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  1. E82 120i intermittent starting issue and lumpy idle

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, just wondered if there are any known issues to check that can cause a 120i petrol to crank for longer before firing about 1 in 20 times starting it? Also has the odd lumpy idle about once a week. Car is a 2013 coupe 54k miles, not modified. Had new plugs to try to solve it but no change...
  2. 2004 E46 320d - Intermittent starting problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have an E46 320d with the M47N[150] engine, it's on 180k miles (Engine and turbo were replaced by BMW at 100k because of swirl flap ingestion). The car has a tune from TheEnd too, I don't think this is related to the issue but just some extra info. Every 1 in 50 starts it refuses to...
  3. F31 Cruise Control Failure - intermittent

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I repeatedly get this warning, sometimes 13 times in a 20 mile trip, sometimes once a week. The fault stops the steering wheel functions, however clears itself and everything then works perfectly. The only thread I've found was someone suggesting a part was damaged on fitting a new...
  4. 2008 E87 Oil light

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    2008 e87 I have an 116i Manual E87 that keeps on having the Oil light come on Had the car 6 months and drives perfectly otherwise no other issues to date. Oil level is OK. Oil light came on but then went away. Have had it on a friends diagnostic and no stored codes or clues. Have changed...
  5. F31 Boot opening intermittent- quick fix?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The automatic opening on my boot is intermittent. It unlocks every time but doesn't always lift. If I push it closed again by hand then press the remote button it opens ok. Is there an adjustment anywhere? I've checked the boot seal and everything seems in place just in case anything was...
  6. 2006 E90 320d - Very intermittent DSC warning.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, Just purchased a 2006 E90 320d M Sport edition with 68k miles and love the car so far. The only issue I am having with it is that at seemingly random times while accelerating, the DSC warning light will chime and pop up then drop off in about 3 seconds. There's no noteworthy...
  7. Intermittent Blowers E60

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    This may seem like a weird one unless someone else has experienced it before I suppose. A couple of weeks ago the interior blowers started playing up in the car and sods law had to happen on a hot day. They just wouldn't come on at all no matter what buttons I pressed or what knobs I turned...
  8. E46 cranking but not starting. Intermittent fault.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I have a 318ci with the n46b20 engine with an intermittent problem. It will crank and crank but not start. There is no pattern with when this happens because sometimes it’s fine. The fuel pump is to be heard and once it has started it runs fine with no problem. The fault codes are; 2a88...
  9. 2015 F20 120i - intermittent false warnings on central display

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Over the last few months I have experienced numerous irregular warnings for a fault in the lighting system; the warning shows on the central display for a few seconds and then stops. When I check the condition of all lights they are fine. On two occasions, when the outside temp was close to...
  10. 1998 E36 323i - Intermittent cutting out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Would be great help if someone can help me with this as I’ve noticed a few issues and not sure if they are linked. A couple weeks ago I noticed my car felt like it was bogging under acceleration normally if I was in 2nd or 3rd gear. It did this on an off sometimes the car would be fine but then...
  11. 2003 318ci. Intermittent splutter/misfire!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I've had my 2003 318ci for 7 years but has recently developed a strange splutter, any help with this would be much appreciated! When I start the car from cold, it drives perfectly for a minute or so, then it will jerk and splutter/misfire violently for a couple of minutes and stops...
  12. Intermittent will not start

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi my first post 2003 E60 530D will not start then later it will, it brings up faults on idrive as gearbox control unit, cruise control, dsc and fuel pump when not starting but clear when running. Have read about fuel pump relay and had tested and is ok, checked battery and got reading of 11.9v...
  13. 2005 E46 330ci Intermittent Misfire

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Very occasionally on cold start, my 160k mint 330ci misfires. Sometimes it will clear on a switch off/switch on. When cleared, it is smooth for as many miles as can drive and never messes around when warm. DISA ok and Vanos ok. V smooth engine - when not misfiring. Changed No4 coil as I thought...
  14. E36 M3 power to ODB port issue intermittent

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey all, i was diagnosing and testing the car as we have a second hand DME ECU in the vehicle which i have checked and matches part numbers but had to align the EWS/DME with the INS Codes. this had all worked but i had an odd error come up with the Cable and not connecting to INPA. Checking the...
  15. E46 320D 04 Intermittent power loss

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I bought my 320d a few weeks back now with the knowledge that it had a boost issue and a few other little niggles that’s needed sorting. The syptoms i am getting seem to vary every time I drive it. Mainly in first gear WOT I rarely get boost, and if I do it kicks in around 2200rpm. When I...
  16. intermittent power

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2008 E90 325i N53 Has anyone experienced an intermittent power issue? Car drives lovely but occasionally seems to be missing a bit of oomph at lower revs. As if a turbo wasn't boosting - i know it doesn't have one!! but that is how it feels sometimes. Most of the time it is "normal" but when...
  17. BMW 630i intermittent hesitation

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hello everyone, first post, owned many BMWs but very annoyed about this one. I bought it about 6 months ago, black, ivory leather, full bmw history, 100k on the clock, auto, 2007. It drives great and I generally look after them very well. It started a couple of months ago when it would hesitate...
  18. 2012 520d Intermittent suspension problem

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi I have a 2012 520d Touring. One morning I found the back of the car sat very low as if there was no air in the rear airbags. Over the next few weeks this happened around 4 times on the other occasions the car was fine ie sat high as it should be. (no middle ground ie half way down) I have...
  19. E90 318d N47T - intermittent rough idle

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello I have a very weird issue with an intermittent rough idle - https://youtu.be/6JCi6WswfBc The car is a July 2010 E90 318D SE N47T 143bhp Right hand drive Saloon To describe the issue in more detail: - Occurs randomly around 5-10mins after a cold start - if the car has been driven...
  20. Intermittent power loss until gear change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an intermittent power loss with my E46 330D 2004 similar to the issue described here When it happens it feels like the turbo is not kicking in. Sometimes it can be at around 2000rpm and putting the accelerator to full throttle gives no further power and does not increase the revs...
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