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  1. Driving without alternator running

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm just wondering how far could I have driven my 2008, E90, 320D last week, after my crank pulley failed? No damage was done but, as I did not have the knowledge, and, with electric steering, I chickened out and got recovered. Could I have driven the 20 miles home on the battery (it was...
  2. BMW Z4 2.0 2007/2008 running costs

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hey guys just a quick one, Are the BMW Z4's an expensive car to run in terms of mechanical failures, things going wrong etc are they known for breaking down? Recently purchased a Z4 but had to send back after head gasket went in the first week, would look at another one if they are generally...
  3. E36 328i soemtimes starts running rough and slow

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, i have had my 1997 328i coupe for over a year now and a while ago it started developing a problem where it would cut out. I took it to a garage and they replaced the cam shaft sensor which fixed it for a while and it completely stopped cutting out. A while after it started having a problem...
  4. 1999 728 E38 Fan running when cold

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Goood afternoon BMW owners :) Hope all is well. I have currently purchased a Bmw E38 728 very nice full leather all the works, Now when I start it up from cold my fan spins like a crack head at a rave for a minute before it cuts out, is this normal? I very rarely hear or feel it kick in when...
  5. N52 smooth running values

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. I’ve recently checked my smooth running values on my code reader and noticed that cylinder 5 is way out of tolerance. Also noticed the engine has a slight missfire and seems under power at times. Would this be a failing coil or injector. I’d be confident in changing the coil but id...
  6. 1998 E46 318i- Running on only 2 cylinders...RILY need help!!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The car, 1998 318i auto transmission 1895cc E46 M43 engine. The engine is not firing on cylinders 2 & 3. No spark from cylinder 2 & 3 whatsoever. I have replaced the following: *The coil pack (Comes as a complete coil pack). *Spark plugs. *Camshaft Sensor. *crank sensor *DME Module & EWS...
  7. Fault 4B10 Smooth Running after maintenance

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Good Morning everybody. Last days I had a major failure to my E60 520D 120kW (M47N2) 161000 km mileage about DPF clogged and backpressure too high. While trying to solve the problem I did a bit of maintenance: 1. I've cleaned EGR valve 2. I've cleaned Throttle body 3. I've deeply cleaned DPF...
  8. E90 smooth running values etc

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all . Having a lumpy idle on my 318i.59k .plugged in a c310 scanner . Had a 30ea Denox cat sulphurised fault . No engine light . Smooth running values cylinder 1-4 were: 25.2, -27.5,40.9, -40. Are these within normal range ? Additional mixture adaptation 0.36 on 1&2. Multiplicative adaption...
  9. Any one running 285 35 20 ?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
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  10. Running of of parts to change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, got an issue with my M54 3.0 So bear with me.. This is like clockwork always the same every day weather irrelevant. In the morning start the car all is perfect idle normal sounds great sits there ticking over with total obediance, then... After aproximately 2minutes of tickover she...
  11. e46 320d 100Kw running a little hit

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey everyone, My trusty 320d 100Kw has been running a little hot lately. The temperature gauge is supposed to sit right in the middle but its ever so slightly on the right side. I photo-shopped a picture of what it looks like here: The temperature doesn't go down when I put the heating on...
  12. Got GAP insurance covering your BMW? If not you may be running out of time!
    If you haven't yet bought GAP insurance for a car that you purchased up to a year ago, you're running out of time. From January 22nd onwards, we'll only be able to sell GAP insurance to cover a car that you bought up to 3 months in the past. If you've been delaying buying GAP insurance with...
  13. 318i running on 3 cyl

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello. I have a 2002 year BMW 318i (facelift, 141 horsepower), 200 000 km (about 125 000 miles) that has some issues. To explain in an understandable way I will make a little "timeline". Day 1 to day 3, where as day 3 is today. Day 1: Running 100 % well. I was out at night "drifting" around...
  14. 2005 BMW 530d - Fan behind CD/DVD not running

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, Can anyone tell me if the fan on the back of the CD/DVD CCC unit only runs when cooling is required, or is it supposed to run all the time? The CD drive works, and the DVD drive appears to work, but I'm in the process of replacing the laser lens to get Navigation working. With the cables...
  15. do you leave your car running when filling at a petrol station?

    BFuk Open Topic
    do you leave your car running when filling at a petrol station? do you leave it running with the key in the ignition and then pay for it leaving the car runningalll by itself?
  16. 2005 E87 120D - rough running & smokey at low RPM (fixed by MAF disconnect???)

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello everyone, I'd really appreciate some ideas on how to diagnose this issue(s). Car: 2005 120D M47 engine. Issue: The car runs really rough (like a misfire) and creates lots of grey smoke from idle up to 2000 RPM, at 2000+ RPM it runs OK. A diesel engine specialist has tested all the...
  17. Running lights

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi I have a 650i facelift model 57 place E64 convertible one of the day time running lights bulb has gone I have asked at the local motor supplies store and told it’s a whole unit like the X5 has anyone changed one or can tell me the bulb to get as the motor factor has none and dibn’t Seem...
  18. E91 335d modified - just started running rich

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hiya, Ive had a search and come up with some culprits but just wanted a sanity check and order of exploration. Ive a remapped DPF deleted 335d which has been running perfectly for 2 to 3 years since being done. Recently Ive noticed a big puff of black smoke (with rich smell of fuel) when...
  19. Advice please on 525d e60 running problems

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok guys just looking for some advice on how to cure my rough running e60.Its a 55 reg 525d auto with 75000 miles Since its been in my ownership i have had a light service of just oil,filter and air filter changed around 6 months ago followed by gearbox pan and oil change and 6 glow plugs and...
  20. 323Ci Running Issues Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just started to get my e46 back on the road, had issue a week after I parked it up several years ago, ran fine, failed mot on suspension parts, ran like a dream and within a week of being parked up the issues started. It would idle fine but eml etc came on when put foot on accelerator, well just...