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  1. Where do I stand with the dealer?

    General BMW Discussions
    Need some advice on where I stand with the dealer for the following scenario. Whilst under Manufacturers Warranty, I raised a dash rattle fault with my local dealer - they duly obliged and took out the dash to determine the cause and fix it. 3 visits later over 18 months, and the...
  2. Stand alone ecu e23 735

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Right, after 6 months of hell, I've been left with a very large door stop, namely my 1982 e23 735. After the ecu failed ( took the auto electrician 3 months to tell me that ), then managed to find another one, which I sent away to be tested / repaired, only to be told 2 months later that that...
  3. Anyone here understand fuel trims? Please stand up :-)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have been wanting to learn about fuel trims given my latest issue regarding my catalytic converter, can anyone tell me what you think of my read outs from my obd reader? FREEZE FRAME DTCFRZFP0420 FUELSYS1 CL FUELSYS2 CL LOAD_PCT (%) 24.3 ETC (F) 199 SHRTFT1(%) 1.6 LONGFT1(%) 4.7 SHRTF2...
  4. Where do I stand with the dealer on a tyre issue?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey chaps. Recently bought a rather nice E92 exactly one week ago from a solo dealer (Redgate Lodge, Newcastle) who has rather a high reputation. Since driving it away last Wednesday, I've had to re-inflate one of it's tyres twice, it seems to have a slow puncture. It may not fit within the...
  5. Jacking and Jack stand procedure for F30 320d

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Most of these guides are form the “early days” of the F30. F30 Jacking / Jackstands Where is the best place to jack up the rear of the F30? How are the DIYers jacking up the car? Is there now an accepted way of doing this safely? I have seen reference to a front centre jacking point but my...
  6. Remove oxygen sensor: Hose clip and axle stand method

    BMW Guides and How To's
    I took out a stubborn rusted O2 sensor on my 316i yesterday so I thought I'd pass on how I did it. I could see it was going to be a problem. I could have cut the wires and used a ring spanner and hammer since I was fitting a brand new verified Bosch sensor afterwards. However, in spite of its...
  7. JBBF - what does the H OR L stand for?

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi all. Having to replace my body control unit or jbbf unit but before I do, would like to know what the H1 stands for on the top of it. I have been searching for one on eBay and I have found many, in fact loads!!! My current one has H1 but some I have seen on eBay have H4 or even an L...
  8. 2006 520D SE - Intermittent jerking when at stand / rear light warning

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I am having a slight 'issue' with my 06 520D SE, which when at a stand be in P,N or D will jerk and shake a little, then go back to normal, and then have another little shake/jerk. I can see that the rev counter increases a little, then goes back down slightly. No warning lights, but...
  9. Forum stand at Gaydon 2016?

    National BMW meets (the Big ones!)
    Is there a bimmer forums stand at Gaydon this year at all?
  10. E36 engine stand

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, as a beemer newbie, my knowledge of the big sixes is reasonable, im an aircraft engineer by trade, and an experienced engine mechanic - but..... what i would like to know from your experiences is -: 1. Where are the correct mount / pick-up points on an E36 2.5 (single vanos) engine to...
  11. E46 axle stand points

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Changed oil today and now have a major sump problem, the sump nut is just spinning and won't tighten or loosen, it's also dripping enough to be a real problem. Now I'm looking to replace the sump pan as it seems the thread has been damaged. I usually stick the axel stand under the wish...
  12. [E60] Auto transmission removal from ground on stand jacks. Doable?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I need to remove zf6hp26 from my 530d. Will I be able to take it off lifted by 4 axle stands? Did anyone do it already and could give me some advices? which necessary steps need to follow? Thanks
  13. e36 battery change, where do i stand with imobiliser alarm ect

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys needing to change the battery on my 98 e36 328i coupe, was just wondering if there's a certain way of doing things so i don't upset the immobiliser and central locking / alarm coding on the fob or whether its just out with the old in with the new cheers Steve
  14. stand light not working

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    hi friends, I had a broken bulb of my angel eyes stand light left front. it is default 10w Now i wanted to replace both bulbs left and right with a 20w type for nicer look the lights operated appro. 10 sec, and then wend out. error that the bulbs where broken but the lights are still ok, and I...
  15. will the gearbox stand a remap?

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    I would like to get my 2004 E60 525D remaped. It is an auto with 96 thou on the clock. Is the auto box up to the additional torque and power? Anyone done one of these and what difference did it make? Thanks Jim
  16. 1994 520I se Auto - stutter when taking off from stand still and pop from air box when revving

    Hi all , Ive got a '94 520i se .... Its hard to start, takes atleast 20 seconds of cranking before it will fire properly, then when it does fire it sounds like its working on a slight misfire.... if I rev it hard(ish) I will get a pop/bang from the airbox. its idling at about 800rpm...
  17. Do I have a leg to stand on?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Back in January my car started to consume a litre of oil every 200 miles, wasn't sure if it was leaking or burning so took it to the dealer twice and they said it was leaking oil so they changed the oil rings, rocker cover gasket and the vacuum pump to no avail. Took it back in March and they...
  18. BMW E39 M5 mss52 ews immo off(S62 5.0litre V8) engine 1st start up in engine stand

    BMW Engine Conversions
    BMW E39 M5 mss52 ews immo off (S62 5.0litre V8) engine 1st start up in engine stand This is my mate a well know tuner with the right name for the job (Joe Power) starting up this s62engine This engine still uses the standard BMW ecu and loom This is a BMW e39 M5 mss52 s62 5.0i v8 engine...
  19. Engine overheating when stand still in traffic

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, my z3 occasionally tends to overheat when I stand still in traffic. Strangely when I switch radio off it returns to normal. Although this morning it happened without radio on. So, how can I check coolant level? And does the fan turns all the time or only when the engine is hot?
  20. People jumping ship to new forum,what does this mean for stand places ect ect

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hey guy's Ok ive been a part on here from 2009 but we all no this forum is under new mod's ect Ive not been on in a couple week's due to work been as busy,Pop on today and see alot off people jumping ship which is all good but what does this mean for i.e like all the show's this year...