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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I own an e90 and just had water pump and thermostat changed due to car not circulating water causing car to overheat and leak and was wondering if anyone knows what could be causing the this problem Thank you
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2004 e46 318Ci Just recently there has been some emulsified oil on the dip stick. Not a lot but its there. I have also had to top up the coolant a little bit. First thought is head gasket but could it be another issue? I'm really not a mechanic, any guidance is greatly appreciated.
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, new to all this , just bought a e46 330ci a few weeks ago and seemed like a good buy , everything seems to be running fine / super quite on start up , no vanos rattles, over heating clonks or leaks . 140k on the clock good history valve cover gasket has just been done ect . Only used it...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys. I have a 1997 323i manual and got some problems with it. There was quite a bit of condensation coming out of the exhaust, so I changed the spark plugs, ignition coils, oil and filter. Now the problem is, the condensation is not a small amount. And it doesn't always go away when the...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, i need to change the head gasket on my e34 m43b18 engine. I found out it is Ā«strech boltsĀ» but i was wondering if anyone knows the torque and the pattern the bolts need to be tighten in?
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I recently bought a 3 series E90 2005 with the N46B20O1 engine (3 months ago) and has done 97,000 miles, I had two overheats, though the first was due to a bad clip on a pipe (I just replaced it with a jubilee clip), on that first overheat I had to keep driving it due to the road I was on...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2001 318 Ci with a leaky head gasket , since im about to fix it what other parts should I change seeing the motor is gonna be open? its a pretty high mileage car with poor maintenance from what i can tell. It just clocked over 250.000k kms. So far I've done the water pump and the oil...
  8. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I'm new and not very mechanically-minded (female) and I joined to see if anyone can help me with a problem with my 2004 E46 facelift model, 320i petrol/manual MSport convertible, I'm told that it has the N63 engine. I do an 80 mile commute to work daily and the car is essential as I am...
  9. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, just looking for some advice and guidance. I own a E38 740i 4.4 1997 so the none vanos m62 engine. I have a blown head gasket, I have been told that they are now discontinued. Now if this is the case has anyone been able to source them from anywhere else? (I know I could just drop a...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My car has overheated at least ten times by now, I've changed everything in the cooling system, except for the radiator and expansion tank's cap. After couple months of peace, it overheated again, first I thought it could be the fan since it was not working when car got hot, but I...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hey everyone off to a painful start on owning a car - having just bought a little 316ti compact sport last week. got it back from seller 90 miles away no problems on saturday, only to find a slight oil dripping leak overnight. used it for short drives for a few days - all fine bar the dripping...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I bought my 04 reg ,318i 2.0L two months ago. Few weeks ago I noticed coolant lost (yellow warning sign on). I kept topping up the system each time it was needed as I was unable to locate the leak. Then couple of days ago expansion tank burst and all the coolant escaped the system. There...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys. I have the opportunity to purchase a 2000 BMW 318ci. It's a car that has been parked up for a while due to what is apparently a bad head gasket. I went to see the car today and found a couple of interesting things. The car did start and was just puring clouds of white smoke out of...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I've had issues with my car burning oil, intermittent rough idle and blowing out the oil filler (blow by?) I did a Compression Test with the engine warm, and here are the results: Cyl 1 Dry: 210 PSI Cyl 1 Wet: 250PSI Cyl 2 Dry: 210PSI Cyl 2 Wet: 250 PSI Cyl 3 Dry: 210 PSI Cyl 3...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, This is my first post and was hoping to get some advice, I've got a BMW E46 318ci with the full M3 body kit/alloys. Looks Awesome! However the head gasket has blown and I don't know whether its worth the repair costs. I was wondering what you reckon I should do? Sell or repair...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey I've been trying to find the answer to my problem but can't find anything that fits my issue. I have a 1994 316i automatic, I've had it for a few weeks and one day I was driving and when I took off from a stop sign it died, it did restart but I had to be very gentle on the gas when taking...
  17. Introductions
    My name's Fe and I'm entirely new to owning a BMW (as of last week!). I now have a 1996 316i E36 which I really like due, in part, to the charming quirkiness of having both a 1.6l engine and a spoiler! Unfortunately, due to an incredible level of bad luck, my car managed to blow a head gasket...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey everyone I recently did the head gasket on the motor but now the timing is out and wondered if anyone knows what the camshaft should be set as in relation to cylinder 1 TDC, exhaust valve open/intake valve open/both closed with lobes up/both closed with lobes down etc.....????? Many thanks
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I would be more than happy if you could help me regarding my 323i! Today when I checked my beloved one I noticed less than 1mm silverish film on the inside of the oil cap:jaw-dropping. The engine does not overheat, no exhaust smoke at all, the temp needle sticks in the middle, no...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi (This is a long post, so if anyone doesn't bother to read the whole, just scroll down to summary ;) ) My problems started when I noticed there was not coming any heat into the cabin, and the coolant temp never would reach 12 o'clock mark in the dash. At first I thought that the termostat...
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