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  1. 3 series F30 heavy steering

    General BMW Discussions
    On our 2018 1 series I have been able to change the steering so as to make it lighter within the sport drivedrain etc settings. However, on my 2012 320i F30 3 series the steering is heavy as if in sport mode all the time, is there another way to make steering on my 3 series lighter as it does...
  2. 2005 118i Sport - DTC light, heavy engine judder + engine light on

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello again. Hope I found the correct thread for this. I just bought my first BMW 118i 2005 Sport and failed miserably. Car was ok during the test drive or I did not notice anything suspicious. The woman that sold me this car claimed it had "no issues whatsoever", however the reality showed that...
  3. 2012 135i Heavy Steering

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi folks. My wife has a 2012 E82 135i as her daily driver which has now done around 65,000 kms. Right from day one it has had heavy steering and the dealer even overinflated the tyres prior to delivery to try and mask this (we had the car built, so were not able to test drive). We run...
  4. 1999 E38 735i - Loss of Power under heavy throttle intermittently

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello all, I am hoping you can help me, I recently purchased a 1999 E38 735i with 92,000 miles. After a couple of weeks of ownership I noticed the car was intermittently losing power at higher revs under medium to heavy throttle power. This was happening between 3000 - 5500rpm. The car would...
  5. Heavy steering

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello people need advice. Brought a bmw 3 series two days ago my first bmw. The steering is very heavy and the guy assured me this is normal. Since yesterday I can hear a very faint whinning noise when turning the steering wheel. Any ideas what this could be ??
  6. Bmw 320 heavy steering

    General BMW Discussions
    HI ppl need advice. Just bought a 2007 bmw 320. I have noticed the steering is very heavy is this normal. The person who I brought it from states this is normal for a bmw 320 ??
  7. 2004 E53 3.0D Heavy steering!

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have only had the car a few weeks now, but I find the steering quite heavy - certainly compared to my previous car - an E61. The PAS fluid is at the right level, and the drive belt is as it should be, the tyre pressure is set to 32psi as recommended - is the steering heavy on these?? I...
  8. steering wheel wobble under heavy braking

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am experiencing steering wheel wobble when I heavy brake over 70mph. I think it may be the discs but I have heard many thoughts on this. none of them actually own a BMW. Whats your thoughts on this and possible repairs????
  9. E61 tailgate struts heavy boot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I’m thinking I maybe need to replace or service the tailgate struts on my 2005 e61 touring. The boot is very stiff to open and close but it does stay open on its own. I have been looking for aftermarket struts but previous forum posts elsewhere are saying stay away from the cheap stuff. BMW...
  10. M52TU Heavy Throttle Pedal

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello folks, Ever since I got the 523i I've felt the throttle pedal is very heavy to operate. I've had 2 other E39s and this one is definitely not right. I mentioned it to the mechanic at the BMW specialist while it was in for something else and he agreed it was stiff, suggested it could do...
  11. Heavy Steering

    Hi just brought my first e30 steering is heavy. I'm told to check steering fluid but I can't find it . Thanks Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. E46 boot/trunk cable loom replacement (pic heavy)

    Technical Guides for the E46
    BMW E46 Boot lid cable replacement You may find that at some point that you are unable to open, lock or unlock the boot (or trunk) of your BMW E46 with the key remote, or even manually with the key. The ‘boot open’ light will remain lit up the dashboard despite having closed and locked it...
  13. BMW E61 535D Window Trim Removal and Vinyl Wrapping - E60, 5 Series - Picture Heavy!!!!

    BMW Guides and How To's
    The window trims on my 2007 BMW E61 535D have bothered me since I got it due to the poor condition of the trims. This seems to be a common problem on all cars and made the search for replacement 2nd hand trims pointless. I asked the dealer for a price for the 22 pieces of trim I would require...
  14. X1 heavy steering

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have recently returned to what I hoped would be the wonderful world of BMW ownership with a 2014 x1. I am however I a little disappointed with the heaviness of the steering, I choose one that has servotronic which according to the blurb makes The steering light for parking and more...
  15. 320d LCI E90 Very heavy steering

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hello everyone I used to own a pre lci 320d and never had an issue with steering and felt it was a lovely tight feeling. The LCI 320d I have now is very heavy, very difficult for one arm manoeuvring. The steering gets lighter when I get the speed up but returns to very heavy at low speeds. I...
  16. E46 Heavy Engine Suction & Shaking When Idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Guys I have a BMW E46 318i (1998). In the past 3 months my car has began to shake and the rev counter dips when the car is idle. The engine is SOHC so no VANOS. I asked a couple of friends with mechanical knowledge to assess the problem just now and the first big issue they found was...
  17. Heavy vibration on clutch engage DMF? Clutch set? or?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I have tried searching around but couldnt find information about it although its a known topic. My car vibrates or even shakes so much when clutch starts to engage. Now I know DMF costs a lot... Do I have to get new clutch set if I get a new DMF? Could it be anything else? I am...
  18. MV2 18'' Refurb - Picture heavy

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi Guys, as a new member to the forum and after buying my E46 330i Sport I thought Id start off with a bit of a whopper post about how I refurbed my wheels. The car I bought was cheap for the spec of it and the bodywork was slightly chipped and a few small dents which I have now fixed but the...
  19. Heavy steering

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi all. With all the wizardry on my 2011 730d, is there anyway to make the steering lighter? Just traded in an E350 merc coupe which had alot lighter steering, this was effortless to throw around. Any ideas chaps? Many thanks, ourhenery.
  20. E46, 2016 Upgrading single DIN head unit PICTURE HEAVY!

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Mostly all discussions around single din upgrade on various forums are outdated so I just thought I post here my experience, sourcing parts and installing - this isn't really a guide since there are plenty other posts demonstrating what is required to remove existing head unit and its associated...