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  1. Making a Knackered 164k E46 330CI Nurburgring ready!

    Hi I recently bought a knackered 164K 2001 reg 330CI. Then after changing the oil and fitting a new air filter I drove it to the Nurburgring and did 12 laps and drove it back to Aberdeen. Now the rear shocks are leaking oil, the discs are warps (front and back) and an engine mount it knocking...
  2. Turbo housing gasket knackered

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, My car recently developed a weird sound coming from the turbo area when I floor it regardless of the gear the car is in. When I put my foot down, the car hesitates for a split second, and then from 1500 to 2000 rpm I hear the sound just like the video below...
  3. E90 330d - Hit Kurb Now Knackered!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Kept the car off the road because of the Snow and my partner (being the good samaritan she is) decided to offer her brother a lift to the gym.. Big mistake that was! So all was fine until I turned right and all of a sudden the rear end just continued to slide out until it bumped off...
  4. Knackered M52 Dual mass flywheel

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    I'm looking for one to dismantle if anyone is throwing one away after a replacement. Cheers
  5. Idler pulley missing and bolt thread knackered?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi So one of my pulleys is making a noise so I figured I would change it all, idler, both tensioners and the belts. Went to do it and found I had no idler pulley!! The bolt is there so I figured I would put the new one on. Went to tighten the bold and as soon as it comes to the last tighten...
  6. Maf readings on my 535D Is it knackered.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello everyone, Could someone tell me if my maf readings are off. I have also been getting rubbing fuel economy lately. I do a weekly full to full fill and keep a chart of how its is doing and the past couple months it has dropped by about 4mpg. doesn't sound much I know but over a tank it adds...
  7. knackered exhaust

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, been in DIY mode recently and managed to install control arms, rods, links and strut the other week on my e46 318ti compact, and I'm feeling quite chuffed :D lol I know this prob doesn't impress most of you, but as you can tell i'm far from a mechanic. But all went well and I managed...
  8. Central locking,elec windows, interior lights knackered! Not the GMII ! Help!

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    More 8 series woes, to add to my pile of other unresolved 8 series woes! The story goes like this, my central locking packed up, I then discovered that the leccy windows also didn't work, nor the interior light and also the window drop (when you lift the handle) . I did the usual internet...
  9. Steering rack knackered?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    1/2 turn on the steering wheel (especially when the outside temp is low) is met with a groaning sound (similar to an old iron gate being opened). Does it both ways, although more obvious when turning right. So far I've replaced: Front calipers, disks and pads Front bushes Offside wishbone Tyres...
  10. E46 325ci radiator knackered? Big coolant leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Big coolant leak from my car. It's dripping out at a fast rate directly underneath the front of the car. The radiator has coolant dripping out of the bottom. Have checked my expansion tank and hoses and can't see any visible leaks Please advise. I'm gutted as I'm selling the car in 1...
  11. Is my turbo on my 2005 BMW 120d knackered?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi All, I am new on here and would appreciate any info. I have a BMW 120d the last few days I have noticed that it was losing power a bit taking a while to pick up when I put my foot down. Then yesterday it started to smoke really bad loads of smoke bellowing out the back so I took it...
  12. Engine cover nut removal - thread knackered?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I removed the engine cover from my 328i (M52) engine this evening to try and diagnose a fault (seems to have sorted itself now but if the issue returns I may be back to enquire about that too). When putting the left hand engine cover back on however the rear nut wouldn't seem to...
  13. bmw e36 318is 1992 knackered steering lock/ignition

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all my steering lock is knackered on my car and i seen a few complete lock sets on ebay with door locks. what i was wondering is are they kinda universal fit? also i wrecked the barrel trying to remove it. so need everything.
  14. 320i msport automatic gear box knackered

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have a question and may be some advice needed. Last weekend my gearbox went into limp mode I have been Told that the faults it has means it need a new gear box. It's a 2003 320i msport coupe with only 80000 on the clock. Would anyone know how much it's worth selling with the gearbox...
  15. E46 2001 318i Lower Wishbone / Control Arm (Balljoint Knackered)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My E46 2001 318i SE (non sport) failed MOT. The front drivers side balljoint was knackered. When he had the car on the ramp, the front drivers side wheel had ALOT of freeplay in it when moving by hand. I need to source a replacement wishbone / control arm. He also advised both front bushings...
  16. 2000 323ci e46, are my rear shocks knackered?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    well i jacked the car up today and undid the rear shocks, i pushed them up as high as i could and waited for them to return to the possision they started at, it took about 20secs and the resistance was not that great!
  17. E36 1999 318is knackered cat

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right my cats knackered basically ! and i've got to drive to devon at the weekend and it is really holding the car back and i don't have the funds to replace it at the mo so my question is can i take the cat off and bang all the loose crap out of it just to free it up a bit ?
  18. 1993 E36 325i - knock/ping sensor knackered but no DME error

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, in need of advice here. Today, while replacing my coolant temp sensor (thanks Steve, it was breeze indeed), I noticed the knock sensor was pretty cracked (the one closer to the front of the engine). It looks like this: Now, the thing is I don't have a CEL on, nor does the DME throw...
  19. E46 330d sport 2003. knackered crank vibration damper??? symptoms??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, just wanted to know what the typical symptoms are of a knackered crank pulley?? Ben
  20. Think dealers have knackered my turbo's!

    General BMW Discussions
    Had a new intercooler to turbo pipe (charge air line) fitted under warranty the other week due to a slight oil leak at seals. On the way home it blew off and made a horrendous bang followed by lots of wooshing on acceleration with no power. Drove car steadily 1 mile home and had the car towed...