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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, I have a 2003 316ti e46 compact N42 B18 engine. I have been experiencing some woes for the last 6 months. It failed its mot back in March for emmisions. On the mechanics advice I had the cat changed and this apparently passed it. He also suggested having the CCV changed as well and I...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all just purchased an E60 535d on an 05 plate all brilliant with the car on the whole apart from a couple of probs with the IDrive . It has the iPod interface fitted in the glove box and cd changer removed when I plug a series 4ipod nano in the bmw logo comes up but also the message charging...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi , sorry if this has been covered but I've had a look and couldn't find the answers . I have a 56 650i with the tv option (analogue) which I'm looking to switch to free view , firstly is this possible and how much will this conversion cost ? Any help will be great many thanks Andy
  4. Introductions
    Engine management light can on said.. Code needed for maff.. So we changed the maff... It's still driving like crap bad acceleration and only boosts after 2500 rpm... My turbo has been whistling for the past 100 thousand miles and oil is being pushed around the engine as it's getting into the...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Got a e46 and the steering feels a bit strange At standstill engine off there's about a inch of movement on when you try to steer before the wheels start to turn So that's about right But when I am driving the wheel seams to have a lot of play in it Check the wish bones there ok the rack...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Please can anyone help. Ive got no speedo no rev counter nogear indicator no sterio no obc and the auto gear box wont change into first also the sport/manual dosnt work these are a few of the problems help Ive bought a dog.
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have read somewhere that the problems I have selecting 3rd - it wont go in when I come down the box unless I wiggle the gear lever in neutral until it frees itself, although it is fine on the way up the box - is some sort of cheap nylon bush but that replacing it is a gearbox out job. Can...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, just before xmas leaving work I started my pride and joy to the engine struggling and the engine manegnent light coming on. I'm a coach driver so we have our own mechanics who plugged it in and replaced a coil pack. 2 trips to work after same problem occurs only this time if I turn the...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can anyone give me any advice. My wifes 318 ci 02 had the eml light come on yesterday and she got it home in limp mode. I started it up today, its starts spot on but the eml is still on and it is saying oil service due. I put a new filler cap on it 2 weeks ago as the old one appeared to be...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi guys I have at garage a bmw 735, with some hard to diagnose probs, i have read about that n62 engine and think the problem its the oil valves that holds the oil in d vanos, has any one have problems with that valves, i will descrive d symptoms: car was misfiring when come in, codes are...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    2001 E39 525i injectors hi guys i am posting this with the hope that your knowledge is better than mine. ..I have a problem with a rough running engine at first i thought it was the plugs or the coil it appears to be number 6 ...Soi changed plugs and checked the coils then when i was doing the...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi i am new back on the forum with another 525 newer one this time but more problems .At idle it is rough and on the go is down on power have bean told it,s a misfire but don,t know how to check this.....will i have to get a diagnostic to find what coil pack it is or is there some other cause...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    just bought 91 320i about 118000 miles.drives fine from cold reaches temp o.k then after about 10 miles if stoped or slowed right down anything other than the lightest touch of throttle results in the engine bogging down keep the foot down and the car starts kangaroo,ing down the road. if lift...
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys. Purchased a 320d msport vert on an 09 plate on Friday. Pxd my beloved 320d msport coupe as part of the deal. Got less than five mins up the road and the stereo wouldn't turn on. Trouble is the dealer is five hours away! Since then I've realised the park sensors don't sound, the front...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I just bought a 2000 530d se auto with 108k on the clock. I have have drove about 200 mile then the auto box went into limp mode and really struggles to pull away from a stop! aagghh It will come out once you switch the engine off for a minute and does not go back in limp mode for 1 or 2...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm considering trading down my 535D to a 320D, due to taking my bike license my car will be effectively parked for 6 months of the year..... Looking around at high milers I can see 143 and 177 derivitives from 57 plate upwards - I've read about chain problems for post 08 cars, is this...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys and girls I brought a 330ci auto convertible on a 2001 plate a year ago and all has been 100% BUT!!! lol, I was driving it last night and still fine BUT tonight I drove it again fine then the revs shot to about 4.5k and lost all drive!! NO knocks,bangs or any sign of probs ie smoke oil...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    hi guys i have always been a merc man sorry to say but found myself a lovely 2002 330i convertable cause i have always loved the look of them so part ex the merc drove the beemer home on a saturday about an hour and a half trip. it drove brilliantly but put it in my local garage on monday...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    HI. Guys some time ago I posted a thread about lumpy tick over when hot, o/k under load and runs well. Had some replys back suggesting a few things it could be,like ega valve and inlet manifold needing a clean. and swirl flap problems. So I set about having a go at tackling the jobs, to my...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Peeps, I posted a problem about the uneven tickover and got some good advice but the fault persists, my car is a M3 3.0ltr single Vanos engined kit car, Every now and then it will tickover as is overfuelling (but no black smoke), it just seems to sound retarded ie deep exhaust note at...
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