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  1. BMW Cars for Sale
    Introduction Here is my BMW F10 530D M sport on carbon black, the car is in great condition. 1 previous owner, (family member). 69,750 miles from brand new (may slightly increase). Full BMW service history from new Full MOT history All original paper work, service book in the original BMW...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Today, I turned the engine on and engine was making some vibration/shakiness to the cabin but after ~5 seconds stopped and was running normally (had AC on). I started driving and the car was jerking a lot in 1st, 2nd and less in 3rd gear and no jerkiness in 4th and 5th gear. Also, when I'm...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well I'll leave a video hoping any of you guys could help me as with mechanical stuff I'm a complete ignorant doest it on bumps, uneven surfaces, going slow going fast, turning.... basically all the time :frown Thanks for the help
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, new to the forums and this is my first post, apologies if its been covered before but I can't find anything similar to the problems I'm having. So, my brother in laws 318i (automatic) has been having braking problems. All signs pointed to the vacuum pump, so we got that off, replaced...
  5. Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Good morning all, I picked my 2009 E92 up on Saturday afternoon and drove it from Stoke on Trent to Cairnryan to bring it home to good old N.Ireland, on the way up the M6 i noticed that at around 60 MPH the rear of the car started making a low rumbling noise (like the noise when you drive along...
  6. BMW Parts for Sale
    1 X E46 BEHR FSR (NEW NOT FITTED) 1 X EBAY FSR (NEW NOT FITTED) 1 X CD CHANGER AND HEAD UNIT. 1 X UPPER AND LOWER FEBI RAD HOSES (NEW NOT FITTED) 1 X E46 Haynes manual. 1 X M SPORT STEERING WHEEL WITH PHONE / RADIO / CRUISE CONTROLS £50 for the lot, pick up in plymstock. Sent from my HTC...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I bought e92 325i recently it was running a bit rough because the car was due for full service so instead of doing full service i went for major service for piece of mind, I had a major service done recently with new spark plugs and etc.. the next morning the car starting rough it was...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just bought a 530d and its smoking a lot Hi I went to look at this car today and when we took it out there was white smoke coming out of the exhaust. After about 10 minutes it seemed to clear. Anyway I ended up buying the car and now it smokes almost all the time when I come to a standstill...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My 1997 323i E36 (M52B25 single Vanos/Siemens ECU) felt a bit sluggish lately, and developed stumbling issues around 3500-4000rpm. I already replaced all spark plugs. And I noticed one coil was intermittently failing, so I replaced that one (cilinder 4). Then I decided to check the oxygen...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks, Can someone help me with the causes of the following codes - I have some ideas which I've listed below and some additional questions: A0B5 Wheel-speed sensor (Is there any way to understand what wheel?) A111 Fault, ELV external powering (What is the ELV?) A0B2 Supply, terminal 30E...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My E46 320 2.2 is well and truely *censored*........ I recently had a massive oil consumption problem and blue smoke problem which was fixed by a new CCV. I then had problems after the CCV installation with the dipstick not giving me a reading as the mechanic I went to said the dipstick was in...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Happy new year to all. I'm thinking of buying a 04 bmw with 90000 on the clock and just wondering is this going to be the point where it starts to get expensive and being unreliable? Or are these bmw's nowadays capable of lasting without the expensive. Its got a full years mot and apparently...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Ok had my 330i less than 2 months so far I've had to put 1L of oil in and the warning light is back on for another top up less than 6 weeks later. Is this normal? Probably done about 1500 miles. I put in castrol edge 5w-30 which is bmw longlife-04 but this is bloody expensive and I read in...
  14. Introductions
    Hi all,newbie to site and first bm. Had the car about a month now.76000 miles,runs fine but is using a litre of oil a week.I havent even done a 1000 miles yet. I,ve checked valve cover gasket,oil filter housing and generally all over for leaks but it all seems ok. There's yellow gunk on the...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ok, as the title says doing a lot of stuff this/next weekend (deliveries dependent!). Just want to know if anyone can think of anything that I could do/check/change, that I may not have thought of or forgotten. I'll just list what I'm having had done below: *Change Oil *Change Pollen, Fuel...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My 318ci is using a litre of oil every 200 miles, quite a lot I know!! As usual with these problems is either ccv, stem sealS or piston rings, but is there any way to narrow it down without spending money? The car has never done well with oil, starting at 1ltr/1000miles going to 200 over a...
  17. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi guys, for anybody looking to squeeze some extra power out of their 320D or any of the turbo charged diesels, it's not as expensive as you might think. I know of a company who will build cores with any compressor wheel you specify and machine out your compressor housing to suit. Put it this...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all, my car is using a lot of oil, roughly a litre every 200 miles! and i'm looking for some help diagnosing the issue tbh. i have taken it to a local so called bmw 'expert' but he was so busy that he didnt really stop to talk or give me prices or possible issues. the car is a 2003 318 ci...
  19. E36
    Hi all my names Charlie and here's is my coupe 328i non m sport Came with pitted e46 m3 reps not staggered has decent spec sunroof and dual zone climate full black leather and heated seats sport suspension was on the build list but not the sport body kit factory spoiler fairly tidy no rust...
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm having a problem with my BMW. I'm losing a lot of oil as I'm having to top up the engine with approx. 1 pint per week. The oil is not on the ground. This has been ongoing for about 2 weeks. In these 2 weeks on 3/4 occasions especially in slow moving traffic there has been a lot of...
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