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  1. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi all, Inside my BMW the interior is starting to lose colour and could do with being restored, does anyone have any recommend products? I'm worried about getting something that will ruin the interior, I want to look to restore the Driver's leather seat and the black interior on the two doors...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All just after some opinion Im at a cross roads with my E36. I have an E36 M44 318iS 1988 S plate been in our household about 18 years (21 years old) with 180K miles. FBMW service history up to 100K then BMW specialist last 80K miles Its very clean, and do get comments from people who...
  3. Map Databank, Remap software and Hardware
    Hi everyone, many years ago i removed dpf on my bmw e90 320d 163Hp, remapped the ecu without dpf and increased Hp to 180, Now i want to come back to original map reinstalling a new dpf because i have to sell my car. How can i go back to original map?, original file has been lost by the guy that...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys! My name is Stelios, I am new to the forum. My father has an e34 518i and he gave it to me a few weeks ago. The car has been sitting in the garage for 4 years now. I want to restore it and run it as a daily. However, it has a small 4 cylinder engine and the car is pretty heavy. I...
  5. Introductions
    We've had an E36 since I was a wee lad. My dad bought this '97 E36 318i as new a week after I was born. Ever since, it's been in our driveway. I spent most of my childhood in the back seats of this so I'm quite attached to it. However, due to a variety of reasons, it's been sitting untouched in...
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  7. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, OK - the million dollar question: When I decided to try and restore my 840 I knew there were a few things wrong, but now I am getting stuck in, the list is already quite large and growing daily. I won't bore everyone with details, but I can see parts bill hitting £1500, and that's just...
  8. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi folks, The chrome on my E39 has gone all white and oxidised and looks pretty rough. Can anyone recommend a product/method to get rid of the oxidation and bring back the shine? I say chrome, I know its actually anodised aluminium, so can't be anything to abrasive or it will take the coating...
  9. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    hello everybody out there. Quite new to this forum so forgive me if I do not follow some of the rules on here. I need some help regarding my headlight lens. They arent in the best condition and are really annoying me now lol. pics below. what can i do to bring them up to standard? any help will...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Today was the day to restore the paint. Since this was the first time that we've done this, ("we" being my brother in law and I) went overboard and went for the more expensive but reputable 3M brand. We washed and masked the car up completely which took about 4 hours (3 people yesterday, 1...
  11. E39
    Hey all, Basically i know im new, but im at work and im gonna cut to the chase. About 10 months ago i got a 523i when i had things on track to get my license, in short nothing happened due to personal things going on back then but now i have the time and money to get my ass into gear. The 523i...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm looking at restoring the interior of my touring up to a decent level, which is pretty top notch but there are defects which need addressing after the years of wear and tear. Just got a can of rubber paint and looking at the results seen on the other site, it looks pretty darn good. I'll be...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Just found out the dodgy dealer who sold me my bmw took best part of 100k off the clock but had the service history and everything by main dealers to cover it up Just wondered if any one can put my mileage back to 180k from the 88 that it showing? I'm in dudley near Birmingham if it...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title says, I had a guy who was working on my car suggest using restore, and because he is usually a very knowledgeable mechanic I let him put some in without researching. Bad move. The car is a 2001 325i sedan. I made it about an hour out and my car started throwing codes and idling bad...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have recently bought a 2005 sparkling graphite e46 m sport convertible, and it needs some tlc. It looks like the front corner has been in an scrape and some of the parts are shot; I was hoping somone might know what the loose cables are and also what the missing parts are? ANY HELP WOULD...
  16. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hey fellas, I'm currently sorting out little bits of bodywork on my e30 325. The chrome work is great all around except the trim around the windshield which looks to be quite pitted. How can I restore this to it's former glory? -Mcbonio
  17. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hello, Welcome to my how to. There is probably one of these already on here, but I think it helps reading a few different How to's on the same thing to get a better insight and see different techniques. So, Here is my contribution. Tools: Sandpaper Screwdriver Polish Heatgun Soapy water...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My 330d (auto) has now done 108K miles, and for the past 20K miles I had become aware it was not as powerfull as it used to be, in fact thinking back I think the power has been dropping off for a long time. I've had the car from 30k miles, and I think since 50K its been decreasing. I timed the...
  19. E39
    Well as some of you know I got a bargain e39 bit tatty at the min but hopefully won't take much fixing up :) il post the pics iv just took 2 minutes after pick up :) She drives sooooo well! Very smooth and quiet and let me tell ya it's very easy to hang the tail out and keep it out...
  20. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Does anyone know what the best stuff is to use to restore the bmw leather steering wheel and gear knob? any help would be appreciated
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