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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. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hey guys, my car has been consuming a liter of oil every 1000 kms. smoke comes out every now and then from the pipe but not consistent. i'm assuming it's from the valve seals so we did a compression test first. methodology: used a cheap engine compression tester kit. removed fuel pump fuse...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I posted recently about black smoke, loss of power, and INPA selective mass adjustment showing cylinders 5&6 over fuelling - I suspected a valve problem. Not so sure about that now. I did a compression test on a cold engine, but unfortunately snapped the no.4 glow plug. No problem...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all My engine, on low revs, sounds like a diesel, that's possibly the best description of it. It runs perfectly other than this. The engine has about 120k on the clock. My gut feeling is that this part has worn down / oil has seaped inside it. Given past experience, when it comes to...
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  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, I just wanted some insight about some issues I had with my x-drive system. One day it went nuts and started jumping on its wheels when in tight turns and I got the trifecta of warning lights. I replaced the nylon wheel on the transferbox actuator and did a fluid change which resolved...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, recently i have noticed the analogue fuel gauge to be a bit temperamental, varying by up to 1/4 of a tank when switching the ignition on and off. After reading forums, i used the cluster test 6 to try and identify a problem with the fuel sensors. as you can see from the image, the left hand...
  8. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi guys i'm an old BMW man this post is off topic i know...but hey i trust you guys.......... After my engine swap nightmare with my 316 sport i bought a Mini Cooper R56 2007 yes i know crappy peugeot engine not a real bmw lol I.m having problems with a misfire at idle,light white smoke,when...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have just failed my MOT on emissions. The results are as follows- co 1.709 hc 365 lambda 0.934 - These are extremely high readings. Co should be no more than 0.3. and hc at 200 max The car runs very well, with good power and only 80k on the clock. The cat does smell of...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, BMW 316i (E46) 1999 - 2000 MOT failed on Exhaust Emissions Test, Here are the Test results: Fast Idle Test CO = 0.00 % vol Pass - 0.30 HC = 8 ppm Pass - 200 Lambda...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello Guys, I have an 1994 oktober 320i, with 325i engine.. Yesterday I had a no-crank no-start situation, the fuel pump is not priming either. I am not sure how to see if I have EWS1 or EWS2 I have not pulled out the EWS yet but I plan to soon enough. I think I have an Antenna ring so I think...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, What would be the ideal charges for Cost For Smoke Test & Investigation Time in West London area for 318 model Thanks
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I want to test the low and high speed of my aux fan by jumping the terminals on the 3 pin radiator switch, have seached a lot but not totaly sure, there is power at the blk/grey and the blk/green wires and nothing at the brown. It seems you connect blk/green to brown for low speed and then...
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