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  1. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi all, Having just fixed the roof myself and the dsc she’s decided to present me with a new problem - a rough idle. This has been getting progressively worse, which I initially put down to not driving her much but after inspecting in more detail I suspect the oil leak in the attached photos...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all just purchased a second hand engine because my old one had a crack in cylinder 6 its all in and running but it sounds like my rod bearings are knackered "lucky me" I was just woundering can the bearings be replaced while the engine is in the car like they can with the v8 m3 engine or is...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I’m having a sweet burn smell every time I stop the car after driving it for a while over 20 miles. This has started around 2 weeks ago and it’s not going away. Can smell it from outside from the front bumper vents opposite radiator. I took it to my local main dealer as I initially thought...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all.. Im new here i have an issue i'm hoping to get some advise on..... Car is a 2008 E91 touring 320d N47 Ive recently had a reconditioned Turbo from Cats and Carbs came with a 2 year unlimited milage warranty fitted. Before the previous turbo went the car always ran sweet no issues. The...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I originally posted this with my introduction, but I think it will probably get more feedback here. I've got an 2011 320d effdyn with an intermittent engine light and power loss. I've done a fair bit of googlefu and I think it's pointing towards my turbo actuator. I've got 6 codes on the...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, I've just bought my first BMW last month, it is a 2006 325i E92, automatic with 48k on the clock however it seems i'm only getting 15MPG! This is with mostly London city driving. I have a black box fitted so I was always stick to the speed limit with low revs, would the MPG be normal...
  7. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Right Gentlemen, I've recently picked up a bargain with a unknown issue(issue found) owner was afraid of the car costing big bucks to fix, so sold it quick and cheap, I'm the sucker who bought it, Here are the details: 2008 BMW X3 2.0d 6speed Manual - 150 000 Kilometers(93 000 Miles) with a...
  8. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, My 2008 118d died yesterday. I was driving about 25-30mph when it felt like something gave way/snapped and I lost power and coated to the side of the road. I can turn the engine over but nothing kicks in to action. The car had been making a slightly throaty sound for the last 2 months which...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I tried to change thermostat today. Remove air intake pipe, egr pipe and disconnected the maf plug from the maf sensor. When I tested out my car I had no power. Struggling to get boost. I then disconnected the maf plug and all was back to normal. Perfect boost. Could this be a sign that...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So i bought a 2005 320i and the next day i realised the heater blowers were cold. I did a bit of research and figured out how to access the temp gauge and sure enough it was only reaching around 65 degrees celcius. I suspected the thermostat was faulty so i ordered one. I took the old one out...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Past two weeks my indicators have been going mad, I've done the usual checks on all the bulbs and none are out or on their way out either? I've done some digging and found a potential fault with the footwell module but is this really the issue? Anyone else had this issue and able to help?!? Tahh...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Really in need of some help by folks in the know. I am the proud owner of a BMW 330i Sports auto. Year 2000, X reg. Love the car to pieces. It was running fine. I last used it on 26th Dec. It sat on the drive for about 6 days, unused. When I tried to start it 6 days later, it just kept...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have already started a previous thread which discussed my running issues, but on a general diagnosis level. We narrowed it down to the MAF or a likely air leak, owing to the fact that I can hear an air hissing noise while driving which seems dependant on the amount of throttle applied -...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, This is my first post on the forum - hope i'm in the right section! I've been losing coolant for the past few days and until now I could not find that leak for the life of me! However when I got home today I thought to have a quick check underneath for any drips, and found one. A very...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, this is my first post, i recently got a 96 323i coupe, it was mechanically good car when i brought it except some little damaged in fan shroud(Replaced just as i brought it with a brand new radiator), now the car seems running good no over heating any sort but, after couple of hard pulls...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My car E46 316ti, N46 engine 2004yr has an idle problem once the engine has warmed up. The engine is running a little rough. I scanned for fault codes using a C110 scanner. The scanner showed fault codes: 2A67 Valvetronic, internal fault. 2A63 Valvetronic, servomotor 1 2A69 Valvetronic...
  17. BMW ECU articles and standalone tech guides
    Hi, My car has an idle problem once the engine has warmed up. The engine is running a little rough. I scanned for fault codes using a C110 scanner. The scanner showed fault codes: 2A67 Valvetronic, internal fault. 2A63 Valvetronic, servomotor 1 2A69 Valvetronic voltage supply, servomotor 1...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    If the rear trailing arm bush is knackered would this make my rear wheel turn inwards slightly? Basically when standing behind my e36 and you luk down the side of the car from rear wheel to front, the passenger side rear wheel is straight but the drivers side rear wheel is turning in slightly...
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