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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hello!!, New on here, so I recently brought myself a BMW 325 TDS from 1994 as my first car:love:, it's gorgeous and I love it to bits however there is one thing I absolutely hate... The sound coming out from the speakers is terrible, it's really muffled and horrible, not clear, etc... I'd really...
  2. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi, Been a few years since i posted on here but since i bought a 1997 TDS i haven't left the site looking for advice! So my first issue is when accellerating lightly such as going from 1st to 2nd gear in low revs the car will completely loose all power (and cut out) unless i dip the clutch and...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, i am working on a E36 TDS (1995) . there is black smoke and no power up hill. I was thinking turbo but put my scan tool on to see if there was any codes. There were but no code as such. it read 10 start of injection control/solenoid valve and 20 road speed control/control panel. Not the...
  4. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hello all. I fitted an e39 tds engine into a 1967 mk2 jaguar. To cut a long story short. I replaced the original Auto ECU with a one from a manual car as my ECU went into limp mode after being fitted with a manual box. Thats not my issue. In limp mode it would struggle to get up to 40mph...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I've got a 318tds, and I believe the timing chain is making noise. Here is a video to show the sound is coming from the lower front half of the motor. https://youtu.be/oN6I_R34kQs I've tried to pull on the chain through the oil filler cap, and it seems nice and tight on the cam sprocket...
  6. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi guys! I'm currently considering buying a new car, but I don't know which from the two on the title. Both cost here about the same, the 7er being 1000€ cheaper, but it isn't that bog of a difference. My concern is that the 7, being a 25TDS (I want manual, no autos, nor can I afford yet the...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Will a E34 325TDS Exhaust Manifold fit on a E36 325TDS ??! Want to have a top Mount turbo set up for a future turbo upgrade so it can accomadate for the size of the turbo upgrade ?? Wondering if the bolt pattern of the manifold off a e34 TDS will be the same as a e36 TDS Head ? Direct bolt on...
  8. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    So i got this unusual loud knock for a year now, it appears to be loudest under intake manifold. Under car its quiet, and no one can tell what it is, it do not affect how engine works. Cold&Hot starts are good, high pressure pump is untouched, but i start to belive that pump does that knocking...
  9. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi all I have fitted an M51 engine in my boat. all was going great until a cheap water hose collapsed and overheated the engine. I replaced the engine and fitted a brand new injector pump. The problem is that i'm getting no fuel at all out of the injectors when turning it over. when I turn the...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Here is the puzzle: Have here(in Porto,portugal) a 1994 318 tds; I´a repair shop and i´ve been around cars for over 40 years,(including aJaguar shop inNY,US from 1980 to 1999). This bmw had extensive work done by me a year and a half ago; block was changed(cracked cylinder due to broken...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    New to the forum, hope I'm in the right place. I've been a happy owner of a 2000 318 TDs compact over the last year and 15k miles, and I've been positively surprised by the reliability of it (for a BMW) until a few weeks ago. Basically it was all fine untill the cold weather started coming and...
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  12. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, I have just replaced a seal on the injection fuel pump as was leaking. This now repaired put back together and is miss firing at idle and just above idle, drive fine and pulls ok. Has anyone got any suggestions of what might be causing this? Thanks Ash
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello guys. I need your help. My 318 tds giving me headache. What is this noise? My mechanic dont want to fix it ( he dont knows what the problem is) the noise: https://youtu.be/tVwrPgsQ7hY Thanks
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello guys! Please somebody give me a link or maybe a few tips how to upgrade my M51 TD engine to a TDS monster :D I already bought a TDS ECu and fuel injection pump and the intercooler too. But i have some problems. The injection pump in my car is going to a 50MM hole but the TDS pump is 68MM...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I'm a new user and new to BMW's so i'll keep it short. Long story short, I'm an idiot! I wanted a project car to teach myself about minor restoration, engines, maintenance etc and picked up a very very cheap, taxed, MOT'd N reg 525 TDS SE Auto. Lovely colour and already seems to run great...
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  16. BMW Cars for Sale
    My E36 325 TDS is for sale due to MOT failure , full brake pads and discs required and rear tyres are close to limit, and trackrod. Drives fine but clearly needs a lot of work or available for parts. 1996 242,000 miles New alternator after trip to Pembroke in July, and rear wheel bearings in...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, This is my first post! Unfortunately i have a problem with my 325 TDS SE, there is a leak from the top gasket on the injector pump. Is there anything i can do for a temporary fix? As this is my daily driver and i have a job interview tommorrow! :frown Also i cannot find any gaskets...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hz guys....first off this being my 1st post a little intro/back ground. I'm an long time BM fanatic having owned a number of the marque. I have an affinity for the early 3's and 5iver's...e30 and e34. The TDS in question was purchased as a donor car for a '72 Chev C10, my plan is to transplant...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys A bolt on the front of the cylinder head has started to leak (see attached pic) seems like oil and water :jaw-dropping . Does anybody know for what this torx bolt is for and can i changed it :frown, I can not tighten it anymore because it will break, and the realoem is not helpful with...
  20. BMW Engine Conversions
    Anybody knows on this convertion BMW e34 tds m51 convert to a m57 Is it possible any info would be helpful Thanks
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