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  1. 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...
  2. 640d versus 635d - purchase decision

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone - my first post as I am thinking about buying a 635d or maybe a 640d I have been through as many of the reviews on the internet that I can find and also looked at the Utube vids I am retired and this will be my "hobby car" - but I would still expect to do 8,000 to 12,000 miles a...
  3. n53 - possible purchase advice needed

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all Having suffered the dreaded N47 timing chain issues on my 2010 diesel (and I hear the N43 isn't much better) I'm heading for an N53 325i (which would seem more economical from my research than the n52). But... ...I read many worrying stories of injector problems. So my question is...
  4. Best/cheapest place to purchase a Xenon headlight and get it fitted?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, newbie here. Have a z4 coupe and have noticed that the drivers side headlight is intermittent. Sometimes I have to switch the engine off and on for it to come back. Think the bulb needs replacing, maybe a loose wire or even the ballast? I have heard some unpleasant stories about...
  5. BMW F21/E46 software and cable, which one and where to purchase?

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hello, I’m Giacomo from Italy. I turned to BMW world after years of 14 Old Audis ownership. I did some experience in self-repairing, retrofit and diagnostic software, and I’d like to do the same with BMW now. I better specify that none of the Audis was younger than MY 2000. I could only...
  6. F30 purchase advice (used)

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. I'm after some advice on buying a used f30. I have an '06 e46 320Ci m coupe - which has had no big issues since new. (Biggest was passenger airbag sensor failure-an easy DIY to fit new sensor pad). I can do most jobs up to Haynes-4-spanners. Looking to get a family-friendly saloon...
  7. Pre Purchase Inspection on M6 - Reading. Recommended Firms?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am hoping to view a M6 in Reading on Friday (10th March) and at the same time, would like to have the car inspected by someone that knows M6's. I have no mechanical knowledge so need someone to do this for me. Does anyone have any experience of using any co's/people that offer this...
  8. Advice on e60 530d purchase

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all of too look at a e60 530d m sport touring 2009 in the morning any thing specific I should look out for or any options it will be nice too have . Thanks in advance Adrian
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. e46 325 2001 - rocker cover purchase

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just a simple question please - I want to purchase a NEW original rocker cover for the ill BMW! Am I stuck with the dealer on this purchase?
  12. New purchase battery dead car dead help

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all Bought a 525i 2005 E61 very recently Got home from work today and car is beeping like the warning alarm type Noticed front fog light glowing dimly Went to start it and totally dead nothing I swear I didn't leave any lights on the night before plus it would of alarmed at me right...
  13. Possible 330d purchase

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all I'm looking at getting a new daily, and found a 330d local and always liked the e46, so needing some advice. I've got an evo 6 tommi as a toy and a leon 1.9tdi as a daily just now, which has been reliable comfortable and cheap but it's on its last legs now. So it's a 2001 330d manual m...
  14. 2016 320d purchase Service Inclusive Plus pack?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I'm new to BMW so appreciate advice from current past owners. I am collecting a new car on Saturday and I am considering buying the Service Inclusive Plus pack for an additional £950 which covers pads / discs and wipers. I already have the standard pack for £500 which covers oil...
  15. Trying to Decide on Next BMW Purchase

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey All, I'm looking for a bit of input and thoughts on my next BMW. In 2007 I bought my first BMW - A 2002 318ti - and fell in love. Awesome car that I had until about 3 months ago. It had been slowly collecting issues to the point where it wasn't viable to keep nor spend much on fixing...
  16. Which BMW F30 engine to purchase ?

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hello guys :cool I'm new to the forum.I want to ask something regarding the BMW F30 engines. I want to buy an F30,but I'm not sure which engine to choose.I was looking at the 320i but then I read/heard the fact that the consumption is quite high.So I swithced to look for the classical 320d...
  17. Questions about recent purchase. 330xd

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey all BMW lovers! I've recently purchased a what seems to be a good 2003 BMW E46 330xd with automatic gearbox and I've got a couple of questions: 1. When I change from P to D, or R, it takes about 2 seconds to engage the gear, but going from D/R to N is instant. Is this normal? It's...
  18. Looking to purchase

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi All, As the title suggests, I'm going to view a 123D tonight. (link below) I would prefer the M Sport, however with the price agreed its too good to turn down. BMW 1 Series 123d Coupe BARGAIN | eBay Which leads me onto my questions: What model is the car E82 etc? Anyone know of any...
  19. E70 2007/8 High mileage 3.0SD - purchase

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I am currently looking for an X5 for my parents who are replacing their ageing Amazon Colorado. They wanted a newer Amazon or Shogun until i showed them the difference in spec compared to a similar year X5 (albeit with slightly higher mileage) - which is far less agricultural. Being a...
  20. Help with used 118i purchase

    Introductions
    Hi, I am currently purchasing a 118i 5d Sport from an indie trader. This car was first registered in Sept '15 & appears to have done 12,500 miles. The trader says the car was main dealer serviced in June '16 & that the car is showing the next service in Sept '17. I have spoken to BMW UK who...
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