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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Is it possible to replace egr vacuum hose without removing inlet manifold?
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    All, With the car having now done over 150,000 miles, I'm thinking of refreshing all hoses. Figured there may be some wear and tear. I've had a search on here and on the Web and a lot of posts/videos point to the 335d. Could anyone advise: 1) which hoses I need to replace? Is there a diagram...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, can you help me with finding the correct way to connect the vacuum pipes? Removed the intake to remove the swirl flaps and found out most hoses are cracked and came out, have no idea which one goes where. I found a schematic, but it shows a splitter(the part marked with 4,don't know...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Expansion tank has just gone ton the 330ci Got a new one to replace it with (although was goin to be next week, Sod’s law says it would blow up today whilst on the m1!!!) Looks like I’ll need a top hose too, but goin to get the bottom one as well Where’s the best place to get them from? Looked...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all Want to replace the hoses for the turbo and the engine mounts. Looking online the prices seem quite steep for some braided hose. Can anyone suggest where i can get it by the meter? Many Thanks RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Morning folks, I’m (still) looking to replace my brake lines as part of my overhaul, and wondered if anyone had done this recently and had any advice? I’ll be looking to use copper/nickel pipe aka Cunifer, which are reported to not suffer from corrosion. I’ve seen a few posts on here, and...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My beloved 318ci has had two coolant hoses break in two weeks. Should I roll with it, and chalk it up as a conicidence or am I going to be replacing all the hoses over the next 6 months? Any advice, or opinion will be welcome. Milo
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi to all....i have e39 523i 1999 with double vanos..this is my problem: i have pressure in uper hose and down hose .,,if you touch the hoses there are very hard. -temp its normal no overheatting 95-96 c all time sometimes stacionary engine work 40 min and no overheatting ,and when drive its...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dearest friends, I'm hoping you can help. I feel obliged to say that I have already spent the entirety of yesterday seeking help both through the search tool on this forum, Google and the E46 Owners Club on Facebook. I've had this 316i for just over a year and I got absolutely mugged off by...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks, I have recently picked up a bargain 525tds touring which has a couple of issues, the most serious being that the passenger side rear air suspension deflates quickly when parked, leaving the back end sagging to one side. I have traced the cause of the fault. At some point someone has...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Posted this in the wrong area by mistake :sarcastic Hi all, just wanted to see if anyone might have any ideas on this. I am currently in the process of removing my fuel tank and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to disconnect the expansion tank hoses on the driver's side. The clamps...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I know this has been covered but I have searched and can't seem to find a definite answer. Removed the engine cover and noticed the vacuum pipes looking a bit worse for wear. The car is running fine but thought I would replace them before the inevitable happens. I have stumbled upon these...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I know as much about cars, as I do about quantum physics..... I want to replace the vacuum hoses on my 320d (1999), can anyone tell me where, or who I can order them from. I've been told I might have a perished hose somewhere, making the car sluggish at low revs... I've ordered a...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, I removed my inlet manifold today with a friend and cleaned it all out, now reasonably clean... The problem is the hoses, more specifically their location. My friend pulled them off without labelling them and now it won't start, or does but stalls. The car is an 05 320d (150)...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a quite modified E46 ( see photo ) & am trying to locate a silicone hose set ( red ) for this engine ( finding rocking horse poo would be easier ) i have a couple of the easier 1's ( sourced from Auto Silicone Hoses ) but the main intricate hoses i cannot source ( finding rocking horse...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I am trying to locate a silicone hose set for a BMW E36 325 TDS will any of other models go on been trying for ages to resolve this problem got some of the way there with Auto silicone hoses help but the main water hose etc cannot be found & want to put them of as i have the front of the car off...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning all, As im sure you are all aware you shouldn't have any oil in your intercooler. Yesterday I went out to my car (1999 530d M57d30) and there was a patch of oil under the car. (I was going out to clean the MAF anyway) so I cleaned the O/S part of the engine bay to see where it was...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Can anyone recommend where to get replacement vacuum hoses for a 335d 2008, and what lenghts. Are these suitable 3mm Silicone Vacuum Tubing They come in 3M lengths and was going to order 1 3M length of each colour (Black / red / blue)
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Both 6 line, obviously. I've noticed that Goodridge list different part numbers for the two cars but I've got a set cheap from eBay. I didn't check until after though :hihi Does anyone know any reason they wouldn't be OK to use on the M3? The 325i in question also being an E36.
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