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  1. BMW Parts for Sale
    Have a few of these from when I was thinking about lpg. These haven't been drilled. They're from late m62-tu, one has a mechanical throttle body and pcv still attached, the other hasn't got either attached. Starting at £20. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373176249618
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all I had bought my car in 2014 I think with 56k on the clock . It's done 156k miles and has been serviced every 10k miles there abouts Had an issue with turbo when I bought it 4 years ago which was sorted under warranty, I did notice mass fly wheel slight noise after driving around for a...
  3. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi guys, Yesterday I noticed that when the engine is idle there is a rattling noise coming out of the bonnet. As soon as I press the clutch it might keep doing it, but when I release the clutch with the first gear and the car starts moving the rattling disappear. I didn't noice any sliding when...
  4. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi All (again!) I took the 840ci to BMW last year to have the gearbox oil replaced (and what a difference it made!). They hit me with a huge list of things that 'needed' doing. Some rightfully so and some were taking the pish a bit... Rear arm + top arm bushes, ball joints, coil springs...
  5. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello, My handbrake is working but has come up with a handbrake failure warning light? I have checked in Ista D and it came up as 006030 EMF: mechanical travel fault. - checked gears and are ok. - handbrake physically works even with error light on. - If light is cleared off, handbrake works...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I'm replacing idler and tensioner pulleys but I have the mechanical tensioner for the main belt. I have purchased this 11281748131 which is the pulley for the hydraulic tensioner. Can I use this or do I need to buy the one for the mechanical tensioner. At sight they are different.
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys My missus has the 330i sport tourer 2004 with the mechanical pulley. Just gone to fit a new pulley to find it does not fit. After investigation i found its a different pulley from the hydraulic type. Can anyone help me with a correct part no. The complete set up inc pulley is only...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I took my car into the garage because I'd noticed a mechanical whine noise getting louder over the last 6 months, turns out they think it's the rear diff. They advised that I trade the car in as a diff from BMW is £1300 plus labour to fit. Has anyone else experienced this? Not really sure what...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Car in question is a 2008 E92 335D 88k on the clock I have recently had a BMW Specialist change my Vacuum Pipe on my small turbo actuator as it had ripped. I had the famous lack of power under 3000rpm Good news and bad news, The power is restored again, however, the car has...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Error code help please guys, car had eml light traction and abs lights come on and running awful, pulled over turned off and on and cleared but returning most journeys! Any ideas? It is a 330ci clubsport manual btw Thanks
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Is there a particular part number of mechanical pump that's better for tds conversion? I gather the pump for 2.4td is better than 2.4d that's 0460406022 versus 0460406047 I need to know as I need to buy one as my electronic pump is knackered and was going to replace with this at some point...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, Im brand new on here so I apologise if i have posted this in the wrong place. I havee just recently bought a used 2001 316ti (compact) for the Mrs. Lovely little motor with 87,000 miles on the dial. It seems like its been well looked after as it drives mint 99% of the time...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I will be buying the m21 pump next month I think as I need an air flow meter for my 325 tds touring and they're not cheap so be as well to get the mechanical pump in with 12mm rotor head. Is there anything else that can be removed from the edc pump to help the mechanical pump like cam plate...
  14. Introductions
    Purely a hypothetical question but out of interest would it be possible to take say my 2006 320i and completely remove all the digital side of things including ECU,s etc essentially leaving me with a purely mechanical beast, for use track drifting etc?
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All Wonder if you can help. For years i used to run Land Rovers as a hobbie and one of the conversions was to swap the Viscous Fan for a Kenlowe Electric fan. Used to save a few MPG and give a bit more Power, minimal i admit but it all helped, also stopped engine being sprayed with mud...
  16. BMW Engine Conversions
    I have a 325 tds manual fitted in a much older 60`s car. everything works fine, but i want to try and get a mechanical / cable speedo drive to run the classic smiths style mechanical speedo rather than convert the speedo to impulse drive and have to fit a signal sender somewhere. The thought...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have just bought a 2001 E46 325 Ti and I've started looking for parts to make it into a track day car. I Was wondering if anyone knows if there is any mechanical differences between the E46 compact and coupe. I know the rear suspension on the E36 compact came from the E30, but what's the...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    non starter, Theres fuel pulsing at injector pipes but seems theres not enough pressure to open injectors up, Had injectors out and non of them, are letting fuel threw. I was wondering if theres and cut off solinoid anywhere? theres pressure but very little, No air lock or anything like that...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    Not sure where this one will fit in. My wife has a BMW 320 soft top, with the mechanical top not the material one. Now the remote will open the top, but will not close it. you have to put your key into the door lock to operate it to close, if outside of the car. I'm an electrical engineer and if...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    hi i'm having a nightmare trying to fit the idler pulley ( the one bolted next to the top alternator bolt, mine didnt have one there). There is a torx bolt in the middle of the pulley, this is starting to get chewed up though, i've noticed most others seem to have a nut (kind of) on the...
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