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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone, I need to fit a DAB aerial on my windscreen having failed to find a replacement DAB aerial that I could use on the rear wing. Can anyone help with how to remove the top trim? I can see bolts holding the sun visors but I am not sure whether you need to remove the clip in bits or...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can you really bent your front frame if you hit another car at like 20-25mph? Lets say you hit another car's side while it's moving less than 10mph and you're moving at ~20-25mph Here's a picture below (marked in red circles - not my car in picture, just an example there)...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi again, someone hopefully will provide a good bit of knowledge, i have been looking into this sub-frame issue on e46 and its scaring me, i bought mine without checking (didnt know it was such an issue before buying) and now i am terrified to look, especially as where i live (channel islands)...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I took my rear subframe out and restored /painted it. Changed all of the bushes to poly bush but when putting it back up, I made a mistake and striped/damaged the head of one of the bolt holding the frame to the body . This also damaged the thread. if we say it had 30 threads then...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My drivers side front window doesnt work properly, basically I need a new regulator fitted. Also over time due to the window not going back up in a level fashion its stretched an distorted the rubber window frame so this needs replacing too. Are the ebay regulators okay at £20 -£40 each and...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys Just connected up the OBD code reader into my car and i just want to understand some figures. There's an option to "View Freeze Frame" and i want to understand some of the figures to determine if they are showing the correct figures: MAF (g/s) = 41.61 MAP (kPa) = 117 Do these numbers...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Where can I buy these in the UK? I've only been able to find my specific model on US websites. It's for a 2001 E46 convertible? Heres a photo of what I'm looking for if anyone knows, so I can fit my climate control below. Cheers
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good evening fellow bimmer fans, I have noticed my back right suspension dip very low last couple of weeks and get a squeak noise when getting in/out of the vehicle. I am investigating this a.s.a.p. but there are the two obvious issues. Suspension failure or to my mind the subfram has cracked...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi. My 2005 525d needs the rear sub frame bushes replaced, has my one had theirs done? Did you need to also replace the rubber stoppers (part no 33316765404 and 33316765409) Does anyone know what make the genuine bmw bushes are? I'm trying to save some money on the parts as Bmw want £202 for...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    On my 1991 850i, my right side front seat has lost adjustment forward and back. So we took out the seat and found that the lower seat frame rail is malfunctioning. I am attaching some pictures of my seat frame: . Are there any kits available to repair this lower seat frame? Or am I better off...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys. I've been all over the internet. Uk sites and American sites. Does anybody know where I can get this stereo adaptor from Thanks a lot
  12. Introductions
    Hi All, Im new to site so my first post is a query ! My E39 tourer failed its mot on "sub frame excessive play in a pin/bush " How do I replace these my self? i have asked various different mechanics with out a straight forward answer . I am looking to change the complete sub frame mount, is...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    E46 - Fractures in rear axle support – is this a moral issue? New to the Forum as I've discovered many reports of Sub Frame fractures with BMW and along with others who feel as I do. Call this by any other name - this is ‘Metal Fatigue’. As an owner from new of a 2001 E46 M3 with 65k on the...
  14. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I'm getting a lot of squeaking / creaking / rattling. The felt seems to be rubbing away on this seal on the passenger side which I think may be the cause, as it's just plain rubber underneath. Does anyone know if this is easily replaceable? I can't find anything on it at all so far! The part I...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    I purchased my first ever BMW 323i 1999 Saloon three weeks ago,,,Everything is in A1 condition on it and a 12 month MOT..:cool I have been a member here a few weeks now and i read subjects about the problems with the early e46 sub frame mounts... So today i went outside to take a look...
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