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  1. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...
  2. Power steering fluid mixing with brake fluid inside brake tank??

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, We were doing some work on my 840 m60 and we try to bleed brakes today. We realize that there is power steering fluid mixing with brake fluid inside brake tank. Anyone knows the reason? Is there maybe something wrong with brake master cylinder? Also what is the correct procedure to...
  3. Mixing coolants?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So, I bought bmw coolant (blue stuff) to top up after my thermostat change. However the car has orange. Is it ok to mix the two? or should I flush the system? Cheers.
  4. Avoiding head gasket problems and oil/coolant mixing?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Proud owner of a e46 325ci and is a thing of beauty however having previously scrapped an e46 due to coolant mixing with engine oil it leaded to a fu**ed up head gasket. Would really appreciate any suggestions to how I can avoid this happening again as I plan to keep my 325 for a long time
  5. 2004 E46 320d Mixing Winter Tyres & Summer Tyres with different profiles

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    When I bought my car it had BMW 16" Alloys with 225/50/R16 tyres. I have always used this size of tyre and it has always been Dunlop SP 2000e however I am considering having winter tyres on the rear only. The Dunlop 4D Winter Sport tyres seem to come in 225/55/R16. Is it ok to have a different...
  6. * E46 318i M43 Engine Replacement, Water mixing with Oil ((NOT A BLOWN GASKET))

    E46
    Hi there, After having a fair few problems with overheating on my 1999 E46, which all began with a blown expansion tank, my engine was losing compression so I decided to buy a replacement engine. The engine has 67k on it and includes all the ancilleries, (alternator, water pump, etc) I had it...
  7. Mixing fully synthetic with semi synthetic oil?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my car uses semi synthetic 5w-30 oil and it is a quart low. Just wondered if it would be okay to topup using fully synthetic 5w-30?
  8. 1998 E46 318i- Petrol mixing with engine oil on M43TU

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Please can anyone kindly assist me in a problem I have with my 1998 318i E46 BMW. I have observed consistent rise in the engine oil level(mixed with petrol,becomes lighter and smells petrol) for the past month. I've swapped the 4 injectors and spark plugs because i noticed wetness and black...
  9. Mixing run flats and standards??? safety issue?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just bought an E90 320i and the dealer rang to say it passed MOT but needed 2 new tyres. I checked they were putting run flats on and have a feeling they are going to try and fob me off with standard instead. Is there a safety issue running mixed tyres (Front / Rear) ?? Hopefully something I...
  10. Mixing run flats and standards?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just bought an E90 320i and the dealer rang to say it passed MOT but needed 2 new tyres. I checked they were putting run flats on and have a feeling they are going to try and fob me off with standard instead. Is there a safety issue running mixed tyres (Front / Rear) ?? Hopefully something I...
  11. Mixing runflats and non. E90 330D M-Sport.

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hello, First post as i only got the car 2 months ago. I got the car with the M-sport 18's and already i needed to replace the rear. I have replaced the rear with non run flats and it is now handling like an absolute dog. (I am assuming the tyres are the issue and not just a coincidence) Feels...
  12. Mixing tyres, front and rear.

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I hope the tittle is right, it's not really for a specific car but more a general question. Im needing some new tyres all round on my coupe and after reading some tyre reviews i've noticed some people run different makes on the front and rears. Was just wondering, what are the advantages to...
  13. 2002 530d E39 Changing and mixing ATF

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone, To keep my car in the best possible condition, I had the ATF + filter changed on my 2002 530d last week. After this has been done, I didn't really notice much difference. The car has done 242.000 KM and the fluid hasn't been changed before, as far as I know. When I was driving...
  14. 1996 E36 318is oil mixing with water

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    alrighty ive just noticed today that i am not only have oil and water mixing i am also losing oil and water i checked the oil level today and found it to be dangerously low so i topped it up i then checked the water levels which were low and also black there isnt water mixing with the oil...
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