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  1. Re-con turbo now flutter noise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My turbo blew and I replaced it with a re-con unit, cleaned the intercooler, all pipes, EGR and intake manifold & MAP sensor. Put everything back and battery went flat (changed to a new one - on another thread). Re start everything, went for a drive, turbo kicks in nicely, but on...
  2. E91 , 320D , Turbo Issues , recon turbo

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Morning all , Hopefully someone can kindly give me a second opinion here : my daughter has a late 2007 320d touring , it has now done 150K but excellent service history and oil changes every 10K , had a new BMW engine fitted at about 115K due to timing chain failure . A few weeks ago...
  3. 520D Timing chain snapped - recon engine fitting?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As above really, the timing chain snapped on my 2007 520D Auto the other day. I'm currently looking for options for the brick sat on the drive. A quick ebay search found a place about 40 miles away who claim to fit a recon engine and offer a 12000 or 1 year warranty for £1,500, has anyone...
  4. Recon automatic gearbox

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all, first post here. My E46 needs the auto-gearbox reconditioned. could anyone recommend somewhere either in SW or SE england who is conscientious, reliable and inexpensive?
  5. E61 Autobox - cost of a recon box

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I have a 2004 530D, with 150k on the clock, I have been having a few issues with gearchange quality for a while, my indy has said that he thinks it could be a worn pump, or sticky valve body. Basically I am getting lumpy changes at low speeds, a hesitation to select a gear when slowing, and...
  6. is a recon torque converter good enough?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all, as the title says i need a torque converter. i've found a company that will take out and recon my unit or do i buy a new unit? money isn't really an issue but where do you draw the line on spending money on an 'old' car. thanks for any advice :thumbsup
  7. Turbo recon recomendations

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, 2005 535D here. Up on 170K I am about to get the chains replaced for £1440. Been quoted 3.5K for a full engine rebuild. Mulling over the idea of full engine rebuild and also turbo recondition as it had a new box at 140K... Can anyone recommend a turbo recondition company and any...
  8. e46 320d 136bhp recon turbo and boost presure converter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone...I only joined today. I need some help im ready to kick its panels in and scrap it....but my wife will kill me so here I am looking for problem is the wife and her car....I can sort her but the cars beat me big time...she's got a bmw e46 320d 136bhp 2001 its pulled back...
  9. Poor fuel consumption after Recon Turbo fitted.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, last week my turbo packed up on the motorway (only owned the car 2 weeks!!!) i heard the dreaded whining noise and loss of power, also could hear like a grinding noise from the turbo, but no smoke, anyway...i bought a recon turbo from ebay (reliable seller) and got it fitted this week. The...
  10. 1997 E31 840 Alternator - Bosch recon DOA

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I made a big mistake with my car recently. I drive long distances including a regular trip from Manchester to Düsseldorf so I like t to be reliable. I have been worried that the alternator brushes might be nearly worn out and for a long time have carried a spare set in the boot. Anyway the car...
  11. New turbos or recon turbos 335i?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, i have the turbo rattle and leaks, whos the best place to recon and replace them? And wheres the best place t&c's get new parts? Based in manchester, new from bmw they are £517+vat each
  12. Used 320d e46 engine - MKL Motors?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The engine in my 320d e46 has gone after 145k. It had a major mechanical fault and as i haven't wanted to waste money on it being stripped away completely i don't know the exact problem, but both garages i've checked with have said it's terminal. Possible swirl flaps. So i've been looking for a...
  13. 2003 E60 530D auto - with a recon engine...

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So, Some time after the old engine let go on the M1 - dumping all the oil and stuffing a conrod out the side of the block, we have a new 55 plate (recon) engine fitted... The only original parts being the turbo, aircon, rad and alternator... It is a little laggy on pull away and does dump...
  14. 2002 318i N42 Injectors Recon and EGR Delete

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Just wanted some advice, I have brought a set of 4 reconditioned injectors for my 318I (2.0 N42 Engine). Trying to squeeze more life out of the the old Gal! as she's done 180,000! from Injectors4u on ebay, any risks involved if for some reason the injectors are not good (i.e nothing will...
  15. Recon Turbo Advice

    General BMW Discussions
    I have 2 e46 330d's, both 6-speed manual with the M57n 204 bhp engine. One's a bit tired and abused, the other is a much better car. I went to see Jason at BW Chiptune to see if he could get the new car to perform anything like the old (tired) car (280bhp), unfortunately Jason diagnosed a...
  16. Help, 325TDS 1996 Diesel knock after recon fuel pump, advise required please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, after much thinking about if the old girl warranted a pump, i bit the bullet and went for a recon unit. Before i removed my old pump the only issues i had were poor starting, and cutting out at junctions, just so you know, Removed the pump, and sent it away to a local diesel...
  17. 2004 530d se e60. Is it worth an engine recon?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Ive had my 530d for 2 years. It now has almost 150k on the clock and Ive done approx 45k and theyre all mainly motorway miles. It had fsh when I bought it and Ive had it serviced at garage once and then from then on being doing my own oil changes which includes interim ones too. Ive changed...
  18. recon or rebuild

    General BMW Discussions
    can anybody recommend whether its best to have an engine rebuild or a reconditioned engine and can anybody recommend a good firm to do it
  19. Underused you reckon?

    General BMW Discussions
  20. alloy wheel recon price a bit strong

    General BMW Discussions
    hi guys just rang up for a price to get them looking new and he came out with 240plus vat :jaw-dropping only very minor scuffs on all four lips quick wizz round with a sander and then paint why so dear i could get new rims for that:mad dont say get new rims thow lol as i have only just got...