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  1. Potential 420d GC purchase

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi Folks, Having owned Audi’s for over 20 years I’m contemplating a 420d Gran Coupe Xdrive. Love the looks and drive, along with the higher mpg that I can get from my 3.0 TDI A5 Quattro. I live out in the sticks hence the Xdrive and now do @ 60 miles a day to get to work. Looking used and...
  2. Potential new 4 series GC purchase - Moving from A5

    Introductions
    Hi all, I've owned Audi's for over 20 years but I'm contemplating a move to BMW. I love Audi's due to the Quattro and now Xdrive is available !!! I do @ 60 B road miles a day so looking at a 420d Gran Coupe. Present car is an A5 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro Sportback (running stage I map @ 300bhp) -...
  3. F34 Potential Buyer Questions

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Pretty sure I’ve decided on an F34 (although not yet managed to go see one or drive one) to replace my Lexus IS300h, but just have a question or 2 before making the next step. Firstly, whatever one I go for will be petrol and auto. I’m down at the lower end of the price range (£15k-ish...
  4. Potential suspension problem

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi I have a 2017 3series msport Over last day or so I’ve felt the passenger side front suspension feel bit soft/bumpy when driving slow and turning to the right. No sign of any cracks on the spring or oil coming from suspension that I can see Any ideas ? Would it could this be a wheel...
  5. 2004 E46 330ci - Potential condensation issue, hopefully not head gasket..advice needed please.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I think I’m having a condensation-based issue with my E46 330ci. I’m noticing a cream sludge build up on the oil filler cap, which has recently spread to a very small build up on the dipstick too. (alarm bells ringing..) During the week I commute 4.5 miles to work, so although the coolant...
  6. Z3 3.0, Potential purchase subframe advice

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I am interested in buying a really nice 2000 reg z3 3.0, low miles in what appears to be lovely condition. My concern is the subframe issues and being no expert I’m unsure if there is anything to be worried about. The kind owner has taken some photos of the boot flooring and the welds. I’m...
  7. Hello from a (potential) first time BMW owner

    Introductions
    Hello everyone, I am Graeme and I am about to be a first time owner of a BMW. I'm in my middle age and I live in Bedfordshire. I promise its not an AA speech! So, I took one (a BMW X1 Xdrive20d xLine 5DR) for a test drive last week but didnt want to have one that had so many miles as the one...
  8. Potential 428 owner needs advice please

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone. I'm new around these parts, thought I'd say hi and ask for a bit of advice.. I'm a bit torn at the moment..I've currently got a 2014 mk7 Golf GTI which I've owned from new but I'm looking at a 428 M sport Convertible. I guess I'd just like some input from any owners on what its like...
  9. Potential owner

    General BMW Discussions
    Never thought of buying a BMW before, my mr2 has just been wrote off so I've been having a look around... my main interest was the Mazda 6 then a honda accord blah blah now I've seen this 08 plate series 3 m sport and it's really caught my eye! I'm loving the look of the car itself my two...
  10. 19" alloys - potential headache

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all, I picked up my m sport a month ago and it came with the 403m 19" bridgestone potanzas with upgraded discs and pads (blue calipers). Didn't order them, just part of free m sport plus upgrade already on the car. At time thought great but after reading cracking alloy problems, particularly...
  11. N43 Engine 320i e92 - Hesitating on acceleration - Potential NOX sensor - Advice?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, My 320i E92 N43 is playing up yet again, I was looking for some expert eyes to help guide me. Car sometimes hesitates when accelerating from a low speed, usually when coming out of junction or round about when I quickly accelerate from a low speed. No engine lights or anything, but...
  12. 440i coupe on order - first time potential BMW owner some advice please

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi all, New to this forum and new to potentially owning a BMW. Just a little background: Previous cars I have had were either a VW or a merc the latter being my current (cla 220d estate). I have always wanted to own a BMW and I guess I now have the chance. Decided to look into a petrol car...
  13. potential purchase, 520i 2000 coolant system advice required

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Went to see a 2000 520i recently, some evidence of basic maintenance. A couple of things have made me wary though. Car was hot when I arrived, evidence of salt/crystals deposits around the plastic header tank that holds the coolant cap. Leakage of coolant from around that area after a drive...
  14. BMW 2008 3 series E90 318i N43 Owners - 100k potential issues - keep or not to keep???

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, I have owned a 2007 e90 for almost 3 years and have ran the car from 47k to now 90k. Im at a point of deciding whether to keep the car or not as its almost coming to 100k and 10 years. So i scoured the forums and there seems to be so many potential issues. It seems like the car will...
  15. BMW e36 323i 1999 Potential Head gasket failure.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone, hope this is in the right area have a bit of a dilemma.. Have owned this e36 for about 15 months, it has 113,000 on the clock now and it has been solid however on my way home the water pump failed, temp gage went up to red and I drove in it for about a mile to long before I was...
  16. Potential new owner lci 330d msport touring

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone! About to pick up the beauty on Sat, but before I do I'm a bit worried about the timing chain failing. It's on 115k miles, would it have happened by now if it was going to, or is it a time bomb?! I can get a warrantee but it will be max 50% pay out as the mileage. Anyone know how...
  17. Thread: BMW 318D Potential Purchase - DPF advice sought

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello everybody, New to this.. apologies think i posted in wrong forum. We are just about to embark on the first purchase of a BMW 318D TOURING 2012, I believe model is E90?! 58k Miles on the clock. (immaculate service history) I have read some horror stories about the cost of replacing the...
  18. BMW 318D Potential Purchase - DPF advice sought

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everybody, New to this.. We are just about to embark on the first purchase of a BMW 318D TOURING 2012, 58k Miles on the clock. (immaculate service history) I have read some horror stories about the cost of replacing the DPF and wondered if anybody who owned a diesel BMW with a DPF...
  19. 330Ci Warning lights and potential issues....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I privately purchased a 330Ci M Sport Coupe last week with full history, probably more than full judging by the receipts, which has been running very sweetly and if I keep the right foot light not to bad on the wallet fuel-wise. It's a high miler (220k) but I figured the service history...
  20. Potential newbie

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello to all, I'm new here so please go easy on me. I currently have a Porsche Boxster a which is an awesome car but due to a house move which is imminent I'm close to pulling the trigger on a new (pre registered) 435d x drive coupe. Reason for the change is, 1: to raise a few quid 2: because...
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