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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi. As you guys might be aware from my other post in regards to starter motor, what's the possibility of my engine seizing? I got an oil sensor warning on dash when I first started the car after fitting an alternator but didn't think much of it. Now my engine won't turn. Car ran fine, stopped at...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My car is a 2007 320d M47 with the Mitsubishi turbo, the one with an electronic actuator. Long story short, replaced my old turbo with a Reconditioned one, it worked for about 100miles then no boost at all. I was puzzled, scan code pointed to Actuator fault. the actuator was clicking...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2012 328i luxury with the N20B20 engine. The engine seized at 55000 miles. The engine has been removed and assessed by an engineer who says it is going to cost too much to repair. He has suggested fitting a reconditioned engine. I have searched high and low for a replacement engine. I...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    I took my 56 plate 335i in for a service and a few other fixes to my local Stratstone recently. Whilst they were doing the brake fluid service they found 3 of the 4 nipples had seized and so were unable to complete the service. The replacement brake housing or calipers were priced up at around...
  5. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I have a 97 840 which has been parked up for 2 years. My plan is to get it back on the road as soon as possible and the process started today. I have encountered a couple of issues: Washer pump: I tested to see if the washer jets worked and after i had released the stalk, the pump in the...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    So it seems my rear calipers are slightly sticking. Been thinking for a while now that there's some resistance coming from the rear wheels. Checked them today and there's no clearance between the pads and the disk while there's a couple mm clearance on the fronts. Is this a common issue that's...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have had my BMW parked up around 13 months now, over the last few weeks i have been repairing it for MOT, last thursday i returned from getting the lights adjusted and a light road test to bed the brakes in, i reversed the car in at an angle and had the wheels turned slightly to the...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Have a bmw 330d automatic. From the start.. Drove it through a small flood 8inches max if even . about 4 miles down the road and car lost power so pulled over and i switched it off it would not turn back on again sounded like starter was spinning but not engageing. Air filter was dry with no...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys A little advice needed if you please. I swapped out my 520d F10 FRONT brake pads and discs (to ATE discs & EBC Yellowstuff pads) and all went pretty well. Back breaking stuff! :eek Only issue was the offside disc retaining screw just did not want to come out! We fought for over an hour...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The small bolt that locks the disc to the hub is seized up big time. To add to that whatever spoon that went at the bolt before me cba to use the correct size allen bit and ringed the bolt out completely. Tried cutting a slot with a dremel and using the flat head attachment from my impact...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just had to fix the rear windscreen wiper on the old bus. For anyone who runs into the same problem here goes. Root cause is the shaft through the glass between the wiper arm and the motor was completely seized. Link to diagrams below for reference. Two round plastic covers inside the window...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Does anyone know whether the rear window spindle on the E91, part number 6162720916, differs from that fitted to the E46 touring? Mine had seized and in my efforts to free it and remove it I managed to break the die cast plate! I believe they have may have different part numbers but look...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. Received the call I was dreading today from the garage to tell me my engine was seized, probably due to lack of oil. The car threw up the yellow oil warning on Sunday and on the way home when I was going to pick up some oil, the engine seized up and cut out. There was no noise prior to...
  14. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    The fitting nearest the center of the car came undone no bother, however the one farthest 'outboard' wont shift. The crows foot wrench attachments I bought specifically just started to round off the hex. I've soaked them for over a week with a combination of plus gas and my own ATF/Brake...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I have a E60 520D (2006 with m47 engine) on just over 100k miles). Over last 10k miles the car hasn't missed a beat, then last night all of a sudden out of nowhere (doing around 30 mph) the car just took off, started revving uncontrollably and then cut out after about 5 seconds, there...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi all My outer front tyres show excessive wear on both wheels so i went to have them aligned and was told the track rod ends are seized and he didnt want to apply heat to it to try and unseize it because it damages it on the beemers. So is it easy to unseize and if not is it easier for me to...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi gents, I have some problem with my car which is intermittent (probably it is related to warmer weather). Sometimes my front brakes are binding. Both in pair in the very same time. Suddenly it starts and makes audible noise for a couple of minutes and goes away. Doesn't really pull the car...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good start to the holidays,felt brakes catching on 1 side and with work constraints left it with local monkey.not good.both calipers fooked but got ordered in time for delivery in morning.Just as well,they close at 2pm tomorrow fingers crossed for delivery and fix before 2 or Renault Clio for a...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Any ideas how I can get out of this pickle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzy4lrh6ivhfvia/20141207_140932.jpg?dl=0 I first tried a fork type splitter, then gave up and tried a winding cup type splitter, but that ended up bending the bolt as you can see in the pic! My next option was to try the...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    One of the many undisclosed faults on my 2k4 E61 was that the rear wiper did not work. Not knowing the car I expected a dead motor, but soon learned about the spindle seizing. Over a few weeks I have tried WD40 and Thwacking it with a hammer, wiggling and a micro blow torch but it would not...
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