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  1. Tshirt - suitable for BMW 2 series fans

    BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    just bought myself one of these very smart and only took 5 days to get to London from Greece!
  2. Error fault code reader-can anyone recommend a suitable one?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have a 2002 316ti Compact N42 engine, I have been using an OBD2 BMW Scanner pa software version 1.4.0. I am not sure if this is now out of date or not? I run scans on my car and each time no errors come up-is this accurate? or should I get some more up to date software/hardware...
  3. Help with finding suitable power supply

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All. I would like to fit some courtesy lights for when you open the car doors it illuminates the floor below the doors. I have an 2004 X3, unfortunately it does not have the footwell lights, can anyone tell me where the best place to wire them from please? Thanks in advance. Steven
  4. x2 2.0D suitable for towing & which N47 engines should I avoid for timing chain issues

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    x3 2.0D suitable for towing & which N47 engines should I avoid for timing chain issues Hi all, I'm considering moving from an E46 3.0D (that's been written off) to an X3 2.0D manual (150bhp). Is there anyone out there who uses one for occasional towing? If so I'd be grateful to hear how you...
  5. 2001 E38 728i Sport - Changing Battery and only suitable battery is shorter

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi folks, has anyone replaced their batteries with a physically smaller unit? I have a 728i sport and I need to replace the battery. All of the modern units (with same/similar Ah and cold crank output) are the same height and width, but around 40mm shorter, i.e. 390mm long (old battery) vs...
  6. Suitable alloys for e46 SE?

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I would love to replace the 16" alloys on my 320d. In various posts here people have said M sport alloys look bad on an SE, so I was thinking about something like these. Would 18"' fit OK on my car or would they mess up the ride? Thoughts on whether to go for Mv2/Mv3 would be welcome too...
  7. BMW 318 Ci Convertible 2004 - What Alloys are suitable?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dear Forum, I have recently purchased a 2004 model E46 318 Ci Convertible, it has 16" wheels on which I wish to upgrade to 18". Can someone please advise which size of alloys is suitable? Will the 18" 8J and 8.5J offset wheels be OK ? Thank you
  8. E91 320d Touring: suitable replacement for current run-flats

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Having reached the end of my patience with the apalling rise of my 320d Touring on its run-flat tyre, I'm going to replace them with something which will,hopefully, give me a more comfortable ride, but I'm not sure what would be suitable. Currently the car is fited with 224/45 R17 W tyres (this...
  9. Suitable rear DVD system for 530d 2012

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All I have recently bought the above car and am looking to get a rear DVD system (ones that attach on the seats). I have the active headrests so cannot get a unit that replaces the factory headrest. Anyone done this and what unit did you get? Rosen do a monitor for this headrest type but...
  10. 2010 F10 - Boot / Trunk 12v Socket, Suitable cable tap.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I fitted an extra cigar socket in the boot of my 5 series yesterday, a UK registered 2010 F10. All went fine, but I was going to connect directly to the fuse box by adding a new point by pushing the connector through, but when it came to it, I didn't want to take the fuse box apart. I...
  11. 18"MV3 style alloys not suitable for my E92 SE?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, im looking to upgrade my oem 17"alloys for 18" MV3 style. Was wondering how much they cost at a bmw dealer to compare it with the prices of used ones. I have been told by bmw, that the mv3s are not suitable for my E92 SE 07. What do you think? Sent from Free App
  12. New shape 2007 convertible suitable alloys?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, have recently bought a new shape 2007 320i convertible with 17" alloys. Want to upgrade to some M3 coupe 19" alloys which are as follows Wheels are 8.5x19 ET29 and 9.5x19 ET23. Tyres are continental 245/35/19 front and 265/35/19 rear. Have been told that the 320 is the exception and these...
  13. Oil on offer at Halfords is it suitable for my car?

    BFuk Open Topic
    I have a 330d 2001 on a tight budget at the mo would the 5w30 be suitable for my car its on offer for 17.50 castrol magnatec! Halfords | Castrol Magnatec 5W30 Oil 4 Litre Thanks.
  14. 1994 e31 840: suitable Horn replacements

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I started a new thread on my new 840 but it ended up in the wrong section: Mods: can you move it to the e31 owners section please. The only thing I don't like on my 840 is the horn, which sounds worse than my ex's old Fiat 500...
  15. 2009 E90 320D E46 jack suitable?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've fitted non run flats and am considering buying a 16" spacesaver and a BMW jack. Will the E46 jack fit and is any adapter etc required?
  16. Are these suitable brake discs?

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi guys. Have spotted some discs on ebay for my 330CI 54 plate, wondered if someone would be kind enough to have a look at the auction, and tell me if A. they would fit, and B. if they look ok? I have no idea when it comes to brakes! cheers guys Front: BMW E46 Cabrio 330Ci 06/00 - 02/07...
  17. 1999 e46 323ci - suitable inpa lead and software

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi im looking at getting inpa on my laptop and i want to get the lead i need but on ebay i have seen this..... should i get this as the...
  18. All E46's - Meyle HD Control Arms Suitable To Replace Mtech Control Arms.

    General BMW Discussions
    Had an online conversation with a supplier today regarding the common thinking that Meyle HD control arms are only suitable to replace standard control arms. They mentioned MeyleHD now do a suitable control arm to the MtechII's and contacted Meyle on my behalf, heres a copy of the mail they sent...
  19. USB-OBD Cable Suitable for 2008 E9x Cars

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Can anyone help identify the correct USB-OBD cable for a 2008 E93? I have searched the web including many forums and discovered that a D-CAN compatible cable would be required for mid/late 2007 onward E9x cars. However, some of the D-CAN cables I’ve found state compatibility with E9x up to...
  20. 1997 E39 525 - suitable speaker replacement / upgrade suggestions

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have 2 sick speakers in my car, the rear right won't give anything at all and the front left is full of static so to avoid bad sound i'm currently just running with the rear left speaker which is leaving a little to be desired! i have found a guide to door card removal etc. and am happy to...