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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Is this a known problem or feature? I knew my car was due a service shortly, it was saying in 1600miles but then stopped showing a distance and just showed red instead. But no sooner had that happened and next time my fuel got low the fuel warning light didn't come on. I had a range below...
  2. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi all, I know this question has been asked time and time again, iv read many posts on different forums and have part numbers etc for the shorter bump stops, e36 M3 fronts, E86 z4 m rears. My problem is obtaining them, cannot find anywhere in the UK that stocks these. Has anyone got any ideas...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello. I wanted to request some advice on a problem that has had me tearing out my hair, and that I can't find the answer to anywhere. Apologies if I've missed an existing thread, please feel free to redirect me. The climate control on my 520d seems to work absolutely fine, cooling the...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Can any one help? I?ve recently bought a 2005 X3 2.0d m sport 114000 miles, after vehicle has stood either overnight or whilst at work when I start the engine it runs for 20-30 secs then cuts out with no warning lights, when I then start it immediately after it runs fine, I have a suspicion...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I have a new G31 Series 5 Touring. This version has a new feature which is an electronic boot lid that automatically lifts and lowers when one opens / closes the boot. After few days it stopped working. This is the second time it happened in 5 days that I've got this car. The first time I...
  6. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, since we bought the car a couple of years ago we have had the problem that the key fob does not work when its sunny. There is no problem with it in the winter and even in the summer it works fine first thing in the morning. As soon as the car has been sat in the sun for a while the key fob...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just recently purchased an F11 had it down the specialist for an inspection on the to do lists it said Rear shock absorber bump stop starting to split. Is this an expensive fix or anything to worry about ? There wasnt any techinicians there to speak to at the time when i went to pick up the car...
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi my idrive is playing up has the white screen but now when driving car I get a continues binging from the idrive sounds like a warning but can't see idrive to see problem the sound goes for 2 to 3 mins then stops any ideas Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    BMW X5 E70 Engine stops when warm. (Solved) Please help my E70 3.0D has developed a fault. It will start and run fine for about 4-5 miles then the engine will stop. It may start and run for 5-10 seconds then just stop with no visual warnings. It seemed to be fuel shortage and the fault showed...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have an odd problem with the air con on my 3 series. At the star of a journey everything works normally - the air is chilled and all of the blowers blow. However, after driving for 30-40 minutes the air just stops blowing. Even if I hit Max AC almost nothing comes through the vents although...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I'm new here, my wife's 316i e36 m43 compact 2000 is playing up. The other day she was coming home and the car stopped. Got it home and started it, ran for a while and stopped. Thought it might be a regulator, had them checked, all OK. I did notice that when the car starts (first time no...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I'm new here, my wife's 316i e36 m43 compact 2000 is playing up. The other day she was coming home and the car stopped. Got it home and started it, ran for a while and stopped. Thought it might be a regulator, had them checked, all OK. I did notice that when the car starts (first time no...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi I do have a strange problem with my X hitting 244k , and i was hoping that someone may know the solution to this one. So for the last couple of month or so, my X has started to misfire when idle, cold and warm, and it seems to get worse. INPA says no faults codes !, that’s great.. ;)...
  14. Incar Motor Factors - The German Car Parts Special
    Hi. Could you quote me a price for the above please. You may as well quote me for the Rear Shockers also. Regards Ðean
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Whenever I lock my 323i using the key fob, the red telltale light stays on for 10 seconds then starts blinking, as described in the manual. However, I have noticed that after about 2 days of the car staying locked, the red light stops blinking. Obviously the car is still locked, but is...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm sorry my first post has to be such a noob question but still getting to know my car. Details: 1999 e46 318, m43 engine.. 130k miles, has a very good service history. Had a lack of power when I bought it, inpa showed a dodgy maf. Replaced and it's running sweet. The last week or...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there Today i started my wifes 525i and it started first time then after a few minutes it died. I tried starting it again but nothing. I then checked the fuses and noticed that the 15 Amp fuel pump fuse had blown. I replaced that and the engine started - no issues. After a few minutes...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, just replaced rear shock absorbers and i was about to use the old bump stops and dust protectors, but i find them wont stay up in place. When i pulled it off from the old shock absorber i find that it has a little washer on top and i wonder if these are holding it up, because they've been...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello guys! It began when I disconnected the battery while fixing the dashboard. When I connected it back, car started to act strange. Idle rpm is a bit lower than it used to be. When I press throttle pedal 0.5 - 1 second and rpm goes up. There was no delay before. And when I release pedal it...
  20. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have an usual grinding noise that came on quite quickly this past week after a 600 mile trip. I noticed a noise that was quiet and high pitched, I could only hear it on the motorway cruising at around 50-60mph. The noise changed to a light grinding noise that has gotten a little worse over the...
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