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  1. E92 Base system overhaul, question.

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hey all, 1st time poster here.... After a few weeks of research ( and overspending ) I’m just about ready to jump in and go (almost) full monty on the base audio system in my e92. As I found out, upgrading the stock base system throws some curveballs. I’ve done Frankenstein installs on...
  2. BMW 318d 2003 turbo replacement question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello First of all hello to everyone and i'm new in this forum. Turbo on my 318d 2003 gave up and i need it replaced. For me it would be just too expensive to order a brand new one and i haven't (also my mechanic) been able to find a used or restored one from anywhere. As i understand its not...
  3. E61 530D 2006 question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello i am marvin and new to this forum, im 31 years old and living in the netherlands, recently i bought a bmw 530d e61 out of 2006. And now i got a problem with the car, from idle to 2500 rpm the performance is real poor and flat and after 2500rpm the car gets full boost and power, sometimes...
  4. Amplifier question for f32

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    recently lost all sound, and been told its probably the amp thats gone. been searching on ebay for a used one but they all seem to have different connections than mine... all the ones on ebay look the same but mine has 2 out of the 3 connectors the same, but the 3rd as shown in pic is bigger...
  5. EGR /DPF question

    General BMW Discussions
    Anybody deleted their EGR but kept their DPF in place following remap, any issues with this?
  6. 6 speed manual question

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hopefully you will forgive what might be a silly question amungst the comunity! :D I would like to know if there are any real worl differances between any of the 6 speed manual ZF gearboxs. Im looking to use one for and engine conversion and would like to know if there is anything i need to be...
  7. 320d Wheel Question

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have a 320d Msport with 225’s on the front and 255’s on the rear, both 18’s. I have been offered a set of 397 alloys with continental winter tyres which I would like to buy but they are 225 40 18’s all round. Looking at various forums it seems a lot of people run 225’s front and back for...
  8. suspension question !!

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    does anyone know if the front track control arms on a e60 are the same fitment as e63s ? cheers in advance
  9. N43 engine question

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi. Looking for a 1 series for the wife. No need of diesel so looking for 2004 to 2011 N43. Need advice. Are they chain or cambelt? What problems can I expect? I.e. do they have similar problems to the N47 in my 320d? And which is the best mix of economy and performance? Any suggestions greatly...
  10. E46 325Ci - Power Steering Question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Is there meant to be visible flow in the power steering reservoir? I’m trying to track down a slight whine coming from the power steering at idle. When I look in the reservoir there is no movement or flow at all, it’s just still, but the power steering works fine. New pump installed about a year...
  11. Service cost question

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I had my E92 325i serviced and MOT’d today. The garage I use is an independent bmw specialist who I have been going to since I bought the car two years ago. They did my fuel injectors last year and were very efficient with diagnostics and fixing the problem. They seem to be very thorough and...
  12. winter wheels question?

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    hi, looking for help on winter wheels for my E82 i have a 2012 118d Sports Plus, and looking to get a winter set of steels or alloys i do have the chance of a set of 16" steels, but unsure if they have the right offset etc - i do have all the details alos have the chance of a set of alloys from...
  13. Main Dealer Vs Indie question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I have a 2016 520D F10 which will be 3 tears old next month. As it is 3 years old the service indicator to change the brake fluid has come on, I contacted BMW and the charge is £100 plus I have to travel 15 miles, plus get a courtesy car (which they charge insurance for) then go back collect...
  14. DPF question

    General BMW Discussions
    Has anyone had a faulty DPF and purchased an aftermarket one? i.e. walker, Borla or Bosal? They all offer a replacement DPF for around £900, but I can’t find any reviews on them, and as of that I’m guessing that they’re not a popular choice when it comes to a faulty DPF. Has anyone had one or...
  15. New 3 series Colour combos question: I’m poor at picking combos so any advice is gratefully received!

    BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Sorry for posting this in a non G20 thread but I can’t see one yet and I think I’d rather ask experienced buyers/drivers anyway: I’m looking at a new G20 Sport (company car choice doesn’t reach to M Sport spec) but I’m not hugely inspired by the colour choice. Sapphire Black with Oyster leather...
  16. 325Ci M54 fuel trims question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I’m getting some strange looking fuel trims at the moment and wondered if anyone could chime in on what could be going on. STFT’s are showing it’s on the rich side, but LTFT’s are showing lean? This is a screenshot of the readings at idle...
  17. tcb question

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    can someone please tell me what connections are which , im assuming one is gps, but which one and what are the others
  18. N42 - Coolant Thermostat Question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Should the hose leading to the Radiator be cold until the temperature needle gets to the midway point on the dial. My car can take over 20 mins for the needle to reach the normal midway point so I'm beginning to wonder if the thermostat is stuck open. I checked the top hose to the...
  19. Snow chain question

    BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Hi hope this is the correct spot as I can't see gran Tourer in the listings. I need to get a set of snow chains for my 2017 220d M Sport Gran Tourer so does anyone know the clearance between the front tyre and strut please? Cheers Jimbo
  20. New member, question already

    Hi folks, so new member and my first BMW. Always had an Audi Quatrro. But a deal came up on the, now old, 340i so I took a punt and boy am I glad, like nothing I’ve had before. Getting to grips with the tail wag, even with winter tyres, but such a more involved drive. Anyway, my question, how...