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  1. x5 3.0D Intermittant Power loss low REVS

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Everyone. I posted earlier about my X5 being jerky and dead in the power range at random times. I traced it down to if I disconnected the vacuum pipe from the EGR, I got my power back to normal but got the EGR error obviously. I thought it was the solenoid controlling the vacuum to the EGR...
  2. 2001 E46 325i, intermittent sensor problems need help please!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, Will try not to bore but get to the details, basically ive owned the for-mentioned 325 for 2 weeks and it was bought down south, near London, my old boy picked it up drove it up and mentioned it stalled a few times but was fine apart from that, well since then, every 2nd or 3rd time i...
  3. 3 Series 318 M SPORT 2004 E46 Intermittant electrical fault

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys...Help needed please...BMW main dealer couldnt find the fault!...My dashboard lights flicker on and eventually stay on some amber one or two red, Sterio cuts off...windscreen wipers slow down, headlights dim.... and after a while I lose total power, engine idles but cant accelerate, and...
  4. Help my e36 323 has a intermittant missfire!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Ok i have owned my 323 since may, Basicly it starts fine then sometimes when i go up the road with it stone cold it will start missing then clear itself randomly and other times it will run perfect until it gets warm and then missfire chug and idle like its down on a cylinder or two. Other times...
  5. E31 1998 840CI Sport- Intermittant misfire.

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I don't know if this might be linked to burnss01's thread regarding O rings on the coils as I read on Timm's site regarding oil in the plug recesses and misfires. The symptoms are as follows. Start (doh obviously) and drive car, all ok even when warmed up. Give her a right good thrashing using...
  6. 2001 E46 318i - Please Help: Awful performance and intermittant issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    2001 E46 318i - Sluggish Intermittent - UPDATED 28/07 Hi all, I am new to the site and own a 318i e46 touring with the N42 engine. I have owned the car for 6 months and has 160k on the clocks. Since I have bought it there has been an intermittant issue with some sort of sensor, (I have been...
  7. 1996 E36 328i Intermittant Start Issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hiya My e36 328i has an intermittant starting issue that i dont know where to start diagnosing - initially i thought it was because i had cracks in the air bellow but replacing this had not helped. Sometimes i can start the car first time no problems, but other times i have to try about 6/7...
  8. 2006 E92 325i - warning light (intermittant)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Evening all, I have a 2006, 325i (E92), that throws up an intermittant warning sign of an open bonnet. I have replaced the under bonnet switch thinking that may be the cause, but it still happens. There is a pattern developing though, it only seems to happen when going downhill or braking hard...
  9. 2002 E53 X5 - Trans Fail Safe Prog - But intermittant!

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys, Im new to X5's and this forum, I do realise this may have been posted alreadu but i couldnt find it! so..... Only recently purchased my X5 and every now then that message is displayed on start up or just after start up. She drives smooth and perfect till that message appears then the...
  10. 1999 E46 323ci - Dash warning problems intermittant

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, New to the forum and just bought a nice 1999 323ci coupe. finding all the little problems but the main ones are the following: ambient temp @ -40 (poss no sensor or duff) no door open warning light occasionally dash does not work at all? no indicator warning lights permanent no clock...
  11. 1993 E36 318 IS Intermittant starting issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Tonite was very heavy rain and my BMW cut out on me and wouldnt start again. It started sometimes but got me a few feet then cut out again. The dash was going nuts. When off and key out sometimes the oil, parking and battery were not off but not on they were kind of fadded. I think it...
  12. 2001 E46 316ti - intermittant power issue + anyone used bmtec in manchester(fixed)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all first sunny day off with the kids this year has gone to pot! car is sounding very rattly (even more than usual!) and is having probs with acelcerating in most gears most noticable in 1st when you try and set off the car will crawl until almost exactly 2000 revs then spring to life. the...
  13. 2003 E46 320d Intermittant BT Compatability with Samsung Jet?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Having recently upgraded my mobile phone to a Samsung Jet, I paired it with my Gen5 ULF BT retrofit. It didn't populate the phonebook as quickly as my old phone but eventually it was up and running, strangely the connection now seems to connect/disconnect all too often and the phonebook access...
  14. 2002 E46 325 Intermittant knocking noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I drive a 2003/52 325i with about 61000 miles and I've just started to get a knocking underneith the car. Quite intermittant and isn't usually there from cold. Sounds like more from the front but not sure. Seems to knock abit under slow braking and changing gear. Doesn't usually knock on...
  15. 1999 E36 323i Coupe - intermittant heater issue(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Evening all, got a problem with the car, have read up a bit on it and it points to one of two things. My interior fan blower/Heater sometimes will not blow any air at all and sometimes it will work fine, it has the digi climate control unit, the lcd display works fine. I can leave the car...
  16. 1997 E36 M3 Evo intermittant or incorrect blower speed on heater?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I have some issues with my blower. I have the digital display unit in an e36 evo. About a year ago i had the lights go out experience and managed to get it fixed by return. This time my fault is slightly different. All the lights work on the digital display, i am able to raise and change...
  17. 2000 E46 325i intermittant indicator problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am in dispair over my indicator intermitantly working then not , have checked all bulbs and are ok and working but please help what can this be...?:jaw-dropping
  18. 2000 E46 323i - Indicators & Warning Panel Intermittant Fault

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Buying used, I've always worked on the premise that it takes up to a week to find the faults the previous owner passed on to you. Well this time, it took 8 days. There is an intermittant fault where the door open display stays on after the passenger door is opened and closed with the engine...