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  1. The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi all, I'm having an issue getting my I-drive to work consistently. When I start my car first thing in the morning everything works fine. However, when I start the car at some other point during the day i.e. after work, the i-drive reverts to German and gives only the following options...
  2. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, My CIC unit failed recently and I replaced with the exact same model number sourced off ebay. Then I paid an auto electrician specialist (Catronics in Surrey) to code in the new unit which they did to some level of success. The bluetooth works, the parking sensors work etc. However...
  3. Introductions
    Having driven and maintained Peugeots for almost 10yrs I bought one of my dream cars - E46 320D. I drove the car for 6 months before swirl flap failure happened. I set about fixing the problem to find that there had been flap failures prior to my purchase! Valves replaced and all back together...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    It seems I do have the N47 engine in my beautiful F10 which has the timing chain fault. The car is running perfect at the moment and is giving great MPG but will be selling it in the spring when the guarantee when I purchased the car runs out. I am disappointed with German car ownership now...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    I've been paying dealer prices for oil all this time, went onto amazon and found someone who dispatches from Germany what looks like exactly the same oil at 1/3 of the price, is this still the correct oil?
  6. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Its driving me crazy I need to know what type of alloys these are. I only know 2 things: they are made in germany by rh, and are 16". They dont come in blue but have been painted. Any help much appreciated!! Thanks
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, The language on my onboard computer keeps reverting back to German minutes after I have changed it to English. Can anyone help what to do to have it permanently as English as it is really annoying. Many thanks
  8. General BMW Discussions
    hi all, recently spoke to these guys regarding changing the I drive system on my F30 from normal I drive to the professional navigation one. They quoted me £1250 for all brand new BMW parts and fitting. I m seriously considering getting it. Anyone ever used or heard of them?? Regards
  9. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and need some help. I made a mistake in December 2014 by buying 320d SE E90 2006 - with 100k on the clock. Every thing was fine for couple of weeks then it was a 'starting' problem. White smoke at cold start for 15/20 seconds and when the engine was warmed...
  10. E36
    Hi guys I'm new here but not new to owning Bimmers or German cars. Having owned an e46 M3 and various old-school Mercs, I thought it was time to get back into a BMW after four years of WRX turbo action. I have written a few blog posts about the E36 325i I purchased, along with the confusion...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    anyone know the sequence to go through for the dde test, Read out fault memory of DDE control unit (DDE = Digital Diesel Electronics). Check stored fault messages. Rectify faults. Now clear the fault memory,my version is in german and what do you know i only read english,any help
  12. Midlands Region Meets
    Morning, As it was Wednesday, yesterday I attend the old VAG meet to find over 200 cars at a new location with a huge selection of German Cars. They ranged from VW through to BM and Mercs and the old American muscle to add a little sour taste lol. The meets well organised and doesn't have the...
  13. National BMW meets (the Big ones!)
    Hi all, myself, Gordon and Tom are proud to announce we will be holding our first show in September. This is a event where all German and associated makes of car are welcome. Tickets are £8 on the gate or £6 if pre bought at LowCollective Trade stands, music, food stalls and free show and...
  14. South East Region Meets
    Morning all We hold a monthly German car meet in Ipswich. It's based at the Orwell Truck Stop, A14, Ipswich, IP10 0DD. It's open to all German vehicles and associated models (eg mini, seat etc) We have a great venue with hot food available as well as a bar. It's held on smooth concrete and...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there very new to BMW's and not particularly engine savvy. I have this car with 79000 on it, last week or so from seting off its been like its struggling to get the fuel through and sets of slowly but then is fine when going. started making a loud noise and vibrating (seems to be from...
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