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  1. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hey All, I am located in Romford and am looking for an Indy that can look after my car for any major bits it needs. I haven't owned a BMW before so would be grateful for your experience looking for anyone thats able to update the Key and BMW electric service book too ? not sure if thats...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys I’m looking to service my 335d myself Can you guys recommend a decent low budget toolkit ? Thanks
  3. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi again everyone I have been absent for approx 8 years but have now returned to the fold with a 2008 E61 520D touring which has come to me with 1 key green log book slip and MOT and 152k on the clock so as you can imagine I need to get to grips with it, my question is can anyone recommend a...
  4. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi people as per title id like to upgrade my head unit to something more appealing. I like them oem looking 2 din stereos anything I should look for when buying one? any brand better than other ( xtrons , eonon ) ?
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys Trawling the web has thrown up some conflict in engine oil choice. Some threads are recommending Castro Edge 5w30, others (including the Castrol site) is recommending 0w30? Would using 5w30 be detrimental to the engine? Or not really discernible? Thanks Steve Car: '10 F10 520d &...
  6. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Can anyone recommend someone other than an indie (perhaps a reputable member on here) who can help us with coding an e60 lci around Nottinghamshire?
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Would like to get the gearbox oil/filter changed in my 520d Auto with a decent garage that knows what there at!Also ball park figure I should look to pay. Would be getting a few other bits done like Brakes,service,pulley changed. She's looking very tired now unfortunately as it's the...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys Looking to replace my glow plugs soon as routine maintenance. Last time I did the job was on my E60 and IIRC the oem plug was Beru? Seems no one sells the Beru plugs now (EuroCarParts, CarParts4Less, etc...). Who makes the glow plugs for the F10 now? And are the Bosch "Duraspeed"...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, As my car is going to hit 175k miles this week end I need to change the oil (I do 16k miles a year so change is roughly every 8k miles). I saw that Eurocarparts got 33% off which also helps. Last time I changed oil and filter I used Castrol Magnatec C3 5w-30. Should I continue using the...
  10. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi there, newbie to these forums and (about to be) virgin BMW owner. I've had a look on the forums and seen plenty helpful advice but a tad confused over what winter wheels I "should" get for a 2017 M140i. Stock wheels are 7.5Jx18 ET45 (front) & 8Jx18 ET52 (rear) with 225/40R18 & 245/35R18...
  11. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hey guys/gals - Got some minor cosmetic damage that I need to have sorted in the Kent/Southeast London area. Can anyone recommend a trustworthy shop that can do the work? Much Appreciated! Erik
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm looking at replacing the brake disks and pads all round with new ones, I was considering Brembo. I like the vented grooved disks but I don't want to spend £400 if I can help it. Any recommendations anyone could offer? Are the vented grooved disks that much better than non vented grooved disks?
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, Thread title says it all really. My brother in laws 330d touring, which is one of the last E46s being an 05, has suffered a turbo failure. He is not into cars at all but does like this car. It is an M-Sport and only has 90k miles. I am trying to persuade him to repair it rather than...
  14. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, can anyone recommend a good bodyshop for repair of my vehicle in the Tyne and Wear / Durham area. A bus crashed into it and the company are willing to foot the bill but I want to make sure the work is done properly and to a high standard. Thanks in advance.
  15. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi guys, I was in a minor collision with another vehicle and this is the result. Where should I be getting my work done? I need someone who is BMW authorised and will not be messing around with my car. West London preferable but really anywhere in London as long its worth the trip. What do you...
  16. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    K so getting 4 new tyres for 19 inch rims but unsure of the rims exact spec as they came with the car. current set up is 225/40/19 on the front and 255/30/19 on the back. just curious why they would go for 40 on the front? a very odd size and a pain to get tyres for. Am planning to get goodyear...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Hi can anyone recommend a decent company to remap my 330d in fife.. thanks
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    UPDATE 520d F11 not starting: door locks are the problem Here is an update to my lengthy first post below. The problem has got nothing to do with the glow plugs, despite the Stealer's convictions that my 27K mile car needed new ones! The actual problem is that the driver's door lock doesn't...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Everyone Just wanted to ask if anyone have managed to find a place to buy genuine BMW parts without having to pay BMW dealer prices? I am looking for service parts for my BMW 320d 2012 F30. Any recommendation will be much appreciated. Thanks Vasi
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