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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello All, my E91 has a stiff tailgate that means I have to push it most if the way up. I have had the struts replaced and this improved things a little (they were rusty oddly) but still not great. The stiffness is definitely in the hinges and not a struts issue because the rear window is stiff...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, only had my e91 a couple of weeks but the tailgate is stiff to open, it wont lift up by itself so I ordered some gas stuts as the old ones looked in pretty rough shape. I've since fitted them and it hasn't really helped atall. I also tried covering the hinges in some grease and opening...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Collected my 328 on Tuesday and the first thing i noticed was how stiff the accelerator pedal was, it was like pushing on a brick lol also seems as if the throttle is sticking as the revs don't drop when you go to change gear, even after a 4 and a half hour journey back home it was still pretty...
  4. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Before I start pulling it all apart... any experiences/thoughts appreciated. After sitting around in the garage for some time the gear selection (auto) is now quite stiff although it all works. I think I've read that there are some bowden cables in there that can seize up. More worrying is...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My Brother has just bought a 2000 328i Ci Auto. We test drove it and noticed the throttle was a little stiff but weren't too fussed about it. Upon driving it home this afternoon the car just has no power when accelerating. The accelerator is very stiff now and the kick down isn't doing...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, (first post on forum and first BMW owned!). Recentley bought myself a very tidy 2000 328ci coupe automatic. I soon realised the accelerator pedal is quite stiff compared to other autos i have driven... It isn't causing any problems but after googling it and seeing a variety of possible...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So as the title suggests, I have tried to adjust the the door handle screw (the one hidden behind a grommet on the inside of the door) to make it less clunky to open - its very difficult to open the door, and not smooth as it should be. However, the screw that is hidden behind a black grommet...
  8. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks Recently the steering on my e53 has got stiff when turning to the right, im thinking could be possible ball joints , are there any other possible items it could be? Thanks in advance
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Dear members and E92 owners, I bought this BMW e92 m sport at avery reasonable price and it was in very good condition, when bought. But the manual gear change is really nice feel, but get annoyed with the jerk that creates, when shifting up or down in lower gears. To avoid which, I did two...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just acquired 520d tourer manual gearbox. When cold very stiff gear changes. 101k on odometer. Will a gearbox oil change improve things? thanks
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks, I have a 2004 E61 530d, with active steering and 175k miles. The car is in superb condition as it's mainly motorway miles. Over the last 1-2 months, the steering has started acting funny - it works fine other than at 40-45mph, at which stage it goes stiff, and then back to normal...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have started my hunt for my first ever BMW and am looking at the E46 shape. Now I know the German build quality is better than most out there, but one thing I have noticed witht he two I have viewed so far is that the door handles are quite stiff - on one car it felt like I was going to pull...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi am new on here and have had my bmw 316ti compact for around a week now and have noticed that sometimes wheni try to select 1st it just wont go in (I could force it in but don't want to) so I put it in say 3rd or 4th then back to 1st it will be fine any ideas what it could be thanks and...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, So I bought a 318ci 2.0 petrol coupe 2002, about 4 weeks ago from a dealer. The problem I have is that the gears 1st second, third and sometimes 4 are very stiff. when the car is off they change gear very easy but when it's turned on and I'm driving they become very stiff sometimes...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys I have an 2005 520d giving me grief with faults coming up on the on board computer, cruise control and the traction control light is also on and the steering gets heavy at low speeds, I'm guessing these faults are connected but have yet to find anyone that has had the same problems all...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi every one,this is my first post in here so i am sorry if i have post it in the wrong place. i was wondering if some one in here knows if the vacume turbo actuator should be stiff or free to move up or down.I removed the turbo and put it on the table, when I try to move the actuator arm it...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Guys here's a quick question, is the steering wheel on the E90 supposed to be quite stiff? I recently bought an immaculate 320i 2005 plate and the steering wheel seems quite stiff. Two of my friends have commented on this issue as well and suggested that I get it checked out. I'm thinking of...
  18. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    The door latch is quite stiff on my passenger door. It opens but from both the inside and outside handles there is a definite tug needed at the end of the movement to get the latch to actually open. Rather than simply spraying GT85 at the lock and hoping some goes somewhere useful I thought I...
  19. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I've had a new gearbox, dual mass flywheel and clutch all under warranty due to my complaint of stiff gears and a slipping clutch. It is manual and has 60,000 on the clock. No doubt there is other posts on here about stiff and notchy gear selections, but surely after a new gearbox the stiffness...
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