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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello everyone! I've been a victim for a while now of the horrible over night battery drain! I've followed some really good posts on here that helped but ultimately my fault was one that wasn't mirrored here. So I want to give back to our community in hope it'll save someone else time. I've...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, new to the forum. This is my second 320d, great cars when they work. To cut a long story short, I had a 2002 320d with a tuning box and last week I bought a 2004 320D and moved the box across. When I plugged it into the new car, it wouldn't start, and now when I put the engine back the...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Previously had F07 sagging on the rear, changed the bags no joy. Checked all components, level controllers and electrical connections, relays....all were fine. All that was Left was the pump, Alan G suggested compressor. 20 minutes and pump was out and i had it partly stripped...found...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So there was hesitation/flat spot when excellerating, like a dip in power, no power at all then a bucket load all the way to the end of the gear. My Machanic said the fault code came up as a ‘knocking sensor’ he reset (what ever you reset) and says I have to drive 100-150mile to re learn what...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I wanted to share with you my experience of fitting LCI rear lights on to my Pre-LCI E60. Just to be clear, I had considered the following before successfully carrying this out: 1) I didn't want the expense of buying Bruce Miranda cables 2) I wanted to utilise the Ricky brake effect...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hz guys....first off this being my 1st post a little intro/back ground. I'm an long time BM fanatic having owned a number of the marque. I have an affinity for the early 3's and 5iver's...e30 and e34. The TDS in question was purchased as a donor car for a '72 Chev C10, my plan is to transplant...
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    hi all few weeks ago i posted that i had purchased a new to me f20 120d. one week following purchase i notified synter of a problem with the autowipers/autoheadlights and wash/wipe system problem was auto wipers did not work at all, they just worked in an intermittant fasion every 5ish seconds...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I recently dropped my car into a specialist to get all rear diff/sub bushings changed, but they advised the bushings were fine and it would make no difference whatsoever. They advised I change RTAB and a few other things and the thuds and knock when switching gear got significantly quieter as...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone Just thought I'd share my experience on this: Over a period of several days, the car started to lose torque and power in the lower revs. I had to change down to 2nd gear to get up a hill near my house. It used to have no problem going up in 3rd. Above 3500rpm it seemed fine...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I was slightly disturbed the other day when the yellow oil level light lit up on the 330i 'Vert, about 150 miles after topping up. Concerned about a sudden rapid burning or leaking of oil, I checked the level, and it seemed okay. The light came on again a couple of hundred miles later on the...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So maybe old news to many but there may be some ripping their hair out trying to trace the untraceable lol I've had a rattle that was somewhere in the dash area but I could never narrow it down to an exact area. I've had binicals out, trim pieces off, vents out and checked and all with a nil...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    As many will know on here Ive had a terrible vibration at idle and when driving the car. Ive changed.. Bottom pulley Engine mounts Gearbox mounts Maf sensor Had the injectors coded Intake sensor Cleaned EGR plus inlet manifold Made sure engine cover etc isnt fouling body New under tray Glow...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I bought 318Ci N42B20 engine few months ago with blown head gasket and few other problems. When I removed cylinder head I locked everything as per Auto Data. Skimmed the head valves done new seals. And now when I have everything done spot on when I lock the camshafts with correct tools and...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello! New to the forum and wanted to share my experience with erratic idle on my 2001 E46 316ti with 81K miles. My issue was rough idle at stops and lights, with RPMs hitting 1800 and dropping back down to 800 while stationary and also generally sluggish at picking up RPMs, no error codes. I...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Looking for some information regarding my 2003 320d Engine - M47d01 The car will start first thing in the morning, first turn of the key but when I go for a spin and let the car heat up to its normal operating temperature this is where the problem starts to arise, when I turn the car...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I've had my first BMW since October now and I love it. Brings me so much joy when driving! The only problem with it right now is these wing mirrors. I have the electric mirrors but are not power-folding. Also have memory seats which save the mirrors positions too.So at first the mirrors just...
  17. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I'd love an explanation in laymen terms of why my fault code 3ff0 on our X3 2.0d 2006 has been solved with the installation of a new battery. To begin, I'm an old school 2 stroke DIY mechanic (years of racing bikes) and refuse to be beaten by modern engines. I purchased INPA/DIS and have a...
  18. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    It's the ongoing issue with the old BMW 7 series I have (1998 740i (e38)). Under heavy acceleration and high revs (80% or more throttle and 5,000 plus rpm) the ECU detects a misfire in cylinder 8 and cuts fuel to that cylinder to save the cat and so on... Often also detects misfire in cylinder 6...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, My temp gauge and heating has had a life of it's own the last 3 months (4k miles driven) - normal to just under red and back down again - heating sometimes hot etc. Yesterday it went into the red though. After reading this forum - one hose cold, one hot - I decided to bleed the cooling...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys do you remember about the russians spy enigmas being called like those 5 into 1 russian dolls? well my car is like that and im gradually peeling the layers away like onion skins 1 by 1 symptoms e61 520d m47tu2 130000km lady owner lazy engine gutless under 2000rpm, then after a while...
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