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  1. 2004 e46 316ti, rough idle and difficult hot start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, My name is Sergei and i live in Holland. I recently bought a e46 316ti compact. After a few weeks i noticed the following syptoms: - Car idled rough, like it's got a big aggressive cam. Nice and steady at 700ish rpm, but rumbling. - Hot starting is horrible, there is some serious...
  2. 320D touring hard starting when hot

    hi people new to forum so hello to everyone on this lovely rainy summers english day lol anyhew bought a e46 320D se touring in topaz blue lovely looking touring shes done 209,574 miles so fairly high but got her cheap with a hot starting issue? when shes cold starts fine soon as shes up to...
  3. 1996 e36 316i - Hot starting issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all! First and foremost, I'm new to the forum but glad to have found you! I have just bought a 1996 e36 316i Compact as my first car and I'm excited to say the least. Everything seemed to run well on first inspection and the test drive went smoothly, I had a friend who has owned a couple...
  4. 2000 E39 535i - wot no hot air?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My ageing but still lovely old 535i has developed a quirk with it's heating. Car starts and hot air is forthcoming almost immediately. If you drive for about 20 mins the hot air disappears and nothing on the control panel seems able to bring it back. The fan control is all fine and the aircon...
  5. 2001 318i (M43) getting too hot to touch!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The above car alternator went suddenly. Reasonably for a 15 year old car. Bought one from Ebay from a 1999 year car. The car braker/seller said it has only done 40,000 miles. So, thought it is a good buy. I replaced the alternator and put everything back. Started the car and bingo...
  6. Hot starting issue - 730d e65

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. Cat starts fine when cold, but can often refuse to start when hot. It can crank for a number of seconds before I remove/reinsert the key and try again. It starts after a few attempts. What could be a likely cause? It did get scanned some time ago for another issue, I remember the guy...
  7. heater not getting hot drivers side 2006 e90

    hi can any one help I have a e90 and the heater is not getting hot on the drivers side cheers Wayne
  8. F20 heater won’t blow hot

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi everyone, The other half has just bought a f20 116i and the heaters have decided they don’t want to get hot? The passenger side vent appears to get warmer than the rest but nothing to what I’d expect. Any ideas at what to look at first? Or common problems? Any help is much appreciated...
  9. 520d smoke when hot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I have a 2006 520d touring with about 200k on the clock. The car has been well maintained and drives well but have had this persistent problem over the years. When the car is heated up, for example when driving in city traffic, I get white smoke out the back and strong smell of diesel fumes...
  10. e90 330i n52 ticking when hot

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    HI, MY n52 light ticking when its hot. no ticking noise on cold start. still could be lifters? IF yes, can this affect engine? here is video -
  11. E46 Air Con woes! Blowing hot air when car not moving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! I currently have a 2005 E46 320d Touring Sport that I got from a family member as a spare car. In honesty I wasn't expecting too much as it's covered over 170,000 miles, but it drives superbly and the engine seems great too. Unfortunately there is a problem relating to the air con...
  12. Air con cold for two weeks then hot again?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I'm new to BMWs so any help is appreciated. My air con was not producing cold air when I bought it so I decided to try a regas first as it's the cheapest option. Made the air con cold for all of two weeks! The air con has gone back to being warm. What are the best things to check...
  13. 2000, E39, 530d, difficult starting when hot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi My 530d will turn over on the starter and struggles to fire up or won't fire up only when hot with less than half a tank. It runs well normally, starts ok always when cold but will shut down during hard acceleration but will start straight away. Error codes initially were: 1). 1E25...
  14. 520D LCI Stall when hot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All! I'm hoping to get some help with an issue I'm having with my 2009 520d. From cold it runs fine with no hesitation or lack of power for about 20-30mins then it loses power, and eventually stalls when I come to a stop. I can start it up again fine, but it stalls after a few seconds. If...
  15. All steamed up 2004 E36 318i sport saloon heater/ auto climate always hot

    Hi everyone, I have seen many comments about the confusing auto climate control on these car and that a lot of people just use the manual settings so apologies if covering old ground. My car seems to be stuck at 16 degrees , I can raise the temperature with the red button and lower with the blue...
  16. 116i Kept Dying, Has Now Died! Red Hot Manifold After 5mins. Help Please.

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have had a strange issue with my wifes 116i. I have noticed for a while it was a bit stuttery when moving off, but it's always been great other than this. It did have the cam chain recall fix a few years after buying (done by BMW). Perhaps this is related to this issue, or maybe not? Last...
  17. no hot air in cabin - stuck!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I know this is a common issue and I have searched but i haven't found a definitive answer. Overnight my fans suddenly will only blow cold air. So far I have removed the heater control valve and tested it and its fine. I've also bled the cooling system to try to remove any air stuck in there...
  18. 1998 E36 325TDS-hard start when hot and not idling,excessive smoking

    hie guys,am new to this forum,i own a 325 tds which is givin me a hard tym,it had a hard start wen hot and was fluctuating wen idling,replaced the injector pump and its gone bad to worse nw,the hard start is still there,nw it does not even idle,and its nw smoking excessively,i rili need some...
  19. 2009 E93 325 M Sport - Centre console gets hot

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    I have just noticed that the centre console is getting hot. Not too hot that you cant touch it but certainly warms your hands on a cold morning. It is hottest by the ashtray and gets cooler as you work back towards the arm rest. Any ideas please???.
  20. Climate control problem too hot in cabin...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi when i set my climate control to 16 degrees and automatic on the air con display it just keeps heating up the interior to over 25 degrees pumping out the heat:frown and its unbearable any ideas??? thanx...