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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The automatic opening on my boot is intermittent. It unlocks every time but doesn't always lift. If I push it closed again by hand then press the remote button it opens ok. Is there an adjustment anywhere? I've checked the boot seal and everything seems in place just in case anything was...
  2. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    So, gave the car a quick detail using Autoglym Super Resin Polish, then a pass with Ultra Deep Shine, and finally topped off with the Extra Gloss Protector sealer. The car I picked up in London 2 weeks ago, and had contaminated paint, very dull and not popping. Well, the paint is now like...
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Why do X5s all have such high miles compared to other models and cars? Have you noticed most F15 X5 creak and squeek on almost every panel? How are your service bills, as I assume F15s are not under a service pack? Thinking of getting an X5 - because its the only car I think I can do miles in...
  4. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    So I've started replacing my oil level sensor (& oil change). I'm uncertain what needs stripping down to change the sensor. Is the sensor located at the back or front of the sump? Am using a trolley jack under the central engine jack point (and additionally some blocks of wood under the side...
  5. Introductions
    Hey folks, New member just saying hi. I recently bought my first BMW and all be it an uninspiring 2006 116i ES I'm quite proud of it. I read up on these forums before purchasing so I'd like to thank you for providing some very informative threads. Ultimately it was the budget and the...
  6. Introductions
    Just found this forum - sadly as a result of my 3 Series breaking... I recently inherited a 2002 318Ci - long story, and after several weeks of smooth driving, the gremlins are starting to show their face. So far nothing too serious (fingers crossed), but they seem to be common issues for BMW...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i have two quick questions, one is my mate has a 320d facelift saloon, it is sat on coilovers with spacers to avoid tyre and coil scrub and slightly lower than it was before being on msport suspension(option on some es models) if he wanted to change from 16" wheels to MV2's or MV1's would they...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Hoping someone has a quick fix solution here. I recently bought a 2009 E91 and the main boot struts seem really stiff. It requires the boot to be lifted up (won't go up on its own). Once it's up, it stays up. It's there anything I can do that could fix it? Or should I just but new...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ive used the search function and can not find anything on this query i have I have E60 525d LCI 3.0d 197bhp And yup i have a low coolant temp troubles , i have changed the main and the egr thermostat but this hasn't solved anything. So i realise that the Auto box has a heat exchange oil...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi just a quick question to do with swirl flap blanking. Is there a reason for buying blanking plates ? Surely just removing the actual flaps is enough?
  11. General BMW Discussions
    If the transponder chip is removed from the key (E46 diamond) and placed close to the ignition barrel/aerial will the rest of the internals still work?..i.e will the remote locking work with the internals in a fob? I ask because I have had a blank cut and want to use another different keys...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All Love my SE. Deliberately chose it over the M-sport as I'll happily admit I prefer the more 'luxurious' ride of the SE. Some questioned why I wasn't targeting an M-Sport but little point in going for a car of which you will possibly become frustrated with one of its fundamentals. Just out...
  13. Introductions
    Thought it was about time I joined the forum after having the car for 3 months. The car was a standard e90 318d manual M Sport when I purchased it. I have started the mods but still many more to go. Mods: Eibach sportlines Gloss kidney grills DPF Delete Back box removed and SS shotgun added...
  14. Introductions
    Quick hello to all! Having picked up my second BMW (previously owned a 3186ti 2003 compact) thought I would get joined up here :D Great forum guys, always a big help on DIY etc. Speak soon, AR31
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. I've reconditioned my turbo, replaced my glowplugs, reconditioned my injectors because the car was lacking power, and sooted up the glowplugs. Now it only starts with quickstart and churns out white smoke and makes a knocking noise. Please help.
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi people. Just a quick question, probably a stupid one but more for clarification... My 03 330Ci has a factory fitted sat nav unit that, to be honest, hasn't aged well plus it only has cassette capability... I'm currently looking at new sat nav units with all the gadgets (bluetooth, updated...
  17. Introductions
    Hi All, just a quick intro... recently picked up an e46 320d Sport Touring. Not my first BMW, had a number of E36's prior but always wanted a 46! Near Warwick, so would be great to catch a meet or event some time if anything goes on here. Tom
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, Just a quick one as my wheels are in for a refurb at BMW, he's called and said new centre hub caps are £40 for 4 And that if I leave the old ones in, the wheel needs to come off to get them off. Is this true? Or he can leave them with none in and I can buy my own... what's the...
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