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  1. E60 N47 520d Glow Plugs Replaced - Nightmare Story!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'd like to share a unique story with you. Unique because I've not read or heard anywhere about this before. I tried to replace four glow plugs on an LCI 520d with an N47 engine. There are a lot of DIY guides around; some say you have to remove the manifold and some illustrate (videos) that you...
  2. e60 glow plug - a funny story on an N47 engine!

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Long story short, I attempted to replace all four glow plugs on my N47 LCI 520d. I've done the job without having to remove the manifold because it is perfectly doable. However, it took me 2 hours to remove one of the glow plugs. Do you know why? No, they weren't stuck and weren't hard to pull...
  3. 320D M47 E90 vibration over 1400RPM -NICE STORY IN DESCRIPTION

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all , I have this vibration problem at a minor scale, but probably is just beginning . Actually when the car is under load, 3000rpm sounds really bad . I got a 320d M47 2006 with only 87k on the clock, and I got it from an auction .The mileage made me bid for it , not so sure I did the...
  4. Back to N43 horror story

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello friends, Here we go again with my N43 horror story. The car has 50k miles on the clock. Just when I thought we are going to have a great summer vacation with our car, the problems started again. For a few days it starts hardly than normal and even comes to a stall sometimes. Today it...
  5. DPF: A True Carly Story

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just reporting back in with my Carly / DPF experience. I hope this may help other owners with similar issues I've had. I've got a 2006 330D with 189k on the clock. While I think of it - if you need Carly and you're near Rugby / M1 J18, inbox me. The background- DPF warning light after about 10...
  6. 2002 E46 Compact DDE light and limp mode (long story here)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, I bought my car a while ago with a known issue. It drives normally until you accelerate harder and then the DDE light comes on and it goes into limp mode. If I floor it, it will lose all power and will come to a stop and die. Turning the ignition off and on again cures this...
  7. Moral of the story (well this week anyway)

    BFuk Open Topic
    Simply put, don't bother trying to change your E46 rear diff bush on your back using axle stands.. 12 hours in and still not finished the job. 2 hours to remove the rear ARB was just the start of the pain. Everything seized solid and/or crusty rusty. :mad
  8. An unbelievable story? 320d with starting difficulties

    Introductions
    Hi all, this is my first post on the site and it is to ask advice from other BMW owners. Apologies if the story is too long or boring. The story starts in April, in a small French town about 50 miles from the nearest BMW garage. My car suddenly had difficulty starting. It generally started after...
  9. Your story on how you got into fixing and replacing parts on your Bimmer?

    General BMW Discussions
    First of Hi, I'm James from the United States. I don't even know if I'm supposed to be on this forum as it has a .co.uk in the URL ..lol.... but anyways I have a few questions: I'm about to purchase my First BMW... I'm very curious is it hard fixing these cars if your motivated to do it and...
  10. 2010 630i Sport - Slight intermittent misfire story! Any suggestions?

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and I have a bit of a technical issue with my 6 series that I would like to share. I have a 2010 630i Sport Auto with 34k now on the clock. I love the car and how it drives but I have had one issue for the past 6 months that is driving me crazy. Back in May...
  11. story of an interesting carr

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi guys! I am new around this forum. therefore to introduce myself I wanted to make my first post little bit special this might be a long one, but be patient and get till the end of it I live in Latvia, yes the very country from which many people flee, but while being a student I needed a car...
  12. 2001 Z3 3.0i New guy with an explosive story!

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi all, I'm based in Tokyo and was until yesterday a very happy first time BMW owner. Last November I picked up a very nice Z3 at a great price with just 38000 km on the clock. I have since added another 4000 km of very trouble free motoring. The car ran beautifully and had a full service...
  13. Audi A3 kill story

    General BMW Discussions
    Riding in my E90 BMW 330i (N53) auto and stopped at a red light. Next to me came a 2012 plate Audi A3 TFSI. I'm pretty sure it was the 1.4 liter version. The guy driving it was revving his engine pretty harshly (wasn't a nice sound) and made it clear that he wanted to race, or just wanted to get...
  14. Story of my life at the moment...

    General BMW Discussions
  15. 328i auto won't start long story and realy need some expertise please, complicated!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I bought a 328i coupe auto the other day for £200 taxed and tested but a non runner, it has had the alusil block replacment so can rule out that its not down on compression like nikasil ones, head gasket fine no gunk in oil or water The car will crank but no fire and fuel pump does not...
  16. M60 V8 rebuild & porting story

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi All, Recently rebuilt this M60 V8 and wanted to share the build pics cos i love these motors, mainly the awesome noise it makes through an abbreviated exhaust system This one had low compression because of worn nikasil bores, after driving it for a while i stripped it down and had the block...
  17. Funny Bimmerforums story - this thread was the nail in the coffin of my relationship!

    General BMW Discussions
    The mrs fecked off about 4 months ago now - so I'm done drowing in self pity and think it's only fair I share my amusing Bimmerforum story with you guys :thumbsup So, we were going through a rough patch anyway (glad to be read of the sl*g tbf), and I decided to start telling her about a e30 m3...
  18. 2002 318i Touring - My Oil Story - So Far.....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, I am losing about 1 litre of oil every 400 miles. Here is what I have done so far: I replaced the Oil Separator and 3 hoses - prior to this I would occasionally see blue smoke from the exhaust. The blue smoke does not appear anymore. However, still burning 1 litre every 400 miles...
  19. Awesome story...

    BFuk Open Topic
    I thought this kind of thing only happened in films!! - never seen an E46 this battered before!! - good to see a happy outcome though: Seconds from death: Terrifying moment mother and two daughters dangled on edge of bridge overlooking 100-foot drop after horrific car crash | Mail Online
  20. Show off - but tell the real story.

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hollywood on the left, reality on the right. Me to start. Involved with the government. - Shook James Callaghan's (British prime minister) hand (school trip years ago) Nodding terms with the royal family - Prince Charles said hello when he was invested. Changed the face of a war - designed a...
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