BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner


  1. BMW E39 1999 Pre facelift 530d Oil coming out of filler cap and bottom hose splitting

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    morning all, I have 2 main issues with my car at the moment. 1 being a fair amount of what looks like bluish smoke coming out of the oil filler cap. Now I know this normally means crank case pressure is to high however I however oil breather is pretty much a new genuine part Oil is Castrol...
  2. splitting rear led depo lights? Water damage, poor earth? Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys have noticed water and condensation in one of my rear passenger led depo lights. I have taken it out and drained the majority of water out noticed that the seal had cracked a bit of a got silicon to it. Left in hot press over night. Sealed well. Now when I plugged her bk in my taillight...
  3. E36 Coupe Alloys - Splitting them?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am in the process of refurbing my alloys and for life of me cannot split the inner off the rim. I have removed all bolts etc. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this?
  4. Thinking of splitting car for parts

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys, my poor E39 523i se Estate has seen better days, and im thinking about selling it for parts. It's blown it's head gasket again, and despite replacing the water pump, thermostat, radiator it's still not pumping the water round. What i'm asking i guess, is, is this the best idea, or...
  5. Splitting Style 5s ???

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a set of BBS style 5s to go on my 328CI and I'm trying to take the centres out of the barrels so I can have them refurbed. The problem is Ive removed all of the bolts but i cant split em . Tried almost everything , using a rubber maller , heating them , bangin them with a large piece of...
  6. E36 convertible 1997 (R) - Splitting M3 Mirrors

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi there Won a set of original M3 mirrors off eBay, received them and whilst making sure all was ok noticed that they had been resprayed from red to black. Whoever sprayed them before sprayed them as one piece and so where the mirror meets the baseplate, you can see the original colour a bit...
  7. Anyone had an issue with runflats splitting?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I've just been off the phone to the garage, they have adivsed me that after 11k miles and 6mm of tread my front run flats need replaced! They have cracks running between the tread. Now i've never had an issue on my other cars with this and the rears are fine so i'm wondering if...
  8. 2002 E39 530D - Splitting the Headlights

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has anybody ever split the headlights on the newer bonded headlight assemblies? Looking at mine today, the outside needs refinsihing and polishing,while the inside is covered in years of dust, moved by condensation. Many posts just say unclip them. Mine appear to be bonded and clipped. Other...
  9. 1993 E36 318is headlight lense

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Is there a way to split these standard lights in order to clean the inside lense? And also will the standard headlights take HID kits? Can I remove the chrome ring around the projector lense? thanks
  10. 1996 E36 M3 Splitting Propshaft(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    currently replacing the prop centre donut and bearing, removed the prop completely from the car but struggling to see how to split it in the middle, i thought it was splined and just slid apart but doesnt seem to be the case, anyone able to shed any light??? The car in question is an m3...