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  1. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    2011 F20 116i sport - Drivetrain error + BMW Specialist required Dear All, My 2011 F20 116i sport indicated a drivetrain error today. No other warning lights and the car has no other issues. Does anyone have any ideas and can any one recommend a BMW specialist (North / North West London), who...
  2. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi All, Some help please.. Anyone out there know of a decent garage or mobile mechanic in North West London area,(near Harrow) who can deal with B faults in my E90 320i petrol. Thanks!
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi! I just had a total turbo failure on my 2006 320d. Loud bang, and black smoke. A couple of years ago i did a swirl flap delete on this car. Now, the mechanic claims that this is why i had the turbo failure, and it had to do with turbo pressure fully open :confused I dont believe it, but i...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have turned to the forums to search for help regarding the issues I am experiencing with my E39 5'er, as I have hit a dead-end and don't know what to do! A couple of weeks ago, as I approached 80mph you could feel a noticeable judder through the bottom of the seat, and the arm...
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I've been reading this forum for a few days and you guys seem very resourceful! :) In short: Can you please recommend a London based (West London?) mechanic to investigate some serious transmission clunking and knocking on my X3? Could also be based in Fleet/Basingstoke where my office...
  6. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    A friend brought his 2011 120D to a local mechanic for a service. When we went to collect the car it wouldn't start,it would turn over but not start. The mechanic said that something electrical must of blown & it was nothing to do with him. We had the car recovered to his home and started to...
  7. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello All, Hoping to be active here. Picked up my first 8 yesterday, '95 840ci metallic black. In basically sound order, but needs some light attention to keep things right for the future, so on the hunt for an 8 friendly garage and bodyshop around west London / home counties. ( I'm in...
  8. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guys, some of you may know my 1 series 116i E87 2006 preface has been in for a time chain issue recently, chain replace cars running great. however i went to clean the engine bay and noticed a large space with a few bolt holes and was wondering if my mechanic has removed something from the...
  9. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi does anybody knows an affordable cheap indy mechanic shop nearby southend? 535d 2005. Thanksss Sent from my EVA-L19 using Tapatalk
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just thought I'd let others know about my recent KSeal experience. This is a completely impartial anecdote and in no way promotes or criticizes these products. On another thread I've been looking for help with an overheating problem, and have received invaluable advice, so many thanks to those...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Today I had a mobile mechanic change my cracked exhaust manifold. I did not take it out straight after, I just took it out just now and have no turbo boost whatsoever. I had problems with this mechanic through a site called clickmechanic which give you a fixed price. it took him longer...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I have just bought a 2005 530d and as you might have guessed it's not perfect but for an 11 year old car I am very impressed with it. The car does have a few issues which I want to rectify. Once they have, the car will be amazing. Does anyone know of a reputable bmw and autobox...
  13. Introductions
    Hello everyone, new to this forum. Have got an e46 320 ci with a leaky ccv system. Does anyone know a good mechanic in the croydon area. The job is a bit beyond my capabilities!!
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I recently had my car serviced at a local garage. Immediately after getting the car back, I noticed the car would judder when idle. The rev counter hovers around 6000 but when the judder occurs it drops down and back up again. The judder is ever so slight but noticeable. I took the car back to...
  15. Introductions
    Hi All, Been lurking for a while and love the site. Your advice was a great help when I first bought the behemoth 730d and encountered a few problems. Now, after 2 years and 50,000km of comfy motoring I've blown the turbo and the behemoth is parked up in the garage. So, I'm planning some...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone Unfortunately there are no fault codes, but based on what I've seen on this forum (and the fact I've changed all 4 wheel sensors) it looks like my 320D (E90) has a reluctor (ABS) rings issue as ABS comes on immediately you drive away and I have to hold DSC down to turn it off to get...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking for good trustworthy ind mech in n.ireland. went to one recommended in the lisburn area. Got stung over a breather pipe replacement and came away with a coolant warning light. Was told not to worry about it and to just keep an eye on coolant level!! Flippin hard to find someone you can...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    We've changed the hydrolic litters, oil stem seals and changed the timing chain guides as we've found they have broken and we've timed the engine and when we've turned it over by hand to make sure it's all done correctly we've noticed the the inlet camshaft is a 8th of a turn out every time at...
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