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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Got a good reconditioned turbo sent then back my dodgy part and didn't realise I should of kept this bracket... Can anyone give me a name or part number? One pic has it missing one with it attached...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, wondering if someone could please possibly help me diagnose my recent problems, bear with me..... Coming home from work the other night I was driving on the motorway and all of a sudden the car went into limp mode with the EML coming on, pulled over turned it off and then on again and...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi folks, I would be very grateful if you could give me some help with my E91 Just before Christmas I lost boost on my 320d (N47) and have only just been able to get around to taking a look at it. I pulled the following codes from DIS: 4A79 4A74 449A 452A 41A2 I ran the actuator test and...
  4. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, I'm back once again with another issue! This morning, went to start my 1991 E34 M50 2.5 and was surprised (and annoyed!) to hear it crank over but not attempt to fire. At first it sounded as though the starter motor was spinning but the engine wasn't cranking, but the fan is spinning when I...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I had some problems EGR valve, which meant as well as a new EGR I needed a new manifold and 2 new injectors. I'm pleased to say everything is fine except one thing I now have an incredibly wobbly gearstick when the car is under load. It is absolutely fine when idle, and general driving it is...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, ive noticed recently that there is a knocking sound coming from the engine. Thankfully you can hear it on the video but in person you can only hear it at certain angles. Here is a video of the car https://youtu.be/A5NFFWPEhTA And here is one of INPA displaying pretty much every value...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, I am getting a chirping noise when the car gets warm, it seems to fade out after around 30 mins of driving. I have found a video which is the exact same noise from the engine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-xUSwhxpGc The car is a 08 E93 2.0 d Any ideas on what this is? Is it a...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hello! I have a pretty irritating problem which I hope someone is able to help me with. :eek: One day my trunk stopped opening. - When pushing the trunk open button on my el key the trunk makes a sound, but does not open. - Same goes when I use the physical open trunk button above the license...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, So if you've not seen some of my threads before I'm on a mission to get back some MPG as mine is terrible! I've changed air filter, crankcase breather, removed EGR and Intake Manifold and deleted swirl flaps only to still get around 21MPG. I appear to have lost some oil (around 1 litre...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, For a few weeks now I've noticed the car smells of what I would say was exhaust fumes. But the car did have an oil leak (which was recently fixed) so always put it down to the engine burning the oil. But I had the leak fixed and engine steam cleaned but still the smell stayed. I noticed...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Ive had some vibrations in the past but have slowly been rectifying them but now that ive stopped some vibrations it now seems theres a "ticking" noise maybe coming from the engine? https://youtu.be/Cf1UmfP-D6k
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, So when I purchased the car I was told it had the EGR done, DPF gutted and mapped. I then done a video flooring it to 60MPH and when I compared to a stock 330D youtube video it was no different which got me wondering if anything has been done to it. So first off, the EGR, if im not...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, you have all been very helpful in the past and so here's hoping I can get some good advice here :) As the title says iv got a BMW e46 330ci 2001, approx 116k miles. Just recently the engine has started to splutter on starting up the car. At first it spluttered and then idled rough for...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I had a fuel leak on my E46 2002 Convertible. I removed the back seats and removed the plate to access the fuel pump and could see fuel was coming out. When i removed the metal threaded collar I could see the white circular platic ring was cracked. So i am not sure now if that is a...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Been restoring a N42 BMW with chain jump and bent valves, new parts and updated chain tensioner etc... Engine assembled and started up, idles fine ,no error codes. However the car rattles between idle and 2500 rpm. Have been testing to disable the Vanos units by disconnection the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Quick question- Where does the other end of the small nipple (via a hose) on this connector connect to? This is the connector on top of the Air Intake Boot on a M54 Engine. I have broken the hose at both ends and will replace full length, any help please I've heard it goes to a Fuel...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi! I have a BMW 318 Ci 2001, There is a tapping noise from the engine (seems to come from the rear of the engine but definitely top end) I had a friend look at it who said its either tappets or the followers, we first tried lifter treatment, oil change and trying thicker oil which was...
  18. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Well First off hello to all first post on the forum so be gentle:silly My E34 seems to be suffering from some odd alignment problems I have had it 4 years and since having it the steering has become a bit unpredictable ie hard to drive straight without it wandering off and requiring correction...
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