixing

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, Apologies if this has been done to death, but I couldnt find anything which specifically covered fixing corroded number plate light units (rather than replacing the full rear handle or converting to LEDs. Annoyingly, Halfrauds missed a rear number plate light being out on my original...
  8. Number plate light corrosion (E46) - dismantling and fixing

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, Apologies if this has been done to death, but I couldnt find anything which specifically covered fixing corroded number plate light units (rather than replacing the full rear handle or converting to LEDs. Annoyingly, Halfrauds missed a rear number plate light being out on my original...
  9. Bmw e34 530I advice for fixing a welded diff

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, New member here. I'm looking for some advice, I'm planning on buying a e34 530 (v8). Ideally I would like a 540 manual but they seem to be very rare and I don't want an auto. Someone is selling a 530I near me quite cheap. It was an automatic but was converted to manual, I asked the...
  10. Air Con AC not working after fixing squeaky blower on E91

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I've removed, regreased, and refitted a squeaky blower which was squeaking then stopped working. Since then the AC stopped working. I've had the system regassed but still no AC. Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Would a faulty FSR cause problems with the AC? Is there an easy way of...
  11. No power from 2000 ish rpm. hoses gone and to de swirl while I'm fixing?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone. This is my first "help me" post. The car is a 535D E61 post LCi with 95k on the clock. Driving homega today I put my foot down going up a hill to discover that suddenly my large turbo has decided not to work. No noises no bangs oor whistles. Just suddenly not work. Strangley the...
  12. Rear tail gate glass out of alignment e46 touring 2004...any guides to fixing?

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi there. Have bought a 2nd hand 320d touring, and over the last week or so I have noticed the rear spoiler looks out of alignment, and on closer inspection the glass portion of the tailgate is not sitting on the rubber seal on the drivers side. The spoiler also is much higher on one side that...
  13. Fixing cars outside my house - Police visit

    BFuk Open Topic
    Often tinkering with my own vehicles at home (I own three), had a visit from the Police on thursday due to them receiving a complaint from a nearby neighbour. They told me it was illegal to undertake any repairs to any vehicles at my property. I have since found out this is bull and am taking...
  14. 320d 150ps lost inlet manifold fixing part.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Sorry to make the first post a plea for advice... always the way! I've had my inlet manifold off to de-flap (flaps grotty but otherwise in good shape at 140k) and managed to drop one of the washers that sleeve the fixing studs number 7 here: RealOEM.com   BMW E46 320d Intake manifold AGR with...
  15. Your story on how you got into fixing and replacing parts on your Bimmer?

    General BMW Discussions
    First of Hi, I'm James from the United States. I don't even know if I'm supposed to be on this forum as it has a .co.uk in the URL ..lol.... but anyways I have a few questions: I'm about to purchase my First BMW... I'm very curious is it hard fixing these cars if your motivated to do it and...
  16. What size bolt for fixing seat?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I recently got a 318ci 2004 which im going through all the little bits that need doing on it. One thing I found is one of the bolts is missing in the rear right hand runner on the passenger seat. Ive searched Google for a answer on the size or where I can buy one with no luck.
  17. I broke my 645CI by fixing a water leak

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, So I took a 645CI in PX recently, I very rarely deal with cars as plant and equipment is my game. Anyway I parked it up while waiting for the log book to arrive and went to the car a week or so later to find a massive pool of water in the drivers side rear footwell. My drive is a slope...
  18. bmw e36 climate control pin out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, does anyone knows what pins are used to power a climate control on a "bench test"? I am trying to power one climate control unit, after watching wiring diagram on a bently manual, as far iv gone is to put climate control with lights on. (i mean, climate control off but with lights on,(all...
  19. Has anyone in the UK got BMW to pay or contribute towards fixing the well known subframe issues on a Z3?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I've had a Z3 3.0i for about 12 years now. Its a 2000 model (E36 I think). After about 95,000 miles of happy driving the subframe is starting to come away and its going to need fixing in the near future. I'll be writing to BMW whatever the response is here, but I wondered if anyone had got...
  20. E46 airbag light lit after fixing windows

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, Firstly i'd like to thank the forum and in particular the guy that wrote the excellent guide on how to fix your drivers electric window using cable ties, sorry i forgot who put it on here. When i was sorting the electric window i had to move the window up and down to locate the bolts...
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