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  1. 96 850csi oil drip fitting removal

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, I am looking for any advice on how to remove the oil drip fitting that sits around the engine oil filler cap on my 96 850csi (black plastic fitting projecting in front of the oil filler cap). Any help greatly appreciated. Thx Nigel
  2. Can I use PD oil?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a BMW 320D EFFICIENTDYNAMICS 2010 2.0 DIESEL, 4 Door SALOON with N47D20C engine. I've just bought TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic (For PD engines) Engine Oil - 5W-40 - 5ltr from Euro Car PARTS Would this PD oil be suitable for my car or could it cause damage? Thanks.
  3. 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...
  4. Oil change

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m currently doing approx 10k miles per year, some round town stuff and some motorway stuff as well. The CBS is showing there are 3600 miles left till the next service. I have done 8000 miles since it was last serviced. Would changing the oil after travelling approx 6k miles do anything for...
  5. 2006 E87 120D - Wrong Engine Oil

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I know there's separate forum for intros but I'll start by saying I own a 2006 (E87) 120D, it has the M47 engine and has over 103k miles. It is my first car and I am keen to learn how to maintain it myself and do small jobs myself, namely servicing. I've just done a service, with help from a...
  6. 2005 E60 530d manual oil service reset

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I cannot reset the oil service on my car at all. Have tried using the idrive reset as well as on my autel diagnostic tool manual reset but to no avail. Even the local BMW techie could not reset it via idrive. Any ideas or help will be much appreciated! Thanks. Btw., i am in South Africa! Spring...
  7. E90 330D - Losing oil

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Getting a bit lost now so the car has burned oil since I purchased it, the car will burn around 1 litre per 1000 miles. I've sorted all external leaks (swirl flaps and brake vacuum pump) I replaced the valve cover gasket, had a new turbo which is still in warranty and then I added a loo...
  8. Oil level sensor 850i 93 reg

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Help Oil level sensor has melted the earth wire on top of the engin On the harness to the oil level sensor with the ignition on engin not running as doesn't start now Pin 1 has 3.66v Pin 2 is earth Pin 3 has 12v Is this correct Do i have faulty sensor causing the fire or is it the modual...
  9. Oil Level conundrum

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    2006 650i convertible, 85000 Miles, not driven hard, mainly 4 or 5 short journeys a week I had this problem a year or so ago, but since then I have replaced the sump oil sensor and the battery. After driving and the stopping (say at traffic lights) on a gentle slope, up or down, suddenly an...
  10. 2008 E87 Oil light

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    2008 e87 I have an 116i Manual E87 that keeps on having the Oil light come on Had the car 6 months and drives perfectly otherwise no other issues to date. Oil level is OK. Oil light came on but then went away. Have had it on a friends diagnostic and no stored codes or clues. Have changed...
  11. BMW 1 Series E87 high mileage gearbox oil change

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all.. Have a 1 series 120d E87 manual with 157000 miles on the clock and will be doing a gearbox oil change as the guys in the garage when replacing the clutch & DMF came up with it not needing changing as it was a sealed unit and didnt need it wtf? Anyways I'm doing it as I think it needs...
  12. Gearbox & Diff oil change

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I want to do a gearbox & diff fluid change on my 320d 6sp manual, & would like some recommendations for the best Brand & viscosity. I can't find anything in the BMW owners manual about viscosity & capacities either! Am i right thinking Castrol Syntrans V-FE 75W-80 2 x Litre 75w-80 GL4/5 for the...
  13. E90 Oil Leak Nightmare!! (N46 Engine)

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, recently joined and looking for some help, I have bought a 2005 (55 plate) Bmw E90 320i with N46 engine (117k miles) and its literally pi$$ing oil! I have changed the Oil filter housing gasket and the vanos seals, but the leak I am experiencing now is coming from drivers side somewhere...
  14. 320Ci oil leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Had an oil leak for some time coming from the front of the engine, I replaced the valve cover gasket yesterday as I know this thing leaks a lot. I’ve taken some pictures of where the oil is in the engine bay and on the drip tray (hard to see but it’s reflecting in the light in the picture) so...
  15. Low oil pressure

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I’ve got a bmw 320i 2008 with 110,000 in the clock. The low oil pressure light come on last week so It’s been up to the garage. It’s had a new timing chain kit Rocker cover gasket Oil pressure switch New filter Flushed and new oil added Broken chain guides removed (as many as they could...
  16. Low oil pressure

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all sorry if this is in the wrong place or been asked before but it’s stressing me out I’ve got a bmw 320i 2008 with 110,000 in the clock. The low oil pressure light come on last week so It’s been up to the garage. It’s had a new timing chain kit Rocker cover gasket Oil pressure switch...
  17. E46 325i front oil leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I bought a 325 Ci about 2 months ago with a cleaned engine, I have just changed the anti roll bar bushes and found an oil leak coming from the top of the engine at the front but I don't think its the rocker cover gasket, is it the vanos unit? Is it an easy fix?
  18. HELP BMW 318ci AUTO Richmond Area Major oil leak etc

    General BMW Discussions
    HI, I bought this BMW 318ci Auto e46 car 2006 99,000.00 on the clock I have been to 4 individual garages as i have been blowing out blue smoke from the exhaust, I know before you say it the pistons most likely. Im using 5ltrs of oil a week its not dripping on to the ground at all. also where...
  19. Buying second hand N47T F30 with late oil changes

    General BMW Discussions
    I've just seen a second hand 320d XDrive that I like the look of, for around £12,200. It's a Luxury edition with Xenon headlamps, sunroof and the professional navigation system. The car has 65k miles on it and used to be a company car. My only major gripe is the service history and the...
  20. Metal particles in oil

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    As Title suggests. I have lots of metal pieces in the oil after an oil change. Car is a 2013 E92 320D N47 with 66,000. Picked the car up with 32,000 and have done oil changes every 10,000 since. Could this be a sign of the timing chain going? Thanks in advanced
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