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  1. General BMW Discussions
    hi all Im looking for ideas opinions please I ve got an m5 with engine problems possibly vanos related … or timing not sure yet.. Fixing looks like a long shot not just financially but also due to lack of available decent mechanics around I have this idea in my mind to swap the engine to a...
  2. E92
    Hello all, First off i hope i posted in the right place... new here so sorry if i didnt. I'd like some advice from fellow BMers on a possible conversion which im sure seems stupid and most likely unheard of. Manual 6 speed to automatic gearbox conversion. The car: 2011 E92 330d M Sport...
  3. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi guys thought might swap my 1.9 engine into 1.6 because power basically is the same but mileage is signlificantly worse on 1.9 and 1.6's here cost about 80-100€ full with ECU and everyting... Just wanted to ask what to look into and if I will have to mess around with the wires for different...
  4. BMW Engine Conversions
    Afternoon all. I've decided to take on this conversion over the coming weeks. Looking for someone who's done one to run a few questions by if possible...? There is a ready made loom which I intend to use which will save a lot of time wiring wise. What I want to know is; 1. Exhaust - does the...
  5. Introductions
    Hi There, I purchased a really nice low mileage BMW Z4 a few months back and the only modification the previous owner had done on the car was to replace the back box witha straight through which sounds great, but it's not for me. It sounds amazing but I live on a quiet residential street and...
  6. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hello anyone interested in swapping my silver grey heated leather interior for a black one? Contact me if interested Regards
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I’ve got a 325ti Compact and someone is selling a remapped ECU from a 325ti Compact also manual. Is this a straightforward as a swap only on the ECU? Or is there more to is? Also do I need to get the key, barrel and other ECU’s too? Thank you
  8. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    After swapping my heated silver grey leather interior for a black one if anyone’s interested. Mines all in good condition just want it black. Anyone interested contact me thankyou
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Today I swapped my E83 X3 fabric rear seats for leather and all went well...until I started the front seats I started with the passenger seat. The swap was a manual seat for another manual seat. I undid the two nuts and two bolts and unplugged the yellow connector block and the cable that...
  10. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello, I’ve successfully removed a destroyed N42 engine from my e46. Ive installed an M54 325 engine and box. After a little work with the gearbox linkage, front anti roll bar, exhaust etc, it’s running perfectly and has been for a while. The only thing left for me to do is to get the air con...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    I want to swap my 118d to a 330d in my 1 series, is that possible and what will I need to change Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all First post here. I have issues with bluetooth. At first it allowed me to navigate the menu and attempt to pair my phone but it would never appear as a device to be paired. After some fiddling about, Bluetooth no appears as an option. The radio shows TEL with the two dashes below. I...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. I have a 2007 330i SE Saloon with manual half cloth / half leather seats. Only the driver's seat has ever been sat in, so I would like to swap the front passenger and driver's seat over to even up the patina. The seats are manual except for electric bolsters and no heating. Can it be...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. Recently purchased a 2003 pre-facelift 320td compact with 99k on the clock for £900. All is well and I’m working through maintenance on the car to get it to my standards, along with removing the hundreds of M badges the previous owner plastered all over it! I then came across an...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys, Need some of your experties. So i've got x reg 330ci which is still healthy but showsit's age with rust arouns, and i've got a chance to obtain 320ci 6pot 55reg. How hard is to swap the engines around? Do i need to buy anything or can i take all parts from older car and just put...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, I'm after any advice for swapping my yellow angel eyes for white, I know there is a few well reccomended brands (around the £200 mark) but I really dont want to go to that so does anybody have any advice on wattage/brand etc on a sensible price bulb ?? Anyone swapped & is happy with it...
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