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  1. e21 320 been standing years - engine recommission advice needed!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I've just picked up an E21 which I've had my eye on for years. My car has been standing for a good few years in a garage which fortunately enough was pretty dry. It's not completely escaped rust around the exposed metal and edges along sill, suspension components etc, but has done well and the...
  2. 316 TI (2002) Standing still for 7 years. (more or less)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone. I am new on this site, but I believe I have come to the right place for some good advice. I have had a 316TI Compact (2002)[/B] standing in a garage and untouched, for 3 years. It was moved on to the drive way for a further 6 months, then driven about 4-500 Km to Denmark, where it...
  3. Why pay £1m + for a Veyron? BMW e34 M5 leaves it standing...........

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31 :eek:hihi
  4. 2005 E46 318i - revs increasing and rough idling when standing still

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I hope I am posting this at the right place. We own a Beemer as above mentioned and since about 2 weeks the car has been revving. It goes from 0.7 to 1.3 when standing at a traffic light or idling, and sometimes also rough idles. When I change gears(manual) it also revvs far higher than it...
  5. 2003 E39 530D Auto Touring Rattle when in D or R whilst standing still holding the brake

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I am the happy owner of a reasonably recently acquired E39 530D Touring after the injection pump of my trusty E34 525TDS sprung a leak (but that is for another thread). I love it, as it is much more sophisticated but a little less involved to drive than the E34. However, today a new...
  6. M30B35 oil light after standing.

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hello everyone, Firstly this is relating to an E32, but E32 forums don't get very much traffic and it's M30 related more than anything so thought I'd try you guys, please don't move this to the 7 series forum! Anyway, I got my E32 today, it's not really been driven for close to a decade...
  7. E46 325CI M Sport Help / standing 3 months.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good evening guys, hope you are all well. I'm on the look out for an E46 as the company I work for has cancelled the car policy (Company Car). I have been looking at E46's mainly / After owning a 328i e36 + M50 manifold / M3 slip diff , short shift etc a few years back . . Loved the straight...
  8. Starting an engine that's been standing for a while.

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi folks, For reasons I won't bore you with, my motorbike has been standing idle for around 6 months - possibly more. I've decided to get my finger out and get it road legal. Any pointers before I try starting it for the first time? Take the plugs out and turn it over - squirt oil down the bores...
  9. 1994 e36 318is coupe - Loss of power???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I need some help, my 318is coupe was driving fine last week, then i went away for a long weekend and left it standing not being used at all for 4 days. When i was on my way back I noticed a loss in power every now and then on the motorway, but it would pick up and start working again. It...
  10. 2003 735i has been standing for 3 years. should I use engine flush?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi my 2003 735I has been in storage for nearly three years. Its hasn't been started for quite a while now as the battery went flat. Its covered 96k and even though it isn't due a service I was going to take it for a full one before I get her back on the road. I was wondering should I use engine...
  11. 1997 E36 318is Coupe - won't start after standing - advice please :(

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys, Haven't been using my 318is coupe for some time but have been starting it to let it warm up & quick drive up and down the road. However, I haven't done it for a month and tried it last night - this is what happened; 1. Ignition on and dashboard lights light up 2. Turn the ignition...
  12. 1996 E36 328i Starting After 6 Months Standing?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    E36 328i Auto (96) 5 Dr - Standing For 6 Months I have had my car on SORN for the past 6 months, and have not been able to run it up in this time. My question is..What precautions/procedures will i need to follow to prevent damaging on initial start up? I will charge the battery first, and...
  13. 1997 E36 M3 evo - needed please for E36 3.2 evo been standing for 2 years

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I have aquired a 1997 3.2 evo engine it has been standing for approx 2 years without been started at all, I am about to start it at the end of the month any ideas to make sure the baby will go thanks in advance :hihi