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  1. 635 CSi E24 boot torsion bar refit - help!

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all Recently acquired an 88 635 CSi on which (amongst many other issues) the boot torsion bars have come off. I've had a look at the pics and detail on this on bigcoupe which made it seem a doable DIY fix - i even bought the recommended giant water pliers in readiness! When i came to refit...
  2. Refit F10 headlamp bulb

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I’m having trouble refitting a headlamp bulb on my F10. The new bulb is in the holder but I can’t get it to lock in place. I think it twisted out anti-clockwise so I’ve been trying to line it up and twist clockwise but it won’t lock in. Any tips greatly appreciated.
  3. 320 Estate Smokey Engine after timing chain refit

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I'm New here, first BMW 320D Sport plus Edition Estate 2010. The Timing chain gave up a couple of months ago and engine re-built at recommended indie. After rebuild the engine is smoking really badly on start up. Was clear and had no problems prior to this. Any ideas as to what it could be...
  4. Z4 ABS Refit

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I've just refitted my original ABS unit after having it repaired. I now need to bleed the system. Is there anything special I need to do ? I've head it needs bleeding by a garage with special tools. Thanks, Andy
  5. feeling horny

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My E60 Horn is ... too say the least inadequate (not really satisfying my needs lol! :hihi) Who can suggest suitable after market replacements which are either plug and play or close to it (dont fancy cutting wires). Thanks :confused:confused:confused:confused:confused
  6. 2002 E46 330ci Xenon refit - not the usual question.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Good evening all, I have go a 330ci that had Xenon headlights when it was new. A previous owner has put aftermarket headlights in - I presume the car had a shunt... I want my car to have standard lights on her. So I'm looking for a bit of advice: should I get 2nd hand xenon lights; or get...
  7. Estimate Of Time to Take of Front Shocks and Refit Springs Correctly

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys. Had my E46 330 ci sport at the local BMW dealer for the passenger Airbag recall. They did a health check and apparently the Front Coil springs have not been fitted correctly when someone in the past had changed the Shocks. They quoted me approximately £160 + maybe £10 worth of Bolts to...
  8. Clutch replacement - Gearbox re-fit problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, can anyone please give me some advice on re-fitting the gearbox to my 2002 E46? I have replaced the clutch and pressure plate (yes its all aligned correctly) I just dont seem able to get the gearbox back in to the tunnel and lined up with the clutch:mad I spent 3 hours last night under...
  9. how do i remove and refit door exterior trim,

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    as title,ive just replace my rear door and the exterior vertical facia trim is matt black,mine is gloss mirror black,so how does the trim come off,my mate at his garage doesnt even know how to remove it, we have done the horizontal strip which runs along door where window drops into but the...
  10. 1992 e31 850i - windscreen removal and refit?

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, My 850 is currently sorned and now garaged so that it can get some much needed attension. I have a some rust on the roof around the windscreen! :( I have removed the weatherstrip and now want to rmeove the windscreen in order to grind back the rust and re-paint. Could somone please give...
  11. How to Refit alarm on 1999 323 convetable and repair indicator lamps?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Prevoius owner removed alarm ( because when he changed key fob batterry alarm kept going off). Plus previous owner tells me removing alarm - is what caused the indicator lamps not to work( All worked fine before the above im told) Anyway- (I) I have the alarm - so do I need to repace it to...
  12. How to refit Alarm - on 1999 323 Convertable ?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello- have just got a 1999 323 (E36) convertable at a great price but for a reason. The (1) alarm itself (receiver) is out of the car - becuae the previuos owner could not reset his fob after changing the batterry (woops) (2) Plus this has caused the indicator lamps not to work (but car...
  13. M44 engine refit- can't get onto gearbox

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I've just spent hours trying to get my new engine into the car (318ti M44 engine) and can't for the life of me get it to slide all the way onto the gear box. It is engaged on the splines, but won't go back any further no matter how I push, rock, pry, lift the thing. Is there a trick to...
  14. 1995 525tds diesel injector pump removal and refit advice

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi everybody hope you all had a great chrismas and happy new year can you give me some advice on changing a pump.I recently changed the engine on 525tds engine runs fine but the pump leaks quite badly and i want to change it for the pump on the engine i took out, only problem being that i have...
  15. E31 840 CI Sport Lower front spolier refit

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Chaps, Can you help, give me some advice? My front lower spolier has never fitted quite right, the previous owner cracked the FTP light and I think this in turn popped the spolier out of it's fixings ever so slightly. How difficult is it to remove and refit - see pics. it's a simple case of...
  16. How easy is it to remove / refit a turbo on an E39 530D

    General BMW Discussions
    Yes a newbie to the board!! Any advice? I have to do the job in the morning so if anybody is on here late and has done the job, your experience would be greatly appreciated. Also should I fit a new oil feed pipe at the same time? I will be washing out the intercooler as a matter of course...
  17. Interior trim refit ?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    If this is the wrong area mods please amend. My brushed aluminium trim is pitted and damaged. I've just managed to get hold of a replacement trim set. Any tips from the top on how to go about safe removal of the current trim and refitting of the new ?
  18. 1998 E36 323i 'vert - how can i refit the fanbelt?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    ive took the fan belt off my 323i 1998 bmw and i cant refit it, it seems far too small. ive loosened the tensioner with the centre nut and even took it out, tried loosening the alternator but its no closer, is there a trick to it?
  19. 2002 E46 325ci thermostat refit advice?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    got a new thermostat on order and was looking for some direction as to where the thermostat is situated in the engine bay and also if possible any tips on changing it cheers neilyfo
  20. 2003 E39 525d es se 17" split rim removal and refit

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can anybody help, I am having a special paint job done on a set of 5 17" split rim wheels shortly in swindon, however they do not split and refit the wheels, does anybody know anybody in swindon that could do it and obviously as inexpensively as possible, because I need to leave the car there in...