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  1. Prevent rust on wheel arch idea

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi It occurred to me it might be worthwhile putting in the metal gap that the plastic wheel mud guard rests on some kind of filler such as putty so that water doesn't get in and stay there, any thoughts? I eventually finished off the wheel arch painting. It looks a lot easier on YouTube,
  2. Weapon amnesty in a prison, personally I think great idea!

    BFuk Open Topic Here's the intro " A governor at a Kent prison plagued by violence has been criticised for holding a weapons amnesty in an attempt to prevent inmates stabbing each other." Makes sense right...
  3. Very Strange Beeping Sound, BMW Garage has No Idea. Help Please!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone. I have a e39 525i For the last 6 weeks there has been a strange beeping sound that is coming from what it sounds like, behind the dash where the speedo area is. It is sometimes constant when I am driving, or even when the car is static, and sometimes intermittent. This is a...
  4. Any idea what this is? E9x 320d

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there New to the forum, after a bit of advice. Just noticed that the thing at the top in the picture (hose protector box , conduit?) is resting loosely on top of the engine cover on my 56 e91 320d. Not too sure how long it’s been like that but pretty sure I’d have noticed it before. Can’t...
  5. 3rd party messing about after accident-credit hire a good idea?

    General BMW Discussions
    last tuesday i was greeted by a prius which failed to give way on a roundabout and i ploughed into it. took pictures of where my car was etc, started recording and went over to confront the driver, he admitted on camera that its his fault and his brakes dont work and he was very late to his...
  6. F10 Idea's for Replacement Seized Brake Disc Retaining Screw? (After Drilling).

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys A little advice needed if you please. I swapped out my 520d F10 FRONT brake pads and discs (to ATE discs & EBC Yellowstuff pads) and all went pretty well. Back breaking stuff! :eek Only issue was the offside disc retaining screw just did not want to come out! We fought for over an hour...
  7. Please i have no idea what they have done to my car!!! BMW E90 320D 2.0D DIESEL INLET MANIFOLD flaps removed?????

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    so i bought a e92 2008 two weeks ago. the HPFP decided to fail sending metal bits though the fuel system. i know i must replace,pump,injectors,lines,fuel filter and check tank for metal! but when my mechanic was doing the work he found that the BMW E90 320D 2.0D DIESEL INLET MANIFOLD had been...
  8. 2010 320i (3ltr) owner. Newcomer. No Gear No Idea.

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site (although I been viewing it for a day or two). I've joined in the hope of learning something (and hopefully become able to pass knowledge on as I learn). I'm really enjoying driving my new (to me) BMW although I do have some concerns regarding its health.
  9. 94k = Bad idea ?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi people Im looking at swaping my current 59 118d m sport for a auto 120d sport 2011. I have one major hang up...the 120d has 94k on the clock and ive read conflicting opinions about high mileage cars. My main driving is motor driving too and from work 117 miles a day most weeks. Is this a...
  10. EGR restrict idea. Without EML light (hopefully)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just had an idea on restricting the EGR vac line. I want to delete the EGR but I have a EU4 so light will be on as you know. I know you can map the light out, but nearest garage to me that can do it is over an hour away. I have the idea of using this: Its for aquariums to control the air...
  11. Avant Garde Alloys, no idea of model or if real

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all, I'm interested in buying the alloys wheels you see attached, I can't find anywhere even on the Avant Garde website a matching picture in order to identify the Model of alloys, this makes me think they may not be the really item, any help on this would be great so thanks in advance.
  12. E21 idea in the right bit this time...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, think i put this in the wrong bit to start... After a r26 bug has fizzled out... (A few cars ive been meaning to look at have failed mot/need more doing to them) i have come across a e21 316 with a m20b25 conversion which seems to peak my interest! I need the car to do the work...
  13. Coilovers a good idea?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    This isn't set in stone as yet but I'm semi thinking of coilovers. The only negative is the loss of ride comfort I've had in the past. Cheap ones on my mk4 golf were awful, but FKs on my seat Ibiza were more comfortable than standard. Are there any recommendations out there? I'm running 19"...
  14. Any idea what this is?!

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Couple of images attached for your expertise - one from 120d with item / one from 118d without? What is it? Thanks Nick
  15. E46 328i stalls ,no idea why

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys,writing on behalf of my mate who has a problem with his bmw e46 keeps stalling on the revs,but strangely not all the just had a oil service and chain tensioner changed.Just had a look at the car running :at first on acceleration it was misfiring probably as exhaust...
  16. Any idea what this is?

    General BMW Discussions
    Just bought a X6 40D on a 61 plate and taking a closer look in the drivers foot well I found a switch, a button and what looks like a mic? any ideas?
  17. any idea on were to buy cartoon kits?

    I am looking to make some edges to go around my twin twin exhaust and the spraying the bumper bottom bit gloss black. i can not find any kits to do it my self, I've had a garage quote me but want the whole car for 3 days, which i can not afford to do, any info would be appreciated,
  18. 118D (2007) issues. Fault code list... any idea what these mean?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hey guys, Let me first explain the symptoms... If the car is left for a day or two, it'll run fine for maybe 20-50 miles. The dash and seemingly the electronics seem to then die, the car will still run -the engine, gearbox will operate as normal with no apparent loss of power, the power...
  19. Any idea on the cost..

    General BMW Discussions
    Its looking like the Hydraulic tappets on my E46 M43TU,are rattling like mad. Any idea of the cost of replacing these,at a independant,not main dealer garage. The car has done 168,000 and drives well apart from the above.
  20. Max & Match - Good idea?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, In the last few months I've become obsessed by the E30. I currently drive an Alfa 147 Q2 because I needed the diesel economy at the time but now I don't, I want a plucky little RWD chuckabout for pure driving pleasure. My budget is whatever I could get for my Alfa, which I'd estimate...