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  1. Introductions
    On starting my 640D this morning the following message was on the I drive screen. Increased battery discharge when stationary. Electrical consumers were temporarily switched off. - Does this message infer that the battery may need replacing or could A) going a long drive would charge it up or...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I have a weird problem with the air suspension on my 2007 LCI 530d MSport. It started when I was stationary on a very steep incline coming out of a multi-storey car park on Saturday. I got the ?ride height control failure? alarm on the idrive. This remained until I restarted the car...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I hear some Wind noise, annoying whistle, on the right front door (passenger's door in my case). When I look from the outside, the door seems to be slightly above the back door. Can I fix this? How can I make the door come down around 1/2 cm? Thanks
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys. Thought id share abit of information incase anyone is having the above problem. Wipers going down to "home" position. Then coming back up slightly before they stop. Only petty but dam its bugged me. In your fuse box behind the glove compartment. There's 2 - 3 relays down the left hand...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    my e36 has been sitting on the drive on the drive for about 2 yrs it was started about 6mths ago and was moved about 10 feet left to run for a bit then back[which some say i should not have done] and has had a cover over it since then. i want to put it back on the road for summer and am looking...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone, I have a strange problem, my 318i e90 starts perfect in the morning when cold and even after sitting for a few hours. However if I stop the car when at operating temp and then try and start it straight away again it starts perfectly. If I then leave the car for half an hour to 2...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I had a colleague riding with me the other day and indicated there was a vibration in the car. I thought he was crazy because I hadn't felt anything from the driver's seat. The car has 165,000 miles with an entire new rear suspension, bushings, control arms, shocks, axles, bearings plus guibo...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, Just returned to the UK after 10 years living the good life state side. I have a 1996 318is auto coupe that has been sitting under a tarp Suggestions & advice for getting it started and then what I might need replacing Tires and discs I can see for starters All I have found...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, Ive just changed my alloy wheels on my e90 330 from the 18 inch Ellipsoid to the 18 inch MV3 alloys. This morning i noticed that my drivers side rear sits around an inch lower than my passenger side rear. Does anybody know why this is? The passenger side wheel also seems to be making...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, My E46 will start first time no problem, but will not start again until it`s been sitting for a good while (overnight mainly), replaced the battery and camshaft sensor and same thing happening. Help is appreciated.
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I left me e46 sitting for about a month, started it a few times...but not drove, finally put it up for sale yesterday, went out to it to let it run a while and now it's temperamental as **** on startup, then when started up if left to idle it will eventually cut out. on top of this the rev...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    I will be starting a new job next month, 28 days away and 28 days at home, would appreciate any advice on what in should do to ensure I have no problems when I come home ie battery , brakes etc. My wife will start the car occasionally will this be enough?
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone, I have recently taken ownership of a 1995 e36 328i. Its in good shape but has been sat on a flat driveway for 18 months, it wasnt prepared atal and has the same petrol, oil etc as it did a year and a half ago. I released the handbrake and it moved a few feet quite happily. Can...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi,my e46 320d touring seems to sit a little bit lower on the rear than others,ive checked the springs are not snapped,but until i get it to some ramps has anyone experianced this?thanks
  15. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    My E38 seems to sit lower on the rear OS corner in comparison to the NS rear corner. Both arch gaps above the tyre are different but it handles fine and with no issues etc... It's not a massive difference but its different! Checked on quite a few level surfaces and same results each time! The...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have recently noticed that my drivers side rear is sitting lower than passenger side rear been to dealers they said it's not a problem?????
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    where should the rev counter be sittin at when the engine is hot :confused i think mine is sittin a bit high
  18. General BMW Discussions
    1994 E31 850 CSI Non starter. Hi Guys. I recently purchased a very nice 850Csi from a good friend of mine. He purchased the car back in 2005. He drove the car for a month until he noticed a very slight ticking noise in the engine.....I could hardly hear it but as the car was still under...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When somone sits in my car at the back left, I get a weird squeeking noise coming from the tyre, not loud just normal squeek.. as if it is from the suspension or somthing i don't know what it is? any ideaS?
  20. General BMW Discussions
    I notice that my car sitting lower on right rear side, 10mm lower then left rear side. Do you have same problem ? Is it because of petrol tank on this side ?
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