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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After last months expansion tank explosion, something again is badly leaking, not quite as bad and won’t know until tomorrow but Instead of waiting to be towed home I drove it, only 1 and half miles and stopped four times to let cool down and refill as not leaking as bad as before but not once...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, My beloved E39 535i has finally gone flaky on me after 4 good years. Anyone know the reliability of the water-cooled generators on these M62 motors? AFAICT there's a bit of a graunching noise coming from that vicinity on the motor. I have no error codes other than a temperature warning for...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Just when I thought I had sorted all the little issues, we got back from France, stopped at the mother in laws grave just up the road, went to start the car and I had a warning, “Battery discharging while stationary”, I thought it may have been to do with the lighter socket usb charger...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, I have a BMW 520D E60 2005 reg. On a number of occasions now while driving the car, I'd feel random judders that I could only describe as Cylinder misfires and then total engine cutoff, the lights still work and stuff. I'll manage to pull to the side, cranks but no start. Leave it...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So there was hesitation/flat spot when excellerating, like a dip in power, no power at all then a bucket load all the way to the end of the gear. My Machanic said the fault code came up as a ‘knocking sensor’ he reset (what ever you reset) and says I have to drive 100-150mile to re learn what...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, wondering if someone could please possibly help me diagnose my recent problems, bear with me..... Coming home from work the other night I was driving on the motorway and all of a sudden the car went into limp mode with the EML coming on, pulled over turned it off and then on again and...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Can anyone help with these 2 codes? I believe layer generator is to do with the alternator Thanks
  8. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I'm new and not very mechanically-minded (female) and I joined to see if anyone can help me with a problem with my 2004 E46 facelift model, 320i petrol/manual MSport convertible, I'm told that it has the N63 engine. I do an 80 mile commute to work daily and the car is essential as I am...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone! The story so far: 2008 E61 523i (N53) at 160000 Km having misfires in cylinders 2 and 3 during cold start. 1. Swapped ignition coils: 2 to 1, 3 to 4, to see if the error will follow. No change in error codes. 2. Swapped spark plugs same as above. No change in error codes. 3...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, been a while since I posted but I'm back in the fold and I have an 1998 E36 323i vert that I have been putting back together over the last few years. However I've been getting a common problem where fuse 7 keeps blowing and I struggle to operate the roof and every time I put a new fuse...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    . . . me, and my left foot braking? Kind forum members suggested the Traction control, and several other things, and for a day or so it was fine - but then it often was. I was convinced it was to do with strong electrical fields as it seemed to happen in the same locations time and time again...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys! I have been trawling the net for answers to an oil leak I have had since buying my e46. I have narrowed the leak down to an area around the water pump/power steering pump. I have attached a picture of the engine and in green is the area circled. Could anybody with experience dealing...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Evening ladies and gents. For a while my engine has been making a rattling type noise (only under strain) I'm guessing it's the vanos. I've lived with it for the time being as it's not obvious when out on the open road. I now have another noise coming from the area of the vanos. I've had a...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my wing mirror was yanked off and so i decided to get an eBay replacement one, a 5 wire one as my mirrors are manual folding. That duly arrived and on removing the old mirror i discovered that mine were a 3 wire ribbon connection? Could this be because it is a facelift model or because of...
  15. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    640D engine, possibly the best production Diesel engine in the world? Or is it just me? The sound, the power, the responsiveness..... Now if they could just make the mpg a little closer to their claimed mpg it would be perfect :)
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, So the reason im here is as you can probably guess by the title... I need a new car. Now I have an Audi A6 Avant (2007) and the gearbox is beginning to fail, sadly this is an issue as I have only owned the car for 2 years and dont have a great deal of money as this car was meant to...
  17. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Possibly going to sign the papers for a 2013 116d M Sport 3dr tomorrow, it'll be my first BMW, is there anything I should be aware of and look out for? Thanks in advance :)
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Posted a few days ago about sticky throttle and stiff accelerator pedal on my 1999 328 manual, didn't get time to have a proper look at the weekend but I'm going to have to make time tomorrow as this morning i sett off got a couple of miles and my ASC and EML lights came on and i loss power...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I bought a BMW 318 TI compact, 2.0, petrol, 105KW(145HP). I have a problem with my engine. After i connected INPA to the car I found out that it has some issue with VANOS related think (see attachements). After i changed the OIL, Lambda probe, and both Camshaft sensors nothing changed...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys I need some advice on some things to try before confirming head gasket may be blown on my 2003 330i manual e46. Had a few days off this week so decided to change my gearbox oil and diff oil, was surprisingly straight forward. After I finished the job I decided to check fluid levels...
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