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  1. 330d e93 idle speed query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm new to bmw cars. I have recently bought a 2012 e93 with 51k miles and I'm in the process of learning about the car as I go. My idle speed is around 1200rpm. Is this correct? If not, what should it be?
  2. ECO-PRO Mode query

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a 2013 120d which obviously has eco,comfort, sport and sport+ modes. I have a weird issue. When the car is in Sports mode, the steering feels tight and precise, however when I switch to ECO-PRO, the steering feels quite twitchy and pulls...
  3. E93 2012 330d oil query and more besides

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm picking up this car on Friday. I confess I'm not sure what the service intervals are and what the specific oil requirements are. Admittedly, I don't have the handbook in my grubby mitt yet but I'm trying to get my head round things. Car has 51.5k on the clock and has FSH but that's...
  4. x5 2002 3.0d sat nav query

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi Hope i've posted in the right forum, but i've just bought an x5 and am after some tech spec. i think i've got the standard sat nav but i think you can get a tv module and reversing camera, is this on the later models or was it an extra that you had on the spec list. can you put a later model...
  5. 1996 528 auto alternator query?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all and a merry Christmas. I have a possible alternator failure or a need to upgrade, in march I fitted a new battery and in June I did an electric fan conversion. The fan is a Volvo 940 and has a fuse rating of 30 amps and also a 500 watt amp in the boot. During the last couple of months I...
  6. Oil Service Query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi again, My Oil Service Warning Light has come on my dash.... I am not a mechanic or good with cars..but I understand its expensive to have done, I need to save cash so how long can I leave it until I get service done? What happens to the car if Oil Service is not done immediately? Thanks...
  7. Newbie coilovers query

    Introductions
    Newbie here from Ireland, driving a 2005 e46 320cd msport facelift model. I was hoping to find out what the best entry level coilovers upgrade is (?200 - ?300) and where to get them, and what difference there is with the msport suspension compared to non msport models. Thanks for your time...
  8. 2007 auto box query

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks, I have an amazing 2007 3.0d X3. My question is requiring to the auto box when used in m/s mode. When I manually change the gear, it is about a second before the gear actually changes. Note I understand why it shouldn't be immediate, but it seems like a second is about half a second...
  9. Rear air suspension query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    How often should the compressor for the rear air springs come on? Mine seems to almost always turn on for a few seconds every time I start the car first thing in the morning. It then usually kicks in for a few seconds after I put it into gear. Occasionally I hear it briefly during the first...
  10. BMW X5 F15 3.0 M Sport Blackvue DashCam Query

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Folks, I'm pretty much set on the idea of buying a Blackvue dr650s-2ch dashcam for my 2016 BMW X5 3.0D M Sport. I'm also looking to get the Blackvue external battery pack or the Cellink B external battery pack too. Thought I had nothing better to do than ask my local dealer to install...
  11. 2006 E60 530D Temp check query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning All, I think this is the right forum to post in?! apologies if not. Thought I'd introduce myself and post a query at the same time :) Name is Deacs and I've driven a CLK for the last few years (which other than rust has been a great car) before that I had owned a 1998 520 which was a...
  12. 2006 E60 530D Temp check query

    E60
    moved *2006 E60 530D Temp check query* moved to more appropriate sub forum: http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f15/2006-e60-530d-temp-check-query-t502034/#post2968154
  13. 2001 318i 2.0 touring exhaust query

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 2001 e46 318i 2.0 touring and have notice a blowing noise coming from the exhaust which is a standard exhaust at the moment. I am thinking of putting something a little more pleasing to the eye's and ears back on, I'm after an exhaust that sounds nice and deep but not too loud just...
  14. Quick E61 battery query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just a quick battery query. Need to change mine as it's beyond 10 years old. Can't even use radio for 5 mins with engine off without battery light coming on! Current battery is 80Ah 640 A Does it need to be an exact match? ....minimum 'A' seems to be 700 nowdays.... Also don't mind paying a...
  15. E61 530D 2004 Injector query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    For several months I have had an ongoing problem with a tapping noise from my car. The car has done 155,000 miles, but was fine until I had the cam cover gasket renewed to fix a fairly major oil leak. The garage said that they had difficulty removing a couple of the injectors. The car has been...
  16. ZF Autobox Cooling Query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Sorry, this may have been asked before, if it has I do apologise. I think my car is fitted with either a 6HP19 or 6HP26 autobox. Possibly considering using the car for towing - is it recommended to fit an external cooler in addition to the stock heat exchanger for this purpose? Can anyone...
  17. X3 F25 2011 Bluetooth query

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all. Sorry if this has been done to death but I'm new to the BMW family! I've just bought a 2011 F25 X3 30d M sport. Love it. Apart from one thing. No bluetooth and only an aux port for my iPhone! It's the version of radio that has only the CD player and without nav. The sound is fabulous...
  18. 2007 E91 Oil Light Query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    When my 2007 E91 digital oil warning light comes on, does anybody know what the required oil amount in litres is to return to a normal level? I just need to top it up until my car is serviced in 2 weeks time. I believe the oil capacity is 4.3 litres, but surely it only needs a couple of litres...
  19. Dpf query

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, would the engine management light being on (due to physical egr delete) stop the dpf regen process happening? Cheers
  20. 2007 E91 Touring Dashboard Query

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, Apologies if this is not the correct area for this type of post, but i'm new and still learning. Can someone advise what the warning triangle in the attached picture refers to? I'm pretty new to my E91 and still getting to grips with it. Thanks and please be gentle....
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