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  1. 2002 E46 325i intermittently drops onto 5 cylinders.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My E46 325i (125k miles) intermittently drops onto 5 cylinders, from tick over or whilst driving. Stopping the engine and restarting will bring it back to 6 cylinders. The engine management light is on. I've fitted new plugs and coil packs, unplugged and reconnected the mass air flow, but still...
  2. 1999 E38 735i - Loss of Power under heavy throttle intermittently

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello all, I am hoping you can help me, I recently purchased a 1999 E38 735i with 92,000 miles. After a couple of weeks of ownership I noticed the car was intermittently losing power at higher revs under medium to heavy throttle power. This was happening between 3000 - 5500rpm. The car would...
  3. 1997 E36 Z3 1.9 - Alarm intermittently going off and "popping"

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello, So I drove home from work last night and parked my car, a few hours later i hear this weird "popping" sound and a few blips/beeps from the alarm which progressively got worse but never constant. It sounded like R2D2 was living under my bonnet and had learned to pop. It almost sounded like...
  4. E46 Interior light keeps coming on intermittently when driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just bought a 2000 E46 316i compact. If the interior light is set to be on when the doors are open then the light comes on when drivers door is opened, dims after a while when the door is shut as it should do but when driving the light occasionally comes on and goes off again. How does the car...
  5. Troubleshooting Clutch Issue e36 328IS - Not disengaging intermittently

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, First post here, but I've browsed the forums here and there for quite a while now. Please have a read through and let me know if you can help me with this issue I am having: Coles notes: 1. Bought e36 328IS 4 years ago. Car had a broken pressure plate. Replaced with stock LUK flywheel...
  6. iDrive working intermittently since flat battery

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello all this is my first post of this forum so lets hope it goes well I have a 2006 330d (E92), best and most reliable car i have ever owned so far (untill now), i left the lights on one night and drained the battery, sounds innocent doesn't it. I trickle charged the battery for a few hours...
  7. M54 Oil level light warning light coming on intermittently

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys and gals, I have a bit of a conundrum with my '03 E46 320ci. Back in April this year(2017) I fully changed the rocker cover gasket, plugs and coil packs (oil was leaking into the plug wells through faulty gasket, as well as doing a full oil change including the oil filter. for a short...
  8. (solved) 2004 E46 330ci wing mirrors intermittently die

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I've had my first BMW since October now and I love it. Brings me so much joy when driving! The only problem with it right now is these wing mirrors. I have the electric mirrors but are not power-folding. Also have memory seats which save the mirrors positions too.So at first the mirrors just...
  9. E39 fob works intermittently

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, Im having some trouble with my car its a E39 530D 142kw Touring 2001. The remote key unlocks and locks the car just sometimes(its a diamond shaped key). It doesnt seem to have any order to it. I have replaced the fuse and checked the fuel tank lock battery in the car is new and...
  10. Thick White smoke intermittently on start up?

    General BMW Discussions
    2006 BMW 118D (E87) with 75k miles Losing coolant and smoking VERY heavy for 5-10 minutes after SOME start ups. when I say some I mean 1 in every 4 or 5...very very strange. At first I thought it was when it was cold but today it was smokey after starting up while the engine was still warm! It...
  11. 2004 E46 (N46) 318Ci Intermittently fails to start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, I'm looking for some divine inspiration here. This will be a long post as a lot of work has been done on this vehicle. I have an electrical/mechanical background and so I'll be as objective as possible. I haven't "meddled" with this car. Background 05/2014. I bought this car from a...
  12. BMW 1 series DTC light flashes intermittently & loses power

    General BMW Discussions
    This car was presented after visiting the local BMW dealer for diagnostics who said it needed two new driveshafts and two new ABS sensors at a cost of £2000. In my workshop, the driveshafts were removed and it was noted that the ABS sensor rings on the CV joint were contacting the sensor faces...
  13. LED no plate light intermittently staying on?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    So, I ordered some canbus led's to upgrade the dated rear number plate bulbs and for some strange reason the d/s stays on intermittently? Car in question is an 04 facelift e46 320ci m psort convertible.
  14. NEED HELP REALLY FED UP: 2005 120i E87 Start button/Engine won't start intermittently

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Just as the title says. To make the long story short I've been having this problem the first week I bought my e87 2005(no need to discuss about the first owner selling me a lemon since its irrelevant now). First tine it happened was when I parked the car and ate dinner then went back to the car...
  15. 1999 740 IL brake lights Intermittently working, Almost found out the hard way today,

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey, guys. New to the sight but have had My 740 since 2011, best car I ever drove, The problems are as followed, My brake lights works Intermittently, The only timeI know they don't work is when I get honked at then flipped off, Also the back up lights do not work as well as the turn signal...
  16. BMW e63 645 CCC - Nav - Radio & CD intermittently work

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I am hoping someone can give some suggestions as to what is wrong / how i can fix it. Up until about a month ago everything was fine, but recently a lot of the time i start the car the screen does not come on, or it will just say BMW and will flash between blank and the BMW logo, sometimes...
  17. 2001 E39 525i-Key fob only activates central locking intermittently

    Auto Electrical Forum
    My main key fob is now only intermittently operating my central locking. We’re locking the car manually but this obviously means the alarm is not engaged so isn’t a long term solution. I am braced for a hefty bill from BMW for a replacement key but I could probably get a new alarm installed...
  18. E91 2010 vehicle restricting speed intermittently

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Good Afternoon, My E91 has started to flash a yellow warning light at me (triangle with"!" And 3/4 circle on the outside with arrow going anti-clockwise) when this goes on vehicle starts to judder and reduces speed/revs down to about 50mph. Rang the BMW hotline and was informed it's the...
  19. 318ci intermittently blowing smoke

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi - I have a 2003 318CI (with 117000 on the clock) which at present is using loads of oil - about a litre every 2-3 weeks. I've had a look under the bonnet and it looks like its dripping oil from the oil filter housing - but - just recently I've been stuck a couple of times in traffic after a...
  20. 2002 E46 316ti Alternator intermittently not engaged

    E46
    Hello, New to the forum and the world of BMW. I just purchased the 316ti with about 83k miles on the clock (136k km), manual transmission, left hand drive (Germany), N42 engine. Drives very well (when working). I have done some basic maintenance, oil change, filters, plugs, new belt and the...
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