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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hey, due to high fuel prices these days, i want to dip into the bio-diesel market hehe. In the manual it says not to run bio-diesel, only regular diesel. But i have previously ran renewable diesel/HVO100 without issues. But this is a diffrent type of fuel than bio. What i am wondering in short...
  2. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi Bimmer people, I work for a charity building a hovercraft which we are putting an M57 engine in. First time with this engine. In the past we've used a centrifical clutch mounted off the flywheel, this time I want to use a manual clutch so I need a bellhousing and a way to mount the clutch...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello everyone, I have recently gotten my first e61 it's a 05/2006 535d however it has a few issues. First off it sometimes, sometimes don't looses boost under 2500 RPM. I have read fault codes multiple times and it varies abit. Consistent ones are 3FF1 as well as 3FF0 which i belive is MAF...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I recently bought a cast iron exhaust manifold from X8R. It is not the same size as the original stainless steel manifold and therefore does not fit. I have taken pictures and attached to show this. NI cant find someone who has had a similar issue. I was sure to check the part was correct via...
  5. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello guys, I’m in a bit of a pickle. I bought a 6 speed 320cd with an M47 on its last knees. Also bought an M57 with a 6 speed box, ECU, EWS. I’ve just dropped the M57 in the car but however, the car still has the M47 shifter linkage that attaches to the bushing on the chassis. That linkage is...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys. So I got E61 530D, and like a month ago started to notice that sometimes it haven’t got power when I start driving from traffic lights, and wont go past like 2.1k RPM. And i can hold it as long as I want , and its barely moving (and if i hold it for very long engine starts to kinda...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys , hoping you can help me with a real weird problem. So a few weeks ago I noticed my coolant was disappearing and there was gunk on the coolant cap (pic attached). There were no visible leaks so my local indy had a look and told me the water pump was faulty and there was a leak near it...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys. I have a question that seems to be hard to answer :( my E60 535d 2005 have a piston melt down and i need to replace the 306d4 engine in the car which at the moment is hard to find on the used market. BUT is it possible to swap it with a LCI engine? the 286bhp model. would it be plug and...
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello everyone. Recently got the car in the title, but I've quickly noticed this absolutely horrendous vibration sound that appears in park, and gets considerably worse in D with the foot on the brake and at very low speeds. I changed an injector that had a +3 adjustment and replaced all vacuum...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, been having some issues with my 2008 335d where its stallng after 5 mins of driving where it progressively worsens. plug into the computer and im getting a faulty injector, so hopefully its a simple case of swapping and coding the injector. Does anyone have a user guide or any pointers...
  11. E92
    Hi all, does anyone have a crankshaft position sensor Bosch part number for an M57 engine I have been given a Bosch sensor with the part number 0281002477 but the car now wont turn over (bought on ebay as a brand new sensor in box sealed and advertised as an m57 335d sensor). After doing some...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello everyone! I have a bmw e61 lci 525d 2008 that wont start and i got the error code 4a63, googled around and found guides about syncing dme and ews and how to do it with inpa. But when i try to go into my inpa on the correct engine that is m57 but i get an error saying that the module thats...
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    First time hear.. so iv got a error code for all plugs so i assume its down to the controller at falt but i can not find the exact part anywhere. My question is any one know where i can find the exact part or can i use a just a random m57n2 controller.. any parts dealer i put my reg into dosnt...
  14. E92
    Hi Gents, just bought a 330D Coupe 2006 M57 Engine done 81k miles and I've got the DPF light on now it only comes on after about 5 miles of driving I do around 45 miles a day to and from work on the motorway. I've used a code reader and the fault isn't storing in the cars ECU I've plugged it in...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Not posted much on here, but really need some help. My car is a e90 330d 231bhp m57 engine with 154k miles Car is remapped and dpf delete, standard exhaust and EGR in place. I have an issue with blue smoke at idle and some puffs once he blue smoke is at idle. I get a little puff with...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, hope your well. can i ask for some advice please. last week i as the parents, myself with the dads help, i went at servicing my E61 - 530d - 235bhp - 09 - M57 tu. i did the oil change. jacked up all wheels & checked for ball joint / joint wear. i was going at the air cleaner, but...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, looking for some advice. I recently started looking for a good 330d, came across a 330d Saloon M Sport, well kept car to be honest, not much rust and interior was tidy with FSH at 100k miles. So i went and inspected anyway, two main issues, the main one being how it started up, the...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi I have recently had the turbo reconditioned and I still believe cat problems, I discovered the vacuum pipe was disconnected giving me serious power problems, having reconnected this absolutely brilliant until 5minutes in the engine made some weird noises and now a ticking ! Trying to...
  19. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Does anyone know if there are any differences in the dampener/crankshaft pulley, im trying to find the best price as cash flow is tight and mine has decided to give up the game. There seems to be varying prices from the same company for what looks like in the photo the same pulley. The car is a...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My E46 330D M57 (MY2002) alternator needs to be changed (not charging the battery). I've looked here and on the internet and indeed there're lots of resources and videos on how to achieve that, but not specifically for that engine. So, is the procedure the same for all E46s ? It seems...
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