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  1. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I have Apple Car Play on 4 Series GC using wireless. When streaming Spotify or other apps like Audible the sound cuts out for a few seconds on and off. This happens with Apple Car Play and through BMW's own system. Has anyone had this issue and if so have they resolved it? I was...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Basically,going shopping yesterday and moving slowly in traffic I had a smell of burning oil and a cloud of smoke come out,the low oil light came on and straight away the engine management light too. I couldn't stop and had to go about 100 yards at about 20 mph in third gear befroe I could pull...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Here is the puzzle: Have here(in Porto,portugal) a 1994 318 tds; I´a repair shop and i´ve been around cars for over 40 years,(including aJaguar shop inNY,US from 1980 to 1999). This bmw had extensive work done by me a year and a half ago; block was changed(cracked cylinder due to broken...
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    F20 rear lights blinking/flashing 1-2 seconds when starting up, have fitted led parking bulbs & led rear light units I have fitted front led bulbs 501s,the small bulbs I don't think they are canbus free as the error light pops up on the screen but it does go away after a few minutes there are...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi new member could do with some pointers just incase someone has been here before I am in a village over the weekend so im not able for a while to get car plugged in i have a spare coil pack and the spark plug remover basically on a drive home engine lost power and was running rough i could...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The first time this happened, was like a month or so ago, I was driving over a speed bump - switched to 2nd gear before the bump (the bump is not a hard one like the ones in shopping malls, so you don't need to fully stop before it - you can go even in 3rd gear, but I always go in 2nd because of...
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All. New member here, although not a stranger to your forums. Please can someone advise me about a strange radio fault. My daughter bought this car a couple of weeks ago. Radio worked fine on the 1hour journey home. Next day whilst playing around with the controls, radio would not work...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my 320d (120000miles), started having issues with a cold start up. Every morning or whenever cold, my engine goes literally crazy (very unhealthy "struggling" sound it makes) for the initial 20 seconds, after that it settles and is absolutely fine. My diagnostic tool is seeing a problem...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi... I think I know what's wrong but wanted some advice. My 320D (2005 convertible CD MSport) will splutter for about 5 seconds on a cold start then be absolutely fine for the rest of the drive.... Glow plug issue? It has to be something to do with the first initial start up as that's only when...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there guys, I have bought this Bmw E92 M sport 320D a few months ago, and I have never driven a diesel before but now that I have driven a diesel for a few months I'm getting used to driving diesel. My problem is that today my friend test drove my car and said that it feels loss of power and...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi my oil light comes on after 10 seconds of start up for about 10 seconds then dissapears? Anyone know what this relates to? Oil level seems fine and no leaks? On my newly bought e46 318i 2000. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi everybody...I have seen some threads around that seem similar but not exactly....other people seem to be experiencing the hazards coming on , staying on and draining the battery...our problem is that whilst driving and after we stop, the hazards come on for exactly 30 seconds then stop for...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Oil light on (amber) for a few seconds after start up [2000 E46 320Ci] Hi, just bought this car a few days ago and the oil light has started coming on after starting up. It light up amber and only stays on for a few seconds. I put 2L of oil in yesterday but it's still happening. Does anyone...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi can anyone help i have a 318i e90 2007 i have a noise on start up for 2 seconds its had a full service with good oil etc was wondering about the timing chain any ideas ?
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So I came to start my car this evening, unlock, key in, foot on break, start button pressed and nothing... Just what sounds like the starter solenoid clicking. Just like if you try to start it without your foot on the break (or clutch in the manual). The glow plug pre-heating light is...
  16. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I have an odd noise which so far hasn't seemed to produce and kind of mechanical failure - I'm just wary of this odd sound and the possibility it might lead to something bigger failing... It almost sounds like when you have let your brake pads wear down to the metal and you brake slowly and you...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I hope somebody can help me out. I purchased a 318i tourer automatic with 93k full service history about six months ago,from a dealer. All seamed fine at test drive and until a few days after purchase. There was an oil leak and a loud rattle on starting up after the car had been stood for over...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Bmw 330d touring 2002 117k miles manual oil light shines orange ( not red ) on start up but goes out after 5 or 6 seconds. Is this a common fault, pssible sensor switch ? If so is it an easy fix ?
  19. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, Being a total Newbi in this forum I am apologising for barging in with a post on something that may be already known by a lot of you, but I think my experience is worth keeping in mind when this happens to someone else. Symptoms started approx 6-8 weeks ago and consisted of extreme...
  20. Introductions
    Hi, Ive got bmw 330d M sport 52 plate, and the gears are hard to shift when the car is stationary, but if I hold the clutch down for about 4/5 seconds, they shift lovely, until I lift my foot off the clutch, then I have to hold it down for 4/5 seconds again, this only haperns when the car is...
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