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  1. Serious wind noise at higher speeds

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good evening. I've been having some really serious wind noise at higher speeds (70/80+ km/h) coming from the base of the windshield, where the windshield and the dash meet on my '03 e46 320d. Initially, I figured it's a windshield glue problem, so I had it reglued, no improvement. Today i...
  2. 2003 E46 330d - Serious smoke!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Oops, now posted in the E46 thread :confused Hi, my recently purchased 330d has decided to throw a fit after about 100 miles, just done an oil and filter change (both were BLACK!) and fuel filter (it had run on the dregs for a while I think) after sitting for 6 months prior to me buying it...
  3. 2003 E46 330d - Serious smoking!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, my recently purchased 330d has decided to throw a fit after about 100 miles, just done an oil and filter change (both were BLACK!) and fuel filter (it had run on the dregs for a while I think) after sitting for 6 months prior to me buying it. It’s on 192k but when it’s running it purrs along...
  4. Can coolant drops/leak cause alternator to short out? serious issue.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, My alternator is giving me issues such as weird screeching noises only in cold weathers and also all electrics would cut out causing gearbox issue/transmission faults. Which means having to come to a still, power off and on again for gearbox to operate properly. I have a bad coolant...
  5. Bmw 323i 1999 170bhp fix up...need serious help

    General BMW Discussions
    I want to do a car up for my bf main thing is I want to put a turbo on it... where do I start and what 1 would people recomnend I buy. I know I have to do head gasket, bolts, injectors, clutch & fuel pump need changing. Any suggestions on what type to get. The suspension will be done up...
  6. E31 840 1997 - serious engine problem, 1000 miles from home

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Just been out for a 1 mile journey to collect the seniro management from work. Driving slowly with car just warmed up and switched to LPG and suddenly it started running really rough with a huge loss of power. It was hard to keep it running at all and it stalled at crossroads but I managed to re...
  7. Serious boost problems!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, hope i can get some help!! I have a 2006 e90 320d. Ive had the car 2 months, for the first week i got no power until 2500rpm, now i get no power at all (about 60bhp) ive had the car plugged in to eun diagnostics and got the following: 3f01 - boost pressure senor 4191 - charge air...
  8. To all the experts out there, i need serious knowledge (long thread)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ok, long shot here because despite my many previous polls i have had no useful advice, well no i have had advice but it seems to just be obvious things, i need someone thinking outside the box.PINGING/PINKING. this is my issue and if i dont sort it soon i will sell my beloved e46. lets begin my...
  9. Serious oil loss! Splatter in driver wheel well. Ideas?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I have a mechanic coming out Sunday to look at my car, but I was wondering if anyone here could help suggest what could have happened to my poor car,, and what I can expect to be paying to fix Have a 2009 320i, 80k. Low Oil light (said +1ltr) came on after picking up the mrs, could...
  10. Bmw E90 318d, 2008. Urgent advice needed on serious fault.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Well, on Friday, one week the day after I bought this 318d it broke down on the motorway. I'd just pulled onto the motorway working up through the gears when the car completely died on me. No power no drive nothing. Managed to get it over to the hard shoulder and once I stopped the lights came...
  11. Serious swirl flap issues

    General BMW Discussions
    So I expect you have all heard the horror stories, mostly to do with e46 320d's however there isn't alot about the more modern e92 320d swirl flap issues. To cut a very long story short I've been having power issues after my turbo blew up, got replaced and then had a certain filter removed and...
  12. E87 serious stereo issues. HELP ME

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    My aftermarket sony xplod cd player won't save settings when the key has been out for a while. I've switched the constant and the ignition 12v's round and that didn't work. I've managed to get the cd player to turn off on when the ignition is on by splicing into the fag lighter for my ignition...
  13. Need Some Serious Help With Antenna

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, Bought a 1999 BMW 318ci Couple and someone has put an aftermarket stereo in there which was not very nice to be honest, had the original stereo with the car so went to put that back in to find someone has cut the antenna cable and the stereo cd player I have for this car seems to have a...
  14. 2002 e46 325CI Convertible - Oil dead, serious oil missing!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello again... I have 2002 e46 325CI convertible, I bought the car 5 month ago from young boyracer and I think never was oil changed regularly. My problem is 200 miles / 1,5 l oil which i think really freaky.... So I changed oil to 5w/40w Castrol, oil filter, Rocker cover seal and oil filter...
  15. Need serious advise and help car stipuck at work 320d touring

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi hpguys new to all this but here goes Ive got a 320d tourer on a 53 plate with 129k miles and near full service history Ive only had it a few days Ran perfect when i got it and fine for day or two Came home from work and pver took and it went into limp mode and lost power Came round a...
  16. F30: Sign of serious trouble?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My F30 2012 328i Luxury Auto (13,500 miles) gave me some worrying behaviour this morning. To overtake I often switch from Comfort to Sport and floor the accelerator to minimise overtaking time. But after that 2-5 seconds, when I backed off the pedal I expected the revs to drop quickly as the...
  17. 18" D154 - Lower offset for some serious stance, or 5 Series!

    RareRims
    The D154 is freshly released, and fresh looking! It comes in 18x8.5 ET30 and for a low and modified BMW these are the icing on the cake - as soon as I can find myself a 130i LE and convince my wallet to let me buy one, I hope to get pictures up of these fitted! Prices are £198 per wheel -...
  18. 2006 e61 520d sudden serious lack of power

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Hoping you can offer some advice. Car was fine yesterday, today I headed down the sliproad and it would not go, revved to about 2k in each gear slowly had no real torque, was heading up hill at the time and couldnt get it about 25. downhill managed to get it a "decent" motorway speed and...
  19. okay chaps that could be named serious issue. 530d E39 X REG

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    OKAY GENTLEMANS ,BIMMER FANS ETC ETC. HAVING MINE FOR A WHILE NOW,OF COURSE IT WASN`T GONE THROUGH 4 MONTHS EASY AS THAT BUT.. LOOKS LIKE TO BE COMMON PROBLEM ON E39 3.O D,BUT AS GONE THROUGH FORUM,THROUGH DIAGNOSIS AND DIY FORUMS ,WITH SOME SPANNERS IN MY HAND JUST GAVE UP AND HAD TO PUT IT...
  20. Bmw 330d e46 serious oil leak on boost

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys im newly registered to this site, ive found it very helpful in the past 2 years as ive always found an answer to any problem, except for this time !! Firstly my car is a 2002 e46 330d m57 engine i believe, 178000 miles with full service history Its been loosing boost now and again for...
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