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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My E46 325i is losing somewhere in the region of a litre of oil every two months or so. A couple of years ago I replaced the oil filter housing gasket, as there was oil around that side of the engine block. And that seemed to make an improvement. It was still losing oil however, and I think it...
  2. Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hi everyone - as the title says, I got the cylinder head off and it looks bad Firstly pot 4 ( or 1 ) according to the haynes manual has piston damage, and the valve is not seating flush ( see pics ) On top of that upon taking the head off as I tapped it the bl**dy thing slipped and the dowel...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So, I had a collision with another car, hit another car with my front-left side - speed was ~20mph. After I opened the hood/bonnet, I found a part that was stuck here - check image below (right headlight - picture isn't of my car, I just marked in red the space where I found the part in my...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    So I'm trying to replace the wiring harness connected to the throttle body because of check engine light pointing to throttle body. I read that the code I got is due to bad wiring harness but cant seem to figure out which one to replace. Any help? Car is 2005 1series e87 vin JT43801 This is the...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hello! I have a pretty irritating problem which I hope someone is able to help me with. :eek: One day my trunk stopped opening. - When pushing the trunk open button on my el key the trunk makes a sound, but does not open. - Same goes when I use the physical open trunk button above the license...
  6. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, Does anyone have pictures of their 6 series fitted with eibach springs on 19" wheels, preferably facelift as mine is 2009 and I swear they sit higher than pre facelift. Thanks in advance Jai
  7. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Im doing a big overhaul on my e90 330d details etc on the e90 forum under e90 330d overhaul any ways wat do people think should i flush all the badges or keep them standered
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! Trying to get to the bottom of my cars rough idle, I found out that the only thing that makes sense is that I have a bad injector. So I fired up INPA and took my car for a spin. And the readings are not great. Now I just need help to figure out which injector(s) is bad. Here are some...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    :rolleyes: 1st set on the car when I bought it, really didn't like them, too small and sat too high, 2nd set I went for the OEM look but got board quickly, 3rd set were cheap and I liked the staggered dish but then I saw the Style 32s's and that was number 4 sorted! There will be no more...
  11. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    is this been opened previously? E46, Pictures Guys, you opinion if my headlights assembly has been opened before and badly re-sealed? Please check my pictures. I am suspicious as i see uneven glue between the lens cover and enclosure and should it be black if it is factory? My headlights have...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Steadily working my way through the car, cleaning, lowering, wheels, plates etc
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My Norwegian E39 1998 Mod. Many pictures Bought me an e39 523ia for 5 weeks ago. And it looks like this. And now.
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, My car is running rough. At around 3,000 RPM it sounds as though only 3 cylinders are working, and there's black some from exhaust pipe. It seams ok at idle though. Here's an INPA mass adjustment image at around 3,000 RMP. Could someone tell me if I have an injector down? Thanks Aero
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys, I have just been having a look at a alternator related error code. Fault: Layer Generator Code: 4A07 I have cleaned the contacts but noticed on the alternator there are 2 cables 1 for power and 1 for BMS? Should this connector have 2 cables flowing to the alternator , mine only has...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So I posted a help request but clearly a new problem so here is the fix First burn out the old bush with a blowtorch, it is straight forward once the middle pin is out Next place a 51-55mm heavy duty exhaust clamp around the new bush and place in a saucepan of boiling water Then using a...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! I was reading a thread recently about common leaking points on the E46 (it's a pretty leaky car, it would seem, as time goes on). Now this is a picture from the underside of my engine (it had been raining before I took this, hence why it's wet. But it's Wales, it's always like this) As...
  18. Introductions
    Hi everyone new to this forum as of yesterday so still getting to grips with were everything is and how to do things, im 22 from Preston work as a asbestos surveying manager, been saving up for my 335d for a very long time every since i was in work like 3 years ago lol finally saved up and...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I bought myself a 335i with 70k around 3 weeks ago, I have noticed there is a oil leak under the car. I have took photos from the area I think it is coming from. It is a 2006 model but has got the oil cooler fitted. Can somebody please help identify the leak. Thankyou
  20. BMW Guides and How To's
    Changing the main thermostat on a BMW 320d E90 series. If you access the secret menu on your car via the trip button you can see what temp your engine is running at, mine would only reach 76 degrees maximum and it should be around 90 degrees. So decided to change it. First remove the engine...
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