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  1. General BMW Discussions
    pot hole took me out(pics in a link added) as title,,huge potholes..hit one and its snapped something in the suspension,got recoveerd by my indy as his son does recovery..i was 14 miles from home...put com-laint in and doing the route of trying to get northumberland council to foot the...
  2. E46
    Hey Guys, Its my first time writing on here so please excuse me if i posted in the wrong section or if this question has already been asked. Basically i've recently bought an E46 318CI which i believe has the M43B19TU Engine in it which is drive by wire right ? I've been told that the best...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks Looking for either some validation or constructive criticism. Have decided I want a 530/535 touring from the last gen. 3 series is too small (2 young kids, two large dogs) and I really want a 6 cylinder (petrol or diesel) so as far as I can see that means 5er, a6, jag XF or merc. Don?t...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    I was pleasantly surprised about my MPG over 200 miles today using motorways and A roads, and some B roads. Ended up at 52.3 MPG, that's anything between 60 - 80 mph, not too bad for a 330d in my opinion!
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I have an E36 6 pot petrol (323i 2.5L if that makes any difference) and I'd like to replace my tired front springs and shocks with standard OEM or OEM quality M suspension. I can see plenty of rear M Tec shocks available, but where can I buy a set of M Tec front shocks? I have a spare...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, ive read that fitting cruise control to this model is just a case of changing the slip ring, and then getting it re programmed. I want to check that this is correct Also, I cant find the part number or the part at all on real oem. No auto wipers, no auto lights. Can someone help me...
  7. Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've been running a 318 ci m sport e46 for a year (I swapped my 2litre corrado for it) and have been underwhelmed with the power, so I'm looking at a 335i instead!!! A little bit nervous about the power I've got to say!
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, wonder why i pay road tax sometimes when you see some of the creators in the roads these days - anyways i was driving down a dark road and didnt see the hole until it was too late. Then my dash lit up like a Christmas tree the Handbrake sensor came on (Orange) and my ABS and Traction...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, i have as mentioned in the title i have an e46 330i tourer. The car has covered 127k Miles and has minimal work on what has been done. Essentially when going over bumps/ pot holes there is a direct thudding shaking up the steering collum, the front end on a whole feels very loose and...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I've got e60 on 19" staggered spiders and have developed a vibration on the rear feel it through the seat from 40 mph up, I've had it on the lift found some play in the flex disc coupling so replaced that but it's still there, ran it up to speed on the lift and I could feel the vibration...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have a 2001 pre facelift 330i saloon and friend has a 2004 facelift 330i coupe. Both manual, both similar mileage, both similar performance, however, sound completely different. His sounds very boomy all the way through the rev range, pretty loud whenever the pedal is pushed and no...
  12. BMW Tuning Forum
    im bulding a kit car in college with a lecturer and we'v got a 2.0 6 pot engine i think its from a N reg 320what mods can i do to get 200 bhp. i know i can put a 2.8 in it but we got the 2.0 for £20 so it would make sence to stick with the 2.0 unless it costs more to tune the 2.0 compared then...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I was driving in my other car today and then a loud screach noise coming from the speakers stereo. I had to turn the engine of then take the stereo out of the car to stop it. So I left it afew hours then tried plugging the system stereo all back in. Now when the first igintion key turn the...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I went over a pot hole on wed afternoon drivers side front hit quite hard and now developed a slight blowing from exhaust sounds like engine compartment , I'm guessing we're the cats or down pipes join . Anyone else had this happen before
  15. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Well today i had some free time to concentrate on a client's VW Transporter. The job was an enhancement with a coating of Distinction Carnauba Wax! Simple really todays weapon's were Cherry Glaze, Distinction Pure Carnauba (No 1 pot Limited Edition), Purple Rain, Just The Tonic - Tar + Glue...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I hit a pot hole and damaged an alloy wheel. I have performed a temporary repair on the alloy and its maintaining pressure for now. I am still receiving a flat tyre message from the car? Could the flat tyre sensor have been affected by the impact? I’m perusing the local authority, so no posts...
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