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  1. Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    I'm always surprised when members go off immediately to a mechanic when the car starts smoking on idle and when accelerating - from my own experience 50% - 60% of smoking cases are actually the Pressure Control Valves rather than the Valve Stem Seals. If you have smoking problems, do this first!
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, so I have a gen 1 M57 from an E39, I have just bought it, and I would like to change the timing chain tensioners. Wondering if there are guides on how to do this anywhere?
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello I am considering buying a 318d M Sport 2006. Its covered 90000 miles. Are there any common issues that i should look for when viewing the car? Also is there anything that generally need replacing/fixing around the 90-100k mileage? Any help will be appreciated. Many Thanks
  4. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    About to change my steering wheel, I’m going from airbag to a non airbag wheel. Got a -95 328i Cabrio. I’m having trouble finding a well made guide for this conversion. Like, people are using 2.0ohm and 3.3ohm 0.5watt resistors for the airbag but which one is it? How do you install a...
  5. BFuk Open Topic
    Hi I just went to a guide dogs for the blind presentation and one thing they are campaigning for is making electric car manufacturers aware of the issue of sound being a key aspect of safety for blind people who rely on hearing cars to know they are there, do you think most car owners would mind...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Recently dipped my toes into the 1-Series world after being mostly a 5-series bore. Took a look at doing the valve cover gasket today which is something I've done lots of times on the 5xxi straight 6s and V8s. I couldn't find a decent clip of this job being done on a 1-series. Can someone...
  7. Technical Guides for the BMW X Series
    I am thinking of getting one towards the end of the year. What are they like to live with. What's the best engine. I believe you can get a model with the low tax. Any tips or buyers guide?
  8. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, So I changed all of my spark plugs to NGK Iridiums today. Found most of the plugs/coils were soaked in oil. I am assuming this is valve cover gasket leak? If so, are there any decent easy to follow guides out there? Will it cause any problems if i don't have them replaced? Thanks in...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, new to the forum but been reading the odd post for a while. The guides and DIY's on here are really useful. I brought myself a 320i Coupe nearly a year ago. Love the car despite really wanting a 325i (insurance costs were a killer unfortunately) but I'm not sure if I should be worried...
  10. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi all, I'm going to look at a 53 plate z4 3.0, which has only 50k miles on the clock. It is an automatic and has semi good history, though mostly recently it has been serviced every two years or so. Is there any work that should have been done, things to look for or additional features this...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello there.

 Been wanting to switch over to LEDs for my prefacelift e46 estate without dishing out the money for the kits, so I went on a search to piece it together myself. After stumbling over an “expensive” mistake, I felt the need to clarify what it takes to do it (with my model) and try...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I am looking at an E90 318/320d as my next car. Is there a buyers guide anywhere? Things I have established so far is that I want an m47 version for the more reliable timing chain engine. Also turbos seems to give problems if the crankcase breathers aren't changed? Also seen few reports...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey Folks, Wondering if someone could direct me to a guide for coding in the diamond shaped key fob that has worked properly for them. There seems to be a few online but it doesn't look as though they work for everyone. Is there anything I need to be aware of depending year/model variant? Or...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello Does anyone know of an information source for an explanation of fault codes. I've recently used a new diagnostics reader and it listed the following fault codes stored on my vehicle. 1. A0B2 Supply, terminal 30E 2. 4513 Thermal oil-level sensor signal 3. 5089 line status does not...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi, everyone, well got a m62b44 lump hoping to rebuild, seen a utube vid on changeing the shoes on the exhaust chain tensioners?, any ideas what there called and where to get them? thanks
  16. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Don't know if anybody has seen this... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/used-car-buying-guides/bmw-8-series-e31-used-car-buying-guide
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, The top guide broke and part of it went through the engine cover.The chain is not broken etc and I have read on here somewhere someone else had the same issue and only replaced the top guide and all was well. The car only has 42k on it, it has the n42 engine, nuff said from what I have...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hello! im looking into purchasing a bmw e90 3 series but, im leery about purchasing one because ive heard "horror stories" about german cars. That theyre just too expensive to fix compared to a honda or toyota. Im looking to find a buyers guide for this car how many miles (kilometers) are too...
  19. Introductions
    Hello everyone! Another newbie on the forum. I have my 2nd 740, and this time i decided to keep this car for the next 20 years or so. Regarding to this, I would like to make it a little bit more unique. It is a 1997(registered) 740i 4.4 v8 My aim is to get about 50-100 extra HP out of it...
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    :mad Originally mentioned when it happened first time in 2015 and luckily had comprehensive warranty thank god. http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f22/bmw-318i-e90-engine-management-light-camshaft-sensor-t320457/#post2108145 Driving to work on Wednesday and the red low oil pressure comes on...
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