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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all My HT leads are not budging, there are little metal clips at the bottom of the Spark Plugs. Are these a part of the HT Lead or engine. Basically do i have depress these to remove the HT Lead? Thanks
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All - apologies for the long post but I am completely stumped here. Bought this car at auction to "do up"....... :/ 1) Car has prang at front, I think previously hit a post - broken bumper, bonnet, bonnet lock panel (rad etc ok) 2) Remote Key does not open/ lock car or boot take steering...
  3. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I have only had to use jump leads once on my 840 and connected them to the terminals under the bonnet, and jump started it off an E39, also connected to the terminals under its bonnets. My E31 has been sitting over Christmas while I had the door stripped due to problems with it not closing. Now...
  4. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I'm trying to sort out any causes for slight misfire on my '91 850, so thought I'd try new set HT leads. I've already replaced distributor caps and rotors and plugs. Also have cleaned up DK motors. There's a choice of aftermarket sets at around £100 or an extra-expensive set from BMW at over...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I have been told to replace HT leads on my 318is Anyway I started to look for a set and so many out in the market The confusing thing is that they are all slightly different lengths depending on the manufacturer. However, my understanding is that the length is important as they provide an...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    I've just had to order both "copper core" and "resistance" leads as my car is misfiring so the first thing I check are leads and plugs. But how can I tell difference between leads before the new ones arrive? Thanks in advance
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    Up until very recently my 325ti compact sport has been running great... that was until it decided to half die on me in traffic last month. I was waiting in traffic and just felt the car drop in revs dramatically, and on flicked the engine check light. I didn't think much of it at the time, and...
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    OK. I'm wanting to run two USB leads to my glove box to power my phone and my dashcam. I think I've worked out cable routing e.t.c. so now just need to workout power interface. I was looking at those add a circuit things that clip into the fusebox but I'm not too sure on the finer points of...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey, New here, just got myself an '02 320d touring. Love it, however a few issues. Started getting rid of the swirl flaps today, no screws missing out of them, phew! However one flap was broken and wedged in there, so I am glad to have now blanked them, thanks to the great guides on here...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Wrong forum, re posted in E46 .. apologies.
  11. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all. I let my E39 M5 battery run down (I know, I know!) I jumped it back up and it's been running fine mechanically. Only weird thing is that the computer / sat nav has gone all lo tech and blue / yellow colour as compared to normal BMW black and grey etc. I'm not sure the BMW logo is...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello folks, I hope someone can help me with this. This is a revision/update ! [/B] I had a problem with my E30 318i stuttering, and thought it may be a fuel problem, but before replacing the fuel filter, I thought I'd replace the spark plugs and HT leads that had not been renewed for several...
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi all The title says it really. I'm looking for a recommendation for a DIY fault scanner. Found loads on eBay but can't be sure whether they are compatible. Can anyone give me a definitive answer on one that works? I'm also looking to reset the oil service lights so that function would be...
  14. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi, I want to be able to reset my Airbag light and check fault codes and see what the car is doing. i have a 1997 520i Auto, with no OBD2 inside the car, so just have the round connector in the engine bay. I've been reading all the threads on this but I can't understand what I specifically...
  15. Auto Electrical Forum
    Was late picking up the kids, went to start the car (e46 330i) and the battery was flat (kids keep switching on the rear lights when getting out of the car :mad). Anyway in my haste I connected the jump leads up wrong :embarrassed, went to start the car and there was no display on the dash went...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I've just changed the spark plugs in my M20B25 and noticed the old plugs had the spark plug screw on tip removed... I had to remove the screw tips from the ones on the new plugs so I could get the HT leads on. I'm guessing the HT leads on the car are original? As non of my other cars have had...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    im sill having a missfire that i cant find.i noticed that i can pull off one of the leads without getting a shock while the car is running its still sparking but not enough to give me a jolt , all the others did lol, can i hook up my multimeter to the leads to test them with the engine turning...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all, does anyone know if i can use 318i HT leads for my 318is? thanks
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi chaps. I reckon its time to change my plugs and leads. Which ones am i meant to go for? Which ones will do a good job for a good price? Cheers Amos :thumbsup
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I noticed a bit of a rattle about a week ago and decided to give the car a mini service inc spark plugs. Turns out the rattle was one of the spark plugs as it was so loose :eek. In fact all 4 were loose and all easily unscrewed by hand. On two of them the metal inside the HT Leads came off on...
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