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  1. Introductions
    Just tried to fill up after car laid up for 6 months, and when pump nozzle put into filler and trigger pressed, diesel flooded back out of the filler tube
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ok, first off, the cars been stood for a looooong time. I took it off the road around 18 months back. Bringing it back to life came with a few issues (gm5 failed, thats in another thread). But after a few days fettling the car it was ready for its mot. Passed (albeit not with flying colours...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys As mentioned on a previous post, I'm new to the BMW scene, and recently purchased the following: BMW 320D SE (177bhp) Touring - 2008 - 109k with full BMW service history. Next oil change due in 4500k miles. This car had the QE test done in May 2015 and the tensioner was replaced...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, just wondering if a dodgy glowplug would always cause a fault light? My 2004 320d is abit rough on cold start up and chucks a little bit of smoke out.
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys after a 4 year break, I have returned to the BMW scene with a 1996 328i track weapon. Its a bit of a dog but its got some nice goodies on it, I.E an LSD, coilovers, M50 manifold and good track day tyres etc. Its also showing quite decent mileage with 120k miles on the clock. I believe...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Before I delve in an replace the thermostat, i just wanted to see if there are any other likely causes of: 1. Taking 15-20 miles for the temp gauge to reach midway - the recent colder weather means it never quite gets there 2. Heater in the car not got much grunt. 3. Fuel consumption...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2006 318d that I suspect the dmf has failed. The car started making a thudding noise but it was all the time rather than when pressing or releasing the clutch. I took it Graham Martin in St Helens to get here thoughts of which they think it could be DMF. Major issue happened on teh way...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Everyone, First time posting here, but i have a question which i am hoping someone can answer for me and ease my mind. Story goes, i had a motor blow a head gasket after over heating, me and my dad pulled the motor out and replaced it with one that had lower Ks. I have taken it for a run...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My wife was wife was driving on motorway and then sudden loss of power and a howling/whining sound she drove for another 10 miles and called AA. They said the error code was "low boost/boost problem" it sounds like a classic turbo problem. its now home and it drives only when i rev a lot i can...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all I have a 1996 328 cab that I've just taken out of winter storage (it's a second car). Had it checked over by my local mechanic a week ago. Today I got back from a weekend away where I took my other car, which is a 2015 Golf. Now I'm well aware that these two will handle very...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, I am having this weird noise from my cars(318CI SE) pulley's. I suspect alternator bearings but not sure. When i put some WD40 on the alternator pulley it goes away for a while thus makes me think it is alternator. Here is the video : http://youtu.be/JQ9KNYoAoVI Please anyone can...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, Suspect fault FSU (hedgehogg) on a e39 530d touring 2001. Couple of times after a few days non use come back to the dreaded click-click-click and flat battery. I'm planning to replace the FSU when funds allow as this is most likely the cause (plus it's on original part). The question...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    E36 2.5 TDS running fine/ low power , suspect boost not working Car starts/ runs/ drives fine, no excess noise or smoke, but no surge of power either. Can get to 80mph (!) but no more. I get a reading of 8psi or half a bar roughly at 5k revs on the turbo actuator pressure pipe (i.e. actual...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So since I bought my 530d touring the rear washer hasn't worked, found the pipe has come adrift just before the hinge on the tailgate. Whilst looking also see a loose brown wire with some exposed copper. I know the hinge wiring is a weak spot. Last week or so I have noticed the FM radio...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all really need some help.. went to check the wifes car 318 on a 07 petrol oil and water etc and found a little cream in the water reservoir tank on the cap. First thoughts head gasket oil getting into the water ?. Car drives perfect is it head gasket or could it be something else ?
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey peeps, thankfully, I've not had to have been on here for a while, been keeping an eye on the forum but I've not had a lot to contribute. I have a progressively worsening rattle/knock from the nearside rear. I had a mate sit in the back seat whilst I drove around slowly, stop start driving...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Am I right in saying that if the EGR valve is fully functional, the valve should be open (exhaust gas is coming from the valve where the hose was removed) and then closed within a minute or so. I do not see or feel any exhaust gas coming out at all. Does it mean my EGR valve is stuck closed...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Folks, I just collected my E46 330ci from the local garage after it had been in having the headlight washer jet replaced (leaking). An expensive repair for what I had initially thought was a trivial problem. But that is not the reason for this post! When I got home I noticed that there was...
  19. Introductions
    i recently aquired a 2000 318ci and have what appears to be coolant loss from expansion tank,top rad hose is quite hard and red hot,lower hose much cooler,the car warms to operating temp within a couple of miles and needle sits halfway,had a 316i go just the same a few year ago then gasket...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I was hoping that someone could help me with a problem with the fuel system on my 320 diesel. Ive checked the fuel sender, fuel pump(low pressure) and the fuel filter all are ok ive also checked fuses and relays though im not sure im checking correct one as the fuel pump relay seems to be...
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