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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys , facing another potential problem im hoping you can help with on the dreaded 525d pre lci. A few weeks ago I found a milky like substance in the coolant (a tiny bit). Worried it may be a head gasket I flushed the coolant and have left it for a week or so. Today I have double checked...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Recently purchased a 2008 BMW E93 M Sport with 101k miles on the clock. Owned the car for two weeks and on 3 separate occasions a red oil pressure light has come on. I've driven around 700 miles since owning the car and driven less than 5 miles with the red oil pressure light on. The clutch on...
  3. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guys! What’s the best replacement oil for bmw’s longlife 04? Would it be 5-30 fully synthetic? It’s for a engine service not top up! Thanks
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I have 2007 3.0d X3 (e83) and need to top up my diff oil as I have a small leak. does anyone know what oil I should use? thanks Alex
  5. BMW Engine Conversions
    I have noticed there is oil leak after I park my car on the driveway and observed oil next morning. I took to two garage and they cannot pin point the leak and want me to leave the car for few days. Price is ranging from 200 to 1200. Anyone encouraged similar issue and where you may think...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all , I need some of your expertise!!! Have been over to top up coolant in the e60 525d pre lci this morning and noticed white stuff floating in the bottle. The lid was also lightly covered in white gunk. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can resolve? Hoping the answer isn't the...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. Doing a first oil change I’m my 520d 2008. Castrol 5w30 edge and stop-start magnertec stats both support BMW LL-04. But which should I go for. There both fully synthetic!! many preferences and recommendations would be appreciated. EDGE or STOP-START
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have a 57 plate 335D (E92) and noticed the other day that the PAS fluid was very low (admitly i had not kept checks on it). According to one thread I found online and my friend who works for a garage as a Mechanic have told me that I should be using Fuchs CHF-11s (Formally Pentosin...
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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