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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys. Sorry to be a pain but I'm a BMW fanatic like most of you and simply want to understand everything about BMWs. I've placed an order for a car not long ago and it has an option which I can't seem to be able to decipher. I've searched on Google and lots of other forums and the only...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Complete newbie here, never owned a BMW before so apologies in advance for any stupid questions. I've just bought an E90 320i with full service history (but no warranty). I've driven it down the road, got up to30/40mph and engine management light has come on along with message on screen stating...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Drives me mad !! Is there a online print of the listing from left to right for the fuses.I can then print and stick on etc .I have to remove the Air suspension fuse today so the mechanic can do the from control arms . it took me ages to figure it out ! (old age :-) )
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Lift during changes in auto May be a stupid question but should you lift off the throttle when changing gear in a bmw auto (i am asking for msport with paddles) but guess it applies to any. I am seeing differing opinions on whether you should or shouldnt. Im not asking from a performance...
  5. BMW Engine Conversions
    I'm looking for some help in planning my M50B25 swap into a 318is coupe. My current grasp of the situation is that i will need the following: Engine Loom ECU Ancilleries Radiator (and hoses) PAS pipes Engine mounts EWS Module and Key chips? Instrument cluster My research has left me with a...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Got this attached fault list back from BMW not too long ago. I'm aware that one or few things are airbag, light and security issues but I am experiencing gearbox shifting issues. So could 00009A a be a faulty throttle position sensor at all?? It shows up on an OBDII as "CAN Throttle Valve"...
  7. Technical Guides for the BMW X Series
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I bought my X1 almost a year ago and I love it ! Its about to need a service. As usual , BMW say that only THEY should do any work on the car ! I have repaired and serviced my cars and motorcycles now since I was 15 - 42 years ago ! I have serviced vehicles since...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I have a 2005 330ci with 109k and looking to do some maintenance in the coming weeks. So far I have the following: Cooling system - Water pump, coolant flush and thermostat (rad and exp. tank were replaced less than a year ago. ) No record of Waterpump or thermostat replacement. Engine...
  9. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    As a complete novice I'm pleased that I managed to pull these fault codes from INPA today: RDC 604C RDC 604D RDC 604E DME/DDE 273D DME/DDE 2738 POW A14F PDC 9E2E KLIMA 9C76 On the down side, I'm having no luck finding a detailed list to decipher these codes. Is there an option on INPA for...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    I bought my 2002 318i tourer two weeks ago and when i checked its paperwork i found a recall letter from a year ago about the front passenger airbag which needed replacing. Just to make sure i made a call and sure enough it had been replaced. BUT i then found out that the drivers airbag was on a...
  11. Turbocharging your BMW
    After years of having no money and/or no garage and dreaming of an M50 turbo I'm finally in the position to start my build. What I'm after is a parts list. I know specifics is down to trial and error but I'm trying to get the bulk of it together before i get the spanners out. So on my list I...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    hi i have a list of car to choose ive narrowed down to BMW and mercedes. i went to BMW liverpool on sunday and they had the X1 xDrive M Sport in the showroom. it was lovely car. they didnt had one for test drive. they said they can get new one in Nov.Also sat in 1 serires, my first reaction...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, There's an X5 looking nice at a local garage but has the following MOT fails and I wondered how much you thought it would cost to correct these. The mileage is low and from the numbers on MOT history is consistent. Alternatively is this a world of pain and I'm better off looking elsewhere...
  14. Introductions
    Just put down a deposit on a new M2 at Vines Redhill. No promises of delivery yet ? I am number 8 on the list all this years allowcation is sold,haven't yet decided on colour or spec I can do this when I put down the 10% deposit. Anyone else on a list at a dealer of a new M2 ? Regards Steve:thumbsup
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, Any chance of finding a list of options and prices for the European 2011 E90? I found an american version, but most of the options/codes are not there... Thanks
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I recently purchased a 2009 e92 330i msport, which I am collecting on 30th April. I am wondering how I can tell if the car has power folding mirrors? I have the VIN number and have accessed the build sheet, but i can't see anything. The only options I see related to mirrors are : 430...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Just got my diagnostic stuff up and running and running a Google search for every code that pops up is tedious. Are there any PDFs floating about with all the English fault code descriptions?
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm looking at buying an F30 330d from about 2012/13 (that's still F30, right?) but the Autotrader ads are driving me nuts with their misleading information about "extras". Does anyone know where I can find a definitive list of the optional extras / costs? It would also be helpful to have a...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Ignore this... wrong forum, apologies.
  20. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Optional extras price list for the E64 Mine is quite well speced, would of cost the original owner a fair packet 1CA Selection Cop Relevant Vehicles Selektion Cop Relevanter Fahrzeuge 205 Automatic Transmission Automatic Getriebe 217 Active Steering Aktivlenkung 229 Dynamic Drive...
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