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  1. Might be a cheaper option to start up a new life elsewhere

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  2. N57 timing chain life expectancy?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2008 (LCI) 330Xd with the N57 engine and about 165,000 kms. I'm having my independent garage do some work on it at the moment and he mentioned that I should be prepared to have to do the timing chain, which requires the engine out of the car. Anybody have any experience on this? In his...
  3. Battery life when immobiliser is on

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi since I've been off work a lot lately I'm concerned that the immobiliser might be running the battery flat. In three years of owning the car I've had no power issues, is it safe to say that the car can sit for a month and still start up or should I Turn the immobiliser off?
  4. BMW Life - Week 1 - Questions!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, After one week of buzzing round in my 316ti compact, I have a couple of questions. I'm totally new to BMW, and have been predominantly Audi in the past (don't hate!) On the motorway this car is petrifying. You'll be toddling along at 70 and all of a sudden the car will tramline and...
  5. E61 Tyre life expectancy?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    This is my 3rd 5 Series, and I have used Khumo tyres on all of them, they have been reasonably priced, excellent running characteristics - wet/dry roadholding, and up until my current car, they have lasted pretty well too, on average around 20,000, front and rear. My E61 seems to eat the rear...
  6. 2008 E60 530i - accidentally reset brake pad life...

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks, Recently got a new to me e60 530i. It's just had the oil and filter done, and I went to reset the oil life in the screen between the speedo and rev counter (the one where you hold down the trip button for 5 secs, then cycle through the options using the trip button, and resetting the...
  7. 2002 e46 325ti sport (mtec). Mothballed for over two years, bringing it back to life.

    Been away, now back. So this isnt the usual introduction, this is a 'I have returned', introduction. So rather than just say that, I figured I should say a bit more about getting 'Dino' back on the road. My mrs named the car by the way. This pic is from happier times. Both showing a car...
  8. Service life of fuel filter E90 320D (184)

    General BMW Discussions
    And just answer the question. Cheers
  9. Bluefin and long term DPF life

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi guys, I have had about 10 vehicles remapped over the years and also currently run a big power VW T5 so I know the score with most tuning. We also have a high mileage ex motorway E70 X5 3.0d currently on 160k, DPF still keeps doing a regen and the pressure values are still half of the BMW...
  10. BMW 330ci 2002 Shelf Life

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I currently own a 52 plate BMW 330CI with 186,000 miles on the clock, which if I must say, is in immaculate condition. I am just wondering what the expected life of these models tend to be, since its birth it has been regularly serviced every 20,000 miles or every year, the last service...
  11. Car life for '07 E61 525d 3.0

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello peeps, I have a manual 2007 LCI E61 525d SE with the lovely 3.0 straight 6 turbo diesel lump. It's done a genuine 161k miles and I have every service invoice for the car from new. in the last 2 months I have spent nearly 2k on 2 expensive garage visits - the first being for new front...
  12. Halfords Brakes For Life

    General BMW Discussions Hi everyone, I know many people would rather peel the skin off their arse and sit in a bucket of salt than let Halfords near their motor but this Brakes For Life is definitely interesting. My cousin has a 2015 335d and was...
  13. E39 Battery Life?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey all, I've been having some issues with the battery draining quickly/not holding its charge. Did a few tests with the multimeter - Alternator is charging at around 14.2v. Battery was showing 12.2v after last run. The car is SORN at the moment while I undertake some cosmetic repairs and...
  14. Wonderful life of the auto gearbox (Auto gearbox question)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello I got my first bimmer about a month ago (E46 330d) and as my luck with previous cars has been great something big had to go wrong, like the auto gearbox (burnt clutch plates/TC)! So I got a refurb gearbox (still not sure if it was worth it) and I was expecting everything to be great but...
  15. Tyre life on E46 320D MSport

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all, Whether using mid-range or budget tyres on my E46 320D MSport I seem to only be getting ~8,000 miles out of a set of rear tyres, and that's taking them to slick levels. Is anyone else finding the same? Anyone recommend a brand or particular tyre that should give me more than that? 90%...
  16. New to the forum and to the Bimmer life

    Hi everybody, I just became part of the Bimmer's family, last sunday got myself a 2001 330i Touring M Sport, and I'm already in love with it! I'm Dom, Italian living and working in UK from a couple of years, big passion for cars, tuning, mods, audio systems, music (I'm a musician in my "free...
  17. Bimmer For Life

    Hello All, Am new to this site as I was previously a member to Tried accessing the site and could not gain entry to my account and just found out that the owner has passed. May Matt Hinton soul rest in peace. So looking forward to my experience here on
  18. E30 318is... bringing it back to life.. any help would be great

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all My names pete i live down in kent.. I pereonally have a e39 530d touring.. mapped engine and gearbox by jf in maidstone. Had loads of bms before I am also helping my dad get his e28 m5 back ipon the road... but now been given a new challenge My brother in law has a e30 318is.. its been...
  19. Newbie to the Forum but not BMW or forum Life.

    Hello one and all, I am Jay and I'm the proud new owner of a 420D Alpine White, Gran Coupe, Msport, 2016 plate with black on black interior. Not my first I used to have a 330 CI E46 and loved it, decided to try out Audi A4 2.0T and Mercedes C Class 320 the last few years and I have to say it...
  20. E61 535d M Sport All dials and gauges on dash do not work on start up. Then kick into life

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As per the description in the title. My 535d M Sport has a flaky issue I have just noticed whereby when I start the vehicle, none of the dials work. They all appear dead, ie Speedo, MPH, Eco gauge and Rev counter. No errors or lights appear on the dash and the car starts with no problem and...