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  1. A few long term issues sorted!

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Just thought I’d post an update on a few problems I’ve had with the car since I bought it nearly 2 years ago... and have now banished forever! First was a squeaking noise which would develop into a screech as the car warmed up. Could only hear it in slow moving traffic. The pitch of the noise...
  2. I'm a happy man today :-) all issues sorted.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys. Yesterday car went into Quarry Motors for a gearbox oil change, took a little under 6 litres (new connector as well) and my god did that transform the car. Changes were just so smooth and the engine feels smoother somehow. No more clunking as well, shift like a DSG. Also, my revs...
  3. Big trouble and big bills but sorted !

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just wanted to share my recent hassle with you on my 2005 E46 318i MSport Coupe. Its a fairly low mileage (140K Kms / 87K Miles) with good history. I have it the past 9 months and always had poor enough low down power but no fault codes. I put it down to most likely a vacuum leak and...
  4. E46 330d mport SORTED

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    In an earlier thread I explained a lack of power/torque in the 2000 to 3000ish revs range. The fault code using maxidas diagnostics showed up as 4530 charge air pressure control. After asking friends in the trade about this code and being told the turbo was shot. i doubted this advice seeing...
  5. Sorted at last

    General BMW Discussions
    After all the hassle with,dpf delete,new cat,turbo,injectors and swirl flaps removed the car now runs like a dream and this picture shows that after her first long run today!!!!
  6. Boost problem sorted finally:)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I would like to share with you a problem I have been having with my 2003 320d and how I solved it. So about 3 months ago I started to loose turbo boost at around 2000 rpm. Seriously a granny on a scooter could have overtaken me and going up a hill was a nightmare unless I floored it. The turbo...
  7. one issue sorted, new one arises

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i picked up my car yesterday from bmsport after them fixing a misfire, which on the way the temp went to the red. when i got there it was just a snapped coolant hose at the back of the engine. i picked the car up and drove it yesterday fine. about 2 hours ago i went to go out, temp rose rather...
  8. E91, N47 engine 2010, are timing chain issues sorted after march 2010 models

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi New to the forum, I am looking to purchase a 2010 320d touring 50k miles, after looking at these forums and Wikipedia problems are reported with the timing chain, I`m sure you are all familiar with this topic, but did the chain problem get solved or not after march 2010 when the engine...
  9. Ruff idle finaly sorted.....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well ive finally got my ruff idle sorted out and my rattle at start up :) After cleaning the MAF and looking at other bits and pieces to no avail... Mine started running like a bag of spanners with no power and wouldn't idle, took it to a local BMW specialist who diagnosed that it was the...
  10. Rough Idle on my 02 320d Saloon sorted out...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    First I want to say "Thanks" to all who have contributed to this forum! Great information and great people on this site! I have had my car since April and it's really come a long way since purchase. I have changed the struts, strut tower bushings, drop links, EGR cleaning, replaced the air/oil...
  11. Is timing chaine issue sorted on N47 engine?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I am aware of timing chaine issue on N47 engine. I am just wondering if it was was resolved on 2010 engines e.g. 318d 143bhp and 320d 184bhp versions ?
  12. Sorted the Squeaks ! E90 2008

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    At last I have sorted out the Squeaks that have been driving me mad for the last couple of months ! For all those of you that have had a strange squeaking / scraping sound which sounds as if its coming from around the front of the dash area near the screen, check your strut brace tightness, I...
  13. bmw 320d boost problem finaly sorted

    General BMW Discussions
    just to let you no sorted my boost problem out after all the hair pulling put the car in BMW and it turned out to be the hpfp so anybody that is struggling with boost problems car going into limp mode hard starting get a fuel pressure test on the common rail and make sure the hpfp is holding its...
  14. 1982 e21 with 2.7 litre conversion - all sorted pics from today

    Hi to all my friends in the UK, Australia and elsewhere. Have just got back from Manila and Zamboanga City and caught virus on plane so am using the time to catch up and post progress on my car. Photos are below... I paid almost $5k for the car and I was dissappointed to find that the only...
  15. E61 525d 2007LCI some problems sorted, some problems have come back and now a strange smell.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Sent my car for mot on Thursday 9 Jan and passed without a problem. Before they did the mot they changed the gas pressurized spring, the 2 straps that hold the tailgate (under warranty :)), and while doing the mot they found out there was an oil leak on my gearbox (not again !!!) they already...
  16. 330ci Sport convertible, issues some sorted some not?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    330ci Sport convertible, issues mostley sorted and some improvements Hi all, I bought myself a 330ci sport convertible about 3 weeks ago, which was a bit of a winter/e-bargain..... I expected to have a few things to sort out at the money that I paid for the car, so here is my list!; First off...
  17. 1999 E46 323i - traction control/abs/hand brake warning light on SORTED

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I've got a 99 e46 ci and I put a post up about the abs, traction control and hand brake warning lights being on and was after numurous searches and replies (to which where very help full to my thread) was told this was the abs sensor. Recently I have had a rumbling from the front drivers...
  18. 1995 E36 316i - MAF Sensor - M43/M40 Engines (SORTED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm having a spot of bother with my MAF on my M43 Engine, but I've found an M40 one lying around that 'fit's', however; would it cause problems with air-fuel mixture's?
  19. e36 m3 exhaust fit e36 m3 evo (SORTED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    got aguy coming to look at my exhaust and he has asked if it will fit his m3 evo does anyone know if m3 exhaust will fit on m3 evo im guessing there the same but would be good to confirm this thanks in advance
  20. 1999 E36 M3 evo - Sorted out Useless stereo

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, bought the car a few months ago and immediately thought the stereo in it was pants - especially with the roof down. When i picked it up the head unit had been changed to a nice sony model and it had the standard speakers in. (Not HK) First job on the car was to sort it! Removed all door...