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  1. Any ideas what this noise is?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My 123d (2008) 80,000 miles has a tapping/knocking noise and I'm trying to figure out what it is. It sounds like its coming from the top of the engine under the fuel rail, in the cam area. The noise raises with the revs and I think it could be a worn hydraulic lifter. The car was standing for a...
  2. Mystery part - any ideas

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi folks, I found a plastic part in my car (2007 e92) and I cannot work out what it is or where its come from. Its stamped with a bmw roundel and part no is L7 118 501-04. I've checked on realoem and that part isn't listed. Any ideas? Sent from my STF-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. Won’t run.. any ideas?

    Hi My 2012 30d has been perfect for years until now, press the start button and she starts and runs for a few seconds, then sounds lumpy and dies, starts again straight away and then does the same over and over again. Maybe a fuel issue, possibly the pump, any suggestions or ideas please...
  4. Tilt Sensor Reset ideas?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, I was recently on a hill at traffic lights, just turned red and wanted to grab my wallet out of the glovebox, took key out to unlock it etc. put key back in and all I got was clicks. ever since it needed my jump pack to start. the alternator is working fine, and ive tried other...
  5. Online BMW diagnostics system

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum as a member although have used the forum before quite a few times to find information about my E53 with M64TUB44. I'm a website developer by heart but with almost 20 years experience I have touched a lot of areas within the IT industry and I have this idea...
  6. F30 M Sport Wheel Ideas

    Looking for some opinions on 20" wheels to put on my f30. Oem or aftermarket. What do people think? Thanks
  7. 2016 F30 wheel ideas!

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi, I have a 2016 F30 M Sport and I'm looking for 20" alloy wheels for it. Any ideas and pics of what looks good on them. Thanks!
  8. LED indicator on - any ideas?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    A RED LED indication on the middle FAN position on my 645CI has just come on. What causes this? I have no error messages showing on the DIS/OBD. Its the Manual A/C Fan speed rotary control, the middle fan icon is now illuminated RED. Any ideas?????:confused
  9. New to this looking for advice and ideas

    Hi recently joined I have a 2005 120d it's had first stage remap and pull a well looking for ideas bout exhausts and anything else to add to the car was thinking a straight fru pipe bigger alloys rear tints and want to upgrade the stereo time full screen seen them in older cars is it a pain in...
  10. Any ideas on the error codes?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey All, I have finally got my INPA cable! All setup and working, i found the attached error codes and have translated them best i can. I understand the glow plug one is common. Car is a 2004 E46 320d. Sometimes has a it of Hesitation nothing i'm too concerned with. My car sory of...
  11. [MISTERY - New alternator not charging, out of ideas] 2006 E92 330d aut

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there, I'm sucking with this issue since 2 weeks. Please help me out or I will push the car into the damn river. Long story short: 2006/08 E92 330D Automatic - Occasional red battery symbol error displays that disappeared in the past month Errors in ECU were the following: - Once when...
  12. 645CI Cold Starting issues - ideas?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I am getting a strange thing happening when starting my 645CI from cold - has anyone similar issues or is this just a characteristic of this engine? Scenario is as follows:- Car driven relatively low journeys 15 miles per day each day during week. Parked up on Fridays as I work from home on...
  13. 2001 x5 trans failsafe prog error - any ideas?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, Just bought a 2001 X5 with the "TRANS FAILSAFE PROG" error, drives fantastic for a short time then the error pops up and goes into limp mode. Had a look around at what could have gone wrong and I don't think i've seen this issue posted: When the error pops up you can smell burning -...
  14. 1998 M43 318i Engine swap ideas

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guy, just wondering what i can replace my factory m43 with? Iv googled and searched the forums but cant find many, if any ideas to swap it with. Would an sb20det fit? I thought there would be quiet a list for m43 swap outs but everything i can find is just swaps with a m50 or other similar...
  15. Any ideas what this is hanging down?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys Any ideas of what this could be? I beached the cars front end on a kerb and when I backed it off gently I noticed this loose underneath
  16. 316 27BB fault /p0015 running out of ideas and patience

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, there. im new to the forum and unfortunate im coming in with a problem but l do my best to give back as i can. i have read throgh several posts and researched a lot before posting. il try simplify while giving as much info as pos. i have an 04 316 e46 compact that has served me extremely...
  17. Electric steering wheel adjustment broken/not working, and ideas?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Yesterday my steering wheel stopped moving back and forth, and unfortunately it's stuck in the fully retracted position meaning it's a bit of a stretch to reach when driving (i have my seat a long way back). It still moves up and down though. I was hoping it was going to cure itself overnight...
  18. Dipped beam fault - out of ideas!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Latest fault is dipped beam right side. First tried replacing bulb even though old one looked ok - fault. Tried swapping bulb with Left hand unit - still faults. Checked all fuses for lights/modules in glove box and boot - all fine. Any body got any ideas be much appreciated! It's a 2006 E61...
  19. E60 530D...Pre 2K lag, any ideas?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Trying to track down an issue with boost I guess on my 530d If I drive slowly, it’s hardly noticeable…so allowing a more progressive acceleration…but I do like to plant it allot and really shouldn’t have a blip in power like this. Just feels laggy pre 2k revs and then pulls like train...
  20. Refurbishing Plastics - Any ideas?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So, some of the plastics in my interior have become scuffed (drivers side door pocket - next to window switches & rear centre tray inbetween seats), has anyone got any ideas on if and how they can be refurbished? Or are those parts replaceable? Thanks!