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  1. General BMW Discussions
    I own a 2004 BMW 530D with about 132,000 miles on the clock. I keep getting occasional warning signs going off (no rear brake lights, ABS failure, transmission failure, indicator lights not working, flat tyre etc.). If I stop the car and turn off the engine for 2 minutes and restart the car...
  2. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, new to this so would appreciate any help or advice. I drive a BMW 1 Series [E87 116i 2005]. I’ve had the airbag and seatbelt dash signs illuminated in red for quite a while so I decided to do a quick diagnostic only to find out there so plenty of electrical faults I was unaware of, they are...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    330CI sport. I was just driving along and suddenly heard a beep then lost speedo & warning signs flashed up on the dash. but car seemed fine. is was raining at the time. the following day was the same, no speedo . then 200miles later everything ok again ??? question 1 where is the speedo...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my 2001 e46 320d for a while has been on the sluggish side. I use to have flat spots in acceleration but this was due to me blocking the egr, once it was recirculating again it had no flat spots anymore, but even through the power is smooth throughout now it seems awfully slow. I have...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Good evening. I hope there is someone out here who can assist me. I have sopping wet rear floors, the base is drenched however the carpet leading up to the rear seats are only slightly damp. The front floors are again, only slightly damp. I opened the bonet and sprayed masses of water around...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys posting picture of oil traces on a part near engine not sure what it is.. If any one knows what it is please let me know... Picture is not grate but is just as you are standing from driver side looking at oil cap on right side. Cheers.
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Car has been going good now for several years ,as post says done 140 k now so should I be looking to change car due to turbo wear ? Or is it good to carry on driving for many more miles to come, Should I take turbo pipe off and check for wear in shaft , I'm burning no oil but have always had...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Noticed recently that every now and then (not all the time) the engine (N42) when idling is jumping up and down slightly. Funnily enough it's when the engine is warm over a cold start. As I said its not all the time, I'd say its more normal most of the time then it would happen randomly...
  9. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi guys, I’ll try and keep this short but a lot to say…basically I bought a new (to me) approved used BMW from a dealership. It has two previous owners, is 2010 and has just under 15,000 miles on the clock. It was the cheapest and highest spec car in the country and was in pretty mint...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Morning all, Hope you are all well. It's been a while since ive been on the forum. Mainly due to work commitments and not having much time to spend on the car. Anywhoo my question to the pundits is what are the signs of a failing turbo? I've been experiencing some symptoms for some time now...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    what are the signs of a worn turbo mine seems to have a siren noise at low speed when i Accelerate i did take it to my local mechanic who said it drives fine couldont see any excessive smoke etc. i think when its your own car you always notice and hear things more just wondered what the exact...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    as the title says really, what are the most common signs of a possible head gasket fault? i ask because i suspect my head gasket is not in tip top condition and i dont want to carry on driving if im suspicisions are right. thanks people
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all... On going issues, but fresh question. Car is currently at BMW, for lack of go issues. They are having trouble finding my lack of performance issues. I fitted a new air flow meter, Bosch from euro, prior to it going in. It was a direct replacement, having same part number. What would...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    around november last year the plastic "piece" attached to the head cracked while i was on the way to work one morning,and with no indication (no low coolant light or temp.gauge through the roof) i parked it in work. I finished work set off home and the low coolant light came on imediatly,temp...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, What are the signs for turbo failure, is there any lubricants etc you can put on the turbo or something, your thoughts? I havent had to replace mine touch wood at 78k.
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