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  1. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    For years the common advice regarding testing of the viscous-coupled fan is to poke it with a newspaper - well, stop it! Here's how to test it, how to replace it and how it works:
  2. Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    What is the difference between the two? Maybe admin can comment? In both forums, members are asking questions and needing help. I tend to look in the Tech talk and miss posts in the tech guides section. Curious.
  3. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi all After 40 years of driving I have at last got round to purchasing my first BMW. Being hooked on convertibles for a number of years (XR3i Mk 4, Saab 93 2.3 SE, Volvo C70 mk2 2.4i and Saab 93 Anniversary Aero) I decided to break the bank balance and go for a BMW Series 4 convertible M Sport...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
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  5. BFuk Open Topic
    Hi Everyone, New to the site and have a query. I am replacing the catalyst on my 1998 Z3, 1.9. Fitting a ceramic catalyst, does a drive cycle need to be done to correctly reset the ECM? Many thanks in advance, Jenk
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Sorry, but I cannot see the point of a sub-forum that automatically moves posts offering technical advice from the main "Technical Talk" forum to the more obscure "Technical Guides" sub-forum. I would suggest that if someone needed help, they will be far more likely to ask it in the main forum...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone! 2005 BMW 530D NC72 VIN: WBANC72090B276763 I have taken engine out of car for an swap, and for this.... Im in desperat need of technical data for this engine! according to VIN -search it is a 150kw engine. (and according to bmwarchive this model did exist, but can not find any...
  8. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi guys, I'm hoping a brainy beamer boffin can give me advice. Good news preferably! My car made an odd farting sound last week and felt a little low on power while driving up a hill, in second gear at a low rpm, back to normal once I passed 2100rpm. I was a little concerned but it didn't...
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    So , bought my x5 3.0i 2003 and it already had the 3 yellow lights on, thinking it would be just a speed sensor i bought it anyway. Checked speed sensors, all good, maybe a low battery voltage issue ? replaced battery, lights still on !. Sent abs module away for testing and repair (repaires grd...
  10. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi All I'm a first poster on this forum, although very active on a couple of others as I've a number of cars. I recently acquired a fantastic e34 520i which has 22 stamps from the supplying dealer and is in time warp condition. Everything is at is left the dealership back in 1993 right down to...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hi The 4 Series 430d engine has 258 HP, while the 435d engine has 313 HP. That's the same for the 3 Series and the 5 Series. It's the same 3.0 diesel engine, but does anybody know what BMW have changed technically on the engine to give it more power?
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi to everyone, this is my first post. From reading through the forums as a guest you seem like a friendly, helpful bunch so hopefully you might be able to offer some advice. I have a knackered N42 in a nice 318 estate and a working M43 in a knackered car and I want to swap the M43 into the...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    It all started a few months back where all the electronics would cut out, i wasn't sure what caused it but i continued and forgot about it. Until 2 weeks ago, it came back with a vengeance.. It happened about 2 times during my drive home, which is when i decided to leave it with my mechanic...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The car has an after market stereo. its one of them tv ones that comes out of the unit and flips up. My question is will any e46 stereo fit back in? i could then sell the tv unit and pocket some extra cash! The car also has manual heater controls. Can i put the digital one in as a straight swap...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2004 320d engine cranks but no start
  16. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello All. I live in the Uk/NE and I'm just about to start to convert my 1967 Mk2 Jaguar using a 525 TDS motor. It took a while to locate a good complete donor car but managed to get hold of a 1996 e39 525 tds./ auto Its a one owner low miles "80k" full service history car. I intend to use...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone, I have joined the forum a while ago, but was mainly reading. Now I have a several questions I would like to hear an advice on. Briefly about the car: So i've got this 320d touring in late october last year, it's a 2001 facelift manual model. 140k on the clock, I'm third owner...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi peeps , I need new wiper blades for an e46 320 2004 and went on eBay to see a guide price,wtf!!! So many different types and some are only suitable for cars with certain wiper arms!!! Dunno which to get now , aero / flat or oem?? The flat ones look good but is it worth changing from the ones...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys Got the original BMW professional audio system in my 2011 320d Coupe. It also has Aux capability in the arm rest that came as standard. I want to add a subwoofer (that has a built in amp)... can i use it with my current bmw professional unit? Or would I need to replace/upgrade it for...
  20. Technical Guides for the E46
    2000 E46 320! engine oil capacity/
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