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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    The other day my car was acting strangely. Dash lights were on and off, lights and windows were working/not working. It seemed random. It even started affecting the fans and I got a overheating so I shut the car down and requested recovery. AA worked out that the alternator was overcharging...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Folks, I am doing a research on autonomous driving and its social impact and I'd love to hear/read what you think. Is it going to replace traditional driving and how is it going to be regulated? What about driving for pleasure, are we going to have to use virtual environments for this? If you've...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Help! I have a 2004 v12 6 litre e65 saloon, and I cannot spot the heater valve under the bonnet! I know what I am looking for, as I have replaced one on a 740, but I cannot find the valve anywhere in the v12 engine compartment. Anyone out there help me???
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My GF has a 1 series E87 2010 and when it gets warm the engine warning light comes on. We have checked the codes and it has also been into the garage, looks like the lambda / nox sensor needs replacing and they have quoted £550. Has anyone ever done this themselves? from what I can gather...
  5. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, I'm just getting going with trying to fix a BMW I recently bought. There's a few issues (hence the other thread started today) and I've recently started using a INPA cable and software - so if I need to use it in a different want please let me know and I can re-do. Basically my PDC...
  6. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi I recently had a AC leak test performed on my 650 as my last regas didn't last very long. Looks like I have some stone damage on the condenser which is the source of the leak. I found this for the 645 N62. Assume it is the same for 650i...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2003 325i E46 Touring Primarily believe the harness is not making reliable contact at the FSR so have entire OE harness on its way. Curious about access and any type of maintenance for the stepper motors and the flaps. Have a new blower and new FSR (FSU) and new center panel outlet.:thumbsup...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per title, are the prop shaft universal joints maintainable on the E46, or is entire prop shaft replacement necessary? Realoem doesn't show part numbers for the two universal joints: RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog Reason for asking is when I was last under the car (for exhaust...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My current tyres on E61 are 245/40/18 Run Flat and its about time to replace them. Can I replace them with a different size like 245/45/18 tyres ? The rims are standard BMW 18" alloy wheel, M double spoke 135. ***65279; 8Jx18 EH2 IS20 I believe the wheel part number is : BMW 36 11 8 036 947...
  10. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all hoping for a little help from someone with intimate knowledge of M57 engines. I am likely to purchase an early E90 330d with the M57 engine. The car has had a cam chain failure so although probably recoverable has the potential to require engine replacement. The variant of the M57 in...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All I have received a dash/screen error stating my battery requires replacing which is a bit of shocker as I only had a new one fitted by BMW 26 months ago! And would you believe those swines at BMW only guarantee their batteries for 24 months! The original battery was also the first...
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I am really sorry if this has been covered in a previous post but I couldn't find a thread anywhere! I need to replace my iDrive screen (Model N: 9292244 02 X) in my 2014 F21 116i Sport. However I can only seem to find identical screens, but with Model N: 9322122 07 H. Now the only...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi , new on here , i have a e92 320d on a 09 plate , my turbo needs replacing , very noisy and no boost . i have a replacement re-con turbo , question is does anyone have a step by step guide to replace ????
  14. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Want to replace brake lines on 850 Is it easy and do I need diagnostics to open valves when bleeding lines? Thanks
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I plan to replace the rocker cover gasket soon, and while at it I will also replace the ignition coil tube seals. Is there anything else that is advisable to do as a precautionary measure while the rocker cover is off? Also I will fit the latest version of the chain tensioner, does...
  16. BMW Engine Conversions
    The 2.8 Dual Vanos has cooked itself, what’s involved with a swap to the M54 3.0? Auto gearbox Any info much appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've got to replace the sump as it's leaking. Should the sump bolts be replaced at the same time or does that all depend on their condition after they've been removed? How about sub-frame bolts? I don't know if I'm being too cautious because it's a 2002 car and these bolts have been not removed...
  18. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all I'm getting a slightly unpleasant smell in the cabin when i turn fan or ac on, dealer suggested to change polin filter and nearly quoted £200!! Can't be a rocket science to change them? Question is polin and cabin filter is it the same thing, second does anyone have any instructions...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Is it possible to replace the pulley on the idler tensioner with out changing the full unit?
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, First post on this forum and hoping for some advice. :) I have a coolant leak on my 2011 335i which appears to be emanating from the coolant expansion tank (white dribbles appearing down the side of it). The job to change it looks fairly straightforward, but I've no idea where to buy a...
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