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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all Does anyone know if a 2013 320d F30 has more than 1 earth strap . i have found the one from the transmission to the chassis , but cannot find the one from the engine to the chassis (if there even is one). Any help appreciated , starting issues , changed starter and battery and still have...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I’m new here and have bought a 2003 E46 318ci 2003. Was running fine but then developed a problem where on start up it chugs, serious loss of power and idles poorly and has stalled a few times. My research points to Camshaft sensor/s Can the Intake sensor be accessed from below the...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys can anybody point me in the direction of finding every vin location and engine no I got 1 from obd reader One from drivers door sticker I have 1 on inner wing I have 1 on windscreen but its wrong due to dash replacement Hence why i want to find every single one Somebody said a sticker...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    I have an E46 320d, recently we replaced the frayed and perished 3mm vacuum and fuel leak-off hoses. We had to take the intake manifold to do this. Once reassembled the car will start, idle for a few seconds and then cut out, it will rev up but still cut out after the same interval. We have...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Guys I have several items that are not powering up including Aircon, Heater fan, Heated rear screen, Glove compartment and the two rear most interior lights. I have checked the fuses in the main fuse box and the fuse at the battery and all seem to be fine so I was wondering if there are any...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
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  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey chaps, I got a diagnostic test sheet back. Amongst some of the various wall of codes I've seen that Knock sensors 1 and 2 are showing faults. I don't know exactly where they are or how many there is but I'm assuming that this is causing some fuel economy problems with my car. Anybody...
  8. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Now on my website, see Photos and locations of E32 fusible links under Reference data>>> Data - Electrical Excerpt: FUSIBLE LINKS A & B IN E32 X6400 is the power post inside the E box. It feeds only DME loads. Page 1361-01 for M30 and 1367-00 for M70. Fusible Link A is 50 Amps. Page...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, E46 318CI N42 Engine Ive had my 318Ci for about 8 months and at first it was leaking out oil from all over quite bad, after looking around online I have changed the following parts. Vanos Solenoid Seals Vacuum Pump Seal on the rear of engine Valve Cover gasket Oil housing gasket...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Could somebody please point out where the bank 1 & 2 Lambda sensors are on a 330 M54 engine please? If you look at pictures on Google they always say they are on the left of the engine and all you need to do is remove the cover over the coils.... well I ca't find them. I suspect that because...
  11. Auto Electrical Forum
    On quite a lot of forums I've used in the past, they have been full of people asking about problems when their engine warning light comes on or any other set of lights on the dash, we all know the answer is to get the fault codes read first as the car will tell you quickly what the problem is...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As it says im looking for all the fuse boxes including the hidden fuse boxes. i have only found the small fuse box in the e-box and the one in the glove box. Is there any more? in boot or anywhere? its a e46 318i saloon 1998/99 have no power to maf and other things so engine will not run...
  13. Bwchiptune Shop
    Hi Jason, I've started looking into remap options for my 08 530d and you seem to be getting some good reviews. I can see from other threads that the power/torque figures are pretty impressive. I read in another thread that someone opted for a more torque orientated map. What do you...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Not long had my BMW 318i Sport andi noticed recently that the DSC and hand brake light come on amber every now and then. I noticed in my service history records the DSC pressure sensor 1 was replaced back in May this year because of fault so I'm guessing the fault could now lie with...
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, ive been told by several audio people that the e36s are one of the worst cars to have a good sound system in with base. i have quite a powerful sub in the boot of my sloon at the moment and tbh its just not enough. i was wodering have any of you tied putting your subs anywhere else in...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    on a 97 e36 318se were are the alarm fuse locations please.
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, E46 318i 2002 2.0 N42 UK (I am watching the wedding but working on my motor at the same time !). Just wondering if any one can help, my PA Software is reporting that post o2 sensor CAT BANK 2 is failing : -First error over two months 2727 Lambda Sensor Timing Post Cat Bank 2 -Yesterday...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Looking to save a bit of cash and do these myself, had a quick look yesterday, couldnt see fuel filter looking from above and only air filter i could see without ripping stuff out was at the inlet to the engine which was just like a square like wadding type material which i guess is an...
  19. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi all as the title says i need some advice on where i can install a 2nd set of 6x9s ive already got a set in the parcel shelf on adaptors, ive looked over the car and everywhere seems to be metal or not deep enough. so if anyone has ideas or pics i would be very thankful
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