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  1. Introductions
    Hi all, I've owned Audi's for over 20 years but I'm contemplating a move to BMW. I love Audi's due to the Quattro and now Xdrive is available !!! I do @ 60 B road miles a day so looking at a 420d Gran Coupe. Present car is an A5 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro Sportback (running stage I map @ 300bhp) -...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, Firstly, my apologies if this has already been discussed, I had a search online and in the this forum but couldn't find anything. I have recently acquired a 2003 e46 convertible and have noticed that i can only open and close the roof when the car is at a complete standstill. i am...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have recently purchased a 318ci for the summer and enjoying it at the moment (apart from the oil leaks!). However it has an annoying noise when you move off in first or reverse just as the clutch engages. It’s a sort of rattle/knocking. Lasts about 1-2 seconds then goes away until the next...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hey everyone, I hope ur all well, I have been a jag enthusiast since I was around 6 years old, it’s the only car brand I have had since passing my test at 19, I’ve had xtype, stype,Xkr, and I have had most Xj’s at some point. Being a member over the years of the Jaguar forum u regularly see...
  5. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Bit of an odd one. When I brake hard or accelerate hard I can hear liquid rushing about the car, sounds like in the space behind the rear seats and on the left and right side rear Carpets not wet, boot not wet, haven’t put the roof down because of today’s rain. It’s just had its final warranty...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, changed all chains, aux coolant pump, coolant, oil. before that everything was fine (100 c' always), but now car oil temp gauge is moving. if the speed or rpm is rising oil temp is moving down very fast. Look video. temp after 30km - 120 km/h. moved from D to N for few seconds. Same if...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    What do they mean? Do they measure oil or coolant temp? Am I safe to rev the car as long as I rpm is lower than the line?
  8. Introductions
    Hi everyone, as the subject suggests I'm a new joiner and hopefully soon, owner of the new M2 Competition, my first BMW ever; deposit will be put down this coming Saturday and then the wait game will start, well, to be fair, it's already started my side of course. I'm based in London and I...
  9. Introductions
    Hi all. Currently thinking about moving from an Audi S4 avant (stage 1 map) to a 335D touring. Have been an Audi driver for years, owning 2 x S3, 1 x RS3 and 1 x S4. L Had a passenger shot in a 335D a few weeks ago and was blown away that a diesel can provide similar real world driving...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    hi all, current car is an E90 BMW 320D M Sport Manual 184bhp, and currently looking to change ive had audi, VW, porche etc but really fancy something a bit different this time and really fancy a Merc i dont do many miles, BUT still like the torque of the Diesels, so im considering the following...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! I currently have a 2005 E46 320d Touring Sport that I got from a family member as a spare car. In honesty I wasn't expecting too much as it's covered over 170,000 miles, but it drives superbly and the engine seems great too. Unfortunately there is a problem relating to the air con...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, moving up to a 55 plate (06) 320i touring auto, looking to find out if its an E90 or 91 and type of engine M?. Any tips or advice gladly received, thanks Jim
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    ok, so i have an E90 320D M Sport in Black - Business Edition manual thinking in moving to an X3 as its a bit better for the kids & dog looking for some pointers on models, specs etc - 2.0D or 3.0D - manual, auto ???? - would need to be an M Sport thanks in advance
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Having driven a Subaru Impreza hatch since 2010 it is time to move on, the 3 series touring seems to fit the bill, we need the touring to get two greyhounds in the car (in the Subaru we drop the back seats). Wife drove a 320D xdrive M Sport last week at the local dealer, and she liked it, but...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Guys I want to do some general maintenance on my vert. Esp regarding the window runners and all associated mechanical parts. Hopefully I want to get behind the door cards and lube up the runners etc etc. Can I use white lithium grease as I have the wd40 type. Any thoughts.
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, First time posting here. Would really appreciate any help. Was pulling out of a junction earlier and i was in first gear going in to second when I suddenly hear a really loud pop from the back. The car stopped moving, the clutch works as normal and the car goes in to all the gears...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    good evening all, I bought this car a few months ago and not owning one before i thought everything was working ok. After a good check over and service found there was a lot of carbon build up in the usual places, i cleaned out the EGR system, engine breathers deleted the swirl flaps and have...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys im new to this.. im having a problem with my e60 530d m sport.. its slipping while taking off from a being stopped. I tried it in manual mode and its only the m2 2nd gear it does it and after no problem. Just seems to be when taking off from traffic lights or something. If anyone has...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    2 questions Firstly for some reason now when I put my gear box in reverse the passenger side wing mirror has stopped tilting to show me the curb? have I turned this function off? or is this a common electrical fault? Secondly I use an iPod which is plugged in through the usb under the arm...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I am a new driver and have little knowledge of the mechanism in a car. The car is brand new with a little more than 1000 miles. I suspect something is wrong with the transmission/clutch, please help. The metal grinding/scraping noise happens only for a short time in two scenarios: 1)...
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