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  1. 2012 E92 Rear Shock Part Query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there. I’m really stuck on this so I really hope someone out there has the answer; I have a 2012 E92 330D Sport Plus. At a recent “Health Check” they claimed I need new rear shocks as mine are leaking. I’ve yet to confirm this but thought I’d price up the parts - about £170 each from BMW...
  2. E36 323 to 328 conversion ECU query

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi there, this is my first post so excuse me if I am doing this incorrectly. I recently swapped out my e36 drift car 323i engine for a 2.8 using the 2.8 loom and have a few queries. The new engine came with with a loom and ECU. I was told the engine was originally from an e39 528 but I'm not...
  3. MOT Query

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, I have recently bought my first BMW :D The car was MOT'd on the 17th of March this year (2019), which is fine, but when i purchased the car on the 2nd of July, the Peter Vardy dealership put it through an MOT again. Can this happen? 2 MOT's in space of 3 months? Curiosity more than...
  4. 2016 F48 BMW X1 Roofbars query

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, new to this forum so please be gentle! Just bought a 66 plate X1 and looking at best way of carrying two bikes. Car is xline version so has the integrated roof rails so have done some googling and there seems to be a variety of bars and fittings available, some cheaper than others. Anyone...
  5. Lowering query

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have an E53 56 plate 3.0d sport. Can anyone tell me if lower springs are fitted up front, will the rear level itself out? Appreciate any advice!
  6. Egr and Maf sensor query

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi hoping for some advice. I have recently bought a 2012 2.0 diesel e93 with 50k.have not been impressed with the mpg but was running fine till this weekend. I pulled out of a junction and the car lost power for a few seconds and would not accelerate,allover in a matter of a few seconds...
  7. E70 2008 M Sport Coil Spring query

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have recently purchased a 2008 X5 E70 3.0d M SPORT 7S. The passenger side is sitting around 12mm higher front and back. My mechanic has checked the air suspension and it looks OK, but the Coil Springs on the front are both different and the passenger side like like the shock and spring have...
  8. query about F10 ZF 8 Speed service

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Ive got a 2014 LCI 520D 8 speed auto and I am based in ireland. The car has covered 85k and I was wondering if i need to change the oil in the trasnmission or just accept the whole BMW lifetime oil thing? Anyone have it done or carry it out themselves. Im thinking ill need a pump for...
  9. bmw f11 525d touring. suspension query

    General BMW Discussions
    hi looking for advice regarding the electronic suspension on my 2011 bmw 525d touring. Just failed mot on leaking rear edc shocks on both sides, car has done alot of miles (180,000) but 30,000 a year for first 6 years all on motorway , engine sounds beauftiful and full service history but has...
  10. 2003 E46 318ci - Cost of parts and repair - query

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I'm south-east London based and I've recently bought a BMW 318ci and after taking it to the mechanics for a vehicle check, they told me that it has the following problems: - Oil leak from rocker cover - Variable timing sensor and breather need replacing - nearside front right tyre...
  11. 403M alloys part number query

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I've got a 2015 (pre-facelift F31) with 403M alloys. Just picked up a brand new genuine BMW 403M front and also a rear rim from a private seller. All the sizes match those on my current rims, they look identical to mine, but the part numbers are different. Part numbers on my original rims...
  12. 2007 E91 330i Blue Halogen Lamp Query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello All. Thinking of changing all the standard Halogen bulbs in my headlamps to the Blue Halogen versions (4000k Colour Temperature), just for a visual upgrade to give the headlamps a whiter look as the standard bulbs have a rather tired looking yellow tinge to them. On the BMW parts shop...
  13. 2007 E91 330i N53 Fuel Filter Query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello to all you sages out there. Hopefully simple answers to my questions. Just has an front brake pad, oil, micro/air/oil filter service done (mileage, 81,400). On checking the service book, I noticed that the fuel filter has never been changed on the car. A little research indicates that...
  14. Servicing query

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, Had my 320d Sport touring (2013) for 2 years now and had the oil and filter changed on it's last service from BMW and the general services have always been done based on the condition based servicing system. Now it will be due another service soon and i'm looking at taking it to a BMW...
  15. Suspension query

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i have a 2002 320d SE Touring. It has 18'' alloys (MV1?), air con but no heated seats or sat nav. The suspension has never been right, lovely on smooth low frequency undulations, reasonable over speed bumps, but awful on high frequency cracks or holes, it feels like a shock has gone partially...
  16. BMW Warranty query

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all, I have a 2013 BMW 1 Series with the N47 engine, wondering if anyone here has experienced using BMW warranty, their experience and if its worth it? If you have BMW warranty and your service is coming up, do you have to service it at a BMW garage or can you use a independent garage? I...
  17. Another zf TC query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi , first time poster here, looking for some hope . I recently bought an 03 530d with 150k . I love it to bits but It has issues ... the Torque converter being one of them . Basically it feels week , if I drive gently it tends to feel and sound like a big old American tank ... slipping when...
  18. Rear window denister/defogger query

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I have a bmw E90 2010 320d, when I press the demister/defogger button on or off, it makes a clicking sound, iv traced the clicking sound to the glovebox light. when you turn it on (demister/defogger) thr glovebox light seems to dim slightly and you can hear the click sound more...
  19. E60/61 DPF fitment query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Were all diesel flavour E60/61 fitted with a DPF or were they introduced on some/all engines in a particular? Thinking about changing my 525i for a nasty oil burner but due to my not driving particularly long distances I’d rather avoid anything with a DPF. If they all have a DPF fitted I may...
  20. E90 320D 2006 MAF sensor query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Does anyone know the part number I need? I can see there's a few on a well known auction site however I'm trying to establish if they are all the same 'replica' or if there are several versions out there as the prices range from 25-50 Any help apprciated