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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks - season's greetings to you all... The only thing I don't really like on my E46 330 is the dipped headlights (projector style). When I got it, a previous owner had retrofitted HIDs. These gave a really bright blue light - too blue for my liking and judging by the flashes I got, too...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Free and insrance friendly performance improvements Hi all, I'm looking for free-cheap, elbow grease ways to improve performance without "modifications". The reason for this is the outrageous price of modified insurance. See my post -...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi Guys just finished some engine work on the e61 2.0d for those who have not seen the earlier postings : e61 2.0d 1 lady driver to and from school ( arrrrggghhhh!) car is wrapped frozen gray sluggish engine several other problems ( rear wiper, brakes slightly seized, rather b----rd rear...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Just wanted to share some information on my remapped 325d E91 m sport in regards to suspension and handling improvements, in the hope it could be useful. The car wasn't handling particularly well and the front wheels would wander over undulations. Each time I hit some roughness in the...
  5. E46
    Thought I would start a project thread so I can keep track of the work carried out on our 2004 320d SE, purchased for the wife to use as a daily. Its nothing special but it does the job. I got it with 140k on the clock. So far I've done the following: Swirl flap removal / blanked EGR valve...
  6. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    The sound from the OEM stereo is really pants to say the least. Theres very little bass and no kind of power to the sound. The car has the sat nav head unit and standard speakers. not sure how many speakers there should be? My 2008 E92 had little subwoofers under the seats hidden away. Looking...
  7. BFuk Open Topic
    Hello everyone, I'm writing my Master Thesis on Social CRM in the premium car market. I try to find out in which way car manufacturers can use social media in order to improve customer relationships. For this reason I would like to consult you as BMW fans and experts: How do you interact with...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My first BMW and I'm really enjoying it. I've read a bunch of stuff on what goes wrong and such, and I'm wondering if there are some easy things I can do now to improve performance. The previous owner did a decent job of keeping up the maintenance. Things I've already done: Changed the oil (I...
  9. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    I know the Z3 is never going to be a sports car but is there any way to improve the handling? Mine is a 1999 2.8. What are the recommendations for improvement? 1). I am not looking to lower the car but would like to stop the wallowing feeling and generally slack feeling at the back. 2). If...
  10. BMW Tuning Forum
    Good day to you all. I have just bought an absolutely beautiful 325i Sport Touring in fantastic condition. My first beemer and I'm officially in love. Anyhow - just wondering if there are any improvements to the engine or otherwise that are worth doing to raise performance/handling etc. any...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there, I have read many posts on mpg and how to improve it ie alter driving style , tyre pressures and no pianos on the roof etc . I have a 318i e46 n42 with 123,000 on the clock and was wondering if it was time to replace oxygen / lamda/ air flow sensors ? I understand these can eventually...
  12. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    BMW E31 Headlight Performance Improvements Do your 8-Series headlights give poor results? Everything gone a bit dull and fuzzy? Here's how to get them working properly again! Mine looked like this: This is the dipped beam projector lens, it looks milky and produces a poor beam...
  13. E46
    Right first things first...... I bought the car October 2009 after a lot of saving a searching. Originally I was after a 1998/99 E36 323 Convertible M-Tech and spotted the perfect one on autotrader. 1999 323 Converible - Dark blue, white leather, full M-tech with 18" MV1 alloys but had 81,00...
  14. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi guys. I have a 4.4 740iL E38 and was wondering if a remap would improve the MPG any. I do about 600 miles a week mostly motorway. The performance of the engine is fine so my only reason to remap was if it gave me MPG improvements. Can anyone advise?
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