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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys, i just got my first BMW, its E92 316i, with n43. I heard that it's possible to replace it with another stronger engine, is that true? if yes, what alternative can fit with less headache Thanks
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello folks, this is my first post here, apologies if it's in the wrong place or I've missed anything, let me know and I'll fix it. Short version: Thought I needed a new timing chain. On inspection chain was sound and plastic guides intact. Oil regulator replaced instead, other work ongoing...
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    Hi all My Cat converter was nicked and they made a right mess of the everything so the whole system needs to be replaced. If anyone has any leads on a full exhaust system for 2007 320i coupe (E92/N43) please let me know :) Many thanks D.
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have no idea, What's wrong with it, I've had the eeprom connected to R270+ And it works fine after downloading all the data off it, but Its dead when its connected to the car, There's no action at all. I can get side lights icon to display on dash but that's it, I can hear the fuel pump purge...
  5. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Looking to buy my first BMW - a 1.6L is all I can afford to run petrol and insurance wise. I've been drawn to the 2008 3dr 116i SE because of its looks, features and the sporty nature of a 3dr. I'm looking for a fun car for a year, nothing longterm. No need for a 5 door unless buying a 3dr is a...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. Last week was driving along and the car suddenly started having problems accelerating and wouldn't idle. Got the car home and plugged in getting code P0087 / 29f2 , I tried unplugging various sensors and when I unplug the HPFR sensor the car starts, idles and runs fine ( with engine...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, just a quick one here. I am planning on changing injectors as I've got one bad one that causes misfires. The question is what injectors should I change as I got only 2 used index 11 injectors and i definitely need to change cylinder 1. Would it be cylinder 1 and 2 or cylinder 1...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    So the story is this. Bought BMW 320i E92 N43 with misfire with intention to fix and I still can't find the issue.Changed all coils and spark plugs. Inspected all wiring. Replaced Maf sesnor to used one. Changed injectors to used ones, coded them, still misfires on cylinder 1. Changed vanos...
  9. E90
    Hi All, First post here, my N43B20 on e90 320i lost oil pressure and now knocks 😞. Suspect cam chain guides. In the process of removing it, hoses off, intake manifold off, gearbox ready to drop. drivers side engine mount looks trapped behind steering shaft / exhaust manifold. Do I need to...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Getting all kinds of error codes from my nox, car's an E90 N43. Trying to decide which route to choose - NOXEM or software delete Interested in hearing some opinions and experiences Cheers! p.s. also have misfires in cylinder 1, will be changing the coil this weekend, but doubt that...
  11. E81
    Low Oil Pressure Light- Doesn’t always happen but when it does it comes on after driving around 10 miles, not the timing chain or pickup pipe as BMW already checked that and replaced the strainer and pickup pipe. Light goes away after turning off but usually comes back on not long after.
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello everyone, My name is Zbigniew and i live in the Netherlands, but i hope i am not violating any rules about that. Since July 2019 i am an owner of BMW E87 LCI N43 with a power of 105kW from 2007 and unfortunately still i have some unsolved issues.. Some history: In december i've send my...
  13. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, Recently bought a bmw 116i, 2008 with the n43 engine. I believe I can hear a ticking sound from the engine and wonder if this is a normal sound or if this could be a indication that the chain or the chain tensioner needs to be changed? I have the link to the sound...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with non OEM NOX sensors? BMW sells one for £450 while eBay has 'original' sensor for about £280 and non-original knock offs for about £180 Please share your thoughts
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    wonder if this affects other blocks in the BMW range, led to believe it does
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Fault codes given by use of left stalk : CC-ID 30 engine problem-stop engine, and CC-ID 431 brake loading too high. Seems to drive Ok, and brakes OK. So I took it to a non-BMW specialist independent garage (friend) who run his diagnostics and found nothing new other than the long standing Nox...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I’m having troubles with my 318 n43 2009. It has a ruff idle and sometimes a misfire. When the car is cold it starts and idles fine after a short drive or long drive the idle is erratic. After restarting when warm it idles shit and sometimes I drive off and it misfires. If I turn it off then...
  18. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi. Looking for a 1 series for the wife. No need of diesel so looking for 2004 to 2011 N43. Need advice. Are they chain or cambelt? What problems can I expect? I.e. do they have similar problems to the N47 in my 320d? And which is the best mix of economy and performance? Any suggestions greatly...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I’ve bought a non runner 318i and I’m having trouble getting it actually started, I’ve done the basics like plugs and coils. I’ve now had it plugged into a computer and on turn over I’m only get about 1600 maximum from the HPFP and with in 2 seconds it drops off to 800. Would this...
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Appreciate any assistance to locate this sensor please :) 2 codes appeared recently 2C7F..Lambda probe downstream of catalyst 2, timing control 2C6C..Lambda probe downstream of catalyst 2, system check These are the 3 sensors showing on realoem. 01 Lambda probe, black L= 550MM...
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