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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Folks, I have just started to loose power momentarily as I power through 2nd, then 3rd etc and as this happens, the DSC warning light (car skidding) flickers then goes as the car pulls through, could this be a turbo problem? There is no whistle or smoke. Would the use of dirty diesel...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I really am scratching my head. I was burning oil a few months ago so had the oil vacuum pump and CCV replaced, the problem cleared up. But some residual smoke at high revs (was told it was just the rest of the oil burning off). However, I am currently going through 1.5 litres of engine oil...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I have recently bought a 2007 320d coupe with a power loss problem. Basically the car drives and feels normal until it gets to around 3-3.5k revs, then only way to describe it is your hitting a wall and all power is lost. The revs have to return to idle before it goes again. Seems to...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi just need some help with what these codes mean no mil light on the dash but my engine is running rough and sluggish when its warmed up
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, My m5 is loosing around a litter every 400 miles and bmw says this is normal They said my oil filter housing was leaking which they had replaced but still loosing oil It has a year warranty with them so I wonder why they are not fixing it. Is that normal?
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Only had this car around six weeks now, and for the first time the other day, the coolant light came on. Now, I have a receipt for Expansion Tank and Thermostat fitted 2 years ago (approx 12k miles). And I have another that looks like it says 'Head Tank'(?) + Coolant a year later (£50 charged...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Gents, I've got a X3 2008 2.0d Manual spec - I've already posted in the X series forum - but not much help there in terms of why I'm loosing coolant, This is what we've done already: - Coolant pressure test - pressurized until the green-red line on the pressure gauge and left it for a few...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, We've had this symptom kicking around for 2 months now. Loosing around 1.5 litres of coolant water every 1-2 weeks with average of 10-15 miles daily drive. Done all the basic checks. coolant bottle, hoses, bleeding screws. The only thing i now have my doubts on is the expansion cap...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As title, got a set of these on my e46 m sport coupe, came as standard. Im looking to refurb them as they are corroded on some of the spokes. Trouble is, before I go to the efforts of painting them im trying to work out why the pressures drop so fast? Ive been putting 38 in the rear and 36 in...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    HELP! - Not 100% sure if I am using this site correctly but here goes. I have a 2001 318ti Coupe, done 130000 kms. This issue happens every couple of weeks and once it starts it carrys on for a few days then will subside. While driving (usually on the motorway) the car will beep and the...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Good evening all sorry to ask this and I feel stupid so please help... I no a few bits on the e36's never thought I would ask for help but need it badly so here the problem is.... My heater would turn out every now and then and be a pain mind of its own so I changed the final stage resistor from...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 320d touring e46. I have owned the car for about 6 months. Every few weeks I have been topping up the water as the coolant light comes on. Yesterday I had to put water in twice on a 5 mile journey so obviously the leaks getting worse. Put a pressure tester on it and it seemed to be...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, started car this am, got some petrol and after about half a mile eml came on and loss of power. Engine feels like it's missing but not gone into a safe mode. Any thoughts before i take it to the garage? Cheers
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Not so long ago i had the problem with my car randomly reving up and turning it's self off and after i start it back up it struggles and after i drive it then it has a mega power lose but still drive's it usually does this after i drive the car for a period of about an hour and when its very hot...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi hope some one can help plz iv got a 2003 318i estate e46 every now and then im loosing my coolent its about every 400 miles i take a drive and loose the coolent but the car is not over heating it stays in the middle i leave it to cool down refile run the car around come back on my drive check...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As above. I have replaced the rad hose and elbow at the rear of the head. Both were confirmed leaking points. There is no oil contamination and the coolant does not appear contaminated either. There is also no overheating and engine runs sweet, apart from a little bit of lumpiness at idle...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    well a low life has went and vandalised a number of cars on our road one of them being a wright off..... My car got of lightly with a dent in the drivers door ~3" long, a mark on the drivers window and a small dent on the black strip on the window frame on the rear drivers side door.... Went...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Few strange goings on with my 2004 318i es touring. First and foremost it's loosing coolant, can't see any obvious signs of a leak, and my oil filler cap has a milky residue. Now I know this sounds like a head gasket but I can go a week without loosing any coolant then all of a sudden I...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My 1998 bmw e36 conv. Is loosing power at about 2500 rpm or 60mph ! It drops to about 20mph or cuts out completly ! When you restart the engine its back to normal unless you take it over 60 ! Usually this happens when warm but this happened this morning while cold it cut out completly had to...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all! My e46 started loosing coolant and over heating the other day, i can only drive about 8 miles before the water needs refilling. i bled the system yesterday and it seemed like id fixed it for a while but it just started again. the thing is, I can't see any coolant actually leaking...
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