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  1. 2007 318d e90 has horrible noise.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, new here...... Im hoping someone here may be able to help. Ive recently bought this car and knew it was in need of a good service after checking it over, but after a couple of days a noise has developed comin from here.......see attached. Also taking a closer look ive noticed a hole...
  2. Horrible noise on cold start (2006 318Ci N46)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. This is a clip of my 2006 318Ci (N46) starting up cold: It doesn’t make the noise on a warm startup. It also has a tendency to idle fairly rough when cold, but I’m not sure it’s related. No warning lights or anything and the last time I had it read my mechanic didn't mention any codes...
  3. Horrible noise from the engine bay suddenly appeared

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello, Just yesterday my F20 116i started to make a horrible noise when I reach 1800 revs until about 2600 (only when driving). After that it goes back to normal sounding engine also sounds normal when just idling. Checked my engine bay and there’s a small crack in the plastic pipe just before...
  4. N42b18b Horrible MPG of 15.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello There, I have been wondering why this creepy N42 in my 316ti is sucking Fuel too much. for a trip of 7 Kilometers it sucks 1 liter of Fuel. I monitored the Car through OBD and it's clearly sucking fuel. The OBD term Average Fuel consumption displays 9.5% but in reality when I log a trip...
  5. E60 530D M Sport - 56 Plate - Horrible smell.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok so as above, my car has a horrible burning type smell, comes in through the cabin when stationary and also can smell it outside of the car when moving, most noticeable when hot. EDIT: M57N2 Engine. The car was booked in for the manifold to be replaced, they found that when the new DPF was...
  6. Horrible knocking sound please helpppp!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys this is my first post read a lot before signing up but could really use some help my 320i has just started making a knocking sound coming from the engine drivers side sort of half way down below the engine cover I'll try attach a video if it works but it does it from hot or cold and...
  7. horrible headlight

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    HI All Wondered if you could help. As you can see from the photos below, one of my headlights looks lovely and new the other not so. the other looks like its got condensation on the inside of the glass as well as fading. Whats the best option to make this look like new again without spending...
  8. 2007 318i e90 horrible start up sound

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey, Does anyone know what is causing this horrible start up? Only does it on first start after sitting warm for around 20 mins. Starts up perfect straight after and no problems with cold starts. Please help :( Thanks
  9. e46 325i 2001 - common horrible burning type smell.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car like most e46's suffers from the horrible burning type crayon toxic smell. I have taken all the sound deadening out of the boot, but the smell remains. The smell I am pretty sure is coming from the sound deadening behind the rear passenger seats. I was thinking of ripping the material...
  10. Horrible - Fake BMW M Brake Caliper Covers

    General BMW Discussions
    This just sucks. From the article: The seller of these fakes says they fit pretty much newer BMW’s built from 2008 until today, starting with the BMW 7 Series and ending with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Last time we checked, there’s no such thing as an BMW M2 AT, but we could be wrong on...
  11. E46 N42 horrible engine rattle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I only have one fault with my E46 316i (N42 engine), but it's been driving me mad for almost a year now. On startup the engine is very quiet, but once the emissions pump thingy stops, I get a horrible tapping noise from the engine. It sounds like a knackered tappet, but the noise stops...
  12. 330d horrible smell on start and idle!!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi my 330d has started smelling a bit eggy on start up and when i stop at lights etc. i read different thing online. some say cat is broken some say battery and someone has told me egr valve could need replacing. the car has done 70,000 miles. any one else experienced same problem?
  13. 2006 330 CD Horrible blower noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've had this horrible noise develop coming from what I assume are the blowers. It first happened when I was driving back from picking up new wheels and just assumed it sounded like the tyres were rubbing on the leather as it sounded like that could've been it. You could also say it sounds like...
  14. E36 328i 1996 Horrible engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello there. I'm about ready to rip my scrotum off, but come here to seek your help before doing so. The engine on my car has been horrible for a loooong time, since I can remember, maybe since a head gasket job that was done a few years ago. (Maybe that's a coincidence, maybe it isn't) I have...
  15. 520d Horrible Ownership Experience... Please Help me!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey Guys, I purchased a BMW 520d from Navnit Motors, Andheri, Mumbai, on 5th Jan 2013. The Car is now 6 months old, and is driven around 1500 Kms. My ownership experience has been utterly miserable and would like to share it with you all. List of problems: 1> Within three weeks of ownership...
  16. 2001 318cI horrible tapping... Help!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've got a 318 2litre 4 cylinder. N42 engine, 121,000 miles on it, chain tensioner done around 5000 miles ago. It sounds like this: YouTube This is my engine. Could it be vanos solenoid, it has been struggling lately such as revs keep dropping. Many thanks.
  17. Horrible E46 318ci transmission noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car is an 01 318ci, m43 engine with 105k, most of a service history and doesnt look to have been an abused car. Except- whilst coming home tonight on the dual carriageway, sitting around 70ish coming up to a roundabout, i decelerated and there was an almighty clonk from the rear. As i slowed...
  18. Please help! 93 325i 1222 code horrible gas mileage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys new to this site and hope you guys could help me solve this problem I've been having. Let me state a few things I have replaced / cleaned. Cleaned icv New plugs and o2 sensor. New intake boots. No rips. New fuel filter New battery. Cleaned maf sensor and tried another used one So o...
  19. 1998 E36 323i Coupe - New discs and now get horrible grinding noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, Been a while since I posted, but recently I bought a 323i Coupe for Mrs Stratts and prior to the MoT in a few weeks I have replaced the discs and pads all round. When doing the rears, I had no problem getting the discs off and putting the new ones on, but since doing this I get a...
  20. Horrible experience at BMW Chiswick - worth reading

    General BMW Discussions
    I have been thinking of posting this here for few weeks but was extremely busy with work. Ok here's how it starts, last February I lost my spare key and I wasn't sure where I lost it either out or inside the house so I decided to get the key barred just incase if it gets into the wrong hand. So...