BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner

reading

  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a facelift 330d E46 Could someone post a picture of what their fuel reading is on number 6 of the hidden menu with a full tank as mine reads 57L when tank is brimmed. I know the tank holds 65L when full to the top of filler neck as that’s what I have managed to put in when I nearly ran...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Good afternoon everyone , I have had some weird behaviour from my rear brake pads sensor , pads are genuine bmw , probably about 3 - 4 years old , car doesn't do many miles and they had been counting down slowly . A few days ago I checked info and the rear pads were showing 28K left and...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone. I purchased the bmcables and scanned my 1997 e39 540i. I got some readings I wanted to ask about. In the SMOOTHNESS i'm showing cylinder 6 at "541" .... Cylinder 1 and 3 are at "180" and the rest are showing "63" ... What does the Smoothness ratings mean?? Also another scan said...
  4. Introductions
    hi i have a bmw x5 lci 3od engine oile warning on display says high ive check the dip stick it dont seam that hi to me it still reading to the top of the plasic dip stick? cant realy smell fuel in the oil ill drain it to morrow and do a viscosty check at work and a hot plate check on the oil is...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    I've had the car a few months now and noticed that the digital average MPG readout is always either 35.7 or 35.3. Fault, or 'design feature'?? If a fault, what do I need to do to fix it?
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My E36's head gasket gave out this weekend and with it's MOT looming, I've decided to fix it myself. And whilst I'm there, renew the water pump, coolant hoses, fan coupling, auxilliary belt and pulleys etc. It's just clocked up 74k - is there anything else I should consider doing whilst it's...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just put the hardtop back on my car ready for winter, and the rear passenger lights aren't working. I purchased the car with the hardtop a couple of years ago and they have previously worked fine so the hardtop kit must be fitted. Anybody have any quick thoughts on what i can check first? Thanks
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, So ive booked car in for an alignment on Monday but the guy at the shop said it would be best if all the tyres had the same amount of tread. He goes if the rear right is low then the front left wheel will be out of spec and vice versa etc. Honestly, i fail to understand how tyre tread...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, So i have had my first BMW for about a month 320i 2010 and after doing around 250 miles it brought up the Oil level minimum please top up and EML light. I topped up the oil by about half a litre and now iDrive shows its 3 quarters so just under maximum. The EML light i have had AA come...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Forum Has anyone heard of this happening before. I have established that my speedo is reading slow (Cruise control reads correctly). I also noticed that my fuel gauge never reaches full (tank brimming), and my temp gauge never gets to vertical (I assume this is the correct operational...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Having a small problem with my 330CD. When below 2500rpm, in INPA the actual MAF reading is WAY above the desired reading from DDE. Disconnected the MAF and problems stays. So MAF is ok. Could this be an stuck Turbo? Actual and desired pressure in INPA are looking ok.
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I am new here ,nice forum lots of useful info. I Hope to buy a BMW 520 D SE soon I have my eye one(in the next couple of days hopefuly. ). So I have been trawling through this forum.(Homework) I read through the forums,and I have a couple of queries. I drove the car I would like...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all i Need some advice, bmw 2003 316ti n42 engine, knock sensor readings on 1-3 cylinder around 2.7 but on cylinder 4 its 476 ish on idle, any help appreciated, thanks
  14. 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...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there im new to the forum. I own a 2001 320d touring, which i love. Im have a couple of problems which im hoping someone on here can help me with. i recently purchased a cable a software to read the codes, which is working great. So the problems im have are... I get a sudden loss of power...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Every year as winter approaches I remind myself that diesels run cooler than petrols and that this affects heater output to the detriment of the occupants. I cannot remember the last time that the thermostat was replaced on this car. The needle on the temperature gauge when warm moves just into...
  17. Technical Guides for the E46
    Current mileage on car is 180000 ish. First Beemer I have owned. Have owned for about 2 years and have constantly been plagued with coolant related issues. Within the last couple of years I have replaced the expansion tank, radiator, waterpump , bottom hose and several top hoses along with many...
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks I recently bought a used 525D SE Auto F10, and I noticed something odd yesterday. When I set my cruise control to 75mph, the little red marker appears over the 75 on the speedo, and the marker goes green when the car reaches that speed. However, the speedo needle points at 70mph...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I have the following problem. Since my car was remapped, the exhaust counter pressure test does not show value at idle anymore.I only managed to see it once, so i guess it is not completely lost. @2000rpm and @cutoff work just fine, but the instruction "run engine at idle" stays...
  20. BMW Tuning Forum
    :eek:confused Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me please.... Car has EGR delete / Swirl Flaps Blanked / Turbo Vac silicone pipe upgrades / Panel filter / Remapped etc Fault code 3F70 and actual air mass is -1085 when idle and -800 ish when revd WTF! :jaw-dropping Tried a different MAF...
Top